Christopher Radko's Ornaments
The first book celebrating the delightful ornaments that are so popular the New York Times dubbed Christopher Radko "The Czar of Christmas Present."The story of Christopher Radko's Christmas empire began in 1983, when his family's Christmas tree stand gave way, shattering their collection of 2,000 mouth-blown, handpainted European glass ornaments. On a trip to Poland the following summer, as he searched for new ornaments, he realized the workshops that used to produce beautifully crafted ornaments had been closed for decades, and decided to hire a glassblower who could make the ones he wanted. He sketched some traditional ornament shapes and had several dozen ornaments produced for his family. But they never made it to the tree -- friends purchased all of them. Now the designer who started selling door-to-door on his lunch hour to stores in New York has over 3,000 accounts around the country, and the lone glassblower has been joined by over 1,000 artisans in Poland, Italy, Germany, and the Czech Republic.Christopher Radko's Ornaments is a celebration of these "memories in the making, " as Christopher calls his ornaments. After a
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