Traditions had carried a line of vintage inspired paper mache pumpkins and figures manufactured by a company called Seasons Gone By for years. We were having a hard time finding them until one day we stumbled upon Christopher James at the Atlanta gift show and almost fell over! We were so thrilled that we had finally found those illusive paper mache pumpkins. Christopher was thrilled too, since he had seen our website and hoped one day to be a part of our artisan created selection. The size of our order must have made him even more thrilled! We just can't get enough vintage style Halloween at Traditions, so a 20 year relationship with Christopher was born! We are always happy to see the new designs he comes up with. Another big thrill for Christopher and one of his best accomplishments was being persistent enough to secure a partnership with Beistle and the rights to their archives, allowing him to use styles from 1910-1920 that no one had ever seen. His next goal is to go back to those archives and unearth more treasures that all of us can't wait to see and display in our homes. Because he is the only one licensed to use the Beistle vintage artwork on his designs, his designs are so sought after and desired by collectors. Christopher signs and dates every piece he makes as well for that special artist's touch. These truly will be the collectibles of the future!