Hello my sweets, how is this Monday treating you? I hope all is well in your little corner of the world. In my corner we have had a bit of winter. A full layer of snow on Saturday. It was gone on Sunday. Now we are back to rain and grey skies. So what is a girl to do then? Especially if she is feeling a bit under the weather?
Well do some light fluffing, that is what she should do.
Best therapy in the world: play around with little decorations and create a little beauty.
My twig wreath is making yet another appearance. Who could have thought this baby would last me so long. I sure didn’t when I made her out of a big old heap of garden clippings.
She was looking sad and limp so I gave her a bit of a spruce up.
Rearranged some of the bundles of branches. Added a few new ones to make her full again and then added a whole lot of white faux goodness.
I added white glittery fern leaves, small bunches of white flowers, seed pods from Annual Honesty (had to look up the english name for these, what a beautiful name. In Dutch they are called Judas’ Pennies) and some berry branches. The berries looked quite white when I bought them, but once home and in company of the other white decorations they looked very yellow. So I quickly painted them white with some leftover milk paint. Worked like a charm.
Wasn’t sure at first about the combination of my all natural twig wreath with the plastic, fake — found in the after-Christmas-sale — white decorations. But I just stuck with it and didn’t let my doubt stop me until I was totally finished. And then I stepped back and I loved it.
I think this is my favorite metamorphosis of this wreath yet.
And then I just knew I had to incorporate my new trio of mercury glass lanterns. I got them for Christmas from my Love. The guy knows me well….
And since I am seriously longing for Spring to arrive I decided I could just add a bit of Spring to the whole setup.
Few things say Spring more than white tulips, don’t you agree?
And there you have it. My white winter mantel with a touch of Spring. With a special appearance of the comeback kid: my homemade twig wreath.
A new bit of mantel decor: food for the soul.
Over and out!
Have a great week!
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