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A later Thanksgiving doesn’t stop the faint at heart from decorating and ushering in the spirit of the Christmas season as soon as possible. For many, the Christmas tree is the centerpiece of holiday decor, and people plan carefully in purchasing and decorating it. Whether the Christmas tree ornament collection has been handed down or bought brand new just last year, it is always nice to add something new to the tree. From handmade ornaments to vintage and collectible pieces, these five boutiques in Los Angeles offer something different than what shoppers may find at the bigger chain stores.
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Traditions
8039 Deering Ave.
Canoga Park, CA 91304
(818) 710-9747
www.christmastraditions.com

This year-round holiday shop keeps Christmas alive and well all year long. Both tree ornaments and holiday decorations are available featuring hand-blown, painted and embellished details. Traditions has a wide line of collections including objects from The Original Inge-Glas of Germany showing off mouth-blown awe-inspiring craftsmanship, heirloom ornaments by Dresden Star made with authentic gold Dresden trim from Germany and Debbee Thibault’s American collectibles made of a paper composition that is poured into molds, hand painted and accented with paper charms. You will also find glass ornaments from David Strand, which are hand made by European artists using age-old techniques.

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Ten Women Gallery
1128 Montana Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 393-6254
www.tenwomengallery.com

Ten Women Gallery on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica keeps your holiday home fresh with one-of-a-kind collectibles including handmade Christmas tree ornaments. Each season, artists’ holiday works are curated and merchandised in a beautiful festive way inside the store. Last year’s handmade ornaments were prominently displayed in Ten Women’s windows, which gave holiday shoppers pause to reflect on local artists’ works.

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Petals N Wax
13432 Maxella Ave.
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 305-8883
www.petalsnwax.com

Shoppers know it’s the holiday season when walking into Petals N Wax. The sounds and smells of Christmas invite you right in with this boutique’s unique holiday décor and unique ornaments, as well as special gift ideas. Thought-provoking holiday cards, seasonal scented candles and perfect hostess gift merchandise round out this store. Last-minute gift shopping here is easy, and Petals N Wax offers quick and free gift wrap, too.

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Limonaia
1325 Montana Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 458-1858
www.shoplimonaia.com

Limonaia is another sweet little boutique that has just the right touch for your Christmas tree. The shop’s magical window vignettes inspire ideas for your home this season. Beautiful and unusual ornaments sparkle from the store’s Charlie Brown-size tree displays. Limonaia is also another wonderful local source for gifts including unique toys for children and babies, jewelry, candles, calendars, home décor and more.

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Sheryl Craig is a writer with a passion for interesting finds and treasures in Los Angeles. She has a background in journalism and public relations. A mother of two daughters, Sheryl integrates her healthy lifestyle into raising her children. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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