Remember this from my last post? The beginnings of a new something?
Well, ta-da! Here’s the finished project:
I had a lot of fun making this one and I have to say that I am going to have a really hard time parting with it.
OK, I know I say that a lot…but I really mean it this time. Honest.
The overall feeling I get from this is so cheerful that I named it “Happy Memories.” Because it reminds me of my childhood. Way back when. In the last century. Like in the middle-ish part of the last century. Yikes.
Here is a look at the top half. The boot is so much fun with a reindeer jumping out of it, a disco ball, and a candy cane. I adore the little kneehugger elf and his fancy pants hat.This is the bottom half. That Santa face sends me – he has a great countenance. Sometimes Santas can have a slightly creepy expression – but not this guy.
The left side has, among other things, a reflector with a bubble light on it. Check out all the great old striped Shiny Brites, too.
The right side is not lacking either. The little round silver ball with the swirls of blue makes me think of peppermint candy. Those are icicles sticking out from behind the elf’s head. The striped spiky teardrop ornament is fun, too.A closer look. I wonder if elfie wants to bang the drum?
And here’s a closer look at the other side. That’s a little blue Jewelbrite with Santa inside to the right of the reflector. Higher up, I stuck a yellow C7 bulb on just for fun.
Hello little fellow. You look as though you want to tell us something.
And with a final peek at Santa, I am going to sign off for now.
Now that September is here, things really crank up for me. The busy show season is upon us! So you will have to forgive me if my posts become a bit irregular. I have been out in Santa’s workshop making stuff like crazy. I’ll have more to show you soon. As soon as I get around to photographing them.
Next week, I leave for upstate New York and the Sharon Springs Harvest Festival. Never heard of Sharon Springs? Not surprising unless you are fans of the Fabulous Beekman Boys, Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge. The town’s population is less than 600 folks. But last year, it swelled to over 8,000 the weekend of the Harvest Festival! It was a grand time and if you are interested, read my post about the wonderful experience I had. You can also check out this link which will take you directly to the Beekman 1802 website for all the details about Harvest Fest.
Perhaps I will see you there. I hope so!
“Happy Memories” measures about 17″ in diameter (excluding the garland dripping off it) and comes with a nice storage bag to keep it safe. $225
2 thoughts on “Happy Memories”
I look forward to meeting you at Harvest Fest. I have been following you via posts since last fall. I truly admire your work as you use ornaments I remember from my family’s tree. Safe travel!
Hi Mary Jo! Thank you so much for your compliments! You have made my day. I will really look forward to meeting you too. It should be a fun time. Cackie