Saturday, December 7, 2019

Beer Steins For Daily Use or Occasion Gifts

Beer steins come in a variety of styles, and shapes and are made out of stoneware, pewter, porcelain, glass, and ceramic. Some have hinged tops with a thumb lever that is used to open the lid so that you can drink from the stein. and others have open tops. Steins are used for drinking beer however at my house we use them as a display on our mantle and in a glass case. Rarely do we drink beer from them but that is not to say that we have not enjoyed them over the years during the holidays and at an Oktoberfest dinner.

The classic beer stein that you would find in Germany or Bavaria is made out of stoneware and the designs are quite unique. The steins are usually sold for special occasions like a housewarming party, a holiday, or for a special event. Many people collect the steins because of their style and the ornamental designs.

Since my husband is a collector I make a point to buy him a stein every Christmas. He has a few pewter steins with hinged tops that are from the early 1900s and are handmade German steins. These antiques never come out of the glass cabinet. They are truly prized for their craftsmanship. He also collects the Budweiser Clydesdale steins, the holiday series that began in 1980. Like any collector, my husband will buy steins that are part of a series, antique steins,s, and steins for everyday usage.

The beer steins at Zazzle are perfect for everyday use or for giving as a housewarming. birthday, Christmas or another occasion gift. The stein features a traditional German design that has ornate borders at the rim and base and a detailed handle. The beer stein is available in 2 colors; white with metallic gold and gray with blue color.  Another feature is that you can buy them as shown or you can upload your own photograph or logo and make your own.

What I liked about Zazzle’s beer steins is they have good look at them and we can use them daily if we want and do not have to worry if they are broken. They would also be thoughtful Christmas gifts or housewarming gifts for anyone who likes to drink beer.

Here are a few of my favorite stein designs. All were created by the independent designers at Zazzle.  Click the highlighted blue link under the stein image and this will take you to the designer's store where you can view a larger image of the stein, learn more and buy.

Vintage Santa Claus Christmas Holiday Beer Stein

Create Custom Vintage Style Business Company Logo Beer

Brandenburg Red Eagle Beer Stein

Vintage Map of Denmark (1801) Beer Stein

Vintage Danish Royal Coat of Arms of Denmark Beer Stein

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Remembrance Christmas Tree Ornaments

When it comes to the holidays you may be missing a loved one who passed away, or you may be sad because you are thinking of your beloved pet.  If you find that you are feeling blue then it is helpful to create remembrance Christmas ornament for your holiday tree.  

It's always hard to have a loved one pass away. Please know that the remembrance ornament is a way to not feel so sad during the Christmas season 
My niece had lost her mother to cancer when she was just a child and she is always sad during the Christmas holidays because it was her mom’s favorite time of the year. So this year I found a photograph of my niece and she has her hand on her mother. It was such a nice remembrance photo of her family. I went to Zazzle and I created an ornament out of the photograph. Uploading my photo was easy to do and I could not be happier with the ornament that I designed.

If you would like to create a remembrance ornament then here is the template that I created. You may use it or you may choose another design. I find the metal backing is nice especially if the photographs are older. It is made very well and the ceramic ornament is protected from the metal encasing

I shipped the ornament directly to my niece and when she received it she said that she cried. They were happy tears, loving tears as she remembered the day that the photo was taken and how she had so much fun with her mom and her cousins.

 She told me now my mom is part of my Christmas celebration because of this remembrance ornament. From this Christmas forward when my niece decorates her Christmas tree with her remembrance ornament she will be keeping the memory of her mother alive through her memories.

Here is another ornament style that you may be interested in. All of my ornament designs are customizable so you can add your own photograph. 

This ornament I created to remember my mother. All of the beaded and sequin ornaments on this tree my mom had made when she was recovering from breast cancer. She told me it was good to stay busy doing the things she loved.  

Remembrance Christmas Tree Ornament

View all of my ornament designs here. All can be customized by adding your photograph.  

Friday, October 18, 2019

Halloween Tree Decorations

Halloween trees have been popular for many years and I suppose it is because people like having a tree with lights and ornaments as a part of their home décor. Normally the trees are shaped and look like a Christmas tree however instead of green branches the tree is black or dark purple and I have seen a few that were orange color.

A Halloween tree is fun to decorate and you can use it to accent your home décor or set it up on your front porch. It is a good way to let all the neighborhood children know that you have candy for them when they go out to trick or treat.

Even if you are not someone who goes all out when decorating for Halloween know that a tree would be all that you would need. You could buy one at Hobby Lobby or Amazon for your tabletop or setup a Halloween tree in a  dark corner in your foyer or living space.

Here is a tree that is perfect for a corner.  It is decorated with plastic skulls and pumpkins.

As for lights, it is best to buy purple or orange lights for a black Halloween tree. If you do another color tree such as an orange one then I would recommend a strand of black lights. Thus keeping with the traditional colors of Halloween; orange, black and purple.

Your decorations should be spooky and you can shop for small plastic skeletons and pumpkins at a hobby store. Use crazy glue to attach a hook to hang them on your tree. Shop for ceramic ornaments at Buy the ornaments as shown or customize them by adding a photograph of your children in their Halloween costumes from previous years. Buy the keepsake ornaments for your tree or give them as a gift.

Here are a few ornaments that I found at Zazzle

Halloween Fairy Ornament

Magical Night Witch Silver Square Ornament

Scary Halloween Tree Home Decor Ceramic Ornament

Shop for Halloween grosgrain ribbon and drape it onto your tree. Complete your tree by adding a black witch add to the top and a colorful and magical looking tree skirt.

I put together a collection of  Zazzle ornaments and tree skirts that I found. All were created by independent artists and are unique designs. If you like what you see then click on the hyperlinked words under the image and this will take you to the designer's store where you can view a larger product image, learn more about the product and buy.

Halloween Tree Decorations

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Wolves at Christmas Home Decor and Gifts

Wolves at Christmas is a product design that I created from an original collage that I put together in 2015. The collage consists of 52 overlays. The winter wonderland background of snow-covered trees is a cutout of the trees in my side yard. The photograph was taken after a snowstorm and the sun had just come out which lends for the glistening appearance. Then I took photographs of snow and cut them out to add to my collage. Each overlay was added digitally. From start to finish it took me 12 hours to complete. I think think the wolves at Christmas design is beautiful.

Here is a set that will show you a few of my wolf designs. 
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Wolves at Christmas color scheme is blue and silver with touches of snowflakes. This color combination will coordinate well with a blue holiday home.  You can accent the sofa with the 16-inch square pillow and add the wolf ornament to your holiday tree. Wrap your presents in the beautiful Christmas wolf pattern paper and your holiday living space will look lovely.

I hope you love this unique collage art design and that you buy for yourself or as a gift for that special someone. Know that when you buy any of these products that you will be supporting independent artists and not a big box store.

Thank you for stopping by and for taking interest in my original collage art. Below is my collection of Wolves at Christmas. If you would like to learn more about the product or to buy, click onto the highlighted words below the product image.

Wolves at Christmas Collage Art Latte Mug

Wolves at Christmas Peace Love Joy Navy T-Shirt

Wolves at Christmas Winter Snowflake Throw Pillow

Wolves in Winter Wonderland Night Light

Wolves at Christmas a Winter Wonderland Ornament

Wolves at Christmas a Winter Wonderland Flat Card

Wolves in Winter Wonderland Christmas Tree Watch

Winter Wonderland Wolves /Christmas  Keychain

Woodland Christmas with Wolves Wrapping Paper

Christmas Sticker with Wolves and Winter Snow

Monday, September 23, 2019

Zazzle Halloween Shirts For Kids

When it comes to the season of Halloween one will need to shop for a few holiday shirts for their kids to wear. Halloween is no longer celebrated on a few days, instead, it has become a season and it is celebrated the entire month of October.

That, of course, means wearing seasonal shirts with a Halloween design on them to school, spook house, parties and more. With so many Halloween activities I would suggest that you buy at least four shirts for your kids to wear throughout the season with their jeans or girls can dress them up and wear with leggings or even a skirt.

See below a few cute Halloween T-Shirts that I found at Zazzle. They were created by independent designers and all of the prints are unique. If you have not shopped at Zazzle before know that the printing is excellent and the quality of the shirts is excellent also. The shirts are unlike what you find at the mall as Z-shirts are of higher quality. They are not thin and see-through which is good especially now that the weather is changing. You can launder them and wear the shirt over and over again and it will look new as long as you launder in cold water.

If you would like to learn more about the quality of the shirts then click the highlighted text below the shirt image and you will be taken to the designer's store where you will see the Halloween shirt. Scroll down to read the verified customer reviews.

Girls Halloween Shirts

Halloween BOO / Spooky Ghost on Black T-Shirt

Cute Prickly Pear Halloween Trick or Treat Kids T-Shirt

Halloween Scarecrow Jack O Lantern and Black Cat T-Shirt

Boy’s Halloween Shirts

Halloween Ghost Holiday kids t-shirt

Haunted House Shirts

Halloween Haunted House kids Holiday t-shirt

Baby’s Halloween Shirt

First Halloween Black Cat Toddler Baby T-Shirt

Cute Purple Glitter Trick or Treat Baby Baby T-Shirt

Baby's First Halloween Toddler T-shirt

Tee-shirt Jersey End Halloween Baby Baby T-Shirt

Monday, August 12, 2019

Decorative Birch Wood Boxes at Zazzle

Zazzle came out with a birch wood display box that can be used to decorate your home or your office. This box is available in white or black color and comes in three sizes. This hollow backed box comes in handy when you want to accent your home or your office.

You can hang it on the wall by buying 4 or more and create a feature wall.  Another way to accent your décor with display boxes is to set on an accent table, fireplace mantle, bookshelf, kitchen counter or another hard surface. Like a figurine, the wooden display box will add interest to your interior décor.

Shop for a variety of stylish wooden display boxes that have been created by the independent designers at Zazzle or create your own from your photograph. If you want to personalize the box click onto customizing and the editor will walk you through the steps. Know that you can monogram many display boxes with your name or saying at no extra charge.

Personalized products always make thoughtful gifts.

Here are a few of my favorite decorative wooden display boxes. If you would like to view a larger product then click on the highlighted text below the image and you will be rerouted to the designer's store.

Thank you for viewing these products and shopping for unique products created by artists.
View holiday box here
View Christmas tree box here

 Christmas Box Collection 

Christmas Wooden Display Boxes

Other boxes that you may like

Welcome to our Home / Family Wood Box Sign

Monogram Family Home with Date/Decorative Wooden Box Sign

Palm Trees and Monkey Cartoon Wooden Box Sign

Farm Style Cartoon Red Barn Kid's Room/Monogram Wooden Box

Red Poppy Floral Watercolor Wreath/ Be Nice Wooden Box

Modern Black Kitchen/Dining Room Let's Eat Wooden Box Sign

Cute Halloween Pumpkin and Black Cat Wooden Box Sign