Congratulations, Danielle — winner of this Georgia Peachez vintage ornament wreath

shiny-brite-holiday-wreathe-georgia-peachezUpdate: Congrats to  winner Danielle! I went thru the entries, pruned duplicates, spun the random number generator, found a winner, and she emailed me back tout suit. Thanks, everyone, for your lovely comments — and come back soon for more contests and retro fun!

So, I have been in the “let’s do some giveaways” mood. And I was thinking, yes, the holidays are not too far away. And, golly, everyone always goes crazy over Georgia Peachez’ (aka Suzy’s) Shiny Brite wreathes. So I asked Suzy to make one up for me (shown above)… I bought it from her… and it’s sitting on her dining room table itching to go to its new home. YUP: One week contest now “live” to Win this Wreath. Click on through for the rules and to enter ->


How to enter, now through noon Monday, Oct. 1:

  • Leave a Comment. No particular topic. How about, just something happy and cheery-like? One entry per person.
  • You must be in the U.S. lower 48 states (no Hawaii, no Alaska).
  • Contest closes at noon, Monday, Oct. 1; Pam will choose a winner by random number generator after the contest closes and then email the winner. Winner must respond within one week. If they do not, she will go to the next person down. Rinse. Repeat.
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  • Pam will post the first name of the winner at the top of this post as soon as they confirm.
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How to make a wreath using vintage Christmas tree ornaments — Suzy’s instructions

I bet we’ll get a lot of entries for this one — and there can only be one winner. So, the idea behind posting this giveaway right now is to remind you creative types to think ahead … make sure you’re collecting a whole bunch of vintage ornies … and gear up to make one of these yourself maybe. I know that in a lot of thrift stores across America, they start pulling out all the vintage ornaments for sale pretty soon. Or, maybe you’ve been collecting them all summer? That said, I know a lot of us *think* we’ll do a project… but never do… so keep an eye on Suzy’s blog because she keeps making wreaths all fall… she posts them for sale… and they sell out fast!

In the following super-popular story, Suzy showed us how she does it — how to make a wreath out of vintage Christmas tree ornaments:

how to make a wreath from vintage christmas ornaments

Thank you, Suzy — you are such an inspiration!

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  1. Linda Ford says

    I love these wreaths; so bright and cheerful! Love the website as well. Lots of ideas for my 1955 ranch.

  2. Donna Crane says

    I like imagining all the Christmases these ornaments have seen already, as they continue in a new “reincarnated” form. The wreath/circle of life.

  3. Dale Fluty says

    What a beautiful wreath and it would look amazing on the front door of the 1964 Ranch I am about to move into. Finishing up those hardwood floors and then we can really start moving things in. PS: I kept the pink laminate countertops and the tiny wall oven. LOVE IT!!

  4. Kathleen McCormack says

    My happy news: the freshening up of our ’50s home is finally complete! The wreath would look so lovely on our turquoise front door. And yes, we kept our beautiful tile bathrooms as is; one pink, one green. Still looking for a pink sink to replace the hideous faux marble one the previous owners installed . . .

  5. says

    My husband and I just bought our first house! A 1959 Mid Century ‘Modest’ Ranch with a LOT of work to do! No more shabby rented accommodation for us though!

    This year we will be having the family stay with us for Christmas- we have NEVER hosted a Christmas before, so this wreath would be a perfect addition to our perfect-for-us new home!

    Stay Glamorous!


  6. Angela says

    Shiny Brite Haiku 🙂

    Thanks Pam and Suzy
    A fabulous giveaway
    So bright and jolly

    Not traditional
    In evergreens and berry
    Or bows and holly

    Just sparkly and bright
    Vintage Yuletide ornaments
    Retro flair, by golly

  7. Wendy says

    Thank you so much being such a great inspiration and help to all of us who love retro house renovations!!!

    Working currently on my kitchen (still) but love the new resource list that you put together! Can not wait for my project to be finished, this kitchen is the same one I grew up with and my great grandfather built so taking it back to what I remember (but even better with my twist on it) and what was in pictures from the 1940’s I am just so happy!

  8. says

    Oh I really would love to see this wreath in my home. I just found this site and could not be more happy.

    ~Leigh H.
    Bloomington, IN

  9. Laurie Blair says

    That raccoons got into my attic and had their way with all my vintage Christmas ornaments one year…so pick me! Pick me!!

  10. Judy says

    It makes me happy to know that people are rescuing these vintage Christmas ornaments, and repurposing then into something useful and beautiful once again!!!!!!

  11. Stephanie says

    I love this. My daughter was just telling me this morning that I need to change the wreath on the front door. This would be beautiful for the holiday season.