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!!


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

  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 :)

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

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

  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

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

    Happy Crafting

  7. This is beautiful! What great fun!

  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!

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

  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!

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

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

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

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

  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.

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

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

    kitten - DYSU team

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

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

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

  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.

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

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

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

  25.! 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

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

  27. Anonymous11:26 AM

    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.


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