Sunday, November 19, 2023

Christmas Wreaths

Laura Dowling - Flower Magazine

Old Town in Alexandria, Virginia has an annual holiday outdoor decorating contest that was founded in 1959.

In keeping with Old Town’s historic provenance, contest rules require that – except for festive bows and ribbons – the decorations should feature only natural materials. For the residential contest, the decorations must all be made by the homeowners themselves. Professionally-made decorations are not eligible for the residential contest. For the commercial contest, decorations can be professionally created, however decorations should only feature natural materials.

This is an example of the type of wreath residents and businesses in Old Town do - this one was on a door near historic Gadsby's Tavern. I use to love walking around Old Town at Christmas to see all the wonderful decorations.

This lime wreath would be fabulous here at CCC. Alas, fresh wreaths are not big here in South Florida as they do not last well - our average temp in December is 75 degrees. Folks tend to opt for artificial wreaths here.

If you would like directions for making this wreath you can find them here. This wreath calls for 100 limes! 

I am still figuring out whether I will have wreaths on my front doors this year. I do have the rest of my front entrance Christmas decorating all planned. I am having my windows washed on Friday, so I will do my outdoor decorating next weekend.

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