I'm someone who becomes very attached to inanimate objects. I keep using the same fake Christmas Tree year after year because my friend Stacie gave it to me the first year I lived out on my own and didn't even have a couch, let alone a Christmas Tree. Every year I think to myself that I want a fresh tree this year but I feel like I'm going to hurt the fake trees feelings.
I keep using the same ornaments year after year even though some years I would love to have a Theme tree, maybe one that has all red balls and white lights and gingham bows? Or blue balls with while lights and silver bows...but no...I can't have a Theme tree because I have ornaments I've had for years and years and they bring me joy and I only get to see them once a year; so how can I not display them?
Yes...I'm a traditionalist, an obsessive, compulsive traditionalist that can't change how she decorates for Christmas because I'm attached...to inanimate objects.
But....say one year I can't find a certain Christmas Item? Well then I would have to replace it, I would have no choice right? Right!
So last year I lost my Christmas Wreath. Search as I might I couldn't find it. It's gone, it's lost. So Iwanna new one this year.
The first one I found was this one. This is a Leucadendron Wreath with Pine Cones. The beauty of this one is that it's fresh...it's going to dry, so I don't have to keep it, year after year. I can just enjoy it this year and start fresh again next year!
This next one is one I've always lusted after. My sister has one like this and Eddie Ross showed us how to make one on his Blog. I just love the colors and the shininess of this one.
This next one is just like the one Eddie Ross made, only a more traditional looking one.
Several years ago my mom, who has always been very crafty, created a beautiful wreath out of plastic trash bags. I remember she bought red trash bags (where she found red ones I don't know) and we used that wreath for a couple of Christmas'. This next one is made out of regular old sandwich bags and you can go here to see the How-to's.
But I saved the best for last....this is the one Iwanna. This is a Thomas Kinkade Nativity Village wreath, click on it to enlarge and see it in detail. Isn't this one gorgeous? The only problem is this is another one that I can see myself becoming attached to. I don't think I would ever want another one if I had this one.
How about you? Do you change it up every Christmas? Do you stick with tried and true? What Christmas decoration means the most to you? Happy Iwanna Wednesday and may all your Iwanna wishes come true!