No longer taking orders for Christmas 2021 Personalized house portrait Christmas ornament, housewarming gift by Cathie Carlson



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  • Handmade
  • Materials: clay bisque ornament, non toxic, lead free glazes, ribbon, photo, house, home, ornament

We are no longer taking orders for Christmas 2021. CURRENT TIME FRAME TO CREATE THESE KEEPSAKES IS ABOUT 9-10 WEEKS. There will be a $15 fee for any order cancelled after 24 hours.

Custom Christmas ornament housewarming gift, new home, house portrait hand painted on a 3.5 inch ceramic round sphere by Magic Markings Art. Portrait is hand painted from your photo. This ornament was featured in the Washington Post 2018 Holiday Gift Guide. Please note, I do not paint portraits of people. To avoid mistakes - please include the door, shutter, and house colors. If colors are not included, our guess on house colors could be wrong and a $10.00 redo will be charged.

(1) Attach the exact jpg image you would like painted through Etsy messages or e-mail your image to cathie.carlson917 [!at]
I use the exact image sent to create the painting. We do not piece together images to create the house portrait.
(2) Ornament Back is left blank for NO MORE THAN 3 SHORT LINES of hand written personal information. - Include your information in the notes to seller section during check out. If no personalized information is included the back will be left blank.
(3) I do not send proofs of my pieces. However, I do send an image of my custom gifts as soon as they are finished.

****Due to the incredible amount of time and work put into each and every ornament I can not offer discounts for multiple orders. Thank you for understanding. *****

Every part of the ceramic ornament is hand touched by us making each one a unique piece of art. The custom portrait is hand sketched in pencil then outline the drawing with black glaze. The design is hand painted with non-toxic, lead-free pottery glaze colors and the names, addresses and dates are hand lettered.

Home portraits are also available on:
8 inch tile:
8 inch plate:
12 inch square platter or 11.5 inch round platter:

To see more of my work, please visit my shop here:

Thank you, Cathie Carlson


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Feb 8-17

Dec 3

Order placed

After you place your order, MagicMarkingsArt will take 9-10 weeks to prepare it for shipment.

Feb 4-11

Order ships

MagicMarkingsArt puts your order in the mail.

Feb 8-17


Estimated to arrive at your doorstep Feb 8-17!



Exceptions may apply
Etsy offsets carbon emissions from shipping and packaging on this purchase.
Etsy offsets carbon emissions from shipping and packaging on this purchase.

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3,331 reviews

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Buyers are raving!

Multiple people gave 5-star reviews to this shop in the past 7 days.


Mia Mia Dec 11, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

This was my fourth purchase for a gift. Cathy was even able to camouflage a fire hydrant into a small bush so that the final home image was so inviting. I can hardly wait for someone else in our family to move!

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Nicole Pressler Oct 23, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

What can I say except wow pictures do not do these justice. Yes the pictures are beautiful too but seeing this work in person it is such a special gift. I cannot wait to give this to my parents for there anniversary coming up in December. This gift is worth the wait it takes because this is such a beautiful well done item. I appreciate the time spent they do to make these ! Thank you so so much

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blwashnock Jul 27, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

So perfect. This is a housewarming gift for my daughter, on the reverse is "The best of times are enjoyed at home" 2021. Cathie even trimmed the bushes in the front of the house as requested as the photo I sent was a little scruffy. Thank you Cathie! Oh, the quality is awesome, a nice ceramic and Cathie added a lovely white bow.

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Lori L Dec 22, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

I’ve been eyeing these ornaments for a few years and have never been quite on time to put in an order. Well this year I wasn’t on time again and I decided to place an ornament order anyway since we are spending so much time at home and they are so beautiful. The artist quickly contacted me to let me know that she wouldn’t be able to finish the order for Christmas which was no problem. Last week she emailed me to let me know the ornament was on the way! I received it today and it is beautiful. Something I’ll have my entire life and share with my daughters. It’s even more lovely in person. A work of art. Thank you!!! What a special Christmas.

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