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Holiday 2008: Our Favorite Ornaments

Nov 21, 2008

by Vanessa Bertozzi handmade and vintage goods

We gave you a daunting Etsy Holiday challenge: you had to pick one ornament from a pool of 60 items chosen by Etsy’s blog. There was a lot of variety and this was not an easy choice. It was, dare I say, overwhelming! The voting was very, very close.

We’re happy to announce soleilgirl’s Leaf Peace Symbol felt ornament – Emerald Green won! You can see the 21 top ranked items below. Look for some of these excellent handmade goodies in the Gift Guides too. Check out all the results here.

See which Holiday Cards were voted in as favorites last week!  Coming up on Monday, November 24 … stockings!

Holiday Shopping Posts | Holiday Parties and Decorating Gift Guide


  • rikrak

    rikrak said 9 years ago

    woohoo! supercongrats, soleilgirl! you make such fabulous goodies! what beautiful ornaments etysans craft! :)

  • BooneBooks

    BooneBooks said 9 years ago

    what great selections...i'm so excited for the holidays! congratulations to soleilgirl and all the other winners!

  • AmandaYuDesign

    AmandaYuDesign said 9 years ago

    wow, its amazing, soleilgirl's Leaf Peace Symbol felt ornament is beautiful and PEACE, Yes! I am especially like "I am Christmas" GiftsandStars and "Christmas Scandinavian from Ravenhill. The others are also gorgeous!!!!! Many congralutions to all of you! :)

  • oldworldprimitives

    oldworldprimitives said 9 years ago

    Congrats to all of the winners! I found some new ornaments to add to my wishlist via this challenge. :) Thanks again for including me in the challenge, and I am very excited to be listed in this post!

  • XbyLeinaNeima

    XbyLeinaNeima said 9 years ago

    Congrats to winners, some lovely new founds for me :)

  • oneplaidaunt

    oneplaidaunt said 9 years ago

    How lovely! You've made all of us ornament makers proud!

  • puffluna

    puffluna said 9 years ago

    These are all wonderful! Congratulations! I would love to have an all Etsy ornament tree!

  • KathrynRiechert

    KathrynRiechert said 9 years ago

    Congratulations to all the winners! I love so many of these ornaments!

  • ingermaaike

    ingermaaike said 9 years ago

    Congrats to all , such sublime ornaments!

  • tortillagirl

    tortillagirl said 9 years ago

    Congratulations to soleilgirl! All of the other ornaments are fabulous, too.

  • multiplepursenality

    multiplepursenality said 9 years ago

    Congrats to all that won and placed! An absolutely beautiful collection. Etsians have such good taste, LOL!

  • staroftheeast

    staroftheeast said 9 years ago

    Wow I had no idea!!! Congrats to soleilgirl!! Wish I knew it :) (giftsandstars)

  • GekkoKamen

    GekkoKamen said 9 years ago

    Congrats Soleilgirl!!! what a gorgeous ornaments!! Congrats everyone!!

  • SnowFish

    SnowFish said 9 years ago

    Thanks for including me x

  • palomasnest

    palomasnest said 9 years ago

    Thanks everyone! Ornaments are one of my favorite things, so I am so glad to be included in this list. xoxo

  • notmoira

    notmoira said 9 years ago

    Congrats... these are awesome!

  • EJPcreations

    EJPcreations said 9 years ago

    I love the christmas star. No glitz just paper, but good design!!!

  • Yokoo

    Yokoo said 9 years ago

    Such, such talent! I can't believe all of these are handmade! WOW Congratulations to everyone!

  • dmollison

    dmollison said 9 years ago

    Fantastic ornaments, everyone!

  • bagsandbuds

    bagsandbuds said 9 years ago

    Yay! I picked the winner. Too cool. Such lovely ornaments.

  • dogties

    dogties said 9 years ago

    Wow... We love green!

  • christinececelia

    christinececelia said 9 years ago

    I love Christmas ornaments! These are wonderful- nice job!

  • craftgasm

    craftgasm said 9 years ago

    I love the winner, but I'm especially fond of the Star Christmas Paper Ornaments and the I'm a Christmas Tree Inspired by the Sea runners-up. Such a great way to make something out of existing materials!

  • humblebea

    humblebea said 9 years ago

    Yay soleilgirl,congrats! (-:

  • karuski

    karuski said 9 years ago

    Congrats to the winner and all participants! All of these look really lovely to me:)

  • CreationsByDanielle

    CreationsByDanielle said 9 years ago

    great items from everyone! Especially LOVE the designs from OldWorldPrimitives!

  • ElegantHobbies

    ElegantHobbies said 9 years ago

    Beautiful items... I love the Primitive Star Ornament.. Congrats everyone...

  • chetart

    chetart said 9 years ago

    Very nice choice for the winner. Ah heck, they're all fantastic!

  • StellaBaby

    StellaBaby said 9 years ago

    Congrats ALL!!!

  • AwApplesauce

    AwApplesauce said 9 years ago

    That leaf peace sign is just so charming :)

  • AwApplesauce

    AwApplesauce said 9 years ago

    Also, those pipe-cleaner Santas are hilarious!!

  • giusypatch

    giusypatch said 9 years ago

    Congrats to the winner!

  • therusticcottage

    therusticcottage said 9 years ago

    Beautiful!!! Congrats!!!

  • prittyaht

    prittyaht said 9 years ago

    i love, love, LOVE the sea urchins!!! what a clever idea!

  • lillyella

    lillyella said 9 years ago

    yay!! Congrats, Amy!! Well deserved :)

  • misseskwittys

    misseskwittys said 9 years ago

    Congratulations soleilgirl!! Your ornament is wonderful!

  • SunshineandRavioli

    SunshineandRavioli said 9 years ago

    Congratulations to all!

  • treasuresupplies

    treasuresupplies said 9 years ago

    So creative, I love the origami ornaments, I've never seen anything like it. Me thinks I'll have to get one.

  • branda

    branda said 9 years ago

    Bravo soleilgirl!!! You always shine!!! Congratulations!!! :-) :-)

  • BargainBoutique

    BargainBoutique said 9 years ago

    What beautiful ornaments!! Congrats to all the very talented winners =0) Love the Origami Holly Swirl by sweetthoughts.

  • soleilgirl

    soleilgirl said 9 years ago

    I'm in such wonderful company! Thanks everyone for your kind words!!

  • Xenotees

    Xenotees said 9 years ago

    I love soleilgirl's work! Yay! So awesome! All the selections above are beautiful!

  • metzypants

    metzypants said 9 years ago

    So damn cute!! :D

  • thepaintedpalmetto

    thepaintedpalmetto said 9 years ago

    Wow, I'm so excited to be included with this great collection of ornaments! Congrats Soleilgirl!!!!!

  • Nushkie

    Nushkie said 9 years ago

    Such lovely picks! Any holiday would look lovely with these!

  • tascha

    tascha said 9 years ago

    Beautiful! I love the peace sign!

  • BeadsInTheBelfry

    BeadsInTheBelfry said 9 years ago

    congrats soleilgirl! All the ornaments were just beautiful!!!

  • AdesignbyDee

    AdesignbyDee said 9 years ago

    Congrats! Job well done.

  • julianne

    julianne said 9 years ago

    Lovely collection. I love them all. And I agree, I'd love to have an all etsy tree.

  • RabbitHoleArt

    RabbitHoleArt said 9 years ago

    Congratulations to the winner and to all top 21!

  • zakkaArt

    zakkaArt said 9 years ago

    very pretty!

  • rifferaff

    rifferaff said 9 years ago

    i love all of these voting competitions, it's exposing me to shops i probably wouldn't find otherwise. bring on the stockings!

  • amiescardshoppe

    amiescardshoppe said 9 years ago

    congrats to winners! those ornaments are stinkin' adorable. love the owl one. :)

  • TwoSeasideBabes

    TwoSeasideBabes said 9 years ago

    Wow...they're all so beautiful! I just hearted a ton of these sellers!

  • TattooDreams

    TattooDreams said 9 years ago

    Very cute!

  • inspireddoodles

    inspireddoodles said 8 years ago

    So warm and Christmasy.

  • archdiva

    archdiva said 8 years ago

    Now is the time to support peace, even in small ways like displaying this gorgeous ornament. Congratulations, soleilgirl...well deserved!

  • MGMart

    MGMart said 8 years ago

    So lovely items. Love them all :)

  • tamaradesigns

    tamaradesigns said 8 years ago

    A tree full of these handmade decorations would look wonderful!

  • SunnyDayArtandCraft

    SunnyDayArtandCraft said 8 years ago

    All the ornaments are so lovely.

  • DeerMountainWoodArt

    DeerMountainWoodArt said 8 years ago

    Congrats SoleilGirl! =D Well done!! You're welcome to come see mine! =0D - all are 20% off with the "Santas Shop Hop" special!! and every order comes with a bonus hand-cut wooden ornament! [shameless self promo] {{{hugs}}} to all the winners! and Happy Holidays!! Freida

  • MyKindofBeautiful

    MyKindofBeautiful said 8 years ago

    Amazing talent! Congrats to you all!!

  • nectorgirl

    nectorgirl said 8 years ago

    ~peace, love, positivity and grooviness to all of you this holiday season~

  • lyncarey

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  • merrydaledolls

    merrydaledolls said 8 years ago

    Congratulations to all the winners! Great ornaments! Glad to see that the one I voted for - the silver cottonwood leaf - was one of the winners!

  • fauves

    fauves said 8 years ago

    Congratulations to everyone!

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  • SuzeesJubileeZ

    SuzeesJubileeZ said 8 years ago

    That peace symbol ornament is great!In fact there are some really fab ornaments on etsy! One of my favorites is this one:

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  • marileejanedesigns

    marileejanedesigns said 8 years ago

    Everything is just so CUTE! Happy Holidays!

  • RunAliceRun

    RunAliceRun said 8 years ago

    I'm a little late with my congratulations, but it is truly deserved, Amy! Congrats!

  • lsad

    lsad said 8 years ago

    Nice Job Guys! I love the sea erchin tree, it's going in my favs!

  • jewelscurnow

    jewelscurnow said 8 years ago

    All of the ornaments on our tree are handmade and my very favorite ones were made by my great grandma!

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