I put up my tree early this year. The ornaments are like the rest of the stuff in my house – from everywhere. They remind me of my travels. There are capiz shell ornaments from the Philippines, embroidered hemp from Vietnam, carved safari animals from Kenya, decorated gourds from Peru, and all sorts of things from India.
These are masapan ornaments from Ecuador. We often get samples at work of things for our catalog. These are samples which set me off laughing every time they swing ‘round on the tree. Nothing like an ornament that will flash your friends. Needless to say, we did ask for some modifications.
Runners up in the goofy product category - a clerical stole that looked like it was created in homage to ZZ Top and a little piece I call Jesus on the half shell.