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New Holiday Painted Ponies Ring in Christmas Early

People are always looking for new gift-giving traditions at Christmas. Gifting beautifully crafted and hand-painted, Holiday-themed Painted Pony Figurines and Ornaments has become an exciting new tradition, the way giving glass balls, tin trains and cut-and-etched crystal became holiday gift traditions. Every year we come out with four completely different and unique Holiday Painted Ponies, accompanied by four stocking-stuffer ornaments, and a sensational centerpiece. This year we are also adding a very special snow globe. Make this Christmas memorable by ordering a Holiday-themed Painted Pony early for the special people in your life.


 

Santa Pony


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Santa Pony
by Jackie B. Thompson
 


Artist Jackie B. Thompson

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if Santa used a horse to help deliver toys to children around the world, in addition to reindeer? Would he be dressed in holiday finery? In a bright red Santa suit, with fringed leather leg wraps? Would he wear a hat just like his jolly old boss and have a bag of goodies, filled to the brim and overflowing with toys? The artist who created "Santa Pony" dreamed about just such a Pony when she was a little girl, and has created a Christmas Painted Pony as memorable as Rudolph.

   

"I fell in love with horses at a very young age, and from the time I was old enough to hold a pencil or crayon, horses were all I drew. Although I enjoy painting on flat canvases, my newest canvas of choice is the Paint Your Own Ponies. They become such unique sculptures to commemorate special events. I have created ponies that were designed for baby births, anniversaries, Mothers of the Bride, 50th birthdays, weddings... the list goes on. When I paint the figurines for horse owners, I add special sculpted items that personalize the animal."

“Seeing that God has so richly blessed me in life and that all of my talent is His gift to me, I donate my proceeds to local charities. It brings me great pleasure to be able to give back to this great town that has inspired me to become the artist that was within me” – Jackie B. Thomspson


 

In a Manger


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In a Manger
by Laurie Cook
 


Artist Laurie Cook

Growing up, Christmas was always a magical time for the artist who conceived "In a Manger." In her young brain, Baby Jesus and Santa seemed to work hand-in-hand as far as loving us and wanting us to be happy. And that's the idea she wanted to express in her delightfully imaginative Nativity interpretation that illustrates Santa is fully aware of the real meaning behind the season!

   

Raised in Southern California, one of Laurie's earliest memories is of drawing horses on the underside of the family coffee table. While still studying at Art Center College of Design she was recruited by Hallmark Cards in Kansas City, Missouri so at age 22 she moved halfway across the country, not knowing a soul in her new city. Her plan to work there for a year or two somehow stretched out to nearly two decades and by the time she left she had attained the highest level possible, that of "Master Artist."

Laurie has returned to Southern California and now freelances for a variety of companies, designing everything from home decor items to Christmas gift bags; from thinking up new toy ideas to painting idyllic garden scenes. Some of her clients include Google, Mohawk Industries, Leaning Tree, Carson Home, Current, and Hasbro.On the rare occasion she's not in her studio, she can be found hiking with her German Shepherd and two Labradors, or tending to her butterfly garden.


 

English Holiday


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English Holiday
by Karlynn Keyes & Valor Lee
 


Artist Karlynn Keyes & Valor Lee

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the stables…

Plaid garland was draped, from the posts and the gables.

Horseshoes were hung, by the chimney with care.
Hot chocolate was waiting for St. Nicholas, there.

"Deck the Stalls," whinnied the Ponies, as they gathered their sleds.
While visions of carrots danced in their heads.

Sound the trumpet, for Santa is British today,
"Happy Christmas to all," it's an English Holiday!

Cheerio, ho, ho, ho!

    Karlynn Keyes –The former President of The Trail of Painted Ponies is also a talented designer who has created some of the best-selling Painted Ponies of all time, including Cowgirl Cadillac, King of Hearts & Silverado. Now, she has taken her entrepreneurial spirit and developed an exciting new design company with her daughter, Valor Lee. To learn more about their new brands, please visit: DoubleStarStudio.com.

 

Christmas Canter


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Christmas Canter
by Janet Snyder
 


Artist Janet Snyder

Everyone knows that the red cardinal is a popular symbol of Christmas. This bright red bird symbolizes the beauty and warmth of the holiday season as it brings a bit of cheer to gray winter days. But did you know that the bird's name, cardinal, is actually derived from the royal red vestments worn by Catholic cardinals? And that its scarlet plumage also represents the blood of Christ, shed for the redemption of mankind in the Christian religion.

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Janet attended the Herron School of Art in Indianapolis. She majored in Painting and minored in Drawing and in 1988 received a BA in Fine Art. Janet has been a graphic designer since 1992 and now works for a big ten University in Illinois where she designs ads, programs, posters, signs, brochures and web graphics for entertainment and concert events. On the side, she likes to paint commissioned Painted Ponies, collect horse figurines, and ride, show and train her appaloosa horses.

 


 

Holiday 2014 Ornaments

The Trail of Painted Ponies ornaments are perfect for Holidays and everyday! Absolutely adorable as a single ornament or as entire collection, these ornaments will make every day a celebration! Collect them all!


Santa Pony
Ornament


In a Manger
Ornament


English Holiday
Ornament



Christmas Canter
Ornament



 

Final Touch Holiday Centerpiece

Christmas is the Season of Miracles… and just as Frosty the Snowman was magically brought to life when an old silk hat was placed on his head, so will this large, three-balled snowman - with branches for arms, stones for eyes, wrapped in a scarf and wearing a cap - begin to dance to the tune of "Deck the Halls" when the young lad on a Christmas Pony applies the "Final Touch": a big orange carrot for his nose. (Music box included.)

Final Touch
by The Trail of Painted Ponies


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Santa Pony Snow Globe

Nothing says Merry Christmas like Santa Clause, Music, Snow – and a Painted Pony dressed up to look like Old St. Nick himself. This sparkling, new, holiday creation is exquisitely sculpted and hand-painted, and at the twist of a switch plays the melody, "The Twelve Days of Christmas."

Santa Pony Snow Globe
by The Trail of Painted Ponies


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