Golden Halo Centerpiece

Just wanted to share with you some more details of the “Golden Halo” Topiary/Centerpiece that I finished last week.

When I make one of these, I have to bear in mind that it will likely be seen from all sides.  That means the design and placement of each ornament has to be well thought out in terms of the whole so that it does not get lop-sided but stays fairly uniform in shape.  It takes time. Then finishing it out – dealing with the gaps between ornaments – is a whole  other thought process and is quite different from how I finish a wreath.

So, without further ado, here are pictures of all 4 sides:Golden Halo Centerpiece© Glittermoon Vintage Christmas 2016 1Golden Halo Centerpiece© Glittermoon Vintage Christmas 2016 3Golden Halo Centerpiece© Glittermoon Vintage Christmas 2016 6Golden Halo Centerpiece© Glittermoon Vintage Christmas 2016 4

I added the little red wooden angel to the back to make up for the fact that the topper is a bit underwhelming when viewed from this angle. I considered amending her backside somehow but finally rejected the notion since I felt it would be problematic when viewed from the sides. I’ll keep thinking about – who knows, I may change my mind.

And, incidentally, that white egg-shaped ornament near the top is a diorama with a gold nativity scene inside it.

Finally, I wanted to show you closer looks at the two angels.Golden Halo Centerpiece© Glittermoon Vintage Christmas 2016 2

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“Golden Halo” measures approx. 19 inches tall; the base is a 12″ brass charger.  She is $225.

I will be bringing her to the Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck, NY the first weekend in June.

Angel Glow

I finished the angel wreath yesterday.

Angel Glow Wreath

Angel Glow Wreath

I love the way she turned out – so sweet.

I will be packing her up and bringing her with me to my last show of 2014 in McLean, VA, the McLean Holiday Crafts Show. The show runs Friday the 5th through Sunday the 7th. The show is in the McLean Community Center which is about a 5 minutes drive from Tyson’s Corner Mall.  Please click here to go to the website for times, etc.

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Here is a peek of Angel Glow plugged in!  As I mentioned yesterday, she is an old Noma angel tree topper.  Imagine how lovely she would be hanging on a mirror over your mantel!

Incidentally, the large gradient snow-capped ball on the upper right is not as brightly colored as it looks in the photo – it is much more subtle and soft.  In fact, the whole wreath has a very soft and gentle, well, glow to it.

Back to work.

 

 

Here is Your Chance

Before I list these in the Glittermoon Cards Etsy shop, I wanted to give you, my dear blog followers, first crack at them.  I will most likely be putting them up for the rest of the world towards the end of the week.

If you are interested in purchasing one – or more! – of these beauties, please contact me using the form at the bottom of this page.  Once I know your zip code, I can accurately figure the shipping costs (so please do not forget to include that!) and I can send you an invoice.  Easy peasy.

As a little incentive, I will take $10 off the shipping costs for anyone who buys directly from here until this Friday, June 20th.

As you probably know, I entrust these precious creations to FedEx Ground and that is not exactly a cheap date.  Not cheap – but, so far, pretty darn safe.  As a general rule, for those east of the Mississippi, you can expect the shipping to be in the $35-50 range.  West of that is more expensive, I’m afraid; most likely in the $50-65 range.  I will only charge you   the actual shipping costs (which I why I need a little info from you).

So, without further ado, here are your choices:

SNOW CHARMING

SNOW CHARMING. A delightfully old-fashioned concoction with a snowman theme. 20" diameter not including protruding, drippy bits. $250

SNOW CHARMING. A delightfully old-fashioned concoction with a snowman theme. 20″ diameter not including protruding, drippy bits. $250

RED RIDER

RED RIDER.  Santa goes for a ride across a red sky accented with pops of white.  20" diameter $285

RED RIDER. Santa goes for a ride across a red sky accented with pops of white. 20″ diameter $285

 ITALIAN GOLD

ITALIAN GOLD.  Rich golds befitting an Italian cast, with an Italian angel from the 1970's as the star.  20" diameter $275

ITALIAN GOLD. Rich golds befitting an Italian cast, with an Italian angel from the 1970’s as the star. 20″ diameter $275

And, last but not least…

 HOLIDAY INN is SOLD!!

HOLIDAY INN.  A lovely, multi-colored  topiary centerpiece on a vintage silverplate serving piece. 24 1/2" tall. $250

HOLIDAY INN. A lovely, multi-colored topiary centerpiece on a vintage silverplate serving piece. 24 1/2″ tall. $250 *SOLD*

Please don’t be shy if you have questions.  I am happy to do my best to answer them.

Have a wonderful evening and thank you!

 

 

 

 

3 Little Teasers

A hurried post just to show you teasers of three more wreaths that will be traveling with me to the Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck next week.

HOT FLASH

HOT FLASH

Here is a peek at a portion of HOT FLASH. You saw its beginning in my last post.  The celluloid deer is 13″ tall just to give you an idea of the scale.  Hot pinks, golds, and greens are the main players in the color scheme.

ITALIAN GOLD

ITALIAN GOLD

This stunner is ITALIAN GOLD.  It is all tones of rich gold with a couple of pops of red as accent.  It features a large Italian angel from the 1970’s as its  centerpiece, and also has a Fontanini cherub, a ball with a nativity scene, and other assorted other riches.

ELF MAGIC

ELF MAGIC

And, finally, here is ELF MAGIC.  A paean to mid-century delights for those of you happily stuck in memories of our collective childhoods.

Today, I hope to spend time working on my Europe trip photographs to see what might be worthy of printing and taking to the Fair.  See you later!

PS I will share the real photographs of all of the new wreaths before I head off to New York.

Guessing Game: The Big Reveal

I’ve kept you in suspense long enough so finally I am going to show you the results of The Guessing Game.

Drumroll, please.

Here is Holiday Extravaganza!

Holiday Extravaganza Wreath

All you people who responded with a guess astonished me.  You were all correct!!!

Have I become predictable?

I was sure somebody was going to pick the elf and retro modern theme.  I was mighty tempted by it myself.  And what a different outcome it would have been, too.

So let’s take a closer look.

Detail of Holiday Extravaganza Glittermoon Productions LLC 2013 9With this view of the top half, you can see that enormous silver spray that drapes itself from the top center and down to the left.  That thing is a beauty.  The other showstopper is that fabulous, huge ribbon ball ornament that is just to the center right.  That was one of the pivotal pieces in determining the color scheme for the whole wreath: magenta, teal, gold, and silver.  There are tons of wonderful stuff on this wreath, but two of my other favorites are the jumbo Poland ball with the Merry Christmas lady and the very hip looking gradiant-toned German Shiny Brite with the stenciled reindeer.  I scored 2 boxes of those this past summer and I am sooo in love.  They actually feature Santa and the sleigh – the design goes all around.  After hemming and hawing, I decided to put the deer on front in keeping with the theme.Detail of Holiday Extravaganza Glittermoon Productions LLC 2013 3Be still my heart. Here is a close-up.Detail of Holiday Extravaganza Glittermoon Productions LLC 2013 6On the left side, there is plenty of eye candy as well.  First of course, is the enormous “Atomic” topper that is stretching across the wreath.  Because of the size of the 3 biggest pieces, I used a larger form than usual.  At the topper’s base, I took a cool fruit corsage and placed it on a reflector for some pop.  Also of note are the great Merry Christmas stencil ornament and the unusual teal and gold German ornament in the shape of a top.  You get a better look at the jumbo Poland, too.  At the top of the picture, please note a beautiful Austrian gold indent with poppy colors in the reflector.

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Here’s a more detailed look at the ornaments I was talking about above.Detail of Holiday Extravaganza Glittermoon Productions LLC 2013 5With this view of the right side, you get to see the beautiful – and enormous – celluloid reindeer.  Honestly, it is the biggest one I have ever seen, measuring about 14 inches tall.  Full disclosure: his right hind hoof is cracked.  Not a big deal to me but I wanted you to know that in case it is to you.  I also want to point out that the very tip-top of the pink teardrop on the top of the wreath is missing.  It is barely noticeable.Detail of Holiday Extravaganza Glittermoon Productions LLC 2013 4Here’s a closer look at all the goodies on the right.Detail of Holiday Extravaganza Glittermoon Productions LLC 2013 2

I think the reindeer has the sweetest expression.Detail of Holiday Extravaganza Glittermoon Productions LLC 2013 1I’m going to leave you with this shot of the center.  Thanks to all of you who guessed.  It was a fun exercise for me.  What was even more fun was making this baby.  I hope you like her.  I’m pretty partial to her myself.

“Holiday Extravaganza” is approximately 25″ tall (not including the drippy garland) and 22″ wide.  She comes with a nice storage bag to keep her safe.  Her price is $375.

Because I have some strong interest from some of you in this wreath, I want to let you know about shipping on it.  Due to its large size, after I have wrapped it in bubble and put it in its storage bag, I would have to take it to FedEx for them to pack and ship.  My guess is that depending on where you live, shipping would be in the neighborhood of $75 – $100.  That’s just a guess but be prepared.  If you are anywhere near Richmond, Virginia, you are welcome to come pick it up.  Likewise, if I am going to be at a show near you, I may be able to bring it with me for you to pick up.  Just email me with your thoughts.

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New Wreaths…Finally!

I have been so swamped with shows this season and getting ready for them, that I have been remiss in posting all the new product for you to see.  So here are pictures of 11 new wreaths I have made in the last month or so.  A few have been sold, but I still have 6 available right now, including “Angelic Moment”, the subject of an earlier post.  I will be making more, too!

MAGENTA BLUES:

For you deep pink and blue lovers here is a gorgeous wreath packed with so much terrific stuff. Notice the sly look that adorable (but mischievous) elf is casting at the Christmas Princess on the jumbo Poland ball next door. $285

PEPPERMINT STICK:

Red and white dominate to create a peppermint colored wreath of sweetest proportions. 17″ diameter. $225 ** SOLD **

PINK MOON:

Fabulous pastel pinks and aquas make this a stunner. Complete with a gorgeous Polish triple-indent topper, a pink diorama ornie at the top, and a pretty white reindeer. $295

LITTLE CHARMER:

The littlest one of all but so much fun is packed in! With a charming figural toy soldier among the other treasures. Vintage blue & silver tinsel garland add a finishing touch. 14″ diameter, not including the drippy and protruding bits. $125 (NOTE: A storage bag does NOT come with this little one.)

JOLLY SAINT NICK:

A HO HO HO of a wreath in traditional reds & greens with a big jolly Santa as centerpiece, joined by a marvelous little Japan Belsnickel, and so much more! $250 ** SOLD**

HOT STUFF:

Hot colors blend to create a showstopper of a wreath. Accented with an Italian unbreakable topper and tons of other great stuff. Wow. $275 ** SOLD **

HEAVENLY:

Ethereal pastels abound on this lovely wreath featuring angels and churches and all sorts of other lovely accents. Glorious indeed. $285 ** SOLD **

GOLD RUSH:

All that glitters is gold here. A rich concoction with so many fabulous parts to make up a 24 carat dream. $250

EMERALD ISLE:

For the green lover, Emerald Isle is a symphony of many parts. About 17″ diameter, excluding the protruding, drippy bits. $225

CHRISTMAS JOY:

All things Christmas collide to make a fun, fabulous paean to joy. With a large Santa celluloid and tin tree topper dominating, the fun never ends. $285 ** SOLD **

CHILD’S PLAY:

Childhood memories all wrapped up into one fun package. The boot is a bank! 17″ diameter. $185 **SOLD**

Stay tuned!  I will post pictures of the topiaries this week, too!