First Congregational Church | Guilford Keeping Society

First Congregational Church | Guilford Keeping Society

The Guilford Keeping Society has once again commissioned a pewter ornament to be made depicting a historical building in their town. This is our 10th ornament we have had the opportunity to create. This ornament depicts the First Congregational Church building.

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Home for the Holidays | Seward, NE 2023

Home for the Holidays | Seward, NE 2023

Custom ornament designed and created for Seward County Chamber & Development Partnership in Seward, NE. The design depicts a house on Christmas Eve with Santa and his reindeer in the background.
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Magnolia Ornament - J. Niki

Magnolia Ornament - J. Niki

Magnolia Ornament – J.Niki

We have a very loyal customer who requested three custom ornaments from us. She came up with the idea for each design and we had our artists transform them into 3-dimensional pieces. The three images she chose are a magnolia, praying hands, and the Christian Fish symbol Ichthys.


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An Active Farming Town | Hollis, NH 2023

An Active Farming Town | Hollis, NH 2023

The Friends of the Hollis Social Library celebrate their agriculture heritage with this years ornament design! This year's design is of a tractor with intricately details on both front and back.
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SchoolHouse #3 | Merrimack Historical Society

SchoolHouse #3 | Merrimack Historical Society

This beautiful ornament was commissioned by the Merrimack Historical Society. On the front of the ornament is the current schoolhouse #3 building which houses the Historical Society while the back of the ornament is a representation of the original schoolhouse #3 building.
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Twas the Night Before Christmas Ornament Series - 3rd Stanza Released in Ornament Form

Twas the Night Before Christmas Ornament Series - 3rd Stanza Released in Ornament Form

"Twas' The Night Before Christmas"

With each passing year, Hampshire Pewter releases a new ornament in the series, based on the next stanza of the poem. 
These ornaments can be personalized with engraving, making them a thoughtful and sentimental gift and a tradition that can be passed on for years to come.
Start your collection now.
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Twas' The Night Before Christmas Ornament Series

Twas' The Night Before Christmas Ornament Series

2022 is the second stanza of  our newest series "Twas' The Night Before Christmas". Don't forget to personalize your pieces.
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A Visit From Saint Nicholas

A Visit From Saint Nicholas

The famous poem "A Vist From Saint Nicholas" otherwise known as "Twas' the Night Before Christmas" was written by Clement C. Moore in 1822 for his children and then appearing in the Troy Sentinal in 1823 for the first time. 
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Riverside Junior Womens Charity | Riverside, IL

Riverside Junior Womens Charity | Riverside, IL

Custom ornament designed for the Riverside Junior Women's Charity, Riverside, Illinois.  A photo from a member of the charity was used to design this ornament. The Riverside, IL water tower and train station are the focal point of this ornament as well as the town. 
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2023 Custom Ornament | Camp Calumet

2023 Custom Ornament | Camp Calumet

Hampshire Pewter was once again commissioned by Calumet to create a custom ornament depicting the design from their annual t-shirts this year. Calumet is a Luteran camp located in Freedom, NH  on the banks of Ossipee Lake.
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Main Street - Rangeley, ME | 2023

Main Street - Rangeley, ME | 2023

1930's Main St. in Rangeley was created into this custom ornament for the Rangeley Lakes Region Historical Society.  It is a look into the past. Rangeley Lakes Region Historical Society and Outdoor Heritage Museum are a great place to visit.
For information about custom pieces please call us at Hampshire Pewter, at 603.569.4944.
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2022 Annual Victorian Stroll - Troy NY

2022 Annual Victorian Stroll - Troy NY

Troy Victorian Stroll Celebrates 40 Years

Look at this detailed pewter ornament of the stroll guy with his evergreen cart. The Annual Greens Show celebrated 66 years and the Troy Victorian Stroll celebrated 40 years.
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Abenaki Tower - A Century of Stunning Views

Abenaki Tower - A Century of Stunning Views

Nestled in the serene woods of Tuftonboro, New Hampshire, the Abenaki Tower stands tall as a testament to the rich history and natural beauty of the region. This iconic tower has recently reached a significant milestone - its 100th anniversary. To celebrate this momentous occasion, the Abenaki Tower & Trail Association has commissioned a unique hand-cast pewter ornament from Hampshire Pewter. To learn about the history of the Abenaki Tower and its enduring legacy please continue reading.

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Dover, NH - Cocheco River Falls

Dover, NH - Cocheco River Falls

The city of Dover, New Hampshire is celebrated its 400th anniversary in 2023. For the 4th ornament in the town’s Hampshire Pewter ornament series, they chose to feature the Cocheco River Falls. It is a beautiful display of nature, the river cascading over a cliff of rock formations, creating a scenic oasis in the heart of the bustling downtown. There is an iron bridge spanning the falls, that is part of the historic mills. Visitors can walk over the bridge and feel the mist from the water.

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Fayette County Museum | Vandalia, Illinois

Fayette County Museum | Vandalia, Illinois

Fayette County Museum Honored in Pewter

Nestled in the heart of Vandalia, Illinois, the Fayette County Museum stands as a testament to the rich history and cultural heritage of the region. This hidden gem serves as a time capsule, preserving the stories, artifacts, and memories of generations past. As visitors step through its doors, they are transported back in time to a bygone era, experiencing the essence of Fayette County's legacy.


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Town Hall Ornament | Loudon, NH

Town Hall Ornament | Loudon, NH

Loudon, NH: Celebrating 250 Years of History and Progress

Loudon, New Hampshire is a town in Merrimack County, New Hampshire. It was incorporated in 1773 by Governor John Wentworth. The population was roughly 5600 in the 2020 census. One of its large attractions is the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. In honor of their 250-year anniversary, the town commissioned Hampshire Pewter to create a custom ornament. Loudon wanted to feature the town hall so our artists created a design showing the city hall that used to be a church, surrounded by a snow-cloaked ground, church-goers outside and a horse-drawn sleigh.

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Alton Bay, NH - Water Bandstand Ornament

Alton Bay, NH - Water Bandstand Ornament

Alton commissioned Hampshire Pewter to create a custom ornament featuring the water bandstand, one of the few remaining bandstands on inland waters in the entire country. In 1928, Alton Racing Association, a group of boating enthusiasts, had the idea to create a bandstand in the middle of the water.
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Dover, New Hampshire - City Hall Ornament

Dover, New Hampshire - City Hall Ornament

Dover, New Hampshire: Celebrating 400 Years of History and Heritage

Dover, New Hampshire, a charming city nestled on the banks of the Cocheco River is celebrating its 400th anniversary, and what better way to honor the occasion than with a beautifully crafter pewter Christmas Ornament. Hampshire Pewter has captured the essence of Dover’s rich heritage by featuring the iconic City Hall on this special ornament. Continue reading to learn about the story of Dover’s four centuries, exploring its past, present and the ongoing celebration commemorating their 400th anniversary.


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St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church - Custom Ornament

St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church - Custom Ornament

St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church - 90 Years!

Founded in 1932, St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church, of Troy, NY, is celebrating its 90-year anniversary in 2022. Hampshire Pewter was commissioned to create a commemorative pewter ornament to celebrate the occasion. St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church was started to serve the needs of Greek immigrants living in Troy and the surrounding area. It was officially founded October 26, 1931, the feast day of St. Demetrios. The church enabled the local Greek population to maintain the traditions of their native country in addition to practicing the Orthodox Christian faith. The patronal name of the church is St. Vasilios, chosen by William Vellis, a great benefactor of the church and community.


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Guilford, Connecticut - Soldiers' Momument

Guilford, Connecticut - Soldiers' Momument

Soldiers' Monument

Hampshire Pewter has been making an annual Christmas ornament for the Guilford Keeping Society for several years. A few of the landmarks they have featured include the Faulkner Island Light, the Monroe Cottage, the Henry Whitfield House, and the Cranbrook Tower. This year they chose to highlight the Soldiers’ Monument located in the center of the town green. Visit The Keeping Society's webpage and store at https://www.guilfordkeepingsociety.com


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Greek Fish - J. Niki

Greek Fish - J. Niki

Ichthys

A customer of ours requested three personalized custom ornaments to give out as gifts. One of the symbols she decided to use is the Christian or Greek Fish, "Ichthys." The ornament shows the fish in our traditional ovular design and reads "Jesus Christ God Son Savior." The ornament turned out well and we will, in fact, be offering this ornament for purchase come Christmas time. 
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Airfield Cafe - North Hampton, NH

Airfield Cafe - North Hampton, NH

Airfield Café Custom Ornament 

The Airfield Café, in North Hampton, NH, requested a custom ornament featuring the restaurant’s logo. After collaborating with our artist, we decided on a circular ornament reading “The Airfield Café,”  “North Hampton, NH,” “Est. 1996.” The center shows their logo, a plane flying backwards with a pilot facing the opposite direction. The Airfield Café is a well-known establishment with a tremendous loyal following.

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Praying Hands - J. Niki

Praying Hands - J. Niki

Praying Hands

 

This ornament is one of three custom designs assigned to us by a loyal patron. It features praying hands over a Bible. Janice is a published author and gives ornaments out as gifts to friends. On the back of the ornament is a magnolia blossom that reads “J. Niki” beneath. This is Janice’s logo and penname for her published books. To find out how she acquired the nickname J. Niki, please read on.


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Barrington, New Hampshire - Series Complete

Barrington, New Hampshire - Series Complete

Barrington, NH Completes Series!

2022 marks Barrington, New Hampshire’s 300 year anniversary. For the occasion, the Barrington Tricentennial Committee commissioned Hampshire Pewter to make a series of three custom pewter ornaments with one being released each year leading up to 2022.


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Castle in the Clouds | Maple Lodge

Castle in the Clouds | Maple Lodge

Castle in the Clouds

This is the 7th custom ornament we have made for Castle in the Clouds out of Moultonborough, New Hampshire. The Lucknow House, gazebo, carriage house, and the Falls of Song have all been featured on previous ornaments. For their 2022 ornament, the Castle Preservation Society decided to show the quaint Maple Lodge.


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