Your Christmas tree is the center of your home for a few weeks out of the year. Whether decorated with simple lights, popcorn strings, or family heirloom ornaments, the tree sparkles with tradition. German-American families enjoy the tradition of the Christmas pickle. On Christmas Eve, after the children have gone to bed, parents hide a pickle ornament deep in the branches of their decorated tree. On Christmas morning, the first child to locate the pickle receives an extra gift from Santa.
This season is an opportunity to add some extra charm and delight to your tree. Below are 6 Americana ornaments to dazzle your trimmings:
Man in the Moon
When this moon hits your eye, there will definitely be amoré. Enjoy this hand-blown sparkler from the 1940s.
Christmas Tea Pot
So adorable you almost want to drink tea out of it.
Two Fish Ornaments
One fish, two fish. Yellow Fish, gold fish.
This is probably the ornament you’ve always wished you had.
Three Clown Ornaments
These vintage buddies add sparkle and a certain unique charm to your tree.
Cast Iron Santa Claus
Ok, this is a doorstop and not an ornament. While you cannot hang it on your tree, adding this to your home holiday decor adds extra flair. Ho ho ho!
Find unique Americana treasures in Jasper52’s weekly auctions. There’s always a delightful find.