I know what you are thinking and I concur. It does indeed seem a bit early to discuss Christmas ornaments, but bear with me. This is with good reason. I knew once you saw these, you would have to have them and since they are from Niki Jones, a UK company, you would need to order now to have them in time to hang on your tree.
These gorgeous ornaments are hand painted by artists in Kashmir. They are sold in sets of 4 for £22.00 from Niki Jones. Granted that's a hefty price to pay, but they are so lovely and un-Christmas looking that they could easily be used as accent pieces throughout the year. Plus, it's nice to have some gorgeous, heirloom worthy ornaments grace your tree along side the Walgreen's bought gold balls.
If you haven't been to the Niki Jones online shop, it's worth a look. All of the home wares are designed by creative director Niki Jones who then commissions skilled craftspeople from around the world. The result is a wonderful collection of rich and tactile pieces made with traditional craft skills that will last for generations to come.
(Found via Black.White.Yellow.)