Friday, October 28, 2016

Get your holiday hostess gifts on order!

Need a sweet and unique hostess gift this holiday season? Consider a whimsical, one-of-a-kind ceramic piece from Syma Small Works


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You may remember the Everyday Artist profile I ran of Syma a few months ago. Well, after the post ran, I decided to treat myself from her shop, and nothing would do her but that she make a gift of what I fully intended to buy.


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And what a gift it was! Not only did I receive the sweet Bull Ball Bell I chose...


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...but it came in a gift box decorated with more of Syma’s transporting art.


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Inside was an enclosure card that told me about the historical inspiration for the Bull Ball Bell and how to use it to release its “magic” properties. 


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I always say that if you’re going to take the bull by the horns, those horns may as well be 24-karat gold. Agreed?


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Don’t you simply love the detail? Each piece is completely hand-formed and hand-painted, so each one is just a little different. I chose this one for his pink hoof…


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…And his extra long, extra-curly horns. The better to grip you with, my dear! (Love the cute little nose ring, too!)


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Each bell is signed and dated on the outside and signed and numbered on the inside (right alongside the bull ball clanger ;-> ) Notice how translucent the porcelain is; the light coming through shows up a shadow of the outside detail INSIDE.


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Syma also included in the package three beautiful art postcards featuring some of her other work.

And if a Bull Ball Bell doesn’t tickle your fancy, she has other giftables in her shop that come with the same beautiful packaging. 


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Consider a Smoked Little Pot of Gold—each one lined in 24-karat gold and smoked to unique perfection on the outside. Lit with a tealight, they're magical.


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And inside the beautiful gift box will be this sweet sentiment.


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The same is true of the Angel Feeder Bowls….


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…As wells as the four styles of coasters based on her Muse Charger series. 


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If you’re not into bulls, Syma also has Cash Cow Bells in the shop and Bells to Summon a Frog (for kissing and turning into a prince?). But whatever you choose, I’m sure the person you buy it for will be just as delighted as I was when I received my gift. 


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Come to think of it, you may be so tickled with it you don’t want to give it away. So plan ahead: Order two and keep one for yourself! And get your order in before the holiday rush.


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A big shout-out of thanks from me to Syma for my beautiful bell. I keep it on a shelf over my desk, where I see it frequently and ring it with abandon. And each and every time I think of her thoughtfulness and her sound advice, which takes on extra meaning this election season:

Assume nothing. 
Expect even less. 
But trust that it will work. 


I would only add: Be sure to vote!
  

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