8 December 2013

Yule making: wreath

I'm really getting into the whole Winter Solstice celebrations this year. All things natural, and celebrating the winter instead of feeling miserable about it. Everything outside is pretty much dead, but thats not to say it ain't pretty. I found these bay leaves and dead flowers and leaves in our garden. There wasn't much choice to be had, but I had a go anyways.



I'm quite happy with the colours, but every time you close the door, a leaf falls off. There are quite a few spiders living in there too.



9 comments:

  1. I love your wreath, simply and effective. I've been making mine for the last two years as the cost of everything has spiralled, now I wouldn't buy one!

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  2. Anonymous8.12.13

    please do be extremely careful when using aerosols indoors - especially near an open fire

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    1. oh 'Anonymous' you are full of festive cheer as always ; )
      That room has two outside doors open, and if I could have ignited that fire anymore I most definitely would have, those logs were damp!

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  3. Great wreath work and what an amazing door knocker too! :)

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  4. Yes amazing door knocker Artemis! Did it come with the house or did you buy it? Would love one for our front door!

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    1. The door knocker is from Anthropogie. Before we got the keys to our house we got so excited and bought some house pressie there. The hooks in nippers bedroom and the white animal hooks above fireplace are from there too. Quite pricey but our daughter LOVES that knocker and always wants to bang it every time we go in and out!

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  5. I adore maps and the pine / map wrapping is fab...

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  6. Tselszi10.12.13

    I love your style and love Anthropologie,too. Always recognize some of their things in your pictures. :) as this cool door knocker, or Mistral soaps in your glass container- they are so fine and smell so good.
    Loved all your festive posts and hope more will come! Also hope Anonymous did not make you hesitate to share pictures of your little'un!
    Love all your decorations and parts of your house you shared with us!
    greetings from Long Island to your Island!

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  7. beautiful! we moved into our first house this year and having a garden is just the most amazing thing! Even though it's winter and everything is dying off it all still looks so pretty! I'm planning to make a wreath from a few foraged bits this week too once I've finished all the jobs around the house! :)

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