The Shakespeare wreath in photo one is the latest of the many I've made...Shakespeare wreaths are perfect for your door after the holiday, for Valentines or birthday gifts, or just because gifts for Shakespeare or literature lovers- this is for you. Looking for something beautiful to put up between seasons? This design was the result of a customer's special request, and it turned out manificently. Because the book (over 100 years old) I used had red tint already on the edges of the pages, with tabs for each different Shakespeare work, the wreath turned out with a ruffled look, edged in red, and I didn't add any ink tinting at all....
I've sold 40 or more music wreaths, and a few themed wreaths from other antique books: law, gardening, medical, and engineering, and now we're branching out to creating these from customer's favorite novels or works of literature. This unique design is hands down the favorite, out of 15 different style wreaths I've made, at a huge local show recently. I make these when ordered.These gorgeous original design wreaths make the perfect gift for that special person in your life, and are ultimately practical, because they can be used year round.
How this got started: I found stacks of vintage piano sheet music books I'd saved over 25 years when I was preparing for this fall's piano students whom I teach. I hated to throw out the music, and decided I would re-purpose it into something beautiful. I personally cut each piece of paper/music, rolled, folded, and crimped it, inked the edges, and wove it through the strands of this grapevine wreath, securing it with adhesive to make this lovely wreath. It could be hung with or without a ribbon, or suspended from vintage lace, or it could even be used as a large candle ring or a wedding centerpiece...and I'm sure you'll think of more year round uses for this piece :) It measures 22-23" round, with a slightly oval shape, as you can see in the photos. I'm also offering these made out of 100 year old law books, medical books, gardening books, Shakespeare, and southern prose and poetry, all antique books, so contact me if you do not see the theme you want for you wreath and I'll let you know what's available and how long it will take...
This listing is for one SHAKESPEARE wreath. Your purchase will be carefully packaged and shipped with care; I'll also include some extra pieces of the pages, just in case things get jostled in shipping, even though we take utmost care to carefully and tediously pad and pack the larger items we ship. I do ship internationally normally, but I'm sorry~ items this large make international shipping not feasible for you or for me:(
Please allow me at least 2 weeks to get your wreath made, and contact me with any questions you may have.
Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day.
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Jan 16, 2015
Beautiful wreath! Looks just as advertised. Even supplied with extra pages for safe keeping! Great buy