Two words I love to put together…vintage and christmas.
I'm joining the list over at Anything Goes Here. It's a blog block party every Monday and I'll take any excuse to share my vintage christmas goodies.
Now you know I can't pass up christmas items from the past and I will stockpile them even if I have no clue what I'm going to do with them.
Such was the case when I discovered a huge box full of old (and probably dangerous) strings of christmas light. The colors really grabbed me, shades of orange and lilac, jadite greens and even pink. Not those uniform primary colors in use today.
I tossed out the fraying electrical cords and started hoarding the bulbs. The swirly C-9's being the most desirable. I pondered on what to create out of my growing collection. I knew a wreath was a logical choice but it was a few years (and more bulbs) before I had that aha! (light bulb, ha!) moment and my first light bulb wreath was born.
I made a few wreaths that first year and then a couple more after that. But I haven't made any for over 5 years now.
It takes a long time to accumulate enough bulbs for these wreaths. They aren't that easy to find (in quantity) and they go for big bucks on eBay.
So I've made three bulb wreaths this year and that's probably it for a long time.
Unless I hit the mother load at a future estate sale. It could happen.