Thursday, June 6, 2019

Garden Wreath Re-Do, A Wedding Anniversary and D Day

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Today, I will be sharing a Garden Wreath that I added a few more things to and a special Anniversary date.....

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A few weeks ago, I shared my Fairy Garden Mantle on my faux Fire Place in my sitting room.....
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Last Summer, I decided to decorate my Sitting in a Garden theme......

I made this wreath for the door of the room......
In the early Spring, before my surgery, I decided to add a few more things to it......

More flowers, a butterfly, some garden tools and even a hat and lights!!
This is how it now looks.......
Let's start with the bow that is made with a ribbon bought at Dollar Tree......
I added this yellow butterfly that I bought after Christmas on clearance......
It is an ornament!!!!
I tucked a little straw hat that I had in my stash under the bow a bit, on top of a pair of garden gloves....
And added a mini garden rake.....
Hanging the the middle of the wreath is a trio of garden tools.....
And a bird's nest and eggs was added to the center of the wreath.....
I added more flowers including a bunch of bright pink ones......
Can you see the mini garden shovel??????
There are seed packets......
Little clay pots.......
A mini galvanized watering can.....
And galvanized pails......
I am sure you noticed the string of Dragon Fly lights on the wreath.....
The set was bought a few years back at Dollar Tree.....
The battery pack is tucked into the center of the wreath making it easy to turn them on......
And here it is lit up in the evening......
It is just a small set of 10 lights so they did not go around the entire wreath......
Here it is with the hall light on.....
I hope you enjoyed seeing how I re-did this Garden Wreath for the Summer......

Going from this.....
To this......
Soon I will be sharing more of the the Garden touches that I added to the Sitting Room for the Summer......

Today is the 75th Anniversary of D Day....A Day that will live in Infamy.......
I have been watching all the tributes on TV both in Normandy and here locally.....
May we never forget all the troops that stormed that Beach and those who lost their lives that day and those that survived and turned the tide in World War II....
A grateful Nation honors you!!

June 6th is also another special Anniversary.......

My parents were married in 1942 on June 6th, 2 years before D Day.....

Shortly after they were married, they moved to Spartansburg, S.C.where my Dad was in Boot Camp before being deployed overseas in World War II.......

He would be gone overseas for nearly 5 years.
 My Mother lived with her parents until he returned.

My Dad was one of 5 Brothers who all served in World War II and fortunately, all 5 brothers made it home to their loved ones.....
Today would be my parent's 77th Wedding Anniversary!!!

They were both born in 1919 and would have turned 100 years old this year!!!

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  1. I love your fun wreath, Debbie. Every time I look at it I discover another detail.

  2. Hello my friend! I've been away but slowly trying to make my way back. Your wreath is full of imagination and it's so cute! I enjoyed reading about your parents. Your father and his brothers were very brave and it's incredible that all five were able to return home. I hope you're doing well. I think of you every day. {You're on my prayer list.} Hugs, Sandi

  3. I loved your secton on DDay and the wonderful photos of your parents. What glorious treasures!

  4. The wreath was a feast for the eyes, so beautiful. I enjoyed your thoughts on D Day and the lovely photographs.

  5. your mom is a gorgeous lady. She is so beautiful!

  6. Wow this is so colourful and bright! Perfect for any summer garden

  7. Great post!What a gorgeous pictures of your parents!I love your pretty wreath and the beautiful tribute to 75th Anniversary of D-Day!Hugs!I hope you are better of your surgery each day!

  8. Her crown was already pretty, but with all the embellishments she added she was really pretty and interesting. Congratulations
    I found the photos of your parents beautiful.

  9. Enjoyed reading about your parents, Debbie! They were both very good looking. Little did they know just two short years later what would happen. My grandfather was on the beaches of Normandy and left three children and one on the way behind. Thankfully, like your father and his brothers, he came home...wounded but home. Hope you are recovering well. Love your wreath!

  10. Peggy was not able to leave a comment but emailed me so I am posting her comment here:
    How lovely!!! Love your special details.
    could not comment on your blog but had to let you know how I enjoyed your entire post!

  11. Wonderful tribute you have posted here Debbie. Greatest generation. Such a nice wreath and would make a nice gift for a summer birthday gardener. The little tools would be great for potted plants.
    Your Mom and Dad had a fine wedding it looks to be. You look more like your Dad I think. Handsome couple. I love the wedding bouquet and it's so loaded with flowers, gorgeous!

  12. Awesome wreath! Love it. If you’re not aware, I have a new UNLIMITED Monthly Link Party! I’d like to invite you to bring this post and more over and linkup with everyone.

  13. Such beautiful photos of your mom and dad. He very handsome and your mom very pretty. We must never forget the sacrifices made for our freedoms. Your wreath is beautiful and the added extra pieces were great additions.. Little add touches sometimes really make a difference.


    1. Cindy,
      I could not find any other way to get in touch with you so I am responding here...Thanks so much for your kind comments!! And thanks so much for stopping by!!

  14. Your parents were a beautiful couple. I'm so glad that all five made it home safely. My dad served in the Pacific in the Air Force.
    Your wreath is too cute! I love, love the seed packets and the mini garden tools.

  15. Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared.

  16. Wow, that wreath is too pretty! Love all the cute little gardening accessories. Your mom was beautiful and your dad so handsome:) Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

  17. Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared.

  18. Happy Anniversary. I like how you made the wreath a little fuller and lights are a nice way to make it standout at night.


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