Have you started decorating for Christmas? Are you finished decorating for Christmas? Well... I haven't started. So if you are on the same boat as me you probably could use some spiked egg-nog inspiration. One of my favorite things to decorate with is....
via cottage living.... What a great picture!!! Want to eat it up.
via domino mag
The traditional wreath's circular shape represents everlasting life because it has no beginning and no end...
via martha stewart
via country living
via martha stewart.... for a similar look see 'moss wreath' below.
Where to hang?
Sure, you can put it over the mantel or on the front door. But consider stepping outside the box this year and place your wreath in a different location. Here are some ideas...
< all images below are from country living unless otherwise noted >
Hang a simple wreath in a room you spend a lot of time in.
I love the picture above because the greenery is all you need to add the perfect pop to your white kitchen.
hang a wreath inside an empty vintage frame
or on your cupboard... or buffet...
dried crimson cockscomb glued on a grapevine leaf... for a similar look see 'crimson blossom' below
little wreaths made out of boxwood clippings and wreath wire! Great way to add life to your shelves!! I think I may do this... anyone have a boxwood I could borrow? :)
Wreaths don't have to be traditional- you can stick things you like on them.. like in this case- gilded starfish and sand dollars.
I love the image above... The color combination is so subtle and peaceful. Hang a small wreath on the end of your bed like the one above made out of paperwhites.
Or like the ones in this beautiful room...
image via southern accents
A grid of smaller wreaths makes a statement on this blue wall...
Where to buy?
Here are some wreaths I have seen around town, in magazines, and online that I really like (and hope to get one this year!)...
If you are in the Nashville you should check out Santa's Trees- they have the most gorgeous garlands and wreaths you'll find in the area- read more about this local company over at Style Blueprint. I trust these girls... you should too.
I have to admit. I prefer my tree and wreaths to be fresh (it's the smell) but some of these artificial wreaths have been singing to me lately. And you can't beat the fact that you can enjoy them year after year...
Green Berry wreath from Target... $22
Pomegranate Wreath- Restoration Hardware... $35-$65
Williams Sonoma's Fall Wreath... pretty, $149
Moss wreath from Timeless Elements, $89
Simple, classic square wreath from Garnet Hill, $86
Crimson blossom wreath from Crate & Barrel, $59.95
Succulent wreath! from VivaTerra.... it's ALIIIIVE!!
I'm loving this one this year. (From Roost Co.- to the trade) $30. If you are interested in getting one of these leave a comment or email me... I'll hook a sista/brotha up!
Ornament Wreaths from Z Gallerie, $20
Last but Least $
Berry Wreath, Pier One, only $19
Which wreath do you prefer?
The living, the berry, the ornamental, the leafy fall, the natural, or the square?