Posted Tuesday, Nov. 06, 2012
There are Christmas ornaments you buy on a whim and then there are the heirloom-quality ones that the kids will fight over. We like a bit of bling among our bobbles, and this crystal-set snowflake glistens like snow -- without the mess of the melt. We also love that, like snowflakes, each ornament in the Orange HOWELL collection by Paula Zanger is unique. The Aspen Star looks like it might have fallen from a flurry over Bethlehem. Zanger, a well-known gift market designer, drew upon her time as a creative director for a silversmith to create this line of silver-plated pewter (handcrafted in New England) glimmering with hand-applied Swarovski crystals. Silvery hanging ribbon, flannel storage bag and gift box included. $100; Neiman's online catalog only: www.neimanmarcus.com.