Christmas Ornaments of China

We’re back in the States for the holidays! It has been a year since LB has been back to the US. Talk about a culture shock! It’s so hard to explain, but it’s really the weirdest feeling. I’m sure my friends and family get tired of hearing about how this is different in China and that looks weird to me now. And that is SO expensive, but this is really cheap! But I can’t help it. It’s like the US has become weird now and China has somehow become a little bit “normal”.

We’ve are really enjoying hanging out with our friends and seeing our family. And eating lots of American food. And coffee. And guacamole. Ok, the coffee and guac is really just me, but LB has been to Chic-fil-a three times already and he’s only been home 3 days!

I also wanted to share a little thing I do for some of my friends in Shenyang in case you need some Christmas gifts for friends in the States. I’ve mentioned before that I’m an artist and before the move, Christmas time was always super busy painting personalized Christmas ornaments. This year, I have a few designs that I’m offering for friends in China. They are painted on 4 inch frosted glass balls and the price includes double boxing (the inside is packaged like a present) and shipping to anywhere in the US. Any of the designs can include a short personalization (such as “Love, LB & CountryFried”) on the back of the ornament.

Shenyang Imperial Palace:

2011 – Year of the Rabbit:

2012 – Year of the Dragon:

Lily Tower of Shenyang:

You can order them from They make a great family gift for those who want to save on time and shipping from China. The orders have to be in by this Friday, Dec. 17th (and as soon as possible if you really want them to arrive before Christmas! You can never tell with the post office these days.) so there’s no time to procrastinate if you’re interested. (I already did that enough for both of us!)

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas wherever you are in the world!