Friday, September 6, 2013

Burlap Hydrangea Grape Vines Wreath

Wreath of Celebration


I celebrated my completion of radiation treatments Wednesday with a burst of energy. I felt giddy with relief and well being. I will admit to shedding a few happy tears too. Did 3 loads of laundry, decided to remove a ton of dust and cobwebs from one room, hauled a small carpet outside for cleaning. 


Picked tomatoes with dear GS. He picked a bouquet of dahlias while cutting back the ones that were 'finished'. I pulled the finished bean and tomato plants. Such a pleasure to spend a bit of time in the garden.


After supper I decided decorating a wreath would be a way to mark the completion of this time period in my life.


Used 3 grape vine wreaths (had on hand)
Burlap from the bolt I bought at the market
Dried hydrangea from 2 autumns ago
Wire cut from the roll in the shed
Safety pins from my thrifted stash
Added a small banner the next morning and moved the wreath to my front door.


Added dried hydrangea from my living room bouquets. It was time for them to serve another purpose.



Wove the stems in with the grape vines, added burlap ties (using pins to attach).



My wreath project echos so many other bloggers who are posting 'shop the house/no additional cost' projects.

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And a special surprise arrived at my door, from my dear sister and brother in law...




Thank you for the feature
 Brenda @ Cozy Little House
Jody and Stan @ Rooted in Thyme



41 comments:

  1. First of all a HUGE congratulations - and second of all I'm absolutely exhausted reading all that you did!
    That wreath is simply stunning - the colors are magnificent!!!
    Much love
    ( and take it easy will ya? lol )
    XOXO

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  2. I love the way the hydrangea pick up your house colour. Lovely way to celebrate.

    Love, Gail

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  3. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Am so excited for you. Your wreath looks fabulous! Would you email me your address? I want to send you a little surprise!

    So happy for you!

    Judy

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  4. Absolutely beautiful! I love the colors with the burlap!
    ♥ Jil

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  5. What a beautiful wreath to celebrate your new beginning. I am so happy for you and glad to read that you are in good spirits!

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  6. Happy Pink Saturday!
    Beautiful wreath and flowers :) Great way to celebrate!
    Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

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  7. Congratulations and love the wreath....just stunning...HPS Michelle

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  8. You certainly did have a burst of energy! Lovely bouquet to mark your celebration.

    Debra

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  9. Wonderful way to celebrate the end of treatments! Love the wreath!

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  10. So happy for you Joy ... just wish the best of health always. Love your wreath. I have to enjoy my silk ones as we are not fortunate enough to have hydrangeas.
    Please take care ... glad you fell so energetic.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  11. Congratulations and the wreath is beautiful. Also the floral arrangement is lovely. It's always nice to get fresh flowers.

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  12. Congratulations on finishing treatments. Best wishes for ever increasing faith, strength and health. What a thoughtful gesture from your sister and brother-in-law! I love the wreath! I am a long time shop-at-homer. Yours was the 1st thumbnail to draw my eye at Pink Saturday. Have a Blessed week!

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  13. You have been busy! I love the beautiful hydrangea wreath! Just lovely. Have a happy week ahead!

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  14. Wonderful autumn wreath! Can't go wrong with that beautiful hydrangea. Sweet gift of flowers on your doorstep.

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  15. I used to have lots of hydrangeas in NC and always dried them. What a beautiful way to enjoy them for Fall!

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  16. Congratulations on your reason for celebrating, the flowers sure would have been a pick-me-up. The wreath is pretty and will look nice for your autumn decor.

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  17. Stopping by again, wishing you a Happy Blue Monday!
    ~Pernilla

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  18. What a happy time for you, Joy. I celebrate with you! I had Ovarian Cancer 23 years ago and am also a survivor.

    I love your blue hydrangea fall wreath.

    Happy Blue Monday!

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  19. Happy everything Pink Saturday, Blue Monday, life ...
    You go Girl!
    Wrenx

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  20. I am so happy your treatments are over!!!! :) The wreath is gorgeous. Take care and blessed be.

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  21. Congratulations on completing your treatment. New beginnings, indeed! What a great wreath you created to welcome the new season!

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  22. The hydrangeas look beautiful with the burlap bunting. Wonderful that you had the energy to do so much.
    Ann

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  23. Congrats on your completion of the radiation treatments. Beautiful wreath and flowers. Wishing you all the best!

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  24. Congrats is right ~ Bravo ~ medical tx not always easy ~ Beautiful and creative post and wonderful photography ~ love it all ~ carol, xo

    ps. sending you lots of energy healing hugs!

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  25. Oh Joy! Congratulations! Doing my happy dance for you over here.

    Love your news and your exuberance and your charming wreath! (adore hydrangeas)

    Wonderful wonderful week to you,

    Sally

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  26. I'm so happy for you Joy. That whole ordeal is behind you now, brave girl. I love your hydrangea wreath. In my old house I had the most beautiful hydrangea but not in this house. I was just telling my daughter today that I need to plant a bunch for next year. :)

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  27. This is great and I love the "shop my house" idea!!!!

    Suzie @ Dorothy Sue and Millie B's too

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  28. Joy, joy! So happy to hear the treatments are finished! Now to return to your regularly life, right? Love the wreath. We're shopping house and farm right now, putting together a fall display, finishing up small projects started in the spring but put aside in the rush of summer, just generally slowing down a bit. It feels good.

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  29. This is just precious! I love the creative colors, and textures.... Congratulations on finishing radiation! I believe that is deserving of a huge celebration, and I must say that you made a beautiful tribute to a big moment in your life...
    -Heather
    www.stringtownhome.net

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  30. Your wreath turned out so well. I remember several years ago attempting to make a hydrangea wreath at a class and failing miserably. It was too fussy for my big fingers. Valerie

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  31. Congratulations! And your wreath is beautiful, a lovely way to celebrate the end of your treatment.

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  32. Congratulations, Joy, on the end of your treatments! Glad you're feeling better. Your hydrangeas are such a pretty colour and the beautiful floral arrangement from your loved ones is a wonderful pick-me-upper! Thank you for sharing with us and enjoy the rest of your week.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  33. Two beautiful bunches of flowers. Congratulations on finishing your treatment. Your wreath is beautiful. I've just clipped some of my hydrangeas to try dry, so I might be trying one of these myself.
    Have a great week.

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  34. So delighted that you're feeling well after these treatments - I know it surely means a lot. You truly did have a wonderful, joyous burst of energy - beautiful wreath, gorgeous bouquet from your husband and from your sister! I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
    Kathy

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  35. Congrats on ending radiation! That is so wonderful that you are done with that. I adore your wreath...love the color and the combination with the burlap and the fall banner....just super pretty!

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  36. How beautiful. I love fall and love seeing the different decorations. Congrats on being done with radiation. What a wonderful way to celebrate. Thank you for sharing this with the Less Laundry, More Linking party.

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  37. What a lovely way to celebrate...your spirit shines! The wreaths are incredibly beautiful.

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  38. You must feel so relieved to have the treatments over! I like the little Fall banner you added to your wreath. Thanks for linking up at WhatchamaFALLit!

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  39. Joy, your wreath is simple beautiful. I'm so glad you are over all the treatments! Thanks so much for linking this tutorial over at Live Creatively Inspired. ~Tammy

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  40. Joy, I am so very happy your treatments are over! You are an inspiration to us all! Your wreath is absolutely gorgeous! Much love, Jen

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Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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