Hello again dear friends!
I have been spending a lot of time making wreaths to sell and wanted to share them with you!
I’ll pretend I’m a fashionista wreath designer and call this Summer’s line: Summer, With a Twist.
I don’t think this year has followed normal patterns and I definitely feel like the wreaths I have made are not the typical Summer styles I usually see.
There are a few common threads that I noticed once I photographed my wreaths…Buffalo check/plaid, Orange & Blue, Sunflowers, Peonies, Fruit & Signs.
Let’s start with my own personal front door wreath.
The pineapple is a sign of hospitality. This originated in the American Colonies and is still used in Colonial-styled decor. Since my home is a Colonial/Federalist style home and I totally love pineapples in decorating, this is my modern Summer interpretation of hospitality. (Don’t forget that my favorite color is orange!)
I used the pineapple theme on my doormat, too! You can click HERE to see my post where I shared more layered welcome mats!
I tried different bows for my pineapple wreath but the buffalo check just seemed to ground it with all of the other colors used. It also blended well with the door mat.
Below is another example of using the buffalo check. I pulled in three large sunflowers together and lots of greenery for a great Summer wreath that can take you all the way into early Fall. While making this wreath, I threw in some hot pinks but ended up taking them out because I just liked the simplicity of the yellow with the bow and greenery.
I am in no way an expert on what is in style, but I am finding that ANYTHING to do with pets is popular! Here, I took a simple sign and added greenery and a super large bow on top.
We all love our fur babies!
When I think of southern style in wreaths, I immediately go to magnolias. For this wreath, I pulled magnolia leaves in with somewhat smaller magnolia-like poppies in cream. Large khaki balls add texture while a splash of color with some bluish-purple flowers float around for added interest. There’s the buffalo check again!
I will finish today’s collection of wreaths with one from my Blue & Orange Collection. (I wanted to say my BO collection but that carries a negative vibe)…..I used blue hydrangea blooms and an orange magnolia-like flower with a funky mixed bow on the bottom. I so love that blue ribbon that makes me think of stone washed denim.
Here’s a close up of the bow. Look at those colors together!
I have plenty more Summer wreaths to share with you but will save them for another post. I’ll also share another BO wreath in the “sequel” to Summer Wreaths. (Should I call it Summer Wreaths-The Hydrangea Strikes Back?) Stay tuned!
I hope that my creations have inspired you to do your own thing–if it’s making a wreath, decorating or crafting. I try not to let trends and what everyone else is doing keep me from thinking outside the norm. If you want to stand out, you have to be yourself! If you ride through a neighborhood and every house/landscaping/door looks the same, I call that boring. We don’t want boring, we want uniqueness!
We were not made the same and should always show our own individuality. Embrace your hobbies, favorite colors and whatever you like to make your home and decor your very own.
Make this Summer your own Summer, With a Twist! Get creative!
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