Sunday, April 13, 2014

Barbed Wire Wreath

When we bought our farm, it had been fairly neglected. A previous owner had fenced off various pastures but when we got it, a lot of the barbed wire was on the ground. Not very safe! Needless to say, Bruce spent quite a bit of time rolling up and removing it.


Of course, I "rescued" one of the bundles of barbed wire. I knew it would make a really cool, rustic wreath! I stashed it in the barn until I figured out exactly what I wanted to do.


Then on one of my Canton shopping trips, I found this large wood and iron star. I immediately thought it would be the perfect accent for my barbed wire. (love the red!)


Sure enough, it was. I wired it on and then had Bruce hang it on the fence. Love it! It will go on our new entry gate when it gets installed...



For now we will enjoy seeing it as we come and go from the back yard.


Now for the other piece of barbed wire....

:o)
Cecilia

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14 comments:

  1. That looks great, Cecilia. My Dad always left a "wreath" (LOL) of barbed wire hanging along each long stretch of field to make for fast mending when need be. I remember thinking that was kind of dumb when I was a kid but I get it now. He always had a hammer and nails on his tractor but did not have to take barbed wire with him. I like your WREATH much better!

    I can't tell you how many times I snagged myself crawling over or under a barbed wire fence on the farm. I think I still have a couple of scars to probe it. xo Diana

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    1. Me too, Diana! We were always crawling through the fence and trying not to snag ourselves (at my grandfather's ranch). I'm glad ours is gone...My older sister has a nasty scar where she cut her leg.
      Thanks! Glad you approve! :)

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  2. Your wreath turned out great and it is perfect with the star. It just goes with the farm...:) Hope you had a lovely weekend and have a wonderful week.

    Blessings, Vicky

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    1. Thanks, Vicky! I thought it was perfect...very Texan (lone star, you know. lol). Weekend has been good! Hope yours has been too! Have a blessed week!
      hugs,
      Cecilia

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  3. Such a cool piece. It'll look good no matter where you choose to display it!

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    1. Thanks Susan! Y'all need to come back for a visit!

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  4. wow...I love it!!!....and such a beautiful field of yellow flowers!

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    1. That is one of the things I love about this property - all the different flowers that bloom! I look forward to these yellow flowers each Spring. They are so cheerful!
      Thanks for stopping in. Have a wonderful week!

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  5. I'm totally in love with that wreath Cecilia! What a fabulous idea!

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    1. Hey Tuula! Great to hear from you! I'm glad you like it...I'm thinking of using it for the subject of my next painting. :)

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  6. I think that's a great idea Cecilia (using it for your painting). I can picture it in my mind's eye and I know you will do it justice.

    Sorry I haven't been by to visit much. I'm taking tonight to catch up on some blogs while watching tv. Fisherman hurt his back so unpacking has to wait for a bit :(. It's always somethin' Rosanadanadana!

    xxx

    P.S. The fields of flowers are heavenly!

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    1. Hi Doreen! That's ok, I know you've been busy! Gosh, you've been moving - no apology necessary! I'm glad you had a moment to drop in. Hope Fisherman's back is better soon!
      hugs,
      Cecilia

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  7. I love this. I've been creeping backwards on your blog and I love your farm, your benches etc.!!! We too bought a farm with loads of barbed wire partially buried in the ground. Luckily most of it's gone now. If I find anymore though, I know what to do with it!! Cheers from your newest follower!

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    1. Thank you! I really had to do some fast talking and rescuing to hang on to this bundle. Fortunately, Bruce likes the end result. Very happy to have you follow along!

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