31 Things in December: Treasured ornaments

This is the fourth blog post in a month-long initiative called “31 Things in December.” Check out the list and start blogging!

Each year, I try to add Linda Barnicott pieces to our Christmas tree and decoration collection.

It began with a gift to my mom of a portrait of Kaufmann’s Clock. It has developed into a love of Ms. Barnicott’s pieces.

In 2010, she welcomed a new collection that involves another great regional asset — Wendell August Forge.

Each year for the next five years, Ms. Barnicott and Wendell August will offer three ornaments from her collection.

Including the Horne’s tree (above), this year’s collection includes the Civic Arena and a breathtaking view of Pittsburgh’s skyline.

Ms. Barnicott’s collection captures the spirit of Downtown Pittsburgh during the holidays with pieces like the Horne’s tree.

Her work makes for great Christmas gifts. Visit her online at http://www.lindabarnicott.com.