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Friday, October 30, 2015

Pitiful Pearl

Every now and then, I feel the
" CREATE URGE..."
Why, I don't know, since there's not a creative bone in my body.
My mother could create anything ....
I didn't inherit her talents ....
                                                                                       just the urges.
  

When Hobby Lobby put their grapevine wreaths on sale,
I bought several...
I SHOULD have bought a sweet Autumn swag to wind around one of the wreaths.... 
That way, I would have been sure of how the wreath was going to turn out...

I just wanted to make my own....
O, I've made several wreaths in my loooong lifetime...
especially love to make up pretty Christmas wreaths...

OK....here I go...  


but, when I found all the flowers, leaves and berries in the fall colors I love,
AND, at 75% off on most of them,
I thought, "SURELY I can do this..."

Well...
first off, the plastic stems, with WIRE running thru them the size of a high-line wire, 


I had to use WIRE CUTTERS...heavy DUTY wire cutters...
Good grief....what an experience...
having to use MAN tools just nearly changed my mind about all this.
 

Waaay before I finished this wreath,
I KNEW it wasn't going to be any where near what I'd had in mind.


 ...while I LUV these fall colors,
my wreath was....BOR......ING.
bummer


SOOO...
I had to add some 
CUTENESS... 
a little more COLOR...
a bit of WIMSEY...


and a 
WHOLE LOT OF BLING...
(i do love me some bling )


 I like it now...
A LOT....

I HOPE it says 
"WELCOME...."
 



I am so far behind in posting fall...
greenhouse...
now HALLOWEEN is upon us.
MERCY ME....


Grilled Cheese with a Twist...
don't these all sound sooo good....

I'm going to do
CHEDDAR AND RED PEPPER JELLY ON POTATO BREAD....
SOON...!!!

39 comments:

  1. It's perfect! I just adore the little owl. :)

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  2. Hi BJ, your wreath turned out so pretty and adding that adorable owl was the perfect touch. Also, I love the comic on your sidebar about where candy corn comes from. Have a wonderful weekend... :)

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  3. Hi bj, Love your wreath. It's perfect and the little owl was a great addition. So cute. The grilled cheese twists sound so good. One of my favs for sure. Love your sidebar witch. Have a great weekend and Happy Halloween. It's raining here again.
    xo

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  4. That is a beautiful wreath Pearl:) You did an awesome job creating a beauty! Have a blessed day dear B.J. HUGS!

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  5. Well Done. That owl is the cutest thing!

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  6. You are much craftier than you give yourself credit for, bj. You do wonderful projects and your CRAFT extends to the kitchen where you definitely EXCEL! Craft(ing) is a different thing to everyone...you are pretty crafty (or sly-not sure which). xo Diana

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  7. BJ, I love your wreath. I think that owl is adorable. Lots of nice colors. I like grilled cheese...so I probably would eat that sandwich. Blessings,.xox,Susie

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  8. Hello, BJ. Who says you are not creative? You are very creative and your wreath is very pretty!

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  9. Not boring at all, I love the little owl and the sparkling mesh ribbon! Why do you keep saying you can't create? You can!

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  10. I think you are more talented than you think! Very pretty!

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  11. I love your fall wreath. The little owl is so cute. You are creative. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  12. I don't have the patience to make wreaths! LOL, but yours is so pretty!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  13. You so are creative - this is darling! Love your little wreath and it will make anyone who comes to your door smile! Happy Halloween.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  14. Your wreath looks just lovely and does say "Welcome".

    God bless.

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  15. Absolutely charming! Those little owl-eyes offer a bright, twinkly Welcome, and all the colours---simply lovely.

    I so relate to the No Creative Bone---in my case, the word "Molecule" comes to mind.

    Happy Autumn!!

    rachel

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  16. Love the blingy wreath. You do make grilled cheese sound yummy.

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  17. Your wreath is very welcoming and the owl is the perfect finishing touch. We must be related...love me some bling too! Some of the wire is hard to cut...I use my husband's sheet metal tools when I encounter a stubborn wire.

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  18. Great wreath! Cute owl! Creative? I say yes! I have creative "urges". I just never get them done! Yours is finished!!!!Yeah! Can you believe it is almost Thanksgiving? How time flies!

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  19. Ok...Now I think maybe I Can do one as well...MAYBE!Hahaaa
    LOVE yours!
    hughugs

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  20. Lovely, so much, way much better than a bought one, and your wee owl, perfect finish.

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  21. I think you're being too hard on yourself. Your wreath is pretty!

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  22. BJ as an artist I discovered at a very young age it all starts from a space in your heart that pumps courage and willing to take a chance. Also the realization that others can not see what is so clearly visual in my mind, so I do what my imagination sees. I think your wreath turned out very well, enjoy. I love grilled cheese your sandwiche sounds like a yum. Boo kisses to you sweet friend.

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  23. BJ, I would hang it on my door with pride!

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  24. I'd say you found your creative bits again! I do love the flexibility of a grapevine wreath -- they're so easy to work with. Yours is terrific!

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  25. Your wreath turned out wonderfulloy, bj!

    As for grilled cheese, I was having a little lunch break and reading some blog posts munching on half a grilled cheese when I read this one. Kinda neat. I REALLY wanted to make a WHOLE one and not a half, but I absolutely need to lose weight. It's not easy with all the delicious posts out there, is there? Have a safe and fun weekend, Hugs.

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  26. My Goodness, bj!

    What a lovely comment on LAWN TEA! Thank you from my heart, and I'd love that you quoted and/or linked. What a sweet thing to do---I have very few readers, and you're just too kind to think it worthy.

    rachel

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  27. Hi BJ: Your wreath is really pretty and shows a big warm welcome.Grilled cheese is the best and I just had to pin that old poor green witch with the corns. Too cute..Happy Halloween..Judy

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  28. The owl is the perfect touch!! You did a fabulous job and your mom must be smiling down on you! Never thought to put pepper on a grilled cheese - sounds delicious!!

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  29. That little owl is so cute on your wreath. It turned out great. Looking forward to the grilled cheese!

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  30. Looks like a fun project and it is welcoming...

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  31. Is the owls name Pearl? Oh not must be talkin' about someone else she's great. She has a Fabulous home!
    Have a good weekend.

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  32. Just pat yourself on the back and say "well done, bj" ... I think it is very pretty.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  33. Have a great Halloween tomorrow

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  34. Your wreath is so pretty, well done.
    Rosezeeta.

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  35. I like it! I think you did a nice job.

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  36. Your wreath turned out great and you did a wonderful job on it. I love Grilled Cheese sandwiches with tomato soup, especially if I am not feeling well.
    Have a great weekend BJ
    Hugs,
    Mary

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  37. Your wreath is beautiful! I think you underestimate your creativity! Oh, how I love gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches! All of these sound absolutely yummy! My new favorite is brie with sliced apples on sourdough. I must try all of those you shared this fall!
    Happy Halloween!
    Robin

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  38. BJ,
    A d o r a b l e!!!
    Warm and inviting Autumnal hues, dear friend!!!
    Cuteness at its finest!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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Thanks so much for visiting and commenting.
xo bj