I recently was the lucky winner of a giveaway hosted by Dreamy Whites. One of the items in her giveaway was a gorgeous wreath offered by Wintersteen Farms! I am not kidding when I say I received the wreath within 24 hours of giving my address. The wreath arrived packaged beautifully in a box that would be perfect for any recipient. The wreath had a protective wrap to keep the evergreen fresh and a beautiful card and satin ribbon was also enclosed. I see that there are other ribbon options on the website, but the white one is perfect for my patio!
I have never decorated my patio area for the holidays before today. Receiving this beautiful wreath is a perfect and fabulous start to inspire me this year.
Once the wreath was hung, I realized the faux garland we have in storage was not to be matched up with something so pretty! So I headed outside in my jammies and slippers to snip some branches off of a tree across the street (I know you are laughing at the idea of such a sight) but I was already comfortable in what I was wearing! I collected the evergreens and twigs and brought them back home and started to play…I already had this fabulous chippy planter sitting on the mantle ~ this is what came to fruition as I tucked and stuffed twigs and branches and dollar store candles.
Dollar store candles come in so handy for projects like these, and because it sometimes can get windy, these lower filled candles are perfect for when entertaining on our patio.
Once I felt I had accomplished the look for the mantle I quickly hurried inside and emptied our fruit bowl and brought it outside. Filling it up with a candle, the extra evergreens and twigs I now have a darling centerpiece for my coffee table as well.
The mantle sure feels warm and inviting now!
I can’t thank Dreamy Whites enough for the amazing giveaway and Wintersteen Farms for such a beautiful gift. If you still have shopping to do for someone ~ I highly recommend ordering a gorgeous wreath for that special someone! Such a thoughtful and festive gift to receive…I think a new holiday tradition of ordering myself one for the patio every Christmas has begun! Such a simple and easy experience!
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