Rucus Studio’s Scott Smith was on hand at the Bethany Lowe Designs showroom for the company’s annual Halloween party and artist signing. Scott has designed a new collection that capitalizes upon his unique sense of Halloween whimsey. The small candy container/ornament shown here is part of a set of six.
I enjoyed a quick lunch yesterday with Debbee Thibault in Atlanta. She is previewing 4 new ornament prototypes. If you collect Debbee’s figures, you’ll recognize this little veggie guy! Debbee and Carolyn will be traveling to Germany in the spring to spend time “tweaking” the designs at the factory and getting some “hands-on” time with the painters.
Here are a few photos from the Joy to the World showroom in Atlanta …
A Blustery Night Santa with Citrine Stones
Glizzerazzi Gemstone Edition
Peacock Trumpeting Santa
The new “Gemstone” Glitterazzi collection takes these Santas to an entirely new level of detail and elegance. Forget Swarovski crystals … think actually gem stones … garnets, rubies, pearls. For those who appreciate a coastal motif, last season’s “Wizard” no longer carries a crystal ball behind his back. This year, he’s a clamshell with a fresh water pearl peeking out. You really will need to see these in person. I don’t think photos will do them justice. I would expect to see these selling for $75 – $130. They will come specially boxed and include a certificate authenticating the gems used to embellish the ornament.
The Lowe Art Museum, Miami Florida has received a special Henri Matisse inspired “Greetings” Patricia Breen ornament.
According to Lorrie Stassun, the museum gift shop director, the cobalt blue postcard ornament features a “Christmas tree in green with a big yellow star topper with yellow crystals.” Large red crystals from the tree’s bold decorations. A white dove soars on the card’s upper left corner. The card’s reverse side features a white dove stamp and the greeting: “Creativity Takes Courage.” — Henri Matisse
LE 72, $84
Distributed by lottery
Here’s a “verbal” peek at the event ornaments at Halls …
Tea Time – shiny yellow can; Santa is yellow glitter; bee motifs over all
James – green glittered ball w/ matte green/yellowish green chameleons
Let’s Decorate – red glittered Santa with gold trims; the ornaments are gold matte, lavishly glittered … “It’s gorgeous!” says Margaret.
Painterly Santa – pale gingerbread motif … “very cute!”
Every collector will receive a paint can “St. Nicholas” with their registration.