Monday, December 8, 2008

Wreath Making at Tudor Place Georgetown



Every year I join a group of fellow home design enthusiasts and head over to historic Tudor Place in Georgetown, DC for their boxwood wreath making event. (If you live nearby, as of this morning, there are still spots available for this coming weekend Dec. 12th and 13th.)


Here's the gate to Tudor Place on 31st Street. It really sets the mood for a fun morning.

All the boxwood, magnolia and assorted evergreens are cut fresh from the property's gorgeous plantings.


Below is the carriage house where the wreath making takes place. Wouldn't it be lovely to live here!


My wreath in progress...
An impressive Sago Palm tucked off in the corner of the carriage house.
Gretchen made a centerpiece this year. It smells wonderful!
Lori's magnolia wreath sprayed gold - gorgeous.
Anne's beautiful ribbon-wrapped wreath.

My wreath - ribbon to be added later at home. Kim and Rhonda I missed photographing your wreaths!
Door to the recently renovated exterior of Tudor Place.

Beautiful grounds with pea stone walkways.
Where's this from? Well, of course, how could we make it through Georgetown without a stop at Georgetown Cupcake! These beautiful flowers are from Ultraviolet Flowers.


Afterwards, we came back to my house for a luncheon. I forgot to photograph the table before eating so here's just a picture of my arrangement. It's comprised of 6 tiny glasses each with their own little bouquet. They were spread out with 3 at each end of the table with a compote in the center but here's the "luncheon is over" version. At the last minute I put a piece of leftover brown linen fabric on the table - the color is a bit off in this picture. I'll post a photo where my wreath ended up later in the week ( I usually put up something hardier on the front door) - I haven't decided yet!

19 comments:

Fifi Flowers said...

What a wonderful day! Love the holiday spirit! ENJOY! Fifi

Pigtown-Design said...

Thanks for all of the great ideas. I came back from Easton with three HUGE bags of greens, including a ton of magnolis, some box and cedar. This is a great inspiration!

Alkemie said...

What gorgeous wreaths and bouqets~ It must smell amazing!

vicki archer said...

Your wreath is gorgeous as is the gold magnolia leaf one - what a festive day out and such a lovely way to celebrate the approach of Christmas, xv.

halcyon said...

I see someone else has been spraying Magnolia leaves. I could easily live in that carriage house! Thanks for showing that beautiful place!

Redgate Studios said...

what a lovely post - I love all the Christmas rituals. The wreaths look fab and am now feeling inspired. I've got some lovely lemon scented gums down the driveway ........

JMW said...

Love the boxwood wreaths - gorgeous!

pve design said...

Looks like you were quite busy! What a fun thing to do. Love that carriage house, looks like it was meant for you!

Visual Vamp said...

Wonderful!
Now that you had your lesson, will you please make me one and send it along?
xo xo

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

what a lovely tradition! And what a great wreath you created! Well done!`

ArchitectDesign said...

I'm embaressed to admit that I walk by here constantly but I have never visited Tudor Place! I NEED TO!

Paloma said...

Everything is so beautiful. What a lovely day!

Kwana said...

What a beautiful post. You wreath came out gorgeous!

LindsB said...

oh my gosh, why dont we have something like that up here in Boston?!? That looks like so much fun! I love how your wreath came out, so traditional but with a twist- I love it!

Kathleen said...

Wow. I'm so glad I found your blog. The wreaths are gorgeous.

Pigtown-Design said...

I posted about my greens, and my magnolia wreath. Compared to the one you've shown, mine looks scant. I ran out of the floral pins, so had to re-work and then quit.

Your House and Life said...

Oh how I love those blue doors!

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Lisa said...

I told you I was all over your boxwood wreath! Just beautiful, and Tudor Place...well I could move right in.
Lisa

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