Unlike the birds who fly away when the nest is empty, we keep working on the same nest year after year to make it a restful retreat and cozy habitat for winter. Adding a fall wreath to your doorway, a harvest centerpiece on the foyer table, and burning candles helps to brighten the long dark evenings of October.

This leafy wreath (shown above) is made by wrapping a long strand of Virginia Creeper with Wild Grapevine to form a circle. It takes only minutes to create. The final result is a naturally wild wreath that lasts for several days before the leaves shrivel and dry. At which time, a few embellishments of Indian corn and bittersweet can be added for a continual display of seasonal beauty. 

Keep it real & simple,