The first shipment of our 2014 Soffieria De Carlini order just arrived from Italy. Quantities are limited! We won’t be able to re-order any of these styles for this holiday season. So, don’t hesitate! Shop early and tuck these new styles away for the holidays.Shop the “New Arrivals” page in the De Carlini portion of the Celebrate365.com web site. Hope you find something to love!
Lots more ornaments arriving September through November. Watch for blog updates!
Joan, my mentor painter at Vaillancourt Folk Art, has put the finishing touches on the chalkware Santa that I created at Collector’s Weekend earlier this month. And, it’s on its way to my door. I can’t wait to see the finished figure.
I’ll be featuring the Vaillancourt Studio in the Christmas issue. They are one of the few artisan workshops still making things the “old-fashioned” way in the USA!
You love his folk art … now you can collect his glass ornament!
Scott Smith (Rucus Studio) has collaborated with Artistry of Poland to create a glass ornament based upon his full figure German Santa candy containers.
The 5″ moulded glass ornament is finished in red satin paint. The Polish carver has certainly captured the essence of Santa’s stern face! Santa’s face is painted with a porcelain-bisque like finish that brings the character to life. He bears an arm load of holiday toys and a tradition German-style lantern to guide his way from house to house.
Scott’s artwork shows Santa wearing a flannel robe with fluffy wool trim. Note the special “glitter” on the coat & hat that recreate the look of Scott’s concept.
This ornament just arrived from Poland last week.
If you love folk art and ornaments, you’ll want the Rucus Studio “Traditional Santa” for your Christmas tree.