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Rock Island, IL, United States
Hi, I'm Shalom. Artist, crafter, gardener, flea market enthusiast, bargain hunter, and lover of flavor. Welcome to my journey!

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Joy to the World!

Unusually early rounds of snow and cold seems to have put everybody in the mood to decorate early for Christmas and I'm no exception. When you're fighting off the winter blues, you need a little extra sparkle in your life. So I spent my weekend making the jute and yarn-wrapped 'JOY' letters with just a touch of silver and gold for added cheer. I have to say, I do find myself smiling every time I walk down my hallway now. 

This is a wreath I did as a donation for a silent auction fundraiser a few weeks ago and is part of a larger front porch display. My theme was 'Winter's Garden' and I was going for a natural, outdoorsy look. I happened to already have the grapevine wreath (leftover from my wedding!) which sparked my idea for the theme. I had some leftover oranges, pine cones and cinnamon sticks, which made their way into my personal holiday decor above.

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