Thursday, March 9, 2017

Making Spring wreaths for an amazing house

I had the opportunity to make Spring wreaths for the *most* amazing house of friends at Balsam Mountain Preserve. 

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Since this house is nestled on the side of a mountain in a pristine nature preserve, I wanted these wreaths to look natural and rustic.

Grapevines are plentiful here, so I started with a grapevine wreath, then layered moss, greenery and a few accents in yellow and blue. I really worked to find the most natural looking stems I could find here that would hold up in the wind and harsh elements these mountains deliver.

I love how they look in this gorgeous setting.

Couldn't you just move right in? 

I definitely could.

These glass doors needed a larger scale, so I used larger grapevine bases and added a few more elements to make them really stand out.

What a great opportunity to work on something for this amazing home:-) 

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  1. Wow, the wreaths are gorgeous, Anita! As a floral designer I wish I could get some jobs like this. I used to have many clients, decorated homes for Christmas, made things for restaurants etc. but the place where I worked closed. I really miss it. Now I am going to go see this amazing home!

    1. Wow, that means so much to me coming from you!! Thank you:-) I am hoping to get some more. What I did in the fall there kind of fizzled out, but I'm hoping to pick up some more and at least build my portfolio. Yes, the home is amazing!!

  2. Oh my! So very beautiful Anita! Both the wreaths and the house!! What a most gorgeous mountain retreat! You did a fantastic job with the wreaths. Love the way they blend so wonderfully with the house. Perfection!

  3. A beautiful woodland retreat and your wreaths welcoming Spring.
    Kathleen in Az

  4. Wow, those wreaths are gorgeous! I love that tiny touch of blue in them for a little surprise, too :)

  5. That is an amazing house and your wreaths are so pretty. I have been thinking of a new wreath for spring for our front door so now I have some inspiration!

  6. Beautiful home and the wreaths are gorgeous! Great job.

  7. Wow, that is a lot of wreaths! They are so gorgeous and I love all of the doors with their leaded glass windows. What a fun project to get to do!

  8. Those turned out very pretty Anita!

  9. Great job on the wreaths for this amazing house. They certainly look perfect on the doors.

  10. Your design work is just lovely! It was unexpected for me to see the flowers on the outside(s) of the wreath only and yet so perfect! Girl you have the telent!

    Donna at the Small House Big Sky Homestead, SW Michigan