I am obsessed with collecting vintage ornaments. I never met a shiny brite that I didn’t like. The most exquisite ones end up on one of my many trees but then the dilemma is what to do with all those other boxes and boxes of pretty shiny orbs. I make wreaths and then I make more wreaths. I like to include little surprises like angels and Santa’s, soldiers or old plastic stuff!
If you look closely at the bottom of the wreath above you will see a wooden lobster!
I like to work with non-traditional shapes too. Just to break up the monotony.
I’ll stick just about anything into a wreath.
I made a swag a couple of nights ago to go above my mantel on top of the mirror. Obviously I didn’t know when to stop, it looks like a big blob!
Here is a vintage wreath made from felt and a lot of hand sewn sequins. This is part of a whole set that someone made for holidays throughout the year. Someday I will have to take pictures of all of them, there are about a dozen. One of my doctor’s offices was going to throw them out! So I gave them a good home.
I collect alot of vintage christmas stuff and over the years I amassed an impressive collection of old christmas light bulbs. I especially love the old C9’s. I love the swirls and you just can’t find these colors any more.
I knew I wanted to make something out of them and one day, well, the light bulb! went off in my head. A wreath! Here is what I came up with. I have since made several of these in different sizes. My BFF Beth has one that I made for her. I have collected more of these bulbs so I need to fire up that glue gun one more time and get busy.
I love this wreath and have wanted to send a picture to Home Companion or Martha about it. Maybe they would think I’m just too clever and come take a picture of it! Ha!
Tomorrow I will be posting more pictures of my holiday decor for Karla’s What do you Love about Your Holiday Home party. But snap! I have to work all day so I won’t get to see everyone’s pictures until later on Thursday. I am going to be running the roads for the rest of this week working for GE. I think I’m starting to panic a bit just thinking about all that needs to get done and my darn job just keeps getting in the way!