I don't know about you, but for me Christmas is not Christmas without a bit of sparkly magic.
And if that sparkle comes in the shape of a chicken or two - so much the better!
I started collecting chicken-themed Christmas tree ornaments a while ago now. I don't mean the modern plastic ones - I like the old-style, glass type.
Two of my chicken themed glass tree ornaments. Don't you just love their shoes?! These were bought in the States - I haven't been able to find them online.
My grandmother was German, and those glass baubles are a tradition she introduced into our family long before I was born, and which I've tried to keep up.
I absolutely love giving traditional Christmas
tree ornaments to younger family members
who've just set up home and maybe can't afford to buy the more expensive ones
for themselves. They make wonderful, unique, Christmas
I regard them as heirlooms, so hopefully I'm contributing to family traditions for many years to come - as my grandmother did for me.
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I just could not believe my eyes when I saw this.
I thought I had all my favourite chickens tree ornaments - and then I found this one.
It's a lovely, whimsical take on the '3 French Hens' of the '12 Days of Christmas' song and I absolutely LOVE it!
In fact, I loved it so much I had one shipped from the US to Italy. It wasn't cheap, but I simply could not live without it.
Look at the detail - don't you just love those sparkly heeled shoes?
Made of resin and 5¼" high, it comes with its own presentation box which would make it the perfect gift for anyone you know who loves chickens.
And hurry - these designs sell out very quickly!
Got a roo? Or know someone who has? You may have just found an ideal Christmas gift for them!
One of the reasons I love this is that it's made as carefully as the authentic Murano glass ornaments made in Italy, where I live. They are, honestly, beautiful.
It's not Murano, but it's created in the same tradition of glass blowing. It's made in the U.S. by the Dynasty Gallery - a small group of craftspeople whose work is far superior to the imitations you'll find online from China.
Beacuse each one is hand-made, there will be slight differences in colour. It's that which makes them an absolutely unique gift.
This roo stands 3¾" high. It's a really stand-out addition to any Christmas tree - in fact, this roo is for life, not just for Christmas!
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This is one of my very favourites. It's from the well-known and very well-made 'Old World' collection and it's an old-fashioned type glass ornament of a hen sitting on her nest with a chick securely tucked at her side.
It's got that lovely sheen of antique-style tree ornaments - and of course it has some sparkle too. It comes in its own gift box so it makes an ideal - and inexpensive - Christmas gift.
There's only one problem ... You might well be tempted to do as I did.
What was that?
I loved this ornament so much that I bought it for a friend and then kept it for myself!
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If you prefer something a little less glittery and rather tasteful (I like tasteful and glitter!) this hand-painted glass ornament may be just what you're looking for.
It's just beautiful, beautiful workmanship. It's presented in a good quality box and it makes a wonderful gift for the younger people in your family who either love chickens, or who know you love chickens and would want to remember you by this gift.
Know anyone who was born in the year of the rooster? This gift would be absolutely perfect for them!
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This is another of the hand-painted glass Christmas tree ornaments. It's a hen this time, and if you've got the rooster you definitely need the pair (and there's a special price if you buy the two).
It's a less 'in-your-face' option than the sparkly baubles and makes a wonderful gift (I've found) for older family members who love chickens, or who remember raising chickens in their younger years.
Again, it comes in a red presentation box which makes it particularly appropriate as an inexpensive Christmas gift.
This is on my wish list for this year!
Here are a few more chicken tree ornaments I've found for you. These are not ornaments I have first-hand knowledge of (which is why I haven't featured them on the main page) but they're gorgeous, and they all have good reviews on Amazon.
Just a word of warning - from my own experience, chicken-themed Christmas tree ornaments tend to sell very quickly. Don't leave it too late!
Because I'm always on the lookout for chicken-themed gift ideas for myself, I have a lot of ideas for other people too!
If you're looking for an inexpensive gift to give a chicken-addict this Christmas this page might give you some ideas.
Just click on the pic.
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