Friday, December 22, 2006

Ornaments Kurt Adler Pt. 1

Kurt Adler has been in the business of creating holiday cheer for 60 years. Adler's Santa's World division has produced varied Wizard of Oz ornaments since the late 1970s. The ornaments are based on both the book and the MGM film and are manufactured from various mediums including fabric mache', plastic, wood, glass, resin, metal, cloth, and porcelain.

Shown below is a small sampling of the wide assortment of Wizard of Oz ornaments Adler has brought us through the years.

1970s or 1980s   4" - 6" dough ornaments

1980s Stained glass ornaments based on The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.  Note Dorothy's silver slippers and yellow cap from the Wicked Witch of the West

1987   This year Kurt Adler offered a variety of Oz holiday items including Christmas caroller ornaments and figurines, 24" animated figures, cloth figural ornaments, felt tote bag ornaments, a tree skirt, paper garland, and porcelain doll ornaments.

1993 Gorgeous resin ornaments styled after W. W. Denslow's Wonderful Wizard of Oz illustrations.

1995 Cloth and button primitive styled ornaments