Wednesday 28 September 2011

Modern Country Wreath Reveal

Hello cherubs,

We are cracking on with these Autumn posts, aren't we?
The gorgeous autumn new build. 

And now the big reveal!

All gearing up for the 
Fall In Love link party 
on Wednesday 5th October.

What will you link up?

I usually save my wreath-making for Christmas 
but I've really enjoyed putting together a simpler version for Autumn.

I purposefully didn't tell you the names of the plants I've used because I wanted you not to feel fixed in your choices. You may well not have the plants I have in my garden, or in your local hedgerows. But I bet that somewhere near you, there are gorgeous plants for the taking.

All you truly need to add to your base for a simple wreath like this
is a layer of greenery and a layer of berrification.

The excellent thing about 'real' wreaths is that as bits droop (as they will), you can just replace them. If leaves gradually brown, you can pull them off.

It's the only way to keep them looking fresh and beautiful.

I love the deep red of the berries, rubily shiny and plumptious.

Now then, the weather here is simply crying out for a bit of an Autumn outfit....I'll be sharing one of my favourites on Friday.

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Sonny G said...

thats very pretty.. simple is always the best..
I adore your door knocker too~!

Ricki Treleaven said...

Sarah, your door is so lovely and welcoming. I like simple things, and I love anything with red berries!

Ness Lockyer said...

It is just lovely Sarah, as always. Looks perfect on your door.
Ness xx
Marley & Lockyer

Courtenay@Creek Line House said...

How much do I love your front door? I'm going out on Friday in search of a little berryfication myself..

Tricia said...

Oh, how pretty, Sarah! I love your front door ♥

Jane said...

That's just gorgeous, Sarah, with its pops of colour. I am so intrigued by the whole northern hemisphere wreath idea - in Australia, we occasionally hang them for Christmas. That's it. J x

Toni said...

So beautiful, and so simple. Love using want you found in the yard. I want your door knocker!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous. Front door is now officially installed-stairs leading to it would be welcome.

Duni said...

Is that your front door, Sarah? Ooh, love it, especially the door knocker!
Perfect spot for the wreath!
Looking forward to seeing your Autumn outfit :)

Brandi said...

your wreath is gorgeous, Sarah! I love using natural elements to decorate with. your door knocker is pretty neat too!!!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Simply perfect...I love fresh wreaths so much. They add so much warmth to your home!

Jen said...

Very pretty. I have never make a wreath before. Everyone else makes it seem intimidating, but you make it look like something I might actually be able to do!

High Street Cottage said...

Sarah, it's so pretty, and the photos are awesome. Very inviting door too. I have the same plant just outside my front door and have never thought of making a wreath from it. Can't wait to see your Fall Fashions. xxx tami

Susan T said...

Just lovely - I also love your very grown up front door, ours is a 1970's double glazed horror, that I can hardly bear to look at. Perhaps if I make a VERY large wreath I can cover most of it.

Erin S. said...

Your door is as lovely as the wreath. I love simple wreaths! Hooray for Fall!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty wreath hanging on a very pretty door! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Blondie's Journal said...

Your wreath is SO pretty! Simple yet elegant. Did you just pin it to a form? I'd love to make one {with my two thumbs, of course!}


Elz @House Pour said...

Gorgeous! Your door is also gorgeous. Is it painted white? Or is it a super light crisp aqua? Mmm I love paint colors that are almost-not-there.

Arabella said...

The wreath is divine, Sarah BUT I want your entire front door, pretty please LOL! Seriously the wreath look perfect on your cottage door.

Happy Autumn!! :O)

Unknown said...

Nice wreath!

Designing Domesticity said...

Love the wreath, but especially love the knocker! (hehe) Gorgeous! Liz

Alison Agnew said...

what a pretty little wreath and
just perfect for this time of year

and i do adore
that brass lion head door knocker.


Richella Parham said...

Sarah, I've just noticed that your commenting link says "No lurking allowed."

I must confess. I've been lurking. I've read your blog many times, and I've been a follower for awhile, but I don't think I've left many comments. I aim to change that bad habit.

Your wreath looks lovely, and I very much appreciated your step-by-step instructions in your previous post as well. I love your idea for a "Fall in Love" party!

Reading your writing is such a pleasure. I am a confirmed Anglophile, so it's a treat to get a glimpse into your life in the U.K. And I deeply admire your use of the language.

All the best!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Sarah, your wreath is exquisite! You make the most gorgeous wreathes I've ever seen. I remember one from last year and it was beautiful.
Your door looks so welcoming. It invites everyone to come in and enjoy spending time with you.


So pretty, Sarah . . . just like you.

Glenda said...

Gorgeous, simple gorgeous and I love the door knocker!

bj said...

The wreath, with lovely red berries, is beautiful...and so is your door.:)

LoeLaLoep (Heidi) said...

Well, this looks awesome! Yesterday, I went for a walk with my youngest daughter through the forest and we saw almost the same berries. Only the leafs are different (ours weren't so round). Now that I see your wreath, I know I have to go back and take a few with me ;) Thanks for the inspiration!

Claudia Lane said...

so it!

Claudia xo

Deborah said...

Your wreath is just beautiful and I also love your front door :)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Laurel@ChippingwithCharm said...

So very fresh and pretty :) Laurel

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Sarah ~
Ohhhh girl thank you for stopping by my blog because now I found you ~
Your blog is beautiful!!
I am following you too :)


Miss Merry said...

Your wreath is just gorgeous!

Unknown said...

Oh Sarah! What you have started with this post! Now I simply MUST get out there and gather the leaves and berries for making my own wreath. Who knew it was so simple?

Thanks for this!


Eleni Psyllaki said...

Hey Sarah! So nice to find you and your blog!!
Thank you for your amazing comment on My Paradissi, I'm so flattered ^_^
Love, Eleni

michelle said...

It looks so beautiful! You inspire me to go out and look for some things to use inside, I just love natural elements in the house.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful wreath Sarah!

If you haven't already, you link this at Rhoda's Fall Door Party. It will be a hit!

Pat@BPM said...

Make that sentence, if you haven't already you should link this at Rhoda's Fall Door Party. :-)

michele said...

it's gorgeous, sarah!


Kellie Collis said...

What a lovely wreath! Enjoy the fabulous day, Kellie xx

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

I knew it would be lovely. You've inspired me Sarah. I'm on the look out for gorgeous greenery and plumptious berries.

Lori said...

We partied next to each other at picket fence. Great wreath and your newest follower. Lori

susan said...

Very lovely! fancy making one for me??!!!

Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

Looks fantastic! Love the door knocker too!

At The Picket Fence said...

I seriously want your front door Miss Sarah! It is so gorgeous and that wreath only enhances the beauty. :-) Thanks so much for partying with us at Inspiration Friday this week!

Almost Precious said...

Oh Sarah the wreath turned out divinely, absolutely fan-tabulous !

Karena said...

Sarah how beautiful, sometimes the simpler the better!! I love this wreath!

I have hooked up with Julia's Party as well!


Art by Karena

Cindy said...

What a gorgeous wreathe you made! I love it.

Entertaining Women said...

Beautiful simple living. Someone told me once that if I would just put my live wreaths in the shower for a drink once a week, they would last throughout the season. She was correct! Thank you for sharing your lovely design. Cherry Kay

On Crooked Creek said...

Simply beautiful!!!

Megan Gunyan said...

So simple and elegant. I love your use of "berrification" as well. :) Great job!

Chris said...

Hi Sarah, what a beautiful wreath. I found and am following you through Bloggeritaville and hope to visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you will follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

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