From the Blog
written by Janet Harrold
Bedazzle your front door with a custom made wreath by Cedar Grove Gardens! As you drive around town, take note of how many beautiful wreaths adorn the front door of so many homes. Some are used specifically as a decorative element while others are meant as a warm welcome for family, neighbors and friends. Though it is most commonly used during the Christmas season, the wreath can be used year round. In addition to being a decorative element, its circular shape represents eternity, because it has no beginning and no end. The Christian belief is that it represents an unending circle of life.
If you haven’t yet hung a wreath on your door this season, don’t wait until Christmas. Fall is the perfect time to purchase a wreath as it can serve to purposes at least two holidays, especially if you are having a gathering for Thanksgiving. At Cedar Grove Gardens we custom make wreaths for you while you wait. We actually have a very popular wreath department where you can choose your own ribbon from our selection of top quality ribbon to match your homes decor. Ribbons and bows add a beautiful finishing touch to your wreath and we have quite an extensive variety of plaid, grosgrain and velvet ribbons in colors and patterns that range from soft pastel color choices to bright, vibrant and lively colors. Also a variety of polka dot, gingham, burlap and striped patterns. Oh, and did I mention extremely affordable!
Below are some ideas to transition your Thanksgiving wreath (filled with a medley of faux fruits) into the perfect Christmas wreath by later adding a small selection of ornaments.
Whatever you do, don’t limit yourself to a specific location or even a certain number of wreaths. They can be hung inside or outside, over the mantle or hung in windows. The possibilities are endless. I especially like to hang mini boxwood wreaths in various locations all over the house, in a window, on the mantle or on the back of a chair as seen below in these image by EAB Designs and Stone Gable Blog.
A personal favorite of mine with a modern flare is the square boxwood wreath shown her courtesy of House by Houff.
We also did our own version of a solid square wreath that included mixed greens, such as balsam, boxwood and holly designed by Bob for this years Evening of Inspiration. If you are like so many who don’t have the luxury of time be sure to stop by the shop, we will be waiting with bells on to design something for especially for you!
Thanksgiving that savory holiday that reminds us how blessed we are to live in a world where we have so many things be thankful for, the most important being our health, our family our friends. Gathering around the bountiful holiday table is a special time in our hurried and busy lives. As we sit with our loved ones we want everything to taste great and to look great for this very special occasion. That is why we have gathered a few ideas to help you get inspired and make the most of your Thanksgiving Table.
Love the modern color scheme utilizing many shades of grays and oranges and I love that we get double duty out of our pumpkins and gourds. This image was found on Hostess with the Mostess.
When trying to decide on flowers for your Thanksgiving tablescape, we always recommend a set of 3 or more smaller vases to line the table, this way the flowers are not competing with other important accoutrements that make the entire table not only a blessing but a beautiful piece of art.
below found on style unveiled