Sunday, November 17, 2013

doing my part to inspire big brand stores

What is the world coming too? 

I can't take credit for this wreath quite the way I can for the Ikea light fixture.
All I can take credit for here is buying the vintage yarn wreath, tearing off the ugly ribbon that was on it, and pairing it with a wreath I made from book pages years ago (copied from the Pottery Barn catalog pre-Pinterest thank you very much,) hanging it over my mantle for Christmas 2011, and blogging about it.

That is all I can take credit for.

I still have the wreath, and you better believe I will find a fun way to display it this year. I think last year it was above our bed, but I have no pictures to prove it.
I wish I could remember where I bought it. Most likely an estate sale or a flea market during the shop days. I have been another pom-pom making jaunt again, so maybe I will tie some colorful ones to it in a cluster for variety. I have to think that there are dozens of these handmade wreaths hidden in attics and basements all over the country.  I feel like I even saw instructions for one in a Women's Day or Family Circle issue of my mothers? 

Speaking of my mother, it was she who made the granny-square stockings for us over ten years ago, so if you see those at Urban Outfitters or Land of Nod, you will know who to thank.


PS- Thanks for all the well wishes.  I am feeling much better but the sudden onset of humidity and temps in the 80's are about to drive me nutty. Please pray for my family as they have to live with me during these sticky days.

PPS- The Orthodox Christian church has already begun their Advent Countdown (40 days instead of 25) which I believe gives us all permission to go ahead and enjoy Christmas music. Now I know that it is technically Advent and NOT Christmas (which actually begins on Dec 25 and goes till Jan 6,) but seeing as how Bing Crosby and Amy Grant have not really recorded Advent specific tunes, I think just this once we could enjoy all manner of Christmas music - at least Monday - Friday. We can keep Saturday and Sunday's pure and stick to the correct order of things, no birth till Christmas Eve etc - sound good? Lovely!

PPPS- I am such a nerd.


  1. I think you need some tea.

  2. I love, love, love the Christmas socks your mother made! Now I know who you get your wonderful taste from!

  3. I don't blame them for copying you ;)


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