A Haven for Vee

Friday, September 23, 2011

Happy Autumn!

With God you must let things begin,
With God let all things come to rest,
In this way the work of your hands
Will flourish and also be blessed.

~Simple Prayers of Love and Delight


A little encourgagement from Debbie at Bungalow later and I have a square wreath for my front door. You can find Debbie's *here.* Hers is so beautiful that I couldn't resist trying to make one of my own. (The first one turned out terribly because I used wimpy twigs on the sides.) I didn't want to make the flowers that Debbie features (call me lazy) so I slapped a faux apple on mine and a ratty old ribbon made from painter's cloth. (Now I'm noticing that my door color seems to be very similar to Debbie's. Since the guy at Sherwin Williams selected it, I'm not sure how that happened. Obviously, I like Debbie's style. )

I'm feeling so proud of myself for not buying that $25 wreath at T.J.Maxx yesterday that I'm going to show you another view.



It's true; the best things in life are free!

Wishing you the most wonderful of autumn seasons. This is my favorite season of the year as I know it is for many of you. Let us delight in it!

What are you going to be doing this first full day of autumn?

48 comments:

  1. STUNNING!!! I love the simplicity - it looks VERY classy indeed! And the grin you will wear every time you look at it is worth so much more than if you had just gone and bought one. Clever girl!

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  2. I love that Vee! All of the elements go so well together to create the most beautuful wreath.

    Today, it is raining here and I will be in my studio breaking plates...

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  3. New Autumn-y Blog Look...

    Grrrrreat made-by-you wreath. I love it.

    I was trying to not keep leaving comments here, all the time. Because it feels a bit like *barging in* on a party, or something... Since I'm not really into Pretty Blog Land now.

    But! -sigh- You put up such pretty stuff, that I had, had, had to comment again. What can I say? I'm just weak, that's all. :-)

    Happy Harvest Home Time!

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  4. I like very much Vee, and Happy Autumn to you too.I am getting a closer look at your door color and I really like it too!
    Enjoy your day.
    Sue

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  5. It really is perfect...simple and just right for Fall! I need to make something for my door! I used to always go crazy with flowers and leaves on wreaths! I'm off to a book sale at the library this morning! Be back with a report! Hope I find some good books! Hugs! ♥

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  6. Your wreath is very pretty - and good for you for not spending!
    Today, the first full day of autumn, I`ve taken the day off work as a friend has come over to the island to stay. We`re going to spend the day exploring, and the forecast is for good weather!
    I loved your previous post - how much your daughter resembles you mother.

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  7. It's perfect! Isn't it funny that your door color seems the same as Debbie's. Nice!

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  8. Well, I guess I should be making an autumn wreathe. We'll see! I've got guests coming for the weekend...so cooking and cleaning is on today's agenda.

    It looks good, BTW...the door and the wreathe!

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  9. Delighting right along with you! Blessings...

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  10. Hi Vee,
    I'm so glad you revealed your wreath. It looks lovely and the apple, leaves and cloth are the perfect touch...it looks like Fall!
    Thanks for the mention too!

    My front door is painted La Fonda Olive by Valspar.

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  11. Good job, Vee - now I'm thinkin' that I need to return the wreath I bought to the store and do something of my own... I like yours even better. I did save my ticket... I've just had to be working alot and haven't had the time or energy to be creative. Excuses, excuses. Happy weekend, Vee!

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  12. Vee,

    I love how you just dive right into creativity, such an inspiration. Love, love, love the simplicity of this unique wreath and the possibilities of decorating it are endless. Have a great weekend!

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  13. It looks great..and thanks for always commenting on my post by tying it all up in a neat bow...I always think, what she said needed added, but then my post would be too long.

    Happy Fall...we are getting some cooler weather here...maybe we will have a fall

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  14. **LOVE** your twig wreath! Soo much pretties, more loving and fresh than anything you could have purchased. I really love it..into Pinterest it goes (with a link to YOU!)

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  15. Hi Vee
    Decorations made from natural materials are my favorite. I may copy this too!
    I have really been thinking a lot about a make-do lifestyle. I think my decluttering process has me thinking I need to make use of what I already have instead of buying more. Or maybe it's because I've been reading "On the Shores of Plun Creek". Who knows for sure?
    Blessings and have a good weekend!

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  16. I've got to make one of those. How cute it would be in the kitchen. Thanks.

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  17. Fall is such a welcome season and your front door sure is welcoming it in style. The wreath is so cute and the little apple is the crowning touch.
    Wishing you a Happy Fall and a wonderful weekend.

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  18. I love the simplicity of your pretty wreath!
    I'm getting my hair cut and colored this first day of fall. It doesn't feel like fall.....however, it is 85 instead of in the 90's yea!

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  19. Beautiful! You know I love these kinds of projects.

    I love fall too - I wish it was fall all the time!

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  20. It's gorgeous Vee! Look at you go girl! :)

    I have spent the day cooped up with 4 antsy kids. They are off school today (P.D. day) AND it's pouring rain out.

    ((Hugs))
    Laura

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  21. Your wreath looks very stylish, Vee! I like the addition of the red apple...perfect for this time of the year!

    It rained all day, today, so I went out for coffee with a friend and then I went to Home Goods. I was very good and only bought a few items that I really needed.
    :0)

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  22. Oh Vee,
    I love your wreath, and your header is so cozy. The words in that quote are beautiful. Everything that you do is beautiful. I am so inspired by your photos for your fabric, that I am spinning with inspiration.

    Do you know how special you are?

    Love you Vee,

    Karen

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  23. Hi

    Finally catching up a bit. Your last post was so touching and beautiful. I loved seeing both photos - enjoy your memories my sweet friend.

    Thanks so much for all of your concern - I'm going to give the echinacea a try.

    xo

    BTW - Love the wreath!

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  24. Happy Autumn to you as well! What a lovely wreath, I like the apple addition.

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  25. So cute! I guess I didn't realize that it was the beginning of the fall season! We celebrated by eating delicious seafood in downtown Halifax, LOL.

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  26. Donna, you show-off! I love Halifax and I am just imagining you there on cobbled streets and looking out to the harbor. Halifax actually reminds me a lot of Portland in many ways...Portland, ME that is. Have great fun. It sounds as if you're off to a great start!

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  27. LOVE your wreath! I am going to make one! Thanks for sharing such cool ideas! I am esoecially fond of theones that usr materials on hand......like twigs!!

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  28. Hey sweetie!! Oh Vee, I just LOVE it!! What I love most of all is that you've used gathered branches ~ and you know I'm a big fan of painter's drop cloth! I'd wear it if I could! Just beautiful girl and a perfect welcome for fall. Have a beautiful weekend sweet friend, hugs and love, Dawn

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  29. Love the square twig wreath, Vee. I think freebies are best! I used to take wild grape vines from the nearby woods and shape them into wreaths to decorate...back when they were more popular and I was into crafting more. I still have one with fall decor for my door. Have a great weekend!

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  30. I love it Vee....it looks so rustic and simple. With my architectural background I have a passion for simple lines and structure and this square wreath is exactly what I would be putting up....IF I was crafty at all. Lovely. BTW, thanks for stopping by this morning....love to have friends for a visit.

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  31. hmmmm...I have an apple tree to take down...I'm wondering...

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  32. I have never thought of a square wreath! How interesting. I make my wreaths--I have them for the seasons. Hubby says I need to quit making his shop look like a female lives there, LOLOLOL. (All in jest, however, I have seen him squint his eyes at those wreaths, LOLOL)

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  33. That's a great idea....a square wreath. Well done! dana

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  34. Hi Vee since I have been dragging around trying to get my strength and my muse back I am going to borrow your idea. I have a square frame that I had summer and spring flowers on, but nothing really cute came to my mine until I saw this. Proud you passed up that wreath and did your own thing. I love it. Blessings
    QMM

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  35. I love this wreath, Vee. It's just the thing for autumn. And the apple is perfect.

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  36. How absolutely beautiful is your wreath. You have inspired me to make one from some canes I've been saving from an old apothecary rose that died a few years ago. I couldn't bear to throw them away since they were so beautiful and the rosebush gave me pleasure for so many years. At last I think I can make something that is worthy of the canes.

    Thanks so much for sharing your wreath. I may put some real apples on it and watch them dry up. I kinda like the look of dried apples.

    Diane in North Carolina

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  37. Vee,
    I like the wreath! I am still envious of your bedspring wreath, though!

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  38. I've never seen a square wreath before and I love it! I think the apple is a great idea.

    I golfed on the first day of autumn - wasn't the warmest day but we had fun.

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  39. Have to take a crack at trying this wreath. So unique ... love the apple, too.

    Have a beautiful week.
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

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  40. I need a wreath for my porch..maybe I might can do this...yours sure is pretty.
    xo
    Oh and I love your new header..:)
    xo bj

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  41. What a cute wreath, Happy Autumn to you too!

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  42. woo boy ..it rained and stormed here all day and felt marvellously like fall.

    Oh. .you should be proud to have avoided a purchased wreath and instead depended on your talent within.

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  43. I love it! A new favorite Vee wreath... Am I crediting you with more than you deserve or could you actually do a wreath mosaic? I remember being impressed with at least one other seasonal creation...

    Perhaps if I were to paint my door I too would be inspired? yea, that's it. That's the excuse behind this particular lack of creative energy. I tend to do things in batches. It's hard for me to change creative gears. In other words, when I finally do create a new wreath, I will soon be creating a mosaic. Because I will be on a 'wreath kick'. Meals will be scarce and schooling will probably consist of the study of the grapevine and geometric shapes, the scientific properties of hot glue and the 'shelf/door life' of the apple... Hmm.

    Blessings, Debbie

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  44. Good evening Vee. Your wreath is absolutely beautiful. I don't think I have seen a square one before and now I must have one too :>) Happy Autumn! I love your header and the verse you have at the top of your page.

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  45. I really like your square wreath! And the simplicity of it! It's wonderful.

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  46. Very creative! And your painted door is the perfect backdrop for the color punch of the apple! I have yet to come up with some autumn decor for our entry. Just today I noticed a few leave beginning to turn color.

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  47. I like your square simple wreath...very welcoming!!

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  48. vee, it is just lovely! yes, the best things in life are free...we just need to look at things with a creative eye. you did a wonderful job!!

    love you,
    becky

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