Embracing autumn

I am a Christmas girl.  Every year at this time, I get so excited about the upcoming Christmas holidays.  It seems that my decorations go up earlier and earlier.

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This year, I decided to try to embrace autumn instead of racing towards winter.  Although I could probably trim several homes for Christmas, my Thanksgiving decor is seriously lacking.  I began searching online and came across this wreath from Williams Sonoma.

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I don’t know about you, but I don’t have $100 to spend on a wreath that will decorate my door for maybe 2 months.

I decided to try to create my version of the fall wreath.  My next stop was Michael’s.  The grape-vine wreath worked very well because of its inherent natural quality.  I didn’t have to worry about covering it completely like you would with a foam ring.  I used a smaller number of pumpkins and gourds.  After experimenting with several different placements, I ended up going with an asymmetrical style.  Finally, I chose the green ribbon for a bigger pop than the original brown ribbon.

Here is my wreath.  I apologize for the glare in the photo.

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I am very happy with my finished product.  With trimmings like this, the wait for Christmas isn’t really so bad.

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