THE ALPHABET OF OBJECTS: O IS FOR…
This word is full of possibilities for me. I love traditional ornaments that hang on string, bring life to a Christmas tree or may have gathered dust on someone’s shelf before falling into my hands but, to me, there is an entire universe of ornaments that may not fit within the typical description. Hearing the word ornament, your mind might immediately jump to fragile glass or paper pieces, of which I have (and sell) many. These to me evoke a wave of nostalgia for Christmases past. But the world of ornaments is vast. Think about architectural embellishments or the gilded leg of a chair, the craftsmanship brought to the formation of a vase or a utilitarian piece, such as a sword, engraved with decoration or a stirring battle cry. In my line of work, opportunity for ornamentation is endless and it’s hard to find a piece that cannot be used for the purpose of embellishment. It’s for this reason, that I hope that the term ornament can be reinvigorated, with its parameters broadened to encourage others to think outside the box when decorating spaces you love.
Shop my collection of paper ornaments here.
Dive into the whole shop here, to find a piece that challenges your previous notions of the word ornament.