Felt Holiday Ornaments - These Felt Ornaments are developed from a Christmas card in the Museum’s Burdick Collection depicting eight delicate snowflakes, each with its own unique design.
Bisque Porcelain Origami Ornaments - The crane, long considered a symbol of good fortune and fidelity, figures prominently in Japanese culture and art and is a favorite subject of origami-the Japanese art of paper folding. The simple motifs on the Museum's origami ornaments are traditional family crests I adapted from a variety of sources.
Kimono Cloisonne Ornaments - My pattern for Museum's Cloisonne Kimono Ornaments, which are gold overlay with hand-applied enamel colors, is based on ancient Japanese designs for kimonos
collected in a book now in the Museum's Department of Drawings and Prints.
Bisque Porcelain Snowflake Hurricane Shades - The first Christmas card was privately printed in London in 1843. As their exchange grew in popularity, commercial production became widespread in Europe and America, providing customers with thousands of images from which to choose. These accessories are based on the decorative motifs on a Christmas card in the Museum's Burdick Collection, the life work of Jefferson R. Burdick (1900-1963) who was devoted to collecting trade cards and other types of paper collectibles.
Nutcracker Figure - This Nutcracker Figure is based on an illustration in Heinrich Hoffman’s (German, 1809–1894) "The Wondrous Tale of King Nutcracker and Poor Richard". This story is one of several in an 1860s volume of children’s stories that is in a children's book in the Museum’s Department of Drawings and Prints.
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