Are You Ready To Shop?

‘Tis the season.

Now that I am finally through with my show schedule for 2013, I have listed what I have available for purchase in the Glittermoon Cards Etsy Shop.  You can find it here.

SO, without further ado, here are the treasures you will find:

I have pasted a link (in bright blue lettering) to each item’s page in the shop in the descriptions.

The Caroler

The Caroler

“The Caroler” is a festive wreath featuring a sweet Byer’s Choice figure in the center (signed and dated 1991 on the bottom). Flanked by a doe and a bottlebrush tree, “The Caroler” is loaded with vintage ornament goodies including Polands, Shiny Brites, German, a reflector on top, and more. Accented with red beaded garland that swoops its way around the wreath, our Caroler is poised to trim the tree.  About 20″ diameter, not including the drippy bits.  Comes with a nice storage bag. $295

On Dasher, On Dancer

On Dasher, On Dancer

“On Dasher, On Dancer”

Here comes Santa Claus making his way across a sky made of traditional Christmas colors on his way to your home for a special treat. With a wonderful vintage Irwin white plastic Santa and sleigh as the centerpiece, this wreath also features other treasures like the old chenille and paper Santa perched upon a vintage copper reflector; a cute little elf below the sleigh; a snow globe with a reindeer inside; a red boot with a disco ball inside it; and lots of other treats. There are Shiny Brites, Polands, German, and other beautiful vintage ornaments. Finished off with an imposing bottlebrush tree on top, swoops of red beaded garland to adorn it, and green and silver aluminum tinsel garland, too. About 20″ in diameter, not including the protruding or drippy bits. Comes with a storage bag. $250

Ice Angel Wreath

Ice Angel Wreath

“Ice Angel”

Cool tones of blue, silver, and white are accented by pops of red to make this lovely wreath. A large celluloid and aluminum angel tree topper is the centerpiece of “Ice Angel.” She is still in working condition (I have tucked the cord behind her). She emits a lovely glow when plugged in. She has a “cloud” of vintage Double Glo garland at her feet. There are many other vintage treasures as well: Shiny Brites, German, and more. Finished off with old red glass beaded garland swooping across the front.  About 20″ in diameter.  Comes with a storage bag. $250

Shabby Angel Mini Wreath

Shabby Angel Mini Wreath

“Shabby Angel Mini Wreath”

A sweet mini wreath, perfect for a small space that needs a bit of Christmas joy. This little gem measures about 10-11″ in diameter (excluding protruding and drippy bits) and has a lovely Bradford angel on top surrounded by vintage ornaments in pale shabby chic colors of blue and white. Accented with aluminum tinsel and a reflector all on a bed of old gold tinsel. $65

Christmas Jewels Topiary

Christmas Jewels Topiary

A lovely topiary that would make a smashing centerpiece on any holiday table, this is CHRISTMAS JEWELS. Approximately 18″ tall, Christmas Jewels is permanently mounted on a pretty vintage silver-plate serving basket that has lost its handle somewhere along the way. The topiary is made from all vintage ornaments in jewel tones and is accented with a gold beaded garland as a finishing touch. With a darling decorated vintage bottlebrush tree on top. So elegant! $95

Christmas in a Brandy Snifter

Christmas in a Brandy Snifter

Meet Christmas in a brandy snifter. This is not your ordinary snifter but a giant one (like the kind to make a terrarium in). I filled it with vintage goodies: silver tinsel, an old celluloid deer, a terrific putz house, and some tiny Chrismtas balls for added color. And there are 3 white trees in the background. Put them all together and you have a charming scene that will make a lovely decoration in your home. I even added a tiny little wooden figure to the front of the house for fun. $75

Deer and Tree Christmas Scene

Deer and Tree Christmas Scene

Perched in a vintage silverplate caddy is a little Christmas scene featuring a very old celluloid deer, an old bottlebrush tree, and two tiny ornaments for a splash of color. All are resting on a field of vintage silver tinsel. A perfect addition to your Christmas decorating! $65

Snowman Scene Topiary

Snowman Scene Topiary

A happy little scene involving a vintage plastic snowman candy container, an old bottlebrush tree, and a wonderful red stencilled ball that says “Merry Christmas.” All set atop an upside down silver-plate serving dish with handles. Accented with a couple of tiny old balls and loops of silver beaded garland. $52

Praying Angel Mini Topiary

Praying Angel Mini Topiary

An adorably sweet scene with a ceramic praying angel nestled inside a vintage silver-plate sherbet dish. She kneels on a bed of gold tinsel and is surrounded by a vintage gold paper-mache bird, some pink and gold tiny ornaments, and a white tree in the back. This little girl will bring a smile to your lips whenever you gaze upon her. $32

Mini Tree Topiary

Mini Tree Topiary

O Christmas Tree! A sweet little scene involving an old bottlebrush tree planted inside a vintage ice cream dish. With grass of silver tinsel and tiny red and green vintage ornaments as embellishments. Darling from all sides. $22

Angel Mini topiary

Mini Angel Topiary

A vintage Bradford angel alights for a moment inside an old ice cream dish. On a bed of gold tinsel, she is flanked by an old little bottlebrush tree and a tiny ornament. A sweet addition to your Christmas decor. $22

Baby Jesus Mini Topiary

Baby Jesus Mini Topiary

Sometimes simple is best. As is the case with this sweet decoration featuring an old chalkware Baby Jesus nestled in a bed of vintage gold tinsel inside a lovely old silver-plate footed dish. Just a few inches in diameter and ready to be tucked into its special place among your Christmas decor. $20

Happy shopping to you!  And thanks for stopping by during your busy Christmas!

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Here is a little P.S. to my post yesterday about my wreaths in the Big Apple and, specifically, the Pink Parfait wreath that is now in Mariah Carey’s kitchen.

I heard from faithful reader and blogger herself, Erica,, that tomorrow morning (Friday the 13th!), Kathie Lee and Hoda (or Hoda and Kathie Lee) of the Today Show will be in Mariah’s kitchen!  Maybe we’ll see the wreath!  I have got my DVR all set to record it.  Let me know if you spy it!

Erica has an adorable blog for vintage lovers: Golden Egg Vintage.  Go check it out!

The Little Choirboy

Sweetly sings The Little Choirboy

Sweetly sings The Little Choirboy

Occasionally I will make a supreme sacrifice and use a Christmas treasure that is pretty dear to my heart in one of my projects.  And this, “The Little Choirboy,” was one of them.  I’m soooo in love with this small ceramic fellow.  Who could resist the charm of his angelic little face, his blue bow, and his sapphire buttons?  Not me.

But sacrifice I did and I have to say that, though I truly love everything that I make, this one will be awfully hard to part with.  The consolation will be that I know he will go to a good home, in his own time.  Could it be yours?

Here is the whole wreath:

The Little Choirboy 17" diamater $225

The Little Choirboy
17″ diameter
$225

As you can see, the color palette is blue and gold with silver accents.

A handmade angel tree topper is the crown

A handmade angel tree topper is the crown

Here is a close-up of an adorable handmade angel tree topper.  It is made of gold foil paper with tinsel and glitter trimmings.  There is a petite angel in the center.  To the right of the angel is a huge Austrian ball that has gorgeous gold “dimples” that look like jewels.  And on the other side is a classic stenciled  “Merry Christmas” ball in medium blue.

Left side of "The LIttle Choirboy"

Left side of “The LIttle Choirboy”

The left side of the wreath has tons of great stuff, not the least of which is a Poland topper with triple indents.  Anchoring the bottom is a reflector with a white dove resting on a nest of gold.  A tiny bottlebrush tree makes a nice counterpoint.  There is a mixture of gold and blue balls, bells, and picks as well as a silver disco ball.  Doubl Glo curly twist gold garland drips from the bottom left and is also tucked in as accents all over the wreath.  The base of the form is silver tinsel which peeks through every now and then to give added sparkle.

Detail of THE LITTLE CHOIRBOY wreath ©Glittermoon Productions LLC 2013 5

Right side of “The Little Choirboy”

As you can see, the right side of the  wreath does not skimp on anything either.  Staying within the color palette are several Poland teardrop ornaments, one an indent, and another with a snowy church scene on it.  There is a cool gold and white ornament with a finial bottom right under the big German one.  And, quite fittingly,  there is a silver and blue drum at the bottom.  Bells placed in spots reiterate the musical theme.

Center of "The Little Choirboy"

Center of “The Little Choirboy”

This view of the center gives you a great idea of the whole.

Bottom of "The LIttle Choirboy"

Bottom of “The LIttle Choirboy”

I’m going to leave you with a picture of the bottom, where my little charmer is singing his little heart out.

I think he is going to bring somebody a lot of smiles.  Don’t you?

“The Little Choirboy” measures about 17″ in diameter, not including the drippy bits, and will come to you nestled in his own heavy-duty storage bag with lots of bubble wrap to keep him safe.  His price is $225.  Here is a link to my Etsy Shop where you can view and purchase him.

Meeting Suzy

Suzy Spence with Cackie

Suzy Spence (Georgia Peachez) on left with me

I finally got to meet Suzy Spence.

I did a fun show last weekend here in Richmond called The Vintage Home Market.  On set-up day, I made a little circuit around to the other vendors and who was there but somebody I have been wanting to meet for quite some time – Georgia Peachez‘ own creator, Suzy Spence.

Suzy lives in Hampton, VA and creates fab stuff.  If you don’t believe me, check out her Georgia Peachez website here.   She is terrifically crafty and creative.

And she also makes wreaths from vintage Christmas.

Suzy has been making wreaths to sell longer than I have and she has been an inspiration to me.  When I was first researching the idea of making wreaths to sell, I stumbled across hers.  They are wonderful.

Georgia Peachez is so well known that one of her wreaths was featured on the cover of “Romantic Homes” magazine last December.  Wow.

So naturally, I have been dying to meet her.  I figured we might be kindred souls in our love of vintage Christmas.  And the answer is, yup, I think we might be.  I liked her immediately.

The great thing is that even though we both make the same thing, I think we have markedly different styles.  So I feel that there is room in the sandbox for both of us to play.  I hope she does, too.

But she does not stop there as you can see from her website.  She also sews and makes wonderful things from vintage fabrics.

Handmade bag by Georgia Peachez

Handmade bag by Georgia Peachez

Like this bag which I bought as a present for a certain special cousin who has a birthday coming up.  When I saw it, I knew she would love it; the bluebird clinched it.  Isn’t it charming?

DSC_0970 - Version 2Here’s a close up so you can see a little better.  It is even lined in vintage fabric.  And it has pockets inside, too.  I love the adorable red and white ribbon that she sewed at the top.

Suzy was doing the show with her friend Beth who is another incredibly creative and talented person.  Her alter ego is called Dime Store Chic.  Check it out – what fun!

Scottie pin made by Dime Store Chic

Scottie pin made by Dime Store Chic

Beth makes all sorts of cool stuff including this adorable pin that I bought for my friend and neighbor, Nan, Stuart the Scottie’s mom.  Stuart writes a blog called The Scottie Chronicles.  The pin was only $1!!!  Can you believe that?

I bought a bunch of other fun things Beth made but I can’t show you because they are going to be Christmas presents and I don’t want to spoil Santa’s surprise. Plus I got an adorable old painted metal toy wheelbarrow!  I can’t wait to do something fun with that in the garden.

I’m so glad that this show gave me the opportunity to meet Suzy.  One of the best things about doing what I do is meeting so many fabulously creative people who are also out there sharing their gifts with the world.  And they are invariably nice people, too.  Isn’t that great?

So, Suzy, I’m very pleased to meet you.  I hope our paths will cross again soon.

Country Living Fair – New York – Re-Cap

COUNTRY LIVING FAIR - NY 2013 11I’m back from the Fair and wanted to give you all a look at what fun it was!  We had a terrific show, despite a monsoon – really! – on the first day and another monsoon on the drive home to Richmond (a not fun 9 hours in a rental van).  I would go back in a New York minute.  Our only regret was that we did not have time to visit any of the beautiful sights in the Hudson River Valley that we drove by every day as we commuted from Fishkill, NY up Route 9 to Rhinebeck,

And by “we” I mean me and my old friend Phylliss who came out of her well-earned retirement from nursing to ride along and be my helpmeet for a grueling 6 days.  I am pleased to report that she still considers me a friend after I worked her to death.

I took the picture above early on Sunday morning when I finally got the chance to get out of the booth and go nose around.  It doesn’t look too crowded here but, trust me, the crowds were soon to come.

First I want to show you a little slide show of how the GLITTERMOON booth turned out.  We worked all day Thursday and into the evening getting it set up.  If I do say so myself, it looked fantastic.

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And now, without further ado, here are some pictures of the Fair itself!  Please click on the images in the gallery to enlarge them and see the captions.

This husky fellow guarded the entry to our barn, #36.

This husky fellow guarded the entry to our barn, #36.

If you did not make it to Rhinebeck this year, don’t worry.  It was such a success that they have already decided to do it again next year.  I’ll be back!

Ta Da! Sneak Peek at the New Stuff!

As you know, I am off to Rhinebeck, NY for the Country Living Fair which will be held June 7, 8, and 9 in the beautiful Hudson River Valley.  I have finally emerged from Santa’s Workshop, Southern Branch, but only long enough for me to post quick pictures of what I am taking with me.  All of these are new to you except for “Little Pinky” and the “Little Angel” Topiary which I have reworked a bit.

I am bringing 8 wreaths and 3 topiaries with me to the Fair.  I hope you can make it!  When I can, I will post more about each one with details.

Here is a link to more info about the Fair in case you have forgotten.

Without further ado, here they are.  I hope you like them!

Reindeer Razzle Dazzle

Reindeer Razzle Dazzle

The Little Choirboy

The Little Choirboy

Old-Time Christmas

Old-Time Christmas

Ice Dance

Ice Dance

Dream of a Child

Dream of a Child

Ice Angel The angel is an old topper - she lights up!

Ice Angel
The angel is an old topper – she lights up!

Susan's Pink Memories

Susan’s Pink Memories

Little Pinky

Little Pinky

Sugar Santa Topiary

Sugar Santa Topiary

Christmas Jewels Topiary

Christmas Jewels Topiary

Little Angel Topiary

Little Angel Topiary

I’m in a Fever

IMG_0577 - Version 2Just look at what came in the mail last week!  I am so anxious to get to work making wonderful stuff but, alas, it is still soooo cold here and – have I mentioned this before? – Santa’s Workshop, Southern Branch, does not have heat.

I have been collecting all manner of treasures over the wintertime and they all await me, still in their boxes.

Like a pair of fabulous LARGE (I mean BIG – never seen any so huge!) celluloid reindeer.  And little putz houses.  Masses of the solid colored balls I use for backgrounds.  Tinsel!  And vintage lights!  I am going to try something new with those this year.  Gorgeous hand-painted glass ornaments of all shapes and sizes: Polands, Shiny Brite, German, USA.  You name it, I’ve got ’em.

Last Saturday, I visited an antiques show and came away with a sweet composition angel tree topper.  Her dress is old dotted Swiss voile.

I will share some pictures later.  When the workshop warms up to something a bit warmer than a tomb.

Until then, like me, you will just have to dream of treasures to come.  Good night all.  Sleep tight.