I'm like a little bird...always bringing things back to my nest

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Still Playing

I went by my favorite thrift store today and found this old card holder wreath for 40 cents. It had an angel formed from the wire on top. I pulled that off and added some of my own wire, in the shape of a vine. Then I attached vintage song sheet "leaves" and vintage ornaments, some ribbon, and vintage tinsel. I thought I would put the Christmas cards we are receiving on it, but I think I like these vintage ones better. When I get the stockings made, that I have envisioned for a couple of years now, I'm going to hang them on this ladder also.
I'd like to make other things using wire. There are some lovely things on the last two posts over at Sassytrash blogspot. She has also made some great garlands with wire shown on past posts. Go take a look!


  1. Wonderful find! Great with the cards in it! Happy Holidays!

  2. i really like this! I have never seen a card wreath before and probably would have passed it by! Cool!

  3. Way cute, I like the vintage cards too. Sassytrash has some fun stuff, thanks for pointing her out.

  4. What a great find! It makes a beautiful Christmas card wreath... love the little ornaments on it! :)
    Happy Holidays!
    ~ Jo

  5. That looks so cute with your vintage cards. Only .40 cents? A bargain!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family.


  6. Perfect. I do think the vintage cards look great in it, too. Isn't it wonderful to enjoy your home and have fun decorating it and creating treasures!? I think so. Diane

  7. Angela,
    I love your altered art piece Christmas card wreath! Thank you so much for stopping by to see my Garden Tomato cage Christmas tree "Altered Art" and your beautiful comment.
    Un Joyeux Noel


  8. Great find at a great price. I love the final result with your vintage touches added.

  9. Hi Angela,

    Just wanted to say that the gifts came today. The boys will be so excited!

  10. Very creative and thrifty too! Have a wonderful Christmas... Laurie

  11. That turned out so cute, Angela! Merry Christmas!

  12. Very CUTE! Wishing you a very Merrry Christmas!

  13. I would not have been inspired to do what you did. I love it and especially showcasing the old cards. Perfect. Thanks for the heads up for sassytrash. I am on my way to check it out. Just wanted to stop by to say Merry Christmas and wishing you and your family a happy and healthy holiday.


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