The Whithered Wreath


I cant tell you how happy it makes me when I can re-wreath something.

Having two doors to dress can get a bit expensive so I have to be creative. I pretty much stick with grapevine wreaths because they are forgiving and weather well here in the humid south.

I never attach anything that cant be removed. I simply use florist sticks {green sticks with wire on the end}. You can find these in your floral department at Wal Mart. I just wire my piece on the stick and poke it in there.

As time goes by and pieces start to look shabby I just change them out.

Many of my wreaths are products of disassembled arrangements from the past. I never throw out a good looking stem just for this reason. You just never know when a twig or berry will be needed.

Around here we love hand*me*downs. So what's on your door?

73 comments:

  1. I don't have a wreath on my door for autumn but I will have one for christmas.

    I love your blog I have added a link to your blog from my sidebar.

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  2. I just love your beautiful wreaths on your beautiful doors! I have one up for Autumn but you gave me inspiration for more! Cindy

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  3. That looks beautiful! I have a ghost that says "boo" on my front from Kirklands. Its very original...let me tell ya. lol

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  4. Looks great! I love me some white pumpkins.
    I'm doing grape vine with various items thrown on, in & around.
    I think I've recycled this wreath about 3/4 years now.

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  5. Sunflowers are on my door. Yes we have been reusing...way before the GREEN movement. Have a good day.

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  6. Beautiful, as always! My post today is on my front door and my porch too. Great minds think alike! Blessings to you!

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  7. those are fabulous! I've always wanted a double door--but I understand the predicament when it comes to wreaths :)

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  8. sadly there is nothing on my door...but yours looks lovely

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  9. I just love your wreaths - so individual and so pretty. Thanks for the tips on doing these. I love grapevine wreaths too, so I think I'll have to do some experimenting.

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  10. I love what you did with your wreaths. Your front door looks beautiful!

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  11. That looks great Susie. I bet the white pumpkins show up from a distance too. Great job!

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  12. Funny, I just did a post on what's on my door! Love yours with the white pumpkins and feathers...never enough feathers! I always shake my head in disbelief when a customer tells me she doesn't like feathers.

    Donna

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  13. What's on OUR door? Why, a beautiful new door we got for next to nothing because it was SLIGHTLY damaged. (You can't even tell though) I can't wait to show you....it has six beveled glass window panes, it's made of solid mahogany....we really scored on this one!

    Your wreaths are TO DIE FOR! Maybe one day when we don't have to do so much BACKGROUND work on this place, I'll actually get to decorate for the season! :-)

    Layla

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  14. Really lovely wreaths...I just LOVE white pumpkins!

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  15. I have NOTHING on my door...
    thanks for asking...
    so i'll go out and find something now;-)
    xo

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  16. Love your wreaths. What a beautiful and welcoming front entrance.
    Sadly, i don't have anything on my door. Supposedly our subdivision doesn't allow us to put anything on our doors but there are lots of wreaths and such on people doors.

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  17. so pretty, I love your double doors

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  18. I just love the color on your doors. Your fall wreaths are great! It looks beautiful with the two side by side.
    ~Michelle

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  19. Beautiful! I heart me some hand me downs as well! Grew up with them and still love them!

    I never throw anything away! Drives Hubby bananas! But that's also the teacher in me!

    I have a fun wreath-like thingie whatchamacallit on my red door. I have to use shades of yellow and not orange so it does not clash! So, I have yellow leaves and sunflowers and some other cool yellow flower from Hobby Lobby!I'll post about it at some point! I have pictures ready...just not the time to post!

    Love ya,
    Susan

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  20. What a great idea! I think I'll make one and hang it over my mirror in our foyer ~ thanks for the decorating idea.

    Jo

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  21. I love your fall wreaths! Speaking of twigs...my door was inspired by one of your interior projects from last year!

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  22. Absolutely gorgeous... I would die for those doors... I love the turkey...nice touch... I have a friend that turkey hunts and he saved me a bag of feathers and forgot to tell his wife (she is not a junker) and she tossed the bag out... I could have cried... now I might just have to put the bug in his ear again this year... thanks for sharing... fantastic job

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  23. Oh, Dear Susieness, your wreaths are beautiful! I have double doors too and know exactly what you mean about the expense. I think because of the two doors the wreaths need to be a little over the top. Yours are definitely over the top - pumpkins, feathers, just everything. I love it. I want to copy you! :)
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  24. I am moving from Florida to northern Kentucky in 4 weeks and I have a friend making me two wreaths for our door at our new home. I don't know what they will look like or how much they will cost but she has great taste and I can't wait to see them. I love your front doors too. I love doors....along with chairs, pillows, lamps....the list doesn't stop.

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  25. Lovely!!! I have been wanting a wreath for my front door. I think it is just a nice first impression. I may have to try my hand at being creative and coming up with one this season.

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  26. Those are really pretty, Susie.

    Nothing on my door. It's all plain and sad :(

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  27. Those are gorgeous Susie! I also love your new blog header....meant to tell you that the other day. :-)

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  28. Right now I have a fall wreath, but since it's October, I need to switch it out for my halloween wreath. It's one splurge I made years ago because it's just so freakin' cool! ;)

    I love yours, very pretty! I do the same thing with the floral picks...only I don't wire them...I just stuff them in the grapevine and that's that. lol

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  29. Love your wreaths! I have a gigantic fall wreath on my door right now, but I have an oval one very similar to yours that I use in the spring and summer. I absolutely love your double doors.

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  30. Pretty! that makes me wish I had double front doors.

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  31. oh my word!!! those are the cutest fall wreaths EVER!! i love them!!! way to go!

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  32. Lovely job! I love that you used white - unexpected and charming!

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  33. Good morning Susie! Love the wreath and how incredible it looks on your doors. Wow. You have had some amazing posts lately. You go girl! Hope your day is amazing. I just got to see my daughter so I am on cloud nine!
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  34. I used a grapevine wreath, some fall colored flower picks and other fallish stuff that I had laying around. I'll post a picture one day this week. Love the feathers in your wreath.

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  35. These are gorgeous Susie!! Perfection!

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  36. Love the new blog look!!
    The wreaths are great, I think I need some white pumpkins :)

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  37. Oh, girl! those look fantastic, you really outdid yourself on these 2. I love them! And I love your new header too. xoxo

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  38. I lu-hu-huve these wreaths, Suzie! They look amazing.

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  39. Oh, I'm hooked on your blog already-ha! How wonderfully creative you are! Loved the wreaths and the silhouette witch, so cool! Kerrie

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  40. This is beautiful! I love your doors too! Gorgeous! I just got a new front door, with the six panes and we FINALLY got in installed and painted! My son walks through and says wow, that really is open! Are you going to put something on it? Ugh! So I started wondering about bamboo shades and if that would look alright! And there they are on your doors today! LOVE THEM!!

    Dilemma solved!

    Have a great day!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  41. It looks beautiful. And feathers are expensive so recycling them is a must! Love, love the wreaths.

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  42. So beautiful, Susie! And I don't know how long you've had your new header since I always read your blog in my Reader, but I just want to say I love it so much! It says Susie Harris to me.
    Blessings!
    Shilo

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  43. Your wreaths are so pretty! On my door? Real cobwebs. LOL! Seriously!

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  44. I like the feathers with those white pumpkins...very chic! :) I have a bucket thingie on my front door with some very old faux stuff that ought to be replaced. ;)

    Hope you might swing by the Decorating Dilemmas party tonight or tomorrow. :)

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  45. my door is bare... and now I realize I'm so behind in my fall decor!
    beautiful doors and wreaths,
    LuLu

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  46. I miss my tall double doors! They actually were one of my fave things to decorate! Love your wreaths!

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  47. awesome; i love them. i am going to copy them! i have two french doors and you are right, it gets pricey! i think i can do this.

    so glad i stopped by! i am craft-impaired so i need visuals.

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  48. I don't have anything on my door. I've been hunting around for a wreath but really, everything just fell short of my expectations. Flimsy for so much $! I'm so incredibly inspired by your wreaths. I looked at them and said "hey, I could do this!" I'm already thinking of what I have at home that I can stick in a wreath. Thanks so much!

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  49. Hi Susie,

    Your door is fabulous and how creative the wreath you made looks.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  50. I love the white pumpkins on the wreaths. They look wonderful!!!!!!!!

    Ruth

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  51. Commenting you back about my mom...

    Thank you SO much for your prayers. Who couldn't use prayers? :) She is doing a lot better. You are too sweet.

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  52. She just thinks I sing bad...ha!

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  53. i am lovin those wreaths! and those double doors! i guess i need to get out there and change up my grapevine wreath! thanks for the ideas!

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  54. Wow - awesome job on those! I love how uniquely fall they are. lovely :)

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  55. Hi Susie! I always enjoy coming by your blog! I nominated you for the honest scrap award....not sure if you have already done this or not. You can stop by my blog to learn more! Thanks,
    Polly

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  56. Here's a link to my wreath. I'm a "more is more" kinda gal. It's a grapevine wreath but you can't even see it anymore for all the leaves and berries and feathers and stems I have shoved in there. http://designonpost.wordpress.com/2009/09/12/there-i-fixed-it/

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  57. Love the wreaths, and I am like you, I have a big box of odds and ends and when I am in need of some flower stems, I shop the box. When it gets too faded, then it goes in the trash. Reuse, Reuse, Reuse, that is the best way. Jackie

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  58. Hi Susie; Wow I love your fall wreaths,, you did a great job on them.. I have a fall one on my door,, and I made it too... have a great week...

    Hugs;
    Alaura

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  59. WOW! what talent you have! beautiful!!
    i will get so many wonderful ideas for creations from your blog.
    Nice to meet you as well :)

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  60. Hi, I just found your blog via Sassafras Stuff...where have I been? I've enjoyed all your posts and your photos from Warrenton were wonderful. I felt like I was there. I just joined as a follower, and if you can, come by my blog, I'm having a give-away. I'm looking forward to having time to go back thru your posts, just love it all!
    Debra

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  61. Beautiful wreaths, I love the white pumpkins and feathers!

    Here's my wreath:
    http://embellishedbayou.blogspot.com/2009/09/how-to-make-fabulous-fall-wreath-for.html

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  62. Lovely!!! I have been wanting a wreath for my front door. I think it is just a nice first impression. I may have to try my hand at being creative and coming up with one this season.
    Work From Home

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  63. those are so pretty! i love the feathers!

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  64. Oh Susie, those are gorgeous! Love the white pumpkins. My front door still has my huge monogram "B", but I'm looking to change it up for fall. Better get movin', huh?

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  65. I agree the vine wreath can be for all seasons.

    I decorated a large artificial pine wreath I have with corn husk. It came out looking really good. I hung it over my fireplace.

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  66. Love the pheasant feather wreaths! We JUST did a post on pheasant feathers for Fall-- such a great addition to autumn decor!

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  67. These are gorgeous! I love the colors... soft yet still fall-ish!

    Thanks for the great idea!
    Hugs!

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