At the Painted Tulip the winter holiday season is upon us. Our local friends and neighbors are ready to decorate for the season, and Nicole is making 100% local VT handmade wreathes and garlands.
So what’s involved in a handmade wreath? First, we hand-forage our greens from nearby landowners we know (with their permission!). We’re looking for: spruce, dogwood twigs, white pine, and white cedar. Final assembly requires wire and a single wire wreath ring. The biggest requirement from this fun process is time.
A 30 ft garland takes 4-5 hours and a wreath takes a little over an hour to put together.
Remember, Winter holidays are not all about presents and shopping. According to the book “The Golden Bough,” in the Julian calender, December 25 was a celebration of the winter solstice and was regarded as the nativity of the sun. The days begin to lengthen and the power of the sun increased from this turning point in the year.
Kim C. says
Beautiful wreaths and garlands!! Love the variety of greens!