Christmas is quickly approaching, but it’s not too late to pick up your “Up on the Rooftop” 2016 Davie County commemorative Christmas ornament. This beautiful hand-crafted pewter ornament will not only add some sparkle to your tree, but would make the perfect gift for your Davie County friends and family.
“Up on the Rooftop”
This year’s fire truck-shaped ornament salutes the services and sacrifices of our fire departments and emergency personnel. Ornaments may be purchased for $8.00 at Bank of the Ozarks, BB&T, Town Hall and the Davie County Chamber of Commerce.
“Up on the Rooftops” is the 26th is a series of annual ornaments commemorating a landmark, a tradition, or a memory of Davie County. The series began in 1991 with a glass ball ornament depicting the Davie County Courthouse. Local artists created each of the designs and also sold prints. The 2012 Celebration of Trees ornament marked the transition from glass to pewter.
26 Years of Davie County Historic Christmas Ornaments
1991 Davie County Courthouse
1992 Old Davie County Jail
1993 60th Anniversary Downtown Oaks
1994 Old Davie County Courthouse 1837-1922 SOLD OUT
1995 Old Log Cabin SOLD OUT
1996 Main Street SOLD OUT
1997 Old Bank of Davie
1998 Cherry Hill Church
1999 Cooleemee Plantation
2000 Everest Building
2001 J.P. Green Milling SOLD OUT
2002 First Presbyterian Church
2003 First Methodist Church
2004 Center Arbor – 1876
2005 Junkers Mill
2006 Advance Methodist Church
2007 Fork Baptist Church
2008 Mocksville High School SOLD OUT
2009 Martin Brothers
2010 Millers . …NOTE ONLY 2 LEFT
2011 Daniel Furniture
2012 Celebration of Trees SOLD OUT
2013 Let It Snow
2016 Fire Truck
Previous years’ ornaments not listed as sold out may still be purchased at Town Hall for $9.
The 2016 ornament was designed and dated by House of Morgan Pewter, owned and operated by Kent and Martha Morgan of Mount Airy, NC, whose pewter ornaments are featured and for purchase from Our State Magazine ©.
House of Morgan Pewter
The Morgan’s interest in pewter occurred after watching craftsmen working in pewter during a visit to Colonial Williamsburg in 1978. They returned home and did quite a bit of research and then tried casting small pewter objects. They are entirely self-taught, with trial and error being their primary teacher. For the first 17 years, this was a part-time adventure. In 1997, Kent resigned his job in accounting from a textile company. Martha retired from teaching English at Mount Airy High School in 2000. They both now work with pewter full time and have exposure throughout the Southeast. Our State Magazine features their pewter ornaments and some jewelry pieces.
The craft of casting pewter has been around for over 2,000 years. This art reached its pinnacle in Europe in the eighteenth century. The House of Morgan continues this tradition by employing the finest craftsmen in Europe and the United States to carve original designs for its detailed Christmas ornaments. Using these designs with old world distinction, the House of Morgan casts each ornament by hand, maintaining old world tradition and maximizing the detail, quality and beauty of hand cast pewter.