15 August 2016

Blue and Orange Monogram Harvest Wreath

A long time ago in the land of living plain and simple, there was majestic farmland nestled 

in the intermountain west.

Along with the land, the rivers, the mountains and fresh air there was a saying that 

many of the old timers and farmers often shared with one another.



It was simple and very true, a proclamation of sorts, spoken in reference to Fall.

You see there was always an underlying sense of urgency when the phrase was spoken, 

as well as there should have been, given that much time, money, sweat and and physical 

labor had been devoted to these crops that were on the cusp of being harvested.

Precious crops which had to be harvested before the first frost of the season.

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Of course this phrase does not apply to me or mine now, there is currently not a single crop 

to harvest in the Texas territory of my home.

But each time the first of August rolls around, I hear in the meadows of my mind, voices

of many a farmer, including those of my parents, telling one another.


"You can tell that Fall is just around the corner, as there is a change in the air."


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Do I feel a change in the air?  Most certainly I do!

It could be that my mind is playing tricks or perhaps that breeze from the North really does

bring a slight chill. 
So in lieu of harvesting a wheat or potato field I celebrate the signs of the season by

creating all sorts of goodies in anticipation of Fall.


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Sharing with you the items I used to make this Monogram Harvest Wreath.

1.  Grapevine Wreath
2.  Letter of our last name
3.  Assorted wire edged ribbon
4.  Sunflowers
5.  Fall leaves
6.  Assorted Fall picks
7.  Florist cutters
8.  Glue gun
9.  Scissor
10.Spray paint

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I am thinking Fall and counting down the days until it's official arrival on September 22!


In personal news, I am getting back into the swing of things after being on the road for 
several weeks with vacation, Haven and visiting family.

I hope that you are all doing well, I am wondering what you have all been doing these past few weeks.

This week I am excited to be sharing with you all this Harvest Wreath, a recipe, Thoughts of Home on Thursday and Fall Fashion Friday.

Thanks to all of you who sent well wishes for our daughter's health scare, she is doing much better.

Looking forward to catching up with everyone too!!

XO


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Jemma's home is a quiet spot nestled among the trees. You might find me writing, reading, or puttering in my Greenhouse, tweaking a recipe, crafting a wreath or loving on my grands. Always living with a grateful heart.

34 comments:

  1. Hello Jemma, what a cute wreath. Fall will be here soon, time is going by too quickly.

    Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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  2. Good morning Jemma! I am again having trouble typing my comment here, as there is a slow-down in the page setting up for me to type. But I hope this goes through! I am glad to hear your daughter is recovering! I hope you will be able to enjoy the chill that is coming upon us. Every morning now, when I go outside, it's a little cooler. Living not far from the General Mills plant, I often smell cooked oatmeal, but not just everyday cereal, by my mother's oatmeal. I have been transported these last several days to my childhood home, in the breakfast nook where mother used to feed me my daily oats, before going to school. Now as a teacher, the mornings are reminding me of my duties to go back to the cold mornings, to prepare my classroom and my students, but with my mother's memory always in my heart, thanks to the sense of smell. Thank you, Minneapolis, for the General Mills plant where I love. You've brought a part of her back to me!

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  3. That's a cute wreath- I like the letter! I think when it cools down enough we'll all feel that fall is on the horizon! It's been such a nice summer here but I am seeing some signs of change. I missed the story about your daughter. I hope all is well now.

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  4. Oh, what a cute wreath and it is so colorful! The year is just going so fast and I can hardly believe fall is almost hear! Thanks for sharing how you made your little wreath.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  5. Just yesterday I said to Robert to come outside and feel the air. this little snap of a cool front has been a wonderful welcome and definitely put me in a place where fall is on the brain. Glad you hear your daughter is doing better and hope this week is a wonderful one.

    Pretty Wreath - Fall is just on the brain here - haven't accomplished any decorating.

    Carole @ Garden Up Green

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  6. Lately,I have been eyeing the fall decor too. Maybe it's just that school is starting, or that I know that it's August and fall is just around the corner. I love the bright blue that you put in with the fall colors. It's the perfect way to bridge summer with fall!

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  7. I love the colors of Autumn! I'm SO ready for Fall decorating. I've done a little bit already! Hugs, Diane

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  8. Yesterday was ALMOST cool enough to start thinking about fall decorating! Your wreath is beautiful. Happy to hear that your daughter is doing better.

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  9. Jemma, that is just the CHEERIEST fall wreath I've ever seen. I would be so happy to have that on my front door, and may have to copy it. Thank you!

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  10. Good Monday Morning Jemma. This wreath is fabulous. Love the colors and it looks so pretty for fall.
    I am a summer girl here in the Midwest but I have to say I am looking forward to cooler evenings and the crisp air that fall brings. Have a super week ahead.
    Kris

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  11. Good morning Jemma. First of, I am so happy your daughter is feeling better. That was quite the scare! Your wreath is lovely. Loving the two colors together. Fall is around the corner and soon another year will have flown by. Have a great week ahead my sweet friend. xo

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  12. Hi Jemma, Lovely wreath in complimentary colors. Surely is a sense of fall in the air even though we are still trying to hold on to summer. Love your pretty transitional vignette. I missed the health scare about your daughter. So glad she is okay!!
    Have a wonderful new week. Blessings. xo

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  13. This is gorgeous, Jemma! The colors shout, "Fall!".

    I can feel the change here as well but as always, I hope for an Indian Summer!

    Jane

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  14. So pleased that your daughter is doing better now ...

    The Fall (Autumn) is a wonderful time and your wreath does look nice.
    Good wishes for the coming week - hope your Monday has been a good one.

    All the best Jan

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  15. Glad to hear the update on your daughter and that you are getting back in the swing of things.

    A monogram harvest wreath is a good idea. Love the colors.

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  16. Good news about your daughter. I love the blue mixed in.

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  17. Lovely wreath, Jemma! I am SO ready for fall ;)

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  18. I am really behind on everybody's blogs...no internet service at the farm to speak of and busy with the kitchen refresh and all. Love your pretty wreath. And although Fall is still some time off for us, I too, feel the (slight) change in the air. It's coming! Glad your daughter is ok. I know you are all relieved.
    Hugs,
    Cecilia

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  19. I'm so glad your daughter is doing well. That was scary!

    The wreath is just lovely Jemma! Such pretty colors, it truly made me smile just looking at the picture.

    Having said that, you're going to have to take me to Fall kicking and screaming ;).

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  20. Jemma, your wreath is charming. I love using blues and oranges together. And yes, I am definitely ready for fall. This wonderful cool front that has us in the 70s with some soft gentle rain is just a tease, but I'm savoring it.

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  21. What a pretty wreath, a perfect way to welcome fall!!

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  22. I've been wanting to refresh my Fall wreaths and you've given me the inspiration to do it! I love autumn and I am so glad it's so close!

    I missed the info about your daughter, but am so glad she is better!

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  23. Love this colorful wreath sweet friend. Did you noticed I edited your very first picture? It looked like a price tag was on the back of the blue O. Any who....LOL, Thanks for sharing your lovely wreath at DI&DI. xo

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  24. Aww...this is so pretty!! :)

    Would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, and tips: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  25. Jemma, your Fall wreath is so pretty, and it not the usual orange and gold and red colors; you have added a pop of blue, so pretty. It looks nice hanging on your wall above your little space. I felt a breeze myself when going to get my coffee this morning. I sensed that Fall was on its way. :) That small blue truck sitting on your table is too cute.

    So glad to hear your daughter is doing better.

    Just resting now after all the wedding festivities and visiting my favorite blogs.

    love, ~Sheri

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  26. Hi Jemma,
    I love your color combination- it's so cheerful!
    Also so glad to hear that your daughter is feeling better, what a scare that was.

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  27. I just picked up a new grape vine wreath, some faux leaves, burlap ribbon and a letter to make a monogram wreath this week!!

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  28. Hi Jemma, your Fall wreath with the complementary colors is spectacular! I'm sure loving our color temperatures after all those 100 degree days. I'm sorry that I missed the health issues of your dear daughter, bu am glad to know that she's doing better. Thank you for your kind, and thoughtful words today on the anniversary of my beloved's passing.

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  29. Oh I adore your cute wreath. I wish that I could say sweet lady that I can feel the fall in the air! Not so yet in my neck of the woods. Speaking of wreaths thought my three daughters informed me that we was having a wreath making party for Fall! I can barely think about Fall with the heat. But...wreath making it will be. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  30. You made such a pretty fall wreath and I love the pop of aqua in it.
    Thanks for sharing at Cooking and Crafting with J & J. :)

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  31. well this wreath is pretty but I wish the change in the air would arrive...:)

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  32. May your lovely fall wreath entice more cool winds--and temperatures--from the north!

    I love the old seasonal sayings too and am glad you passed this one on. Usually about this time back in TN R.H. would swear he could tell fall was approaching. Here in FL? Ha! But if TX gets it, can we be very far behind? I hope not.

    I hope that from now on all your travel will be only for pure pleasure, Jemma, with not a worry in the sky. And that your daughter's health will flourish mightily.

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  33. Darling, darling, darling! What a sweet and vibrant fall wreath Jemma! Makes one smile just to look at this! Beautiful job to welcome the fall season!

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  34. That's one beautiful and refreshing wreath! You can feel the harvest season is just around the corner, glad I ran across this site and was able to gain a new wreath design for this season.

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