Slifer Designs hosts trunk show with wares from Simon Pearce, Michael Aram |

Slifer Designs hosts trunk show with wares from Simon Pearce, Michael Aram

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Simon Pearce Christmas trees add a touch of specialness to any holiday decor.
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What: Simon Pearce and Michael Aram Trunk Show.

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18.

Where: Slifer Designs Showroom, 216 Main St., Unit C-100, Riverwalk at Edwards.

Cost: No fee for admission; pieces are available for purchase.

More information: Call 970-926-8200, or email

EDWARDS — This time of year is all about finding the perfect gift. Most of us want something unique, special and even handmade for our tabletops and to share with friends as gifts. Slifer Designs is helping to cull a long list of perfect items with a special trunk show Friday.

“We can’t wait to showcase some of our favorite wares from Simon Pearce and Michael Aram,” said Lisa Mikels, showroom manager. “We have been working with these two artisans for awhile, and it seems like every year their designs just get better.”

Pearce is a renowned glassblower who received training in European glass houses and today focuses on creating exquisite, yet contemporary, crystal glassware. Based in Vermont, Pearce uses hydropower in the creation of his pieces.

“We have some amazing pieces,” Mikels said. “The crystal glassware is so unique and very popular with brides. We’ve seen people add to their collection over the years. The contemporary crystal design adds to a holiday tabletop.”

Pearce’s hand-blown crystal Christmas trees are ethereal — lighted, they sparkle and create a breathtaking holiday display. Beyond glassware, though, Slifer Designs carries Pearce’s bowls in whimsical shapes and various sizes, vases that seem to float and pitchers for holiday cocktails. These pieces can be used for everyday or special occasions.

Along with Pearce, Slifer Designs will be showcasing pieces from Aram’s line of metal work. Aram brings beauty to life, whether with a contemporary frame or more classic serving bowl.

“Michael Aram truly creates one-of-a-kind pieces that are made to be handed down from generation to generation but also to be used on a daily basis, bringing a feel of luxury to the day to day,” Mikels said. “Michael Aram metalwork shines on the table — it looks and feels special.”

“Each piece is entirely handmade with no two examples ever exactly the same,” Aram said. “The handmade quality of the work allows it to shift beautifully between the realm of fine and decorative art. This enduring melange of quality and originality sits comfortably at home in contemporary, as well as in more classical interiors.”

Some of Aram’s signature pieces include picture frames, pitchers, napkin holders, decorative boxes and even ceramic-and-metal casserole dishes.

The event includes sparkling wine and cupcakes — and a few giveaways for those on the “nice” list — in the Slifer Designs showroom at The Riverwalk at Edwards. Spend time talking with a representative from the companies, who will share design tips.

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