June 12, 2017

Happy Labor Day!  Well, the warm days of Summer have arrived!  While the warmth is welcomed, it does not necessarily put one in the mindset for the holidays.  I thought I would share a collection of Dresden ornaments that all have a canine theme, combining the best of...

December 25, 2016

Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

August 20, 2016

The annual Golden Glow of Christmas Past convention took place this past July in Rye Brook, NY.  Almost 600 people participated in the week long festivities which included a stellar Museum Room, Nativity display, room hopping, lectures, round table discussions and a pe...

February 14, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day!  What the world needs now is love......

January 16, 2016

Anyone who knows me well, knows that I adore Winter!  I also adore antique German cotton ornaments.  This little snowman is about 5" tall and sports a paper top hat.  He was made around the turn of the century from cotton and glue.  Cotton ornaments were popular due to...

January 6, 2016

 

Today, January 6th, marks the arrival of the three kings to the birth place of the Christ Child.  I so vividly remember my German grandmother never allowing the figures of the three kings to make their appearance in her nativity scene until today.  For her, and much o...

January 2, 2016

Happy New Year!  As I look back on 2015, I feel profound gratitude for all that I am blessed with in my life.  I have the incredible support of both family and friends, as well as all of you, who support and encourage my creative endeavors.  Thank you from the very bot...

December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!  

 

This year, my partner Bruce and I are spending the holiday in Indiana with our families!  As my favorite carol of all time (Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas) proclaims, "through the years we all will be together, if the fate's allow".  I feel f...

October 23, 2015

Happy Halloween (Almost)!

 

While there are many collector's of fabulous vintage Halloween items, I am not one of them.  I see certain collections and covet the pieces but my main focus has always been Christmas and so that is where I concentrate my collecting efforts....

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