There are five glass ornaments in this special European-made collection. And, may I say … they are just way too cute! And, I’m not even a Coke drinker … but I know just who I’d like to buy them for.
You’ll also find two Coke designs in the Home for the Holidays collection. One is a darling snack plate for Santa. As you may remember … Coca Cola is the company who revolutionized our American concept of Santa when they designed a fat, jolly version in early advertising.
I predict these will appear on many a collector tree for Christmas 2011!
JingleNog is a fresh new line of hand crafted European glass Christmas
ornaments that will premiere at the January 2009 markets in Atlanta and New York.
Sno-Jingle, European glass ornament from JingleNog
Paradiso, Italian free blown jeweled design
JingleNog’s owner and creator, Melissa Byrne, produced the ornaments in Poland and Italy. Byrne has over 20 years of experience in the Christmas and gift industry. She created exclusive products for the Lord and Taylor Christmas Shop for many years, working closely with European craftsmen. She then moved to Christopher Radko, working with the company’s namesake and founder, where she served as Director of Product Development. Now she has created her own pieces to share.
The JingleNog line began with Melissa’s drawings and stories. The resulting group of 60 unique ornaments has been crafted using the traditional handmade methods of glass making. The JingleNog collection showcases the artistry and skills of European glassmakers with a fresh and whimsical twist. Celebrate365 will be meeting with JingleNog’s owner Melissa Byrne at her Atlanta market exhibit. Looks for a report update in mid-January on this page.
The perfect gift for the spatterware or antiques collector!
The ornament pays homage to a rare antique ceramic design — spatterware Christmas tree festoon pattern.
Spatterware is a brightly colored tableware made in England for export to the United States and other countries between 1810-1850. It reached its peak between 1830-1840.
Manufactured in England’s fames Stafordshire district, the table ware was considered too gaudy for refined British tastes. It made its way to the Pennsylvania Dutch are where housewives purchased it as every day tableware.
Spattware has a finely sponged or dotted look. The spattering itself was applied in black, blue, brown, green, red, purple and yellow paint. There are over 60 known patterns of decoration, along with many variations, including birds, flowers, buildings, fruits and rainbow colors.
Patterns such as the Christmas Tree are rare. Can’t you almost picture a German-speaking farm family enjoying a wee bit of whimsy with this Christmas china?
For more information about Spatterware and its patterns, please visit these sites: