Friday, September 21, 2012

Update with Dark Purple (Fall Wreath)

Isn't it great how we, as bloggers, share our successes and without even knowing it, inspire others?

Last week, I was visiting sweet Maria Elena at her fantastic blog, Our Home Away from Home.  She posted a beautiful Fall wreath that she had made.  She used dark purple accents on the wreath & I just loved it.

Many years ago, I asked my Mom to make me a Fall wreath.  I remember telling her that I wanted it to be "loaded with stuff."   This is the wreath she made:


I love this wreath & have used it on my front door every Fall for all these many years.  

This year, as I was about to hang the old wreath once again, I got to wondering....was the wreath starting to look a little blah?  That's when the lightbulb went off. 

I went to Michaels and bought some dark purple flowers and ribbon.   I added the flowers here & there on the wreath, made a bow with the ribbon and there you have it, my old wreath updated with dark purple!

 

I really love the new look.  Thanks so much for inspiring my new wreath, Maria Elena! 

So tell me, have you ever taken an old wreath & transformed it into something new?  (Don't answer that, Debbiedoos! lol, just kidding)

Linking to:  Weekend Wrap Up at Tatertots & Jello

Gina
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39 comments:

  1. WOW!

    Did that ever make a difference- it is exactly what your pretty wreath your Mom made needed!

    LOVE it!

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  2. Pretty wreath Gina! I just love all the bright fall colors. HAve a great weekend!

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  3. How pretty your wreath is! I'm not much of a wreath hanger, I have a Christmas one that's 3 snowmen because it reminds me of my 3 boys but it only comes out for the holidays.

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  4. It looks great! Great choice! The purple just makes the wreath pop! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  5. I love it, Gina! It would go so well with the ornamental kale I have been seeing everywhere! I have never jazzed up a wreath before but I'm on the lookout for a new one and I just might!

    Happy Weekend!

    XO,
    Jane

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  6. Beautiful change, love purple for Fall.....

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  7. oh yes, I like the purple, Gina! it looks great!

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  8. Wow! While it was a beautiful wreath to begin with, adding that touch of purple to it really makes it pop! Love it!

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  9. It looks brand new!
    to answer your question....I had a Christmas wreath that for years I had to add new flowers and "stuff"....no one wanted me to get rid of that wreath. Finally after Christmas last year....it went in the garbage!
    Hopefully, I will get a new one for another 20 years!!

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  10. I love the purple in the wreath ! It really makes it pop ! Nice update !

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  11. I love purple, any season, especially spring AND fall, this wreath looks gorgeous, like brand new. xo

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  12. I do all the time! That purple really sets it off...love it!

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  13. It's beautiful I would have never added deep purple but it makes the other colors pop. Love it.

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  14. Gorgeous.
    The purple accents really made all the other colors 'pop!'

    How thoughtful of your mom to make such a lush and beautiful wreath for you.

    Have a great weekend!

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  15. Oh, Gina! It makes me so happy to know I inspired you to use the purple on your wreath! It looks beautiful! And so special since your mom made it for you! For some reason, I have never used that color before but I am glad I thought about it this year, it just makes everything warmer.
    Thank you again for mentioning me and my blog, you didn't have to but it sure made my day!!! Have a grieta weekend!

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  16. Gina your Mom made you a beautiful wreathe. Memories are made from this.
    You have added the right amount of bling.
    Linda

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  17. Your wreath looks great Gina! Enjoy your weekend, Gail

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  18. Looks, good, I love purple in the fall! I was given a wreath that did not sell at a yard sale, tried to pull the flowers off but I'm going to have to use pliers to get those things off. I think they're super-glued on!

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  19. Oh, Gina, what a difference the purple made! It's so pretty with all of the traditional fall colors. I really like this combo!!

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  20. Stunning! I just love the purple accents and that's a color I would not have thought about. I used it during the summer though, duh. :)

    Thanks for sharing!
    xo
    Pat

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  21. Amazing how just a few same touches can change something up so dramatically. Looks wonderful!

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  22. Oh, Gina, you definitely breathed new life into your older wreath. It's amazing how adding those purple flowers & beautiful bow, made all the other colors just pop! It truly is lovely!

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  23. Yeah yeah yeah, nice wreath and all that, but since I was here I had to go back and read the pumpkin fail post again just so I could end my day with a laugh. It was as funny the second time.

    ~Bliss~

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  24. I'm always reinventing wreaths and baskets. I have to say that your bow is incredible! I love a full and fluffy bow. This wreath is perfect for fall and for your front door. Happy Saturday!

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  25. What a beautiful choice you made! The purple makes the biggest difference. I, too, have added here and there to give my wreaths a new life. I think some purple is missing--Hobby Lobby will be happy I read this. :-)

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  26. It is wonderful to be inspired by our blogging buddies. Now you have me wanting to do something with my old wreaths.
    Your mom made a gorgeous fall wreath for you and now you have brought it back to life again. It is lovely.
    Everyone is really starting to decorate for fall I guess these 93 degree temps have me still thinking it is summer. lol
    Hope your having a wonderful weekend
    Love
    Maggie

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  27. Wow, you did a wonderful job updating the wreath. I LOVE the purple ribbon and extra purple punches. I've been making burlap wreaths all week for a fall crafts fair in Oct.
    Ann

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  28. Good Morning Gina, The Autumn Wreath your mum made for you was lovely, but when you added the purple it made such a difference. It is lovely. Hope you had a good weekend. Best Wishes Daphne

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  29. Gorgeous!!!! the purple looks amazing.

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  30. Adding purple gave your old wreath a whole new look, I love it. It looks so pretty.

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  31. B-E-A-U-tiful!! I love the pop the purple gives the wreath:) YOu are amazing. Can you come and wave your magic wand here?

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  32. Amazing what a little pop of purple can do! So pretty, it's fun to see what a little non-traditional color use. I just popped over to see Maria Elena's, beautiful job both of you!!

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  33. Oh my gosh! The purple was such a "wreath changer!" I have never used purple much in decorating until the past year and I'm now loving it! I was looking at my old fall wreath and wondering what I could do with it!

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  34. That is such a pretty wreath Gina. Looks so pretty on your door.

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  35. I have got to get started on Fall decorating! I love the look of a Fall wreath but never seem to get myself to make one. It does add a lovely touch to your front door! Perhaps if I put up a Fall wreath it will delay the need for the winter one??

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