So the truth is that I always have at least one wreath in the dining room all year. If you lean toward country style (as I often do) twig wreaths are common year 'round. But it has sunk into me this year that I really do have a thing for wreaths. I haven't yet hung all of those that I own, and I can think of a few more types that I would want to have!
I am also slow to give up the seedy woodsy things from autumn, and never really do. You're going to think I hang around Pottery Barn an awful lot (and it might be true!), but I grabbed these dried artichokes when they went on clearance there.
I collected these acorn looking pods on a walk in the park this fall. They're huge, extremely hard, and so interesting looking, but the trees they came from look not at all like oak. We have a stand of pecans in the park as well that sponsor a crow festival for a week or two each year, but the pecans are different from these. Anyway, I love them whatever they are!
I have hung a faded eucalyptus wreath in the big empty frame with a graphic background. I fashioned one two Christmas seasons ago when I saw a dried wreath featured in a Jeanne d'Arc Living publication and fell in love with it. Theirs had aged to a light brown. It's a little wonky, but it grows on you! An old carved piece I found long ago at a flea market hangs beneath. It may be from an old cuckoo clock. I like to think so anyway! A row of pitchers keep company in the old wicker plant stand.
The latest bouquet of roses is on the wane, and I love the way they look when they get all droopy. Hot house roses always feel too stiff to me when they start out.
I haven't dressed the hutch for Christmas yet, so a small boxwood wreath lends the holiday spirit to the old cupboard in the meantime.
Some years Christmas Day just sneaks up on us. But when the tree is up and the wreaths are hung I feel ready for anything. Adding ribbon and greens and candles and cards here and there as time goes on just adds to the layers and joys of the season as it unfolds.
It was so wonderful to have you stop by to see our snow! Loved the cheery comments!
Wishing you many more beautiful days ahead!
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