Monday, October 4, 2010

Fall Wreath

I look to my farmers markets for inspiration when I have a project to do; farmers like Sage Mountain always help me out~
It's time to put a new wreath on the front door, so I found this one in the basement~
after a run by Sage yesterday at the Rancho Santa Fe Market, I got to work on the wreath, between sales~
I ended up nixing the winter squash, and the wreath needs a little more work, but here is how it looked at the end of the day~

I don't know how long the pieces will last, maybe everything but the red peppers will be last; I could varnish the apples, but I just leave everything just as I bought it~
I added in some pieces of moss to make it look less "dead & dry."
I'm doing Apples & Antlers for Christmas, but I will wait another month or so to do that. Tomorrow I will show you how this same door looks in Romantic Homes Magazine's Holiday 2010 issue; my home-made boxwood wreath is on the two leading pages. Did I mention, we are on the cover of this issue...I am thrilled!!!


  1. The cover?! I am thrilled for you Andrea! I can't wait to see it.

    The wreath is very cool and the Christmas version sounds very interesting.


  2. Antlers and Apples! What a great combo! Can I get some kilos of lavendar from you tomorrow at your Laguna office? I will be there in the afternoon.

  3. Love the wreath! I should dig around in my basement and find my autumn wreath. I forgot all about it until I was admiring yours. The moss makes such a nice background for the beautiful produce.
    Thanks for the inspiration and your lovely blog!

  4. How unique! I love the colors and textures! Very nice! ♥

  5. Beautiful way to put together a natural wreath for autumn!! Love it Andrea!

    Art by Karena

  6. Oh this looks good enough to eat you clever girl!