Thursday, March 31, 2016

Yellow Checked Ribbon. . .

Certain items can be a trigger into one's memory of a time or place.

That's exactly what yellow checked ribbon does for me!


Yellow checked ribbon triggers my memory 
of bows tied up for Spring floral bouquets!

I adore soft buttery yellow flowers for Spring floral arrangements!

While designing a Spring Wreath for 
On Crooked Creektt's  NEW Front Porch (here),
I used soft buttery yellow florals  as my color palette.

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After I had "Mr. Ed" hang the grapevine wreath to the front door,
I began by sticking yellow wildflowers to the left side of the wreath.































When I was satisfied with the placement of the florals,
I did the same to the right side of the grapevine wreath.


















Next,
I filled the grapevine wreath with soft buttery yellow florals in a random, yet strategic pattern.






Then,
I added a stem of various berries, blossoms and leaves for added texture.






























Quite truthfully,
I could have stopped at this point and been pleased with an early Spring wreath.

Instead, 
I added  soft buttery yellow blossoms 
to fill the wreath with florals that mimic Spring sunshine!


To add another Spring time element to the grapevine wreath,
I neatly tucked inside a rusty tin can containing a bird's nest.






I adore the look of this Spring Wreath 
from the reflection in my French Mirror in On Crooked Creektt's Entry Hall!


This is how my Spring Wreath remained 
during the construction of our NEW Front Porch, Holy Week and Easter.

On the day that I waited for the hand rail construction appointment,
I took the idle time to make the yellow checked ribbon into a bow!

First,
I tied a length of the yellow checked ribbon 
the circumference of the grapevine wreath, attaching it at the top.


Next,
I cut approximately 2  1/2 yards of yellow checked ribbon
and gathered it into six loops, making three loops to each side.


Then,
I tied the gathered loops into a square knot onto the grapevine wreath.


I opened yellow checked ribbon loops and "fluffed" the bow 
until I was pleased and had the desired look I preferred.

Taking a black Sharpie marker,


 I began rolling the yellow checked ribbon,


 from the bottom to the top of the strand,


 then loosely pulling down to relax the curled ribbon.




I repeated the process . . .


until all four strands of the ribbon had been curled. 

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Yellow Checked Ribbon
tied into a sweet curly bow 
tells me Spring has arrived On Crooked Creektt!



Until next time. . .


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17 comments:

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

That gorgeous bow adds so much! I liked it a lot without it but what a difference. Beautiful against your dark wood door. Nicely done!

podso said...

You are such an artist! The wreath is beautiful and I enjoyed seeing all the steps as it came into being.

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

You're so right. The yellow bow was the cherry on the top. Beautiful.

Marigene said...

What a pretty wreath...I have a problem making bows!
Everything is greening up on this side of the prairie, how about your side?
Send me your email address, I have a picture to send you.
Have a great weekend, Pat.

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

I love every bit of this! The flowers are laid out so nicely and I love the yellow ribbon and how you displayed it!

Rita C. said...

Beautiful wreath, Pat! Your great eye for design shines once again!

Pinky said...

Your wreathe is exquisite!!! The soft colors are beautiful and I love the wispiness of it. BEAUTIFULLY done!!!!

Pinky said...

I wish you had a "Pin it" button so I could pin this!

aginglikeafinewine.com said...

Beautiful wreath! I'm inspired! I love the look and the colors. Thank you for sharing it.

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Thank you for sharing at SYC!

Art and Sand said...

Your wreath is beautiful - thanks for sharing it at SYC.

And I too am a sucker for yellow gingham.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Pat, Beautiful wreath, loved seeing what how it changed after each addition. And of course a bow always adds the perfect touch to most anything.
Have a great weekend,
Gina

Shelia said...

Hi Pat! First of all, I adore your beautiful front door and that little window! Your wreath turned out beautifully! Love the flowers and the addition of the little bird nest and the finishing touch - the beautiful ribbon. I just think a pretty wreath on the front door really shows that the owners are caring plus it's so welcoming. Thank you for much for popping in to see me. Yes, Campie is such a smart and very funny little boy! We keep him quite a bit so our daughter and do things and he amazes us with all he says! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

The Charm of Home said...

Beautiful wreath! Nicely done! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

Janet Garon said...

Pat, you are very accomplished at making a pretty wreath! I am glad you showed your steps in a simple way because I have never been happy with my attempts to do a wreath. It looks so pretty on your handsome door.

Jann Olson said...

The yellow checkered ribbon is the icing on the cake Pat. You did a fabulous job on the wreath! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Giovanni said...

I love the wreath. I have tried a few different types of wreathes over the years and I have found that they ones that die just annoy me. It is so much nice to have a collection for all of the different seasons that you can put out. What I really enjoy doing is making them in different themed arrangements.

Giovanni @ Coastal Contract Hardware