More handmade, vintage Christmas beauty

 Look at the cute 'Queen of crafting' crown Lani gifted me with!
Next to it is a cuff bracelet I created from more of the supplies that Suzanne brought over for our craft night -- and some buttons, of course.
Did I already show you this bag?  I was practicing making burlap roses and then made some from muslin, too.
Take a look at this cute wrapping box I used for a gift for Tami; I got it from a local artisan, Isa Creations when I met her at Rue de Noel.
The little jeweled tree on the bottom left of the photo, above, was inside that cute box.
What is this next to my Christmas tree?
I am the proud recipient of one of Georgia Peachez amazing vintage ornament wreaths!
The same ones that are on the cover of the most recent issue of Romantic Homes.
I have been a big fan of Suzy's for years now, and even once wrote an article which includes some of her garden art for
So when I saw that the news and entertainment site was holding a contest to give away one of these amazing vintage pieces, I had to give it a go.
It wasn't pure luck -- you had to comment on at least 5 of their posts and they were going to choose their favorite commenter.  And it was ME!
The wreath arrived just a few days later.
Sorry the photo is a little dark, but it looks lovely in bright as well as low light, doesn't it?
And I am counting my blessings and living in vintage heaven!


Dee in N.H. said…
Congrats on winning the pretty wreath! Love your gifts too!!
Linda said…
Love the crown-wear it proudly! the cuff, burlap roses and jeweled trees are gorgeous-that's why you deserve the crown-right. Congratualations on winnng the wreath, it looks great by the tree. Great post
Tammy said…
Wow! Congrats! What a fun prize-I think I have that issue of Romantic Homes and the vintage wreaths are gorgeous!
You've been a busy elf! Love all the cute things, and a big WOO HOO on winning the wreath!
That wreath is gorgeous and I'm so glad you won it! Love the little trees made from bit and pieces of jewelry! lots of vintage treasures at your home. Hugs, Linda
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Lani Robertson said…
I am so glad that you love the crown that I made for you and it looks so lovely sitting on your tissue tree! I also love the fabric bracelet and the button trees, I may have to try my hand at both projects one day! You are also one very lucky gal to have won that fabulous wreath! :)

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