Monday, December 6, 2010

It's Christmas "Time"!

After another recent visit to Otten Bros., a landscape and garden center in Orono, I picked up an oval wreath, designed exclusively by Sue Whitney of JUNKMARKET Style for Otten Bros. With some added clock parts, I hope it brings a "junky" welcome to my front door.

I started with this Sue inspired and designed wreath made in an oval shape. Love that! And the mix of greenery was stunning!

Some clock parts from Sue (via Kathy Stanz of  Sylvia's Vintage Daughter), would be just what the clock doctor ordered for this wreath.  The clocks are a great way to remember to take time for what really matters this Christmas season.

I think this tree wrap gauze will be the perfect bow. I love the natural feel of it and plan on incorporating more nature in my Christmas decorations this year.  Thanks to Sue for the idea via her Home for the Holidays class.

The clocks and parts are pretty darn heavy so some good wire would be in order. I twisted them around part of the clock to help keep it in place.

As it's hanging on the front door, and my daughter has a tendancy of slamming it...oops, I made sure the wire was wrapped good and tight.

Some pieces, like this clock face, were light enough that a good hot glue sufficed.

A little bit of this, and a little bit of that in clock parts were a perfect mix.

And here we have "Big" Ben.

And then there's "Baby" Ben.

I'm not very good at "ribbons" (to say the least). And with a little trial, and a lot of error, I finally came up with something I thought worked. I felt it needed more than just the white ribbon, so I scrounged around and found the chubby rope and large key, along with the "Home" tag.  

Welcome to my home! Now to get the rest of the Christmas decorations up! Got to run.....

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Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Cool idea! Thanks for sharing................TALLULAH'S

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

So charming and unusual...looks great!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

LOVE this Lanette! You are right, the oval wreath is amazing! What a great start to a fabulous look!


Beach House Living said...

Love the oval shape and the clock touches of course.

michelle said...

What a wonderful idea!! I can't wait to see more!! Have fun!!!

Cassie said...

Very cool Lanette! Have never seen an oval wreath around here...your junky accessories are the perfect match! Hope to see more of your home decorated for Christmas...

Julie Pierce, Owner of The Loft on 2nd said...

Simple, tasteful and oh so junky! Love it!
The ladies at the Loft

Day to Day at The Hog Shed said...

Love, love, love your new oval wreath. Good job on the bow!!!

Lisascraftiques said...

I would have never thought to but junk clock parts on a wreath. I Love it!

Kathy said...

Lani - what a beautifully clever (and welcoming) wreath! Great use for some spare clock parts!

Have a Merry Christmas my friend!


Faded Charm said...

You know I love clocks and this wonderful wreath idea is no exception.....wonderful idea! I can't wait to see more of your decorating ideas this year.

Take care,


Stephanie said...

LOVE the wreath - very creative!

lori miller vintage design co said...

me oh my. Love It. Pass on to Sue that I love the mix of greens and the shape. You, of course, added the perfect mix of "vintage Lanette Charm"

miss you at the Barn, see you soon.

Decor To Adore said...

Now this is the best wreath I have seen all season!

Unknown said...

That is darling! Love the oval and the junk! Merry Christmas!


Anonymous said...

I love the creativity!

Merry Christmas Lanette!

Shabby Vintage Junk said...

Ooh an oval wreath....Now this is ONE idea I would have LOVED to have seen AT Christmas so I could have tried it myself....LOVE the use of clock pieces to embellish it....!!

Clever CLEVER you Lani....!!

Tamarah :o)


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