Saturday, January 30, 2010

New Lighted Ceramic Christmas Trees

I mentioned in my last post that I was creating a new lighted ceramic Christmas tree...and here it is! This ceramic tree stands 12 inches tall including the star and base. I am creating them right now in evergreen glaze with and without snow. I will make some in white and other variations very soon.

Hand made from start to finish using premium white ceramic clay, I hand paint each tree in non-toxic lead-free glazes, and fire in my electric kiln. Each tree has about 50 lights, is hand wired with a permanent light fixture and the star on top is removable and inter-changeable. I hope you love them as much as I do.

Soon I will be offering this tree in bisque (unpainted ceramic) for those of you who love to paint your own. Keep watching at my Etsy shop: DarkHorseStore for them to be listed.
P.S. Next up... something for tea time, your desk and of course a great gift for most any occasion.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Lighted Ceramic Christmas Trees

Whew! Was 2009 supposed to go that fast? I introduced lighted ceramic Christmas trees to Dark Horse Store on Etsy in mid-November and everything is a blur from there!!! Many, many thanks to all of our new customers that shopped with us for the season and I am thrilled that you all loved the classic ceramic trees that I lovingly created. I personally have very fond memories of the classic ceramic Christmas trees that were around back in the day and so I set out to create a miniaturized version that anyone could enjoy - I think it worked out very well although I worked around the clock (no kidding) to make all of the trees that we sent out in time for Christmas. A few pictures below just to give you a glimpse. Over 40 little lights on each tree, powered by a 5 watt night-light type bulb.

Here's a sneak peek for 2010 ---- I just couldn't resist creating even larger trees for this year :) Soooo, watch in the next month or maybe two...I am creating new ceramic trees that will stand over 1 foot tall, include a wonderful base adorned with holly, and, well.... you will just have to tune back in to find out, but I promise you will see some beautiful, classic ceramic trees made from vintage molds, but updated for a "green" approach ;)

This is a collection that I am offering at DarkHorseStore.
These little beauties really light up!

Here are some single trees that I created to give everyone a good selection to choose from:

"Lighted Ceramic Christmas Tree"

More trees can be viewed in my holiday section here. The trees pictured here stand about 7 inches including the base and star; can't wait to create the bigger trees! Stay tuned and Happy New Year. May it bring you peace, health and happiness.