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Thursday, September 8, 2016

A wreath is a wreath is a wreath.....

The first thing I want to do every year about this time
is to make a new Autumn wreath.


 This is my all-time favorite Autumn wreath...
it is simply a lovely fall swag wired onto a grapevine wreath.
I made this wreath about 8 yrs ago and bought
the lovely swag at Hobby Lobby at 50% off...
it's hanging here at our olden house several yrs ago 
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and it's hanging on the front door, by the pool,
of the Summer House this year. (well, for the time being, at least)
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This is one I put together last year...
with no where to store so many wreaths,
I take them apart ea yr.
then, the next, I buy something new to add to them...


I see the most beautiful wreaths for sale in all the stores
and you almost have to take out a BANK LOAN to buy one.


I love the natural fauxs best...

and Hobby Lobby puts all their stems on sale 
about this time every year for 50% off....
soooo....
I am off and running.


 I love ...eucalyptus so much...and it always smells so good.


the stems on these are like REAL limbs...
looks like a CABLE running thru them....


awww....as always, my HERO came to the rescue with his strong hands..
those are the hands I love....
"thank you for helping me, Mr. Sweet"


I love these colors of Fall....

so natural...

flowing...

I am looking forward to leaves changing on the trees here but it will be awhile, yet..



sooo.
THIS is what my new wreath ended up looking like...

and...THEN.....


I found THIS beauty...
and how to do it...

so now I am starting all over and go with
STONEGABLE'S idea,
only using fall items....

I think I can use some darker hydrangeas ...
a little more eucalyptus...
a cool bow...
and a super large C
my front door is WHITE  and GLASS
so not sure what color to do the C in...
YOU can go over and see how easy she does PRETTY
and make yourself a pretty new Fall Wreath ......

AND,
 after you finish YOUR wreath
and take a photo of it so I can see it,
you can make some COOKIES....


 I've not made these.....YET
but I sure am going to try to make them sometime this very week...

BUTTER PECAN BISCOTTI

if you make them before I do,
be sure to let us know how good they are.

Thinking of Home on Thursday
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27 comments:

  1. I'll sit with you and enjoy your cookies when they're done...warm from the oven, and enjoy watching you two make a new wreath. I love 'em all bj!!

    I'm gonna make a wreath soon for Halloween of course, and probably ship it to our daughter, Irene.

    Yes, I know what you mean about a bank loan for the already made wreaths, but oh, we can get great ideas from them!!!!

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  2. BJ, your favorite wreath is MY favorite wreath! As soon as I saw it I said, Wow! That is the most beautiful wreath I've ever seen!

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  3. The wreaths you showed are just beautiful. The cookie looks so good. Have a blessed day.. Madeline

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  4. You've put me in a wreath mood . . .
    I like that "greenie" with the hydrangea . . .
    Gotta love a project . . .
    I have a strong hand guy around here to "snip" for me too . . .

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  5. I'm heading to Hobby Lobby this weekend! I always tear my grapevine wreath apart and add new seasons to it also. That's the fun of it. Making your own. I could never afford the ready made wreaths in the stores.
    I LOVE Biscotti. Ive made many flavors but Here is my recipe for Pumpkin spice biscotti. Enjoy.
    http://lifeawayfromtheofficechair.blogspot.com/2014/10/pumpkin-spice-biscotti.html
    Lisa

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  6. I really need to make a new fall wreath, perhaps after all the renovations are done.

    Your wreaths are always so pretty.

    God bless.

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  7. BJ, I love this post. It's pretty and sweet all rolled into one. Your blog looks so pretty!

    Happy Thoughts of Home friend.

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  8. I'm thinking of doing a Christmas wreath this year but I'm still on the fence about it. It will certainly be artifical, less hassle for me.

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  9. I'm always into wreathing (vs. writhing) and these are simply spectacular! I'm not ready for fall but storing away lovely ideas like a squirrel does nuts!

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  10. BJ, You are very good at making your wreaths over. I like the new one. Did I ever tell you I love biscottis?? My daughter makes them for me at Christmas. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  11. All your wreaths are pretty and always so nice to have a fresh wreath. I really love your favorite one as I like the loose natural look of it. Have fun making your new wreath ... I know it will be so pretty.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z.

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  12. I LOOOVE your wreath that you did with a garland. Just yesterday I was in a beautiful gift shop. The 2 women who work there do all their florals. One or more of the wreaths were garlands wired onto the grapevine wreaths!!!! I have several very pretty garlands so am going to try this myself. As a floral designer this is "cheating" to me but I am RETIRED so.......LOL! Have a beautiful day, BJ.

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  13. I always love your wreaths and here you are always protesting that you aren't creative! Pshaw! They always look so pretty. I sure can't see shelling out the big bucks for some of the wreaths I see. I would have to use the same one for years to feel like I got my moneys worth and I like change too much! A couple years ago I found a cute basket for the front door and now I just change out the foliage and flowers for the season. It's fun and easy and I can still be pretty creative so it looks different. I'm going to try that biscotti recipe. I LOVE biscotti and that sounds like a winner :)

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  14. Nothing says welcome like a beautiful wreath on the door, BJ. Your Autumn wreaths through the years surely are pretty. I like that you change them up every year. The monogram wreath is clever. I look forward to your reveal when you finish yours. ♥

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  15. Happy Fall BJ. Email me some of those biscotti will you? They look scrumptious.

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  16. love all the wreaths but the initial one is my favorite! Hung ours a few days ago and now I'm thinking if the Fall one is up........yippeeeeee!! the Christmas one can't be far behind!!

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  17. Pretty wreaths. I haven't made one in a long time, but may get in the mood with those beautiful examples!

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  18. I love a nice wreath but alas, I have no talent to make them.

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  19. I haven't had a fall wreath up for years. I do have a barbwire wreath hanging on the front of my brick house. It hangs there year round then at Christmas I do put poinsettias on it.
    You have a wonderful talent for keeping your house right in style. I eat to many sweets so can't look at your cookies LOL

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  20. All your wreaths are beautiful, bj. I love that you get inspired to try new ones. I just fill up my basket on my front door with seasonal faux flowers, which solves my problem of storing wreaths, but now I have to store the faux flowers and stems!! LOL!!

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  21. Beautiful wreaths and great inspiration! I agree Hobby Lobby is the best for faux flowers! Have a great day, Lynn

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  22. Beautiful wreaths and so much inspiration too!
    Have a lovely weekend, Titti

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  23. Such pretty wreaths! Biscotti. Yum. Sheila

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  24. BJ,
    Your wreaths are gorgeous, dear friend!
    Thank you for sharing all the beautiful Autumn florals!
    It's raining and we're having cooler temperatures on the Prairie. . .
    makes me want to fix some hot cocoa! (wink!)
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  25. Making wreaths and biscotti....two of my most favorite things! This is the second post to mention Hobby Lobby so I must get there....it is 40 minutes away from me and that's a good thing! Your wreaths are lovely and I have to try the biscotti. I have a whole board on Pinterest for them so I will be saving the recipe for Christmas time when I make lots of biscotti.

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  26. Oh, what beautiful wreaths. I think I need to make a fall wreath for our house.

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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  27. I haven't begun making what I have planned for my front door for fall. Have an idea, now I hope it works. Love biscotti, huge fan. Hoping you'll share a fluffy pumpkin or fall pancake, hint.

    Cindy

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xo bj