Still have room on the tree? We can help! Celebrate365.com still has a large stock of European artisan-crafted ornaments. Why not give yourself a gift?
In addition, the shop will be closing soon for the winter. We will be leaving behind the Midwest’s winter cold in favor of sun and sand in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula. We will be away for 7 weeks and the store will be closed during that time.
Follow this blog as well as the Celebrate365 Facebook page to see what life is like for us in the Yucatan area. I taught high school Spanish for 26 years but I never envisioned a retirement perk quite like this!
Use the coupon code GOOD16 for a 15% discount on your order. Expires 12/31/16 … at the stroke of midnight!
ONE TIME use only, exclusions apply including previously reduced items, one-of-a kind folk art and 2016 “New Arrivals”.
It’s exciting to see one’s dreams become reality. That’s the case for Eric Cortina, visual director for Roger’s Gardens in Corona del Mar, California.
Surrounded by holiday ornaments throughout the year as well as traveling to Europe in conjunction with his career, Eric developed an appreciation for glass ornaments.
Celebrate365 first met Eric in 2003 in an interview in the Early Fall issue. He had just 14 designs. Now, Eric is celebrating his tenth anniversary as an ornament designer.
The innovations just keep coming. Eric continues to think outside the box. He is not afraid to design over-sized ornaments that can stand along as accents in the home. He does not hesitate to create ornaments that are formed from multiple molds and then assembled into the finished design.
Compared to other ornament companies, Eric still maintains a very small, highly curated collection and he exhibits his ornament designs and home décor at AmericasMart, Building 1, Floor 20.
For most collectors, it’s not that easy to find an Eric Cortina ornament locally. Neiman Marcus and Horchow carry the line nationally. Premiere level accounts are located in California and New York and internationally in England.
To honor Eric’s Tenth Anniversary, Celebrate365.com is offering a diverse selection of ornaments from his ten years of design.
ROGERS GARDENS 2301 San Joaquin Hills Rd.
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
BERGDORF GOODMAN 754 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10019
800-558-1855 BARNEY’S NEW YORK
600 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10021
FORTNUM & MASON
London, W1A 1ER England
Want to read Celebrate365’s original 2003 interview with Eric Cortina? Click here!
Piqua is located on Interstate 75 and is easily accessible by car. Approximate driving distance to Piqua are below:
Dayton 1/2 hour
Lima 1 hour
Cincinnati 1 1/2 hours
Toledo 2 hours
Indianapolis 2 hours
Cleveland 3 1/2 hours
From Interstate 75,
Take the US-36 exit, EXIT 82, toward Urbana/Piqua
Turn WEST (left when coming from the South) onto E Ash St/US-36 W.
Stay straight to go onto E Ash ST/OH-185
Take the 1st right onto N Main St.
405 N Main St is on the right (If you reach W. Greene Street, you’ve gone a little too far)
Street parking is limited in front of the store. Public Parking is located behind the store building.
Free Public Parking is available off of Ash before you turn onto N Main St. There are parking lots on both sides of Ash directly across from each other. See the Map attached to the email. Parking is highlighted in blue on the map.
DIDN’T REGISTER? – YOU CAN STILL PAY AT THE DOOR!
We have over 80 registrations for the event and expect another 40 to 50 people to pay at the door. You can still attend the event by paying $5.00 at the door. A boxed Lunch will NOT be available, but attached to the email is a map of local restaurants that are within walking distance of the store.
RESTAURANTS WITH-IN WALKING DISTANCE
Susie’s Big Dipper (Ice Cream & Sandwiches) 323 North Main Street
Mulligan’s Pub (Sports Bar) 110 W High St. (corner of High & Main)
Z’s Food & Spirits (Sports Bar) 319 North Wayne St. (Corner of Wayne & Ash)
Michalo’s (Pizza & Wings) 413 N. Main Street
Lighthouse Cafe 213 N Main Street
Beppo Uno Pizzeria & Tattoria 414 W. Water Street
Winan’s Fine Chocolates and Coffees (dessert option) 122 W High Street
If you have any questions, just shoot me a contact using the tab at the top of this page.
I’m amid a big box & move-it project for the installation of wood floors on the first floor. And, I also need to begin preparing for the weekend show. I think that I will have two trees plus a full table … mixing antique, vintage and contemporary items. I’m planning to concentrate on “onsies” … things that just aren’t worth the time to list them online. I have a number of signed folk art pins and things, single ornaments from my collection etc. For example, I have a huge rolling bin of “extras”that I don’t think I’ve opened since about 2005! And, I have retail merchandise that has never made it online due to my extended illness. Look for lots of bargain pricing … I seriously need to downsize both personally and business-wise. Need a full size 7 ft pre-lit tree? Got one of those stored on the third floor of Apple Tree. I’ll make you a real deal if you can haul it away on Saturday! LOL
I will be bringing things that cover all 4 seasons. In other words, 365 days of the year! Hope to meet you in Piqua!
Shortly after Christmas 2012, ornament designers and companies from around the world gathered in Atlanta as AmericasMart debuted new holiday collections.
Christopher Radko, Joy to the World Collectibles, Christina’s World, JingleNog, Eric Cortina, Soffieria De Carlini, Kurt Adler Presents David Strand, Bethany Lowe Designs, Thomas Glenn, Mattarusky, Debbie Thibault, Inge-glas of Germany, Vaillaincourt Folk Art … familiar names to ornament collectors.
I’ve been in Atlanta for nearly a week and will be flying home to Ohio this afternoon. Of course, I found lots of beautiful and innovative designs for the coming year. Most won’t ship to designers until late summer. Look for blog updates over the following week as I share what’s on the horizon for glass Christmas and holiday ornaments.
Below are four new designs or colorations from Thomas Glenn Holidays. Many will recognize the Thomas Glenn name from reading Celebrate365 magazine. Glenn is a contemporary artist who has extended his sense of style to holiday ornaments. In fact, one of his designs was featured in O Magazine.
Celebrate365 offers a selection of Thomas Glenn ornaments. Although many styles are sold out from the Christmas season, many delightful designs are still available.The Celebrate365 store will be offering the styles shown above for the 2013 holiday. If you would like to reserve one of these styles, please use the contact tab at the top of the page. I’ll be happy to reserve your selection.
The Holiday Issue of Celebrate365 is in the mail to subscribers.
To purchase your copy, please click here or on the cover image to the left.
Forty-seven (47) manufacturers, designers and folk artists are featured in the new Christmas 2011 issue.
See the complete list below. This Sources listing tells collectors where to find designs from their favorite designers. Listings include direct link to folk artists or to issue advertisers that Celebrate365 highly recommends.