The Makers' Guild of West Volusia Historical Society is offering this selection of their uniquely designed and handcrafted decorations and collectibles during their Pre-Order Event, Saturday, September 17 - Saturday, October 15, 2022. Click here for details about preOrdering
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DeLand Hat Box, Red. Our newest ornament featuring images of three prominent men in DeLand's history on a background of vintage postcard images. 3 1/2" hat box ornaments with a surprise inside - a 3" red hat ornament! (ORN58) $15 each.
Small Cowboy Hat. Your favorite Hatters will love these 2 1/8" wide ornaments hanging on their trees! (ORN04) $3.50 each.
Little Pillow Ornaments. You won't find these soft ornaments anyplace but in our Makers' Guild Boutique. Cute and soft, and safe for kids and pets. No more worries about those ornaments on the lower branches of your tree! Choose from our designs: Sock Monkey (ORN07); Orange (ORN08); Nutcracker Soldier (ORN29); Gingerbread House (ORN30); Raggedy Ann & Andy (ORN31) 2" to 4 3/4" tall. $4 each.
Sparkling Trios. Our Makers' Guild had a blast creating these sparkly, non-breakable ornaments in a wide range of colors. They will add big pops of color to your tree, and after Christmas they pack away easily as they are lentil shapes, not globes. 3" in diameter but only 1 1/2" thick. Gold, Silver, Red, Tropical, Lavender, Pinks, Atlantic, Autumn. (ORN37). $7.50 for set of 3
Green Felt Tree. This was one of our most popular ornaments last year! 3 1/2" high. (ORN02). $4.50
Large Sock Monkey. Did you have a sock monkey as a child? Did you know these soft monkeys made from a pair of work socks are a reminder of the civilian efforts of Americans during WWI? Each of our monkeys comes with a printed patriotic story that will warm your heart. Approx. 20" high. (TOY05). $35.
Sheep. Yarn + felt + some crafty folks = soft little sheep ornaments. Available in white or grey, just 2 1/2" high. (ORN03). $4.50
Historic DeLand Pewter Ornaments. These limited edition ornaments depict either the Athens Theater or the Courthouse, both historic treasures of DeLand. 2 1/4" diameter, boxed. Athens Theater (ORN10); Historic Courthouse (ORN11) $10 each.
Gnomes. These cute 4" high gnomes, thought to be symbols of good luck, will be welcome gifts or decorations for your home. (Hide a few on your tree branches!) Hat colors may vary from image. (ORN32) $6 each.
FOR THE YOUNG AND THE YOUNG AT HEART:
Small Sock Monkey.If you have a friend who is a sock monkey lover like us (and there are many!) they will be overjoyed with this monkey made from a pair of small traditional Rockford socks. Each comes with a printed patriotic story that will warm your heart. Approx. 9" high. (TOY04) $30.
Wooden Sheep. These little sheep are either standing or lying down, and available in either white or black. Add them to a creche or incorporate them into your holiday decorations. 2" - 2 1/2" (ORN35). $7.50
Advent Calendars. Children enjoy the preparations and excitement leading up to the holidays. These advent calendars are a fun way for children to count down the days until Christmas. The 24 shapes, each with a date, are easily cut out and secured with tape. Inside, you can hide a note, candy or a small gift. Two designs: Red (ORN21) and Sock Monkey (ORN22) $6.50 each.
Kit: Circus Puppets. Celebrate the long circus history in DeLand. Kids (and kids at heart!) will enjoy making these vintage circus cut-out puppets. The kit contains 4 different puppets and metal brads to assemble them. Colorful background for plan included. Designs 100 years old! (TOY07) $5
Hands on History Kits. The idea for these kits came out of our History Seekers youth program. These kits include instructions and all materials needed to complete the projects. Our current kit selection includes: Paper Beads (HOH03) $12; Fabric Beads (HOH04) $14; Button Bracelets (HOH07) $10; Wet Felting (HOH08). $15.
Kit: Santa Puppets. Kids (and kids at heart!) will enjoy making these vintage cut-out Santa puppets. The kit contains 4 different Santas and metal brads to assemble them. Assembled, Santa can sit on a tree branch, hide inside a Christmas card, or be part of imaginary play time. Colorful background for play included. Designs 100 years old! (TOY06) $5.
Woodsons Peg People. We named our little peg people the Woodsons and the family is growing. These simple wooden pegs are individually painted and protected with a non-toxic clear coating for years of imaginative, unplugged play. Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus (PEG12) $15; Santa and Mrs. Claus (PEG13) $12
Woodson Play Mats. For even more Woodson fun - we created these play mats to use with our peg people. These 18" fabric mats are printed with an appliqued image created by our Makers' Guild. Available in 3 designs: House (PEG01); Castle (PEG02); and Playground (PEG03). Play mats include 3 peg people in a special fabric bag that matches the play mat. $35/set.
Stetson Hat Notecards. This set of 8 notecards and envelopes features drawings and humorous text right out of a vintage Stetson Hat catalog. (STA02). $8.
Monarch Butterfly Notecards. Celebrating DeLand as the first Monarch City in Florida. Set of 8 notecards and envelopes. (STA01) $8
Circus Celebration Notecards. DeLand has a long history as the winter home for the Cole Brothers Circus. 8 different images of vintage posters. Set of 8 notecards and envelopes. (STA05) $8
Vintage Citrus Notecards. Florida is well-known for citrus farms dating back to the period of "Orange Fever" in the late 1800s. Depicts a variety of colorful vintage citrus crate labels. Set of 8 notecards and envelopes. (STA03) $8
Nativity Cards. These unique Christmas cards each contain a handcrafted nativity ornament. Send holiday wishes to those special to you with these ornaments-in-a card. Choose a message of either "Merry Christmas" or "For Unto us a Child is Born". We'll choose an ornament to grace each of your cards. Sold individually with envelope. (STA04) $5 each.
Bookmarks. You'll want several of these colorful bookmarks to slip into a holiday card, stuff into stockings or add to a book gift. Several designs: Stained Glass (reproduction of the window at the Historical Society - BMK01); Oranges (BMK02); Citrus Labels (BMK03); Sock Monkeys (BMK04); Stetson Hats (BMK05); Circus Celebration (BMK06). $1.50 each.
Gift Tags. Stock up on gift tags for the holiday season. Lots of different styles to choose from: Sock monkey; Christmas stockings; Vintage stockings; Monarchs; Red birds; Oranges; Gingerbread boy; Candy canes; Santa. Each design comes as a pack of 6 and includes a ribbon to attach to the package. $2.50 each.
Felted Soaps - Crate of Oranges. A miniature wooden citrus crate filled with 5 goat's milk soaps wrapped in dyed local alpaca fiber or Florida Cracker wool, finished with hand felting. These gentle and long-lasting soaps are a great hostess or holiday gift! (SOP08) $24. Great price the value of materials is $35.
Beeswax Candles. The scent of beeswax candles reminds one of holidays in years gone by. These candles hand dipped by our Makers' Guild are sold by the pair. Sizes vary slightly but candles are 9" - 10" long. (HOM09). $12/pair.
Hanukkah Gift Boxes. These little gift boxes are easily cut out and assembled to hold small gifts or treats. Set of 9 boxes. (ORN20) $4.50.
Mini Cookie Cutter Earrings. These 1" high cookie cutter earrings make sweet gifts & stocking stuffers for those who like to bake, or eat cookies! 6 styles: Red or Silver stars; Green or Silver trees; Brown or Silver Gingerbread Cookies. (EAR02) $7 per pair.
Felt Bead Earrings. Colorful and lightweight, these clever earrings are made of wool! Felted wool spheres are accented with tiny wooded beads - a great one-size-fits-all gift. (EAR01). $10 / pair
Historic Building Earrings. Lightweight metal earrings depicting paintings of three of DeLand's historic buildings. Choose from: Historic Courthouse; Athens Theater; DeLand House Museum (EAR06). $14 / pair
Citrus Label Earrings. Honoring Florida's long and colorful citrus history, these lightweight metal earrings have designs from vintage local citrus crate labels. Available in 5 designs: Sammy Jay; Flo; Tropic Gold; Turnbull; Green Dragon. (EAR05). $14 / pair
DeLand Hat Box, Brown. Our most popular ornament in 2021! Reminiscent of the small hat boxes that were given with custom Stetson hat orders, our 3 1/2" hat box ornaments feature DeLand as it is today. Inside - a 3" hat ornament! (ORN28) $15 each.
Nativity. This set of 9 folk art figures will be treasured for generations. Clothing is colorful posable, soft to the touch. Created one at a time by our Makers' Guild volunteers. A unique display collection not available elsewhere. For children & adults. These figures are for a special display for the holiday season - not toys. Wooden barn not included. Set of 9 figures (ORN59) $175. Set of 3 $65. Select: Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus (ORN60), Angel, sheep, shepherd (ORN61), Three Kings (ORN62.
The Woodsons. Our favorite little peg family has expanded to include a snowman, wooden trees, and a new elf. The Woodsons are hand painted wooden peg people and include the Holy Family, girls and boys, Santa and Mrs. Claus, kings and queens, and houses and castles. They will be displayed in their new winter wonderland at Christmas in Bloom. The Woodson Collection also includes colorful play mats for your kids
FOR THE HOME:
Christmas Ornaments Felted Soaps. Set of 3 goat's milk soaps that are felted to look like Christmas tree ornaments. Luxurious and beautiful! Who wouldn't love these? (SOP09) $15.
Felted Soaps - Alpaca and Goat. This set of 3 goat's milk soap balls is felted with soft alpaca fiber for a luxurious bathing experience. Great one-size-fits-all gift! (SOP10) $15.
Christmas Potpourri. Cinnamon, clover, nutmeg, anise and ginger packed into our gingerbread man box. Fill your home with the welcoming scents of the holiday season! (HOM31) $4.50
Wine Coaster Sets. These colorful and clever coasters can be slipped onto the base of your favorite wine glasses to add to holiday cheer. Set of four available in a variety of colors. Mad about Plaid (HOM25) $20; Holiday Set of various holiday fabrics (HOM26) $20; Stars and Stripes (HOM27) $20
Mug Rugs. Give your favorite hot or cold drink a special place on your desk, and there's a space for a cookie! There are embroidered just for you in four colorful designs. (HOM28) Gingerbread Man $10; Wreath $10; Red Bird $10; Garden $12.
Cup Cozies. Denim and embroidered flowers on these cozies keep your beverage hot and your hand cool. Set of 2. (HOM29) $8.
Cup Cozies. These cozies feature holiday fabrics and embroidery. A fun hostess gift! Set of 2. (HOM30) $8.
Mystery Flower Notecards.
Vintage floral images discovered in an early 1900s scrapbook in the DeLand House Museum attic. Who saved these beautiful images? It's a mystery! Included are handmade envelopes sealed with matching stickers. Set of 4. (STA10) $12
Vintage Postcard Notecards. Postcard images from the Historical Society archives. Set of 8 notecards and envelopes. (STA08) $8. Also available is beautiful book "Postcards of Historic DeLand, Florida" by Bill Mancinik and Randy Jackson - loaded with full-color images. (BK52) $17.50.
Christmas Tassel Earrings. Choose red, green or white tassels with shiny gold plated accents. Pierced (EAR09). $10 / pair
Circus Posters. These colorful framed 13 x 19 posters feature vintage Clyde Beatty and Cole Bros. Circus images. Collect all four or choose your favorite. Select A, B, C, D. (STA11) $25 each
New Year's Eve Coaster Set. A shiny aurora borealis design on black adds a special touch to holiday festivities! Set of four coasters (HOM32) $12.