Monday, December 12, 2011

Hot Pink Wreath

 This is a beautiful 30" wreath that I won from Art by Karena's blog last week! 
 It comes all wired with tiny lights and it is quite impressive~
it also had red berries and twigs and cones.  
Since I am not a red person, I gave it a different spin.
Various sizes of pink vintage balls were wired 
on to give it a little bling~to hide the cord I made
 a flowing tailed ribbon that cascades down the mirror.
 I hung it on the mirror behind the piano using an over the door wreath hook.
  It works just as well indoors over any substantial piece like this big mirror.
  I still haven't gotten half of my Christmas stuff out of the attic~
and that includes my pink and white putz houses and little bottle brush trees.
 I wanted to make a snowscape inside this giant aqua jar 
with a bottle brush tree, but until I dig them out I
 am settling  for this old silver and pink striped ball sitting in snow instead.

 We won't be getting our real live tree until Saturday, 
when my son comes home from college. 
I can't wait! I have never waited this long in my life to put up our tree.
The rest of the hot pink ornaments will sit
in a silver tray until we get to wire them to the tree.
I have loads more in all pretty colors~
but we don't do red and green~
its all pink and blue and purple and gold and white!!
 Then I got distracted and had a little fun with my new blue chandy~
spreading the pink love around the room by hanging balls from wire.
 Heavy wire in curvy shapes dangle these old balls underneath my chandy....
funky and festive...maybe they will be here
 for the Christmas Eve party, maybe they won't!
However, this post is to give a big thank you to Karena for this lovely Christmas wreath!! 
It really brings my piano corner alive!
PS~For Connie who always asks me about this piano~all I know is it is about 80
years old and it was made in New York by Janssen Company.
It was given to me as a gift by one of my dear tennis friends who was moving to Florida.
So she offered it to me, and I gladly accepted.
Although I took lessons as a kid,
I don't play at all, unless you count chopsticks.
 Hubs has been know to play a tune now and then~
his grandfather was a piano tuner.
My mother in law plays as does my mother.
Last Christmas Eve we hired a pianist to play carols for us.
It is nice having a piano.


  1. LOVE that gorgeous PINK!! and your new blue bling on the chandy, just fabulous!! xo

  2. You're taunting me with that chandelier again! So, so gorgeous. I love the wreath - what a generous giveaway gift - I love the pink balls, but then again, I love pink and aqua.

    I see you have your jar out! I can't wait to see what you come up with!


  3. Amy I am so happy you won the wreath and have personalized it so beautifully!! It is gorgous with the pinks and silvers!

    The other Holiday Giveaways are still open! I hope your friends will stop by! They will love the unique gifts!


    Art by Karena

  4. You must have been a very good girl this year b/c Santa has certainly been nice to you. The wreath is beautiful. And the blue for the chandi- breathtaking!
    Your piano is just fabulous btw!

  5. OMG Amy I love the "HOT PINK" it's just beautiful and your chandy is to die 4 awesome girl..Hope you have a GREAT week..Hugs and smiles Gloria

  6. Amy what a gorgeous wreath and my oh my did you ever give it a perfectly beautiful home!! I love it..and that pink is fabulous!! It could not have found a more fitting home. I bet you rock on the piano too:)

  7. Your wreath is just stunning, Amy! I love the pink ornaments!

  8. It is all gorgeous! LOVE that wreath!! Beautiful and I love the way the ribbon is pretty!!

  9. Very pretty wreath with the pink ornaments you added. Great idea using the bow to cover the cord.

  10. I love your spin on that beautiful wreath. That color fits your home perfectly. I grew up with a piano, although I never took lessons. I used to make up songs on there or try to play something by ear. My dad is the musician in our family. You're lucky to have it. I love to hear someone playing a piano in the home.

  11. AHHHHHH! The wreath is BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE the hot pink on it. It's utterly purely delightful!


  12. Amy -- that is a beautiful wreath and the colors you picked for it fit your home perfectly! I take after Dad -- all bright reds and greens for me! ;) I've been rereading Martha Stewart's 20th Anniversary Christmas issue and this was a good idea for hanging a wreath without making any holes in a door (or mirror!). [ ] Probably wouldn't work with your ribbon going down, but maybe with another style, it might be a good idea to use!

  13. Love the pink wreath and other pretty decorations. The piano is beautiful and looks right at home where it is located. The stool is pretty, too.------- Shannon

  14. I adore your decorating!! LOVE the pink!! What FUN!!

  15. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the pink wreath! That would look PERFECT in my house right now - soooo jealous! ;D

  16. I'm not a red person either and much prefer the hot pink. I love the clever way you concealed the wire, and it's perfect over that beautiful mirror! I really love the mirror......

  17. Hurray for you on your win...the wreath is beautiful, I like the way you jazzed it up to fit your style and decor!

    It's very sweet of you to wait for your son to come home to get the tree. He probably will enjoy that!

    Happy Holidays!


  18. Very pretty wreath. I love the pink added to it. I'm hoping to work on my Xmas stuff tomorrow. Fingers crossed.

  19. So beautiful! I love the pink ~ and I'm a red person. :-) All of your decor is beautiful.


  20. Oh Amy, thanks so much for telling me about the piano! Now since I am a pianist (as well as a decorator) and my husband Eric is a Registered Piano Technician, you need to invite us to your party.;-) The piano will be tuned and I'll play Christmas songs. Wouldn't that be fun! Of course if it is about 80 years old, the old girl probably needs a bit more attention than just tuning. But Eric does tunings, repairs, rebuilding, reconditioning, etc. on pianos...everything except for refinishing cabinets..which is another entire business..and too stinky. Haha!

    BTW, love the pink! I did a soft pink and gold tree last year in "early" honor of our soon-to-be granddaughter who arrived January 30th. It was very pretty.

  21. Love love loving everything!
    The vintage ornaments again all the bright whiteness look so amazing, Amy!
    I love hot pink and bought a whole bunch of vintage hot pink balls last year.... they are so old they are faded red ones --- now hot pink.
    Don't have a single place in my house where that color will work.... but got them anyway.
    Let me know if you need some more!
    Merry Christmas. Your home looke fab!


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