Denver Christkindl Market (credit: CBS)
When it comes to Christmas decorations, anything goes. Some people prefer decorations that are modern and elegant, with minimalist detail. Others prefer classic, vintage decorations that offer a homey feel. Fortunately, there is a shop in the Denver area in which anyone can find the perfect ornament. Rather than picking up the same baubles and angels that adorn everyone else’s living rooms, pop into one of these shops and find something that is 100 percent you.
Blake Street Glass
3433 Blake St.
Denver, CO 80205
Denver artists Kit Karbler and Michael David are truly passionate about their craft and their beautiful, hand-blown ornaments are truly one of a kind. Each ornament is hand crafted, so you can add a little something special to your holiday tradition. Choose your favorite shape and color combined into a stand-out piece that will become the focal point of your tree. The studio also features other pieces that can be used to accentuate your decor, or even become the centerpiece of your holiday table.
1122 E. 17th Ave.
Denver, CO 80218
For those who like ornaments with a crafty touch, stop by Talulah Jones. Whether you want a quilted, handmade ornament or prefer an artsier piece, there is something here for you. This shop offers a very eclectic mix of merchandise that can be arranged expertly to create a tree that expresses your personality. Pore through each section and find works of art or other types of decorations. You may also be able to find a few gifts while you’re at it.
Boulder Arts and Crafts Gallery
1421 Pearl St.
Boulder, CO 80302
Boulder Arts and Crafts Gallery offers a one-stop shop for original works by many artists. With artisans in many media, this shop is perfect for mixing and matching. Offering a vast selection of pieces specifically made for Christmas, you can find something you love made from fiber, glass, metal or more. Find a sugar plum fairy to hang from the tree, or choose a glass piece with a Southwestern feel for a local touch. With so many ornaments in one place, you may even find enough to do the entire tree.
Silk Road Home Decor
1065 S. Gaylord St.
Denver, CO 80209
This Wash Park boutique offers a myriad of accessories and fun accents for your home, including holiday decorations. Pick up some cheerful, festive vases to add a pop of color to the table or find other decorations to add the holiday spirit to your home. The selection of merchandise offers a lot of variety so people of varying tastes and styles will find something with which to adorn their home. The shop also offers clothing and accessories, so pick up an outfit for the party as well.
Denver Christkindl Market
16th St. and Arapahoe St.
Denver, CO 80202
This annual Christmas fair is held at Skyline Park on the 16th Street Mall and brings German tradition of the holidays together with many vendors. Peruse handmade gifts and ornaments, enjoy the music and food and go ice skating. This market brings the holidays to life, and is a great place to make holiday memories with your friends and family. Get yourself into the spirit and find some decorations for your home by paying a visit to the Christkindl Market. The Market opens Friday, November 22nd and is open through Saturday, December 21st.
Alaina Brandenburger is a freelance writer living in Denver. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.