People either “get” my wreaths…or they don’t.
Every now and then I will overhear someone muttering to their companion that they can’t believe the prices on my wreaths. “You can get all that old stuff for nothing at yard sales,” is a favorite saying.
Sorry, folks. Not. At least not anymore.
Take this ornament for example:
This is a really old German Madonna and Child ornament. She’s about 5 inches tall and pretty darn rare. In fact, I had never seen one before until the day I actually scored a box of ornaments that had three of these in it (oh, happy day!). I have used 2 of them in the past 2 years on wreaths.
So you can see, it has to be a really special project for me to part with one.
Now this one is not in the best of shape, admittedly. But I don’t really care. She’s elderly after all.
This past week on eBay, I saw one of these sell for $46!!!!!!! You read it right: FORTY-SIX DOLLARS! And that was a “Buy It Now” – not an auction.
I didn’t pay $46 for her but she didn’t cost me nothing either.
And then there is the time that it takes me to make them. For a 20 inch diameter wreath I usually spend about 9 hours in the making of it. So it is a far from slapdash job for me.
I made a ginormous wreath this week, pretty much the biggest I have ever made. On it, I used 3 very large and very special pieces. And lots of other, smaller things, of course, too. My cost for those 3 big pieces alone was $50. But it was worth it; that wreath is a stunner. I’ll show it to you as soon as I get it photographed.
I love finding the unusual vintage pieces that you don’t see everyday. That’s one of the things that keeps me searching all the time. Because I love sharing the really good stuff with you. It makes me happy.
So, what’s it worth?