I’m Back

DSC_0353 - Version 2I’ve been gone awhile, have you noticed?  There have been a lot of things going on these past few months but now I am back and ready to get to work making more fabulous vintage Christmas!

I haven’t been ignoring my work by any stretch. I have spent lots of time scouring all over for lots of wonderful pieces to make into something.  And I can’t wait to get started.

Today’s the day!  Yippee.  I am so glad to be back!

Atlanta Visit 2012 | Beekman1802.com

“Christmas Joy” Wreath
©Glittermoon Vintage Christmas 2012

Once again, the Fabulous Beekman Boys, Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge, show me their niceness.  Read what they have to say about me – and my wreaths – here.

Atlanta Visit 2012 | Beekman1802.com.

I am so glad that our paths crossed a year ago.

PS They give great hugs, too.

Angelic Moment

It seems like a long time ago when I posted that I was going to make a wreath with an angel for a centerpiece and I guess it was.  Between two trips out of town for shows and all the in-between getting ready, I just never got to show you the finished product.  In fact, I got two new wreaths made during a feverishly productive few days and I can’t wait to share them with you.

So without further ado, here is “Angelic Moment.”

I think she is a beauty.  She is larger than most of my wreaths, measuring a big 24 inches in diameter, not including the protruding bits and the drippy garland.  A basic color scheme of soft golds and silver is punctuated by pops of magenta and accented with some low-key greens and creamy whites.  The base is wrapped in gold tinsel garland.  The overall effect is soft and subtle yet it makes a clear, strong statement.  I can see this wreath hanging in lots of different type spaces and decorating schemes.

Here is a view that is a bit closer.And here comes a view of the left side:

Left Side

Now you can get a good look at some of the details like the cool Bradford Space Age plastic topper.  Right above it is another Bradford piece, an angel.

Right Side

The right side is packed with great stuff such as that enormous red and gold teardrop  indent.  Notice the little yellow angel Jewelbrite tucked in next to it, too.  And there is yet another small angel playing heavenly violin perched on top of a Shiny Brite and next to a wonderful small  Poland teardrop indent.

Close-up view of the top

Now you can really get a good look at the lovely angel (I call her Marilyn for obvious reasons) who has a fabulous bottlebrush tree on one side and on the other, a gorgeous big gold Shiny Brite with “Merry Christmas” on it.  Marilyn has a vintage light reflector placed behind her head to give her a halo effect.  I love it.

Another view of the left side

Here are some of the focal points on the left side.  How about that adorably precocious little angel in the diorama ornament at the bottom?  Isn’t she cute?  Did you also see the pretty gold ornament with the doves on it?  So many treasures!

A super close-up of the littlest angel

View of the bottom

Now you can see all the details on the bottom, including that fabulous magenta and gold Chinese lantern shaped ornie on the right. I really love the big gold ball with the painted lantern and holly and the silver ball with the painted snowy church/village scene.  The green and silver indent and the green ball tucked in beside the lantern really add a nice gentle pop to the color scheme.

Close up of part of the right side

This is a close-up of that jumbo red and gold teardrop shaped indent ornament.  It has quite the wow factor.  And you can get a great look at the Jewelbrite directly on its left.  I love the little angel with her deer.  Isn’t she sweet?

And, just in case you have forgotten, this is what I started with:

The beginnings of the “Angelic Moment” wreath
© Glittermoon Productions LLC

Recognize anything?  Now you can see what I ended up including and what I didn’t.  it is always an interesting process that seems to find its own way.  Luckily, in the end it usually turns out just right.

Cheers for the Red, White and Blue!

Christmas in July!

In honor of the birth of the good old USA, here is a new wreath for 2012 in a patriotic palette.  A stunning concoction with the perfect colors for an election year. Featuring an unusual sliver plastic sleigh and reindeer with Santa and tree aboard, a wonderful jumbo Poland painted ball, and a host of other treasures.  Let the fireworks begin!

A closer look at some of the treasures on the left side of the wreath. Overall size is about 20 inches in diameter.

This view of the bottom half gives you a great view at the wonderful and unusual silver piece with Santa, his sleigh, and the reindeer. Even the red ribbon reins are intact. Other treats include a Polish teardrop with a painted figure carrying a tree, a big red German indent, a couple of stenciled Shiny Brites, and a blue plastic Jewelbrite ornament on the right, complete with Santa inside.

Here is a little closer look at the top half where you can see a wonderful jumbo Polish ornament that has Santa and his sleigh painted on it. There is also a corsage in the center, 3 icicle ornaments in the center top, and a host of fabulous other treats.

An even closer view of the top to tease you.

Cheers for the Red, White & Blue is currently listed in the Glittermoon Cards Shop on Etsy. It comes with a nice, zippered storage bag to keep it safe.  Please visit the shop by clicking here.