Friday, January 11, 2008

One More Christmas Wreath

Here is a wreath that I made quite a few years ago. It is made with all new bulbs and most of them are breakable... not advisable! I finally repaired/replaced the broken bulbs just days before Christmas (2007)! I love it and it is still one, ya one, of my favorites.
Did I tell you that I carried a wreath instead of a bouquet for my wedding. Wreaths hold a bit of symbolism. The most predominant being that when made of evergreens, the most popular material, they represent strength of life. Hmm, this wreath is mostly made up of breakable bulbs! Perhaps that is to say that the love we share for the holidays should not be taken for granted but given also throughout the year. Love can be fragil and strong. When we stick together, wreath/circle, we are stronger...love makes us stronger, through good and bad, sickness and in health.

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I hope that you all had a great weekend!
Hugs,
Mary

16 comments:

Diane Duda said...

I've seen a lot of these ornament wreaths, but this is the prettiest by far!

Di

Sugar Bear said...

Hello Mary,
I love this wreath! Very soft colors and just the right mix of ornament shapes. Carrying a wreath sounds so very lovely! I wish I had thought of that! I finally had a chance to really look at my copy of Somerset Life. What a wonderful article! You contributed a beautiful piece!
Hugs,
Karla

Rosemary said...

Hi Mary,
Your wreath is so pretty!! How different to carry one at your wedding. I love that idea.
I did have a good weekend, thanks.
Rosemary

Alison Gibbs said...

What a gorgeous wreath. Love the idea of carrying one for your wedding.
Alison

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Mary, I was so happy to have you visit my blog because now here I am at yours. And I read every word of it. The things you make are just gorgeous. And I loved the story of the wreath. The wreath I put on my front door was made of boxwood by the ladies at my church. It was so big and fat. I loved it and couldn't bare to take it down after Christmas so I decorated it for Valentines. I hope it's okay that I added your blog on my sidebar because I know so many would love to read it. ~ Smiles ~ Lynn

Vickie said...

How brave to use breakable ornaments, but they do make the prettiest wreathes.

Jodi said...

That wreath is amazing! So gorgeous! I am loving your blog. Everything about it. I have a lot of catching up to do!

dede warren said...

Mary I love this wreath! I have heaps of old ornaments, I may just e-mail you for directions on putting one of these together for our home.

thanks for sharing all your talent,
Dede

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Mary hello!!!!!
I have missed you too!!!
I have caught up reading here and so tickled to see you got into Somerset!!! That is great. I'll have to go find that issue. I'm proud of all the blogfamily who have been in magazines.
Your crafts are wonderful ...I love the flowers on your wreath below the most!

Andrea Singarella said...

oh my goodness....this is incredibly beautiful!! You should make and sell them next year (in all your spare time, right?)
Oh, I just LOVE it, Mary!

Sweet Remembrance said...

So very pretty...
I love it, the colors are fabulous!
Priscilla

tamy said...

mary,
love the ornie wreath, but not as much as my new! blue bird wreath...but your christmas wreath is breathtaking!! thanks for sharing the beauty..
tamy/simplymein

nel said...

Just clicked over from Phyllis and love your creativity and style. Can see why Somerset featured you in their magazine... gorgeous!

the feathered nest said...

It's beautiful! I'm making one for next year. Now is a good time to collect ornaments from the thrift stores since people are purging and organzing for the new year.

Manuela

Abigail said...

Absolutely swell!

tricia stirling said...

Mary, that wreath is soooo pretty!