Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Christmas Wreaths Australian Style


A flowering gum wreath from Grandiflora hangs on Beth from Boatshed Chic's front door above. Beth's amazing boat shed was featured in the Christmas issue of Country Style magazine last year {2008}.


Here in Saskia Haveke's own entryway hangs one of her amazing creations; a flannel flower-and-pieris-laden lichen branch wreath as featured in Inside Out Christmas Issue 2007.


Here in Australia it is a little harder to keep live Christmas wreaths looking wonderful and fresh due to our extremely hot Summer weather. However, that doesn't stop celebrated florists like Saskia Havekes of Grandiflora creating amazing wreaths for her clients and her own home at Christmas. Saskia tends to use Australian natives in her wreaths which can be hardier and more inclined to last. If you opt for a fresh wreath this Christmas I would suggest filling a spray bottle with water and spraying the wreath at least twice a day to keep it looking fresh and beautiful.




Another wonderful and hardy option for warmer climates would be to decorate a branch wreath with succulents like April Hiler has done above.

22 comments:

Mon Alisa Design said...

I love the last one! Divine!

Adriana said...

I love this, the last one is gorgeous

Catherine Shields said...

Anna, love them all but have never seen a succulent wreath before!
xx Catherine

Marina Mott said...

I love it! So beautiful!!!

Rose Potter said...

They are so gorgeous and very Australian!

According to Nicky said...

I really love your blog! It's lovely!!!

XX Nicky :)

Colette's Cottage said...

Love these- I'm inspired to branch out (literally) from the traditional evergreen wreath.

La Maison Fou said...

I like these, I am always looking to an alternative for the holiday standard grren wreath. These are so pretty and unique.
Leslie

Sherry said...

Thanks for all the holiday inpiration....I'm always looking for new things to do. Love the wreaths.

My Notting Hill said...

Love Beth's wreath against the blue door. So glad she's blogging again.

Bralliz said...

U show absolutley beautiful things... always :)

xo alice

Susie said...

I love these!!! Every Christmas in Australia I searched for things like this - with an Australian identity and not just a plastic version of a traditional holly & ivy wreath! I could never understand why people filled their homes with plastic 'stuff' when the opportunities to create something uniquely Australian were so vast....thanks for sharing these ideas.... Susie x

Kifus said...

I love the soft pastel colours of the last wreath! Gotta get cracking with Christmas crafts!

Robyn said...

Goregous! I love love love the succulents wreath!

Southern Aspirations said...

I admit I forget how the "other half" (of the world) fares during the HOliday season. But these wreaths are absolutely gorgeous!!

Living It At Home said...

I love wreaths! These are beautiful. For awhile, I was making my own. After seeing these, I may try it again. Thanks! ~jamilyn

Katie said...

Love those!!!

Cristin said...

the succulent wreath is gorgeous!

xo,
cristin

Gramercy Home - Atlanta said...

Love the first wreath - I'd certainly hang it on my front door. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Talking with Tami said...

Im looking for the just right wreath haven't found it yet

Becky said...

What a great idea! When I get pine wreaths they do tend to dry out really fast.

Liz said...

Succulent wreath is my favorite.