Third Annual Live Holiday Wreath Craft Meeting, Potluck Party at Elaine's

  • November 23, 2013 · 11:00 AM
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A Wreathing We will go!!! This meeting is for those of you that would be interested in creating a live holiday wreath that can hang outside your home (on a door, a porch, etc.). This will be a potluck, so be sure to bring a dish and a few supplies for making the wreaths. Elaine has graciously offered to host our group for a fun time making Holiday wreaths.

Last year our living wreaths (if hung on an exterior door or outside) lasted until February!

Be sure to dress warmly as we may be outside for a bit!

There are 13 new wreath rings available for purchase at $1.50 a piece.  Fortunately these are leftover from last years event, as I have not been able to purchase more this year.  I do have another six or so that can be re-used from last year at no cost. Feel free to bring your own, but those members who rsvp'd and actually show up will have first dibs on the rings.  Your rsvp is greatly appreciated and please change it if you will not be attending as provisions are made to accommodate those in attendance.  A variety of fresh cut greens will be provided.


 I will have a hot hearty soup and beverages. Any complimentary sides and desserts are welcome. Its appreciated if you could leave a comment as to what you are bringing for your potluck item.

Things to bring (Our list from last year):

- Bring whatever embellishments interest you, whether they are natural items you gather or ones you buy (ornaments, ribbon, yarn, etc.)

- Additional live plant material or greens that you would like to add.

- Gloves (to handle the greens on the form)

- Pruning Shears or Clippers (to cut the greens to the form)

- Needle Nose Pliers (to attach the greens to the form)

_ A Hammer

- Floral wire

- Scissors

-found objects and/or natural materials such as twigs, leaves, acorns, pinecones, grapevines, bittersweet berries or vines, holly, mistletoe, milk pods, feathers, rusty tin wire or shapes, dried hydrangeas or other flowers, herbs, dried grasses, cinnamon sticks, cat tails, small succulents from the garden, bird’s nests

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  • Kerry

    Hi Elaine,

    Got my beautiful wreath hung and it looks just perfect! My girls were thrilled with your soup recipe..thanks for sharing and hosting.

    Kerry

    1 · November 26, 2013

  • Donnah B.

    What a fun event. My wreath is still resting - will trim in the next couple of days. Thanks so much to Elaine and Joe for hosting such a GREAT kick off to the holiday season.

    1 · November 25, 2013

  • Keri

    The meetup was awesome! Elaine and Joe think of everything for their guest's comfort. All the food was delish, it was great seeing everyone, loved all of Elaine's projects - the mosaic around her patio and totally loved her mini mansion garden shed!!

    1 · November 25, 2013

  • Katherine

    Had a great time making my wreath, looking at the others and really good food. Glad I eventually made it!

    1 · November 23, 2013

  • Jo Ann C.

    Great people great food. Lots of fun. Good way to start the holiday season

    1 · November 23, 2013

  • Talitha W.

    Woke up with a sore throat Ive be been fighting a bummer of a cold

    November 23, 2013

  • Elaine

    I'm all set to go. Be sure to watch for the festive holly signs once you approach Jensen Rd. , they will lead you to the event. Looking forward to seeing you all.

    November 22, 2013

  • Keri

    Elaine, I will be there (will be bringing Susan and Sharon) - will bring some kind of salad. Already have a form, looking forward to seeing you and working on wreaths!!

    1 · November 22, 2013

  • Genna B.

    I haven't yet figured out what I'll be bringing, but I know it'll be a baked good. I know I will probably bring along the monster. I would like a ring and maybe an extra if you have any. If there is any thing you have specifically that you would like me to bring let me know. I also lost your number if you could message that to me, sorry. See ya in a couple days!

    1 · November 21, 2013

  • Jo Ann C.

    Hi Elaine, I am looking forward to Saturday, last year's was great. Was going to bring a dessert unless you need something else?

    November 20, 2013

    • Elaine

      Sounds great Jo Ann. Thanks!

      November 20, 2013

  • Katherine

    Thanks Elaine.

    November 19, 2013

  • Kerry

    Hi Elaine,
    Really looking forward to joining your event this weekend. My email is [masked] could I please have your cell in case I get lost? Also, what could I bring this weekend that would be helpful food or drink wise. Thanks for the wreath list I'll bring all of those things.
    Kerry

    1 · November 19, 2013

  • Katherine

    Dang it, have to work but going to try to get off early. Hope to make it.

    November 19, 2013

  • Donnah B.

    Hi Elaine…I haven't been to our house before…is it going to be hard to find? I'll bring a dessert. In case I am running late - what is your cell? I heard it was going to be a nice day weather wise….I can hardly believe it!!!

    November 18, 2013

    • Elaine

      Donnah, I'll message you privately with my info, be sure to check your email. Its an easy straight shot from Tacoma.

      November 19, 2013

    • Elaine

      Oh, I see you're coming from Puyallup. Thats even easier.

      November 19, 2013

  • susan p.

    Hi Elaine, Quick heads up, I sent you a quick email about the possibility of you still having extra wreath forms. Thanks

    November 18, 2013

    • Elaine

      Yes, Susan I will be sure to have one for you. Thanks for confirming.

      November 19, 2013

  • Alison L.

    Sorry to miss this one, but I will be visiting my sister. Have fun all!

    November 17, 2013

  • Elaine

    Just a heads up for those of you who have not been out to my place before, I do have three large dogs who will eagerly greet you at the gate. I will leave the gate open for a bit, if you arrive late please use the call button or call my cell number, I will then buzz you in. Message me if you want my number.

    November 17, 2013

  • Elaine

    You got it, Paula. Thanks for your request and confirmation.

    November 16, 2013

    • Stacey Long C.

      Hey Elaine, Sorry to be missing this. I heard last year's event was lots of fun. Wanted to let you know...Keri will be returning to you on my behalf the pot from a plant you sent home with me from the pot making at your house over the summer. I gave it to here at the last Watson's meeting. Thanks for the plant and the use of the pot.

      1 · November 17, 2013

    • Elaine

      Hi Stacey, sorry you'll miss out on this one. Its one of our faves. We'll catch up with you evetually. Hope the plants transfered well for you, thanks for the return.

      November 17, 2013

  • Stacey Long C.

    So bummed to be missing this. Delivering Operation Christmas Child box with my CMA Chapter. Have fun!

    November 17, 2013

  • ed r.

    HELLO not "hell" sorry

    November 17, 2013

  • ed r.

    hell all please save me a ring and if there are extras ring ill be will to buy them and make more then 1 wreath. ill bring some home made Peruevian Tamals.

    1 · November 17, 2013

  • Cheri M.

    Please save rings for me. Look forward to meeting everyone.

    1 · November 17, 2013

  • Paula M.

    Elaine could you please reserve me a ring. I will bring a salad

    1 · November 16, 2013

  • sally

    Wish I could go but have to go out of town that day. I'd love to do it all!

    November 9, 2013

  • Mollie

    I'm looking forward to it! I'll bring a hot veggie side.

    2 · November 9, 2013

  • Katherine

    Was bummed when I missed it last year. . Will definitely bring something for snacking, just don't know what yet.

    November 2, 2013

  • Kerry

    Hi Elaine, thanks for hosting this event I am really looking forward to meeting you and making a wreath.

    Kerry

    1 · November 1, 2013

  • Liz

    Sorry to miss this again! You ladies have fun.

    October 30, 2013

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