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Monday, December 04, 2006

Holiday Ornaments

I put up my tree early this year. The ornaments are like the rest of the stuff in my house – from everywhere. They remind me of my travels. There are capiz shell ornaments from the Philippines, embroidered hemp from Vietnam, carved safari animals from Kenya, decorated gourds from Peru, and all sorts of things from India.

These are masapan ornaments from Ecuador. We often get samples at work of things for our catalog. These are samples which set me off laughing every time they swing ‘round on the tree. Nothing like an ornament that will flash your friends. Needless to say, we did ask for some modifications.

Runners up in the goofy product category - a clerical stole that looked like it was created in homage to ZZ Top and a little piece I call Jesus on the half shell.

13 Comments:

Blogger Nancy Dancehall said...

lol! You MUST post a pic of Jesus on the Half-hell!

8:48 PM  
Blogger Nancy Dancehall said...

Half-SHELL, Half-SHELL.

*dodging lightning*

8:49 PM  
Blogger KC said...

We put our tree up already too. I couldn't wait really. I love it's lit presence filling our home with warm fuzzies. Our ornaments have an international flavor too. Wherever we go, we try to get an ornament for the tree.
We have Peruvian musicians and instruments, Indonesian stars and bells smelling of spices, Kenyan safari animals (us too!), Murano glass from Italy. I can't wait for Jolie to discover these treasures someday.

9:51 PM  
Blogger Lucia said...

nancy: maybe sometime on the photo...half-hell is as good a descriptor as any!

kc: cool. (but I bet you don't have the bare-ass flashers.)

1:03 AM  
Blogger Sanjay said...

Picture of the Jesus on Half shell please? :)

We have debated having a tree just cos it's the time of the holidays, but maybe next year.

7:00 AM  
Blogger St. Dickeybird said...

I buy all my "ethnic" ornaments at Winners. Sure, the Kenyan safari animals are actually produced in a plastic mold in Taiwan, but still...

I bet you've got a hell of a house, with all that stuff!

7:19 AM  
Blogger Maggie said...

I would love to see a pic of your tree in its international regalia. My grandparents have ornaments from their travels, I always loved the south american ones.

Those butt flashers are priceless!

8:00 AM  
Blogger Maggie said...

Aren't we just demanding? :-)

8:01 AM  
Blogger Mona Buonanotte said...

I SO want to draw little butt cheek lines on those things...and then put them on my tree.

10:42 AM  
Blogger KC said...

No bare-ass flashers, but sounds festive.

11:58 AM  
Blogger meno said...

I love the ass-flashers. They just need a little blusher on there to give them rosy cheeks.

12:07 PM  
Blogger Tink said...

Did your company request they be painted with underwear on them? ;)

2:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think those ornaments are fantastic just to think that there are still people leaving from handmade painted baked dough, that's the beauty of the product no a chinese piece made out of plastic, all the same. Anyway if you want to buy some Ecuadorian handmade ornaments contact Nicolevols@yahoo.com for pricing and pictures. Minimum order.

8:01 PM  

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