Elfie Bells Wreath
The last of the 5 wreaths that will be traveling to the Country Living Fair is Elfie Bells. I doubt you have to be a rocket scientist to know where its name comes from!
Elfie Bells started with that adorable kneehugger elf who sits in the center of the wreath. He is mounted on a platform that has all this wonderful tinsel that flops when he lets his “hair” down. His color is a bit faded from age and that drove the unusual color palette. Unusual colors or no, this one’s got a lot going for it and, best of all, it really makes me smile.
At the top is a pretty cool piece that is made up of 3 bells that are attached to a stiff silvery tinsel (again a bit faded – but so am I). To complement the top are a pair of enormously long bells on the bottom right.
Other than the bells there is a boatload of stuff with a wow factor. For starters is one of my personal favorites: the large graduated colors ball (top left) that has an almost Russian looking scene with jazzy reindeer. Otherwise, there are bunches of Shiny Brites, German balls, a pin art ball, and even a man in the moon (mid right). If you look closely there’s another little elfie brother to keep our main man company.
I got to use a couple of very cool copper-colored Shiny Brite stenciled ornaments on this one. Those and the reds, golds, and faded blues make up the whole. It’s finished off with some red beaded garland for a final flourish.
Check out these pictures for a closer look:
I head out Wednesday morning for Atlanta so I’ve been packing and finishing up making various things. Today, I packed 6 crates full of what my husband has dubbed “Christmas Canapes.” I took a few photos while I was packing but there are a lot more. In fact, I think I’ve got about 75 or so of these little delights.
Have a peek:
But this guy has to be my favorite:
Meet Mr Squirrel, who is all set for his Christmas with a vintage tree on one arm and a fabulous, very old glass walnut on the other. I sure hope he goes to a good home because I’m pretty attached to him.
Have a great night everyone! I hope your Monday went smooth as glass.