Hi there! It’s me, Julie from redheadcandecorate.com and it’s great to be back this month at the Picket Fence with 6 clever, easy, and affordable repurposed wreath ideas from all over blog land. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love all wreaths, but when folks come up with clever ways to repurpose items into a beautiful “wreath”, it inspires me to want to try it, too. By the way, if you’re really into wreaths like me, I’ve created all sorts of wreaths for all the seasons on my blog, so I hope you’ll join me there, too (subscribe here).
I’m so thrilled to be joining some of my favorite blogger friends today. We’re talking all things wreaths and have an amazing giveaway for you!
My husband and I have recently discovered the miracle that is Netflix. Yes, we are slow to integrate new things into our home. Don’t judge. So far we have finished the first season of Blacklist (the 2nd season just premiered!!!) and last week we finished watching the first season of 24.
I’m not exaggerating when I say that I really wanted to throw a pillow across the room when we finally made it to the last episode of 24. If you haven’t watched it just know that if you feel like throwing a pillow across the room you wouldn’t be the only one. 😉
Do you want to know something? Virtual Christmas tours for girls who LOVE having people over are very hard. If you were to come knocking on my door I would invite you in, hand you a cup of coffee (or tea or cider or eggnog) in my favorite Christmas mugs and we would plunk ourselves down and have a good long chat.
I would ask you about your family and how your shopping was going and where you will be spending Christmas this year. We would laugh together about the cute way our kids spelled out the words on their Christmas lists. And we would savor the pause in this busy time of year to just enjoy the simple pleasure of spending time with friends.
Wouldn’t it be so neat if I decided to pay homage to our blog by decorating my mantel for fall with a “Picket Fence” theme?
I would be feeling so sentimental about our “little blog that could” that I would run all around town trying to find an old section of a picket fence to put on my mantel.
And when I couldn’t find one, I would decide to build one out of sheer determination to celebrate my love for At the Picket Fence.
There seems to be a conspiracy out there….and many bloggers are guilty of being a part of it. We just can’t seem to help ourselves. Our favorite craft stores and online home decor sites are some of the biggest perpetrators. We enter their doorways and stand aghast with mouths hanging open and eyes bugging. We feel disoriented and out of sorts.
Or we click over to our favorite online stores only to find they too are helping to spread this far and wide. It’s truly becoming an epidemic..and I might be one of the worst offenders!
Would you like to know why I decided to make the easiest burlap wreath ever?
Well, you see, I have this little problem. It happens to me every year around this time. It’s called “woo-hoo-it’s-summer-I’m-going-to-get-tons-of-projects-done-but-wait-my-kids-are-home-and-I-don’t-have-time-after-all-and-I-just-want-to-watch-them-play-and-sit-and-read-a-book” itis. Do you suffer from that too?
I’ve been feeling very sentimental lately. Maybe it’s because my son turned 10 (sniff…sniff) on Tuesday. Or maybe it’s because this is the last week of the school year. Or maybe it’s because my youngest has her Kindergarten graduation Thursday night and these next months will pass all to quickly and soon I won’t have my little afternoon buddy home with me since she will be heading to first grade in the fall. Sniff…sniff…
Hello Picket Fencers!!! This is Angelina from JoJo and Eloise and I am so excited to be back here visiting with you again.
Spring! Spring! It’s finally here and I couldn’t be happier!
Seriously, this has to the most beautiful time of year. The temperatures are just right, flowers are beginning to bloom, the birds are Sweetly Chirping and the colors couldn’t be anymore prettier.
This Adorable Petite Spring Wreath, I think encompasses all those things I just mentioned above. It is so precious and perfectly sweet in every way. [Read more…]
What? A Friday post At the Picket Fence?? I know, I know! It’s not something we do very often around here but there just aren’t enough days left until Christmas for us to show you the rest of our decorating/crafts/projects/recipes/etc.
And, how could I not give you a proper welcome to my home during this most welcoming time of the year?
You see, I know that you will appreciate the fact that I have a frame hanging on the front door. Unlike the man at the thrift store who asked what I was going to do with that “lovely” painting I had in my hands. And when I informed him that the “lovely” $3 work of “art” would be removed so that I could paint the frame and hang it on my front door he gave me that look. You know the one I’m talking about, right?
All DIY’ers/Thrifters/Bloggers/Re-purposers get that look. The one that makes you feel like maybe you are crazy. Maybe that $3 work of “art” with the paper palm trees on it really is beautiful and you would be nuts to want to toss it in the trash just so you could frame your Christmas wreath.
But, beauty is in the eye of the beholder after all.
So the paper palm trees had to come out and the painted frame had to go up on the door along with a fresh wreath and red satin ribbon. I’m sure if that man at the thrift store could see it now he would fully appreciate my vision, don’t you?
Especially if he saw that my vision also included this “Merry Christmas” vinyl decal from Leen the Graphics Queen.
I’m not sure though that he would have understood why I used inexpensive red scarves to add a pop of Christmas cheer to my chairs.
I’m fairly certain that his heart wouldn’t go pitter patter at the sight of that fringe all perfectly lined up like little soldiers.
And why, he would wonder, would you have a sled whose only purpose is to hold sweet, little pretend mittens?
I don’t think even the glittery details and the fur trim would impress him.
But that man from the thrift store would easily make friends with the gal at Trader Joe’s who asked what I was going to be doing with the Cinnamon Broom I was buying. When I told her I was going to pull it all apart and stick it in an urn along with fresh greenery she too looked at me like I needed to go buy some marbles to go along with the cinnamon broom…you know…since I had lost my marbles…get it…ahem…moving on!
But, they both surely would notice that when you step up on my front porch the spicy smell of cinnamon is the first thing to greet you and only adds to the Christmas-y welcome.
And, that feeling of being warmly welcomed surely is what makes the biggest impression after all, isn’t it?
Thanks so much for stopping by the Fence on this Friday and don’t forget that the Inspiration Friday party is still going strong and there is plenty of time to link up below!
Wishing you a fantastic weekend,
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