Merry Christmas, Y’all…
SHINY & BRITE
Posted by James on December 25, 2014
Posted in: New Home. Tagged: Christmas, Christmas Decorating, merry christmas, Shiny Brite Ornaments, Shiny Brite Wreath, Vintage Ornament Wreath. 6 Comments
maybe a little of both…….(I think collectors are just better organized hoarders)
I’ve been collecting/hoarding/saving/rescuing these old Christmas ornaments for years now…..YEARS……
Y’all can read about last year’s wreath here, and the wreath the year before that one here.
Anyhoo, here’s my first attempt at a slide show using the pictures I snapped about every 15 minutes.
Just a “few hours” to assemble every year.
It takes the same “few hours” to dis-assemble every year….
…not a very fun way to spend Easter Sunday.
Some ideas for projects hit immediately.
And some ideas develop over time, and only get better.
This is one of those projects.
Over the years, I have accumulated a pretty “sizeable” collection of vintage ornaments. (without really a purpose for them)
Here are a few of my favorites.
I also happened to have a chicken-wire wreath form from Michael’s.
I’ve seen hot-glued vintage ornament wreaths online, but never one this big. It’s almost 3 feet across. If I glued it all together I would never be able to store it…….or even move it without breaking several dozen.
No, I have to assemble/disassemble this thing yearly.
The wreath form already had a little bit of grapevine twisted over it, but I added the thin silk garland and a “zig-zagged” string of B-lights (just for a warm glow).
I just started by hooking ornaments onto the chicken-wire wreath form…or the grapevine…or the lights…or even on that thin silk garland. Just as long as they are hooked into something. Beginning at the very bottom…..
….and slowly hooking my way up the sides to the top. Squeezing in as many as I possibly can.
Several hours later…..I have this amazingness.
(That’s why I took so many pictures of it when I was finished)
I wasn’t started in this direction when I first began collecting vintage ornaments…..
…but I’m sure glad that this is where the collection ended.