Posts Tagged ‘Figural Nutcrackers’

Brandon is now working on two restorations.  First off is this very interesting owl nutcracker.

Owl Nutcracker

Owl Nutcracker

This piece  has a couple of issues that need to be addressed.  First the feather tufts on the head have been broken off in a curious manner and they need to be  added.  Also, the beak needs to be repaired as well as the stump it is perched upon.  When all of that is completed it will need to stained and finished to its former glory.

Owl Nutcracker

Owl Nutcracker

Owl Nutcracker

Owl Nutcracker

The next restoration, is this jolly fellow….

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He had an old repair that needed to be redone.  His hat had been glued on and not in the right position.

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The hat also is missing the very tip of it and will need to be replaced.  The rim of the hat in the front is also chipped and will need to be repaired also.

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In other news, Brandon’s original design Seahorse Figural Nutcracker has been sold.  It now will make  it’s home at the Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum.  It definitely will not be lonely there! ;-)

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It was sad to see it leave but I have my order already put in for one like it!

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This week we’ve listed a Bear Figural Nutcracker and the Gazing Hound Nutcracker on Ebay.  Brandon is designing new and unique nutcrackers and has been busy working in his workshop.  He bought new dust collection system and has been busy making room for it and installing it.  It is a lot bigger than what he was using before and should make the workshop much cleaner requiring less time for clean-up and more time for just working.

Last weekend we stared putting up some of our outdoor decorations for Christmas.  It’s been hard getting them out this year due to all the snow we’ve been getting.  We have more to do and when they are completed I will post a video of them or pictures.

Almost all the inside decorating is done.  Our trees are all decorated but throughout the season I will keep adding things we make or discover.  We have plans to make a gingerbread house and make live wreaths and planters for outside.   The son and I make them with greenery from around our yard.  They are a favorite of mine and he just thinks it’s fun to go “pick’n” in the field and woods around our home.

New Items Coming this week:  We added Hand Carved Wine Caddies and hand painted wine glasses to the web site.  You can purchase them directly from Ardoria.com through PayPal.

Also, Coming Soon our son is creating gift baskets full of bath goodies he creates, he has a great time making them and he wants to contribute to our website, too.

Keep checking the blog and website for upcoming new items……

Hand Carved Wine Caddy

Hand Carved Wine Caddy

Wine Caddy and Glasses

Wine Caddy and Glasses

Wine Caddy

Wine Caddy

Christmas Candy Glasses

Christmas Candy Glasses

Christmas Bulbs Wine Glasses

Christmas Bulbs Wine Glasses

Our cat, Molly, is getting into the Christmas spirit too!  She is quite a spunky feisty girl.  I was really surprised that she allowed me to put these on her and I still have all my fingers!

Molly Santa

Molly Santa

Until next time,

Melissa

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