Fresh Wreaths and Swags
Our fresh wreaths are made from natural botanicals that are sustainably harvested from Pacific Northwest forests and handcrafted into the beautiful items shown on our web site. Fresh wreaths may be displayed inside or outdoors. To keep wreaths looking fresh, spritz with warm water occasionally. A word of caution for wreaths made with salal and myrtle; they should not be allowed to freeze or they will turn black.
Our fresh centerpieces are made of fresh foliage arranged in a floral foam base. When you receive the centerpiece, the foam will be damp. After unpacking the arrangement, pour water into the tray to soak the foam. If the foam is kept damp, the centerpiece should remain fresh for 2-3 weeks or longer.
Dried Wreaths and Swags
Dried wreaths and swags are handcrafted of natural botanicals that have been dried under controlled conditions to retain the natural color as much as possible. Some shedding may occur each time the wreath is handled, but they are made of a generous amount of material and this will not affect their appearance.
Display the wreath indoors in a cool well ventilated room out of direct sunlight as bright light over time will fade the color of the flowers and foliage. If the wreath becomes dusty, you may gently clean it with a soft brush or use a hair dryer turned to the lowest setting.
Preserved Wreaths and Swags
Preserved wreaths and swags have been handcrafted of natural botanicals that have been preserved with glycerin and a dye to develop the color of the finished product. The glycerin replaces the water in the plant material and makes the finished product soft and pliable and if displayed inside out of direct sunlight will look presentable much longer than dried materials.
A word of caution for products made of preserved floral materials alone or in combination with dried, if they get wet, may "bleed" the color on nearby furnishings. Under most normal household conditions this is not a problem. We do not recommend that preserved wreaths be displayed on exterior doors where they may get wet from rain.
If a preserved wreath gets dusty, gently clean it with a soft brush or a hair dryer set on the lowest setting.
A beautiful floral wreath displayed on our front doors is a warm and wonderful way to greet our guests and our own families as they approach and enter our homes. The custom of displaying a wreath at the entry of our home is as old as human history, and no other aspect of home comes close to the benefits, low cost and beauty of a floral wreath to welcome our valued guests.
How many kinds of Wreaths are there?
There are four main types of wreaths that are used on exterior doors.
1.-Natural dried floral wreaths,
2.-Preserved dried floral wreaths such as a Eucalyptus or Salal wreaths,
3.-Wreaths made with silk or artificial flowers,
4.-Wreaths made from fresh greenery such as balsam fir, pine branches or juniper.
How long will a Wreath last on my door?
Generally expect a Wreath to last for a season. A season is loosely defined as several months before most people will be ready for a change. A Wreath displayed in a sheltered location will last longer than one in an exposed area. Silk Wreaths usually hold up longer than those made of natural materials.
Can I hang any Wreath on my exterior door?
Deciding which Wreath, or which type of Wreath to display on an exterior door is important because not all wreaths should be used on all doors, or in all locations. For help in deciding what kind of Wreath will work best for your door read on.
Keep in mind that all types of Wreaths do best in indoor locations, away from direct light, heat and moisture. That said, it is important to display your Wreath where you will enjoy it the most, so try to select a Wreath that is best suited for the location you plan to display it.
Which Wreaths are best for a sheltered location?
A door in a sheltered location is protected by a porch roof and is located on the north or east side of a home. Most wreaths can be displayed on a door in a sheltered location provided it is protected from wind, sun, rain and high humidity
Which Wreaths are best for more exposed Locations?
Most Wreaths made from artificial or silk materials are generally suited for locations that are not protected from sun, wind, rain or humidity
Wreaths made from natural materials such as grasses and grains or seashells generally do well in those locations not protected from the weather elements.
Wreaths made from natural fresh greenery are suitable for exposed locations, especially in cool seasons or cool climates.