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Vandalia, IL - 200th Anniversary

Vandalia, IL - 200th Anniversary

Vandalia, Illinois | 200th Anniversary

One of our recent custom collaborations was with Vandalia Historical Society in Vandalia, Illinois to celebrate the cities 200th Anniversary. The ornaments were given to all attendees of their 2019 Christmas Gala at the historic Vandalia Statehouse. The Gala was an elegant event held December 6th with food, drinks and live music. The Vandalia Historical Society is responsible for maintaining the Little Brick House, supporting the Historic Vandalia Statehouse, and promoting the rich history of Vandalia and the impact it has had on the development and growth of Illinois.


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2019 Custom Ornament | Camp Calumet

2019 Custom Ornament | Camp Calumet

Camp Calumet - Custom Ornament

Last year we were assigned the fun task of creating a custom ornament for Camp Calumet. The camp was founded in 1959 and is located on picturesque Lake Ossipee, in Freedom, NH. Calumet is a year-round ministry of the Lutheran churches in New England. The ornament design they chose features a starry sky, pine trees, two figures beside a bonfire and a large setting sun in the background. A small crescent moon is cut out of the ornament. The name of the camp is featured on a banner across the bottom and 2019 is written across the top. The back of the ornament shows Lake Ossipee with sailboats afloat as well as a canoe rack. Find out more about Calumet by clicking below.


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Auburn, NH - 175th Anniversary

Auburn, NH - 175th Anniversary

Auburn, NH | 175 Years

Auburn, NH commissioned us to create a custom ornament commemorating their 175th anniversary. Auburn is a small town located 12 miles east of Manchester, NH. The ornament design they chose features a minute man standing in front of the Lake Massabesic, the town’s largest body of water. Originally settled by Native Americans as a fishing village called Massabesic, meaning "the place of much water," Auburn was finally incorporated with its’ current town name in 1845. Auburn, NH provides the perfect balance of rural living amidst New England’s picturesque scenery, while still offering quick and easy access to the city.

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Redeemer Classical School - Custom Ornament

Redeemer Classical School - Custom Ornament

Redeemer Classical School - Christmas Ornament

Redeemer Classical School commissioned us to create a custom ornament for their school located in Keezletown, Virginia. The school began in 2004 with only 15 middle school students.  It now enrolls over 140 students ranging from Pre-K to 8th grade. Jaye Brumfield, Director of Development, said "I've been dreaming of creating something like this for the school for some time and our 15th anniversary provided a great reason to do so." The design for the ornament features an oak tree from the school’s logo as well as the griffin crest. Additionally, it has a bible verse, Isaiah 61:3, inscribed on the back. To read more about the school click below. 


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Rick Hancock - 2019 Custom Ornament

Rick Hancock - 2019 Custom Ornament

2019 Custom Ornament - Hancock Management LLC

This year, Rick Hancock, a long-time customer of ours, commissioned us to make a custom ornament for his employees at Hancock Management LLC. It is always a pleasure to work with Mr. Hancock, as he is full of creative ideas and is, in fact, responsible for the designs of a few ornaments that you would surely recognize. This year, he wanted to do a hockey-themed ornament, hockey being a sport that he enjoys playing with his grandchildren. We collaboratively worked together along with our artists and came up with something truly unique and special. So please check out this year’s custom ornament for Mr. Hancock, “Hockey with Grandpa.”


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Cape Cod | Massachusetts

Cape Cod | Massachusetts

NEW ORNAMENT! - CAPE COD
We are excited to add another geographic ornament to our Christmas ornament collection. The latest locale represented is Cape Cod, Massachusetts! The hand-cast pewter piece features the map of the peninsula in it’s well-known “flexing arm” shape. The cape is a vacation destination for thousands of people every summer. It is known for its quaint New England towns, beautiful shorelines, outdoor activities, and of course fresh locally-caught seafood. Cape Cod is a perfect escape for those in search of an idyllic beach getaway.
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Tilton, New Hampshire celebrates 150th Anniversary

Tilton, New Hampshire celebrates 150th Anniversary

TILTON, NH - 150th ANNIVERSARY

The town of Tilton, New Hampshire commissioned Hampshire Pewter to make a commemorative ornament celebrating the 150th anniversary of Tilton’s establishment in 1869. We collaborated with Tilton and together, we came up with a unique design featuring a few of the town’s landmarks. The front of the ornament features the Tilton Memorial Arch, also referred to as Tilton’s Folly. It is a 55-foot tall arch built in 1882, by Charles Tilton. The structure is located on Elm Street in Northfield, NH, atop a hill overlooking the town of Tilton. The back of the ornament depicts a statue as well as the old Tilton railroad station. The statue is called Timetable Mabel and shows a beautiful lady atop an arch that says “Tilton” across it. The statue is made of Italian marble and used to stand in front of the railroad station. Now she lives near the entrance to Tilton Island Park.
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Pilgrim Monument | Provincetown, Massachusetts

Pilgrim Monument | Provincetown, Massachusetts

PILGRIM MONUMENT - PROVINCETOWN, MA

We are excited to present one of our new 2019 ornaments. This is our HM230, the Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown, MA. The monument was built in 1907-1910 to memorialize the Pilgrims landing and the signing of the Mayflower Compact in Provincetown. The tower stands at 252 feet tall and is made entirely of granite.
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Twelve Drummers Drumming - The Twelve Days of Christmas series is complete!

Twelve Drummers Drumming - The Twelve Days of Christmas series is complete!

Twelve Drummers Drumming!

Hampshire Pewter releases the final ornament in the 12 Days of Christmas ornament series! We are thrilled to release our twelfth ornament featuring Twelve Drummers Drumming. The series is based on the classic Christmas carol with the Twelve Drummers representing the twelve points of doctrine in the Apostle's Creed. The ornament depicts twelve dignified men dressed in band jackets and soldier hats, beating their drums in unison. We have been building this collection for twelve years! If you have not yet begun your collection, it's not too late. We still offer and will continue to sell the entire collection.
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Brookfield, New Hampshire | 225th Anniversary Custom Ornament

Brookfield, New Hampshire | 225th Anniversary Custom Ornament

BROOKFIELD, NH - 225th ANNIVERSARY

We have teamed up with the town of Brookfield, NH to make a custom ornament in celebration of the town’s 225th anniversary. Incorporated in 1794, the Town of Brookfield, New Hampshire is in Carroll County and is home to Kingswood Lake. It is a small town with a population of only 712, according to the 2010 United States Census Bureau, and has a mere 23.3 square miles of land. Brookfield is proud to be a residential, rural community that has resisted the commercial development seen in surrounding New Hampshire. It maintain's it's small-town serenity to this day.


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Manchester NH City Hall Ornament| Custom Pewter Ornament

Manchester NH City Hall Ornament| Custom Pewter Ornament

MANCHESTER HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION COMMISSIONS CITY HALL ORNAMENT
Manchester Historical Association commissions Hampshire Pewter to develop 2019 ornament depicting the "Queen's City" City Hall building. This ornament has captured the lovely detail in the beautifully designed Gothic Revival style building.  The old and the new create such a history for the Queen City and the Manchester Historical Association is proud to keep you informed and offer this piece of historical remembrance to all.
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Eleven Pipers Piping -- Our newest 12 Days of Christmas ornament is here!!!

Eleven Pipers Piping -- Our newest 12 Days of Christmas ornament is here!!!

The 12 Days of Christmas

The Eleven Pipers Piping Christmas Ornament is the newest ornament to hit our shelves! It is also the most recent addition to our 12 Days of Christmas ornament series. This finely detailed ornament depicts an image of eleven men piping a tune, dressed in their coats, scarves, and hats. This scene comes straight out of the yuletide carol that we are all familiar with, and will look absolutely stunning on your Christmas tree! 
Hampshire Pewter has been creating the 12 days of Christmas ornaments for 11 years now.  We have created a new pewter ornament for each day of the song, releasing one per year.  Next year, Christmas 2019, will be the final release of the series.  On to a new series, any ideas are welcome.   
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St. George's Independent School | Custom Pewter Ornament

St. George's Independent School | Custom Pewter Ornament

Celebrate the school year with a custom ornament!

St. George's Independent School in Tennessee commissioned Hampshire Pewter in 2017 to create a fir tree that features their shield emblem and the year of commission.

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Town of Madbury, NH celebrates 250th Anniversary | Custom Pewter Ornament

Town of Madbury, NH celebrates 250th Anniversary | Custom Pewter Ornament

Madbury Celebrates 250th

The Town of Madbury 250th Anniversary commemorative ornament features the town offices building on the front, and a pair of oxen pulling a cart on the back.
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Laser engraved wood ornaments make great holiday gifts!

Laser engraved wood ornaments make great holiday gifts!

New this year is our LaserCreations USA line of wood ornaments available in natural birch and natural cedar! Started as a brainchild of our owners and employees, these unique and elegant wood ornaments will be sure to compliment your Christmas tree and add that extra special touch of personality!
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Newborn Birth Plate is a great compliment to your baby gifts collection!

Newborn Birth Plate is a great compliment to your baby gifts collection!

The newborn birth plate is a great baby gift to add to your collection! You can engrave and customize it with the baby's birth information. The birth plate will greatly compliment our fine collection of personalized pewter baby gifts to help you commemorate the birth of your loved newborn for a long time to come!
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Finely Detailed Hummingbird and Cardinal Ornaments

Finely Detailed Hummingbird and Cardinal Ornaments

The finely detailed ornament showcases the hummingbird stopping to take a drink of nectar.
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Best Gifts for Him | Christmas Gift Guide 2016

Best Gifts for Him | Christmas Gift Guide 2016

We're highlighting our top picks and customer favorites to create the Hampshire Pewter 2016 Best Gifts for Him Christmas Gift Guide - can't miss gift selections for the favorite guy in your life!
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Best Gifts for Her | Christmas Gift Guide 2016

Best Gifts for Her | Christmas Gift Guide 2016

We're highlighting our top picks and customer favorites to create the Hampshire Pewter 2016 Best Gifts for Her Christmas Gift Guide - can't miss gift selections for the lady in your life!
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Oil Lamps, History, and You

Oil lamps have evolved right alongside mankind as the both of us have explored the world, built empires, watched them crumble, and seeked out new lands.
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