Yes, that is a strange combination, isn't it?
Well, as I said previously, you can't pin me down
to only one Christmas style.
First up, I found this interesting little red wreath
at the thrift store.
It's made from some natural raffia/grass fiber
that's old and sheds.
The fiber is strung and wrapped around
a base formed from brittle newspaper.
Attached to it was this sweet metallic cardboard candle,
and heavy silver bells, each with a faux red berry inside.
So I rescued it, and kitsched it up with plastic flora,
tiny mercury bead loops, and vintage red and silver rick rack.
A really striking addition is the backdrop.
I found this old backgammon case a while back,
and I'm totally in love with the design and colors.
Standing up, it makes an eye-catching screen for
a variety of vignette styles.
Now we shift gears to something completely original.
I call this a Steampunk tree, but it could also be
a library tree or Western tree.
I really had fun with this one.
Dictionary pages decoupaged to a styrofoam cone,
with antiqued brass chain pinned into it
The trunk is made using a plastic chess piece,
and an antique brass light fixture part.
Topped off with cardboard star,
coated in silver and gold German glass glitter,
with a vintage Topaz rhinestone in the center.
I originally created this to sell, but just couldn't part with it.