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merry christmas – festive wreaths

December 20, 2012

It’s nearly upon us. Christmas is just round the corner. Only one more weekend:) Kids are getting very excited but it’s also us adults who are waiting in anticipation. Has everyone sent their cards? Bought and wrapped all presents? It’s thursday and the clock is ticking! Tick tock, tick tock!

This here is my last post for 2012. I’ll be off on holidays first thing monday morning, so will clock off today. I wanted to take a moment to thank all of you, every single one, who has taken time out to read my posts or simply looked at my photos. I know there was a confusion over my 100th post, but today is ACTUALLY my 100th post:) No, I did not plan this, but it’s rather fitting!

For those of us who blog, we know what a labour of love it really is. I certainly wouldn’t have enjoyed this ride without you guys! All i ever set out to do is inspire you and demonstrate that life can be full of colour and that we can all practice ‘colourliving’.

A big gratitude and a huge thank you to my blogging family. You mean the world to me!

Ok, so as a parting post for 2012 i decided to ride around london and find different and interesting wreaths. Most of you might have already got yours. For those, who are still in need for some guidance or inspiration, here are a few of my favourites.

What i learned is that big is not necessarily better, less is definitely more, home-made will nearly always beat bought and that considering your door colour is a really good move. I hope that some of these will tickle your fancy and maybe give you ideas for next year.

wreaths oranges

wreaths green on green

wreaths recycled

wreaths small berries

wreaths big berries

wreaths 3

wreathes roses

wreaths white buds

wreaths heart

wreaths owls

wreaths plastic xmas

wreaths blackcurrants

wreath holly

wreaths red on red

wreaths white

wreaths tartan

So, what do you think? Any favourites? I hope there is something for everyone! To be honest, this is the first time i’ve actually seen so many diverse wreaths.

It wouldn’t be proper to sign off without wishing you all the absolute best festivities, whichever way you might celebrate them! I hope you all have a wonderful break, a restful holiday and i will see you back here on tuesday 1st january 2013.

I can’t wait! Much love x

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  • Reply Igor December 20, 2012 at 1:14 am

    Congrats on your 100th post, Tina!! It was a joyous ride full of colour and inspiration here. Thank you! Oh and I love the quirky paper wreath as well as the following red berries wreath! A very happy holiday season, Tina!! See you in 2013!

  • Reply sue December 20, 2012 at 1:55 am

    i do declare that is one of the most amazing selections of wreaths i’ve ever laid eyes on… well done you!
    hard to choose a favourite as you’ve chosen a pretty stupendous bunch, but i’m with igor on the paper wreath because i’ve never seen anything like it… need to up our game over at my house!
    look forward to seeing what our second year of blogging brings! happy 100th, happy festive season & may 2013 bring us all much joy & fulfilment! 🙂

  • Reply Theresa December 20, 2012 at 2:48 am

    Oh, Tina, what a wonderful idea for a post. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing all these different wreaths. The variety and creativity is wonderful. I did pin that red heart wreath against the black door – So pretty!
    Well, congratulations on your 100th post! It’s quite an accomplishment, for sure. I feel the same as you about the support of a wonderful bloggy family. It’s definitely the icing to this journey. I’m wishing you the merriest Christmas and happy new year, Tina! Have a wonderful and safe trip home. xo

  • Reply Ingrid December 20, 2012 at 4:43 am

    Hi Tina,

    Great to read this post- I’m loving wreaths this year for some reason. They are just so festive. I usually like very simple ones made of natural materials, but in your post my favourite is the one made of rolled up magazines and fake holly! Shows how anything can work…. Have a lovely festive break, look forward to your posts in the new year, x ingrid

  • Reply Shona December 20, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Hi Tina,

    Congratulations on your 100th post. Beautiful photography as always and a very inspirational selection of wreaths. My favourite is also the paper one as it is so unusual and creative. Have a wonderful break and I’d love to meet up in the New Year. Shona

  • Reply Holly December 20, 2012 at 10:30 am

    The thought of you zipping around on your vespa, stopping to photograph these lovely wreaths makes my heart smile. I love all the images, but you know, for some reason, I just can’t seem to resist the green wreath filled with holly 😉

    Congrats on your 100th post my friend! A labour of love for sure. It’s always such a real pleasure to visit here. Thank you so much Tina.

    Have a great break, and Happy Holidays to you and yours.

    Big Kisses to you xoxoxoxoxoxxo

  • Reply James Balston December 20, 2012 at 11:03 am

    Lovely idea for a post!

  • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar December 20, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Such a fantastic round up of wreaths, Tina! My favourite is the first one with the clementines – so festive! Reading ColourLiving is always a pleasure, so thank you for all the inspirations you share with us all. Hugs! xx

  • Reply Judith December 20, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    The fifth one with the bold berries is definitely my favorite. Never knew London was home to sooo many creative wreaths! Happy Holidays Tina!

  • Reply Helene December 20, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    Wow, so much inspiration you have given me with all your post this year.
    I love this one, number one is by favourite, then 2 and 3.
    It must have been fun going around taking pics, you should do a book!

    Have a fantastic break, a merry Christmas and a fabulous 2013.

    Lots of love xx

  • Reply geraldine December 20, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Wow! Brilliant post. Where did you find those wreaths? I do like the one made out of paper, so unusual yet striking to look at. Congratulations on your 100th post. Wishing you a lovely holiday and hope to see you at our meet ups in January x

  • Reply Louise de Miranda December 21, 2012 at 12:09 am

    wow what a great post! Never seen so many and diverse wreaths! My favourite is the first one. Congrats on your 100th post and enjoy your stay in Germany. Merry Christmas.
    Big hug

  • Reply Christine December 21, 2012 at 7:56 am

    Beautiful post, dear Tina. I love the 1st wreath and the pussy willow one. I just love how different they all are and the quality of the photos are stunning as always. Congrats on your 100th post. It has been a real treat getting to know you online and having you as a blogging friend. I wish you and all your readers the most joyous of holidays. See you in 2013!

  • Reply Catherine Bedson December 21, 2012 at 8:22 am

    I must say I’m in love with the first one. Congratulations on now officially having your 100th post. Look forward to more of your inspiration next year. it’s been so wonderful visiting Colourliving this year, look forward to more in 2013. Have the best Christmas and New Year ever! xxx

  • Reply Anya Jensen December 21, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Dearest Tina,
    Love all these amazing wreaths – so beautifully festive:) My fave is the holly one or the one with the ‘fluffy branches (don’t know their name:)
    Happy 100th post sweets, I love coming to you colourful universe.
    Great to have met you in Berlin, look forward to more from you,
    Merry Xmas and Happy new year,

  • Reply Chi @ 106 December 21, 2012 at 11:59 am

    What a fab post, Tina! I love the second (with the pine cones) and the really luscious one with the red roses – they’re both so big, bold and stunning.

    Congratulations on your official 100th post, darling and here’s to many more!!! 😀
    I’ve absolutely LOVED spending time here this year – it’s like opening a present twice a week not knowing what will be inside but knowing it will be amazing – and I look forward to doing so next year.

    Have a restful holiday peppered with fun and adventure. Hopefully, I’ll be able to enjoy vicariously through Instagram.

    See you next year!!!! 😀 xoxo

  • Reply Nicola December 21, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    You’ve scored a century, congratulations Tina! Every post has been a treat.

    You do realise you could publish all those photos and sell them as Christmas Cards?

    I love most of the wreaths you’ve shown, particularly when someone’s been inventive with materials, such as the pussy willow twigs, the paper and the berries.

    Have a lovely holiday and see you in Two Oh One Three xxx

  • Reply Gerard @WalnutGrey December 21, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Dearest Tina. I do love your 100th post. Well done! And if I had to choose, it would be the paper wreath (no. 3). I’ve thoroughly enjoyed colourliving in 2012 and spending a bit of time with you 🙂

    Have a fantastic Christmastime and here’s to 2013 xx

  • Reply Doris December 22, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Tina you’ve done it again. Now I want to go around London looking for cool wreaths on doors! The paper one is also my favourite.
    I just wanted to say a quick Thank You for your support this year. As a new blogger, it can be a bit intimidating, but your visits and feedback have been invaluable and I’ve really enjoyed reading your inspiring posts. Merry Christmas and hopefully will meet you in person at one of the blogger meet ups next year. xD

  • Reply Laura December 23, 2012 at 1:11 am

    What a fantastic idea for a post, I loved seeing all those wreaths, they’re all so different. I can’t pick a favourite although no. 6 is very stylish. I just hit my 100th post last week.

    I hope you have a wonderful break and look forward to catching up in the New Year.


  • Reply noreen December 26, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    hello! i pick the roses and the first red berries on the black door. amazing. happy 100th post, and happy 2013!

  • Reply tina December 31, 2012 at 5:51 am

    I just wanted to pop in to say a very big ‘Thank You’ for all your amazing and wonderful comments. I’m truly touched and it’s so nice to know that you guys feel inspired when visiting here.

    I’m still on holidays and although having a much needed break and lots of fun with friends and loved ones I’m also looking forward to continue this journey here.

    I’ve loved 2012 for so many reasons but one big one has been to have met so many of you either on- or offline and the start of this blog. I really feel that I’ve gained a new family, community and friends! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!

    It’s the last day of 2012 so it remains for me to wish you all a fantastic day, NYE and here’s to an inspired 2013. See you tomorrow. x

  • Reply Anya Jensen December 31, 2012 at 10:22 am


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