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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

RED BICYCLE WREATH FOR SUMMER

I've always loved old red bikes. I've got them on my coasters.
And on my plates.
Heck, I've even got one in my garden!
So a few years ago, while flipping through the channels, looking for something good on TV, I saw this on QVC. I wanted it. I needed it. Darn, I couldn't afford it! I know, I'll make one!
And so began my search for a little bike that I could put on a wreath. Two years later, I bought a Barbie doll bike, and got to work painting it red.
And this is my version of that wreath. Doesn't it scream SUMMER?!
Here's a close-up of the bike, with a little basket full of flowers and little flags.
And speaking of the basket, do you know how hard it is to find a cute little basket that would fit on this bike? Well let me tell you, it was impossible!
The only thing I could think of was to cut some of the wild grapevine that sprung up out of nowhere in the garden, and weave a little basket.
And what bike would be complete without some streamers on the handlebars?
I'm so happy with how this wreath turned out, and it makes me smile every time I look at it, hanging on the back door. It's so ME!    I'll be linking this up to REDnesday over at It's A Very Cherry World!  




40 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh Carol your wreath is SO perfect!! I love it! You did a fabulous job.

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Kori Donahue said...

Love this Carol!!!! Hope you had a great weekend honey... if you get a chance come enter my giveaway for a vintage inspired Snow White necklace and earrings! http://www.blondeepisodes.com/2012/05/snow-white-and-huntsman-giveaway.html

Kori xoxo

Diane said...

Carol, that is too darn cute!

Tammy's in Love said...

Oh my land! That is the cutest thing ever! You clever girl making the basket and steamers! ADORABLE!!!! I am seriously, very jealous. Now, where's that little red bike in the Christmas ornament box...oh, too buried for this summer but next year, I'm copying you!

Tammy

Doniene said...

Awesome!!!!! So cheery and summery!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Blessings

Kim K. said...

That wreath is truly adorable. You are one creative lady. I love all the little touches that you did to your bike. It's a perfect summer wreath.

Diane said...

That bike could not be cuter!!

ThreeOldKeys said...

the bike is perfect and it's just right on the wreath. I knew there was a reason i'm drawn to some of the little plastic and metal figures i find ... thanks for the inspiration!!!

Heidi@TheMerryMagpieVintage said...

Carol, it could not be more adorable!! You did a lovely job on it!

Linda Ruthie said...

LOVE IT!!! I hope you don't mind if I save your picture for inspiration.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I know this sounds crazy....but I HAVE a Barbie bicycle! What a cute wreath with the bike in there!

Shirley Hatfield said...

Like Linda Ruthie I am going to save your wreath pic for inspiration...it couldn't be more perfect! =D

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Carol I do love a red bicycle but I never would have thought to put one on a wreath! Yours is sooooo darn cute!! Love it! Love it!!
Hugs, Linda

Andy's Attic said...

Oh, I love your little bike wreath. You are one clever woman to fix it all up like a real bike!
Annette :>)

Sandy said...

Carol,
that is so cute!!!! Just love it! I will keep my eye out for a little bike, and if I find one I will make a wreath too! Thank you for the inspiration!

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

STINKIN SWEET!!! I LOVE IT!!! You did an AWESOME job on the wreath! Barbie bike, who knew!
Warmly,
deb

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Wow, very clever of you! It's too cute for words, and just screams summer.

My Vintage Mending said...

That is sooo you...I can't imagine your door not having it. Although...you are missing a bike basket but I am sure you are working on that right now....love it. Smiles...Renee

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Adorable! reminds me of my "Miss Buzz" although she was blue with a white basket...yep I still have her in the shed!

My Vintage Mending said...

OMG there is a bike basket...How did I miss that...I knew you would make one....see! Smiles..Renee

Protector of Vintage said...

Carol, that wreath is so cute!!

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

This is a project that you should be really PROUD of! It's pretty amazing Carol! :)

vintage grey said...

Oh, Carol you wreath is so adorable!! I love the bicycle with the basket of flowers!! Perfect for summer!! xo Heather

Mecky said...

Oh Carol, that is soooo cute!! What a great job.
I want one now!! It's time to go looking for a Barbie Bike!!!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Carol,
That's about the cutest thing I have seen it a long while! What an adorable wreath and what a sweet job you made of it! I would love to have an old bike in my garden and now I want a wreath too. Thanks for sharing your creation and have a splendid day.

Blessings,
Sandi

craftyles said...

I love it. The bike wreath is perfect! I want one too. I'll be on the hunt for a little bike now. That is the cutest. You are one creative girl!!

Dorothy said...

Now I want a Barbie bike! Your little basket of flowers and flags on the bike are adorable! What a great wreath. Thanks for sharing,
~~Dorothy

Nancy Jo said...

Carol,
Now see you are just way to clever! I mean a bike wreath? Makes the picture of my curtains blowing in the wind look pretty simple. Ok you win. This time.
I see you have been getting lots of new things on your Friday outings. I should know this but I don't, do you sell what you find,or do you keep it all?? I really should pay better attention.
Well great job on your wreath, and its almost Friday again.
Nancy Jo

Tammy's Vintage Finds said...

Red bike alert!!! I saw the cutest picture with a red bicycle at www.countrydoor.com and I immediately thought of you.

JunkStuffTreasures said...

Cute, cute, cute! Great improvising- it looks terrific!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Carol, your wreath is so darling! Love the bicycle, so much fun.

Happy Rednesday!

Ann said...

The first bike in the family, my sis was 13. It was red, she hated it. asked why she bought it, I was conned by the salesman.she said

Ann said...

Sweet wreath. The bicycle is the perfect addition.

Marianne C. said...

Carol, this is an absolutely, positively delightful wreath!! And yes, you should be very proud of it. It certainly makes me smile. I love how your wove the basket, perfectly clever. You did a great job.

Thank you for visiting and sharing your endearing story which started your hanky collection. I certainly wish I could find that beautiful light-weight cotton fabric to make some.

Blessings for a wonderful day,
Marianne

Marianne C. said...

P.S. I just love all your vintage artwork around your blog! The women are all so happy, and dressed like I remember back when. I love the one where the girl is swinging on the picket fence.

Sarah ~ Magnolia's Attic said...

Oh how cute is that bike! I love the teeny streamers and the basket. Very clever! I like you choice of red, white and blue too!

Betty Stapleton said...

What a darling wreath, I love it, love the red bike in the garden too. Love it, like the big one also, I have mine out and trying decide where to put it.

Chenille Cottage said...

Wow...Wow...Wow! When it comes to reinventing the wheel (pardon the pun)...you have succeeded with flying colors, Carol! Your post has to be in my "Top Ten Best Ever" category! How absolutely wonderful!
Smiles,
Carolynn xo

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