Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Feels Like Fall!

Edited to Add: After consulting with my favorite team of design experts (you know who you are), I spent exactly 30 seconds rotating the wreath and it now exactly what I want!!

For the first time it actually "feels" like Fall! The weather is slightly cooler, mid 80's instead of low 90's. There are big fluffy white clouds in the sky, which is something we rarely see in summer. So now, I am actually feeling like getting out the fall decor.

One thing I needed was a new wreath for the front door. Last Saturday, my sister Jen & I were out running around. After I priced a few ready-made wreaths (yikes!), I picked up 1 grapevine wreath, 4 fall picks and 2 spools of ribbon at the craft store. The total cost was $23.53.

This morning I spent 30 minutes out in my shop. The results are at least presentable. Might get a bit of tweeking...

From this:

To this:

Time to get out the glass pumpkin collection and the pheasant feather wreath too!

Cheers! Chris


  1. Oh, Chris!
    Your wreath is beautiful!
    That grapevine is so clean - not wire-y at all! I don't think I've ever seen one so pretty?!

    Fall is my favorite.... thank you for sharing some!


  2. Hi, Chris! Your wreath is just beautiful--just the thing for fall! And I really like your new banner--such fun, and so pretty. We're just back from vacation...a grand time visiting family & friends...Now getting over jet lag--LOL! Great to catch up with you here :o) Hope you're having a great week. ((HUGS))

  3. Your wreath is beautiful! I am so terrible at making pretty wreaths...

    Yesterday, really felt like fall around here, too. It was so great! (I just don't want it to get cold yet!!)

  4. HI Chris,

    So pretty and ready for Fall!. I haven't done any porch Fall decorating yet, Maybe this weekend I will to make a trip to Michale's craft store and buy a few supplies to make a wreath.
    Enjoy your day,

  5. Beautiful!!! It feels great here to . Nice and cool for a long walk. I hope it lasts till the weekend~

  6. It really turned out beautiful, Chris and it looks great next to your door!

    I notice you have a lot of frames in your shop...do you have a framing business?

  7. By the way, I LOVE your new header. I always adore old images....

  8. Hi Chris, hurry up and get that pheasant feather wreath out . It's sounds pretty.

  9. Thanks everyone! I'm still not sure about the wreath. DH & DD think the "top" is too bare.

    Connie, my husband & I owned a frame shop for a number of years. When we closed it, I brought the equipment to my home shop & continue to do a little framing still.

  10. Very nice seasonal wreath!
    Your Blog looks and sounds so nice! Will have to come back soon! We should have tea!

  11. I bought a wreath at JoAnn's Fabric and Crafts and got lucky with a 40% off sale, but . . . yours is much prettier than mine! You did a great job. I could probably do what you did. I love the way it looks! My Fall is in the mid to upper 90's so not too Fallish, but I'm looking at it as a state of mind and that works for me!!

  12. Hi Chris!
    Nice fall wreath project! I looks great on your door!!
    Have a great weekend!
    Hugs, Sherry

  13. you have your own design team.........how cool is that HA!!!!!!!!

    Love the wreath and the placement.

  14. Forgot to mention how I LOVE your music!!!

  15. dear Chris
    Your wreath is so pretty and the perfect thing to say "welcome" at your front door!
    I love it!
    Rhondi xo


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