Sunday, 7 December 2014

Wild Wreath making


Hello lovely people, I haven't managed to blog very often this last month.  So how's your Christmas prep list going? Do you have your Christmas tree all tinselled and baubled up yet?  I confess I haven’t! This year I can’t decide between buying a real tree and going down the faux route as there are some pretty amazing faux Christmas trees around and they are getting better and better looking each year.  If I don’t make up my mind soon it just might be too late to put one up at all.  

Anyhow, talking of foliage, pine needles, and all things festive, instead of dressing the tree, my eldest daughter and I went on an amazing wild wreath making course at Sarah Moore Vintage and what a morning it was.  Making my own wreath always sounded so intimidating, but it's quite easy when you're given tips by an expert!

Our Saturday morning started bright and early driving up and down winding narrow country roads, all frosted up and glistening in the early morning sunlight, it finally felt more like December should…cold and icy... we pulled up to see the barn door flanked with Christmas trees and all lit up with lights.   Inside was all decked out with beautiful vintage treasures to buy, flickering candlelight, and gorgeously dressed tables laden with vintage crockery and glassware with the scent of pine needles and the fresh foliage wafting through the air.  I deliberately left my purse at home because I knew I would not be able to resist the urge to buy, buy, buy! Instead I focused on making a wreath from hand-picked wild foliage, which Sarah had ready for us in large florist buckets and woven baskets.  There was so much variety it was hard to imagine it all came from our wonderful countryside.  A large log fire burned warmly outside in the courtyard and mince pies and plenty of tea in pretty vintage cups was available for warming up. 

We were so busy ‘making’ we forgot to take ‘before’ pics so these iPhone photos will have to do.  It was fun to see how we all started off with the same florist’s foam base but we all created such different wreaths! A few hours later and I have a stunning (well I think so!) wreath to hang and dare I say it… it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas ….
















Now to hang it on the door, a little drilling is required me thinks!

Until next time
Sharon
xxx


6 comments:

  1. What a great, creative day! Wish I could be there! Magnificent wreath!

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    1. Hi Olympia, thanks for stopping by to chat! It was rather therapeutic and enjoyable all at once and the hours went by really quickly. Of course it helped that my daughter got stuck into making the wreath as well. So glad you like it! Sharon x

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  2. Wowwwww Sharon....beautiful.!!....lovely week Ria...x!

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    1. Thank you dear Ria, really pleased it came out so well. Sharon x

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  3. How exciting to attend a course at Sarah Moore Vintage and also create such a lovely wreath too! I am always inspired seeing all the wonderful things she makes in Country Living. It must have been very atmospheric driving there on that frosty morning! Sarah x

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    1. Hi Sarah, yes it was such a privilege and what a beautiful place to have a wreath making course! It was quite hair raising as well as the roads were so narrow only one car could drive through at a time! Sharon x

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