Kirsten works really hard to make a St. Lucia wreath in time for St. Lucia Day!
I love that the St. Lucia theme brings some of Kirsten's Swedish heritage to her collection. The version I have is with the wooden candles, that are removable. There are tiny little plastic holders in the base of the wreath that are kind of hard to find, and hold the candles. Not very firmly, but it does the job.
It is such a beautiful and festive piece... and very large! There are little berries and red ribbons all over it.
The tips of my candles are red, which is better than the brown that others have shared pictures of, but the wooden candles have their own problems, too. The paint has scratched and cracked over the years, and it takes a little work to get them all in the wreath and to stay there. This is just fine for display, but for play it might prove a little difficult to keep the candles in.
The bulky wreath stays on Kirsten's head pretty well, but has the tendency to push her bangs down into her eyes. Mine, despite having the wooden-candle version, also has the problem of the candles all bending slightly inwards. This is kind of annoying to me, I have to admit.
Overall, the wreath is a vital piece of her St. Lucia outfit. The dress really needs the wreath to look complete. It has its flaws, but makes for a great holiday display piece for Kirsten. It is unique and beautiful. I give it a B.
Love my Kirsten, Felicity, Kit, Cécile, and Marie-Grace!