Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My Wreath is Missing and Iwanna New One!

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!


  1. Hi Alicia, I got a kick out of reading your post. I try to buy at least one new decoration or ornament every year, but I always decorate my tree the same way. I have a theme. I usually decorate with all white and silver ornaments or all blue and white ornaments. This year I kind of want to get a little 3 foot fake tree that is black. I know, so non-traditional.

    I love the Thomas Kincaid wreath. It is so pretty. Do you think you will buy it or is it just on your wish list? I made my mom a photo wreath one year for Christmas. It turned out really well.

    I love your Christmas header. It made me smile this morning. I LOVE CHRISTMAS!

  2. Oh, Alicia...I am so happy to hear that I am not the only one attached to inanimate objects! lol I so understand not wanting to hurt their feelings! I think you deserve a new wreath and, since it will be loved and never hurt, you should get the one you want! Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

  3. Honey, you and I absolutely have the same taste. I love all of them! Although, that last one looks almost Photoshopped to me. I mean, it's great in theory but, I dunno.

    I changed over to twinkling antique-white lights (which I bought online and now they're slowly burning out one by one and I can't find replacements so buyer beware)with silver, crystal and white decorations. But I still have all the tree decorations that the boys made and the "first baby x-mas", etc. What I really need is two trees!

    Um. How do you lose a wreath, anyway? I have to ask...I actually said it out loud but you didn't hear me.

  4. JarieLyn - Glad you enjoyed the post! I've never heard of a black tree...but I bet it would be fun to decorate one. Get it, get it! I'd love to see pics of it.

    I think the Thomas Kinkade one is a little beyond what I want to pay for a wreath, but it's nice to dream isn't it?

  5. Confessions of a Plate Addict - Debbie, I'm glad I'm not alone! I think I'm going wreath shopping this weekend!

  6. Kathryn - Well of course kiddo...we're practically twins separated at birth so it figures that we would be simpatico when it comes to all these wreaths! I went back and looked at the Kincade one and it does seem a little bit like a photoshop deal, but it isn't supposed to be. Either way it's a little beyond my budget for a wreath!

    Brilliant idea...two trees! Now I just have to find a place for that 2nd tree...hmmm.

    And the wreath...I swear I put it in a big plastic bag and hung it on a hook in the garage and last year it wasn't there. I don't know how it grew legs and walked away...but it did.

  7. I don't know much about Christmas ornaments and wreaths , but I certainly know what it means to get attached to objects.
    Anyway, the wreath of pinecones is gorgeous. Go get it and enjoy it!

  8. Oh Alicia, I am with you, I am so attached to my ornaments from all the past years that I just can't do anything else. I love to look at them and remember so many blessings and memories. My wreath finally saw better days and I couldn't salvage it at all this year, so I did a door pocket. Somehow it just doesn't seem the same. The Kincaid one with the Nativity Scene is stunning. I just love it and I can certainly see why you do. The others are all pretty, but that one is so special.

    Thank you also for your kind thoughts and prayers for my family. I really do appreciate it. Hugs, Marty

  9. You picked the best one, Alicia. I have one just like and I love it especially when it is lit....Christine

  10. I love the fourth one. Very traditional, and beautiful.

    And I LOVE your new masthead...!


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