Pom Poms Around the House

If you didn't know, the Vikings used pom poms on their hats long before they were in vogue in other parts of the world. As we fast forward in history, decorative pom poms flourished in Europe during the 1700s. The term pom pom was derived from the French word “pompon” meaning an ornamental round puff. During the Great Depression of the 1930s, pom poms experienced a renaissance in due to the fact they were thrifty embellishments easily made from yarn, paper or fabric scraps.

The playful charm of the pom pom has made a big comeback. These whimsical decorations are all grown up and can be seen in home catalogs, magazines and in elegant settings. Just to prove it, we’ve collected a bevy of fun and colorful pom poms that are sure to tickle your fancy!

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