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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Vintage Ice Skate Wreath


As soon as I saw these ice skates - in the heat of the summer - I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them.  Don't get me wrong, I wasn't wishing for the cold of winter right then and there.  Today's high was 30 and soon the lake will be froze nice and solid and ice skating can begin.


But these vintage skates won't be cutting any lines in the ice.  The best thing about them is the inside.  Look at that awesome plaid fabric.  I know a certain someone who would probably love to add these to her decorations, but they are mine allllll mine.

This was an easy project, it took me longer to hang the wreath on the door than it did to make it.  When I made my Fall wreath {here} that I salvaged for .50¢ I also picked up a Christmas wreath for .50¢.  All I did for this was cut it in half so it was more like a spray, hung some .25¢ garage sale bells along with the $1.00 pair of ice skates, and I have a wreath I love on my mudroom door.  Total cost....... $1.75.


They look nice from the inside too.




Skating on over to:
Newbie Party with a Twist @ DebbieDoos
Christmas Party @ RedHeadCanDecorate


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56 comments :

  1. What a great idea, looks fantastic.

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  2. WHAT??!!?? You have a MUDROOM!??! Some people have all the luck. *Sheesh* PS: The decoration is cute. I have some vintage skates that I am using in a project. Maybe even this year.

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  3. Nice!! I had a pair of old ice skates but threw them out in one of my cleaning frenzies! Love what you did with them and the pretty plaid!
    Susan

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  4. I love old skates. Great with the little Christmas swag.

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  5. I almost jumped through the screen when I saw the lining of those skates!! Wow..LOVE!!!
    I used to have two pairs of old skates but I gave one away..still kicking myself about that! I usually hang them on a sled on the front porch but I have another idea I'm "pinning" over.

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  6. Perfection...love the inside and the wood look heels/soles. I would have scooped them up too :)

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  7. Looks great. And you can't beat the price!

    Holly

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  8. Great idea ... I actually have a white pair with a plaid lining as well, just a different plaid. Mine will be glittered, I know not right for the ranch, but right for me. They are going to be centered in a wreath ... love the look, thanks for sharing!

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  9. Love it! I have some skates that I've been wanting to use in a wreath also. I better get with it!

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  10. I love it! Great decor for just a few cents ~ what could be better?

    xo
    Pat

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  11. LOVE it! i am always on the lookout for vintage skates so i can do something like this- it's just so pretty!

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  12. You got swag girl! LOVE those skates with the plaid surprise. Must keep my eyes peeled for nice vintage skates. I'll try to wait until someone isn't wearing them to nab 'em. :)

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  13. Very cool - who knew we both like to rock ice skate wreaths?! Love the plaid - guess I'll be searching for those next - why are you doing this to me!?
    Kelly

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  14. I love vintage skates at Christmas. I have not done them on a wreath, but I string mine together and hand them over my old sled and park them all at the front door. Your project looks great hanging in the window.

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  15. I recycled my skates as a decoration. If my calculations are right, they are now vintage. I love the plaid lining and laces on yours, and attached to the wreath they cut a pretty picture indeed!

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  16. Love them....so did you skate as a kid, I was so lucky the skate ring was filled up in Oct...and frozen usually late November..School out and cut across the play ground and go skate, they had a hut with a fire pit.....to warm. It was perfect and from grade 2-6 I could skate to my hearts content...Now I would be on my well padded bottom...of the two pair I have, I really kind like the hockey black and white...they are so worn

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  17. Love that you folks in the US love plaid, because that's gotta have come from Scotland originally, right ! We call it check, or tartan and if you're an Anderson like me, you can claim to have your own tartan !
    (Mrs. B, I'm sidetracking, because I'm so not ready to get Christmas stuff out yet !)
    Melissa is right though, your wreath is super cute !

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  18. That is sooo gorgeous!! I'm afraid I would cut myself, because I am a klutz. But...it would be worth it!

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  20. I love that...sooooo much! I found some vintage skates from HOlland the other day. They have a totally different look. I love the plaid lining inside. Perfect for Christmas.

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  21. Ah, you've got me longing for a snow day to lolligag and wrap gifts and drink hot chocolate and imagine myself ice skating. Totally rocks, Bliss. :)
    xo Heidi

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  22. I love that...sooooo much! I found some vintage skates from HOlland the other day. They have a totally different look. I love the plaid lining inside. Perfect for Christmas.

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  23. Stunning. Before I even came to read your post, I had this beautiful idea pinned. I am now going to be searching for my own pair of vintage skates. If only I lived closer, I think I could creep up to the door, without getting Mo's attention and snatch yours :)

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  24. Beautiful Bliss....I love how you have your skates displayed so that you can see it from the inside as well as the outside!

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  25. Oh girl, thank you...I have some of these somewhere! They are beautiful inside and out :)
    Debbie

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  26. Those skates are just the perfect accent to your wreath! What a great look! Kinda makes me sorry I didn't buy the skates I saw a few years ago at an antique store. Kicking myself now.

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  27. Goergeous! I love ice skates - I hate ice skating ,though ...
    Your photos look so crisp and beautiful. Your comment on my door display made me laugh out loud as usual! Luuukkkeeee...You must keep Braun in stitches.

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  28. I'm with Kirby and am so green with jealously that you have an actual and real mudroom that I'm having a really hard time falling in love with those vintage skates with that plaid lining and the amazingly inexpensive half wreath/sprig idea ... oh, and I failed to notice the fabulous photography too. Whoosh. Right over my head ...

    :)

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  29. I LOVE these vintage skates! What a great holiday display...I am thinking of doing something similar in my guest room. I am your latest follower...saw you on Debbiedoos link party. Hope you stop by my blog too!

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  30. Those are such awesome skates, Bliss...wonderful lining and laces...the wreath looks wonderful!

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  31. I have serious skate envy - these are just gorgeous and once again you knocked something right out of the park! Just gorgeous Bliss!
    Hmmm - they're building a skating rink right across the street from me - so you can send them me once the holidays are over lol - promise I'll send them back before next Christmas
    XOX

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  32. I'm doing this Bliss...I love it. I'm kicking myself for giving away some old ice skates! GRRR....thank you so much for linking up. So nice of you, and good luck with the giveaway! 1st winner announced Friday :) ~ Julie

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  33. Bliss....I love the ice skates :) The ones I hung were mine when I was little....my kids couldn't imagine my feet ever being that small :)

    blessings,
    karianne

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  34. Lovely! They are so perfectly cozy and Christmasy. I love that you've got no shame either - aalllll miiiineeee.... hhahahaa!!

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  35. how pretty Bliss! Loving your ice skates, and that price!? how fantastic.

    gail

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  36. Oh I LOVE THE INTERIOR VIEW! I found some really old skates at a sale this summer and cannot for the life of me remember WHY ON EARTH I didn't buy them. I'm an idiot. I would be totally grooving on them right now and we would be twins!

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  37. Much better as a wreath than on my feet! I love it, Bliss!

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  38. Bliss, what a beautiful wreath and a gorgeous way to display the skates! Great inspiration!

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  39. You know I just love these skates Bliss..they look so cute on the door. I love the plaid inside too.

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  40. Just lovely! I have 3 pairs I've found at the thrift and I'm hanging them all over the place...they go cheap here since there's NO ICE! I love how they look good inside or out! The plaid lining is a nice bonus too!

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  41. Bliss I just love this, every year I say I am going to get an old pair of skates and decorate with them and next year I am committed to it now that it is in print. I love how this turned out it is beautiful!!

    Cynthia

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  42. This puts boring old wreaths to shame! Shame I tell you.

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  43. BLISSSS!!! Feet were in there!!! ACK, GAG! Yeah, but knowing you they probably belongs to some tiny little ballerina type skater with pink sparkle toe polish.
    They are cute!! Did you sniff 'em?

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  44. Adorable!! If you happen to notice that it is missing it may be because I stopped by to pick it up! ;) I am pinning this for inspiration!

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  45. As always ... gorgeous! Do they bang on the door as it opens and closes? All that glass!
    Hugs

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  46. $1.75, seriously? This looks like a million bucks! I love ice skates, and yours are so festive and perfect for winter.

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  47. Oh I love those so very much! I think they are just perfect hanging there... Lovely :)
    http://fernavenueblog.blogspot.com/

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  48. I'm giving you some credit later today hun...it's in my post XO Thank you for the inspiration!!

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  49. O.....M.....G!!!! COMEON!!!! Those skates are PERFECT...and Plaid...and I covet them!!!!

    Seriously, I love you wreath. I do...in all of frosty, delicious, red and green glory...but the skates...well...the skates are pure perfection, with their little punched holes and red laces..and freaking red plaid lining...I need to lie down now...I may be swooning...xo

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