Silver + Gold Dining Room Wreath

Monday, December 06, 2010

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I started holiday decorating this weekend. Mr. Limestone put up the tree - its a fake one but Im kind of sold on the ease and perfect spacing of lights. The down part of the wonderful evergreen smell is missing. That problem is solved thanks to a few well placed fresh wreaths. On Saturday, the FED EX man came with a box from Green Valley Christmas Trees and I got to work decorating one for the dining room.

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You know I have a love affair with mixing silver and gold right? So naturally that's where I went. First I took some of the mismatched flatware and strung that up to the wreath. Then I pulled apart some 50% off glittery picks from Michaels and tucked them between the greens. Finally, I glittered some scrapbooking letters to spell out 'ENJOY' and hung on the mirror in the dining room.

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Still have a lot more decorating to do to get the house Christmas dinner ready but I have to admit, I kind of love how this turned out.

Have you gotten crafty with your holiday decorating? I wanna see!

37 comments:

  1. Utensil snowflakes. GENIUS!

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  2. Cute cute cute! I love how it turned out!! Nothing crafty for me this year...just some simple garland and stockings. We're not having a tree because we won't be home much this month. :(

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  3. fabulous reef i must say

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  4. Only a little bit of holiday decorating so far, but we did go get our tree! We get them from the wild around these parts - http://housebella.wordpress.com/2010/12/06/o-wild-tannenbaum/

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  5. Gorgeous wreath. So original and so "you". I created a "winter wonderland" birthday party for my 6 year old this weekend in the backyard. Palm trees complete with snowflakes and a snow machine and voila!...79 degrees and snowing in South Florida. I can only imagine how you would have done it spectacularly !

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  6. Ah I love it. One of the best wreaths I've seen yet!

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  7. So cute and totally unique!

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  8. Amazing wreath! So creative with the flatware snowflakes. I'm linking to it in Top Ten Fav. Christmas Decor post which I hope goes up sometime this week! (Once I get 10 favs!)

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  9. Love the utensil wreaths! Quirky and charming!

    Quick question, I am looking for a fake Christmas Tree and was wondering if you could share which one you've got.

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  10. Very cute and original! What a perfect place to hang it.

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  11. Festive mix of silver and gold! Janell

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  12. I missed you! Where did you go?? Loving the flatware on a wreath hanging in your dining room.....very creative!

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  13. I love this idea! So cute. I've been using a lot of glitter this year too!

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  14. Lovely!! I had elegant Christmas last few years so going with something colorful and playful this year. Love what you did girlfriend! I'm with you on the tree situation and I really need to get a real wreath too! Shame on me for using fake! I think I will add a real one to the dining room like you did :) Thanks for the inspiration! I've got photos on my blog of my tree and fireplace, will be changing out the garland on the mantel for something fuller and adding lights then redecorating it :) It's a sickness, I love decorating for Christmas!! Hugs from Conroe, TX!

    P.S. Glad to see you are back :)

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  15. Totally unique and fun...Love it!

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  16. What a great little wreath!! I love that you mix gold and silver. I'm pretty big on mixing metal finishes. It adds so much dimension.

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  17. Shreya: I dont have any good sources for fake trees. I purchased the one I have now (my first) from Costco and its been a bit of a dud. One of the branches stopped lighting up after the first year and it kind of drives me nuts. So I guess the only advice I would have is not to buy from Costco.

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  18. Is there anything glitter can't make better? What a perfect wreath for the dining room! This past weekend I got myself in gear and made a pompom and bead garland for our banisters. Check it out here: http://meetmeinphiladelphia.blogspot.com/2010/12/christmas-craft-round-2-pompom-garland.html

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  19. Beautiful! It's perfect for the dining room!

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  21. I love using real wreaths around the house, especially since it isn't practical for me to have a real tree. I actually wrote about the wreath on my front door on my blog today: younghipandhandy.blogspot.com

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  22. perfectly fitting for the dining room!

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  23. I love the idea of the utensils on it. Adorable!

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  24. Lovely! I do the reverse of you - fake wreaths and real tree!

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  25. What a great idea about adding the evergreen smell with some wreaths!! YES. Genius. Love the spoons, so creative and fun!

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  26. Looks great! I love the font you chose for those letters

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  27. We have a fake tree too and I never thought to order real wreaths! Fantastic idea- you get the pine scent without the whole tree. I feel like Christmas is gonna be over by the time I get around to all the crafts I want to do. I should've started earlier- didn't realize how little time I'd have with the baby around:)

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  28. This is such a fabulous idea! I'm marking this one for future use... Love it!

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  29. Oh - thanks all the same :)
    Will skip Costco in my hunt for the perfect tree!

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  30. Oooh, I love your wreath. In fact, I pretty much love wreaths period!

    I'm having a wreath linky party on Friday because this week is WREATH WEEK at Modern Country Style. If you'd like to pop by, you know you'd be more than welcome (as always!!)

    Will have a glass of mulled wine ready for you!!

    Sarahx

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  31. So so cute and sparkly! LOVE sparkle and I just bought letters and glitter this past weekend and having been going NUTS!

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  32. What an amazing project. I might have to copy you.

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  33. Would've never thought to put utensils in a wreath, but I love it!

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  34. Wow! I just love the fork and spoon snowflakes- soo perfect for a dining room! I might try that with some vintage flatware hung from a big mirror in my own dining room!

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  35. What a fun wreath! : )

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  36. That is such a clever idea! I love it. May have to create one of my own eventually. Right now I'll just feel lucky to get a tree up.

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