I’ve kept you in suspense long enough so finally I am going to show you the results of The Guessing Game.
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.
With 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.Be still my heart. Here is a close-up.On 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.
Here’s a more detailed look at the ornaments I was talking about above.With 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.Here’s a closer look at all the goodies on the right.
I think the reindeer has the sweetest expression.I’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.