Sunday, December 2, 2012

Blue Ribbon Wreath

I enjoy making a new and different wreath for our front door every year at Christmas time.  This year inspiration came from the Nov/Dec issue of Traditional Home magazine, which features a pretty Virginia stone house, I noticed further detailed in Loi Thai's wonderful blog, Tone on Tone: A Light and Airy Christmas (includes photos not shown in the magazine, and some nice close-ups of the wreaths.)  I kept admiring the pretty blue ribbon, possibly chambray, that I was not able to find locally (guess I could have made my own...)  I was so happy to finally find some light blue silk ribbon at Merrifield Garden Center in Fairfax -- which has a gorgeous selection of ribbon, and they assured me that it was alright to use silk on our outdoor wreath, which would not be protected from the elements (we'll see).  Here is my version, which I started  from a boxwood wreath bought at Home Depot, then added magnolia and holly leaves/berries from our yard, blue silk ribbon, and silver jingle bells, saved from past years' wreaths: