How exciting to come home from a long day at work and find a HUGE box from Fedex waiting for me! I carefully opened the box full of peanuts to find a wonderful wreath, hand crafted out of vintage Christmas ornaments and decorations from Suzy at GeorgiaPeachez! This is just PERFECT for the Hacienda:
Here’s an example of the “Kitschmas” in the Hacienda Holiday Decor so you see I don’t just like cool old places, but cool old STUFF too!
I had heard about Suzy’s wreaths over at Pam Keuber’s retro-centric home blog RetroRenovation.com and just loved the idea that someone could make something so attractive and charming out of those old Christmas ornaments that no longer hang on the tree. I wasn’t able to order a wreath in time for this past holiday season, but Suzy let me know when she was adding some to her Artfire shop. It was tough choosing between the ones she created, but I thought the whimsical characters on this one fit right into my Kitschmas theme during the holidays:
Being a creative type I thought long and hard about ordering a wreath from Suzy, as a good chunk of my brain was saying. “I could make that-!” – and I actually have picked up a few bags of lonesome old ornaments at thrift stores for just such a project. But then I was really honest with myself: Part of me would like to be a crafty person (if I’d just sit still long enough to craft something), but in reality I’d rather hit the road and do some exploring and photographing, searching for RetroRoadmap worthy stuff to share! And what better way to give someone like Suzy a thumbs up for doing such a good job being crafty, than to support her by buying her wares? Done deal.
If you’re interested in a wreath of her own, here’s a link to Suzy’s / GeorgiaPeachez’s Etsy shop – she also makes some really cute dioramas out of old ornament boxes as well. Tuck away this idea for next holiday season, or get a jump on it like I did! You’ll be amazed at the level of detail and amount of ornaments on your wreath.
Thanks Suzy, for a cool wreath and for freeing up my creative time to spend more time doing what I love – RetroRoadmapping!
georgiapeachezJanuary 13, 2011 at 5:24 pm
What an awesome post! I love all your “kitschmas” decorations too :->
I’m totally diggin’ your blog and I’m adding you to my google reader list right now!
Mod Betty / RetroRoadmap.comJanuary 13, 2011 at 5:27 pm
Suzy- Thanks for your kind words about RetroRoadmap – and if there are any Retro Roadmap worthy places near you, let me know, I’m always looking for places to add to the map!
AmyJanuary 13, 2011 at 9:31 pm
LOVE the wreath! Beautiful ones on etsy too!
pam kueberJanuary 14, 2011 at 12:03 am
so glad you found suzy via my blog — and that you bought a wreath! aren’t they beautiful?!
Mod Betty / RetroRoadmap.comJanuary 14, 2011 at 7:28 am
Pam – thanks so much for letting me know about Suzy, so I could share the info with my readers (and get myself a wreath as well) certainly is beautiful. And you know how I dig your blog- keep up the good work!
DebbieJanuary 14, 2011 at 8:38 am
Her wreaths are really cool. You have the most interesting blog. Thanks for sharing her shop link.
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