I love Wooden Christmas Ornaments, even when they’re produced in bulk commercially each one is slightly different and therefore unique from the others. The two show pieces in our collection is of a mother and baby elephant hand carved from one solid piece of driftwood and a pair of giraffes each one individually hand carved from bamboo. In this article I showcase these exquisite pieces of handcrafted fine art woodworked ornaments, along with a couple of examples of simple wood lathed pieces; and offer you the opportunity to choose and buy your own handcrafted wood ornaments, ideal as gifts for your loved one, friend or relative.
We have a few small wood handcrafted collectables and fruit bowls made on a lathe or otherwise handmade but this pair of elephants (mother and child) was the first truly hand carved ornament we owned. Coming back from a week’s holiday in Cornwall and Devon and taking the coastal road to admire the scenery, rather than the direct route back home, we made a stop at one of the coastal towns for a quick lunch and to spend an hour window shopping.