It’s hard to imagine it’s that time again already. Summer is barely over, and already the stores are putting out their Christmas trees and getting into holiday sales mode. Maybe the cooler nights are putting me into that mood, too, because I’ve made quite a few Christmas ornaments lately. I’ve been turning a new style of ornament that I like — an oval center with contrasting top and bottom finials. They’re about 5 3/4 inches tall from top to bottom. I’ve experimented with several wood combinations, like pecan with rosewood, spanish cedar with walnut, and cherry with mahogany (pictured above). They’re time consuming to make, and no two look the same, which is what makes them special, I think. These are heirloom quality, handmade ornaments that will last a very long time if stored in a cool, dry place.
I guess other folks are starting to think about the holidays, too, since I’ve already sold quite a few. I’ve put photos of some of the most recent ones I’ve made on the ornaments page. If you’re interested, send me an email and I’d be happy to discuss with you.