Cheri Peoples


Decorating with vintage sleds

by CHERI on December 8, 2009


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I bought a black pair of gloves when I was in Petals and Potpourri and they had this adorable little snowman face on the top of the gloves, but at $8 a pair I was not buying more than one. I knew I could make them myself but they had been so kind allowing me to take tons of pictures around the shop.  I had eyed them at the back of the store, then saw them again– They had done a display with an old wood sled and one pair of gloves.

I picked up three more pair of gloves at a store; (that way I would have a pair for each of my kiddos)
a white pair that I coffee stained & added a cute little ruffled band to,

a gray pair

and a pair of plum colored gloves

to coordinate with the black ones I bought at the shop.  I knew I better grab them while we were in Missouri because–there aren’t too many gloves sold here in SW Florida.  I also bought some gray material for the scarf. and a swag of blackberries at Hobby Lobby.  I sure do miss that place.  I knew exactly what I wanted to do.  I repeated the snowman face on the top of the other 3 pair of gloves I had bought.  I asked G4 to go to the garage and bring me one of the sleds.  I didn’t say which one, actually I couldn’t decide which one I wanted and decided I would decorate which ever one he brought to me.  I am so glad he grabbed this one because it is so different.  The other one is the typical old wooden sled with metal runners–adorable and I love to decorate with it as well but anyway—I draped the gray scarf over and around the top of the sled, then added in the swag of blackberries and attached the gloves with wire. Don’t you just love the rust and wear on that sled. 

I am really thinking I need to add something to drape across the middle to finish it off-hmmm. I have an idea.

That sled is one of 2 that I have that are from when I was a kid.  I just love them.
If we had a mantle here I would do a whole display on the mantle but I will have to wait
till hubby has a job and we move to be able to do that.
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1 Wendy December 8, 2009 at 10:16 pm

This is so cute! I love vintage sleds and snowman! Great combination!!

2 Wendy December 9, 2009 at 9:35 am

Thank you for the nice comments :)
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3 Helga December 9, 2009 at 12:23 pm

The sled looks great!!! I'm loving the snowman gloves! I think I might have to steal that idea and make those as Christmas presents next year :o )

4 Wendy December 9, 2009 at 2:34 pm

Thank you!

5 Lisa B. December 10, 2009 at 1:21 am

Now I need to start looking for a vintage sled! What an adorable arrangement!!

Lisa

6 Jerri December 11, 2009 at 5:04 am

Very cute idea!

Hope to see you next week for the Holly Bloggy Christmas Bash!

7 At Town Square December 11, 2009 at 8:33 pm

Wow you have e-books. Pretty amazing! Adorable stuff.

8 Julia @ Hooked on Houses December 11, 2009 at 10:38 pm

Too cute! I love old sleds. How annoying that Google screwed up like that!

9 Free Samples December 14, 2009 at 8:59 pm

Very cute! Awesome decorations!!

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