Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Want! Want! Wednesday- the Pollinator Tree!

It's **DECEMBER** and that means it's almost CHREEEEESTMAS!

And in proper holiday fashion the catalogs have been starting to arrive like crazy, supplying plenty of fodder for upcoming holiday-themed Want! Want! Wednesday posts! Plus they worked perfectly since Want! Want! Wednesday is all about silly things that I don't need and am not going to pay this much for.....
but I like the idea of them.
(Although at the end of the post I will add, there is hope for those of us who love the items I'm featuring this week!!)

This week's Want is a Pollinator-Themed Christmas Tree! It must be the trendy new thing this year because I found decorations in not one, but TWO catalogs! Observe....

The first set of ornaments was in a catalog by a company called Grandin Road.

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While not all strictly pollinators, these garden-themed ornaments are simply adorable, no?

(I am not sure where all of the other ornaments on this tree came from; I wish the catalog had them all.)
I do wish there were some bees! That's one thing I haven't been able to find... a bee ornament. I've been thinking about making some.

But in this little collection you get 25 ornaments for $99. Actually not a bad deal! That's about $4 an ornament. So this Want is actually obtainable.

The direct link to these items from their website can be found here:

I got another catalog in the mail yesterday from a company called Gump's which, honestly with the prices of some of the stuff, I have no clue how they got my info or why they sent it to me. Even their website says "Luxury Gifts..." but whatever.
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Super cute, right? There is even a grasshopper!
You can see their entire ornament collection here:

Now I'll let you in on the best part of this week's Want.
It IS obtainable!

I saw the first set of these ornaments a week ago and didn't buy them but couldn't stop thinking about them. Then I went into an AC Moore with my mom this weekend and.... there they were. Not these, specifically, but *some* bug ornaments! There were butterflies and dragonflies and all were 50% off, so each was $1.99. I picked up 10 of them and figured even if I have to just do a very little tree, I'll be able to have a Pollinator tree this year.
At the Harris Teeter store down the street, they were also doing a sale on ornaments and I scored two glittery hummingbirds! Yay for more pollinators!

So if you love the idea of a pollinator-themed Christmas tree this year but the items here are out of your budget, just keep your eyes open for deals all around you! Looks like bugs and birds are the new thing!

Happy Decorating!! :)


Doris Sturm said...

I want to send you a bee ornament, but I don't know where to send it to!

I'm glad people are raising pollinator awareness - I know you are too. I miss you, Samantha!


Doris Sturm said...

I love looking at ornaments at the stores, like Hobby Lobby and such because they have just about any ornament for every hobby or fanatic...I saw this pink zebra I really liked (go figure) - I guess I am a closed kitsch person (LOL)

My favorite ones are the glass blown ornaments, especially the birds with feathers that clip to the branches...

Isn't Gizzy just silly looking in that photo with those poor wolves? Every time I look at it, I have to laugh. He's a good source of entertainment for me.

Hope you are doing well. I'm packing packages for Germany and have to take them to the post office tomorrow...yuk! that will be a lot of money this time!

Have a good holiday season, Samantha, and merry Christmas!

We love you,
Doris and Gizzy :-)

Doris Sturm said...

correction: Closet Kitch!

Anonymous said...


Thanks for sharing this link - but unfortunately it seems to be down? Does anybody here at have a mirror or another source?


Samantha G said...

The links are working for me Charlie- but if you go to you can look for the ornaments there, also on in the holiday section.

Doris I loved your blog with Gizzy and those wolves, I couldn't stop laughing. He has so much personality!