Thursday, September 25, 2008

Show and Tell Friday~Fall Wreath

Show and Tell


About a week ago, the kids and I went out for a mid-morning walk. I noticed that the wild plants were abounding with beautiful ornaments of fall colors.


A bold idea came to my head, and I started to collect all of these "weeds", as some would call them, to make a wreath. But I found so much variety, textures, and colors, that it was hard to pass up.

Later in the afternoon, I put together the fall colored wreath out of these plants. I knew it wouldn't last long. In fact, it probably only lasted one day. But I didn't mind. It was good for my creative spirit. :) The pictures you see here are the results of my efforts with the plants that God planted near our home. It is also in my blog header; with a little help from photo shop. :)

Hope you enjoy the festive fall colors as I did. :)
To see what others are showing and talking about please visit Kelli at There's No Place Like Home. Or click on the link above. Have a great day! :)

29 comments:

Pink Slippers said...

You know who else enjoyed it--I bet your little ones enjoyed watching you pick "weeds" and creating something very pretty out of it. Wendy

Jan and Tom's Place said...

How pretty, indeed!!! What a blessing!!

DeNiece Barnes said...

Your wreath is beautiful, I love how you have taking what the good Lord has giving you growing in his earth around you and made what was already beautiful into something even more beautiful, I pray you have a great and blessed weekend.

REAL ME said...

It is so BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE IT!

ceekay said...

I have done this before also and no, they don't last long, but they are so pretty and it is sooo much fun to find everything. Have a great weekend.

diadsie said...

So pretty! You just have to dry them before you make a wreath next time. I remember walking down a path across the street from my in-laws home with my late MIL and collecting bittersweet for decorating. That lasts pretty well.
I have the same color door as you-awesome!

Anne Fannie said...

How fun was that to make! It looked lovely and what a creative mind you have!
Love, Ann

Linda said...

Very pretty! I enjoyed my visit...Linda

Grandma Faith said...

You made such a pretty wreath from the flowers. Take care.

Kathy said...

What a gorgeous wreath! I love the natural plants and now you have the memory of your walk to go along with it!
Kathy

Chez Nous said...

You are very creative! The wreath turned out beautiful and looks very festive on your door.

Penless Thoughts said...

Lovely colors and great job. Was there no way to spray it with something to preserve it a little longer? I think it pleases our Father when we see ALL the beauty He places around us....and beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Susan

Hootin' Anni said...

One word comes to mind....against that door....it's:

STUNNING!!!!

What a wonderful array of color and such beauty in all the abundance of what you collected. It's simply perfect.


My Show n Tell this week is entitled 'BEE CAREFUL'....stop by if you can find time. And, have a glorious weekend.

Mrs. C said...

Your wreath turned out so nice! ;)

LBP said...

Wow! Your wreath is absolutely stunning!

Blessings

Linda

Amy said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

You are inspiring me, Heather!! woo hoo!!!

"Sweetdove" said...

Oh Heather, that is SOOO BEAUTIFUL! Good job! I know it must have been so much fun for you to make. All those plants in your neighborhood? WOW!!!!!!! Why am I not seeing such a variety??

Simply Heart And Home said...

Your wreath is lovely. I like the way you incorporated the berries with the flowers. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Gina

Gray Matters said...

I love that your wreath is full of beautiful "real" things you found yourself.

Jean said...

Great idea! The wreath is wonderful! Too bad it only lasted a short time.

Schotzy said...

I love your colors up against your blue door_ what a lovely shade it is as well. Actually, what is the name of that color?

Lady Katherine said...

I loved your wreath, I did own a florist back in the day, but I love things like wild flower the wreath you made. I love thinks so natural. I planning to make a rosemary wreath soon. Pick some wild flowers for me.

Cookie Sunshine said...

Your wreath is really perfect. I don't think that there is anything you could have done to make it any more beautiful. It's just so inviting and pretty. Bravo!

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh my word. How pretty it is. I can't believe you actually picked wild flowers.
I am glad you got some photo's of it. It is really pretty. Did any dry ok or just wither?
BTW I love your layout. I love the cutest blogs layouts. Yours is so pretty and goes with this post too!
Thanks for sharing. Have a Blessed
Weekend,
Sherry

Kelli said...

This is the most beautiful wreath I've ever seen! All the gorgeous Autumn colors...you did a wonderful job!
~Kelli

MrsMomma said...

Very pretty! Good to see you back blogging. :)

Mary said...

What beautiful decor items. You have been blessed with creativity. Isn't it wonderful to make beautiful decor out of the things that we've gathered from nature?

Have a great weekend. It's been a while since I was able to visit you and enjoyed being in touch.

Blessings,
Mary

Anonymous said...

This is abosoluty amazing and beautiful.
Cheers Erica

Colleen said...

Wow - looks like your nature walk was through the isles of Michael's! How beautiful - too bad it didn't last!

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