This year while bringing down the Christmas boxes from the attic and digging in, it was clear that we needed some updating.
Our boxes are filled with decorations that we have had since we got married.
OK, in reality some of them I have had since college.
Last year they seemed ok.
But this year for some reason, I just couldn't put some of them up.
They just aren't "us" anymore. The front door wreaths were such.
So the boys and I made some new wreaths for the front door. I'm glad they were game to help because the circle looks pretty small until you start wrapping, and wrapping and wrapping.
It took us two nights off and on, but we got them done. And we're pretty happy. It was our little bird lover's idea to add a little chickadee. I think it totally makes the wreath.
Since our doors are green, we needed a light color to stand out against the darker background. And I'm still in love with that plaid flannel from the new pillows. We used some of the scraps to cut out leaves. Add a stick from the yard and a little bird...and you've got an entirely new look for the front doors.
The previous versions were originally purchased by my mother-in-law at a craft fair several years ago. They had little fisherman and ducks on them, but in an attempt to make them more "us" I removed them.
I'm liking the new version much better.
Now on to the fireplace mantle.