Sunday, December 5, 2010

Red And White Vintage Inspired Handmade Christmas Window Decorations

Visiting "Sweeets" In New Preston, Connecticut: Handmade Red And White Christmas Window Decorations

I had to share this adorable holiday decor in the window of "Sweeets", (spelled with three letter 'e' s ) a New England candy shop in the center of New Preston, Connecticut.

Vintage Style
Christmas Decor

These handmade holiday decorations remind me of an old fashioned Christmas. This charming small village Sweet shop is right out of a storybook. The whole street could be the set for a nostalgic movie.

Red And White Yarn Balls Used as Christmas Decorations

But let's get back to the special red and white yarn ball holiday decoration made by owner Dana Schulman. As you can see she has wrapped yarn around Styrofoam balls of different sizes and added holiday ribbons and flowers to the top of the balls.

And if you look real close you will see that Dana changes the pattern of how she wraps the yarn around the holiday balls. It takes some practice but once you get the hang of it (no pun intended) you will discover your own style of yarn wrappings.

Try Other Colors For The Decorative Yarn Balls

You could of course use other colors for the balls such as blue and white for Chanukah or silver sparkling yarn for New Years.

Hang The Holiday Balls From The Ceiling Using Fishing Wire

The balls are then hung from the ceiling with fishing wire to give the illusion of free floating balls.
Dana's holiday decor throughout the shop is spectacular. You really feel like you are visiting an old fashioned Sweet Shop with attractive red and white displays and a festive holiday spirit throughout this packed candy store.

Dana Schulman also owns D.K. Schuman Design in near by Washington, Connecticut, a fine stationary, invitation and gift shop. Dana has been featured in National and regional magazines.

Visit "Sweeets" Candy Shop

13 East Shore Road
New Preston, Connecticut


C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro cafĂ©.To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at dianne@cdiannezweig.comVisit my website, CDianneZweig.comDianne is a member of:The American Society of Journalists and AuthorsThe Authors Guild, Inc.

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