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Friday, December 13, 2013

Wintersteen Farms Wreath…

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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The mantle sure feels warm and inviting now!

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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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14 comments:

White Ironstone Cottage said...

looks beautiful
Love being out in the garden in my pj's too
xxoo
Pam

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a fabulous wreath. I buy a real wreath every year and use it on the inside of our door. It makes the whole house smell wonderful! Happy holidays my friend!

pballard said...

I was so happy to see that you won. Good for you!

awal.ny said...

Oh, I wish I had a patio fireplace. I just love how yours looks. Amazing, bring on Christmas. Alaina

chateau chic said...

The wreath is so beautiful! Congratulations on winning Maria's fabulous giveaway!
Mary Alice

HeatherF1 said...

Looks beautiful! I bet you will start decorating out there every year now!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Congrats on winning this beautiful wreath!!!

Blessings,
Linda

Sylvia said...

Congrats on winning and your patio is so pretty.

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ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

The wreath is beautiful, a nice item to win.

Leena Milligan Lanteigne said...

You're so cute, running around in your jammies to get greens! LOL! This wreath is gorgeous and I bet it smells wonderful! I love how you added to its beauty and made an entire holiday theme for your patio! I can just imagine sitting outside in front of a roaring fire on a chilly night with some nice hot cocoa and cookies! What time should I show up? LOL! Merry Christmas! xoxo, Leena

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Tracie...looks great! I was lucky enough to win one of these a few years ago...Oh I remember the fresh scent!!

Sherry Thecharmofhome said...

What a beautiful wreath. It all looks lovely.
Sherry