Monday, December 11, 2017

Bring Hanukkah in with a Tyrannosaurus Rex sized roar

By Meredith Goad
"Menorasaurus Rex" by Lisa Pierce
PORTLAND---When Hanukkah begins Tuesday, Lisa Pierce’s family will light her grandmother’s menorah, a family heirloom that looks like a traditional candelabrum with nine branches. Then, just for fun, she’ll light a dinosaur menorah. Or a hippo. Or a penguin. Pierce’s menorah menagerie consists of her own playful creations that she sells mostly through her shop, The Vanilla Studio. The most popular is “Menorasaurus Rex,” a fierce-looking Tyrannosaurus Rex, but she also makes other dinosaurs (a brontosaurus and a triceratops), as well as an elephant, alligator, turtle, hippo and yes, even a not-so-kosher lobster. [More]