Sunday, November 29, 2009

Pretty Wreath, an Ugly Door, Ice Skates & ABC Contest Winner

What's that saying about making a silk purse out of a sow's ear?

Well my Eddie Ross $ store ornament wreath turned out kind of pretty. I loved all the ones I saw on so many blogs "around town." Still, this just doesn't really feel like me.
And, my door is still ugly. Not much of a metamorphosis yet, however I am the only one on my floor to hang anything. And, this is my first year to decorate my door at all. Maybe others will follow suite? That could be a really nice change!

Remember those ice skates my Thrifting Fairy Godmother lead me to? Well, I had planned on hanging those on the front door. However, I didn't have a good spot for the wreath inside, so the skates came in and the wreath went out. I like the way they look hanging on my recycled drawer front coat rack. I spiffed them up with some new ribbon and a few picks from Joanne's. I had wanted a pale blue for the ribbons, but this is the blue color they had in the thin grosgrain. The skates are so heavy they really required strong ribbon. Now I love the bright color. Try as I might, I am not really a pastel kinda girl.
Christmas Skates
I think these will stay up all winter long.
That turquiose and red makes me happy!

Letters! I've got letters (of the abc kind) and for such a last minute idea they were a hot little contest with 65 comments! So thanks for your enthusiasm!

reelinitin said...

I can't seem to get my comment to post but these are so cute I am going to try one more time! holly hollydonahue at hotmail dotcom
Holly, persistence pays off!

I'll email you shortly. In other news, Thanksgiving was a lot of fun. We went to two different random collections of "orphaned friends" and had a great time. The rest of the weekend was a crafting Lollapolluza. So stay tuned!

I am sharing my door and my skates on Metamorphosis Monday!


The Mixing Bowl said...

The skates and wreath look great! Can't wait to see what else you have to share. --Laura

laterg8r said...

love the wreath - can't wait to see your palooza :D

Wendy @ Ramblings from the Sunshine State said...

The skates look great!

Love the wreath, I am wanting to make one myself.

Ashley said...

I'm absolutely loving those skates! Such a wonderful idea!

happileah said...

Wow, I love the wreath & I think it looks cute against your door (which is NOT ugly!) and those skates *almost* make me wish for snow & ice..

Patricia @ ButterYum said...

Adorable wreath! And the skates make me wish I had an old pair hanging around.


Its So Very Cheri said...

I want to get a pair of ice skates to go with a decorating project.


sara said...

Love those skates!

Miss Obara said...

My daughter is an ice skater. So it's hard to find 'skating' stuff to decorate with. But, we've got tons of old skates...never thought of just changing the laces. Cute idea!

Marigene said...

I love the wreath, ice blue/white/silver, so pretty...the skates look great from the drawer. I love the turquoise laces, makes the skates really stand out.

Robin's Nesting Place said...

I like the blue! I found some ice skates at a garage sale this year for $3.00! I hung them on a Flexible Flyer sled on the front porch! I love decorating with things that can be used all winter!