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I absolutely love collecting ornaments, particularly from different places of travel.  It’s really cool to find old and antique ornaments at flea markets, garage sales, antique shops or even in grandma’s garage.  I even have newer collections from Target and Macy’s.  Going to Macy’s holiday lane is so much fun for me and gets me into the holiday spirit.  As a matter of fact, this was the first year I got my picture taken with Santa Claus at Macy’s.

Don’t forget that ornaments make fantastic gifts as well.  Some great Christmas decorations and ornaments to collect and give as presents are from designers, Annalee and Kurt S. Alder.  You can find good deals and stock at TJ-Maxx or Marshalls.

Scottish Mr. & Mrs. Claus. They have their special Christmas outfits for all countries.


Lil' Drummer Boy - Pa rum pum pum pum! Found him at Perennial Clothing Antique Store in East Islip.

Lofty llama from Peru.

Ballerina Bunny- This was a gift from my sis.

Polka Dotted Pig by Annalee

Red Hot Sequins Dress- Great for holiday parties.

...and with that dress you need a leopard bag.

Gingerly Gingermen

Bavarian beer straight from Munich, Germany.

So I like Ballerina Bunnies! But this one is the Prima Bunny Ballerina. Another gift.

A cool TJ-Maxx find- Swirly lit Snowman

This is an amazing new store that opened up in Soho!  Everything is designed by Brazilian creator, Carlos Sobral.  SOBRAL has really cool jewelry and fun accessories for the home.  Sobral carries a diverse collection of key chains, picture frames, plant holders,  dog and cat dishes, and even toilet seats.   Don’t forget the  holidays are coming up. Sobral has wonderful and affordable gift ideas for any occasion.

In addition to creating stunning jewelry and home accessories that are themselves works of art, SOBRAL is a company with a conscience.  As a “green” company, SOBRAL uses recycled industrial waste in his most popular resin collections, and his amazing new “Flash Gordon”collection is made from recycled computer circuit boards.  Equally important,  SOBRAL’s entire production process is eco-friendly, all the way through to his 100% oxy-biodegradable packaging.

If you find yourself in Soho go to the new Sobral store located at 412 West Broadway, New York, NY 10012  phone (212) 226-2710 and website is www.sobralusa.com

Carlos Sobral with his colorful version of the toilet seat

Carlos Sobral with toilet seat- Maria Pulice

Sobral Store in Soho, NYC

Sobral Soho Store, NYC- Maria Pulice

Sobral Jewelry

Sobral Jewelry- Maria Pulice

Sobral funky square shaped stools

Sobral funky square stools- Maria Pulice

More Jewelry and Purses by Sobral

More Jewelry and purses by Sobral- Maria Pulice

Mouse Keychain by Sobral

Cute Clear Mouse KeyChain by Sobral-Maria Pulice

Sobral Multi-Striped Flower Pot

Sobral Flower Pot- Maria Pulice

Sobral Picture/Photo Frames

Sobral Picture Frames- Maria Pulice