About & Important Tidbits

About & Important Tidbits

The Important Tidbits:

Wreaths are for INDOOR use only! 

I recommend you take the same care of your heirloom wreath or centerpiece as you would your grandmother's precious crystal. That means don't store it in a hot attic, where the glue and delicate ornaments will suffer damage.

And just so you don't have to remember everything, I include a card with care instructions with your purchase.

Now read on below for the About part....


ABOUT Glittermoon Vintage Christmas


Based in Richmond, Virginia USA, Glittermoon Vintage Christmas’ unique designs are made from ornaments and decorations of yesteryear.  Having had a longtime love of old Christmas things, I admire the craftsmanship and creativity that went into making them. But, as a child of the 1950s, I especially love the wonderful memories these pieces evoke. One day, I saw a magazine article about how to make an ornament wreath so I made one for myself using mostly broken ornaments that I loved too much to throw away. It turned out so well I decided to start making them to sell as an adjunct to my other artwork.


I search high and low for the most unusual, beautiful, and truly special decorations.  These wonderful pieces have been gently loved, often by several generations in the same family. I especially love it when someone points to an ornament and says, “My grandmother (or mother or aunt) had one of these!”


Every piece I make is unique; there will never be another one like it. This is not only because of the materials themselves (as in what I have in my inventory) but I would be bored to tears if I had to reproduce previous designs. I usually begin each wreath (or centerpiece) with something very special as a focal point.  Loving the mental stimulation of design, I let color, scale, and texture drive the composition.  Generally, it takes parts of 3 days to make a wreath from start to finish.


I am very fortunate in that my wreaths and topiaries have a national following and have been shipped all over the continental USA. My work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, R Home Magazine, the Beekman 1802 Almanac, Holiday Décor (Home for the Holidays)Magazine, and Flea Market Décor Magazine. I am a proud member of the Beekman 1802 artisan collective (Beekman1802.com, based in upstate NY) and an artisan at the Country Living (Magazine) Fairs.  My wreaths have also been displayed at Zezé Flowers and More & More Antiques, both in Manhattan, and at a handful of other fine shops on the East Coast. In 2015, one of my wreaths was auctioned at a charity benefit for the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club in NYC. And Mariah Carey owns one of my wreaths – a pink one, naturally.


I do hope that you will love my work as much as I love making it. My wish is that you find the perfect piece to add to your own heirloom holiday collection. 


For everything you need to know about Glittermoon Vintage Christmas please visit the website here.


Please also visit the Glittermoon Cards Etsy Shop, where you will find my original photography and greeting cards. And, for now at least, you will also find some Glittermoon Vintage Christmas Tiny Topiaries, aka Christmas Canapés.


Thank you for stopping by to visit. I hope you will come back soon.

Cackie Trippe McCarty

Richmond, Virginia