Perhaps your Christmas tree is a collection of ornaments gathered over the years or maybe you’re just starting out in making your holiday memories. Either way, adding some beautiful, unique pieces to your tree each year can bring vitality to your holiday decor as well as add a memory of that particular year. Last year, we told you about “The Best Places for Holiday Decoration Shopping in Pittsburgh.” If you are looking to add some new pieces or start your ornament collection this year, here are some great places to find unique Christmas ornaments in Pittsburgh.
Tom Pollard Designs
1420 Termon Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Tom Pollard Designs specializes in Pittsburgh-themed gold-plated brass ornaments. There are many designs available for lovers of the ‘burgh such as the Hornes Building with the Christmas tree or a view of the city from the incline. There are also many beautiful ornaments available with a number of keepsake themes, such as nationality, photo and occupation ornaments perfect to remember your Irish grandmother or police officer father. Custom-made ornaments can also be ordered. Tom Pollard Designs is located in the Northside, but the full catalog of items is available for order online for convenient shipping to your home.
233 East Main St.
Carnegie, PA 15106
Located in Carnegie, Modern Mercantile sells unique housewares and fashion accessories, many of which are made by local artisans. At Christmas time, the shop is filled with charming decorations of all sorts, including a tree filled with beautiful ornaments. If you are looking for stylish and warm-looking ornaments for your tree, you are likely to find them at Modern Mercantile.
Signature Art Ware
3515 Washington Road
Canonsburg, PA 15317
If you are looking for a custom ornament, Signature Art Ware can create one for you. It offers photo ornaments with text or graphics placed on glass transparency or ceramic ornament shapes such as ovals, snowflakes, stars or Christmas trees. The custom ornaments are available for just $12 and can be ordered from the shop in McMurray or placed online. Signature Art Ware also does custom engraving, so if you have your own ornament that you would like make a special keepsake of, you can take it to the store for engraving.
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Design On Main
86 Main St.
Hickory, PA 15340
Located in Hickory, Design on Main has a beautiful selection on housewares, furnishing and accessories. It is a great option to find elegant items to add to your home. You can browse the Holiday Gallery with a variety of Christmas decorations and ornaments. Multiple Christmas trees display elegant ornaments and offer inspiration and ideas for ways to decorate your own tree and home for the holidays.
528 Trax Road
Finleyville, PA 15332
Located in the South Hills, Trax Farms is a holiday wonderland at Christmas time. Trax carries thousands of unique Christmas ornaments of every theme to add to your holiday tree. You can browse its large holiday decoration area which offers plenty of inspiration for your tree and other holiday decor. Not only can you find beautiful ornaments at Trax, you can also get the tree to put them on. Trax has a large variety of fresh Christmas trees available that are pre-cut, or if you are feeling adventurous, you can choose and cut your own tree.
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Jennifer Stockdale is a native of the greater Pittsburgh, PA area. She is a restaurant marketer and wine enthusiast and one of the hosts of the East Coast Wine Geeks Podcast. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.