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.org 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.org 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.
  • Be sure you enter the correct email address!
  • 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. 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.

  2. 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!!!!!!

  3. 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!!

  4. 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!

  5. 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

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