From the category archives:

Christmas Tree Ornaments

tree decorating ideas

Christmas Tree Ideas: using fall tones

Christmas Decorating Ideas

Using the fall tones of rust and copper to decorate your tree is another of our Christmas tree theme ideas.

Christmas Decorating Ideas | Full story →
Unique Christmas tree ornaments

Expressing Feelings & Holiday Gifts: Giving from the Inside Out (Part 3 of 7)

Christmas Tree Ornaments

Expressing feelings though Holiday Gifts is one of The Five Love languages. Giving is an opportunity to express a whole range of feelings such as gratitude, appreciation and thanks. Combine holiday gift ideas with Christmas Tree Ornaments for a memorable holiday.

Christmas Decorating Ideas | Full story →

Blown Glass Christmas Ornaments: Murano process Part 2

Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas

How much work goes into the glass Christmas ornaments seen on Christmas trees? LOTS if they are actual hand blown ornaments. There are many techniques employed in this art including the Murrine technique. See a glass blower in action.

Christmas Decorating Ideas | Full story →

Venetian glassblowing in Christmas ornaments

handmade christmas ornaments Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas

Venetians from centuries ago pioneered techniques found in modern glass Christmas ornaments: crystalline, enameled, milk glass, aventurine and more. Artisans are still in employing these century old techniques in contemporary art and glass figurines to glass chandeliers and wine stoppers.

Christmas Decorating Ideas | Full story →

Murano’s miracles: The finest Blown Glass

Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas

Today’s Unique, glass Christmas ornaments have their roots in glass blowing traditions that began in Venice and Murano in the 10th century. There is a history and secrecy involved with the craft involving foundry fires that forced the relocation of the artisans, restrictions on leaving the city, and special privileges afforded to the craftsman.

Christmas Decorating Ideas | Full story →

Venetian blown glass history: a craft seen in our Christmas Ornaments

Glass Christmas ornaments made in Murano Christmas Tree Ornaments

Venice has a depth of history in it’s origins as a strategic defense location against warring invaders. The city became a refuge for glass blowing artisans whose techniques pioneered today’s unique glass Christmas ornaments.

Christmas Decorating Ideas | Full story →

Christmas Ornaments — My trip to Venice!

Christmas Tree Ornaments

Few people living in Arizona would fly to Europe to shop for Christmas ornaments, though I was actually shopping for a few clients. My anticipation grew as the boat docked near the Rialto Bridge to pick me up for the quest of finding Unique Christmas ornaments on Murano Island, known for it’s famous glass blowing district and famous artists from all over the world.

Christmas Decorating Ideas | Full story →

Home made Christmas Tree Ornaments: I have been found out!

handmade christmas ornaments Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas

I am a professional holiday decorator and creating beauty is my passion. Having said that you must know that creating memories with handmade Christmas ornaments can be even more important to me than professional Christmas tree decorations.

Christmas Decorating Ideas | Full story →

Christmas Tree Ornaments from Christopher Radko: a history

Christmas Tree Ornaments

Christopher Radko began creating ornaments when a treasured collection of over 2000 mouth-blown European and unique, glass Christmas ornaments was destroyed. A partnership formed when Radko met a craftsman eager to revive his great-grandfather’s art of making glass blown ornaments.Today, Christopher Radko employs over 3000 glassblowers, carvers, mold makers and hand painters.

Christmas Decorating Ideas | Full story →

Christopher Radko Christmas Ornaments and Mrs Fulton

unique, handmade christmas ornaments Christmas Tree Ornaments

The unique, handmade glass Christmas ornaments created by Christopher Radko are collector items and a way to generate charitable donations for worthy causes. One of my clients had hundreds of them.

Christmas Decorating Ideas | Full story →