Monday, December 12, 2011

Wreaths, Wreaths, and More Wreaths

One Christmas look I'm loving this year is using multiple wreaths around the home.  If one wreath is good, three would be better, right?

I love everything about this picture...the wreaths, the blue door, the lanterns.  It looks so classic, but in a fresh way.  Does that make any sense?

Speaking of classics....

Burlap and silver, on my!

How cute and easy is this one?

I think my favorite look is the wreaths hung on windows.  However, my house only has a few windows on the front (something about living in the desert and not wanting to let too much sun in).  So, wreaths out front wouldn't really work.  But, I have five windows along the back of my house in the living and dining room.  I thought it would be cute to put wreaths on the interior. 

Michael's had all of their wreaths 50% off, so I got a great deal on all of the wreaths I needed and proceeded to hang them.  I love the look of fresh greenery, but it's not an option for me.  I'm allergic to it and in my dry climate it would turn brown almost immediately.

Here's my dining room and its wreaths.

A few years ago, I made this ornament wreath, by stringing ornaments on a coat hanger formed in a circle.

The wreaths continue along the family room windows.

I hung a mercury glass ornament in the middle of each wreath and then put a few silver balls on each wreath.  My uncle and aunt have given my family these collectible silver balls for years and I wanted somewhere special to display them, rather than just mixed in on the tree.

 Don't mind the tarnish...who has time to polish silver these days?

Does anyone else have a hard time photographing things against a bright window?

Here's a peek at the tree and looking back towards the dining room and its wreaths.

Of course, a visit to my home would not be complete without a sneak peak of our little Christmas pup, Emma, undecorating the tree!

If you are interested in checking out more of my Christmas decor, here are some other posts:

Christmas Yarn Wreath

Christmas Vignette: I used wrapping paper to cover a large painting to make it blend in with my holiday decor.

Green and Silver Christmas Mantle: Do you have oranges in your stockings on Christmas morning?  I did a little research to see where this tradition originated.

Linking here:
Michaela Noelle Designs


Andrea said...

LOVING all the wreaths! I think the more the better!

Maury said...

So pretty! I love wreaths pretty much year round, but especially this time of year.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

these are fun ideas!!! so pretty!
in our old neighborhood there was a home that would hang 3 wreaths on a tree like a snowman and tie a scarf around the tree, too- it was sooo cute! i may have to do that at the tree at the end of our driveway next year!

Holly said...

Your wreaths look beautiful Suzy and what a nice way to display those ornaments. I love wreaths on windows as well. Our neighbor has sprays on her windows and they look so pretty. I'd love to learn more about photography - might put that on my 2012 goals list. I took some time at home at lunch today to go through and edit some photos - made such a huge difference. I can't believe I didn't take more time to do it before. Hope you had a great weekend!

Okio B Designs said...

What a fabulous collection of wreaths! I love the ones on the stairs. May have to try that one next year.


Lisa - A Room with A View said...

Great looking wreaths and I love the one with the ornaments. Tarnished silver looks more interesting, real and antique - I love it!

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A Vintage Vine said...

Your wreaths are wonderful, I was just at Target, looking at wreaths. I think I want to pick a few more up on the "after Xmas sales! Thanks for the inspiration!

Carrie said...

I'm hoping to do a three-wreath snowman for January to help with the after-Christmas blah's. So cute! Love your yarn wreath and your puppy is SO CUTE!! :-) Merry Christmas!

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

Love the wreaths! Did you use plastic or glass ornaments? I purchased plastic ornaments to make mine, but I really wanted the glass.

Sue at the Little Shack said...

From one wreath fan to another....Merry Christmas!!!

My Beautiful World said...

Just beautiful. So happy to meet you I have enjoyed looking around. I have just found your lovely blog through the blog on Christmas cheer link wonderful to join in. I'm now following you hope you visit me sometime, follow back if you like so nice to find new friends to catch up with. Have a great day.
Always Wendy

navy and orange said...

OMG. love all these photos and your take on them!

xoxo navy & orange

Jorgelina said...

Absolutely beautiful!
Happy Holidays!

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Michaela said...

I'm trying so hard to focus on the holiday decor, but your puppy is too cute not to stare at!! I adore little Emma (: All I want for Christmas is a white golden puppy...but it's not happening this year. Maybe in spring. We just lost our golden to cancer last sumer :(

Anyways, thanks for linking up with me for our Christmas Cheer party! xo

Jean @ Flower Hill said...

Love the colors you used! And the wreaths!

Libby said...

Love your decorations and your pup - I have 2 goldies so the photo of him really caught my attention.

Miss Charming said...

You have the cutest dog.

shootermcg2 said...

Love that dog and your faux beams!