1 Welcome to John Derian at Christmastime, where glitter is king. My kind of place!
2 In case you wanted to swing by...
3 Martha and John Derian. This is one of our absolute favorite stores, and it was such a treat to preview the ornament-palooza for holidays.
4 All over the store, trees were decorated by theme and ornament type. These glittered, glossy birds could be wonderful in year-round arrangements.
5 The selection at John Derian is anything but meager. From santas and igloos to foxes and beetles, every pile held a new discovery, whether holiday-themed or not!
6 How incredible is this bubbled gloss whale ornament? I was so into the animal theme.
7 This tree contained owls and cats in dark grey wintery tones.
8 The walrus was such an incredible color.
9 Dinosaurs! It is always smart to keep a sense of humor when decorating; what could be more fun than finding one of these monsters tucked away during a party?
10 You'll never guess who broke an ornament...
11 Not it!
12 And guess who cleaned it up! Playing with beautiful ornaments can be a tricky business.
13 From a distance, these disks remind me of whirly-pops (that's just my sweet-tooth speaking), but up close you see that they're fruit slices. Amazing.
14 Tiny Santas! I love the fuzzy felt material used on so many of these.
15 This tree is especially frozen, laden with creatures from the far ends of the snow-capped world.
16 More fuzzy animals on this North Pole tree, from whales of all kinds to polar bears.
17 Though this tree looks extra frosty cool, it's donned with elephants and giraffes from warmer climates.
18 The paper maché ornaments were truly amazing. The orange and grey coloring was fittingly rustic, but their designs were so haute.
19 A fabulous, gleaming droplet.
20 I can think of so many decorative uses for there strings of beads. Beyond the tree and mantle, there are always wreaths, table settings, and banisters to be made dazzling.
21 ...and in other colors. I love to mix in surprising colors when decorating for the holidays.
22 A tiny bird with its eggs in a nest. Finding ornaments in any tree, especially the ones tucked way back, is part of the decorative fun.
23 These sturdier beaded start ornaments would work on top of a tree or poking through flower arrangements.
24 Serious sunburst tree-toppers. At John Derian, treasures are already glittered for you and it's not necessary to spend hours in the craft room!
25 The plethora of options was mind-boggling, in a good way. Holiday shopping is all about sensory overload.
26 I think these tiny glittered owls are incredible; so exquisite.
27 The finish on this feather almost reminds me of weathered furniture. So fitting for the feather, and in such glamorous white/gold.
28 This one reminds me of a Christmas firework!
29 Christmas is here! I love this place.
30 Regal blue elephants next to a mini-Eiffel Tower. Et voila!
31 A cluster of glittery acorns; these would be great hung from a doorknob.
32 These little whale ornaments look like real silvery, slippery fish.
33 Tiny gilded pagodas.
34 Back to reality: a range of cake-stands in more typical John Derian patterns. Can't wait for my birthday.
35 Fortune cookies. If we let Martha hold one maybe it will get cracked open.
36 This is one stunning ornament, with its spindles and unique beading.
37 Saw this just as I was leaving; the Ace of Spaces on a little dish.
38 A lump of coal! Always clever at John Derian.