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.
Painterly Santa, Neiman Marcus Tampa
Yesterday was the first time that I had the opportunity to see this event ornament in person. The design is ingenious. Take a look at the paint buckets that encircle the bottom of Santa’s robe. See those tiny metal handles? They actually operate just like the real thing! Each handle is fully moveable! What a cleverly engineered ornament, full of detail. Each fall event will feature this mold “decorated” in a different motif.
Keeping the “decorating” theme, each brunch guest received a pink-handled paint brush … nearly 9″ in length.
Gift from the Studio
At each event, Patricia thanks collectors with a tiny sphere — “A Gift from the Studio”. For those who love Breen’s bee-themed ornaments, this little creation was a real “gem” … literally! The bee’s wings are actually tiny crystals.
Swing Time Santa, Tampa exclusive coloration
Exquisitely detail — just imagine this Dandelion Santa swing away in the summer breezes. There were not enough of this ornament for all those who attended the brunch. Although I asked just about every staffer, none seemed to know how many the Studio had actually produced. At the end of the event, I heard the number might be 40 — but I can’t be certain if that number is actually correct.
Is this gorgeous or what?!