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 completely different and unique Holiday Painted Ponies, accompanied by stocking-stuffer ornaments. Make this Christmas memorable by ordering a Holiday-themed Painted Pony early for the special people in your life.




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Tangled
 

Tangled
by Laurie Holman

When this artist was a child, it seemed like every Christmas she was put in charge of organizing the Christmas decorations, and it never failed. No matter how neatly they were put away the year before, the Christmas lights would be tangled into knots that took forever to straighten. Then, inevitably, one bulb wouldn’t light so the rest wouldn’t work… but that would be a whole other Painted Pony.

 For the past 20 years I have taught art at the high school on the border of Texas and Mexico in far west Texas.  I am a single parent of a wonderful 14 year old boy, I love painting, art, riding horses, hunting, working cattle and  being outside... Life is good and I believe in living for the moment! - Laurie Holman

 

Tesha Hammonds
Artist Laurie Holman





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Sweet Treat Roundup
 

Sweet Treat Round-up
by Laurie Cook

A favorite Christmas memory of this artist is standing on her tiptoes for a closer look at a frosting-laden cookie-house atop her grandmother’s dark wood table. Many years later, she would think how wonderful it would be to create her own Holiday treat – a Painted Pony made of gingerbread wearing candy cane, gum drops and sprinkles instead of a traditional saddle and bridle.

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, Leaniní 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.

Tesha Hammonds
Artist Laurie Cook





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Jack Frost
 

Jack Frost
by Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor

An impish rascal, Jack Frost embodies the playful side of winter – sledding, snowmen, snowball fights. So, it was a no-brainer for this artist, who has known her share of mischief-making Appaloosas, to create a “Jack Frost Painted Pony” that has grabbed a snowman’s hat for himself, and is as unique and beautiful in his own way as a snowflake.

"As an artist, I love creating Painted Ponies because I get to show my interest in other subject matter such as flowers, Halloween, animals and mythical creatures, while at the same time always expressing my love for horses and the equine form. Everywhere I go I'm looking around thinking about what I can paint on my next Pony. I find them very inspiring!"
- Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor

Tesha Hammonds
Artist
Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor





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A Royal Holiday
 

A Royal Holiday
by Karlynn Keyes & Valor Lee

Welcome to the Royal Palace, where you are invited to throw open the stable doors and go for a Royal Ride on a prancing Royal Pony that is decorated with glittering, golden hooves and a glorious, gilded saddle encrusted with rubies. Most certainly, a gift for a King or a Queen that will complete a Royal Holiday.

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.

Karlynn Keyes and Valor Lee
Artists Karlynn Keyes
and Valor Lee





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Gypsy Winter Dreams
 

Gypsy Winter Dreams
by Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor

With their long forelocks and thick manes and tails, Gypsy Vanners evoke a romance and beauty unlike any other horse breed. Often pictured grazing in emerald-green Irish meadows or pulling ornate wagons down country lanes, delighting the imagination of this artist is the image of a Gypsy Vanner playing Santa as it delivers sacks of gifts on Christmas Eve.

"As an artist, I love creating Painted Ponies because I get to show my interest in other subject matter such as flowers, Halloween, animals and mythical creatures, while at the same time always expressing my love for horses and the equine form. Everywhere I go I'm looking around thinking about what I can paint on my next Pony. I find them very inspiring!"
- Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor

Tesha Hammonds
Artist
Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor




 

Holiday 2015 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!

tangled
Tangled
Ornament

sweet treat roundup
Sweet Treat Round-up
Ornament

gypsy winter dreams
Gypsy Winter Dreams
Ornament

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jack frost
Jack Frost
Ornament

a royal holiday
A Royal Holiday
Ornament

 

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pumpkin patch
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pumpkin patch
 

Pumpkin Patch
by Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor

Halloween being this artist’s favorite holiday, she was inspired to create a Painted Pony that brought back memories of autumn decorations and trick-or-treating, carved jack o’lanterns and campfires on chilly nights, pumpkin fields watched over by a black cat and a broom-riding witch silhouetted against a full moon.

 

The jack o'lantern faces actually glow in the dark! 

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"As an artist, I love creating Painted Ponies because I get to show my interest in other subject matter such as flowers, Halloween, animals and mythical creatures, while at the same time always expressing my love for horses and the equine form. Everywhere I go I'm looking around thinking about what I can paint on my next Pony. I find them very inspiring!"
- Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor

Tesha Hammonds
Artist
Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor