Friday, December 24, 2010

Sequins Galore!

I've written before about my love for vintage Christmas crafting done with felt, sequins, and beads, and so today I just wanted to share with you some of my favorites. (Some of them you may recall having seen before, but I couldn't help myself.)
They're just so darned sparkly and festive! Most of my items were purchased on eBay. So much work went into all of these. I love my trees that are decorated on both sides:

Close-up on the deer, the tree, and the apple:

I purchased this gorgeous Noel banner from Elizabeth Holcombe's etsy shop:
Santa has a pouch to hold "Christmas Mail" - I got him a number of years ago:
Detail of the tree that is on my huge stocking I found downtown at an antiques shop:
And these poinsettias are from the same stocking:

This tree is one of my favorites:
I mean - just LOOK at all of those sequins!

Last, but never least by any means, my own very dear vintage Christmas stocking, lovingly made by mother so many years ago. As always, it has been "hung by the chimney with care":

Happy Night Before Christmas, everybody!

6 comments:

♥The Sweet Life♥ (Alessandra) said...

Merry Christmas!!!

Tina Dawn said...

I love all your items. Felt is so colorful and the sequins so sparkly, it is hard not to love them all. I have a wonderful Merry Christmas banner which I got off of ebay. I admire all the craftspeople who spent so much time on these, especially our Mom. Happy day before and I'll see you tomorrow! Love T

Twyla and Lindsey said...

These are wonderful vintage decorations! You have a great collection! Merry Christmas to the Gold Country Girls! Twyla

Jill said...

I loved this post~ so full of felt and sequin eye-candy!! I love felt and sequins too. I have sweet memories attached to a felt advent calendar that my aunt made for us back in the late 60's. Every sequin and detail was stitched with love.
Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas! Enjoy that pie!
Hugs,
Jill

yosemite faith said...

love this heidi. i am sure your stocking will be hung with care......merry merry and happy happy to all the gold country girls. it is so wonderful to see siblings that get along. alas, i am not fortunate in that aspect and it is even sadder with both parents gone. but - life is good and christmas is 'the most wonderful time of the year'. peace love yosemite & the great lakes.

moonshinejunkyard said...

wow, these are so inspiring and beautiful! have you ever tried making anything like this yourself? i'm sure it's very difficult but i kinda want to try. i want all decorations to look like this: heartfelt and full of care, bright vivid color, sparkle and love! merry christmas to the gold country girls!