It is my joy and privilege to have you join me, truly, truly it is!!
You might just know that I frequently write about flowers, and wreaths.
You probably have guessed that I am crazy over family, reconstructing a simpler
lifestyle and living with gratitude.
So today, let's chat a little bit about flowers and wreaths.
Decorating with them is an economical way to add gentle charm, timeless elegance,
quaintness and makes a home warm and welcoming.
Wreaths have changed so much throughout the years.
At one time they were mostly found on front doors and usually it was an evergreen
wreath with a bright red velvet bow, welcoming in Christmas.
Wreaths have evolved and now they are so much more than a decoration on the front
door or a seasonal thought.
They "say," welcome no matter where they are placed.
When you add flowers and a wreath to a room, it is a winning combination.
The artistic side of me enjoys the process of designing, envisioning, and hand crafting
many things in our home.
could craft something from bits and pieces.
Do you have an artistic passion that directs your decorating style??
My Mother and Father were the original DIYers, it wasn't so cool then, it was a necessity.
Saving money was the catalyst for making parts last on tractors or making a quilt from
Depending on the materials you use wreaths can add rustic elegance, charm, or whimsy
and often times they add just the right touch to those challenging niches or crannies
I began this project with a heart shaped grapevine wreath, dried flowers and ribbon.
I mentioned in my Pretty Posies post that I was going to dry some asters and roses.
I did, and here are some of them.
For some wretched reason, most of my roses fell apart and I am not sure why, I have dried
them before and never had this problem.
Has this happened to you?
Since I had poor luck with my roses, I felt this wreath was just a little too plain and lacking
some lustre so I added some faux flowers and greenery.
It is very acceptable to mix different elements together, so don't feel shy about
experimenting with what you have in your craft room, we love our craft rooms...
I was pleased, that just by tweaking this wreath a little, it made such a difference.
I enjoyed sharing a little decorating in our Dining, perhaps we could even say this was a
prelude to Spring!
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