I hope you’re surviving the festive season intact. Isn’t it a relief when all the busy-ness slows down and you can sense a wonderful stillness?
I can finally show you a vintage haberdashery stitcher’s Christmas wreath which is currently gracing my front door.
A few years ago I put together a wreath on a chef’s theme, but I thought it was about time I created a stitcher’s version. The basic wicker structure was bought years ago and is one of those things which I pull out every year along with the Christmas tree decorations and wonder when I’m finally going to do something with it.
I’ve tied on some of my old mother-of-pearl buttons with tough linen upholstery thread.
And added a frayed old Dean fabric tape measure as a bow; it was once housed in a small round plastic case, but that broke irrevocably a long time ago.
I also wrapped 5 wooden reels with deep red velvet ribbon and tied them on with invisible thread.
Our door is under a slight porch so the wreath doesn’t take the full brunt of the weather (currently driving rain, mostly); I probably wouldn’t hang it outside otherwise as it isn’t really an all-weather creation. It will hopefully be hanging (as all my decorations do) right up to Twelfth Night. Then I will store it as is and haul it out again next year.
Did you make your own wreath this year? Did you use unusual materials? Or upcycled items? Please take a moment and tell me about it.