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Sunday, November 22, 2009

For My Porch

I'm going to tease you a bit with this one, chicks! First, little snippets of what I just made before we come to the BIG image. Now don't go sneaking down to the bottom of the post. Shame on you; you peeked!!

It's very windy in our city today. Cold and sunny though. My house isn't a great one for taking photos so I did the best I could.

A trio of paper roses along with a feathered background and some little faux flowers.

An exquisite embroidered ribbon that I attached with 3 pearl tip pins.

An old sweater clip glued on along with 2 more paper roses, faux pearls wrapped around it and shimmery iridescent posies.

Another view. Are you catching the vision here or have you guessed what it is yet? :-)

I took this picture with the sun shining and it isn't showing the beauty of the wreath but...

...this one does!! I photographed this one on the little grape arbor we have on our back fence so it was in shadow. I love this feathery wreath. I made it for my front door. Squeeeeeeeeeeealllll!!!!!

And attached to my red front door! Looks even prettier on the door and in person.

A quick update on our son for those of you who read about his ordeal (read here) in April and are asking me about him frequently.

He had surgery 2 weeks ago and is doing much better with the pain in his leg. He still has blurred vision at times, still has ringing in his ears, but this surgery repaired his knee cap, which was severely injured when he was attacked. He can bear no weight on his leg for 2 weeks (this mean crutches) and cannot work for 3-6 months. So his boss is trying to find him a job that will keep him off of his feet. That's not easy for an RN. One of the gang is in jail, two are awaiting trial, one cannot be found and one is still not identified from the gas station tape. He is truly doing just fine though. For this I am truly grateful. We are so blessed!


  1. Wow Connie, I can't believe they are paper roses. They look so real. Such a beautiful wreath too.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE the wreath!! SO pretty and awesome, you did a great job, Connie ♥♥

  3. Oh my word!! I had not read about your sons ordeal before! Thank goodness he was not killed. Amazing what bullies can do to good people! Let us know about his operation!!

  4. I hadnt' heard about your son before, but my prayers are with him.

    The wreath!!! GORGEOUS!! I have never seen anything like it, and the fact that you made it, makes is all the more special. It looks so lovely on your door. Pink Blessings!

  5. Connie, that wreath is drop-dead gorgeous! Truly. It looks so beautiful on your fabulous red front door! Bravo!

    I remember your son's terrible ordeal and am happy to hear that he is recovering and moving forward.


  6. Good Morning Sweet thing...
    Boy have you been busy over at your house. I love this wreath, it is just fab. and it looks so great on your red front door. I just love it. It is so elegant and demanding hanging there. Look but do NOT touch.

    Great job sweetie. It's beginning to look alot like Christmas at your house.

    Stop by and say hi. I love it when you do.

    Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

  7. You wreath is truly beautiful and I love it on your door..very talented and creative...

    glad to hear your son is doing better....hugs and prayers

  8. Hi Connie, I am so happy to hear that your son is doing well. What an ordeal he has been through!
    Oh the wreath is GORGEOUS! It's amazing hanging there on your red door. That will make you smile everytime you come home.
    It's snowing here this morning and the wind is starting to blow. I hope I'm ready for this.

  9. I grew up in the desert of Southern California, lived at the beach Hermosa Bch and Manhattan Bch and Huntington, lived in Orange County, have kids living in Riverside County and Central California. Times have certainly changed from the 'good old days'.
    You and your family have our heart-felt best wishes.
    I figured it was a wreath at the second to last pic. Boy, can't put over anything on me.
    I am in love with your door/wreath.
    Love It !

  10. I just read about your son Connie...I will pray for him, thank God it was not any worse...but, this was bad enough!!!

    I sure do love that feather wreath...very pretty upon your red door.

  11. Hi Connie! I'm so glad to hear your son is better, that whole thing was so sad, my heart goes out to your son...I hope those thugs are put away for many many years!...I love your wreath!! I want it! Don't be surprised if one day it is missing off your door,it's ok, I just borrowed it!!!!LOL!!! I also want your pink shoe I don't care if you wore it!!!! You should change the name of your blog to Living PINK, Beautifully!!! Have a nice Day!!! Hugs, Jennifer

  12. Hi yourself and thanks for visiting, BUT guess what! You did not miss me! You've actually been visiting me for several weeks and I have been following you for several weeks too. I know there are just soooooooooo many gals to keep up with :), Mollye

  13. Connie - you are a HOOT! Thanks so much for your sweet/funny comments on my blog today. It's always a treat to meet someone like you here in blogland. I look forward to following your blog.

  14. Your wreath is very Beautiful!!! It does look perfect on your front door.
    Thanks for the up date on your son.
    Happy Thanksgiving.

  15. That is really fun! I love how whimsical it looks!


  16. I just LOVE this wreath, Connie! Very beautiful! And against the red front door ~ WoW!! Now I really wanna paint my front door!

    So glad to hear that K is doing well after his recent surgery. I pray for him often.

    Hope you and your precious family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    Love you,
    Angelic Accents

  17. seriously that is so beautiful!! I need one now!

  18. Y0ur wreath is just gorgeous. I love the feather wreath. I would not be able to put it away or outdoors. Leslie

  19. The wreath is so pretty and looks great. Even though it sounds like your son still has a long road a head of him, I am glad he is recovering. My prayers are with you!

  20. I love the wreath and Really love your red door!!


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