My husband is a woodturner and knifemaker. He has made some beautiful things from wood and this is one of his pieces. It is an aspen bowl that he actually carved from a huge aspen burl, keeping the natural look to the underside. I wanted to use it this year to display some of the vintage glass ornaments that I've been blessed with. The aqua/silver ornament in the center has "Merry Christmas" on it in flocked white lettering. Merry Christmas!!!