I have gone back and forth on wreaths. In my younger days I loved them – they seemed so welcoming! Then I saw them as too country and not my style at all.
But this week I took a photography class which took us to the most classic and beautiful historic area, Old Town Alexandria. There were some doors that rekindled my appreciation of wreaths.
I just love the loose natural feeling of this wreath.
And this door is perfect with the juxtaposition of yellow door and orange wreath, and black and white bow.
Now wreaths are classic.
Then I was looking through the Pottery Barn catalog and found these beautiful wreaths.
I also like this one.
There were several other beautiful ones, but these are my favorites.
Isn’t it funny how you can go back and forth on some decor?
I have never been one to throw a Halloween party. But I was almost tempted when I saw these great appetizer ideas. Then I realized they would be good for any type of gathering. Doesn’t pumpkin seed cashew crunch sound delicious?
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Mr. DB and I returned last week from a 10 day trip to Italy, which had been on our someday list for years. We started serious planning for this trip back in the early summer.
We started in Rome and saw all the usual sites: the Vatican, the Coliseum and Forum, Trevi Fountain, etc.
But, what charmed me the most were the quaint little towns and villages surrounding Florence.
Tuscany, made famous, of course, by books like Under the Tuscan Sun, does not disappoint. Around every curve in the road was a breathtaking view of cypresses and wineries and olive orchards. Each little town looked too perfect to be real.
The narrow, curvy streets were so interesting to wander around – you never knew what awaited you around the corner. Cashmere shawls and wraps, along with leather goods were plentiful in every town.
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