Today is September 2nd. I can’t believe it. Day after tomorrow the kids of Richmond go back to school and even though it still feels like a Turkish bath here, September signals to me that summer is over.
Looking at the calendar, I spy that Christmas is a mere 3 months away! I’ve got to get busy making new Glittermoon Vintage Christmas.
Here is a look at a wreath that is currently available: Santa’s Greeting.
A fun wreath in traditional Christmas reds & greens with white & silver accents, this wreath features a large vintage dancing/waving Santa, an adorable “brick” Putz cottage, a white reindeer, a cool 1960‘s corsage, with lots of gorgeous old glass ornaments and other treasures from Poland, Germany, & the USA.
Here are some looks at the details.
In the top half of the wreath, you can see the great 1960’s corsage in the top center: the plastic holly leaves adorned with red ribbon and a white bell at the bottom. There is a mini-me Santa waving back at his big daddy below. Poking out of the corsage is a great vintage icicle light (there is another towards the bottom left). I love that big red Merry Christmas Shiny Brite ball – I am pretty sure we had one of those on my childhood tree. Did you?
And on the bottom half, there is that sweet little brick Putz house tucked in at Santa’s feet with a white reindeer just outside. The big green ball next to the reindeer is a fabulous West German one.
Here is a close up of old Santa who is both waving and dancing (he is very coordinated!). He is about 8 inches tall and was made in Japan. I remember Santas like these so well from times gone by. The little red ball with the train and Merry Xmas on it is a real goody, too.
This is a close-up of the right side to give you an idea of how it all flows together.
And here is a view of the left side. There are so many treasures!
And to finish, a super close-up of the tippy top with little mini-me waving.
Santa’s Greeting is for those of you who love the traditional Christmas colors and have a sense of fun and whimsy.
The finished diameter of this wreath is about 17 inches not including the red beaded garland and darling vintage ribbon with bells hanging off the bottom left. As with all Glittermoon Vintage Christmas wreaths, it comes with its own nice storage bag and lots of bubble wrap to keep it safe. I have it listed in the Glittermoon Cards shop on Etsy.com. You can click here to visit.
If you are in the Richmond, VA area you can also see it in person at Old World Accents in Carytown where it will stay for another week or so. I will be taking it with me to various shows, starting with my trip to the Harvest Festival in Sharon Springs, NY (home of the Fabulous Beekman Boys) in mid-September.
Unless it gets to go to a new home first.