I've covered a 12-inch straw wreath base with soft, variegated blue and ivory yarn, which reminds me of an old fisherman's sweater. A bit of rope has been fashioned into a bow at the top, and a lovely vintage, composition plaque featuring a ship's wheel, sailboat, lighthouse and a seagull is positioned at the lower right. Connecting it all together are some handmade ivory felt and natural burlap rosettes.
I love working vintage items into my pieces - the vintage plaque comes from a friend of mine ( http://www.etsy.com/shop/lookonmytreasures ) - please stop by her shop and you will find a little inspiration of your own!
(c) 2011 The Baker's Daughter
See more of my wreaths here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheBakersDaughter?section_id=5852451
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