Today’s offering is not really a teapot but since it is tea related I figured it would be the right day to share a wreath that I made years ago. It was really an easy thing to make and I have had this wreath hanging in at least 4 different houses over the years so you can see that it is one of my favorite wall decor items.
What makes this wreath so special is that it contains some items that came from both my Grandma Brown and my Grandma Dittus as well as from Chris’s Grandma Kate and Grandma Betty. It makes me smile every time I look at it because it is special. Very special.
I took a grapevine wreath that I had purchased at Hobby Lobby and simply hot glued every thing on the wreath. Quick and easy and I had a great wreath to hang on the wall.The teacup and saucer came from Chris’s Grandma Betty. The spoon which reads 1910 came from my Grandma Brown. The vintage postcard at the edge of the picture came from my Grandma Bonnie (Dittus). The glove came from Chris’s Grandma Kate. We had so many great items to sort through when we cleaned out Chris’s parents’ house but I had gotten these items long before to make the wreath. I also had a handkerchief that came from my Grandma Bonnie but I think it came off in the last move and got lost. I just realized that when I took these pictures. I am sure it is in a packing box somewhere .
Repurposing items like these is a great way to keep memories of loved ones alive and seeing this wreath eery time I pass through our dining room brings a smile to my face.
Do you have anything special that you have made with items you have saved from loved ones? I would love to hear what it is so feel free to leave a comment and remember that every comment this month will help to support our Comments for a Cause –SAFE, Inc of Transylvania County.
“As the message drained away Vimes stared at the opposite wall, in which the door now opened, after a cursory knock, to reveal the steward bearing that which is guaranteed to frighten away all nightmares, to wit, a cup of hot tea.*
* The sound of the gentle rattle of china cup on china saucer drives away all demons, a little-known fact.”
― Terry Pratchett, Snuff