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An Ohio Christmas … Vintage 1913

Look what someone brought me as an open house gift … an original 1915 photo from a Columbus, Ohio photographer. I’ve enlarged it a bit so you can see details.

How our decorating styles have changed yet some things remain the same. Can’t you sense the children’s delight as they point to the tree?

What details can you spot in this holiday setting.  Click the photo to enlarge the view.

Merry Christmas!

Christmas Columbus Ohio 1915

Glohio Update … Saturday, April 13

German Santa with Lantern
German Santa with Lantern

Scott Smith / Rucus Studio  Traditional Santa
for Artistry of Poland
Available from Celebrate365 at Saturday’s event … along with all of Scott’s Halloween glass ornaments.

Here’s an update for this weekend’s event:

Golden Glow Ohio “GLOhio” will be having our first Antique Christmas Meet this Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Apple Tree Gallery Antiques. The event begins at 10:00 am. Doors open at 9:30am.

LOCATION AND ADDRESS
Apple Tree is located at 405 N Main Street, Piqua, OH 45356. 937-773-1801 www.AppletreeGallery.com

 

 

DIRECTIONS
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)

PARKING
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!

Connie

Tinsel Time: The Magic of German Lametta

I confess. I have a thing for tinsel. Not just any tinsel, mind you. I want that wonderful, heavy metal stuff from my childhood, those silvery strands that my father patiently hung on the tree one by one.

What incredible dedication. And, what a magical sight to behold! Mom certainly did not have time for that! Taking down the tree was just as time consuming. Off they came one by one to be carefully flattened and saved for another year.

What is the best selling item at Celebrate365.com?  Surprisingly, it’s not an ornament!  In fact, it is traditional German icicle-style tinsel.How did this tradition begin in our little family? I never knew. Since decorating the tree was Dad’s domain, I think that tinsel must have been a Mitchell family tradition remembered from his own childhood Christmases in Dayton, Ohio.Wow! Have you ever seen so many icicles?

Tinsel

I know that tinsel or lametta originated in Germany in the early 1600s. German glassblowers from the Lauscha region crafted crystal ornaments, some looked just like icicles. When the candles were lit on the tree, oh how those icicles glistened! As the years passed, craftsmen created icicles from tin and even silver. By the 1920s, the time when my grandfather Edgar Mitchell was celebrating Christmas in Dayton, Ohio with his wife and children, German craftsmen had invented lametta, tinsel icicles made from lead. My grandmother’s family was German-speaking. Perhaps that’s how my father’s love for a Christmas tree dripping in tinsel began.

Celebrate365 offers this German tinsel.

What’s Sellling At Celebrate365.com

Look what sold at Celebrate365.com last week!

From Italy, Soffieria De Carlini Glass Ornaments
Celebrate365 Holiday 2011 DC-600M DC elf
DC-BN323 DC-BN341 DC-BN451
DC-BN426 DC-BN455 DC-CA1024
DC-DO7093 DC-NA1371 DC-NA1372
DC-V3551 DC-V3060 DC-V;3060B
DC-DO1437 DC-OM4374M DC-BA1741M
DC-BA1715M DC-A5443 DC-OM4224
DC-OM4225 DC-OM4276 DC-DO7080
DC-OM4277 Italian Friar Tuck DC-A5056
DC-A5249 DC-AN142 DC-OM4374
DC-OM4411 DC-OM4412 DC-V3479
From Poland, Thomas Glenn Collection Glass Ornaments
TG14 TG75 TG367S
Oprah glass ornament TG-705R TG-751
Collector Necessities
German Tinsel German Tinsel Garland

 

Christmas is Coming … #1

Christmas Cover, Front Christmas Cover, Back
The Holiday Issue is Coming … It’s at the printer in Erie, Pennsylvania with the final proof approved today.

Here’s sneak peek of the covers. Artist Michael Storrings created the art deco inspired cover illustration especially for this issue of Celebrate365. Santa flies through an art deco sky as his reindeer leap and bound, anticipating the task ahead. Non-traditional holiday hues –black, gray, white, gold, pink and fuchsia – lend a dreamlike quality and set the scene for the gift-filled morning to come.

Inside the Issue:

  • Meet Joellen Church, Landmark-Creations ornaments
  • Christopher Radko writes about how to decorate your dream tree.
  • All Decked Out for the Holidays, a century of change
  • Behind the Design with Maggie’s Memories
  • della Robbia, a Renaissance-Inspired Williamsburg Tradition
  • Pages and pages of Christmas-themed ornaments and folk art

11-4-table-of-contents-med Folk art designs from:

Jerry & Darla Arnold

Joanne Harper

Lori Ann Corelis

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