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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Vintage Ornament Wreath

I made this wreath a few years ago and it is one of my favorites.  

This year I have hung it in the family room over the sofa

You can see the formal dining room thru my window "wall"

Last Christmas I hung my pastel wreath in the entry above the Nutcracker vignette

I had to do some repairs on my  wreath this year,  so I had an opportunity to add some lights.       

Since some of the balls had come unglued from each other,  I was able to hide the wires behind them and then glue the balls back together again.    .

The Christmas that I made this wreath,  I hung it in the sun room.   It wasn't until the next Christmas that I added some Ballet ornaments to it to use it with my Nutcracker vignette.

I can enjoy the wreath from my chair......this photo was actually taken while I was sitting in my 

I have had several requests to do a tutorial on how to make one of these wreaths......sorry,   I hate to do tutorials!   BUT...I have taken several up close photos that might be able to help you if you want to make an ornament wreath for your Christmas decorating

You can see my Library ladder to the left of the sofa.....all decked out for Christmas.   If you missed that is the link


  1. Always an inspiration to visit You.You go with what You love and that alone is inspiration.I have a mix that I love lately and haven't found out how to combine them.I love pastel with emphasis on dusty lavender but I love just as much..... Woodsy.I would love to see someone combine these. I adore the lace hanging from the wreath.Blessings across the miles and Merry Christmas-Denise

  2. I adore vintage Christmas items especially ornaments and the ribbon is so beautiful. My granddaughter made a wreath for me this year from pages of book, my favorite author Beatrix Potter.

  3. Beautiful vintage wreath Penny and I love those adorable ballet slipper lights - where on earth did you find them?

    1. Hi Marie, I found those lights on clearance last year at a shop in Lubbock Texas....Hollands Nursery. Here's a link to a post that I did showing some photos of Hollands that I took last Saturday when we were there......

  4. What a pretty wreath! I bought some vintage glass ball ornaments at the thrift shop last year. I should try to do something like this with them. Your post is inspirational!

  5. I was at Hobby Lobby this week and I saw some great items like this. I hope to add some of these in my pink room.

  6. I just took a picture of my ornie wreath. But mine was a gift to me! Your wreath is sweet with the ballet slippers.

  7. The ballet slippers in the wreath are fairy! The wreath is fantastic.

  8. Penny,
    You know that I love this wreath because i tell you just how much I love it every year!! I love how you switch things around. I hope to be able to do more of that when i go part time in a year.......
    I did a vintage Ornament Tree in the LR along with my big tree this year.....


  9. I just love your vintage ornament wreath and the lights add a special glow to it. Your whole house is so ready for Christmas :) Jo

  10. Love your beautiful wreath and the window wall you hung it on. I have a vintage ornament wreath I made years ago and it's still one of my favorite decorations even though it needs a little TLC every year.

  11. Absolutely gorgeous Penny! Your decorating amazes me all the time but especially at Christmas!!

    Christmas blessings, Edie Marie

  12. The Nutcracker wreath is a beauty! Thanks for sharing it at Make It Monday/


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