Friday, April 16, 2021

Nature's Wild Victorian Wreath

After all the vibrant color of Easter decor, right now I needed to see something that speaks of nature for springtime. Bunnies and eggs and whimsical pieces that filled my cupboard earlier in the month have given way to some neutral elements and the idea of letting "nature" take her wild and beautiful approach.

Here in the Garden Room I've changed up my Holiday Cupboard with some bird themed vintage pieces, so it followed that I put together something bird themed for the outside of the cupboard. But, I wanted it to be natural looking; like birds had created their nest among the wild roses and ivy.

Over the years I've used this old fragile Victorian frame as a surround
 for many different pieces, with many different looks.
Today I wanted to use this small, wild and natural bird nest garland
with floral twigs, moss, and ivy to give the frame a new twist on Spring.

I save bits and pieces of ribbon, old and new.
You never know what lovelies they can adorn.

A few weeks ago I went to Michaels and grabbed a few floral supplies that I wanted to have on hand, so when the inspiration struck me I would have what I needed for an impromptu floral piece. I didn't know what it would be but I picked up some grapevine garland, a wreath, gardener's twine, and some grapevine wrapped floral wire. It ended up that the wrapped wire was what I needed the most to create a natural looking piece. 

I didn't want to use hot glue or anything permanent
because I know that at some point I'll dismantle this
to use later on another floral design.
The wrapped wire enabled me to keep the garland
in place and to not disturb the "natural" look.

My little green chair that is usually here in the Garden room,
is holding a faux moss basket filled with paperwhites
and a beribboned potting shed sign.

I saved a pot of outdoor ivy (Hahn's Ivy) this last winter.
So, I snipped a few pieces to use here;
wrapped and mingling with the garland and frame.

This is not a sponsored post,
just wanted to share a look at the wrapped wire.
This can hold things in place without breaking the look.

Here's the same small garland that I used last year
 for the Easter Entry

...and a look at another way I've used the antique Victorian frame.

Did you catch my last post?

Hope you're having a great week,
filled with warm weather and precious green leaves and budding flowers.
I'm just getting started as it's still a little early to be planting flowers here.
I need to do a little advance planning for containers since
I usually get to the greenhouse and then feel
 overwhelmed with beautiful options.

We hope you'll come by Monday evening for the Link Party.

joining in here:

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All About Home at Common Ground and Follow the Yellow Brick Home
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Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch  
Celebrate Your Story at The Zucchini Sisters,  
 Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life  
 Party in Your PJ's at Apple Street Cottage   
 Keep in Touch at Let's Add Sprinkles 
 Wonderful Wednesday at LeCultivateur 
Turnabout Tuesday at My Wee Abode,  
Share Your Style at French Ethereal
Centerpiece Wednesday at Karin's Kottage  
Vintage Charm at Our Hopeful Home
 Thursday Favorite Things at Follow the Yellow Brick Home,  
Friday with Friends at My Hubbard Home
Create, Bake, and Grow at Shabby Art Boutique,
 Farmhouse Friday at The Painted Hinge and County Road 407


  1. That is really beautiful. Very creative.

  2. This is super cute. I love it hung on your cabinet too. Happy Thursday. xoxo

  3. Gorgeous wreath!


  4. As a retired floral designer I have to say that is a lovely creation. All one has to do is think outside of "the box"!

  5. That's beautiful, Debra! You've inspired me!
    I haven't done a lot around the condo lately - have had some family things going on, and went antiquing with my two sisters in Cincinnati last week. There's always catching up to do before and after a trip....
    Have a great weekend.

  6. Debra,
    I absolutely love this!! Great transformation!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  7. Debra, such a unique wreath. I love the frame and the sweet addition of the nest.

    1. I am happy to feature your lovely Victorian Wreath at Love Your Creativity on Sunday.

  8. Beautiful and charming, and oh so clever!

  9. I adore this wreath /frame. Please share at Funtastic Friday Link Party. Pinned to 2 boards.

  10. What a lovely and unique wreath, Debra! Love it! And so happy to be featuring your post at Tuesday Turn About tomorrow!

  11. I have a similar frame but never thought of using it as a wreath. What a great idea! So pretty, I'll be featuring you on this Thursday's Vintage Charm Party! Hope to see you there. xo Kathleen

  12. I really rnjoyed your "wreathe". I love birds' nests and blue (robins) eggs are my favorite. That frame is just gorgeous; I like it better than the heart shaped baskets that I wallmounted, embellished with forsythias sprays and nestled a nest in the bottom of the hearts!

  13. Wow, Debra! You really knocked it out of the ball park with this awesome wreath! I LOVE how you used a frame!! It looks so lovely and classy! Thanks for sharing!


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