Friday, November 23, 2012

Our Vintage Inspired Wreath 2012

You know that the holiday season has officially arrived in our community when the Festival of Wreaths begins. The wreath auction is a fundraising event for our local arts council. Over 220 wreaths are decorated, donated and auctioned off to the highest bidder. Here's our entry for 2012!


It's very sparkly!
 
 
This is our third year participating. Our goal  is always to create a vintage inspired wreath that we feel represents what we do at Elizabeth & Co.  Our  2010 wreath featured vintage ornaments and was attached to a window frame. Old toys spilled out of the window box. 
 
 
 
     Our 2011 wreath hung on an old window and featured a stocking made from a ticking fabric, along with vintage ornaments, burlap ribbon and glitter letters that spelled Joy.
 
 
 
We really like the idea of attaching our wreath to something to make it a little more interesting, so this year we decided to use a chalkboard with a beautifully detailed frame.
 
 
 
 
So did you notice what we used to decorate our wreath this year? Something that we usually have in abundance at our tag sales - lovely vintage jewelry!
 

 








   Along with the chalkboard, I think my favorite elements are the pearls and the crystal compote!



The whole wreath got a light dusting of snow and glitter.


And of course every wreath needs a little ribbon and a pretty bow!


 
So there you have it, our vintage inspired wreath for 2012!
 
 
If you are a local reader, the Festival of Wreaths is open daily from 10 AM to 7 PM beginning Saturday, November 24th and runs through Sunday, December 1st at the Carroll County Arts Council in Westminster, Maryland. This is a free event and fun for the entire family! And if you can make it on the 24th, be sure to check out the free showing of Miracle on 34th Street in the beautifully restored theatre at the Arts Council at 3 PM. Then walk right outside and watch the Miracle on Main Street electrical light parade roll down Main Street at 5 PM - sooo much fun and what a festive way to kick off your holiday season!
 

The girls at Elizabeth & Co. wish you a bright and sparkly holiday!

I'm linking to...

Mod Vintage Life UndertheTableandDreaming DIY Show Off Saturday Seven
Songbird Photobucket

 
 

13 comments:

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Love this year's wreath! The vintage jewelry on it is gorgeous.

NanaDiana said...

Gorgeous-Each and every year is wonderful and I LOVE the glitz of this year's wreath- xo Diana

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it's so pretty! i love the jewelry on it- great idea!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

All the wreaths are pretty,and this years is especially lovely and unexpected with the vintage pieces and chalkboard. Someone is going to love it!

Steph said...

They are all so beautiful . Thank you for the inspiration!!
steph www.simplyliving.blogspot.com

ruthie said...

Love everyone of them. So inspiring.

Pink Overalls @DIY Home Staging said...

Wow, these are exquisite! I'll be pinning some of these photos. I'm kind of a wreath freak myself, but I don't do anything this beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

Patty Gallegos Kyra Castaneda said...

Your 2012 wreath is so glamorous!

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

Your wreath is so pretty--I love vintage jewelry, too, and how clever to use it for holiday decorating! I always enjoy hearing from you, and I appreciate your encouraging words. I'm glad you enjoyed my projects last week--thank you!

bj said...

It is just stunning...I love all your wreaths, Elizabeth. Those vintage jewels took this years OVER THE TOP.
Will come back later for linking with Tues. party. :)

Jo Coastal Home Love said...

Love the bling!! :) Jo x

Marianne@Songbird said...

The wreath is beautiful! I love it. Thank you so much for joining our Christmas Inspiration Linky Parade.

Melody Shingler said...

GORGEOUS wreath! Thank you for inspiring me to hunt down vintage jewelry for more Christmas sparkle!