I’m wrapping up my crafting for 2018, I think. For my vintage ornament wreath #2 this season, I started with a similar red-green-silver-goal base/back/bottom as in wreath #1. But on top of that colorful kitschmas party, I decided I’d try to select richer, darker, older looking ornaments — note the black — to distinguish this wreath as more Old World Christmas. I wanted it to look … tarnished. I love how it turned out, so much so I got out the good camera, the camera stick, and the lights. Heck yeah there is more →
This time of year I always look closely at the New Old Stock coming up in my daily feed of ebay saved searches. I have this fantasy that, if had started 20 years ago, before retro got hot hotter hottest, I could have filled a warehouse full of New Old Stock that each holiday season, I would open up and sell as dial-back-the-clock Christmas wares. Here’s the next best thing: some of the nifties I currently spot online, in case you’re still looking to play Santa. Note, I earn a cha-ching if you buy; helps keep this blog boat afloat. Thank you very much!
I have bit off more than I can chew. And chewing will get a bit harder: Ack, a molar broke and I am having it extracted today. 2019 will be the year, again, of (1) aiming to finish what I’ve already started, (2) significantly purging the excess, and (3) and not committing to or launching anything/anything/anything/ANYTHING new until see (1) and (2).
Wreathmania 2018 is under way. Here’s my first of two, maybe three, I’ll make this year. I counted 89 ornaments overall — if you want to see more detail, the photo should double in size when you click it. See all our wreath stories including the epic tutorial here.
There’s still time to look to ebay for nifty New Old Stock (and other) gifties. Note, I earn a cha-ching if you buy; helps keep this blog boat afloat. Happy Monday! My life is choas. Kitschmas threw up in my dining room, and I must attend to finishing up my krafting asap!