Oh, dear (or make that deer). I've been a bad blogger, neglecting you quite consistently.
But I've been a good and busy wreath maker, stocking up the Etsy shop. I've finally gotten around to making some wreaths that have been in the planning stages from quite some time. This deer is actually a blow mold (or blowmold) that I found at the Dumpster sale almost two years ago. It (the deer not the Dumpster) just needed a little fresh paint and a sparkly new home.
And did I mention that there are two of them?
This wreath gets its shine from tinsel light covers that I bought at another sale a few summers ago. I had forgotten that I had them until I saw the same light covers on Laurie's blog recently. So of course that inspired a rather long hunt to find the box of light covers, which was eventually successful.
I think the covers kind of look like sparkly flowers and in the center of each is a small silver mercury glass bead. Yes, I have lots of those too. Or I did have until I made two of these wreaths.
And finally, here's my favorite wreath (and deer). You might say that it's definitely in the pink. Nestled on pink garland, this flocked deer is sporting a new collar of jingling silver bells. There's also a small Shiny Brite ornament in the center that continues the deer theme, plus lots of vintage leaves, foil picks and pink mercury glass bulbs.
Sadly, this wreath is a single. But I think that it will still find a happy, vintage-loving home.
P.S. And I'll try to be a better blogger.