A Winter Wreath

autumn wreathI’m not normally a wreath person, but I had seen several pictures lately of wreaths made with pinecones and other nuts that I just loved the look of. This past Saturday I was in our local thrift store looking for a few items and as soon as I walked in the door, this beauty was sitting on the table right inside. Someone had taken the time to individually wire all of the pinecones, chestnuts, walnuts and many other gorgeous brown items to a frame. It is absolutely beautiful and they were practically giving it away at $1. I really love that it’s not Christmassy as it can be displayed all through the autumn and winter. It always make me a little sad when I see things that were so lovingly made go for such a small sum. On the other hand, I am thankful that it wasn’t just tossed out, and now my family can give it a new life where it will be much loved and appreciated.

home, nature, thrift store finds • Monday, November 16th, 2009 • 15 Comments »
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15 Responses to “A Winter Wreath”

  1. Petit Filoux says:

    $1 that’s criminal!!! It’s nice to see it’s found a new home, it’s so pretty!

  2. Cornflower says:

    I think that’s lovely, and great that it can be used before and beyond Christmas.

  3. My mum and I used to make these as well as tree versions for people’s centerpieces. It is criminal that someone didn’t love it and that it was sold for $1!!! I am sure you will give it a lovely home!

  4. Selena says:

    The wreath is really beautiful. What I love about it is how natural it is. I’m not really into the faux evergreen ones. This one will look so beautiful wherever you decide to place it. I can’t believe it was only $1.00. What a fab deal. I’m going to keep my eyes open for a something similar. You know how you don’t “see” items because they aren’t on your radar? I’m going to place this on mine and hope to find one before the holidays.

  5. Jennifer says:

    Just so you know, the prices at our thrift store are always this fantastic, so this was not unusual for their prices. I just happen to be very lucky that I found it before somebody else snagged it. I hung it up in my kitchen over the art desk, and absolutely love it.

  6. Lori says:

    Wow, one dollar is a steal. I’m usually not a wreath person either but this is nice.

  7. jessica says:

    I used to always make winter wreaths- though not recently. You’ve inspired me to make another like yours!

  8. sherry says:

    What a nice little find! 🙂

  9. I wouldn’t say I was a wreath person either, but that is gorgeous!

  10. Amy says:

    excellent find. I wish I lived close to YOUR thrift shop! Seems full of treasures!
    I’d also love to make a wreath like that, but I’m not sure I have the patience to wire each and every one.

  11. Elizabeth says:

    Ooh, nice find with the wreath, and I’m not usually a wreath person either.

  12. This is a beautiful wreath! I love the natural feel of it and that you can use it year round!!

  13. kristina says:

    Simply gorgeous! And I think it would look perfect in autumn as well as winter. What an amazing find! K x

  14. French Knots says:

    It’s lovely, just right for this time of year and so full of detail. My local charity shop rarely has anything worth buying and is rather overpriced these days. Great find!

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