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I think I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast,
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
who intimately live with rain.
Poem’s are made by folks like me,
But only God can make a tree.
Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918)
As the crisp cool days of autumn signal the leaves to change and ripen all the pumpkin vines for picking, I set out to collect a harvest of sunflowers, berries , pumpkins , fall leaves and wild vines to make my annual holiday wreath.
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I typically begin with a simple circular dried wild vine. You can find these at any hobby store or florist. You can also build a wreath from compressed hay or styrofoam.
If you only want to use dried fall leaves or silk leaves you can simply hot glue them onto this compressed hay wreath. (image – simonladybug flickr)
Wild Berries add so much color to a wreath!
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Holiday Wreaths have become a beautiful tradition to welcome guests into our homes. Wreaths have a long history dating back to the ancient cultures of Rome and Greece. The Greeks called them diadems , meaning “a thing bound around” . They worn bans of fabric to symbolize royalty . The Romans wore oak leaf garlands around their heads to exhibit honor. It has been suggested they would hang such wreaths of honor on the walls of their homes. No one knows when the transition to the door wreath came about , but it has now become a wonderful holiday tradition !
The warm inviting colors of a holiday wreath become a cheerful welcome to visitors on a chilly autumn day!
Just by mixing a couple elements with a leaf garland and berries makes for a very dramatic statement on the white barn door.
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I love the simplicity of this berry vine wreath on the blue door!
This window wreath is a creative way to highlight your interior fall decorations!
Sunflowers add a whimsical element to any fall wreath!
Dried flowers and dried corn look great on this eggplant painted door!
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This homemade wreath made from leaves in the yard add a very personal welcoming touch!
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Feathers can be used to add a bit of texture and sophistication!
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This wreath is contemporary and original ! Polaroid fall photos glued on to a styrofoam fabric covered wreath mold.
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I especially love the drama of the vibrant fall colors on this black front door!
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Holiday Wreaths are not just for the front door they look fabulous over the fireplace mantel !
If you want to add drama to your fall table settings place a wreath around the chandelier !
A wreath can be monochromatic like this yellow masterpiece!
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These deep purple berries make the fall leaves pop on this rustic wreath!
Keep in mind the color of your door , window or shutter when making a wreath. This is a nice example of mixing colors with the teal shutter.
Whatever you make , enjoy the process!
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And remember its your welcoming sign to your home!!! Enjoy!
Nowadays folks go all out for Fall/Halloween decorations beginning on the front porch and throughout the home!
Simple, but original ! Love the black birds!
There are so many different things you can do with pumpkins! The possibilities are endless and fun!
The black porch floor is a perfect way to show off all these adorable pumpkins!
I absolutely love the orange door!
Look to your garage ! You’ll probably be able to find some very creative ways to display pumpkins and candles .
Pumpkins sittin on the porch…. sometimes simplicity is best!
I especially love this Martha Stewart wreath candle holder! Its so easy to make yet so dramatic!
Yes! You can even paint pumpkins!
Bring the outside….in!! Your house will feel so warm and inviting!
These pumpkins add so much color!
Going all out! How fun!
You will be ready for your Halloween Party with this design concept from Country Living Magazine.
Pottery Barn’s version of a stylish Halloween Party set up.
However you decide to decorate your home for fall….Enjoy!
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Autumn plus a vintage orange VW equals Timm ! Timm Eubanks this is for you!
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Of all the fall colors orange is one of the most unexpected natural wonders!
As winter sets out to tuck its trees into bed they loudly flaunt all their beauty and expend all their energy like toddlers before a long nap.
Looking to nature is the best way to find the perfect color scheme for stylish design. The trick to using orange is to apply cool shades of gray and gray blues to the mix. Its the perfect compliment every time.
Here is a fun example! This gunmetal gray gate and orange door work beautifully together !
A dusty gray wall gives rest to an orange bike….yet another example to inspire you!
This dilapidated weathered mouse gray wood with chipping orange paint makes for the perfect color palette.
I especially love this burnt orange clay pot and the subtle taupe gray wall behind it…perfect color mix.
When you think of designing with any shade of orange think of masonry orange bricks and gray mortar.
This sunset probably says it best with its rutilant orange glow held together by ash gray clouds.
With the inspiration of October Orange….lets start decorating!
Orange walls are very warm and inviting especially in this family room.
Orange sofas are very “in” right now. Notice the gray wall justifying the vibrant orange!
The vivid orange chair settles in nicely against the slate gray wall.
This pair of modern orange chairs are the perfect finishing touch to a monochromatic room.
I love how this upholstered orange bench brightens up the entry hall of this loft apartment.
This burnt orange wall beautifully displays all the botanical prints!
One of my personal favorites is this high gloss orange bookcase . Its the right perfect splash of color against the dark taupe walls.
The Orange door is perfect for this gray house!
The orange chair and art work in the room warms up this master bedroom.
Love these orange side tables in this wonderfully balanced living room.
Orange used in small doses still make a big statement.
How about this dramatic orange rug? It adds a lot of drama to the hallway.
Just remember! Orange and Gray! The perfect color scheme!