Friday, December 17, 2010

2010 Christmas Ornaments

Christmas sure is in the air around here. I participated in three shows this season. That is usually what I can manage and like to do. That in addition to fulfilling special orders and keeping my items fresh at Lola Rue keeps me totally busy. Here is the tree that I decorated with my ornaments for the Art & Soul Show. It really was spectacular....no lights but boy did it glisten. I will elaborate on some of the ornaments in a moment.

This little stocking ornament is a must for anyone who likes vintage or up cycled art. I know that I do. The wool came from a very old.....hand woven blanket that was given to me to create with. The blanket was given to me by my best friend from high school....their family kept everything and when the family homestead was sold..... literally semi loads of 3 generations of family heirlooms came to Bloomington. When they don't know what to do with moth eaten family heirlooms....guess what..... they come to me and I create things like this. In this stocking I placed a Frozen Charlotte pick that I made up.....when I shoved the pick into her precious head, German soil spilled out....I got a little nostalgic......she being holed up under ground for over 100 years....unearthed for little old me to create magic. I also placed one of my precious glittered candy canes and some frosty.....beautiful.....boxwood. I love the affect of all the stocking content all glittered up with mica flakes.

This little ditty has been a 2010 holiday favorite. Little did I know that this particular ornament would be the favorite of shop owner Lisa Orme of Lola Rue. Such a favorite she exclaimed...."It is the most favorite thing you have ever created!!" I don't know if I would go that far....but what a compliment. What I did was 2 soldered ornaments attached together. It is basically a 2-for-1. On the front it says Merry Christmas with the bottom ornament saying Joy. On the flip side it says Blessings and Love all tied up with seam binding and adorned with vintage sheet music and vintage ledger paper. I think that is why Lisa loved it so much....we can't get enough of that creamy yumminess.


This ornament has been a real show stopper. Actually I can't make enough of these beauties. I have to scour each and every antique mall around to find these awesome salt shakers. These are my salt of the earth ornaments. Everyone knows that a little scripture is a holiday must.....in fact this sentiment can be shared each and every day. Truly....this little keepsake makes the recipient joy filled. Who wouldn't want to receive an ornament with "You are the salt of the earth. Matthew 5:13" That is what the glittered tag reads and then the salt shaker is filled with creamy white pearls to mimic the affect of salt all adorned with creamy shades of white seam binding.



This little angel girl.....Frozen Charlotte yumminess was a joy just to create. These sweeties each took on a life of their own. Filled with pearls of pink and white and layers of mica and German glass glitter these were glistening wonderfulness. Her tag happens to read "Behold, a Saviour is born. Luke 2:11" Adding the scripture has been a real blessing. It really dawned on me over the course of 2010 that art is my God given talent. I am trying to faithfully use it to please others, myself and to also glorify my Lord and my personal Saviour....Jesus. With this....I truly have been blessed. May your day be filled with artful creativity.




8 comments:

Mama Magpie said...

LOVE it! I am still enjoying thoughts of your table from Art & Soul.
BTW, I have a bag of wallpaper scraps that are pink/green/silver that I thought you might be able to use...if you want them come by and get them!

whyte said...

Oh my Hope, what a delight, I'm getting shivers!! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I had just a fabulous time at my first Silver Bella, and will definitely be a repeat attender! I see now I've been too chinzy with my glitter and mica!

Laurie said...

Hope, I love all your ornaments! I also love your nostalgia over the frozen charlotte!

stephanie said...

No one creates prettier Christmas ornaments than you....

Lillie Bowen aka Margot Diersen said...

Hope, you are extremely generous with your God-given talents and you make the world a much better place ~ always!!!

four sisters said...

So pretty! Love your ornaments....

The Junque Seeker said...

Love all this glittery lovliness -and those cute little pin cushions, too! Thanks for stopping by my little blog. Silver Bella was some of the most fun I've ever had!

Marlene said...

WOW Hop, you are amazing, I love your ornaments. Can't wait to see all your past post. Merry Christmas.
xxx
Marlene