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?
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
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!
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.
Can you say “SPARKLE“?
Thomas Glenn Holidays … not your “grandmother’s” Christmas ornaments!
Sparky Santa, one of this season’s top sellers, was inspired by a retro Christmas card. Additional inventory just arrived. Don’t be disappointed … order yours now!
This pearlized ball portrays retro Santa faces with assorted hat styles … can you pick them out? Don’t you love the angular retro-style beards and mustaches? And here is yet another design that begs an ornamotor to provide a 360 degree view.
Here’s a great new collection from Thomas Glenn Holidays. It’s perfect for a birthday or just about any gift occasion. What could be more personal than a zodiac ornament? The front features the sign’s symbol and the back names the sign with the calendar dates.
Although this collection won’t be in stock until early fall, you can place a pre-order. Pay now and receive complimentary shipping when the ornament arrives.
So, what are you waiting for? Click the image above to start shopping!
All of those years in the classroom, teaching vocabulary and conjugating verbs … I never dreamed those experiences might lead to this … 7 weeks renting a Mexican home on the Gulf of Mexico coast.
My GOOD news might be BAD news for you … the web site is open and you can browse and place orders. Of course, since I am in Mexico, I can’t SHIP anything to you until sometime in mid-March. We will be returning home to landlocked western Ohio on March 7.
Keep checking the Celebrate365 Facebook page, along with my personal one, to find out what we are doing. I’ll also check in here from time to time to give you updates on new designs and some suggestions about how to make the most of the web site options and functions that you might not be aware of.
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