Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The coziest (and easiest) wreath ever made...

Today we had our first snowfall of the season.  It started with a few barely there snowflakes, but once those little snowflakes embraced each other, they formed a beautiful white blanket over our heads.  
There is always something so fascinating about the first snowfall.  It's almost as if nature lets down a giant white snowflake bunting officially declaring winter. 
But unfortunately (or fortunately to some), it disappeared as quickly as it had come, leaving us with just the picture in our minds and dreams of snowmen and sleigh rides...
Life is like that today, gone tomorrow.  This week has been eye opening to us and as disappointing as it may be, we have faith that there is a master plan in the works. People will let you down, but the creator will always have your back.  I am sure that one day I will share more with you but for now, we say let go and let God. 

It has also been raining for the last couple of days, but today the sun peaked through the clouds long enough to allow me to take some pictures of the coziest wreath ever made.  I don't know if this is an original idea or not (it sometimes becomes very tasking trying to find out whether your idea is original or not).  Trying carefully not to inadvertently 'steal' someone else's idea and always striving to be unique.  Frankly my friends, this time I just did not have the patience or the energy to research. 

Someone once wrote these words to me " you are authentic in your inspiration... that's what matters! "Authenticity is invaluable; originality is nonexistent."—Jim Jarmusch.  And I have never forgotten those words....:)  
I have however seen wreathes made out of sweaters and think they look cozy and sweet and have always admired them.  But in my attempt to be original, I decided to use an old scarf I had instead...
I knew the knitted scarf I had was not going to be long enough, so I purchased two inexpensive felt scarves at the DS and wrapped my fall coffee filter (see it here) with them.  I then wrapped the knitted scarf around the wreath and pinned it to the back.  I inserted some of the pretty white foliage (also from the DS) and added the little bird.  Nothing on the wreath is glued on so I can reuse the items and the wreath again. 

I suspended the wreath to an empty frame that I borrowed from my mom and made the coziest (and easiest) wreath ever made...:)

Thank you for your sweet company...I hope you are having a great week! 

much love,


I've been playing with clay again...
and I think it's time to take a leap...


  1. I love your wreath. It is very cozy and I like the fact that you can reuse all of the components again. Your little clay animals are absolutely adorable. Hope you have a better week ahead.

  2. I just want to say as I look over your site warmth and love seems to permeate my room. The scarf wreath is so cosy and inviting! I will keep you in our prayers
    Love Sue

  3. Love it. The texture is great and it does look cozy! I'd call it very original.

  4. Clever as always! Thank you for sharing your ideas...

  5. I wonder if this means a shop coming soon? *She said with great hope.*

    And the wreath is totally cozy, but I love that you can reuse everything again.

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  7. So cozy! and it looks fantastic with your white vignette.

  8. I've decided I want to be you when I grow up! Another beautiful display. Love your clay friends too. Hope that whatever is weighing you down that it becomes light soon. You are so right...people do disappoint but God does not. I'm sure He is glad that you are exercising your faith in Him.

  9. Ms. Lucy you always inspire me. Your words bring so much comfort just like that gorgeous wreath.


  10. I sense a low spirit. This too shall pass. Hang in there. You are wonderful, inside and out. People do what they do, and one of the things they do is disappoint (and usually not on purpose). Sending good thoughts your way and all will be ok once again, soon.

  11. Cute wreath I love the little birdie on it. Thanks for stopping by ReMadeSimple.

  12. A wonderful wreath Lucy! It does look cosy and I love the little bird and branches. Your clay ornaments are super cute.
    Sorry you have been having a difficult time. I hope that God will lighten your burden, and that your faith will sustain you through this trying time. Thanks for looking for the beautiful in everything.

  13. This one is awesomely looking one of exotic artwork. As the existing frame work is extremely looking just heart throbbing. I am highly impressed to see this one. Thanks for sharing some exceptional thing in this post.

    picture framing

  14. LOVE the wreath! And those little clay creatures are adorable!

  15. What a great wreath! I never thought of using a scarf and I have a whole bag of them???? It is sometimes hard to be "original" when blogging, this is always my problem? I think as long as you are sharing from your heart and doing something your love, you are being YOU :) Clay is great to work with it, there is just something relaxing about it. Your critters turned out great.
    Thanks for sharing!

  16. LUVLUVLUV this wreath! It looks so cozy yet elegant! Thanks for sharing your great idea, Lucy! :)

    xoxo laurie

  17. Oh.....and good gravy! Your little clay creatures are seriously amaaaazing!!!!! You're so talented!!! :)

    xoxo laurie

  18. Wow Super cute!! Love the color...
    and I love the lil play dough figures! Awesome!

    I would love for you to also link them up! ;)

    Angie from A Little Inspiration

  19. I love the texture and the play of cream and white!

  20. Your wreath looks like a warm hug on a cold day. I love it. Your mantel is strikingly gorgeous.

    Beautiful decor.


  21. I love this! It looks so elegant just like all of your other posts.

  22. Everything looks better in a frame. Love how your wreath turned out with the tone on tone color and sweet bird.

  23. Ahhh, the white, the soft, the cozy! I love it all-I would love if you stopped over to link it up at Get Schooled Saturday a Too Much Time on my Hands!


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