New Ornaments – Hot from the Forge for 2014!

The New Pittsburgh Collection
“The Grand View of Pittsburgh”
“Ice Ball Treats with Gus and YiaYia”
“Sharing the Season at Market Square”

The New Kennywood Collection
“Laughing through Kennywood’s Le Cachot”
“Riding Kennywood’s Auto Race and Train”
“The Phantom of Lost Kennywood”

There’s a chill in the air this week, and you know what that means… the holidays are coming! This year’s new pewter Christmas ornaments are in from Wendell August Forge, and they look fantastic! It’s hard to believe it’s been five years since I partnered with the Forge to create handmade, uniquely crafted ornaments of my Pittsburgh and Kennywood paintings. Click here to see them on my website, or better yet, you can see them in person at the 44th Washington County Covered Bridge Festival. I will be exhibiting at the Ebenezer Covered Bridge in Mingo Creek County Park this Saturday and Sunday, September 20th and 21st from 10 to 5pm both days at Space #51.

I’m returning to the festival after a year’s absence – but I had a very good excuse for not participating in the show last year. It seems we had a wedding to attend… my younger daughter, Alyssa, married her wonderful and loving husband, Jon, that weekend. After a year, it’s like they’re still on their honeymoon, and we couldn’t be happier for them!

Because the festival is so competitive, I hated to drop out of the loop, and I called them begged to be “put on hold” for a year. Lucky for me, they were very understanding and invited me back for this year’s event. So that’s where I’ll be this weekend with a complete collection of my ornaments created by Wendell August Forge from all five years. So if you’re missing any from the series, this is a great chance to complete your set. If you come see me at the festival, I’ll be happy to hand sign and personalize each piece for you.

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