Sunday, March 6, 2011

Getting in touch with nature

Hi Bloggerettes!  Saturday was such a pretty day.  Perfect for enjoying the outdoors pulling and clipping grape vines!!! Yep, that's what we did.  Peggie and I spied a patch of vines and decided to make some wreaths, get in touch with nature...you know. 

After twisting and turning and hurting fingers, we managed to create some lovely grapevine wreaths.
After forming the vine in a circle and fastening it together, it
was time for the best part.  I added some lace, a little
pink bird and a bird's nest...

And here's the finished wreath...

Pink flowers, lace rosettes and a pink bird....
I'm anxious to see how Peggie decorated hers.  Maybe she will let me show you.



While I'm in a spring mood, I decided to bag up some pretty blue eggs, tie with a ribbon and put them in my booth.


I hope you are seeing signs of spring too.
So, get out there and create, make, sew, bake, redo, refinish or write something wonderful.  Then share it with all of us!

~~hugs~~
Sissie

53 comments:

Sherry said...

Beautiful Sissie! I love how you did that. I have made willow wreaths before they are fun.
Sherry

NanaDiana said...

Sissie- What a beautiful wreath and I LOVE that little pink bird in the nest. You did a wonderful job..now you must BEG your friend to show us hers too! Hugs- Diana

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

How pretty, Sissie! I can't believe you made the little nest, too! Now I am on the lookout for vines! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

A Vintage Green said...

Vine wreaths - so many interesting possibilities. The nest was such a surprise use of vines.
- Joy

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Sissie,

This wreath is beautiful! Love the pink bird too! I had read somewhere, that if you soak the vines in water first, they are easier to work with. Have a great week sweetie!

Hugs,
Debbie from NJ

Donnie said...

You did a great job creating that lovely wreath. So sweet.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Hi Sissie! I love the wreath! That is a pretty damask ribbon on it too and it looks great with the lace. I made grapevine wreaths by cutting the lengths of grapevine and sticking them inside a large garbage barrel that had water in it. The vines would soften and make a nice circle and then you could take it out and tie it up. But that was a long time ago, and now I just go buy them!! Good for you and Peggy to go into the brush and cut out your own grapevines.

LuLu Kellogg said...

You create the most beautiful things! I love the wreath and the eggs are just dreamy!

Love,
LuLu~*xoxo

Nancy said...

I love the pretty touches you gave your wreath. No signs of spring here, but hopefully in a few weeks!

Hugs,
Nancy

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Lovely, Sissie! I can't believe you made your own grapevine wreath ~ good for you! Love your eggs, I was actually looking for some today while at Joann's.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I don't think I've ever seen lace on a grapevine wreath before Sissie, it's absolutely beautiful! Warm and yummy yesterday in Philly:@)

Maureen said...

How sweet! I would love to know where you got your feathered bird. I love it!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Sissie, you wreath is absolutely beautiful... wonderful job!!!
hugs~~~ Daphne

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Beautiful wreath. You are so very talented. I love how everything you do has a romantic feel and look to it. It is 30 degrees here with 20 to 30 mile an hour winds and pouring rain. Send us some of your spring time PLEASE!!! ~~Sherry~~

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Very spring like!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sissie, that is so very pretty. My husband wrapped some vines to make me some wreaths several years ago. Of course he didn't add any pretties.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

To cute, I have never seen a pink bird. I bet your fingers did hurt! Make Peggy show us hers!

Carol

Shelia said...

Just gorgeousness, Ms. Sissieness! You're so smart and creative! You made your very own wreath and how delicate it looks! You're too good!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

stefanie said...

how sweet!!! they turned out sooo cute!

Patty Sumner said...

I am so ready for Spring! I love the wreath...so creative and lovely. Blessings!

Rebecca said...

Totally love and chic. I mean CHICK! :) Tee Hee....

How you be girly? Love your style and I'm crazy over that wreath of yours! I'm sooo down with that! :)

xoRebecca

~ Regan said...

Looks great,Sissie! I love the wreath, I tried making an egg one last year, and it was a total fail. :/ This one is one is so cute, maybe I throw away all those darn eggs and try somehting more like yours! lol....

Speaking of eggs, love how you packaged the robin's blue eggs, how beautiful...

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Love the wreath. It is so pretty! Love & blessings from NC!

Denise said...

Between all of the pretty tulips that I've been seeing on blogs and your sweet wreath, I can see that I need to get busy and do some Spring decorating!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sissie,
You out did yourself again...it's soooo sweet!

Blessings,
Linda

Riitta said...

I love your creativity. Very beautiful.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

OMG Sissie,
That is just sooo gorgeous!!
You creative thing you!
I love the eggs too!
I wish it was looking spring around here. I am pretty tired of winter.
Love your new header too, so very pretty!
Cindy

trash talk said...

Oh mylanta...you made your own wreathes? Girl...is there anything you won't give a try in the name of beauty? You're amazing!
Debbie

Blondie's Journal said...

I've always wanted to learn how to make a grapevine wreath. Yours is just beautiful! I love the little nest! Very sweet!

XO,
Jane

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

Sissie, like those cute nest. Good job! judy

Petite Michelle Louise said...

what a sweet wreath. i love that petite pink oiseau! small signs of spring here...snowbanks are beginning to melt and i can now actually see past them when i'm backing out of my driveway! yikes. long winter here. but...birds will be chirping and my crocuses will make an appearance soon! all is good..all is good! Oh happy day!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Lots of pretty spring in your booth! Love the wreath!

Linda said...

Sissie, what a brave girl you are......those grapevines can be brutal on your hands and fingers. The wreath turned out stunning.
Linda

Sherrie said...

Sissie, What a beautiful wreath!

Collected Treasures...for the home, heart and soul said...

All so beautiful....and so funny as well. I spent Sunday afternoon with a huge long pole removing bird nests from last season from the trees around here.....sounds easy, but definitely a challenge......
are we crazy or what...
xojana

One Cheap B*tch said...

What a lovely wreath! No real signs of spring here yet - except in my house. I'm trying so hard to be patient!

Jeanine

Lululiz said...

The wreath is so pretty, love the little nest.

Mari said...

OHHHH SISSIE GIRLY, I LOVE YOUR GORGEOUS WREATH :)

XO~MARI

Diane said...

Oh, Sissie, I think we're all craving spring! I did a little pot with eggs yesterday and so did Cindy Adkins. Now I see you're in the same theme!
We all just can't WAIT for spring to HAPPEN!
Hugs, Diane

Passionate for White said...

So very pretty and I love that pink birdie!

Sares said...

How pretty Sissie! I like your little birds in the nest at the bottom and those eggs are great, I love that robin's egg blue!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Amazingly sweet and simple wreath! I LOVE it! You gave it your famous "Sissie Touch"!!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

How fortunate you are to have access to those vines. Your wreath turned out so pretty, nice and pink Spring-y.

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi Sisse, I love your sweet wreath.
Hugz,
Kim

Atelier de Charo said...

So lovely Spring wreath!
Xoxo
Charo

Debbie said...

Hi Sissie...you are a master with white and pinks. That package of eggs looks wonderful in the basket. LOVE the pink birds! Great start to Spring!
Hugs,
Debbie@lakehouse

Ginger said...

Your wreath is over the top beautiful and I love the lace flower with the pink rose inside. And that BIRD, well, I just love it.
Ginger

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Such a sweet spring wreath! And I LOVE that vintage pillow from your last post!

Diann said...

Oh, your wreath turned out so sweet! It really looks lovely. Great job on creating the grapevine wreath!

Nancy's Notes said...

Sissy, everything you touch turns into something just absolutely gorgeous! Every time I see your header, I remember why I love pink!

Nancy

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

What fun! Plus it is too darn cute...all of that sweet spring goodness is making us want to start decorating our homes....ah...but first we need to finish the store :)

Frenchy said...

So gorgeous ! Delicate, feminine ! Oh you are the best ! Good job !
Bisous

Marydon said...

Oh, my! Sissie! That wreath is AWESOME ... so springy. We have crocus for the moment. So anxious for all the beauty of the earth to spring forth ...

Have a beautiful eve ~
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

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