Here is my wreath for this month ... but it was very short lived. December, it turned out, had different plans for it! In fact, the new month arrived with our first real dose of winter: a dusting of snow the night before, followed by very strong, icy winds. Not at all the right weather for an outdoor wreath. So because I didn't want my wreath to be blown away, I brought it in.
Rebecca had the idea of making a Saint Lucia crown with it, that she could wear on her birthday (which is Saint Lucia's Day). But after I tamed and tightened the pine bows into a tidier circle, it was clearly too big and heavy, and a touch too prickly, for a crown.
It became our Advent centerpiece instead, which is precisely what we needed this month. We lit the first candle, and celebrated the first Sunday of Advent around the dinner table.
Happy December, and happy Advent!
I'll be making a wreath each month, using spur-of-the-moment inspiration and whatever nature offers me at that time.
September birthday wreath