the ever-evolving wreath just evolved for twenty twelve…
Posted in christmas ideas, handmade December 13th, 2012 by pia


For those who have been reading my blog since the beginning (it’s been 5 years this month!), you might recall my early attempts at the ever-evolving wreath back in Amsterdam, using materials I had on hand. Now in Sydney, I started a new wreath this time last year, using an embroidery hoop as a base and adding cut branches and found foliage from my backyard. This is what it looked like in 2011…


Then I let it wither and age, and fell in love with it even more…


It has been resting on top of the piano for most of the year, although I did use it as a prop for a very special shoot a few months back (to be revealed in the next post). For the holiday season this year I have added hydrangeas and seed pods from the back garden, and this is what it looks like now, for 2012…


Do you like it? I’m really happy with it. I’m not sure how well it will age, the hydrangeas may just shrink and brown, but we’ll see, I’ll keep you posted.


PS and I managed to sneak a little blossom behind her ear when she wasn’t looking…


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  1. Briana says

    It’s beautiful! I’m inspired to create one of my own after admiring yours for the last two years. 🙂

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  2. Leslie Oschmann says


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  3. pia says

    thanking you!

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  4. pia says

    I hope you do, it’s lots of fun

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  5. Emma at The Marion House Book says

    Dried hydrangeas are beautiful. I just plucked some from a winter garden in Toronto a couple of days ago. I think it will be just as beautiful a few months from now.

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  6. Angy Braine says

    sigh…. and how satisfying knowing that this (gorgeous) creation of yours has resulted in a “one of a kind” – this to me is the real beauty behind all the making, sharing and showing we do here in blogland – INSPIRATION … with healthy doses of pride, confidence and flattery of course. PIA. YOU. ROCK. XX
    PS – ♥♥♥ Blossom for a blossom ♥♥♥

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  7. Caroline @trend-daily says

    Lovely Pia. You can’t beat decaying flowers around the home! The wreath looks very beautiful now and I think it will decay in a very lovely way 🙂 caroline

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  8. geisslein says

    oh my, the last picture is SOOOOOO CUUUUTE!
    can´t stop watching it!
    greetings from cold germany, geisslein

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  9. LatteLisa says

    It looks beautiful!

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  11. We Heart Home says

    The one with the purple flowers is my absolute favourite! good work Pia!!


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  12. Kirti says

    HI Pia – I’ve been visiting for a while – always inspired!

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  13. Sara says

    Lovely! You give so much inspiration. In your book you mention that you were thinking about making a book with your decorating ideas. Will there be one? I would probably be the first in Sweden to get a copy. I really enjoyed (and still do!) your wandering heart book, so I´m really longing for more.
    Christmas hugs from Sweden 🙂

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