Search

Upminster bauble designer has children design new decorations

PUBLISHED: 12:53 20 December 2016

Michael and Zaneta Peterson have designed some special Christmas baubles, some of which have been designed by children Oskar, 12 and Madalin, 11

Michael and Zaneta Peterson have designed some special Christmas baubles, some of which have been designed by children Oskar, 12 and Madalin, 11

Archant

A father-of-two has enlisted the help of his children in creating new bauble designs, to give Christmas trees that extra special touch.

Michael and Zaneta Peterson have designed some special Christmas baubles, some of which have been designed by children Oskar, 12 and Madalin, 11 Michael and Zaneta Peterson have designed some special Christmas baubles, some of which have been designed by children Oskar, 12 and Madalin, 11

Head of design at festive bauble company Bombki Michael Peterson, 42, of Upminster, has travelled around the world with his creations that tell not only his story but the story of others.

He said: “Christmas is always a very busy time for us obviously but we are always preparing and coming up with new ideas.

“They’re not just decorations, because they’re inspired by life and what happens everyday.”

Michael met his wife Zaneta while on holiday in Poland in 2000 and just a year later, they were married.

Michael and Zaneta Peterson have designed some special Christmas baubles, some of which have been designed by children Oskar, 12 and Madalin, 11 Michael and Zaneta Peterson have designed some special Christmas baubles, some of which have been designed by children Oskar, 12 and Madalin, 11

Together they set up the business, taking inspiration from Michael’s past including the sweet treats he used to receive from his grandparents when visiting as a child and symbols of New York such as the yellow taxi to represent his dad’s American heritage.

He said: “My wife is an amazing woman and couldn’t do any of this without her.

“If I think of a design, I ask her opinion and she’ll tell me honestly what she thinks and help to make it better.

“I never really thought that this would be what I would be doing but I do love it.”

The mouth-blown glass decorations are manufactured in Poland, but the ideas are conjured up at Michael’s home in Upminster, which is where the inspiration for his next creations Christmas with the Petersons came from.

“I wanted to get my children involved in the business so asked my daughter to draw a penguin and a polar bear and my son a snowman”, Michael said.

“They really took their time with them and when they showed me I was really impressed with what they came up with.

“I suggested to add a couple of things but they are their designs which we’ve brought to life.

“They were really happy when they saw that they were actually created.

“Christmas is all about family and I want people to feel like these are personal and something from my family to yours.”

Visit bombki.com

Latest Romford News Stories

Yesterday, 16:32

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a man was left critically injured following an altercation at a Hornchurch bar.

Yesterday, 15:00

If you’re planning to visit loved ones over the Christmas period, you might want to think twice about using public transport.

Yesterday, 12:00

Trump will soon turn us into the Jetsons

Yesterday, 10:00

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our three-minute Met Office video forecast.

Fri, 20:00

With England cricketers Down Under for the Ashes, Prof Ged Martin looks at Havering’s historic links with Australia

Fri, 15:30

The festive season is officially upon us and what better way to celebrate than with a few Christmas songs.

Fri, 15:00

Havering Council is encouraging residents to make use of its safety pop-up shop in the Mercury Mall this month.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

Show Job Lists

News from your area

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now