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.
If you love Rosemary Clooney’s character in the movie, you will want to add this iconic ornament to your holiday tree. Clad in the classic red gown, this blond singer / dancer wears a vibrant flowing dress embellished with glittered red poinsettias. She has a sparkling rhinestone buckle at her waist. Designer Edith Head created the original costumes for the movie.
And, if you are visiting the northern Kentucky area, be certain to stop at the Rosemary Clooney House in Augusta, the home of the largest collection of WHITE CHRISTMAS memorabilia in the world (http://www.http://www.rosemaryclooney.org)
Only 60 of these ornaments were created for Celebrate365.com for the recent Golden Glow of Christmas Past Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio. Rosemary Clooney was born in northern Kentucky and her career began in Cincinnati. Each ornament is numbered and signed by Rosa De Carlini, daughter of the workshop founder.
Don’t Miss out!
The pre-ordering period for 2018 Soffieria De Carlini Ornaments ends soon! DEADLINE: March 31
See all the 2018 De Carlini styles HERE at Celebrate365.com.
All Available to pre-order with complimentary shipping through March 31.
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Soffieria De Carlini now has its own permanent showroom at AmericasMart in Atlanta. This is a huge step for a little family company with only five full-time employees.
Company head Luca Terruzzi has reorganized the production schedule. Anticipating increased orders, he has shifted production for independent retailers from September to the spring and early summer.
For Celebrate365.com and its collectors, this news is both good and bad.
— The positive: customers might receive their order as early as June or July instead of November or December.
— The negative: Celebrate365 will have very limited time to accept pre-orders, adjust quantities for styles ordered in January and to place special orders for collectors. In other words, I need to refocus the way I’ve been doing business as well!
With these changes in mind, the website is now accepting pre-orders along with special request orders for De Carlini ornaments shown online. The 2018 collection is up and pre-ordering status is enabled.
In addition, many 2017 designs have been reactivated along with time-honored favorites. Those styles are available for your special order.
Pre-Order Deadline: MARCH 31
I will not be able to adjust my order numbers after that final date.
So, take a look! Feel free to pre-order your favorites for later shipment. And, take advantage of the free shipping offered on specific styles … be sure to fully read the ornament description. It tells you if a specific style will ship for free. And, finally … I will be saying “adios” to the beach on March 7. I’ll be back to “real life” in western Ohio soon.
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