Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Retro Tuesday: Homemade Vintage Wreath

I've been procrastinating about my Xmas wreath. Probably because of that nice mild weather...

It was on my to-do list since last week. I love to-do lists and it's no big thing if I don't do everything on it...There's always tomorrow! If I don't have a list, I run all over the place like a chicken without a head. To-do lists keep me focused and a bit more orderly!

So this morning everything was covered in a blanket of snow (will I ride my bike again in 2009???). This was it, I had to decorate my wreath today or there was hell to pay! Just a figure of speech....Or I might punish myself and force me to eat Xmas cookies , that would be crual and unusual, no?

I had cut some cedar in my yard, and proceeded to arrange it around a wreath base and securing it with fine metal wire.

See second pic. Then I pulled out all the vintage and tacky decorations I found a couple of weeks ago in my fave church basement.... I glue guned those...I love my glue gun!

See? All the glorious vintagy goodness?

It turned out even better than I expected! It fills me with fuzzy joy!

I'm sure Dan will like it. But I'm pretty positive other family members will roll eyes and pass not so positive comments....But who cares?

It's my wreath on my door!
I believe most of the stuff on the wreath is from the 60's or 70's. Hard to tell. I remember seeing these before....I can't help feeling I traveled through time, I'm 5 years old watching A Charlie Brown Xmas on my mother's knee. I was snug as a bug!
Have a great afternoon!
Isn't it totally fab? look at that hanging basket on the bottom!
Don't forget to visit my pal, the original Retro Tuesday's hostess Crazy Suburban Mom at www.crazysuburbanmom.com
It's always fun! TTFN!


Linda said...

So very cute! You did a great job on the wreath. Love it! Hugs, Linda

CC said...

Oooooo, It's just beautiful. I love vintage anything, and vintage ornaments are right at the top of my favorites list. You've done a wonderful job..and you should be proud to display it. I would be if it was mine..

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Oh it's fab! And PS - I still have an apron for you...havent forgotten, just havent gotten to it yet


Sonya --Dime Store Thrift said...

WONDERFUL wreath! I am loving it. And I am the exact same way about lists...I need them to function properly!

Maureen said...

That looks great! Seriously.

Lists! I have a love / hate relationship with them. The hate part comes in when I'm standing in the grocery story and the list is at home on my kitchen counter. lol

Cynthia said...

Love your vintage wreath!

Mom Walds Place said...

Love the wreath!!!

I bought items for one, now I have to finish. Thanks for the inspiration!

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