Take advantage of this opportunity to express your design point of view and your holiday spirit - ornaments only come around once a year.

- Caroline Tiger

Juicy fruit
This shimmery Golden Pear Ornament ($38) will have you humming about partridges in pear trees. Available at Anthropologie, 1801 Walnut St. and anthropologie.com.

Marvelous in miniature
The exquisitely detailed Gingerbread Farm House Ornament ($68), mouthblown and handpainted by artisans in Eastern Europe, is a delicious catalyst for daydreams. Available at Home Grown, 393 Lancaster Ave., Haverford.

Snowy silhouettes
These pretty white-bisque Porcelain Ornaments ($4 each) include one design Philadelphians will LOVE. Available at West Elm, 1330 Chestnut St. and westelm.com.

Bright baubles
Handmade in Peru, the lovely Bright Ayacucho Star Ornament ($20) is a modern interpretation of Peruvian folk art. Available at Ten Thousand Villages, 1122 Walnut St. and tenthousandvillages.com.

Sugar cane
You'll want to reach out and touch this bristly Natural Candy Cane Ornament ($8) made from seeds, leaf fibers, and Buri sugar palm. Available at Terrain, 914 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills, and shopterrain.com.

Home sweet home
Show some folksy love for your home (or adopted) state with Abbey Christine's hand-stitched Pennsylvania Love Ornaments ($10 each). Available at Art Star, 623 N. Second St. and artstarphilly.com.

Caroline Tiger is a Philadelphia writer. Visit her design blog at www.carolinetiger.com/design-phan.