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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Victorian Heart Wreath




This is my "new" Victorian Heart Wreath.  It is not really new, I made it many years ago....but I love to take something old and breathe new life into it!

This is how my wreath looked when I dug it out of a cabinet in the studio this morning.   Not bad, but kind of dated....
To work on the wreath, I first hung it on a large brass easel that I like to use.   The easel puts the wreath at eye level and I can see all around it.   I like to work in the kitchen because the lighting is wonderful.  I have an electrical plug in on the side of the hoosier for my glue gun and I can put all the goodies that I am going to add to the wreath on the nearby island.
I added some pretty pink roses....
Beautiful Victorian ladies....

Lots of ruffled white and pink lace....

You can barely see a green velvet tussie mussie tucked in  between the two lovely ladies....


I added a brooch that I made to the top of a pink lace heart .....

a pretty draw string satin purse....


I love my new wreath!


Now, I need to find a place to hang it....I am thinking maybe over the fireplace in the family room, or over the sofa in the sun room....or maybe in front of the big mirror in the entry way.....


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30 comments:

  1. Looks really good Penny. I don't know how you have the time to do all the decorating you do. Always looks so pretty. I need half of your energy LOL
    Have a great week.
    Mary

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  2. Wow, it looks so different. Great job.

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  3. Penny,
    Love what you did to this wreath!! So pretty!! I adore all the lace on it!! Thanks for the inspiration!!
    I finally packed away the last of Christmas today..... now I can start to decorate the LR and DR for Valentine's Day....I am off now for 2 nights so i should get a lot done...

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  4. I love your gorgeous wreaths. A lovely room and decorations. Enjoy your week ahead!

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  5. Penny, what a lovely transformation! I love it, it's going to look beautiful anywhere you hang it!

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  6. This is beautiful Penny, love all the lace.

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  7. Wow, Penny!! You have so many pretty things. You have a real winner here!! Gorgeous wreath!

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  8. Wowww Penny this is gorgeous, love the colors!!!

    Hugs,
    Ellen

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  9. How gorgeous is this?! I love all of the different lace and details.

    -Cole
    peaceandchaos.com

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  10. Just beautiful. Love the Victorian ladies and all the pearls and ruffles!

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  11. Your new victorian wreath is just gourgeous. The ladies, the laces, the roses, every new detail is very romantic
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  12. I love all the elements you have woven into your wreath to give it just the right look for your spot.

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  13. How do I love thee, oh wreath, let me count the ways! How beautiful and creative. I remember those wreaths from way back. There were other things, ovals, with scented rose petals inside..things like that. You were smart to have saved it. A friend sold them in her Country store. I have no idea where my items disappeared to. Probably Goodwill...*sigh* Wish I had saved it.

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  14. Lovely! I am crazy about that stained glass window!

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  15. Oh wow Penny this is so beautiful :) thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays...

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  16. That is so lovely! I love the wreaths and the whole house. And the details are just exquisite. Amazing!

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  17. I love this wreath! I really like the pink and white lace. Beautiful!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

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  18. That is so cute! It would go great in my mother in laws bedroom! I would love to have you hop over and share with us at Tell Me About It Tuesday! (http://www.sweetsillysara.com/2014/01/tell-me-about-it-tuesday-3.html)

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  19. Beautiful! All details are really beautiful!
    Hope you have a wonderful week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  20. It doesn't even look like the same wreath. You did a great job bringing it up to date! Beautiful! Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. ~Deborah

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  21. I love what you've done with this! It is simply beautiful... and the colour scheme is just divine! :)

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  22. wow, what a difference! I love the result!! I've featured this in the Create Link Inspire fabric features this weekend on my blog. Stop over and check out all the other fun projects.. Thanks for linking up... I've pinned this and spread it all over social media land ;o) feel free to spread the word as well, thanks! Emily

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  23. Beautifully done, Penny! I love the idea of using the lace hankies...

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  24. This is a dreamy wreath! LOVE it! I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
    Kathy

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  25. This is super lovely!

    Thanks for linking up at Tell Me About It Tuesday. We hope you hop over and share with us again this week. (Sorry for the late comment!)

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  26. Love your wreath! Thanks for sharing on Worthwhile Wednesdays. Hope to see you again tomorrow at the link party!
    Thanks again,
    Allie @ http://thecraftiestallie.blogspot.com/

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