From now until Christmas I will be posting my unique gift picks for friends and loved ones of all ages. This week I have three wonderful choices for that special friend in your life. We all have them… the ones we can pick up the phone and call or text and pick up right where we left off. I am always on the lookout for beautiful and meaningful gifts because to me, the holidays are truly about giving. The following ideas are from the online store, Uno Alla Volta, which means “One at a Time”. Uno Alla Volta works with artisans across the globe and as the title implies, they make each of their products lovingly by hand, one at a time.
Being of complete Polish decent, this pick struck a chord with me. A team of Polish pottery artisans came together to create this stunning mug and cake plate set. In the village of Boleslawiec, artisans hand-paint each collectible Polish stoneware mug and cake plate with an autumnal pattern, including maple leaves, acorns, ash leaves and oak leaves in beautiful fall colors. This set has a sweet little place for your little sweet built right in. Each meticulously adorned mug and cake plate is hand-painted using traditional folk art methods, fall motifs are stamped on with hand-carved sea sponges and details are added with fine brushwork. To preserve these detailed images artisans glaze each piece and fire at high temperatures to create a unique and everlasting beauty. Each Polish pottery mug and cake plate set is made exclusively for Uno Alla Volta from the heart and hands of artisans. No two will be exactly alike.
Idea #2- Sunkissed Hand-Marbled Silk Scarf
Inspired by the amazing way sunlight illuminates the flowers outside her studio window, Lucille, Uno Alla Volta’s Connecticut artist swirls together rich shades of gold, orange, green, and blue in a rich marbleized pattern. She places drops of specialized pigments on a surface of thickened water which she combs into a dramatic pattern. A matching silk-covered clip and scarf tying instructions are included. A treated scarf of 100% silk is placed on the surface until the design is absorbed. You will love the way this scarf feels across your skin. Light and airy with just the right amount of sophistication.