Thursday, October 24, 2013

One Bag Full


Once upon a time, there was a girl, newly planted in the country that read how one could make a beautiful wreath by using dried corn husks. So, one fall evening, before the farmer finished ploughing the cornfield around her house, she grabbed a large garbage bag, a flashlight and her husband and under the cover of darkness they filled that garbage bag as full as could be. They stowed it away in the garage, keeping it safe and dry for a few days until she could make her beautiful wreath.

Over the next four years, her husband would clean out the garage each spring and each fall and he'd ask her, "are you ever going to make that wreath, or should we just throw this out?" "Oh, no!" she replied, "I'm going to make that wreath this year" but her garden grew bigger each year, chickens appeared in her yard, and bees buzzed all around and she never did make that wreath, until this year.

It really didn't take that long for her to make the wreath. In as much time as it took her husband to prepare dinner, she had those corn husks bundled tightly with twine along an old wire coat hanger and hung up on her front door.

And then she wondered to herself, "Why, the heck didn't I do that sooner?"

And then because that garbage bag was still half full of corn husks, she decided to make another wreath.

She hasn't gotten around to it quite yet, but she will make another. Oh yes she will.



For instructions on how to make your own wreath, visit here.


~sharing with:
Favourite Things HomeAcre Hop 

19 comments:

Snap said...

LOL! I love this post. I think we all have those bags/bins full of treasure that we are going to put to good use -- sooner or later. I love your husk wreath. Better late than never! Well done!

adventsadventures said...

OH! My Gosh!!! This is so awesome!! I love this post and I love you because you did it!!!! Yay! You! You have inspired me so much. :) I have so many things on my "I"m gonna do list." and the wreath is GORGEOUS!!!
I'm gonna make one of those too. . . one day. ;)

Judy said...

That could have been a conversation between my and my hubby. I saw that over at CITR blog and book marked it to make. Yours turned out wonderful.

Linley S said...

It's always better late than never. I am a bit like that too. I do eventually get around to doing things. You can't rush these things.

Kim Cunningham said...

This is beautiful! I love it so much. So great for autumn.

TexWisGirl said...

wow! it is really beautiful! worth the wait! :)

tiarastantrums said...

oh look how pretty that is - I'm so lazy, I never want to do anything like that.

Mitzi said...

and what a beautiful wreath it is indeed. It looks like a big 'ole sunflower hanging on the door! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!

Country Gal said...

Love it !! I do like your porch ! Wonderful photos and post . Thanks for sharing ! Have a good week !

Madge Bloom said...

Oh I do LOVE that, I should go see if I can get some husks before they're gone... Thank you for coming by to share on Rurality Blog Hop #37!

Our photos said...

You have make beautiful photos!
Greetings, RW & SK

Windy Meadows Farm said...

Andrea, it's beautiful! And the porch looks so pretty...you inspired me! I'll collect some corn husks today and will make one too (soon, very soon, really I will) Time flies, doesn't it?! -Mary

Anke said...

The wreath is beautiful and your porch looks so inviting!

Lynne said...

Love this wreath . . . wish I had me some corn stalk leaves! Warm and beautiful Andrea . . .

Nancy said...

I enjoyed your post very much. Creatively written and photographed. The wreath is wonderful, and your porch is charming. Love all of it. I'm bookmarking your wreath instructions. I'll make a wreath like that one day. Oh yes, I will.

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

LOVE this wreath!! Sounds like conversation between my husband and I.....{sigh} I've got lots of things I'm saving for someday crafts. :)

Sandra Morris said...

Oh, LOVE this.
I am going to try and make one!
Thanks for sharing at the HomeAcre Hop!
-this will be a featured post, Thursday~!
Sandra

Vintage Country Girl said...

Thank you for posting on my blog this morning. And I just had to say, the corn husk wreath is BEAUTIFUL! We were surrounded by bean fields this year, so maybe next year I could do this. It's lovely!

Buttons said...

Oh this is gorgeous and so worth the wait I am so happy you finally made it and another and possibility another next year they are beautiful. Well done Andrea I love it. I have many things I was going to do My Hero never says anything now:) Hug B