Glittering gems, swirls of colors, elaborate filigree, whimsical designs – it’s the Jewels of the Season: Holidays at the Timken. Since 1988 the Timken’s annual holiday tree featured the Hord & Schlappi collection of ornaments designed and handcrafted by local artists Florence Hord and Elizabeth Schlappi. Florence Hord, wife to world-renowned sculptor Donald Hord, began making ornaments in the 1930’s. In 1959, Florence invited family friend Elizabeth Schlappi to aid her efforts, and together they grew the collection to over 2,000 ornaments in the course of 80 years.
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