Saturday, November 24, 2012

Sugar Creek Hollow Week 39 Vintage Christmas


It is week 39 at Sugar Creek Hollow and this week our challenge is for you to create a Vintage Christmas Creation in the Vintage or Shabby chic style. 
I started out with a wood advent wreath that I picked up at
 Jo Ann. It has been sitting in my basement for a couple years waiting to be "beautified"  LOL.  
Here is a before photo
You can see how the original ivory color has yellowed and how  they had two doors for the 24th, instead of one for the 4th and 24th.  Obviously, I didn't realized this when I purchased it  (I bought it for $64.00)...LOL.  I had sold a few that I had painted (different style calendar, not as pretty) the year before for $224.00 on ebay.  I thought I would give it another try, boxed them up and forgot about it till this year...LOL.  
I gave it a beauty lift,  by painting it pink.  
I have it for sale in my ETSY.  
I have two actually, but the other one I will be hand painted all the doors, similar to the ones I did before.  This one is more Romantic and Vintage looking.
I added lots of fabby trim and ribbons and other embellishments to give it a great shabby vintage feel.
I did use some pom pom trims in green and ivory, some moss green leaves, pink leaves and white leaves  and a couple of the buttons have been tied with baker's twine in peppermint and cotton candy as well as teal, all from 
Really Reasonable ribbon.  I got the hand dyed seam binding from Debbie at the Shabby Tea Room.  I also used a lot of buttons and mica flakes.
I used a spellbinder die to cut out all my little pieces, then stamped on the numbers, which I then embossed with olde gold embossing powder. 
Here is a look at the top.  I did use a lot of my favorite embellies, and beads from my stash.  I think it has a great Vintage Shabby Chic feel.
So get creating!!  Come and link up your Vintage Christmas creations to our challenge at 
Sugar Creek Hollow.
Here is a photo with some of the doors open.

My other DT challenges you may be interested in playing in.
Really Reasonable Ribbon:  Anything but a card & Ribbon.


I will also be playing along with the following challenges
Shabby Tea Room : bingo
(embossing, seam binding and buttons)
DYSU: Numbers
Fashionable Stampers: Home Sweet Home
(shaped like a house, and Christmas decor for the home)
(all numbers were stamped) I will be sharing with 
Beverly's Pink Saturday
Make it Monday

Thank you for visiting!!
Hugs
Heather

27 comments:

  1. Wow, this looks so romantic, love all the details, it must have taken you hours to alter.
    Yvonne

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  2. So beautiful, Heather! I can only imagine how long this project must have taken to complete -- all the little details are precious! I love the seam binding too!! Thanks for sharing your work with us in the Tea Room for our color and tic-tac-toe challenge this week :)

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  3. Oh my gosh that is gorgeous! You did a fabulous job on all the trim. It is definitely chic (not so shabby LOL).

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  4. WOW, WOW, WOW, Heather, this is Fabulous.. AmAzing attention to detail, Beautiful colours & embellishments! Simply Gorgeous... Hugs May x x x

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  5. A truly amazing creation Heather. The amount of detail is awesome and the beautiful calendar is sure to be a treasure for years to come.
    Fliss x

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  6. New follower. Love this! You did an amazing job!! Absolutely gorgeous!

    Happy Crafting
    Tracie
    http://homeofthepurskey.blogspot.com

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  7. This is beautiful! What great fun!

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  8. This is great! You know I'm not a pink girl but I have to say the pink and green combo is always a winner! Love all the embellishments and the always wonderful Heathery touches!
    Hugs BOLB!

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  9. This is amazing Heather, I love the colour and all the little details.
    xxx Hazel.

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  10. Hi Sweet Heather! This is just adorable!. I LOVE the colors and so many little details that make it so incredible!!! Thanks for sharing at The Tea Room this week!!!
    Love ya!
    Starr

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  11. Amazing project! So very beautiful! Love all the sweet tiny details in beautiful color!

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  12. Oh so shabby and so so pretty....lots of gorgeous details! Thanks for sharing this with us in the Tea Room!

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  13. Delicious colours. Stunning project! Caught my eye at MIM.
    Thanks for visiting and leaving a sweet comment.
    hugs, Asha

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  14. OMG!! You have done a stunning job Heather. Visiting from MIM..Loz

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  15. What a transformation! Love the soft vintage feel you've given to it - what a wonderful result, great attention to details! I'm glad I popped over from MIM to have a closer look.

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  16. That's a wonderful project with great details. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

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  17. OMG - gosh - what an amazing project - love it

    kitten - DYSU team

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  18. This is stunning. Love the colours and gorgeous embellishments.
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

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  19. Heather, this is a stunning piece of art! Love, love everything about it. Beautiful shabby embellishments.
    Hugs,
    Amelia

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  20. Wow! Amazing Advent house Heather! Love this fantastic Creation!
    thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

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  21. Heather, you have done such a fabulous job on this project. It just blows me away. The trims and gold numbers are so very pretty.
    Queen of Christmas my friend.
    hugs....

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  22. Hello Heather. Your Project is Fantastic..Popped in from MIM. Faye

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  23. This is awesome! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

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  24. Simply stunning - what a wonderful piece of altered art for a perfect countdown to Christmas!
    Alison x

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  25. Wow...wow...wow! This is totally amazing. So much fine detail and an absolutely stunning result.
    Thanks for joining us this fortnight at Fashionable Stamping Challenges
    Dot x

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  26. Oh so lovely Heather! I want to see the one you are keeping - because well because I am nosey! Hugs

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  27. Heather this is so dreamy in the way you captured a lovely romantic feel throughout.
    Thank you for sharing this gorgeous piece of home decor with us at FSC this fortnight.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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Thanks for Visiting my blog today! Hope you found some inspiration...Have a great day! Hugs....Heather