Saturday, December 30, 2006

Novelty Ornaments Pt. 1

There's so many ornaments to choose from! It was difficult to decide which to highlight. I picked out a few that I thought were rare, unusual or especially pretty.

G. G. Santiago designed a set of 24 charming Wonderful Wizard of Oz figural ornaments of children impersonating Oz characters for Ashton Drake. The first set of 3 is shown. Other characters include The Wicked Witch of the West, the Cowardly Lion, The Good Witch of the North, the Wizard, flying monkey, Queen of the Field Mice, Uncle Henry and Aunt Em to name just a few.

Boyds popular bears and figurines have been made into Christmas ornaments. The plush were introduced for fall of 2006. The Shoebox figural ornaments will be released spring of 2007.

In 1977, Bradford Novelty was probably among the first to produce Wizard of Oz ornaments based on the MGM film. Boxed sets of plastic bulbs and bells displaying images of the film scenes and characters.

Dept. 56, manufacturer of fine collectibles, has no shortage of Oz collectibles including these amusing interpretations of Wonderful Wizard of Oz characters.

Marfield Christmas Decor made early Wonderful Wizard of Oz ornaments.