Last week, when I shared a photo of the magnolia seed cones I'd picked up, I wasn't expecting questions about what I would do with them. Just picking them up and putting them in a pile where I could admire them seemed like enough to me. Sure a few make it inside, on the mantle, or the dining table centerpiece, but that's about it. But thanks to your questions I decided I should up my game.
I'd been eyeing a pile of wine-barrel hoops at a local salvage shop. The wide metal band seemed up to the task of carrying the weight of the heavy cones and big leaves. But once I got to work, wiring the leaves and cones onto the hoop, I couldn't come up with anything that felt—or looked—right. And so I went with a simple swag inside the hoop.
Photographing a wreath on our front door is difficult. I have to prop the glass door open or else I get a reflection, like this. The glass door is nice though, as it allows me to put a varied assortment of things on the door and have them protected from the elements, or theft. And it's not nearly as reflective "in real life"...oh and "in real life" the door and the chartreuse hover dish planter are much closer in color.
I don't think I shared a photo of the revamped hover dish planting I did earlier this year. The old one was looking very tired.
So there you have it. A wreath vignette this week. It's nice to have the time to be creative again, there will definitely be more wreaths in the coming weeks...
Weather Diary, Nov 12: Hi 52, Low 45/ Precip 0
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