COVERED BRIDGE The Kreidersville Covered Bridge Association is the beneficiary of the proceeds of a brass likeness of the bridge outside Northmapton. The 3 1/2 by 2 1/2-inch ornament is available in a gift box for $12 plus $2 postage. Call 620-262-9335 or send a check payable to the assocation care of Sue Irons, 223 Covered Bridge Road, Northampton, PA 18067.
PERSONALIZED DOUGH ORNAMENTS It's not quite Santa's workshop at the North Pole, but the home of Brian and Hermine Donovan in Easton every year about this time becomes a factory for the personalized salt dough ornaments the couple sells at craft shows around the region. "Most evenings are spent in the fall glued to the bench, cutting and pasting, but we love it," says Hermine. There are fanciful snow and gingerbread families, angels, teddy bears, cats and even dog bones. Expect to spend about $10-$12. To order: 610-253-3636.
FRAMED FABRICS D&D Custom Framed Fabrics covers frames with interesting fabrics for use as decorative wall pieces. Prices for 10- or 12-inch squares, or 20-by-11-inch rectangles range from $20 to $23; customers may supply their own fabrics and request other sizes. The business is the retirement hobby of Dick and Doris Giles of Macungie. To order, call 610-530-0301.
PRIMITIVE COUNTRY ANGEL This primitive country angel is made of pine with a worn, painted finish. She's accented with a rusty tin halo, wooden star, and a 6-inch twig wreath with a homespun bow, and comes in green, burgundy, mustard and blue for $18, plus tax. Measuring 17 inches by 171/2 inches, she's the creation of a Kutztown University art major and a carpenter; that's Diane and Gary Lindenmuth of Whitehall Township. As Country Creations, they produce handmade country accents sold at craft shows; their angel is also available at Linda Wehr's Country Corner, Coplay. To order from the Lindenmuths, call 610-434-1468.
OLD ST. NICK Sentimental Santas are created by Jocelyn Bachert of Walnutport and her husband, Arthur. Their figures are bearded with lamb's wool and dressed in clothing made of salvaged fabrics ranging from quilts to shiny satin and velvet. Some are accompanied by Arthur's miniature wooden pull toys. Santa's clothing, toys and Christmas decorations can be made to order according to the preference of the buyer. This 17-inch-tall Santa is $79. Order at 610-767-1936.
MORAVIAN STAR This three-dimensional, beveled glass Moravian star from Jill Paules is $55 at Artisan Touch Co-Op. Other stars from this artist begin at $20. She's been working with glass for more than 20 years, including fused glass, mosaic tile, and stained glass. She also creates custom pieces, and repairs broken stars. Two-dimensional Moravian stars by another Artisan Touch member, Eileen Mihocko, are $15.
PINE CONE ORNAMENT A walk through the woods one brisk fall day led Brodheadsville sculptor Betty Jane Groff Bauer to ponder the possibilities of fallen pine cones. She came up with the idea of using them as a base on which to mount her paper clay sculptures of wildlife. Her ornaments feature a realistic head of a reindeer, wolf or mountain goat. Ornaments are $45. To order: 570-992-3043 or email@example.com.
PAPIER-MACHE SANTA ORNAMENTS Papier-mache Santa Claus ornaments are hand-painted to give each its own personality. Measuring 3 to 5 inches long, each costs $13.95. Santas and other ornaments hand-made by Carla Binder are sold at her shop, Creative Framing by Carla, 140 Edgemont Ave., Palmerton. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues. through Fri., and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. Info: 610-826-8401.
MORAVIAN STAR The ever-popular Moravian star and Star of Bethlehem are the speciality of Bethlehem resident Jamie Compos Covino of Bethlehem, who makes hanging versions in iridized, white and mauve stained glass. Stars come in three sizes: small (approximately 4 inches in length, $16) medium (61/2 and 8 inches in length for $26 and $27) and large (10 and 12 inches in length for $40 and $48). They're available at: Cocoon, 310 Stoke Park Road, Bethlehem; Cocoon Hallmark, 1530 Cedar Crest Blvd. (Crest Plaza), South Whitehall Township; and Early American Candle Shop, 5573 Hamilton Blvd., Wescosville .
QUILLED ORNAMENTS The delicate art of quilling -- in which tiny slips of tightly rolled paper are used to create fanciful ornaments or ornate invitations, jewerly or certificates -- is the speciality of Debbie Mackes of Bath, a member of the North American Quilling Guild. Her snowflake ornaments, dotted with glitter and on a silver cord, are $3.50 (small, perfect for scrapbooking), $5.25 (medium) and $7.75 (large). They are available at 610-837-7931 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
OLD WORLD WOODEN SANTA This handsome Santa is one of many styles hand-carved from bass wood by Jon Marks of Coplay, a retired Parkland High School teacher. Among his many other Santas in Old-World styles and colors are a Pennsylvania German Belsnickle and a Santa holding a pineapple, a traditional sign of welcome. Marks' primitive folk art animals include birds, cows, roosters, pigs and whales, each with a hand-rubbed finish. Prices range from $9 to $575. The Santa shown here is $395 plus tax. Marks' shop at 1454 Clearview Road, Coplay, is open by appointment and for an open house 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, and also Saturday and next Sunday. Contact him at 610-261-2840; email@example.com, or go to www.JonMarks-Woodcarver.com.
CHRISTMAS NAPKINS Circular, double-faced, cloth napkins in seasonal colors and prints fold into tree shapes for holiday place settings. Made by Mary Rose Mavis, they are $10 per pack of four, tax included, with free shipping and handling. Send checks payable to Mary Rose Mavis, to Mavis Designs, P.O. Box 688, Bethlehem, PA 18016.
DOG ORNAMENT Kiln-fired, glazed earthenware ornaments are hand-sculpted, molded and painted by Marguerite McGrath of Lehigh Township. More than 70 dog breeds are available, including this skating English Springer spaniel. They're about 2-by-2 inches in size with 22K gold accent. Each is $15 plus tax and shipping. McGrath also sells figurines and jewelry at dog shows and on eBay under the seller name Whatfolly. Order at 610-760-8146, by e-mail at foreverfriendsdesigns@ yahoo.com. See other doggie items at www.foreverfriendsdesigns.com
STAINED-GLASS TREE Stained-glass artist Carlene Morrow of Emmaus makes these 4-inch, hand-cut and fused tree ornaments wrapped with wire "tinsel" and decorated with beads. Her experience spans 27 years, and she has shown her work at craft galleries in all 50 states and in Germany and Japan. Ornament shown here sells for $12.95. Order at 610-797-2874 or visit her Isis Glass studio at 129 W. Susquehanna St., Allentown. Also see her work at www.isisglass.biz.
CHRISTMAS CAROLERS Carolers hand-crafted from landscape timber are available from Cindy and Paul Johnson of Bethlehem. He cuts the wood; she paints and dresses them in thrift-store apparel. Figures are weather-proofed and range in size from 2 to 4 feet. Prices range from $25 to $40. Also available are angels and snowmen in a variety of colors and sizes. The Johnson's new nativity scenes will be sold at this year's Christkindlmarkt in Bethlehem. Order figures at 610-972-4044 or 610-691-3368, or by e-mail at Cind4Jesus@aol.com.
GOOSE EGG ORNAMENT Goose egg ornaments are decorated with decoupaged pictures by Kathryn Johnson. "We can put any picture on," she says. Wallet-sized photos may also be used for personalized gifts. Johnson has been crafting and selling decorated eggs for 25 years at craft shows and specialty shops. Goose egg prices start at $6.95 plus tax and shipping. Order at 610-252-8651 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
WOODEN SNOWFLAKES Scroll-sawn from 1/8-inch birch plywood, these 4-inch snowflakes are perfect for hanging on a tree or in a window. Made by Lehighton's Crazy Countryboy Woodworks in various designs, they're $3.50 each. Snowflakes also come in "snow mobiles" with six different snowflakes hanging from one 11-inch flake ($25 and up) and up to 4 feet wide for outdoor displays. Snowflake earrings are $10 and up. Order at 610-681-6010, email@example.com. See more at www.ccbwoodworks.com.