Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Welcome to My addition of Western Wednesday!
I’m really not sure what’s been happening around here….
….but I’m pretty excited about Christmas this year.
Maybe it’s the thrill of hope…
Or a weary world rejoicing.
This year I’m all about decking the halls for Christmas, listening to my Christmas playlists and displaying my Santa mugs ready for hot cocoa.
However, While out shopping…
I discovered these deep red flowers (hydrangeas I presume… frosted with faux snow) at JoAnn’s. I loved their bold red. I knew that I wanted to incorporate them into some aspect of my decor. I’m not much for faux flowers, but these definitely caught my eye. The bold red, frosted with snow made me think Christmas or winter! I’m loving the texture that is added to the flowers from the faux snow.
For me, these flowers just fit the season.
I decided to add a little country Christmas cheer to my front door with a custom rope wreath using these bold red flowers.
Once again, I’m upcycling and reclaiming! This is another one of my rustic and refound, so to speak. Bringing my trash to treasure!
A Western Rope Wreath
No, this wasn’t one of my husbands ropes. This was one of my old ropes. For what ever reason it was tossed into the discard pile. I’m a saver don’t you know??? So still loving the look of it and the color, it became an upcycled Christmas decoration.
While making my rope wreath a little different…
I styled my coils a little on the loose or natural side with my hondo showing. I wanted more rope to show. Often the hondo will end or sit differently. With a more natural look the hondo will be on one side and the tail on the other side. Some folks like nice tight rope coils for a rope wreath.
I think that you can make a rope wreath to fit anyone’s taste.
Though not washed, it may show the “used look”. “The used look,” also gives a rough or old look and makes the rope wreath unique. It fits any reason or season and makes a great display on the front door, back door entry, wall… they are so versatile.
Loving to rope steers as I do, this wreath is fitting for my door!
To complete my ensemble, I added an assortment of greenery and a plaid bow.
I think that plaid fits that country look that I was going for.
Red is a great color for the Christmas season, but it matches lots of holidays.
I’m just bringing a little part of the west to my home.
Sharing a little wild west stylin’ for my wild west livin’