While sipping a pre-dinner beer and flipping idly through a pretty, pretty catalogue the other night, I saw the most amazing narwhal ornament, and coveted it (as a gift for someone else, of course.) But since that big national company has enough money to make such a pretty catalogue, I'd rather give my dollars to little local shops who have lovely narwhals of their own…
- Rare Device on Market has a shiny narwhal (the Christmas unicorn!) and a sweet set of cookie-style ornaments that you won't have to resist eating- the pig is my favorite. And if I know Rare Device, they'll have more ornaments rolling in throughout December.
- At Flora Grubb Gardens at 3rd and Jerrold, you'll find Aerium Ornaments (a living world in a glass teardrop), petite succulent ornaments, and a menagerie of sea creatures (another Narwhal!) and birds (not available online, or maybe just not yet).
- The Curiosity Shoppe on Valencia punch-out felt ornaments might have the perfect amount of do-it-yourself for a busy holiday season: not too much, and pretty foolproof. The kit makes 20 moose, acorns, trees, and more.
Other great ornaments spotted around town: fortune cookies and hot pink unicorns at Lavish
, shiny food ornaments (beer steins, donuts, ribbon candy) at Cliff's Variety
, and blown glass ornaments with feathers inside at Serendipity
. Any other local favorites?
Images: As credited above.