Thursday, December 1, 2011

My Creative Space

After I put up my Christmas decorations & took down my summer wreath, I realized I needed either a wintery one or another holiday one. Here's the one I have now, a bit small but perfect for the space behind the TV / beside the window:

I made this one 2 or 3 years ago - I love the sparkly holly leaves & rich burgundy reds.
When I got to Michael's last weekend, these grapevine wreathes were in a sale bin outside:
It's exactly the same type of wreath as the one above & my summer one, except bent into a magnificent oval - obviously my favourite kind of wreath & in a shape for which I've been searching for some time now! I really like the rustic feel of the dried leaves wrapped within the branches.
The first floral piece that struck me was a stick of black & gold berries. Next I picked up the feather accents & black flowers. I wasn't too sure what colour to pick out of the feathers, but the little orange flowers decided it for me. I grabbed the sparkly green & orange ferns on a whim & then quickly left the floral section before picking up some lovely poinsettias & making two wreathes instead of one.

I wasn't too sure if the elements I had would work together, but it all came together in record time. Every time I walked by it on the table, I exclaimed to Pat how much I liked it.

He was very impressed. Not.

The muted tones are perfect for fall & winter. I have it hanging on the closet door so that it's the first thing you see when you walk in. I keep walking by it & smiling.

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1 comment:

The Belly Dancer said...

They are both lovely! I love the colors on the first one and I love peacocks, the feather is a good touch!