Friday, December 18, 2015

When is a wreath not a wreath?

I couldn't be pushed or cajoled into buying or making wreaths this year for my two front doors.  On one door I hung some glittery numbers on a ribbon that represent my house number.  On the other is a jingly bell thing that I found on sale at Michael's. 
I did spend some time looking on the net for ideas or possible purchases and I came across these from a place called POLLEN in Atlanta. 
Yep.  Professionally made.  Prices range from $145 to $250. 
My ex-husband brought me some of the most gorgeous heavily berried holly I've ever seen.  After I completed the task of creating sprays for our family graves, I twigged up two of the biggest branches and tied them off with a fantastic bow I also found on sale at Michael's and hung it in my open carport. 
 The point being, not only does what we hang not have to be round, sometimes it might even be an investment which is what it would be for me to spend over a hundred dollars on something that can't be saved 'til next year.  No offense to the folks in Atlanta. 

A sense of humor is a necessary adjunct to this page!


  1. I totally agree. I keep several weaths on different styles as a base but use them in different ways. I can't see spending so much. It would be nice to be able to do so, but it's not in my near future. So I just use & re-use what I have and change the decorations out.
    Great minds think alike.
    Happy Holidays
    Barbara Ann

    1. Yes. It is all about what we like and what fits in our budgets. I once purchased a very expensive artificial wreath and matching garland. It was used once and now languishes in a storage bin. As one whose home is accented with things like bird's nests, feathers and stones, I much prefer the natural. Thanks for the comment. May you have a glorious holiday season. ~Sami


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