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A White Christmas …

White Christmas Montage

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)

White Christmas

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.

You can find our exclusive on the web site here:  White Christmas

Two prototype versions are also available.

Don’t Forget the Deadline!

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.
Visit our website and shop our online store.

Pre-Order De Carlini 2018 Ornaments

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.

Blue Tweed Chanel
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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!

New for 2018 from Soffieria De Carlini

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.

De Carlini Tiny Red Molded Santa
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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.

 

New Styles from Soffieria De Carlini

The Krampus Tradition …

St Nicholas and Krampus

If you are a child in southern Germany or Austria, when St.

Nicholas rides through your village on the evening of December 5, he does not arrive alone. Krampus is his scary companion.

St. Nicholas Ornament
Vintage Krampus postcard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Krampus, a terrifying horned figure wearing chains and carrying switches, runs behind him. It’s his job to scare children into being “good.”

Krampus ornament

 

 

The Soffieria De Carlini Krampus ornament depicts a classic German orAustrian Krampus clad in black with a scary red face, horns and elongated tongue. And, don’t miss that tail. He is truly a frightening character … as bad as St. Nicholas is saintly!

Soffieria De Carlini has been a family-operated glass blowning working shop since 1947.  Located near Milan, the De Carlinis are the last workshop in Italy still producing these whimsical free blown holiday ornaments.

Krampus vintage postcard

Read more about the tradition:

 

 

It’s A Mini Sale … Act Quickly!

Give yourself the gift you really wanted!

Still have room on the tree? We can help!  Celebrate365.com still has a large stock of European artisan-crafted ornaments.  Why not give yourself a gift?

In addition, the shop will be closing soon for the winter.  We will be leaving behind the Midwest’s winter cold in favor of sun and sand in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula.  We will be away for 7 weeks and the store will be closed during that time.

Follow this blog as well as the Celebrate365 Facebook page to see what life is like for us in the Yucatan area. I taught high school Spanish for 26 years but I never envisioned a retirement perk quite like this!

Use the coupon code GOOD16 for a 15% discount on your order. Expires 12/31/16 … at the stroke of midnight!

ONE TIME use only, exclusions apply including previously reduced items, one-of-a kind folk art and 2016 “New Arrivals”.

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