It seems like a long time ago when I posted that I was going to make a wreath with an angel for a centerpiece and I guess it was. Between two trips out of town for shows and all the in-between getting ready, I just never got to show you the finished product. In fact, I got two new wreaths made during a feverishly productive few days and I can’t wait to share them with you.
So without further ado, here is “Angelic Moment.”
I think she is a beauty. She is larger than most of my wreaths, measuring a big 24 inches in diameter, not including the protruding bits and the drippy garland. A basic color scheme of soft golds and silver is punctuated by pops of magenta and accented with some low-key greens and creamy whites. The base is wrapped in gold tinsel garland. The overall effect is soft and subtle yet it makes a clear, strong statement. I can see this wreath hanging in lots of different type spaces and decorating schemes.
Now you can get a good look at some of the details like the cool Bradford Space Age plastic topper. Right above it is another Bradford piece, an angel.
The right side is packed with great stuff such as that enormous red and gold teardrop indent. Notice the little yellow angel Jewelbrite tucked in next to it, too. And there is yet another small angel playing heavenly violin perched on top of a Shiny Brite and next to a wonderful small Poland teardrop indent.
Now you can really get a good look at the lovely angel (I call her Marilyn for obvious reasons) who has a fabulous bottlebrush tree on one side and on the other, a gorgeous big gold Shiny Brite with “Merry Christmas” on it. Marilyn has a vintage light reflector placed behind her head to give her a halo effect. I love it.
Here are some of the focal points on the left side. How about that adorably precocious little angel in the diorama ornament at the bottom? Isn’t she cute? Did you also see the pretty gold ornament with the doves on it? So many treasures!
Now you can see all the details on the bottom, including that fabulous magenta and gold Chinese lantern shaped ornie on the right. I really love the big gold ball with the painted lantern and holly and the silver ball with the painted snowy church/village scene. The green and silver indent and the green ball tucked in beside the lantern really add a nice gentle pop to the color scheme.
This is a close-up of that jumbo red and gold teardrop shaped indent ornament. It has quite the wow factor. And you can get a great look at the Jewelbrite directly on its left. I love the little angel with her deer. Isn’t she sweet?
And, just in case you have forgotten, this is what I started with:
Recognize anything? Now you can see what I ended up including and what I didn’t. it is always an interesting process that seems to find its own way. Luckily, in the end it usually turns out just right.