- Celebrity Pets
If you love animals, you will love these unusual, adorable, animal ornaments from all over the world, most of them hand-crafted. Some may be your pets; others, animals you admire from afar. But I suspect that if you choose these to decorate your tree or to adorn other home holiday scenes, you won’t want to put them away until next year. So, start thinking about permanent places to hang them. These make unique gifts too!
Completely original, the hand-made craftsmanship of Old World Primitives are super-creative and expressive. These Dog and Cat Ornaments, and more, are available at Etsy.com.
A beautiful threesome, fabulously decorated in garb that does them justice: a cow, rooster, and pig, made of stone resin. Available at Amazon.com.
Aren't these a sparkling set of ornaments, all furry and white? Made with natural buri fiber, the fuzzy reindeer, bird, fox, and bear are available from the Pottery Barn.
Sir Hop is charmingly wintry in his warm scarf, certain to keep him hopping until he arrives on just the right tree. Resin cast and hand finished, available at DetailsArt.com.
Not real finials, but a set of architecturally perfect 6 inch glass Finial Ornaments - a zebra, tiger, giraffe, and cheetah - for your Christmas tree or year-round adornment. Available from Amazon.com.
A miniature stuffed lion made of satin, cotton, and beads in the style of traditional Persian embroidery where coiled wire is stitched to the fabric. Made in India by a fair trade organization and sold by Uncommon Goods.
What a smug chili-lovin' cat won't do for attention... This charmer get's it. The Chili Cat is available at The Meow Store.
Oooh, this set - a squirrel, a moose, and a fox - are made by artisans in Kathmandu. Nepal, that is. From a fair trade production center, these sweethearts are made of wool, have hanging loops attached, and are also super finger puppets. Available at Duncraft.
This gorgeous collectible from Christopher Radko is a mouth-blown squirrel, about 5.3/4 inches high, hand-painted using water-based paints. To die for? Order it at Christopher Radko Ornaments.
What a statuesque ferret, scarved and ready for winter. Available from The Jungle Store.
All four precious Buri Woodland Animals - the squirrel, raccoon, fox and beaver - come with this purchase. They're made of natural fibers and available from Amazon.com.
Crafted from resin and hand-finished, this cute crabby crab would make the perfect gift for several Crabbles on my gift list. Unusual and whimsical, Crabbles is really a unique character, available from DetailsArt.com.
Loriece creates stunning jewelry and accessories for horse lovers, but this ornament really speaks to me; 'No Pains - No Gains' depicts so well the relationship between horse and owner. Available at The Tack Room Inc.
A classy, glassy Dog Breed Silhouette Ornament available in 160 AKC Breeds, 3.5 inches wide and 1/2 in thick, with gold bow and stretch gold string. For sale at In The Company Of Dogs.
This darling set of wild animals are made of resin, painted metallic, and glittered for presentation in your home. Available on Amazon.com.
This wooly sheep is a work of art created by Indian artisans working in a fair trade organization. Just wool and lovely beads, each curl made by hand. Sold by Uncommon Goods.
Grey Kittles, created by the same artist who created Crabbles Crab Ornament (above) and other whimsical ornaments for you to adore, looks sad, but clearly there's love in her heart and she's waiting for you to invite her in. You can do that if you order her from DetailsArt. com.
What's a lovely hummingbird doing on your tree? Oh, it's not real, but hand-blown glass just about the right size for a hummingbird. The ornament is sold at Uncommon Goods.
Your backyard birds need ornaments on their trees too at this time of year. This one won't last all year, like the other, but the Black Bear hand-made Nyjer Seed ornaments come in sets of 3, so birds can enjoy munching on their ornaments for awhile, anyway. Available at Duncraft.com.
Celebrate animals you love year-roundi
That's the buzz for today!