Pre-Ordering open for 2022

It’s taken a bit … most of you know that I underwent serious surgery on April 11. I am recovering well here at home and I will not require further treatment. But, enough about that subject for now … let’s talk about something a bit more fun. How about Italian ornaments?

De Carlini Retro-Throwback Styles

In early January, you viewed all of the free-blown glass designs when we ordered them at America’sMart in Atlanta at the Soffieria De Carlini showroom. While I love their contemporary designs, my heart just “soars” when I’m presented with throw-back styles from the 1960s and 70s.

We have most of the new designs on the website now and available for pre-ordering with an anticipated fall 2022 delivery. I’ve divided the image presentation into two themes: retro styles and fashion ladies. Several retro styles feature multiple colorations. Look and shop to your heart’s content

De Carlini Fashion Ladies
De Carlini Fashion Ladies

Although pandemic conditions seem to have waned, for now, other issues continue to plague global business. War is on Italy’s doorstep, and fuel costs have skyrocketed. Just like in the U.S., it’s difficult for Soffieria De Carlini to purchase paint, trims, packaging … really, all of the supplies that they require to create their free-blown ornaments. 

Many do not realize just how “tiny” the Soffieria De Carlini workshop is. They employ a mere ten skilled artisans, two of whom are the husband and wife owners, Luca Terruzzi and his wife, Sabrina.

I’m giving you this bit of background information to let you know — this year I will not be able to place re-orders for ANY of the styles shown online. The workshop actually has MORE orders than they will be able to produce. What does that mean for you, as a collector?

When an available quantity shown online reaches zero (0), our website is set to automatically ask you if you would like for us to re-order the style. Well, yes … we can do that. However, the ornament won’t arrive until 2023 and the pricing will increase.

While I dislike making dire predictions about a topic that should be simply FUN, this situation is now our global supply reality. So, buy it when you see it in 2022!

Thomas Glenn 2021 Collection Has Arrived …

It’s a different kind of year …

Thomas Glenn “Haunted” Halloween Collection

The pandemic coupled with weather events has disrupted traditional shipping patterns internationally.  Instead of sending the yearly bulk order by container across the Atlantic, this year the Polish workshop is shipping smaller quantities every few weeks.  While the process might take longer overall, the benefit is that they have been able to contain shipping costs, at least for this year!

We recently received nearly 3/4 of our yearly order.  Not every style has arrived.  Further, we might have only received a few of a given style.  But things ARE arriving and in a timely manner!  The challenge is the difficulty in creating a website that reflects current “in stock” inventory while also letting shoppers know how many more might be arriving.  I still have a lot of data to tweak on the site.  BUT, I wanted to get things up online, available for browsing AND shopping!

New Halloween styles are now in stock and available for immediate shipping.

Many of the 2021 styles are available as well.  If something sells out, let me know.  I might be able to reorder it for you.

You will also find that some items are shown as “Available for Pre-Order”.  That means that the design has not yet arrived from Poland.  You have the ability to put that item into your shopping basket, pay in advance, and have it shipped to you as soon as it arrives here in western Ohio.

Take a good look around … think Halloween … but think Christmas as well.  While I’m hoping that USPS delivery service improves this season, I don’t think that we can count on that.  Expect shipping delays and surcharges as Christmas nears.  Like nearly all businesses nowadays, the post office is understaffed.  We all need to plan ahead.

Happy looking … and enjoy the creativity of Thomas Glenn Holidays 2021.


Thomas Glenn Holidays:  The FULL Catalog
2021 styles will have the label “NEW”
Reorder styles will be labeled “HOT” (popular)

Thomas Glenn Holidays:  Halloween

Have questions?  Don’t hesitate … the best way to get my attention is through email or Messenger.  And, don’t forget Facebook!  I post the most up-to-date info there.  It’s a quick way to communicate.

Happy Halloween!

Connie Mitchell Porcher

Thomas Glenn Holidays Collection 2021

It’s mid-January and that means it is once again time for holiday designers to debut collections for 2021. Yes, Christmas is still a recent memory but designers must work a year in advance to be ready to supply holiday styles for for the 2021 season. We debuted this video last night on our Celebrate365 Facebook page. It’s a wonderful way to see the Thomas Glenn showroom in Atlanta as well as get a quick glimpse of what is in store for us in the coming year.

Benita & Brenna will be visiting the Thomas Glenn showroom to get some better photos of the ornaments. But we also need your help! We had a narrow window in which to make decisions and place orders that won’t even be delivered until the fall months. It is a daunting task to predict what collectors might want. You can help.

If there are any that you would like to see a bit better, just comment below. That will help us make decisions this week. And, if you are are on Facebook but haven’t visited and “liked” the Celebrate365 store page, you are missing out on the most up-to-date information. It’s worth a visit!

And, now … presenting: Thomas Glenn Holidays 2021!

Decorate Your Tree … with memories

Holiday Ornaments Create Memories
They always “fit” … no size or color to “exchange”

Family memories … for many,  Christmas trees are like family scrapbooks. Each year as you bring out the totes and boxes, you unwrap remembrances of special moments, special friends, departed loved ones, and Christmases past. Perhaps your family tradition involves listening to a favorite Christmas album, drinking hot cocoa … maybe even placing a pickle on the tree for little ones to find.

Think about each decoration and the memories it evokes.  Start you own tradition … give a gift that tugs the heartstrings, always “fits” perfectly, and evokes memories for years to come.

Merry Christmas!

 

Thomas Glenn Holidays 2020 – Now Shipping

After a long transatlantic voyage, the Thomas Glenn Holidays 2020 Collection has arrived from Poland. Designer Brent Lawyer offers a glittering selection of 4″ balls, each with unique personalities.

Meow – 2020 Best Seller!

So very mid-century modern! Stylized black cats with jeweled red collars pose and prowl against a hot pink glittered ball.
Find it »


Want to see a 360-degree view of “Meow”?  We think you will love this retro-feline just as much as we do!

Or watch it at YouTube.


To preview the 2020 Thomas Glenn Holiday arrivals, including Sun Burst and Pretty in Pink (shown above), click this LINK.  Shop now while inventory is at this year’s highest level.

Thomas Glenn Holidays — Not your grandmother’s Christmas ornaments!