Monday, June 13, 2011

Gingerbread wreaths

It's going to take a couple days to get the antiques that were packed into the truck plus a trailer out on the floor. About 3/4 of them are cleaned up so far. Now comes putting them in inventory, pricing and tagging them and finding a spot on the floor to display them. Auctions create lots of work!!!

The day before the auction, I made some gingerbread wreaths........

These locally made fabric gingerbread and wood spoons are crafts that I've had for a good while. I had taken them upstairs for the Clearance Sale, and some sold, but there were still a few left over.

I decided they would be perfect for these little twig swirl wreaths. Add a piece of torn fabric and a few pips, and they made a cute wreath for the gingerbread collector.

I try to carry gingerbread all the time, because I have several customers who decorate with them year round, and they tell me they have trouble finding them except at Christmas.

Many people do think of them as a Christmas decoration, but as long as they aren't "Christmasey" looking, why not use them year round? This one got paired with a handmade flag and some red berries. There are many ways to use them in your every day decorating.

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