Monday, August 30, 2010

It's That Time of The Year Again-Met Monday

     If things go "as planned" which they seldom do, I try to switch my summer things to fall things the first week of September. The calendar and the heat may still be screaming summer, but the word September just brings to mind fall. It is also the time that my summer flowers are looking a little worse for wear and the bright beach colors on the front porch just don't seem right with Christmas decorations already in the stores. Yesterday I took down the summer wreath that is on the outside of our house and shopped the storage room for something fall to hang this year. My wreath from last year still looks great, but I decided I wanted a different look this year. I get tired of always hanging a seasonal wreath in the same spot. I had purchased a few new fall flowers/picks at Hobby Lobby a few weeks it was time to "play"!

I had this trellis piece from a few years ago, obviously a spring look.

I pulled everything off and threw it away. The spring/summer
 flowers had seen their best days and weren't worth saving.

Gather up a fall flowers and ribbons.


I used 2 fall bushes and cut them apart. I also had
a few fall picks with pumpkins, acorns and sunflowers.

There is no real method to my "design". I just place things
 around the base until they look the way I want them to. Then I
start using the glue gun and thin wire to attach things permanently.

This year I decided to go with more muted colors
and stay away from the traditional orange and yellows.

I used a dark rusty/burgundy ribbon as well as a brown one.

I love the sparkly acorns that I found at Hobby Lobby.

The finished piece is quite a change from my
usual wreath. It is a little sparkly, a little less
rustic than I usually use in the fall, but I think I like it
for a change. I think it will look nice against the brick of the house.  

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LindyLouMac said...

I love your autumnal look but for us in Italy it is too early to be thinking of changing seasons yet:)

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Your wreath is just wonderful. I really need to change mine out. It is looking really sad. I love the trellis that you have. Gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sue, that turned out great. You sound like me just sticking things here and there. You made it look so good.

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful! I love how you transformed this piece! You have definitely inspired me to go pull out my fall decorations and start working =)

Shirley said...

I love your wreath! I started my fall decorating last week because we had some cooler weather, as they say "fall was in the air".

Unknown said...

Hello Mrs. Sue~ LOVE THIS, AND THE COLORS, I put my fall wreath and fall swag on my door last night. This morning I went to sweep the porch and the coolest crispest air was FLOWING about. I LOVED IT. LOVE WHAT YOU CREATED! ITS FAB. I would love for you to link it to CraftOManiac Monday going on now. Hope your weekend was wonderful. Thanks too for your support and congrats on baby # 4, I am thrilled. Hugs, Jen

Glenda/MidSouth said...

It is so pretty - you did a great job. I guess I should get the Fall things out, but I feel like I just put them away.

La said...

Your wreath turned out beautifully. I appreciate the unique design and shape. La

Bobbi Ann said...

very lovely!

Lynn said...

Turned out great!

Blondie's Journal said...


This is just beautiful. I love the trellis structure, it's different and lends itself to all sorts of ideas. I'm with you on the muted colors, I'd do the same. You did a great job!


dee dee said...

You have such a knack for arranging flowers! Your new wreath is beautiful!
Dee Dee

SmilingSally said...

How talented you are, Sue.

nannykim said...

This came out beautifully. I am waiting until the weather gets cooler. It is still in the 90's here, however, it was as low as the 60's this morning--so I know Fall will eventually come! I am getting a lot of house flies and that is another sign of FALL (one that I do NOT like!).

xinex said...

It is very pretty, Sue! I love it. Love the colors too...Christine

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

You made a beautiful fall wreath!!! I love the sparkly acorns! I would love to hang something like that up for fall!
I will put up my fall decor right after Labor Day. It usually takes me about a week and it evolves until Thanksgiving. But I don't decorate fast.
Please post some of your fall decor! I could use the inspiration. Tomorrow should be 95 degreees! I want to go to the beach!

Maria said...

That's really great Sue! Awesome fall makeover for the trellis!
Love the clay pot on the bottom with the pumpkins!

I'm reading Yvonne's comment... here, in upstate, NY, it's supposed to be in the 90's for the next three days! Yikes!
I'm not a hot weather person ~
It makes me feel a little cooler to look at your fall deco!
Thanks Sue ~ I'll be thinking autumn breezes~

Millie said...

Nice job on your fall trellis!

koralee said...

You inspire me my beautiful. xoxo

Unknown said...

Your trellis looks wonderful! Have a sweet day!

Sophie said...

So not ready for the transition.

bj said...

This is just beautiful...
You did a fabulous job and I know it looks great on your porch. It's still so hot here, I haven't even THOUGHT of getting out fallish things. Fall is my least favorite of the seasons...Mr. Sweet's very favorite. *shrug

You know, Sue...I'm 72 and I need Mom, too. :((

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Angie said...

That's quite lovely - nice work! I love fall and really wish it lasted much longer :)

Monica H said...

Pretty. I havn't made a wreath in a long time. I used to make them all the time with lefotvoer flowers from my grandmother-in-law. I still have her wreath in the closet but they're not my colors. Maybe I'll re do it and hand it on out front door :-)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How pretty! I love what you've made! Looks perfect for Fall! ♥

Kathleen said...

That came out great! I love the trellis shape! Very versatile!