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Carrots and Evergreens and Winter Celebrations

By Sharon
December 27, 2011

No doubt wreaths and garlands of red and green are decorating your homes this week. I've been thinking quite seriously of making a carrot wreath for my front door. After all, it's carrots that played an important role in my winter celebrations; isn't that how traditions start?

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crittergarden
Dec 30, 2011 12:52 PM CST
If I could figure out how to hang it on the front door, I might just make one myself!
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Sharon
Dec 30, 2011 12:55 PM CST
I was thinking of using an old bare grapevine wreath to start, attach the carrots with their tips pointed toward the center and go from there. There are always those wreath hangers that fit over the top of the door.

Suction hangers, surely there's something.
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Dec 30, 2011 12:56 PM CST
Yeah, but here in zone 5, I'd have to "fix" them with something - the greens would get all frozen/thawed/soggy.......
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crittergarden
Dec 30, 2011 12:58 PM CST
BTW THANKS, really, for that photo. My mind will be all over it all winter, I'm sure.
I just ordered my first "Purple Haze" seeds and you've opened a whole "carrots as art" category in my head!
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Sharon
Dec 30, 2011 12:58 PM CST
I'm looking for artificial carrots. Silk, resin, something.
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crittergarden
Dec 30, 2011 1:03 PM CST
I have one ceramic one.....
Will think of you if I see any realistic ones.

GREEN is my absolute most favorite color, with orange and purple as supporting cast.
That picture rocked me!
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Sharon
Dec 30, 2011 1:11 PM CST
It surprised me when I found it, I was thinking I'd just arrange a clump of carrots in a circle, plain orange ones and maybe have to find greenery for the edges. But suddenly there it was! And luckily it was free to use for the article.

But now I really do want a carrot wreath just like that one.

I can make them out of papier mache', but oh boy, that is such a mess. Could make them out of clay, but again, a mess, plus heavy and a long process. I think I'll just look toward buying some that are lightweight.
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crittergarden
Dec 30, 2011 1:20 PM CST

http://www.furnituregourmet.com/

They SAY the carrots are "leafy", but they're really just stemmy...
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crittergarden
Dec 30, 2011 1:22 PM CST
Ditto

http://kolorfulkitchen.com/Artificial-Fruits-&-Vegetables/c1...
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crittergarden
Dec 30, 2011 1:23 PM CST
Oh, you've really started me on a binge......
I'll stop posting before I begin to be irritating!

But if I FIND a good one, I'll let you know!
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Sharon
Dec 30, 2011 1:35 PM CST
There's a place here called Trees and Trends, though originally it was called Silk Tree Factory. Usually they have vegetables, really nice looking ones, but quite expensive. I'm going to look there.

Sometimes I've seen them at Hobby Lobby and Michaels, too. There should be good sales right now at all of them.

Yep, let me know.
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