Posted at 11:14 pm , on October 31, 2008
Happy Halloween – sorry this is in so late, I thought it had already been published. Here is the most unique ornament I have – a grim reaper hand painted on an oyster shell by Maryland Artist Jeanne Ureno. There are other craftsfolk who paint on shells, but Jeanne has a natural talent that sets her apart. She really paints with the countours and works with the shape of the shell to “tell” her what the image should be. In this one, she saw the G.R. The detail is tremendous, and makes for a most unique ornament.
Posted at 8:00 am , on October 30, 2008
A vintage-looking black cat by Inge-Glas. Purchased at Christmas Haus in 2007.
Posted at 8:00 am , on October 29, 2008
Wouldn’t be very Baltimore without a raven on the tree! By Merk’s Old World Christmas, purchased at Christmas Tree Hill in 2006.
Posted at 8:00 am , on October 28, 2008
I thought I would countdown to Halloween with some of my more spooky ornaments. I don’t really have a “Halloween Tree,” but I do have a few ornaments that fit with the season. Here is a devilish head created by Inge Glas from Germany. Purchased in 2007 from the Christmas Haus in New Oxford, PA.
Posted at 8:15 am , on October 27, 2008
A beaded candy cane by Martha Stewart.
Posted at 8:10 am , on October 25, 2008
A vintage De Carlini King, originally from my parent’s collection.
Posted at 8:00 am , on October 24, 2008
A vintage pinecone elf decorated a doorway garland at my old house on Forrester Ave.
Posted at 8:00 am , on October 23, 2008
Last year I started collecting vintage 60’s/70’s ornaments from Japan. Inexpensive (still) and very charming, they look like ancestors of many of today’s anime characters. Here is a mouse, running up the clock.
Posted at 8:00 am , on October 22, 2008
A Santa from North Star (Poland)