Ways to Use Wreaths

So, if you saw Friday’s post, you know that we are getting Christmas-ready at the shop. With that, we can’t leave you hanging. We want to tell you all the fun things you can do with that fabulous other holiday green (other than trees and garlands): WREATHS!

We *heart* wreaths. In fact, we hope to have a giant size one in our front window very, very soon.

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By Colonial House of Flowers

Whether planning a winter wedding, or just want to freshen up your house or business for the season, we have you covered.  Colonial House of Flowers wreaths come in sizes ranging from 12-30 inches. There is a size for every whimsy – fresh wreaths, artificial wreaths, and illuminated ones. More, because the designers are inspired by different styles so are their creations.

There are so many fun and beautiful ways to use wreaths.  Let’s break it down…

Wedding Wreaths
Bride & Groom Chairs- OnceWed.com- Photo: Brion Hopkins

You can use wreaths to dress up Guest of Honor or Bride and Groom Chairs and dinner table chairs. A few flowers, a little ribbon. And, viola. They are fancy and beautiful.

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And, here’s another perfect use that is simply chic:  place wreath on a charger. Add a candle in the middle. Wax candles are good, but LED (wick-less) is an option, too.  This is a festive centerpiece that is pretty, easy and low maintenance.

Wedding Blog Chandler Vineyards Wedding by Clary Photo

This picture is from Grey Loves Weddings

One more way: borrow, rent or purchase an etsy vintage cake platter. You can use the wreath to accent the wedding or Christmas cake. The wreath also hides the little tacky-tinfoil-type tray the cake is delivered upon. We recently created a garland about a wedding cake for a rustic, vintage wedding styled by Adorned.  The seeded eucalyptus around the bottom was breathtaking as we hope share the pictures soon.

*Update: here’s our cake as seen on Style Me Pretty:

Escort Card Wreath

photo compliments of Fifty Flowers

And, our final wreath idea. Use a large wreath as a seating chart or guest book.  Okay, I love this idea.

I hope you enjoyed these Ways to Use Wreaths! To see even more inspiration, check out our We *heart* Wreaths board on Pinterest.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

Happy belated Thanksgiving! Hope you are enjoying the season with good food, family and friends ♥

During this season of thanks and giving, we have to let you know that we are most thankful for YOU. Thank you all for supporting our dreams and our florist since 1968.

Colonial House of Flowers is open today for Black Friday as it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the shop.  Fah lah lah lah lah.

We’ve been busy… unpacking decor, hanging lights and creating special window displays.

Come see us. And, happy holidays!

All White to Shopping By Lantern Light.

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Paper white loVE. So, Christmas is just a few weeks away Yes. Well. This happens to be almost the exact length of time it takes to “force” (grow) paper-whites, which happen to make lovely tablescape or ambient decor (as evidenced above). Gorgeous, right?

Yes. We TOTALLY AGREE! We have been dreaming of what to take to Shopping by Lantern Light… and, here it is: beautiful Paper whites. Ahhh, and just in. time. to join your Thanksgiving feast, watch them grow, and blossom for Christmas.  Perfect!

We will be growing them ourselves with the help of a guest gardner.  Oh, there she is… Katie is asking for another pound of mulch and shovel-scoop of dirt.

Gotta go…

See you at the Main Street Farmer’s Market behind a tablescape full of paper whites.

xoXo’s

photo of budding Paper Whites, French linens, or beautiful soup tureen: katydid

 

Honored.

The Nutcracker Ballet has long been one of our very favorite holiday traditions. The Colonial House of Flowers is honored to sponsor the Waltz of the Flowers in the 2012 Averitt Center for the Arts production.

Though you can barely decipher our logo, it is on there. And, we are most proud. Can you see it?

Visions of perfect recital bouquets for all of our ballerinas is dancing in our heads to the sound of Tchaikovsky’s Flower Waltz. And, our pinterest board of inspiration is overflowing to the beat of the Mouse Kind’s foot steps. We can hardly wait!

Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair 2012

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The Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair has long been a highlight of the Colonial House of Flowers year. 2012 is no exception. For years, Mr. Elmer and Mrs. Carolyn Phillips presented a Christmas house where passers-by could peep in a window to see a festively, perfectly decorated room. Do you remember it?

Mrs. Carolyn said they spent a lot of time arranging it “just so,” that there was a light inside to illuminate a scene with Santa, a tree and presents.

This year’s booth and parade entries are inspired by the Phillip’s emphasis on customer service and impeccable, timely delivery. These values have proven the cornerstone of the florist, and part of what make the Colonial House of Flowers so special and magical.

The doors to our little flower boutique opened in 1968… and, we’ve been making deliveries ever since!

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Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair 2012, a set on Flickr.

Very grateful thank-you to the boys from redbpower for the help with the special lighting.