Saturday, September 10, 2011

I've Been Featured, and a Fall Door Wreath

Wow! I was thrilled and surprised when Brenda @ Cozy Little House featured three new bloggers on her Welcome Wagon Friday party seen here. I was one of them! :)
Featured on Welcome Wagon

"Thanks Brenda", and "hi" to all the new bloggers I met from Welcome Wagon Friday.

Please visit Brenda, and check out her great blog.

Ok, I'll try to get calmed down and show you my new...well, sort of new... Fall wreath.

Remember this wreath I made for the Summer?

 I wanted to re-use the grapevine wreath, take off the plate, and add something that looked more like Fall.

So, I took off the plate and scrubbed the welcome off with a Magic Eraser.

Since I had used a permanent marker, I wasn't sure it would come off, but the Magic Eraser did the trick.
After all that, I decided not to use the plate, but try something a little different.  I left the magnolia leaves on as a base.
I rummaged through all my wreath making materials. There were sunflowers, berries and fall leaves that I've used for several years, and frankly, I was tired of them.
But, I did have faux grapes, wine corks and a few odds and ends...
and this is how it looks...

I turned the wreath sideways, and decided to use 
couple of the reddish sunflowers, anyway, to brighten it.

I pulled off some of the magnolia leaves, exposing more of the grapevine, and then hot glued them to the left side of the wreath to fill in that side.

You can't really see them unless you look closely, but I used corks that came from a special wine or vineyard I like.
I don't know where this cork came from, since my son gave me a huge bag of corks that he was going to throw out.  French wine?  Oh, yeah. :)

My new-ish Fall wreath didn't cost a cent, since I already had everything.
I can handle that. :)

I did a couple of other updates, but I'll show you those later.
Hope you're having a great weekend.
Hugs, Babs
Thanks for stopping by. I always enjoy your visits.

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Richard Cottrell said...

Very clever wreaths, thanks for sharing, glad you were featured. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Grammy Goodwill said...

You did a great job redoing the wreath. I esp love the pop of the red sunflower.

Barb @ The Everyday Home said...

Very, very pretty wreath. Love the wine cork touches. Pretty against your door.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on being featured at Brenda's! :) Now I love your wreath and how you've redone it - so pretty! You did such a beautiful job.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Way to go on the feature. :o) I just love your wreath. The grapes and corks are so different...they really pop out too. There's something about freshening up your front door that puts a smile on your face. Can't wait to see your other touches.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

LOVE IT Babs and Congrats on being featured!! Martina

Lynn said...

Lovin' your new wreath Babs, the corks and grapes are fun-enjoy:@)

The French Hutch said...

Congratulations Babs on being featured on WWF. I'll pop in for a visit to meet Brenda.
I love the fall wreath. The grapes look gorgeous on the magnolia leaves and the wine corks add that little something. Beautiful! Have a lovely evening.

The French Hutch

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

I enjoyed your wreath remake - very upbeat with great color.
- Joy

Marlis said...

How great to add the corks to the wreath.. I feel a project coming on! Love that wreath.. the red certainly pops and the magnolia leaves are so pretty. xo marlis

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a beautiful fall wreath! I am going to pin this and use it as an inspiration!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Congrats on your feature at Brenda's! She is a doll.

Love your new wreath and the grapes and corks are an awesome touch too!

Meredith said...

Beautiful!! Love the sunflowers!!

Mary said...

Hi Babs~ Love the addition of your corks to your wreath~ what a great idea! The color of the grapes & the sunflowers look wonderful against your red door!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Babs, love the wreath re-do. Really sassy with it's corks, etc. What a great idea! Linda

Kelly said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and becoming a follower today! I'm excited to be able to participate as a blogger now instead of just a "lurker". I am now following your blog too.

Savannah Granny said...

Oh Babs, I just love recycling. You took it to the top. The wreath is beautiful and original. An original "BABS".
Congrats on the feature. You are very deserving.
Blessings, Ginger

Alycia Nichols said...

He was going to throw the corks out??!?!?!!!! Yikes!!!!! That gave me the willies just to think that all those cool corks would be trashed! I have collected them for years, and I display my favorites in a shadow box. Well, I'm glad he thought to give them to you instead. You've created a beautiful new look for your wreath, Babs! And congratulations on your Welcome Wagon salute!!!

Mandy said...

Babs, just came over to visit and love your blog. So I am a new follower :)

Debbie said...

What I really love about this is that it is fallish but not at all the norm or what is expected with the usual colors, etc.

I also love the use of the corks.

On Crooked Creek said...

This is gorgeous! I adore how the hues of the sunflowers are similar to the hue of your front door! Isn't it amazing how creativity and time = a masterpiece with no cost involved???

An Oasis in the Desert said...

Your wreath is just beautiful, & how fun that you were able to create this beauty for FREE! Great job!
:) CAS

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Congrats on the Welcome Wagon feature! I remember and liked your summer wreath, but I like this fall one even better. The colors are so pretty on your door, and using the corks was very creative.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Babs, that looks great. I like the corks and grapes added. Thanks for joining Wow.

Unknown said...

I love it! It looks Great! Love your red door too.

jessica said...

Wow! {Both wreaths were stunning!!} I love the wine corks mixed in with everything else!! What an amazing combination!! Stopping by from Wow Us Wednesdays
~*Jessica @

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Babs...

I remember when you posted about your summer wreath...and I loved it! Ohhh...but your autumn wreath really "tickles my fancy"! Hehe! It really is one of the most gorgeous autumn wreaths that I've ever seen! I just love it! I love that you used grapes and the wine corks in the decor! In fact, I have used grapes and wine corks in the autumn decor in my dining room this year...would love to have your wreath to go in there. Maybe I'll have to borrow your design!

Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous autumn wreath with truly is one of my favorites this year!

Warmest autumn wishes,

lvroftiques said...

Dang! You're really good with floral arrangements! I'm impressed! Vanna

Kim Sturge said...

Very nice. An idea for all those wine corks too!

Fonda @Southern Scraps said...

This is very pretty!