Friday, March 1, 2013

Ivy Wreath

Ivy wreaths are one of my favorite things to decorate for holidays. 
I love real ones, but I've killed more real ivy plants than I care to think I settle for the faux kind. 

I've used this wreath for Easter and Christmas in the past, but this year I've decorated it for St. Patrick's Day...

It's sitting at the top of the stairs just outside the guest bedroom. 

Sorry about the crooked photo...I can't decide if the table is crooked...or the picture...or both. 
The magnolia picture is from the 1990s, but it does have a green mat... ;) 
I've been looking for a new picture, or a mirror, but haven't found one yet that fits the space and my budget.

I kept the wreath really simple with just a few green and white berries and a little sign, but a burlap bow or shamrocks would be nice, too.

The little sign says, "Erin Go Bragh"...Ireland Forever.

I attached the little sign and the berries, with a piece of wire for easy removal for the next holiday. 

Are y'all ready for St. Patrick's Day?  
I'm not ready yet, but I'm working on it.

Hugs and have a great weekend,

Please visit these parties for lots of great ideas ~
Ivy and Elephants ~ What's It Wednesday
My Turn for Us ~ Freedom Fridays
Common Ground ~ Be Inspired Friday
The Charm of Home ~ Home Sweet Home Friday
The Tablescaper ~ Seasonal Sundays



I love your wreath, very Irish indeed! Getting ready to make my St. Patty's tablescape..although, I'm not Irish, but a Newyorker and we love ST.P's. I'm also Cathlolic. Can't wait for Kathleen's SP's Day linky. Enjoy your weekend.

Marigene said...

I love your wreath, Babs. Why didn't I think of getting a faux ivy wreath...I am another that can't keep ivy alive...I have no problems with other plants.

Sarah said...

It's very pretty, especially with the touches of St. Paddy!
I'm starting to think about what I might do too.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Very cute Babs! I love ivy wreaths too, but your right they are very hard to keep alive!

Sue said...

Hi the fake ivy wreath....great idea because I can kill off anything...I'm the person who over waters cactus....

An Oasis in the Desert said...

I think your wreath is lovely, real or faux, looks great! I adore your entire vignette, including the picture on the wall!

Unknown said...

Great wreath. Love the little table too!!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I love the ivy wreath. Looks real. Very nice vignette, Babs. I have killed a few ivies over the years too.

Ivy and Elephants said...

I absolutely love your wreath. Puts me in the mood for St. Patty's Day. I would love it if you would share this beautiful post at our WIW Linky Party. It is still open. I hope you can join us!


Kelly said...

Your ivy topiary is perfect for St. Patricks Day! I love the little card and berries you added to it. It looks pretty on that table.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I adore your wreath, needing one of those around here. Hope you have a good w/k. hugs ~lynne ~

On Crooked Creek said...

Love, LOVE, L O V E the wreath in your urn, dear friend!!! I adore the postcard and the use of white berries...simple and splendid, indeed!
The photo is gorgeous above your vintage table!!! did you accomplish getting your wreath to stand upright??? I tried one recently for the Mater Bedroom side table. Left the room...and when I came back...disaster struck!!! I'd love for you to share your secret, please!!!
Decorating for Saint Patrick's Day...just a tablescape, dear friend!!! Then I will rapidly switch out the decor to Easter!!!
Have a marvelous weekend!!!

Suzan said...

Very pretty Babs!! I love decoating with ivy!! It goes with everything and almost any holiday!

Alycia Nichols said...

I used to have a great ivy wreath when I owned my store, and I think I must have donate it or sold it or...who knows? I was just thinking a day or so ago how much I miss it and need to either buy or build a new one. Build is the most likely scenario since I'm on a buying hiatus. I just know I have the materials around here to do it. Yours looks great, especially all dolled up for St. Patrick's Day! That's a great look! (I know what you mean about the "crooked" photos. I do that, too, especially when photographing stemware. I don't know why it ends up like that when I am just so certain I'm holding the camera straight!)

Anonymous said...

I love ivy wreaths and yours is beautiful. The touch of Ireland is perfect. Really pretty!

Barbara F. said...

Love the demilune vignette and your ivy wreath. I have no luck with real indoor plants. Your magnolia picture is lovely. xo

The Tablescaper said...

Love how you made it a topiary. I didn't realize that it wasn't real!

Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Diane said...

Your ivy wreath is great and I really like the idea of being able to change out decorations for each season or holiday - so smart, Babs!

Donna said...

Beautiful! I love ivy wreaths too and I even have them outside. I've tried to grow ivy inside but it just doesn't seem to work. Yours is wonderful for St. Patrick's Day! (maybe I should go with the faux kind)

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I love your wreath, and this is a perfect touch of green all year long.

The Charm of Home said...

Ivy is the perfect thing to decorate for St. Pats for. Beautiful! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!