I love door wreaths - baubles, feathers, full on fir or simple branches are all fine by me.
I have clear memories of walking to school and awarding the door wreaths I passed a mark out of ten. We grew up with a turquoise tinsel door wreath with silk baubles hanging from it which, to my mind, was the epitome of great taste and the only wreath to merit a perfect 10.
Nowadays I am always delighted to see how many doors are decorated with fabulous wreaths & love that the majority are made from fresh foliage, berries and fruit. I have been wreath making this last week using the traditional method of covering a wreath frame with fresh moss (one of the truly great smells in life), wiring on fresh fir around the outer edge and middle, saving the best triple branches to decorate the top, before adding the "bling" of festive decoration. It is quite a time consuming process but the result is a really strong wreath where the damp moss keeps the foliage fresher for longer.
The dog has been very patient while I've been making them so I'm off out now to take her for a good long hike but I will be keeping my eyes peeled for turquoise tinsel and that all elusive 10 /10.
Tania is a forty something year old North Londoner with a love of flowers, floral design and floristry.