Old World Glass
Pineapples are so much more than just a tasty fruit, they symbolize friendship and graciousness. They were hung on front doors or gateposts as signs of welcome and hospitality. People eventually began carving designs of pineapples into their doorways to welcome friends or even strangers into their homes.
Each figural glass ornament produced by Old World Christmas is hand crafted in age-old tradition using the same techniques that originated in the 1800's. Molten glass is mouth-blown into finely carved molds available only to Old World Christmas, before a hot solution of liquid silver is poured inside. The ornaments are then hand-painted and glittered in a series of labor-intensive steps to achieve the beautiful creations.