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Five Fab Friday Finds: Christmas Decorating Ideas from New Orleans

Every Friday from now until Christmas, GoNOLA’s blogger extraordinaire, Christy, will be offering up gift ideas for all the people in your life. Need a gift idea for Mom, girlfriend, brother, Dad? Well, look no further! This week, she showcases New Orleans-themed ornaments to add a little Big Easy spice to your Christmas tree.

Every year my mom puts out the Christmas tree right after Thanksgiving.  Almost every ornament has a different meaning, from gifts over the years or the angels that my brother, sister and I made in grade school with school pictures for the heads. Don’t worry, I’m not going to torture y’all with those. Instead I’ve found five NOLA worthy ornaments that will bring a little slice of the Big Easy to your holidays, no matter where y’at.

Creative keepsakes in clay make great ornaments! Photo from

These handmade fleur de lis from noempire would be perfect hanging in a Christmas tree or adorning a gift.

Black & gold goes with red & green. Photo from

Ornaments should be whimsical and nostalgic or sparkly and fun. This quilted Saints themed orb from Dusty Oak Ornaments satisfies both.

Love New Orleans? You'll love this ornament! Photo from

New Orleans Fig Street Studio offers up this iconic New Orleans water meter cover porcelain ornament.

Heaux! Heaux! Heaux! Santa and his faithful gator from Cajun Creations! Photo from

When I was a kid our front yard had Santa and his sleigh but ours was pulled by Louisiana Yard dogs (aka alligators) instead. Get your own Christmas alligator from Cajun Creations.

Nothing says New Orleans more than a gorgeous fleur de lis! Photo from

Hand-blown glass from Europe makes for an elegant addition to any tree. This gorgeous fleur de lis, available at Adler’s Jewelry, is sure to be a favorite for years to come.

Be sure to join in next Friday for five more fab finds! I’ll be exploring all types of gifts, everything for men, women, kids, even pets too.