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Goody Goody Gumdrops & Other Bad News!

I’ve got some good news and some bad news…

First, the bad news – Awe-full Ornaments is on hiatus this year.

No, smart asses that wasn’t the good news.

Thankfully, I’ve been so tied up with photo projects that actually make me money this year, that I haven’t found time to scour my favorite haunts for awe-full ornaments. Next year, I promise. So sit back, have some eggnog and I’ll see ya next year.

And with that, I wish you a wonderfully warm and awe-full holiday season! Keep on Trololo-ing!

Goody goody gumdrops

Goody goody gumdrops. Now we’re gonna have an ant problem.

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And a partridge in a pear tree…

Hey all,

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year. Thanks for letting me entertain you all with my little holiday photo project. I definitely entertained myself in the process. If you all have more Awe-full holiday ornaments you’d like me to photograph, just let me know; I have the feeling this project is going to be around a while.

Thanks again!

And now to our ornament…

This submission was brought to us by my friend Jeri. She’s had this beaut in her family for decades, and it has been through years of dark isolated storage, survived floods and was even eaten by rats! Despite all of this, it has found its way to the family tree. I hope you enjoy it as much as I loved photographing it!

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The Christmas dove in all its glory!
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Notice the notch missing from its butt? That’s where the rats feasted one year while in storage.
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Until your next installment – watch out for the birds (and rats!).

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16 Days of Awe-full Holiday Ornaments

More awe-full ornaments fresh from a musty box…

Jester snowman with an oversized tie pin.
Jester snowman with an oversized tie pin.

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Clothes pin? Check. Pipe cleaner? Check. Cotton ball? Check. Left over easter egg dye? Check.

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Portly nun or Rastafarian? You decide…

Got leftover window screens? Make angel ornaments!

Got leftover window screens? Make angel ornaments! This is one of my personal faves.

You haven't enjoyed this ornament until you've smelled it.
You haven’t enjoyed this ornament until you’ve smelled it.

See you tomorrow with more awe-full ornaments!

About Awe-full ornaments:
I’m starting a photographic collection of ugly, funny, strange, and kitschy holiday ornaments, Got one you’d like to share? What’s the story behind it? Did you make it when you were in second grade and your mom didn’t have the heart to toss it in the trash heap? Has it been in the family for ages and no one has the courage to chuck it? I’d love to shoot it. Let me know and we’ll arrange it. Email me at jason@tinacciphoto.com.

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17 Days of Awe-full Holiday Ornaments

This holiday season, I’m embarking on a journey… It’s a journey born of Styrofoam balls, pieces of used window screens, cotton balls, wine corks, stale miniature marshmallows, and of course, the versatile pipe cleaner.

My journey will take me to the depths of musty basements, dusty attics, cluttered garages, the deepest recesses of closets and backyard sheds. Fighting through cobwebs and tissue paper and risking the perils of shaky ladders will not keep me from my conquest, my goal, my mission – to uncover the most awe-ful holiday ornaments.

Each day I’ll unearth new ornaments for your visual edification – some more hideous than the next – from my family’s collection or those of friends, or friends of friends, or friends of friends of friends. And yet, I’ll thirst for more. I want to see your ornaments!

I’m starting a photographic collection of ugly, funny, strange, and kitschy holiday ornaments, and I would love to photograph yours. What’s the story behind the ornament? Did you make it when you were in second grade and your mom didn’t have the heart to toss it in the trash heap? Let me know if you have one to shoot and we’ll arrange it. Email me at jason@tinacciphoto.com.

And now, without further adieu… Awe-full ornaments…

Styrofoam snowlady. Reminds me of Mrs. Doubtfire. Notice the fine knit work.
Styrofoam snowlady. Reminds me of Mrs. Doubtfire. Notice the fine knit work.

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Nothing will dampen this little fella’s Christmas spirit despite the fact that he was impaled by a metal hook, and has no way of actually hanging on the tree due to his broken string.

A horse made of corks, of corks, of course.
A horse made of corks, of corks, of course.

Styrofoam snowman with baseball hat. Put me in, coach... the tree!
Styrofoam snowman with baseball hat. Put me in, coach… the tree!

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This mighty mouse doesn’t want to work. He wants to bang on his drum all day – using his prosthetic arms.

See you tomorrow with more awe-full ornaments!

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