My Chairs are Ready for Thanksgiving

Last year I had a vivid vision.
I wanted to create small wreaths to hang on the back of each dining room chair.
The wreaths just couldn’t be found.The local craft stores were scoured, but they weren’t selling the size and kind I envisioned. I checked online. If I could find the size I wanted, I didn’t wanted to pay their price.
I gave up.
The Thanksgiving food was still delicious, despite barren chairs.
This summer I found the wreaths. They were $.25 each at a thrift store and there were just enough for my chairs.

Praise the Lord!

Since some of my fall fabric left, I cut strips to hang the wreaths and sewed the same scalloped decorative stitch along the edges, then unraveled the edges.
I had some of my silk flowers left.
And I created these.
The fabric strips are simple pinned over the chair with vintage brooches.
The long-dreamed vision is a reality. Even my dining room chairs are ready for the holidays.
Maybe one of these days I should start thinking about the food…

Wanna’ see what I did next?

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7 Responses to My Chairs are Ready for Thanksgiving

  1. Katie November 4, 2010 at 1:21 pm #

    I love the wreaths!! Been looking for some for around here… gonna have to head to the thrift stores! 😉

  2. Micah November 4, 2010 at 9:11 pm #

    So very Martha Stewart looking. LOVE IT!

  3. beccarankin November 4, 2010 at 10:55 pm #

    They are beautiful! What a great idea.

  4. Josh and Bre November 5, 2010 at 3:10 am #

    Mindy I love it!!! you always are so crafty.

  5. Ruby November 5, 2010 at 9:25 am #

    Wow. You are very imaginative and very can do!Haven't heard from you in such a long while. How are you keeping health wise? Hope all is going well. If you are planning Thanksgiving in the US then the end of the year is very near!

  6. Kathy November 5, 2010 at 11:42 pm #

    Your wreaths are so pretty -what a welcoming touch -you know they say we must wait for all good things:-)


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