For me there’s a real charm to handmade Christmas ornaments, especially the vintage beadwork ornaments.
For this month’s Fabulous Finds Friday giveaway I found a bag of six of these handmade beauties at my local thrift store, and I couldn’t resist bringing them home.
But since we already have some of these wonderfully charming ornaments, made by John’s mother years ago, I’m looking for a new home for this lot.
And that home could be yours!
I always get excited when I find things like this because they’re so colorful and Christmassy, and the plastic beading has such a lovely sparkle.
These are probably from the 70s or 80s, but I don’t really know for sure.
These two pretty ladies are about 3 1/2″ tall and are wearing lovely red dresses with white detailing.
The beaded lady on the right lost her muff somewhere along the way and she needs a replacement, but I thought she was still worthy of staying with her twin.
Here’s a look at the safety pin construction inside the dress.
This is a craft that I’ve never tried and I find it really interesting. I love detail work like this.
The gold safety pins go so beautifully with the red.
These two wreaths are made using what looks like fishing line or clear nylon thread.
I’ve never seen beaded ornaments like this before.
They’re so fun and colorful and were made into shadow boxes for a Santa and a Snowman.
The backs are quite beautiful too!
They’re about 3 1/2″ tall including the hangers.
The tree and the candle are also made with clear nylon thread or line.
The candle is about 4″ tall, and the tree is about 3″ tall.
These just scream Christmas to me.
They really bring back the most wonderful memories, especially the two ladies.
For your chance to win this Christmassy beaded lot leave a comment and enter through Rafflecopter below.
(Disclosure: This giveaway is open to Thrifty Rebel Vintage subscribers only who are residents of the continental US and Canada, 18 years of age or older only, and will end at 12 am EST on January 5th, 2019. The winner will be chosen at random by Rafflecopter and notified by email by me. The winner will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. Thrifty Rebel Vintage is responsible for the shipping cost, but not responsible for any loss or damage during shipping. Thanks for understanding.)
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!
Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…