FYI

My NEW blog address is
bj-sweetnothings.blogspot.com

and I have a link to where you can receive
SWEET NOTHINGS posts in your EMAIL ACCOUNT.

Please go to the NEW BLOG.
thanks, bj

Sunday, October 17, 2010

I NEEDED A NEW FALL WREATH.....

I wanted a pretty, full fall wreath for our  living room...
Couldn't be buying things for it...had to shop the house.
*
I had a wreath from several years ago...
back before I entered BLOGLAND and found all you talented, wonderful ladies to teach me things...
*
O YES...I thought I knew it all until I met YOU !!
I get so much inspiration from YOU and learn something new every single day from YOU...
...AND, I LOVE IT...
I took the olden wreath apart...washed the leaves and dusted the flowers..
they tend to fade if you're not careful..;< i learned that the hard way >
*
 MR. SWEET picked me up some of the large acorns..
a little later, they will be much larger..and I'll add more...
I ironed the fallish ribbon from years ago...
Am I the only one that saves and irons ribbons?
It just seems to be the thing to do...
just say'n....
I really love using the natural things...
a little later, I can pick up more and add them to the wreath.
 *
 With the sun behind it, it looks like a
BLAZE OF GLORY...
*
Mr. Sweet said that this back french door may not be the best place to hang it..
"We might knock it off".....
hmmmmm
 While it's hanging here, tho....
did I ever show you the black and white plaid roll up shades for my doors?
O MERCY...I love plaid second only to POLKA DOTS....:)
Well, ok...I might just hang it on my leaning mirror...
looks pretty good there..
*
"It's a little close to my recliner...I sure would hate to mess it up".....
hmmmm....
*
Oh, and I wanted to mention that YVONNE that lives over at STONE GABLE
said that if we would use two grapevine wreaths, wired together, we could make
our wreath much fuller and more lush...
SO, I did...
and take a look how full and luscious it looks..
;).....i am happy !
Thanks so much for the tip, Yvonne.

It's all full of reds and golds...very little ORANGE...
*
 OK...how about hanging it here at the end of the entry hall...
It looks great on these lovered doors...
*
"Well...it's a little close here, walking down the hall way...sure would
hate to knock it off the wall and break it all up...."
 *
By this time I am wondering if he is at that stage where he can't
chew gum and walk at the same time...!!

< now my friends here KNOW I love him dearly >
*
I mean....if you see something sticking out a little bit, uhhh...walk AROUND it...
"Well, if it's dark and I don't remember it's there........"
*
OK...GOT IT..
I'll hang it over this book shelf...
NO one can possibly run into it THERE...

good grief.!
haahhhaaa...does anyone else in the whole world go thru this kind of thing....?
or are we just unique.?
:))
I can see my wreath is a little bottom heavy...I need more at the top...< the story of my life..>
but, since this is a "project in the works", I can add things to it
until I get it JUST like I want...
Of course...by THEN...
it will be time to hang my CHRISTMAS WREATH...
OF COURSE !!
**********************


It is now hanging in the alcove of my living room...
*
I also need to make one for my front door but....
doubt if it will get done..
I am already into my CHRISTMAS decorations..O, don't worry..
I NEVER put out CHRISTMAS until AFTER
Thanksgiving !....never.!
**
Linking with:
MET MONDAY
MOSAIC MONDAY
SHOW OFF YOUR COTTAGE MONDAY

UPDATE...
My sweet Mr. Sweet, hanging our new light fixture from CSN Stores
in our LONG  narrow entry hall....


We gained just a smidgen more personality in very hard to decorate entry.
We like it !

60 comments:

Rita said...

You do have a talent for creating lovely things. Really enjoy coming to see shat you will be displaying next. That wreath is very lovely.
Thank you for explaining about the peanuts; I have never seen raw peanuts; I think by the time they get up here in norhern Ontario Canada they are ready to eat and enjoy.

Amelia said...

Love the wreath...recycling is fun! The colors sure spell "Fall". I am glad to see I am not the only one that creates something and then change the location of it several times...got to find just the best final resting place.

Sure do like the new light fixture too!

Susy said...

I think the wreath turned out great ~ I wouldn't change a thing. You'd never know it was a re-do. Chuckled at your "story of my life" comment in small print. Blessings.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your wreath turned out great BJ, and I'm lovin' your new light fixture!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

BJ, your wreath is beautiful!!! I loved everywhere you placed it! Love your plaid roller shades too...so cute!

Yesteray I had my blogger brunch and guess who's name came up? Yours!!! Everyone loves you, including me.
Hugs,
Penny

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi BJ...

I love your autumn wreath, my friend! You did GOOD!!! You know, I made an autumn wreath last year and it was too fat to hang on my door...because I had a glass storm door! Sheeesh! Anyway, I think your wreath looks lovely where it ended up! Girlfriend, you new entry/hall light looks gorgeous! Ohhh...I really do love it! I'm so happy for you, Darlin'!

Hope you're having a super Sunday!
Chari @Happy To Design

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your wreath. It looks wonderful and I really like all the different elements you encorporated. As you know, I change things all over the place every ten minutes. lol Love it. Your new light fixture is fabulous too. Hugs, Marty

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

LOL...yep...I go thru the same thing. Move things a thousand times before it feels just right BJ

Atticmag said...

Wreath is perfectly fall and so pretty. I especially like the touch of autumn plaid. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your new fixture too! Lots happening at your house.

La said...

It's gorgeous, BJ!

I have the same problem here with "people" in my house not knowing how to walk around something. I have a shell and grapevine wreath on my bathroom door. I've had to reassemble it so many times I lost count.

Happy Sunday! La

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

You are a darling for the shout-out. And your wreath is so lush and beautiful!!!!!
I just love that you took apart an old wreath and from that made your new one.
SOOOOOOOOOOO pretty!!!! And I love the touches of natural. But the thing that really catches my eye is the way your colors play so nicely and richly together.

Don't you just love the look of a big lush fabulous wreath hanging on a wall or door? This one is just fabulous!

BTW- I save and iron ribbon... even when it is faded!
You are a women after my own heart!
xo Yvonnne
xo Yvonne

salmagundi said...

I love both your wreath and your lite fixture. The red and gold look great together - I'm with you on the 'no orange' thing. Sally

Chic Creations said...

Your wreath is beautiful. Very fallish. (Not sure that is a word)
I love reading your blog. You are so cute in how you express yourself. Thanks for sharing all your great ideas and your beautifully decorated home.

Rhondi said...

Hi BJ
I loved this post. Maybe you should have titled it The Tale Of The Traveling Wreath! It looked good in every place you tried. Hope you're having a good Sunday.
Hugs, Rhondi

Carol said...

BJ,
The wreath looks terrific, in every place you hung it!

Deb said...

If I walked into that entry I would be chompin' at the bit to see the rest of your house. It is so gorgeous and inviting and warm and welcoming...oh I could go on. Your wreath is so pretty and I wouldn't change a thing. You sure do have a talent, BJ. I'm thinking about Christmas now too. Everyone gets crazy when I even talk about it but I can't wait. Hugs, Deb =^..^=x5
mt

nancy said...

My we got a grapevine wreath that we change from season to season. LOve it! Have a great day!
NANCY

Kathleen Grace said...

I love your wreath BJ, and quite frankly, I'm the klutz in this family, if it were sticking out in a hallway I really would run into it and knock it down, so I understand Mr. Sweet completely:>) The new light looks so much prettier in the entry hall!

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

That wreath is fabulous and I love plaid also - and checks and polka dots. Love em all. That new fixture is perfect in your entry. Isn't it amazing that small changes can make such large impacts?

Kim said...

Suh-WEET! Love that new/old wreath and hey - you don't need us at all! You've got skillz girl! Love the new light fixture too!
xoxo,
Kim

Donnie said...

I stopped by because the girls at the blogger lunch mentioned you and I hadn't met you yet. I'm so glad I came by. Loved your wreath and enjoyed the decision to your dilemma. Looks like it's in a perfect place. See you again soon.

Stacey said...

BJ, I love your wreath. Don't you just love it when things come together without spending? Makes it even better. :)

Sheree said...

You just have that touch!!! And love your new light in hallway. What a sweetie Mr. Sweets is to hang it :)

Zondra Art said...

beautiful decoration!!!

charli said...

lovely wreaths--did you notice you won over here? http://www.scrapaddict4sure.com/2010/10/contest-giveawayvisa-gift-card-for-25.html

eileeninmd said...

Your wreath looks wonderful, you did great. Beautiful shots of your new autumn wreath and the lovely light fixture.

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

You did a good job, girl! Your wreath is beautiful. What is it about men running into things and we never do??? We love to walk and weave around our pretty things, don't we! I love plaid, too Beeeej!
xoxo
Robin

Sarah said...

The wreath is gorgeous. I love the acorns from Burr Oak trees. We had two of these trees in the yard of our first home. I had some of these acorns for years. ~ Sarah

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I think it looks super, BJ! Both the wreath and the new fixture in the hall!

And I love plaid and polka dots, too. Are you sure we're not twins separated at birth???

Have missed you...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Sandy at Teacup Lane said...

That's a gorgeous Fall wreath! But I really love your black and white plaid shades and those toile drapes!

Merrie said...

I love it! I love the little teaser shots of your decor with it too. It all looks so good, and the wreath looked great everywhere.

Wendy said...

Beautiful wreath! Great tip on using two grapevine wreaths together. I am going to remember that one! it looks so full and lush!
You are not along...I move things around several times, too!
Wendy

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Well it turned out gorgeous no matter where you decide to hand it!

Dishesdone said...

Pretty fixture, looks lovely!
And your wreath is so nice, great job!

Suzy said...

It turned out just beautiful, and you didn't have to buy a thing!!

Lavender Cottage said...

The wreath looked pretty in all of the hanging places. I LOVE the plaid bow.
Judith

Kathy said...

Love your wreath! It looks fantastic! Terrific light from CSN,
Kathy

Rita May said...

I love your wreath and your window treatments. Thanks for being my new Smoky Mountain Cabbage follower. I'm following you back! Glad I found you.
Cheers!
Rita

The Decorating Diaries said...

It's a beautiful wreath and you found the perfect spot. And of course I save my ribbon to reuse.

Janet

Kathy@ Gone North said...

Well, that was just the cutest post & I just laughed out loud (the rest of the room is watching football & turned to look & see what was so funny... how do I explain?? :)
Always a delight to visit.... & lovely wreath... mine is also a "shop the house"

Clarissa's Cottage Arts said...

Your wreath turned out to be beautiful. I love all the fall colors.

www.clarissascottagearts.blogspot.com

Pondside said...

Well that made me Smile!! No, you're not the only one to go through that rigamarole over hanging a wreath!
Love your new light fixture - good choice!

Pamela said...

Your wreath is soo pretty BJ!! I need to finish up with my fall decor. I can;t believe it is almost Nov! Where has the time gone!?

Pat said...

Your makeover wreath is beautiful. I do that quite a bit. It's like having all new flowers, when you repurpose.

Thanks so much for the double wreath tip!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Well, now that you settled all your wreath issues, you can just pop over and make me one! :-) I need one on front door. But I'm not creative enough to "make" one. And I'm too cheap to buy one. -giggles-

Seems my front door may well go "neked" this year.

But I do have quite a bit of fun stuff up, in our hearth room, where we spend the most time. :-)

Do you note that I'm TRYING to make myself feel better, about the "neded-ness" of our front door? >,-)

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Oooops!

That should have read...

....about the "NEKED-NESS" of our front door!

-grin-

Shelia said...

Hi BJness! I love your Fallen wreath you've made! I like the idea of tying two wreaths together to make it fuller! :) You did so good and it looks pretty hanging right there!
Oh, your chandy looks so pretty!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Vee said...

That is a great tip about combining two grapevine wreaths. We do that here in my corner with evergreen wreaths, but it really all depends where one wants to display it on how well it works. Between the screen and main door...not so well!

Beautiful wreath...love how you remade it into something very special all over again. And, yes, I do save all my ribbons.

Denise said...

Great ideas.Thanks for sharing,just found your blog.I can see you got the black and white bug like me.I just caught the bug a couple of years ago.I like my black and whites with a splash of lavender.Happy fall.

Scribbler said...

Great ideas -- I've pulled mine out of the attic -- stuff needs glueing back on! Yes I also save ribbon and iron and re-roll it! I have a lot -- somewhere in the attic. If I could just find it I'd be in business.

Debbie said...

As usual, I smiled through this blog. No... you're not alone. I iron my ribbons as well. And no, you're not alone. I go through the same machinations trying to figure out what to do or where to hang something.

Every place you tried was great to me, and I really loved its final resting place.

The wreath is beautiful. I guess I could have just said that at the beginning!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi BJ!

Oh, your wreath looks wonderful! And it looked wonderful in every place you put it! LOL
Nope, you are not the only one to save old ribbon and iron it out! i do it all the time!
Have a terrific day!

Kathleen said...

You did a wonderful job, BJ!
And yes, I save everything, iron ribbons, old wreaths to double, yep, I am a saver!
About those acorns...are they from outside? Some blogger wrote she brought some in and when it got warm in the house little critters started coming out, worms! So ok to leave them on an outside wreath, but not inside.

SmilingSally said...

BJ, it looks gorgeous wherever you hang it! You're amazing; you act as if it's nothing at all, yet, I KNOW that I couldn't do it! Why, I can't even tie a pretty bow like that!

And... Mr. Sweet is as gifted as you!


Please come see my outside shots. You won't believe it!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love the fall colors! The wreath is gorgeous :-)

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Carolyn said...

Your wreath does look so pretty for Fall. Great tip on using two. I love your black and white toile curtains too.

Carolyn

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

You did a wonderful job with the wreath...of course, that is my "thing"! I love playing with flowers. I turned my laptop round and round when you said it was bottom heavy. Have you tried it with the dark red up the left side?? I like the unexpected, and I think it might be pretty turned that way too.

Love the light fixture, isn't is amazing how a little change can do so much!

Joan said...

I am so amused by your wonderful blog. I notice it attracts a lot of fellow bloggers. I love wreaths. I love your 'redo' and your delightful comments as you go. I'll spend more time enjoying your blog. Lovely.(Your a very young Great Grandmother!)

On Crooked Creek said...

Your wreath is a vision of vibrant Fall colors!The story of you and "Mr. Sweet". . .too cute! Thanks for making me smile today. Keep your inspiring post coming!
Fondly,
Pat

JEANNE said...

Hi bj, there is lots of great things to enjoy in your post today. I love the wine in the lead bags. I never would have thought of it. Mmmmm I love bread too.

Your wreath looks awesome. I thought it looked great where ever you put it. I will say my hubs is very prone to knocking things off walls etc. so I get the dilemma. I love the colors. Good job bj.

I am taking a bloggy break until the weekend is over because of having company and a BBQ party here on Sat. for 50 people. I am BUSY to say the least. We will also have 4 house guests and they arrive on this Wednesday.

Have a great week my sister friend.
Love you, Jeanne