my old friend and talented art pal from "up the road a-piece", Deryn Mentock, from Cypress, TX made for me...
...this precious hand-painted Santa vintage spoon! My photo does not do it justice - it is just so darling! Deryn is a creative master - every year she comes up with something unique for our ornament swap and this year is no exception.
She has an eye for everything vintage and she loves to explore antique stores and flea markets looking for that special something to trigger her fantastic artistic inspiration. Can you believe she bent that stiff spoon handle into an accordian folded hanger --- with her bare hands? Believe me, that is killer. And so is this ornament. Just beautiful!
Check out Deryn's blog and become a fan. She is inspiringly creative and her original jewelry line is fantastic! Thank you, Deryn!