Lori C. Mitchell - Folk Art & Crazy Socks
Looking for even more holiday fun? Interested in seasoning up your home décor? (Pun Intended!) Do you enjoy reminiscing over fond childhood memories? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the Lori Mitchell collection is just right for you! Lori’s folk art is reminiscent of childhood memories, gathering inspiration from “old illustrations, children's tales and anything whimsical.” Her folk art takes people back to their “magical years.” Getting a new piece from this artists’ collections is like Christmas morning way back when and these pieces just can’t wait to join your collection!
Originally working with Papier Mache and hand painting each piece of crafted wire and paper clay, Mitchell’s art, despite being mass produced, is still able to maintain just how truly unique each figurine is. Folk art in itself is a wonder; there’s no universal definition. Being in love with the folk art herself, the designs Lori Mitchell plans are not always the end result.
While creating these masterpieces, Lori exhibits her true artist expertise through letting the characters she creates exhibit their own personality as the process continues. As you can imagine, this makes each piece have its own story that it’s just waiting to tell you and everyone who enters your home. Of course, she never lets them go without her signature proportions and some of those fun socks!
Gaining popularity with ornaments and tabletop figurines for each holiday season, Lori Mitchell began to work with ESC & Co to ensure these pieces can be mass produced and accessible to become a part of your holiday traditions. It’s almost as if these pieces of art are just screaming “bring me home and add me to your collection!” And just when you thought you couldn’t get enough, not only do these ornaments capture and spread the joy of the holidays, but they also serve as gorgeous conversation pieces year-round with some more versatile works such as with specials from lines inspired by classics such as Little Red Riding Hood, or new pieces of art like Nurse Hall, 5 Cent Kisses, Showered by Love, Bethany’s Bunny, Chickie Dee, Little Bumblebee, Mary Quite Contrary, Susie Sunshine, Betsy Baker, Skating Kate, Lil’ Gangster, and more. Any of which can help turn your house into a home.
At Holiday Pizzazz we have so many Lori Mitchell pieces coming to our site soon! Check out these below!
Adding the work of Lori Mitchell to your home and holiday rituals can aid in the story telling of the season. Year after year, breaking out the figurines is bound to take all day because you’ll have more and more memories to talk about. Adding these guys to your holiday villages, hutches, and mantels is destined to become one of your favorite traditions. That of course would exclude the figurines you leave out year-round who get to see it all! (Shh! Don’t tell the others, but we all have our favorites!) Collecting is one of the best ways to express the season! It’s also a great way to express yourself. Our assortment at Holiday Pizzazz covers both specific holiday collections, including Mitchell’s favorite Halloween collectibles, as well as those timeless themed collections such as the Alice in Wonderland inspired collection, and the Wizard of Oz works of art, some of our favorite childhood classics!
Since the end of the nomadic era, over 12,000 years ago, people have been collecting. While collection hobbies can range greatly, whether your fancy lies with cards, stamps, pictures, or coins, art is always one thing that brings people joy. What better collection to build than by artist Lori Mitchell?
You can read more about our collection habits in our recent blog post Confessions of a Crazed Collector.
Aside from for your own pleasure, and a priceless addition to your family, if you’re looking for the perfect gift for a loved one during any time of the year - Mitchell’s art is the perfect solution. These figurines, ranging from 4 to 11 inches, are perfect to add to your holiday hutch, table décor, or even the perfect way to decorate a welcoming display for holiday guests. These pieces are capable of transforming a boring spot on any shelf to an eye-catching display. When gifting, we like to pick out ones that we feel represent the receiver (a great gift for newlyweds would be the Bride and Groom figurines); what a fun way to give a personal gift! We love seeing pictures of Lori Mitchell on Instagram (like the below from @atouchofwhip) that shows us just how to display your figurines in the most festive way. We are simply obsessed! I’ll be perfecting my Christmas hutch next season with my Lori Mitchells. And if Halloween is your favorite, go check out her Haunted Village with all her Lori Mitchell figurines.
You can shop our entire Lori Mitchell collection here and be sure to keep up to date with the growth of our assortment here at Holiday Pizzazz. And remember, if you can't find what you are looking for...just reach out! We'll do what we can to help you find your favorites!