A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Friday, November 30, 2012

Wreaths for the Porch, and vintage English Christmas Towel

Hello! And a rainy day it is on the Olympic peninsula, but that's normal! I am joining the wonderful blog party Pink Saturday with Beverley which I hope you will visit. Thanks for the kind words, prayer and suggestions as I was dealing with an allergic reaction to a piece of furniture...or at least the scents onit...which forced me to run for my inhalers & get it out in the garage fast where my dear sweetie is working it over with lemon juice, baking soda and scrubbing. He was even affected, and he doesn't really have allergies. Thanks you!

The theme for Pink Saturday was On The Porch...and here is my wreath. It has seen a number of Christmases, but I love it, and the color goes so well with my blue and white home. But we haven't gotten much else up, with the health issues, so here are some favorites from Coastal Living magazine, a favorite publication, as I live by the Pacific Ocean...and the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

This is my favorite, a boxwood wreath on a dutch bead board door. Love it!

I liked the mixed greens and shell decoration with knotted rope bow...

And this magnolia leaf wreath reminds of the time we lived in an area with lots of magnolias...

I thought this was a neat porch design job, with the square door wreath...

And this was great with the luminarias flanking the welcoming stairs. I loved the seashell wreath on the door as well.

I wanted to also share this fun 1970s vintage English tea towel with the stylized angel. I picked it up on Christmas in England. So fun! Available at Antiques And Teacups, just click on the photo.

So have a wonderful time visiting the wonderful blog below. I am continually amazed at the creative ladies! They are awesome!!! If I can't do it myself because of limits...I can live vicariously with their wonderful posts! Awesome!

Pink Saturday


  1. Please come link this up for "Open House"!! We'll have a wreath festival!

  2. Loved visiting and seeing your decorated porch.

  3. Very pretty wreath, Ruth! I like the pretty shiny ornaments on it. Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely weekend. Happy Pinks!


  4. Your wreaths are gorgeous, Ruth. Hoope you are feeling better now.

  5. I love the boxwood wreaths also. Several ladies in our church live in very old Southern homes with huge old boxwood shrubbery. Sometimes they make beautiful boxwood wreaths to sell for the church and I would always buy one. They were expensive but so gorgeous and they lasted until I took it down for the Spring. :) So sorry to hear about your allergy reaction and hope it's all better now. HPS

  6. Your wreath is beautiful! So many different wreaths...so much creativity! Hope your allergies improve!
    Have a great weekend!
    sandy :)

  7. I enjoyed seeing your wreaths. I think my favorite was the one with the shells. Thx for sharing



  8. You wreath is lovely. Thank you for sharing other inspirational wreaths.

    Happy Pink Saturday.

  9. Lovely wreaths and pics of Christmas inspired items. I love this holiday season so much.
    Happy pink Sat.
    Jeanne xo

  10. I have a house FULL of old furniture and most of it came from a yard or estate sale or auction. And, most of it has that funny old smell. Lemon juice and baking soda huh? Is there a recipe for it? Hope you're feeling better. I love your door wreath.

  11. Coastal Living is one of my must-read magazines as well!


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