Happy Monday! I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving if you celebrated the holiday last week. John and I filled ourselves to the brim with delicious food (think: turkey, mashed potatoes, homemade dinner rolls, pie), and were so grateful (of course!) to spend lots of quality time with both of our families. Isn’t the holiday season just the best?!
Well, I’m ready to kick things off in real festive style this morning as I tumble right into the countdown to Christmas with a brand new collection of handmade ceramic ornaments. I actually started putting this collection together back in October, and even though I felt like I was jumping the gun a little bit starting them that early, I’m really glad I did because the ornaments took lots of careful detailing over the course of several weeks.
First, I cut the shapes, cleaned them up, and then laid them out between boards to dry. Then, I spent a couple of hours carving out designs on each one, and, later, came up with a plan for glazing them in my favorite earth-toned color combination. After that, it was just a matter of actually following through with my glazing and firing plans, then I added super strong leather hangers so that you guys can eventually loop them onto your Christmas trees. Phew! After all of that, I was ready to photograph them and list each and every one of the 22 ornaments in my Etsy shop for you to peruse.
See the full collection over on Etsy now, and feel free to let me know in the comments which one is your favorite. If you have requests for different shapes, quotes, or patterns, I’m always open to ideas, so shout them out below and I’ll hoard those requests for next season.
I couldn’t be more thrilled to be able to offer these exclusive holiday designs, and am even more excited to see where they end up this Christmas. I hope you’ll share a photo or two on social media if you decide to add one to your own tree next month!