These Blue & White Holiday Greetings Porcelain Ornaments are the perfect addition to a blue and white themed Christmas tree or any traditional ornament collection. Each ornament bears a greeting on an "ogee" shaped tile with blue flourishes and floral motifs. Choose from one of four greetings: Joy, Believe, All Hearts Come Home for Christmas, and Merry Christmas. Makes a lovely addition to a gift basket, too. Each ornament sold separately.
- Porcelain tile Christmas ornament in blue and white
- Greeting in script and decorative flourishes on the front
- Made of porcelain and mica
- Blue satin string for hanging
- Measures 4.5"W x 3"H
The ogee pattern can be traced back to the Tomb of Cyrus the Great in ancient Persia (559–529 BCE), located in present day Iran, in the Fars region. As merchants and travelers began traveling the "Silk Road", the design traveled with them on textiles, appearing across the Middle East, down into Africa, and eventually into Europe. Interpretations of the ogee pattern can be seen on objects in our collections, historic houses, and our modern WILLIAMSBURG decorating fabrics and wallpapers. Archaeological discoveries in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia during the 18th century fueled a trend for ancient motifs in home décor.