Welcome!. I live in Oviedo, Florida with my handsome husband, two great kids and a pair of silly basset hounds. Oviedo is a little town where you can get a Barney’s coffee on one corner and have to wait for the chickens to cross on the next. I love to shop for vintage treasures to use in my home and artwork. Come along with me!
I certainly did not invent the vintage paper book wreath, but I do have my own twists on this popular project. Here is a rectangular wreath I made to add to our fall decor. This was my first attempt at this shape. The inspiration was my collection of vintage postcards.
Not only is the shape unique for a book wreath, but when I create these I really like to add more than just a paper medallion to the center, regardless of shape. Here, I used an old book cover, my vintage postcard a skeleton key and layers of burlap and lace.
Here's a close up of the center piece. I really like the centerpiece of my wreaths to be a little piece of mixed media art. I want it to be something that would be beautiful even if it wasn't surrounded by all this gorgeous vintage paper. I have some other unique wreaths that I have made to sell at an upcoming Holiday Open House. I will share photos of these vintage paper book wreaths throughout this week, so please give a follow and stop back by! Look for wreaths to be listed in my Etsy shop Rusty Rooster Vintage this fall.