Collectors Ornaments - Online sales begin July 1st
Every ornament is crafted in 24k gold-plated brass and in a gift box appropriate for gift-giving or for your own keepsake. Included in each box is a brief description/historical information about the theme of the ornament. The cost of the ornament is $20.00 plus $3.00 shipping.
The 2012 Ornament
Christmas in St. Michaels is proud to present the ninth in our series of Collectors Ornaments.
Illustrator and marine scientist Alice Jane Lippson has captured the distinctive markings of the Rockfish, the state fish of Maryland in this ninth annual Christmas in St. Michaels ornament. The rockfish or “striped bass” gets its name from the 7 or 8 black stripes running from head to tail.
In addition to online pruchases, the ornament is available at these local shops:
- Calico Toys and Games
- Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Store
- Chesapeake Bay Outfitters*
- Chesapeake Trading Company (Fall Only)
- Frivolous Fibers
- The Christmas Shop*
- The Medicine Shoppe
- Reeser's Pharmacy*
- St. Michaels Harbour Inn and Spa
- The Talbot Bank (Fall Only)
* Previous years' ornaments are available at these locations.
2011 Collectors Ornament
Eighth Christmas in St. Michaels ornament: The Chesapeake Bay Log Canoe, an antique sailboat, was adapted from the dugout canoes made by Native Americans. Artwork by local design artist Joanne Buritsch captures the graceful racing form of this "ballerina of the Bay".
2010 Collectors Ornament
Seventh Christmas in St. Michaels ornament: The grace and elegance of the Great Blue Heron is captured by local design artist Joanne Buritsch. The habitat of the blue heron includes the area around the Chesapeake Bay.
2009 Collectors Ornament - SOLD OUT!
Sixth Christmas in St. Michaels ornament: Picturesque St. Michaels Harbor with the popular tourist boat The Patriot in a scene rendered by local artist Jack Bockmiller. The campus of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is in the background.
2008 Collectors Ornament
Fifth Christmas in St. Michaels ornament: Celebrate the oyster with a shell design which includes an adaptation of work by local artist John Moll showing a waterman “tonging” for oysters from the deck of a typical Chesapeake workboat, super-imposed on a classic oyster shell.
2007 Collectors Ornament
Fourth Christmas in St. Michaels ornament: “A Gaggle of Geese” as depicted by design artist Joanne Buritsch. The geese, sporting black, brown and white plumage, grace our fields and shoreline.
2006 Collectors Ornament
Third Christmas in St. Michaels ornament: The frisky Chesapeake Blue Crab is shown crawling out of a basket full of his friends.
2005 Collectors Ornament - SOLD OUT!
Second Christmas in St. Michaels ornament: This ornament depicts the historic Chesapeake Bay Skipjack, a sailing vessel unique to the area and fast disappearing.
2004 ORIGINAL Collectors Ornament
The original Christmas in St. Michaels ornament. The Hooper Strait Lighthouse, preserved and located at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, is featured in this re-issued ornament. The lighthouse is one of the few true Chesapeake Bay screwpile lighthouses.