Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Space Age Tree Ornaments

Space Age Ray Gun

The French have a saying: "Originalite c'est ne apprendre pas." which implies that one cannot learn to be original. One either is or isn't. Point.

For the past couple of years James was creating unique Christmas tree ornaments that were auctioned and sold in Roswell, New Mexico. The earnings went to charities. 

I believe that James deserves a wider recognition. His creations definitely deserve a bigger audience. They are very pretty and fun. And they really look great on a tree.

 Work in progress

The ornaments are carved out of wood. They are hand-painted by the artist. The design was inspired by the science fiction movies and science fiction cartoon art of the 1950s and 1960s as well as by the Roswell story.

Most people visiting Roswell hunt for original gifts that in some way commemorate the crash of an alien spacecraft near Roswell in 1947. For some of them this is local folklore, for others part of a serious UFO history that has been classified and covered up by the government agencies. 

 Space Age Rocket Tree Ornament

Whatever you believe, alien T-shits and mugs is almost all you can bring from Roswell. That is until now. For the first time James' Space Age ornaments and greeting cards are available to buyers worldwide. The tree ornaments can also be used as original gift tags. You won't find them in Roswell alien stores, though. They were exclusively sold in his Etsy store, but are currently out of stock.

Space Ship Christmas Tree Ornament

The store officially opened on December 14, 2014. More items will be listed over time. Not all of them are Space Age related since James is constantly creating new designs. But one thing for sure, all of them have a quality of rarity and make great gifts not only for science fiction aficionados. Upon request the ornaments can be converted to attractive magnets. 

And one more thing, if you have pets, your tree will be safe. These ornaments do not shine and do not attract cats or puppies to commit mischief. They were tested on two playful cats and one inquisitive puppy.

By Dominique Allmon

Images by James W. Allmon©2014