|Florida Christmas ornament|
Hand painted 3 1/8" glass Christmas ornament featuring the state of Florida and some of its symbols. The state is outlined in gold glitter. Inside that, the Sun is depicted rising over the ocean. Outside to the upper left is a mocking bird (the state bird). Then to the upper right is a grouping of orange blossoms with oranges and leaves (orange blossom is the state flower). Further down to the right is an Atlantic sailfish depicted jumping out over the water (Atlantic sailfish is the state saltwater fish.) Then to the bottom right are a couple of hibiscus flowers. At left is a pink flamingo and a sabal palm (the state tree). On the top
forming an arch in red letters is the state name, "FLORIDA". On the bottom again forming an arch is the state nickname, "THE SUNSHINE STATE". This is all on a white background and encircled by a stripe of gold glitter. The rest of the ornament is bright red with a high gloss acrylic finish.
Started out as a clear glass ornament which was primed with white pigmented shellac, painted with acrylic paint, decorated with glitter and finished with a clear gloss acrylic coating.
Date: Painted in December 2014
Status: This item is gone but another one can be made upon your request.
Artist: David S Straughan of Pelham, NH
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