Friday, December 25, 2009

And a partridge in a pear tree...

Hey all,

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year. Thanks for letting me entertain you all with my little holiday photo project. I definitely entertained myself in the process. If you all have more Awe-full holiday ornaments you'd like me to photograph, just let me know; I have the feeling this project is going to be around a while.

Thanks again!

And now to our ornament...

This submission was brought to us by my friend Jeri. She's had this beaut in her family for decades, and it has been through years of dark isolated storage, survived floods and was even eaten by rats! Despite all of this, it has found its way to the family tree. I hope you enjoy it as much as I loved photographing it!

The Christmas dove in all its glory!

Notice the notch missing from its butt where the rats feasted.

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

T'was the night before Christmas...

And there were awe-full ornaments about...

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

3 More Days of Awe-full Holiday Ornaments

Needlepoint gingerbread house

Bedazzled pinecone

Felt mouse

Mr. & Mrs. Clause and the string-less misfit ornaments.

Monday, December 21, 2009

4 More Days of Awe-Full Holiday Ornaments

A couple of facts about the triger fish as shown:
a. it's name in Hawaiian is Humuhumunukunukuapua, and
b. it makes for a very tacky ornament when you put a Santa hat on it.

Hang this with the hook on top and you have an ornament. Hook pointing down and you have a fishing lure. You can catch yourself a sweet bass with it!

Pink construction paper and some glitter combine to dazzle your tree.

Sea foam green dazzler!

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Sunday, December 20, 2009

5 More Days of Awe-Full Holiday Ornaments

Yellow paper mache butterflies. Courtesy of the Corcoran family archives.

And the back side... Check out the date of the inscription - 1977. Today is December 20, 2009. You do the math.

And an orange paper mache butterfly.

If you blink repeatedly while looking at this shot, it looks like they're fluttering on your screen.

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Saturday, December 19, 2009

More Awe-Full Holiday Ornaments

More fantastically Awe-full ornamnents from the Corcoran family collection!

I love the cartoon-like quality of this moose/reindeer.

Kat is a skater so it's only fitting to have this one. I love the paper clips

Abstract Santa

Pink glitter and large granulated sugar disco ball.

Sequin trees.

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Friday, December 18, 2009

Awe-Full Holiday Ornaments

This next batch of Awe-Full Holiday Ornaments comes from the Corcoran family archives. Dody graciously shared a box of preciously preserved  ornaments - many of which were hand-made by her daughter and my good friend, Kat.

Thank you guys so much for giving me the opportunity to share these treasures with the world.

Unwrapping the Corcoran family ornaments...

Front and back of the hand-colored bird.

Tree topper - one of my personal faves.

Front and back of styrofoam or toasted bread bell. You decide.

Delicate yet functional... Ever read the Q-Tip swab box? It boasts dozens of uses. Here is one they may have missed. Better make it a baker's dozen!

It's like a really realistic flower or something.

Red ball, Kat's teeth marks. Green ball, dog's teeth marks. No, seriously. Kat bit the red one and their puppy chewed the green ball.

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

10th Day of Awe-full Holiday Ornaments

Itty bitty ornaments to blindly step on or to forget to remove from your tree.

Bells will be ringing... Nope, not this one. It's stuffed and made of fabric.

Pissed off nutcracker.

Hey Streeters, thanks for sharing this one. Good thing I was able to shoot this with plenty of time to make it back on the tree ;)

Beautiful babe. Awful ornament.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

11th Day of Awe-Full Holiday Ornaments

On the 11th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...

This is the gem that gave me the idea for this project. And wouldn't you know it, it's made from a lightbulb!
Thanks, Kat!

Arrrgh! Me first matey barfed on me booty. Circa 1976. Thanks, Susan and Joe!

Weird plastic ornament with sickle weilding cherub.

Who's made with squins? Who's the prettiest bird ornament? Who? Who?

Springy Santa

All aboard the stencil express. Choo choo!

Um... I'm not sure what holiday this would represent.

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