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Sunday, December 12, 2010

My ticky-tacky vintage wreath & Day 12 box...

All of my long-time readers know that I am a thrifter...a thrifter deluxe! I mean I'm good at it. ;) I find the neatest stuff @ thrift stores ...sometimes @ the neatest prices. AndI cannot resist anything vintage (as long as it's cheap! LOL)...and I mean, if it's vintage & it's cheap then it's coming home w/ me....done deal! Especially if it's vintage Christmas. Even ugly vintage Christmas!

Which explains how I wound up w/ tons & tons of vintage, tacky, UGLY Christmas "doodads". Last year, I decided to take all that crap stuff & load up a wreath w/ it. First I sprayed the wreath w/ a bit of white paint (just hit it in spots here & there to add some depth) then I glued on the ugliest, tackiest ornaments you ever saw! I LOVE it! It reminds me of the Christmas corsages women used to wear. (you can see my collection here in a post I made 2 years ago) Gloriously tacky!!! Just the way I like my Christmases. LOL

The "centerpiece" of the wreath is a beaded, felt Santa in a hot air balloon that I bought at an estate sale a couple of years back. And look! There's still room to add more tacky, ugly, vintage stuff that needs a home!

click picture & then click again to see all the ticky, tacky ornaments in detail


The wreath w/ our life-size caroling Santa. Until I saw this photo, I didn't think the door needed garland over & around it but now I'm not so sure. What do y'all think?

Now on to the matchboxes...Day 12's box was created by Pam @ Faster Kitty Blog Blog .

Inside are 2 tiny little ornaments...a Santa & a Christmas tree. Thank you Pam!

My gift for Day 12 was a dangly ornament made from a chandelier prism & tag.

Geeez...the 12th already? I better get off the puter & get busy!!!!

12 comments:

Shelby said...

lol, Cami, I LOVE your wreath. I kinda think garland would add a touch to the door! It would "frame" your wreath. ;)

suzeeez said...

Your wreath is adorable ! Great Job.
:o) Sue

MARY PERNULA said...

LOVELY TREASURE. MARY

Christine Edwards said...

Your wreath looks great in all it's ticki-tackiness! I don't usually go for the kitschy stuff, but that really is adorable. I got your Day 12 box today. So cute with the angel face. I mistook the crystal piece for a vintage button. ;-) Enjoy your Sunday!

Something Special said...

I am thrilled to have found your blog through matchbox hopping. I love that vintage wreath so so much. I feel like you are a kindred spirit for sure after looking over your blog and we like so much of the same things. Come say hi and see my new folk art creation for my dining room. I am also a participant in the vintage stocking swap and will send mine on the 13th. You made a haul. I hope I have included enough in my package to my partner. Please come say hi! Love Love your blog!

Mrs A. said...

Wow. I could do thast too Cami. I have more tack than a shop selling glue!!!! My poor old wreath has seen better days and could do with a face lift. Thanks for the inspiration.

FILIGREE MOON said...

Hi Cami. Your wreath is wonderful! Good old vintage charm. Have a great week! ~ Angela

Genie said...

I love your wreath. It is way tool cute and clever to qualify as tacky. If you ever need to get rid of it to make room for more stuff, PLEASE remember me. I love it because it is sososo childlike. Happy Holiday..Genie

Charlene said...

CUTE WREATH! Yes, I think garland would look great with it! Hope you'll stop over & see the new puppy! HUGS!
Charlene

Mandie said...

I absolutely love that wreath!! You did a beautiful job with it. Today I have your number 13 matchbox and I am in love with it. It is so beautiful!! Thank you so much and I hope you are having a great Monday. Merry Christmas!!!

Jenny said...

I love that wreath. So kitschy and kute! This is really a treasure! It would be fun to write down where you found the decorations ... kind of a funky provenance.

just me jan said...

Cami...you know I abhor ticky tacky, but I have to say your wreath is just too cha cha for words! ROFLOL You absolutely MUST add more crappola to it...on a wreath such as this beauty one can NEVER have too much!!! Kudos to you darlin'...I'm jealous!!! Seriously!!!
just me...lovin' your creativity...jan