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Friday, December 2, 2011

Workin' on my wreaths...

 GOOD MORNING, BLOGGING FRIENDS....
 I just ADORE pretty CHRISTMAS WREATHS
and think you CAN'T have too many....
I wanted to show you one thing  I've been doing during my DOWNTIME...
 I've made 3 wreaths, so far........





 Ever since I saw MATTHEW MEAD'S 
GREEN APPLE WREATH,
I've known I would make one, too.
Isn't his just beautiful !! 

Of course, EVERYthing that MR. MEAD does is just stunning......
(I wonder if he ever burns himself with his hot glue gun the way I DO ?)
I am in the middle of making one, as we speak...

  My apples aren't as pretty as his...
and I will add more "fluffy" looking greenery
as I find it.

Just remember that when you find a great inspiration picture of something you want to try,
 it is just that...INSPIRATION.

Putting your own twist on it....using things you already have and not having to spend mega bucks, makes us even more proud of our accomplishments .
If you are like me, anytime something calls for me spending MUCHO  dollars, it takes all the fun out of it.
ESPECIALLY at Christmas time.
 (there's my camera right in the center....:)
 For now....I AM DONE....
I hung it on a mirror....and I love the look of it.
Nothing fancy at all...just a more natural kind of wreath.  ♥♥


 FATHER CHRISTMAS...

I love him so much, he stays out
all year long.  ♥♥♥

THIS little favorite wreath was bought at a thrift store several years ago ....
however, parts of her were coming loose so she needed the aid of a
HOT GLUE GUN...
now, she's as good as new.   yay !!!
I have one more I'm working on...show ya later.
....it's time for lunch...
need to RE-FUEL for more energy....
{{{{{ PASTA }}}}}    

Since I bought these cute pasta bowls at the thrift store, we have been eating much more PASTA...

isn't that silly !

I haven't learned to make the homemade sauce yet....maybe after the holidays.  
In the meantime, I have discovered PREGO.....and it is sooo good. A little sweet and tangy at the same time.
....garlic salt, a little olive oil, a sprinkling of cheese......O HONEY




A little Christmas gift bag that reminds me that I am looking for a good
GINGERBREAD COOKIE recipe.
......have one??

37 comments:

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

wow you made those beauties? ~! I am in awe. I wanna try one and if I do, it'll be because you inspired me.. love love love the apple wreath you made...


xoxo
Sonny

Zondra Art said...

Christmas wreaths looks soo great, I like it! Beautiful decoration for your home.

Have a nice weekend dear, kisses.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

I love, love, love your apple wreath BJ!!

Now I want to go eat some pasta.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your wreaths are just gorgeous. I love them. The apple one is so different and such a good idea. Hugs, Marty

Vee said...

Now I'm inspired! That green apple wreath is some delightful! Are the apples real or faux?

Blondie's Journal said...

I always wondered how to attach the apples...I didn't think a glue gun could hold them, but your wreath is proof! It looks great, BJ! Love your little angel wreath, too. The pasta bowls are so cute...we have pasta at least twice a week...gotta get those carbs in!!

Happy Holidays! :-)

Xo,
Jane

Barbara F. said...

Love your wreaths, especially the green apple one. Very colonial to put fruit on wreaths or garlands. Your home must be so wonderful this time of year, heck, I think all year long! xpo

Sandi McBride said...

Your talent knows no bounds!!! I love the Granny Smith wreath the most...lovely work
hugs
Sandi

laurie said...

beautiful wreaths, just lovely, so many ideas you have, I do have a good gingerbread recipe if you would like I'll send it to you,

Shelia said...

You busy little bee! I love your apple wreath! You've done a great job. Your little doll wreath is adorable and I'm sure she appreciated you tightening her up! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I think your apple wreath is fabulous! Looks very pretty hanging on that mirror. I'm going to try to find some 'bargain' greens this year to add to what I have. hugs, Linda

Michle said...

So happy your back. Love the wreaths.

Susie Q said...

Wow Bj! That is so fresh and pretty!
But hmm...now I want some pasta so badly!! :)
Love,
Sue

Foley said...

Sine I ended up in an ER one time from using a glue gun I know what you mean!! LOL Love the apple wreath too..and the rest. Do you use real apples or faux? They look like the real ones!

Love Of Quilts said...

Love the wreaths! We like our pasta to and we always sprinkle it good with Italian Seasoning...it is so good with this and of course garlic bread.. Merry Christmas

Mrs. Cherry Heart said...

I would have never thought to make a wreath using apples! BUT I love it!
Maybe a lil glitter here and there!

BJ I am loving loving loving that white santa. He caught my eye right away, where did you find him? I must have one he is too precious! I am loving all his detailing and cute face!

Merry CHRISTmas,
Dolly

TexWisGirl said...

i do like the natural looking green apples! very nice!

Designs By Pinky said...

Don't all of us GIRLS need a little tuck every once in awhile??:):):) Your wreaths turned out beautifully! Your LUNCH looks like our dinner! Oh, and I used to make my sauce ALL the time. Then we discovered Classico the Sausage variety. YUMMMMMMM!!! Have a great weekend. I have posted a "Sneak Peek". XO, Pinky

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

BJ,
You did a gorgeous job on your pretty Christmas apple wreath! I too am working on making fresh wreaths. I think I bit off of more than I can chew, though. I hope mine look as pretty as yours!
xo Yvonne

jeanne said...

Hi bj, I have not been visiting much this week because I injured both of my hands in a fall at my daughter's home last week. They put out their outdoor decorations and I tripped over a cord. It is painful to get old sometimes. No broken bones, just badly bruised on the palm of my hands. Seniors should not fall!!! HA!

I do love your apple wreath. Very clever, and now I want one being that green is my favorite color.

It is looking mighty festive as always in your home my dear sister friend. I have missed you. We love pasta too. It is a treat when we have it because Bill is a diabetic. Sigh.

Happy decorating bj. I will debut my Christmas trees next Sat.
Love and hugs,
Jeanne

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Yep...I always have the hot glue gun out when I am getting ready for Christmas. Is your Santa...Jim Shore? Looks like it! Enjoy your "downtime!"

Marigene said...

Oh, that apple wreath is gorgeous! I could eat pasta every day and not tire of it...

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

She-Is-Back!

And has been accomplishing, pretty stuff! While on her little break.

And the Christmas Holiday Blog Look is sooooooooooooooooooo pretty. :-)

♫♡♫
"This is the one fairy hour of life
when the world seems all of light /
For the thought of woe,
or the name of a foe
never darkens the festive night"


~~While the Christmas Log is Burning," 1871

Kathleen Grace said...

You are a whirlwind girl! The apple wreath is sooo pretty, did you use real apples?

Olive Cooper said...

BJ, I love that soft green of green apples and hence love your wreath. The pasta is yummy. If anybody can make sauce you can lovey. hugs♥O

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

I love the apple wreath. Just beautiful! Aren't pasta bowls nice. I saw some red ones the other day that I wanted to buy. Now I forgot where I saw them!

Be careful with that glue gun! Those burns hurt a lot.

Happy Weekend
Iris

sabri said...

B.J..JUST MADE A POST ON MY BLOG FOR SOME GINGERBREAD MEN COOKIES...IF YOUR INTERESTED...MADE THE POST JUST FOR YOU...MY DAUGHTER BROUGHT HOME THIS BOOK FOR ME FROM SCHOOL...I LAUGHED AND SAID...YOU MUST WANT ME TO MAKE SOMETHING AND SHE SAID YES!! IF YOUR INTERESTED JUST STOP BY..LOVE YOUR APPLE WREATH....~sabri~

Sweet Tea said...

Which do I like most - the beautiful wreath or the yummy pasta? It's a tough call 'cause you "do all things well"!
I'll choose the Wreath since even I know how to buy Prego. LOL

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

You did a fabulous job on the wreaths. I really like using green apples or even just the color of green apples in my Christmas decorations. Your pasta and salad look very delicious. By the way, you said you are looking for a good gingerbread cookie recipe. I happen to have a really good one. I posted the recipe recently, so take a look when you have time.------- Shannon

Julie Harward said...

I LOVE your header and the wreaths and the apples..you are having fun! :D

Kelly said...

You did a great job on that wreath! I love how it turned out. It's such a classic looking wreath for the holidays. I love Christmas wreaths too.

Sarah said...

You've been a busy girl! The wreaths look gorgeous. I agree, more is better. ;-)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love your wreaths -- especially that green apple one!~

Julie said...

Great post - you are adorable BJ!!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

bj! I thought you were taking a break..and just by chance I drop by..hoping..hoping AND there you have a post! And such a great post too!
I love the wreath and apple green is one of my very favorite colors. I guess you can tell by my patio.
Your wreath is lovely. I am wanting to do oranges but have to get the Christmas decorations up still. Rush, rush! :)
Just got started on the fireplace today. Is your tree up already? I actually put one outside this year.. I just hope it's there in the morning. We have been having terrible winds. Reminds me of the ones you had in Texas. Yikes!
NO dust like that though...thank heavens! Just a lot of broken things.
I WANT some pasta bowls. Hoping to find some at a garage sale...always hoping.
Have a wonderful, weekend bj!!
Love'n hugs..

Debbie said...

I love green apple ANYTHING so that wreath is right up my alley in a big way. I'm getting ready to tackle one for the fireplace here, but I just can't seem to get direction.

Madeline's Album said...

Your wreaths are just beautiful. The pasta looks so yummy. Have a great and blessed day. Madeline