Win a vintage Shiny Brite wreath made by Georgia Peachez


ENTRIES NOW CLOSED. Update: Congratulations to Lynne, winner of this year’s Georgia Peachez wreath. It turns out, we’ve featured Lynne and her knotty-pine + pink bathroom in this story!  Thanks, everyone, for playing — we’ll do it again next year! P.S. My friend Danielle and I made our own wreaths last night — they turned out FABULOUS! Story to come.  

I know: According to authentic retro etiquette, it’s way too early to talk Christmas decorations. But if you are thinking about doing fabulous things with vintage Shiny Brite ornaments, you only have so many days left to ornie-hoard and hot-glue. Or… if you know you are never gonna get this crafty yourself — here’s your chance to win our super famous annual giveaway: A vintage Shiny Brite ornament wreath made by the the queen of Shiny Brite crafting, the talented and generous Georgia Peachez. WOOT!

Suzy of Georgia Peachez

Suzy aka Georgia Peachez

Every year, as a gift to readers, I buy a wreath from Suzy aka Georgia Peachez for this giveaway. Thank you, readers, for being THE BEST. I luv you! Suzy always jumps to help out. She gave me a great price (her wreaths now sell for $250! each!) — and quick as I asked, she made this special wreath just for us. She said:

Pam, I made a wreath with my two favorite elements, a knee hugger elf and a reindeer.

Heck to the yeah, knee hugger elf and reindeer! Thank you, Suzy!

Instructions to enter to win the Shiny Brite wreath made by Georgia Peachez:

  • STEP #1: Add a comment below and in it: Tell us, what is your favorite part of the holiday season? Or whatever. As always, this is fundamentally about spreading the love in any ole way you’re comfortable with. Please note: If you are a first-time commenter, I must “free” your comment from moderation. This may not happen quickly, especially if it’s the weekend. So hang tight.
  • STEP #2: You must be a subscriber to my weekly newsletter to win. Sign up here. (Yes, I am using this as a way to try to keep you addicted to the blog. Please know, though, you can unsubscribe at any time.)
  • One entry per person.
  • 48 states only. Sorry, Alaska, Hawaii and rest of world — this is quite a bulky item and expensive to ship, as it is.
  • Terms of Use apply to all participation on the blog — please read ‘em.
  • I’ll run this one for one full week. So, contest ends Friday morning, Nov. 8, 10 am ish Eastern. Again: Winner gets the wreath shown.
  • I will choose a winner via the random number generator… I will check the newsletter log to see that the winner is a bona-fide newsletter subscriber… if so, I will contact the winner (if not, I will move the next person in the comment stream)… they have one calendar week to respond… and if I don’t hear from them, Iwill move on to the next person in the comment stream. Lather. Rinse. Repeat. Be sure to enter your email address correctly in the Comment form!
  • I will post the first name of the winner at the top of this post as soon as they confirm.

Can’t wait to win? Want to make more of your own? Suzy has been super generous and shared her how-to: How to make a Christmas wreath out of vintage Shiny Brites ornaments of your very own. –>.

Good luck, everyone!

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  1. Sally Moore says

    My favorite memories of Christmas time occurred when I was young and a member of the Busy Butterflies 4-H group. Every year we would make gifts to give to the local disabled and shut-ins. One year the 4-H leader’s husband cut out lap boards and we decoupaged the tops with magazine pictures. When we delivered the lapboards we sang carols. The recipients of our gifts included US Veterans, amputees, and Cerebral Palsy children. I still remember their faces turn to sunshine and wide smiles, and the true love and appreciation radiated back to us from these individuals. Pure joy !


    My favorite part of the holidays has always been the peaceful times with my family sitting around the fire place. This Christmas we are particularly lucky in that we have our precious grandson to join us! Lucky indeed and I LOVE your website!

  3. Wendy W says

    My favorite thing about the holidays is spending time with my loved ones wether it’s decorating the house together, going to a Christmas play or driving around to look at the Christmas lights. The holidays are heavenly :)

  4. Jennifer C says

    I love so many things about the holidays-spending time with family and friends, eating delicious foods, enjoying all of the decorations and lights!

  5. Julie says

    I adore everything about Christmas. Particularly my retro decorations from bottle brush trees to shiny brite ornaments. This year will be particularly fun as my 3 year old finally understands more about the holidays and the fun of decorating and cooking and just coming together as a family to enjoy and celebrate. (And, of course, she understands the concept of presents this year!)

  6. says

    Oh, and my favorite part of the holidays is finding vintage decoration, like we had when I was a kid! And twinkley lights. And Ugly Christmas Sweater parties. And the Elf on the Shelf. And Elf, the movie. And…

  7. Rebekah says

    Everyone piling into the family car to Oooh and Ahhh over the neighborhood’s christmas light displays

  8. says

    My favorite part of Christmas is long snowy days where school is canceled and we all get to stay home and create yummy things in the kitchen, watch old holiday movies and just chill!

  9. paul klein says

    I was always the one in our family who could not wait for Halloween to be over so that I could start to bust out the Christmas decorations. Being from a rather large family we had a really large collection of hand-me-down decorations including the Knee-Hugging-Elves and Reindeer that you showcase in the wreath. They were always among my favorites and I was ecstatic whenever the claymation shows would come on with them in it. Your wreath takes me back to a long ago time that still warms my heart. I have been trying to get my relatives to spare their old ornaments a horrible fate and let me re-invent them as you have. You are an inspiration.

  10. says

    Every year I go out and photograph Christmas decorations, which is probably my most favorite thing to do. Then a few years ago, I started collecting Santas. We finally sold our house so the santas are not homeless because they have been promised to a friend who lusted over them for years, but now I need new inspiration inside. My favorite part of Christmas is everything: the chaos, the family, the decorations, the love, the drama, the lights etc etc.!!!!

  11. Newhayvaw says

    My favorite part of the season is spending time with loved ones celebrating the birth of Christ.

  12. Barb says

    I Love Christmas! My favorite part is unwrapping all of my vintage ornaments and hanging them on our tree. I look forward to seeing the goodies that Georgia Peachez makes too! Thanks for the chance to win the beautiful wreath! Merry Christmas!

  13. Carolsue says

    I subscribe. My favorite part of the holiday season is the lights and decorations everywhere I look! Not just my own, but the neighbors, the stores, the businesses — all of it! Some of our neighbors really go all out and it’s so much fun to visit the decorated houses!

  14. says

    We prepare breakfast the night before… Egg casserole and cranberry apple strudel. We open presents I our Jammie’s and lazily enjoy breakfast … Simple and good… Together!

    Great wreath!!!!!!

  15. Noriko W. says

    My favorite part of the holiday season is decorating our three Christmas trees (two vintage aluminum trees and one regular green tree).

  16. daniel says

    my favourite part of christmas is before the holiday starts. walking through the historic downtown areas and seeing people come alive shopping and milling about. when people come together in a way unlike the rest of the year, i think that is special.

  17. Marie says

    It makes me happy to unpack and reminisce over my favorite special ornaments each Christmas. Some of these go back to my childhood family home, and others I have acquired over the years. And it is great fun to add a few vintage finds to the Christmas collection each year. Lots of warm memories of family and friends and happy times!

  18. Sharon Mahler says

    First things first, I Love all your wreaths. Suzy your the Greatest and
    Thank You So Much for your loving generosity.
    The things I Love most about the Holiday Season is the smiles on
    people’s faces in the stores. Something magical starts to happen
    when the first inking of decorations start popping up. You see it
    in the smiles on people’s faces, conversations and the kindness
    we show to one another. Don’t ever underestimate the loving
    power a Holiday Decoration can bring.