Welcome to the 177th Metamorphosis Monday!
Greetings! I’m excited to share a small change on the porch for this Metamorphosis Monday. Recently, while shopping in HomeGoods I came across a wreath I have been hoping to make for a couple of years now.
It all started when I saw this shell wreath online a couple of summers ago. I really wanted to make one since I have lots of nice, big shells, but after an extensive search I was never able to find the grasses mentioned in the description online. The one online is made from “natural green caspia, sea grass, avena and white glove with olive green silk hydrangea.” I hadn’t plan to use any silk flowers…just wanted to go with all natural elements. Unfortunately, I was never able to make the wreath since I couldn’t find the elements I needed. The online wreath is 16″ wide and is $44.95.
Image above is from Plow and Hearth
So glad now I never bought the one online because I lucked out this summer and found one that’s almost identical to the one I loved online. Actually, the one I found locally at HomeGoods is better suited for my needs because it measures around 22-23 inches wide, about 6-7 inches wider than the one online. It’s a great fit for this porch door.
My pictures aren’t quite as bright as the inspiration wreath, but you can see how very similar they are. In addition to being a good bit bigger, this one actually cost less at just $39.99…and no shipping costs. So, bigger wreath, cost less and no shipping expense…definitely a better deal than if I had purchased it online.
A few closeups…
Does anyone know where you can buy grasses like these in this wreath and those used in the wreath online? Maybe there’s a place they can be ordered online.
I’d love to make one of these for a friend of a mine.
To give you a little perspective on where this door is in relation to the interior rooms, it’s the door leading out from the family room onto the porch.
You can see in this old post, there’s normally a basket of daisies on this door for summertime. The daisies are all faded from years on the porch, so it was definitely time for a little update. (See more of the family room in this post: Reforming my Faux Ways)
It’s beginning to feel more like summer on the porch with each passing day.
Love this time of year! Can’t wait to see how you’re adding some summer to your home!
For more ideas for decorating with shells, check out these posts below:
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