Three Weeks of Giving! Dried Hydrangea Wreath..

by postroad on December 1, 2012

Good Morning! How are you? I hope you are snug as a bug in a rug. oh, feels so good to have the home fires burnen’ again. We are hoping to get (another!) tree up this weekend and I am hosting a couple of parties, so it is going to be a rocking, socking fun Post Road weekend!!

And for even MORE fun…… I’ve decided to do three weeks of giving! Yup, three PRV giveaways coming atchya for the month of December. I decided to also make the giveaways into how-to’s and the how-to’s are going to be THREE DIFFERENT WREATHS! Yup, I neglected to include a single wreath in the winter magazine so I darn well plan to make up for that here! ;)

This week I decided to stick with a ‘year round’ wreath. This is a great gift idea because the recipient can enjoy it year round yet it does have the warmth that I associate Christmas with.

So this post is instructional AS WELL as a giveaway! You can enter to win the wreath plus a print copy of winter Homebound and my new soap! Or you can just learn how to DIY….

(1) Gather up your supplies….. you will need-
dried hydrangeas
an old clothes hanger (or wreath form)
candles, cut down smaller
sturdier wire
florists wire
vintage ribbon or lace to hang
wire snips
I was inspired by the wall art in my winter magazine to add the candles. They add such a warm touch. So even though I’m dumb enough to add candles to a dried floral arrangement I am NOT dumb enough to light them! If you use the candles….. please don’t light them. Probably not worth risking life or limb. ok, now that we’ve got the PRV style disclaimer out of the way……
(2) To make your wreath form untwist the old hanger, form into a circle, and reattach at the ends.
(3) I broke the large heads of my dried hydrangeas into smaller pieces. I wanted something light and airy which makes the clothes hanger form perfect for this project.
(4) Securely wire the candles to the bottom of the form.
(5)Loop the lace or ribbon to the top of the form. I secured with a pin as I’m hanging mine where you won’t see the top. If you want use a vintage button or brooch to hold together.
(6) Carefully start wiring the small hydrangea heads to the wires. I found short pieces of florist wire easier to work with when the flowers are so fragile.
(7) Continue all the way around the wreath. Wire around the top ribbon loop so that it hangs straight up from the candles.
(8) Enjoy your handywork!
(9) You will be left with a ton of dried petals that fall off in the process… very pretty in a jar if you don’t feel like tossing!
Me in astonishment that it actually turned out ;)
I hung her above my daybed……. my favorite spot as of late to curl up with some really good books.
Wouldn’t this also be a great spot to curl up with a print copy of my winter magazine??
I am beyond grateful for the encouragement, support, and purchases over the latest magazine! I was SO SO excited to finally get the hard copy in the mail (and the pre-orders shipped out too!) It comes in an improved binding and the pages are so juicy and thick. Not at all glossy like most magazines. It feels like a book to me. And that, my friends makes my heart beat fast.
So if you haven’t already purchased a print copy (or maybe you have and would like to give it to a friend)…… today is your chance to win this hydrangea wreath, Homebound in print, and my new soap too!!
To enter all you have to do is leave me a comment on this post here.
You can enter additional times by sharing this post on facebook, twitter, pinterest, your blog, or any other social sharing site.
REMEMBER TO LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH ENTRY.
Thank you so much for reading, entering, and helping me spread the word about my new magazine! Available in print HERE for $19.95 or digital HERE for $3.95. You can scope out the free version here.
xoHeather
The hydrangeas used in this project are picked from my front gardens. Here’s the current scene…. I love them in all stages. But they are looking especially pretty to me right now bogged down with snow! If you have a sunny location and haven’t had much luck with other hydrangeas these are a great one to try. They are called Limelight and bloom a pretty green and fade into pink.

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Graniteware Gal December 1, 2012 at 6:11 am

Heather, What a beautiful wreath! It amazes me what beauty you can create with a simple coat hanger base! Please enter me in your wonderful drawing. Also, I was at Urban Farmgirl’s shop opening last night and experienced your fabulous soaps and dispensers in person! They are great!!

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Pam Ballard December 1, 2012 at 6:37 am

What a generous giveaway. I am not very good at making wreaths so to win one would be ever so great. Thanks for the chance.

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Pam Ballard December 1, 2012 at 6:39 am

http://pinterest.com/pamballard/
pinned as well. Thanks again.

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Pam Ballard December 1, 2012 at 6:46 am

http://momentslikethese-pballard.blogspot.com/
Posted about this great giveaway… Thanks for your inspiration.

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Pam Ballard December 1, 2012 at 6:48 am
Rani December 1, 2012 at 11:09 am

Hi Heather, thanks for such a wonderful and beautiful giveaway! So delicate and pretty!!!

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Delana Jones December 1, 2012 at 11:10 am

I’m lovin’ the wreath and all of the white too! Beautiful!

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Larissa December 1, 2012 at 11:21 am

Gorgeous wreath, great job!

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Larissa December 1, 2012 at 11:21 am
Kelly Grubbs December 1, 2012 at 11:26 am

I absolutely love the joy your posts bring me. Not only are they beautiful and so full of fresh creative ideas, but your sweet personality shines through and captivates me to where i just enjoy your commentary as much as all the photos! Thank you for all you do!

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DonnaSue December 1, 2012 at 11:40 am

Beautiful hydrangeas! When I lived in Washington we had the most beautiful bush outside our door. I would dry the flowers and spray paint them lightly with gold paint. Just a hint to give them a bit of a shimmer.

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Casey Devine December 1, 2012 at 11:45 am

Lovely, Heather! I picked hydrangeas in various stages this year. The ones that are mostly brown, I will hit with a touch of old gold/bronze spray paint and use for my interior winter wreath. I will use a straw wreath form that I already have, though, and hot glue the heads on. I also tuck them into some of my fresh wreaths with a little hot glue . They are a most adaptable dried flower, for sure!!

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deb December 1, 2012 at 11:47 am

Absoulutly stunning! Thank you for the chance to enter ♥
*hugs*deb

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Ashley December 1, 2012 at 11:48 am

Love the wreath! Would be perfect for my style of year round decorating- is that a style or just laziness? And I love hydrangeas! Thanks for the giveaway!

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deb December 1, 2012 at 11:49 am
Ashley December 1, 2012 at 11:50 am

Shared on Facebook!

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Susan Hosey December 1, 2012 at 11:50 am

I always enjoy reading about your projects. Sadly, I don’t have the time to make them which would make winning this wreath so awesome. I do love hydrangeas- especially in winter. Thanks for offering such a wonderful giveaway.

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deb December 1, 2012 at 11:52 am
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Bonnie December 1, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Heather, I love just about any craft using a coat hanger. It reminds me of the Christmas projects made with pantyhose and a coat hanger.
Love your wreath! Thanks for a chance to win your amazing handy work.

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Jennifer December 1, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Heather ~ the wreath is absolutely beautiful! I love hydrangeas! These soft creamy ones are especially lovely. Thanks for the tutorial on how to make it. I’ll give it a try, if I don’t win this one! :-) Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful wreath. ~Jennifer

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Annie December 1, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Hi Heather,
I would be absolutely delighted to win a copy of your magazine. You are doing a beautiful job BTW!
Thanks!

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Annie December 1, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Would be delightted to win the wreath. It is beautiful!

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Jennifer December 1, 2012 at 12:10 pm

I also pinned this lovely wreath to my board “For the Home” ;-)
http://pinterest.com/pin/10344274115713968/

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Three Sheep Studio December 1, 2012 at 12:11 pm

I have been enjoying the posts you have been sending my way !
You have a nice fresh way of communicating that brings a smile to may face !
Rose

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Wendy December 1, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Oh Heather, what a wonderful giveaway. I love everything!

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Esther December 1, 2012 at 12:16 pm

oohhh…it ‘s ALL so lovely! love the daybed…

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Jackie December 1, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Would love to win. Wish I had thought to collect my dried hydrangeas this year. What a great project!

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Karen December 1, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Love hydrangea wreaths and used to make them from my garden when I lived in the east. They don’t grow so well in the Texas heat and I sure do miss their beauty and simplicity!

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Susan E. December 1, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Would love to win this wonderful giveaway! Enjoy your posts and magazine. Thanks for the opportunity!

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Colleen Maki December 1, 2012 at 12:41 pm

I’m fortunate to have a great friend who shares her hydrangeas with me, but now you’ve shown another way to use them. Thank you! By the way, I love your daybed. . . it certainly does look like a great place to curl up:)

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Jackie Holt December 1, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Heather, I love your posts….so homey and down to earth. I have tried growing hydrangeas but just do not do well in my part of the country. Would so enjoy this having your beautiful wreath.

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Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. December 1, 2012 at 12:45 pm

What a lovely wreath! Hydrangeas make me smile!

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Donna Rae Williams December 1, 2012 at 12:52 pm

This wonderful giveaway just gave me the incentive to write to tell you how happy I am each morning that I find a new message from you in my inbox. I may have to peak in my neighbor’s yard to see if there are any dried blossoms left., because I really want to make this. I also received my bars of soap this week and they are wonderful. Thank you!

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Martha December 1, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Heather, I have a garden full of hydrangeas but never knew what to do with the flowers! Please enter me in your drawing and I hope you have a fabulous December. You are so fun to read, and I am impressed with how you are handling your business AND your family!

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Mary Alice Patterson December 1, 2012 at 12:55 pm

The hydrangea wreath is beautiful. Would love to win!
Mary Alice

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Shannon December 1, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Thanks for the great idea!!! Its so pretty i can’t wait to give it a go! First I need to get a green thumb and plant some hydrangeas!

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Peggy Waara December 1, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Heather,thank you! You did it again. Hope you have a nice weekend.

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Peggy Waara December 1, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Oops! I forgot to mention the drawing. I have a perfect spot for the wreath! :)

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LuAnn December 1, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Thank you for this opportunity. You are so generous. Have a great weekend.

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elma December 1, 2012 at 1:07 pm

OHHH I would love to win that wreath!!!

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LuAnn December 1, 2012 at 1:09 pm

PS–pinned your wreath to my “home decor” board. http://pinterest.com/pin/105764291220827026/

LuAnn

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Brita December 1, 2012 at 1:11 pm

LOVE!! And now I’m inspired to try growing them myself.

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LuAnn December 1, 2012 at 1:11 pm

PSS-shared your link on FB.

Thank you again. LuAnn

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Bon December 1, 2012 at 1:14 pm

I love getting your emails. Love the pictures, inspiration, & information you give!
I would love to be a winner of this drawing. God bless you and Merry Christmas to you & your family!

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Pam December 1, 2012 at 1:15 pm

I love you blog and emails …much better than most of the junk in my in box. Thanks for the chance to win your wreath and soap.

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Carla December 1, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Heather,
I love the tutorial (Hydrangeas are my favorite flower), thank you. Also, thank you for the opportunity to win such a fun giveaway….stay warm!

Carla

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Di December 1, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Whoops I posted on the wrong post , so I pinned your giveaway for a chance to win!! http://pinterest.com/pin/270849365061390997/

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Di December 1, 2012 at 1:25 pm

I am not trying to be greedy because I won a giveaway of yours but I love my shelf (seen here
http://cottage-wishes.blogspot.com/2012/11/homebound-blessings.html) but I love your stuff!! So another chance would be great! Di@Cottage-Wishes

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Kathi December 1, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Oh what a beautiful wreath – the hydrangeas are gorgeous. Even more awesome is your daybed. That little corner would call my name way to often. It’s so prettty!

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Ciji December 1, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Gorgeous wreath, Heather! I must also add how much I enjoy my mason jar soap dispenser pumps that I purchased from your online shop! I have gotten numerous compliments on them, they look wonderful in my bathroom and kitchen, simply put, they are AWESOME!! And I love the organic soap recipe you included in my order! Thanks, Heather!

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Karyn December 1, 2012 at 1:28 pm

I absolutely love hydrangeas and have never been able to grow them…..

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Ciji December 1, 2012 at 1:30 pm
Angela December 1, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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Sherry Duke December 1, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Love the colors! Heather you are so creative and always inspire. This would look beautiful in my guest room.
XO Sherry

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Janna December 1, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Oh…. So pretty. I don’t make things very well. I would love to win! Thank you.

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Deb December 1, 2012 at 1:48 pm

I’m into watering cans and just love the photos of your can with the hydrangeas. Just beautiful. I’d love to enter to win your beautiful wreath. Thanks! Love your snow, too!

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Celia December 1, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Beautiful wreath – I love hydrangeas! You are very talented – I don’t know how you do it all!! Will also link you to FB. Merry CHRISTmas:)

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Esther Perez December 1, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Love this wreath. I actually have a hydrangea bush but my flowers don’t cluster like yours. Must have a differently varity. Never thought of drying them. Think I’ll give it a try this summer. Thanks for a chance at the giveaways. hugs Esther

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Teri December 1, 2012 at 1:56 pm

How beautiful that wreath is!!! Your pictures always touch my soul;such simple,pure beauty. I would be so happy/thankful to win your generous giveaway. Thanks for the chance!

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Deb December 1, 2012 at 1:56 pm
Sara December 1, 2012 at 1:58 pm

You are always so inspiring! I would totally jump up and do the happy dance if I won!!!!!! You make such beautiful things.

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sandi December 1, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Hydrangeas are probably my favorite dried flower – lovely wreath! Thanks for a chance to win!

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Marge December 1, 2012 at 2:03 pm

I want to try making a wreath, so to win one would be awesome. Thanks!

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lynaeve December 1, 2012 at 2:06 pm

thanks for the chance

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elizabeth December 1, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Wow. You are amazing! I love it! Love the idea of using a wire hanger to as the wreath base. I would love to hang in my home yearround! Thank you for the opportunity to win. Your blog has a special place in my heart as I grew up in Michigan and then married and moved to texas several years ago. But seeing everything there makes me miss home. Lord bless +elizabeth

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Joanne December 1, 2012 at 2:11 pm

What beautiful wreaths! I would love the chance to win one and I have been wanting to try your new soaps. Count me in. Your winter magazine is just wonderful, full of great ideas and fabulous photos.

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Jean Ross December 1, 2012 at 2:13 pm

What a sweet giveaway! Your wreath is gorgeous and I would love to win Homebound. Jean

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Beth DelConte December 1, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Loved your snowy picture, as I haven’t seen anything like it here yet. Love the hydrangea wreath. Thanks for the chance to win!

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Dell McCann December 1, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Love the expression on your face in the photo! Too cute!

My late maternal grandparents (Granny and Papa) had hydrangeas in their yard. They were huge bushes, with beautiful blue blooms. I can still see them in my memories of their little home that was such a warm, welcoming haven.

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Sharon December 1, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Add me ! I hope I’m not too late !

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Dell McCann December 1, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Pinned and Tweeted!

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Monica Judd December 1, 2012 at 2:23 pm

I really like the cottage like feel that dried hydrangeas offer. And I never even thought to make a wreath with them. How lovely!

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Roberta December 1, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Gorgeous! Everything….daybed….wreath…magazine…..kids…hahah! I’m in Heather. Love your work. I’m still baffled by how you do it all though:)) xoRoberta

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Kathy December 1, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Hydrangeas are my FAVORITE

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Kathy December 1, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Hydrangeas are my FAVORITE flower and I love wreaths! My husband can’t figure out why I have so many . . . he’ll never get it. Would love to win. Already ordered the magazine but would love to give it to a friend!

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Connie December 1, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Hi Heather! Thanks for the chance to win your wreath, and other goodies!! Love it all!

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Carol Samsel December 1, 2012 at 2:39 pm

What a beautiful wreath!!! I will have to keep that in mind for next years blooms. Thanks so much for doing the give away and best of luck to all :0)

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annelies December 1, 2012 at 2:52 pm

What a lovely wreath….and I know JUST the place I would place it. Good luck to all!!!!

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Susan Smith December 1, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Thanks for the giveaway!

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Lynda Naranjo December 1, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Heather, your wreath is gorgeous! I want to plant more hydrangeas in the garden next year so thanks for including the one you used here (that’s what I’ve been looking for!). We got our first snowfall yesterday … it makes it feel even more like Christmas is coming! xo

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Victoria December 1, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Heather,
Your hydrangea wreath is absolutely lovely!! I have so many hydrangeas in my garden and use them in so many ways. Yet I never thought to make a hydrangea wreath! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration. Many, many thanks for a whole year of beauty and farmhouse love. I feel your passion and excitement in every post. Thanks for all that you share!
♡Dawn

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Becky December 1, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Good morning Heather.Love your pics of the snow.
We have had a flake or two but I am waiting on the real stuff.
Your wreath is gorgeous!Please enter me in your lovely giveaway.
I love hydrangeas,and have a few bushes in my garden.
Have a great week-end.We are getting our tree up this week-end.Blessings,Becky

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Kathy Bumb December 1, 2012 at 3:05 pm

What a beautiful giveaway, as are your blogs and soap products. Love them all and please keep writing. Have a beautiful holiday season!

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Sissy Thomas December 1, 2012 at 3:10 pm

The wreath is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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KATHY NORATO December 1, 2012 at 3:10 pm

HI HEATHER…..SUCH A LOVELY CREATION USING THE SIMPLEST MATERIALS!!

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Janet December 1, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Heather, that is such a lovely wreath. Hydrangeas have been my favorite flower for years. I first fell in love with their blue, pink, purple, white balls while living in Cape Town, South Africa. Even though I often see them growing in an “old-fashioned” farmhouse setting, they will always have an exotic feel for me. Beautiful!

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Becky J December 1, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Oh Heather, you are so personable..you make me feel like I have known you a lifetime-that’s a gift! The wreath is lovely and I would be tickled pink to win and indulge in your magazine and then enjoy a warm bath with that beautiful soap…what a giveaway..thanks for the opportunity! Keep warm!!{brrrr}

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mary December 1, 2012 at 3:21 pm

oh to have hydrangeas to do lovely projects like this! I have planted to but little has come of the flowers yet. Love your beautiful wreath!

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Patricia Kutz December 1, 2012 at 3:21 pm

I used hydrangeas for the first time in my Christmas decorating this year. Thank you for the wonderful tutorial for your gorgeous wreath and your generous give away.

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victoria December 1, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Love that wreath… and your soap looks good enough to eat!!!
Please enter me in your give away… and thank you for being such an inspiration to us all!!!

Hugs and give aways
Victoria

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Tania December 1, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Love the wreath Heather! I wish we had some snow where I live… soon I hope! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial for making the wreath (an option if I don’t win ;o) and I would LOVE to try your soap!

Tania

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Tania December 1, 2012 at 3:24 pm
Tania December 1, 2012 at 3:25 pm
LoriD December 1, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Hydrangeas do not grow in Central Oregon, so I’d be thrilled to win!

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Tania December 1, 2012 at 3:27 pm

And I shared on FaceBook! http://www.facebook.com/littlevintagecottage

Tania

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LoriD December 1, 2012 at 3:29 pm

http://pinterest.com/pin/194780752605414882/

Pinned!! Very nice tutorial!!

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Darla December 1, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Thank you for your beautiful blog!

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Darlene December 1, 2012 at 3:36 pm
SuZeQ December 1, 2012 at 3:39 pm

I have JUST the perfect spot for this wreath. Really! It’s just the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. And? I PROMISE I will not light the candles. Merry Christmas!

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Jennifer December 1, 2012 at 3:41 pm

What a beautiful wreath! The house we are moving to has an hydrangea bush and I look forward to trying your tutorial when we finally move there. In the mean time I will just hope to so blessed as to be chosen for your lovely and generous giveaway!

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janet December 1, 2012 at 3:49 pm

gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!
love bringing the outdoors in!!
i just don’t know how you find the time to do all that you do!
it is amazing!! you are so inspiring!
enjoy the holidays and your family!

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Rebecca Harp December 1, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Beautiful wreath. Would love to win it.

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Sharon Smith December 1, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Love hydrangeas especially dried. They are always so showy with their big heads. Would love a chance to win.

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Anne Hartman December 1, 2012 at 3:56 pm

I love the soft colors in this gorgeous wreath. Would love to have one. I just love your blog. It is so inspirational. The magazine is amazing too. Congratulations on getting it in print. May you and your lovely family have a joyful and blessed Christmas.

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Sigfrid December 1, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Gorgeous wreath, great job!

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Cathy Wegner December 1, 2012 at 3:58 pm

I love, love, love hydrangeas!! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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Vicki K December 1, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Your daybed looks so charming – and inviting. And love how the hydrangeas are a muted version of their summer selves… Thank you for this giveaway!

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Rosemary December 1, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Oh! how wonderful…would love love to win.
I can’t grow hydrangeas in south florida tried..
so winning this wreath would be very special to me.
thank you for making them.
happy joyful holidays to you and your love ones
xx Rosemary

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Audrey Zumwalt December 1, 2012 at 4:05 pm

hi Heather … You are so talented … love the wreath … we can’t grow hydrangeas, so I have to settle for the faux ones. Thanks for the chance to win your great prizes. Your blog is such an inspiration. That day bed is just what I need. I have the shutter to make that headboard so I may have me a daybed like yours soon.
Blessing and warm hugs,
Audrey Z. ..(love the snow too)
http://audreyzumwalt.blogspot.com/ Timeless Treasures

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judy December 1, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Your wreath is gorgeous!! I have a limelight peegee hydrangea and just love it!!!! Love, love your style!

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pat December 1, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Your blog is such a treat for the eyes & the spirit.

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melody December 1, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Oh this is awesome. I have some dried hydrangeas and might need to try this!! I would LOVE to win it, the magazine AND the soap. Oh my, yes please!!!

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melody December 1, 2012 at 4:29 pm

I just pinned the picture of the whole room with the daybed and wreath…sooooo pretty!!

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Sue H. December 1, 2012 at 4:36 pm

I love the colors in all your photographs! Would love to win this give away!

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Jeannie Pederson December 1, 2012 at 4:57 pm

What a pretty wreath! I love hydrangeas, but don’t have any of my own yet. Maybe next year I can buy a bush!

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Jeannie Pederson December 1, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Pinned the wreath for future reference. http://pinterest.com/pin/79727855875095162/

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Cyndi December 1, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Hi Heather! This is such a great giveaway! Thanks for the tutorial!

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Janine December 1, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Love the hydrangea’s against the UP snow backdrop!

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Jan December 1, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Don’t you feel like as life gets more complicated and busy you’re more drawn to the simple, pure part of life. That’s what hydrangea’s are for me. This is a beautiful wreath just love it.
Thank you for the “pure” give away.

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Laura December 1, 2012 at 5:33 pm

If I come over with coffee and pasties can I snuggle up on that daybed!!!???? Would love to win the beautiful wreath. Thanks for this giveaway.

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Laura December 1, 2012 at 5:33 pm

Bragged on Facebook!

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nova c. December 1, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Love the way you do your crafts and decorating …would love to win!

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nova c. December 1, 2012 at 5:39 pm
Anne Heinonen December 1, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Heather, please enter me in this contest. I’ve been thinking about your soap, and your magazine and I have a goal to plant hydrangeas in my garden next year. I would be happy to win anyone of these! Love your ideas!

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Deb December 1, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Everything you do is so beautiful. You’ve inspired me to try to make a wreath. I have lots of dried hydrangeas in vases around the house. Thanks for your very touching posts and for sharing your life with us.

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Brittany December 1, 2012 at 5:52 pm

I love what you did with the beautiful wreath! I’d love to curl up on that daybed with a book on a rainy day like today :)

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Brittany December 1, 2012 at 5:53 pm

I pinned the gorgeous wreath to my Christmas board on Pinterest :) http://pinterest.com/pin/98586679314480165/

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Kathy December 1, 2012 at 6:15 pm

Love hydrangeas, fresh or dried. Some day I’m going to have some bushes that actually live. And your reading spot looks lovely. A perfect little spot to escape to.

Thanks for a chance to win the magazine – a respite from the hurry-burry of everyday life.

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kathy December 1, 2012 at 6:20 pm

oooohhhh would I love to win any of these things!!!! i grow hydrangeas also, my favorite flower and I have your loavender soap love it, and i would enjoy reading a hard copy of the mag. Here’s to wishing hard.

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Susan Hunter December 1, 2012 at 6:30 pm

What a beautiful wreath and wonderful giveaway! Would love to win!!

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Shiree December 1, 2012 at 6:34 pm

so much gorgeousness!!! I am loving the softness of the hydrangeas, and that lamp is to die for!!!

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steph December 1, 2012 at 6:50 pm

you make it sound so simple…..i know it’s not!!! i’d love the chance to win!!!

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Shirley Cox December 1, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Wow! I’d love to win this; have the perfect spot for the wreath. Thanks for the inspiration.

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Anne Heinonen December 1, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Okay, Heather…..You said a separate comment? posted it on here:
https://www.facebook.com/anne.heinonen.5

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Anne Heinonen December 1, 2012 at 6:55 pm
Anne Heinonen December 1, 2012 at 6:59 pm

I lost a comment so I’ll try again. I posted your giveaway on my blog also.

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Patty Page December 1, 2012 at 7:24 pm

Thanks for the great giveaway! I love your daybed/reading nook! I’d love to win a copy of your magazine!

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Debra December 1, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Always inspirational!

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Debra Swihart December 1, 2012 at 7:42 pm

I love this wreathe. So gentle and lovely.

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Marmel December 1, 2012 at 7:44 pm

Thanks for entering me in your nice giveaway. Your soap is so fresh looking.

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Debra Swihart December 1, 2012 at 7:46 pm

Pinned it onto Christmas board on Debra Swihart Pintrest.

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Karen December 1, 2012 at 7:49 pm

HI, I love the wreath and the daybed!! Can you believe that I was in my graden today digging out grass that has gotten into the beds. Never before in Dec….. a I love your blog and hope to win the wreath. I dont have Lime light, guess I will go and find one this spring. Keep up the wonderful posts. Love them!!!

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laura December 1, 2012 at 7:50 pm

Oh what a beautiful wreath! I love dried hydrangeas in decorating. They are so beautiful! Have a great weekend!
blessings
~*~

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dorothy erdely December 1, 2012 at 7:57 pm

heather, you are AMAZING!!!! and talented & kind & loving & giving!!!! i hope you’re as blessed as you make us!!!!

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Bonnie December 1, 2012 at 7:57 pm

My goodness such great ideas!! Warms my soul all over and spins a yarn of possibilities, thanks!!

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Charlotte Sharp December 1, 2012 at 8:03 pm

Hi Heather, What a wonderful give- away. I hope I win! Thanks for the opportunity.

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lucy December 1, 2012 at 8:35 pm

wow, this wreath is just beautiful! I dried hydrangeas too but haven’t made my wreath yet:)

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dorothy erdely December 1, 2012 at 8:37 pm

i pinned to “my style” on pinterest

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dorothy erdely December 1, 2012 at 8:37 pm

i pinned to “gift ideas” on pinterest

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dorothy erdely December 1, 2012 at 8:38 pm

i shared this link on facebook

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Mary December 1, 2012 at 8:42 pm

I love your blog and you have wonderful skills. Bless you

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Jenn A December 1, 2012 at 8:51 pm

I love dried hydrangeas! So pretty. And I’d love to try your soap!

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Jenn A December 1, 2012 at 8:51 pm

Pinned it too.

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dorothy erdely December 1, 2012 at 8:55 pm

i wrote a blog post about you heather!!! (& shared the post on FB)
go check it out at:
http://texascountrygirl28.blogspot.com/2012/12/post-road-vintage-drawing.html

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Bevy December 1, 2012 at 8:57 pm

I absolutely LOVE hydrangeas… especially when they dry so well. Like yours!

Thanks for the chance at winning this today.
~Bevy

PS: thanks for that disclaimer… I was getting a tad bit worried about you. ;)

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Mary Alice Patterson December 1, 2012 at 9:00 pm

I would love the print version of your Winter Homebound magazine! Thanks for the opportunity.
Mary Alice

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Bevy December 1, 2012 at 9:00 pm

I pinned this too.

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Johnna December 1, 2012 at 9:06 pm

Lovely wreath! Hydrangeas are my favorite flower…I love all of the color variations. I don’t have one of these so winning one would be great!

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Cherie W. December 1, 2012 at 9:18 pm

Beautiful………..and THANK YOU !!

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Lynda December 1, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Your work is beautiful & I love the wreath!

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Nancy Barlass December 1, 2012 at 9:32 pm

I love the wreath!! and lavendar soap is my fav…. I saw this on Dorothy Erdely’s blog. You should check it out. She is pretty clever too but lives without snow. Enjoyed your blog :-)

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Nancy Barlass December 1, 2012 at 9:34 pm

posted your blog on facebook on my page. :-)

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Treasa Sowa December 1, 2012 at 9:50 pm

Beautiful, and I know just right where I would hang this pretty wreath! Thank you.

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Sara December 1, 2012 at 10:24 pm

Love the wreath……and can almost “smell” the soap!!
Thanks for the opportunity.

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Debbie Ellerd December 1, 2012 at 10:28 pm

What a beautiful job you have done Heather with your magazine, soap and your inspirations besides many other things!!! Would absolutely love to win either of them and thank you so much for this generous giveaway….

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Debbie Ellerd December 1, 2012 at 10:35 pm

I have shared the giveaway on facebook…….

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deb December 1, 2012 at 10:50 pm

AWESOME wreath that you made and are giving away along with your magazine and soap!
Thank you!
Warmly,
deb

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Amanda Baker December 1, 2012 at 11:01 pm

Hydrangeas are one of my very favs. Your wreath is super gorgeous!

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Amy Murillo December 1, 2012 at 11:02 pm

Love the beautiful wreath Heather, Thanks for a chance at winning! Amy M.

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Amanda Baker December 1, 2012 at 11:02 pm

Also sharing your post on my Facebook page so my *likers* can share in your pretties. Thanks so much for sharing your natural beauties!

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Kristen December 1, 2012 at 11:57 pm

Beautiful ! I would love to be entered.

Kristen
searchforgod@yahoo.com

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kelly December 2, 2012 at 12:46 am

Count me in this exciting giveaway! Your wreath is beautiful. I’d love to have the opportunity to win that and try out your homemade soap too. I ordered the digital version of the magazine, but would also love to have the printed version.

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Sherri Morris December 2, 2012 at 1:16 am

Lovely wreath and I find inspiration from you posts.

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Maryjo December 2, 2012 at 1:32 am

Love this wreath! So beautiful! Your magazine is amazing!

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Georgia December 2, 2012 at 1:38 am

OMG! You got me at hydrangea!…….my favorite flowers and we can’t gat them to grow for us! You have put together a wonderful and very generous giveaway……..thank you for the opportunity……..now, Choose Me, please!!!!

Merry Christmas!
Georgia

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Crystal December 2, 2012 at 2:02 am

Would love to win this; especially the magazine in which I have never heard of and would love new ideas!

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Kathryn December 2, 2012 at 2:06 am

You are so generous! Beautiful wreath.

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Bonnie Jobe December 2, 2012 at 2:27 am

Oh I love dried hydrangeas and the wreath is just gorgeous! I appreciate your giveaway and your generous spirit!

Thanks for the chance to win!

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Bonnie Jobe December 2, 2012 at 2:31 am

I posted on my FB page, Bonnie Peterson Jobe, so everyone in the world will come over and sign up for your giveaway….what’s wrong with that picture???

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Sarah Niemela December 2, 2012 at 2:35 am

Count me in, very inspirational stuff here!!

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Deb December 2, 2012 at 3:46 am

I love receiving your e-mails filled with inspiration & gorgeous photos!
What a beautiful giveaway ~ Thank you Heather ♥
Happy December!

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Rita O'Dwyer December 2, 2012 at 4:26 am

I would so much love to win the wreath. I love hydrangeas and don’t have any.
It’s gorgeous. Thanks for the changce to win.

Rita at Cashel1916@yahoo.com

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Rita O'Dwyer December 2, 2012 at 4:31 am

iIwould also REALLY love to win the bound copy of your magazine. It is extremely difficult for me to read on the computer screen; I look at the lovely pictures but really am unable to read it and I think your magazine would be a delight in hard copy.
Thanks , Heather!
Rita at Cashel1916@yahoo.com

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Rita O'Dwyer December 2, 2012 at 4:34 am

Hi, Heather! Please enter me in your giveaway. I love the scent of lavendar and would buy some of your soap, but I just lost my job. Maybe I can be lucky this time and win some. That would be so great. Thanks for the lovely giveaway, and have a blessed Christmas.

Rita at Cashel1916@yahoo.com

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jennie December 2, 2012 at 4:35 am

Simply beautiful! I hope I get picked for this drawing–I follow you and adore your blog. If I could only be so fortunate. Just today I said how I needed a new wreath—girl can never have enough wreaths! Thank you for your kindness. Hugs

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Regena Fickes December 2, 2012 at 4:39 am

The wreath is beautiful and I can almost smell the soap! Thanks for this great give-a-way.

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Carol C December 2, 2012 at 5:11 am

I’m anxiously awaiting my print magazine! So I would give my free one to a friend! Love handmade Lavender soap and the wreath is gorgeous! Thanks for offering this amazing giveaway!

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Julie December 2, 2012 at 6:23 am

Beautiful Heather! I can’t grow hydrangeas here so winning your wreath would be awesome! So would your magazine & soap! Great giveaways!

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Nola grasby December 2, 2012 at 7:22 am

What a beautiful wreath. I cannot grow hydrangeas so it would be great to win. The two other prizes are great also- a great giveaway, hope I am lucky.

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Debi Jenkins December 2, 2012 at 9:41 am

Heather, This wreath is just Stunning! It would add a touch of love to any room! I am really enjoying your site and magazine! Thanks for the chance to win. Debi

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Maija Kytta December 2, 2012 at 11:47 am

The wreath is so beautiful! I hope I win :-) I already purchased a copy of your magazine, but if I won this, I would have to give another copy to my grandma. She would really enjoy it :-)
Maija

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Linda Ruddock December 2, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Hi Heather, I absolutely love this wreath but more then that I love the way you personalize every email you send to me. I am dumbstruck as to how you find the time to all the things that you do and still find time to make us all feel like personal friends. Please keep the emails coming and all the beautiful things that you do. You are a true christian inspiration.
God Bless you and your family
Linda Ruddock
xoxoxox

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Judy December 2, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Beautiful wreath and beautiful writing you do.

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Erin @ Carolina Country Living December 2, 2012 at 1:32 pm

What a beautiful and generous giveaway, Heather! I’ve not ever had luck when trying to dry hydrangeas for some reason. And I love your Lavender soap–just finished those samples you sent and now I need to order the full-size bars. The lather is amazing and the soap feels so gentle on my skin. Merry Christmas!

Erin

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Erin @ Carolina Country Living December 2, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Just pinned the giveaway: http://pinterest.com/pin/84442561734816460/

Thank you for the chance to win!

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Lori December 2, 2012 at 5:23 pm

What a beautiful wreath. Thanks as always for sharing and the chance to win.

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Diana December 2, 2012 at 6:06 pm

There’s something classic and old school about hydrangea’s and grouping them into the wreath is a great way to showcase their beauty. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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Margaret December 2, 2012 at 7:05 pm

I love your blog and all your gorgeous ideas. They inspire me every time I read them. Thanks for the generous give away. Someone will be very lucky indeed.

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BobbiLynn Miller December 2, 2012 at 7:26 pm

Heather,
I would be sooo excited to win the giveaway ! The wreath is lovely,I know right where i would hang it ! I would also love the printed magazine,and soap. You have such lovely ideas.
Thank you for the fun !

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Sally P December 2, 2012 at 8:55 pm

What a wonderful giveaway – count me in!!!

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Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen December 2, 2012 at 9:45 pm

I think we must have brought a little Florida to Wisconsin because it’s December 2nd, we have no snow, and it was warm enough today to not need jackets!

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susy b December 2, 2012 at 10:34 pm

what pretty puffballs. wish i had hydrangeas. simply love them. bet theyre really pretty. also, a great giveaway. so please include me as entered, wit this post. thank you very much for all your sweet giveaways. good luck everyone. and happy holidays to all.

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joan j December 3, 2012 at 3:15 am

That wreath is so pretty! I wish my hydrangeas weren’t the icky winter brown, I’d try make this. :)

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joan j December 3, 2012 at 3:18 am

And I pinned it for another chance at this giveaway!

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Emilou December 3, 2012 at 3:28 am

Heather, beautiful, I really like the hydrangeas with the candles. Thanks for the give a way and knowing there will be only one wreath, good luck to us all. :-)

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Emilou December 3, 2012 at 3:29 am

I also “pinterested” your hydrangea wreath. It is gorgeous.

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Rita O'Dwyer December 3, 2012 at 4:59 am

Posted your giveaway on FB.
Rita at Cashel1916@yahoo.com

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Rita O'Dwyer December 3, 2012 at 5:00 am

Put your giveaway on my Pinterest page.
Rita at Cashel1916@yahoo.com

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Kaila December 3, 2012 at 5:05 am

Gorgeous wreath, and I am loving the shutter daybed!

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Barbara December 3, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Thank you for the generous giveaway! Your photos are so beautiful; I love the wreath!

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Manuela@A Cultivated Nest December 3, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Heather, hydrangeas are my favorite flower! Your wreath is beautiful (love the addition of candles). Thanks for a chance to win it and for the tut.

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Lisa December 3, 2012 at 3:58 pm

LUV hydrangeas! The wreath is beautiful. Count me in on the drawing and Merry Christmas! lhartz@rtccom.com

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Marty December 3, 2012 at 4:14 pm

I love the pretty wreath. It is so beautiful and would look so right in my bedroom. And as for the soap, it has now become my favorite… Thanks so much!!!

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Becky H December 3, 2012 at 5:18 pm

LOVE!!! I would love to win the wreath and the magazine in print and the soap!! Thanks for the tutorial!

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Peggy from PA December 3, 2012 at 7:06 pm

It’s so much fun to get an email from you and this time even more fun with the tutorial and giveaway. ..Thanks so much.

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Diane Trahan December 3, 2012 at 11:58 pm

These are my all time favorite flowers,and in this color.
I think they look so good in a white decor.
I never would of thought of making a wreath out of them. Thanks.Diane

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Graniteware Gal December 4, 2012 at 2:07 am

So excited! My printed Winter issue just arrived and I was even more elated to receive a chunk of your delightful scented soap. I didn’t think I’d ordered in time for that so I was doubly pleased!! It smells WONDERFUL!!!!!! Can’t wait to jump into a hot, bubbly tub and rip open the plastic on that new magazine!! Keep up the great work!

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Judy Clark December 4, 2012 at 4:25 am

Love your hydrangea wreath. It is just beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial.

Judy

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Karen December 4, 2012 at 12:52 pm

You continue to inspire me with your energy level and generosity! Love that wreath and the magazine is beautiful!

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jessica December 4, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Your stuff is soooo cute! You are very talented!

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Velma December 4, 2012 at 10:34 pm

I would love a chance to win a dried hydrangea wreath!! I just planted some bushes this summer but haven’t had any blooms to work with since it’s been so hot and dry here. And i would also love to have the magazine…lovely!

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Cheryl December 5, 2012 at 4:02 am

Hi Heather,
Greetings from below the bridge! I recently opened my own art studio, Studio Blue, and started a blog in no small part inspired by women such as yourself. Reading your posts are such a joy every week. Love your wreath, it would be lovely upon my bedroom wall. Thank you Heather for the beauty you bring to your readers.

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martha edgin December 5, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Love, love your site!!!!

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Andrea Hartman December 5, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Thanks for a chance to win! The wreath is gorgeous..we can’t grow hydranges here in Florida, except I might give Limelight a try! xoxo

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Shannon Melheim December 5, 2012 at 6:52 pm

I love your wreath…it is so pretty!!! Thank you for such a lovely giveaway!!!

Merry Christmas,
Shannon

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Kimberly Moody December 5, 2012 at 7:23 pm

Heather-Your blog is so refreshing! I just want to come to the farm and work. Thanks for all your inspiration and the time you spend to encourage us. So sweet of you to offer such a wonderful giveaway. Have a wonderful Christmas holiday with your family! Kimberly

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Lonna December 6, 2012 at 1:54 am

Love hydrangeas- and am glad to see the tutorial on making a wreath! Thanks for all your inspiration. : )

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Kelly December 6, 2012 at 2:57 am

Hi Heather,

I suppose I have to be in it to win it, but I wasn’t sure whether it is open to all residents outside America. So here I am just in case.

Kelly

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Kelly December 6, 2012 at 2:59 am

I have shared the blog post on my Facebook page.

Thanks

Kelly

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Lisa December 6, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Beautiful. You are such an inspiration!

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peggy December 7, 2012 at 3:01 am

what a wonderful giveaway — thanks for the opportunity to win your beautiful creations

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Cyndi December 8, 2012 at 8:52 pm

I would love to see a video you making your soap? What’s your recipe? What do you use for a form? You have inspired me to make my own!

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