Recently Hubby and I have been enjoying the beauty of the Mid-Atlantic coast. We try and get away for a week or at least a very long weekend every few months. When placing our home for sale in anticipation of retirement in a very short time, I thought that a pretty wreath on the door leading from the garage into the main home would be nice. With all this in mind, I decided to make a reminder of our new favorite place for us when we return home. I am very intrigued by the rustic and natural state of this area. With cedar shake shingles and sea oats blowing in the breeze of the sand dunes, I was an instant fan. I have even made a photo array in our newly designed master bath of places we love to visit while there. Perhaps I will post some of those pictures and the reclaimed frames I painted and distressed later. Back to my wreath. The ocean is amazing with the strength of the surf and beauty of the sea life. It is very unlike my hometown of Key West, Florida. With the reef not far off shore, we had no real surf growing up and with so much Latin influences, vibrant color was everywhere. Beautiful in it's own way. Here is so much different. Browns, greens and white are abundant. One of our favorite days while visiting is to go beach-coming and bird watching. Our little divas (Yorkie-poos) love to chase the sea gulls and sand pipers. It really is cute. I used as much natural and dried flowers and leaves as I could. I added some feathers and a little copper sun and accents. At the bottom is a birdhouse made of balsa wood and a pair of chubby little Carolina wrens. The large shell to the right is representing The Scotch Bonnet, the state shell of North Carolina and of course the others for the lovely fruits of the sea. Hope you enjoy. It really brightens our arrival home!