Dried Flower Wreaths
Goodness in the World
I do not coat my wreaths with harmful floral sprays as they are horrible for our environment. Yes, these sprays would preserve my wreaths so they don't change with time, but the cost to our air quality is simply not worth it to me. My wreaths are made from sustainably grown and collected dried flowers and when displayed out of direct sunlight they will last for many years, but when it's time to make compost out of your wreath, you can do so without introducing any chemicals to your garden. Having a Serenity wreath on your wall may also serve as a reminder of the importance to use as few chemicals as possible, for everyone's sake.
Support Organic Growing
The flowers used have been sustainably grown or collected, which takes considerably more time than using standard gardening techniques. Organic growing methods are labors of love. Choosing organic shows respect for what is being grown, the soil in which its grown, and the environment that we will be leaving our children. All my garden flowers may not have originated from sources using organic growing methods, however, once planted in my garden, all flowers are grown organically.
Handmade in the U.S.A.
All my flowers are grown in Whatcom County in Washington State and all Serenity wreaths are assembled by me.
Know Your Farmer
My husband and I have had organic vegetable gardens that fill our freezer with good wholesome food grown in our chemical-free soil for years; now I'm also embracing growing flowers. All of my harvested flowers, seed pods and branches, have been sustainably grown by me or sensitively gathered while hiking the Pacific Northwest.
I start purchasing seeds in January and end up using some of those sprouting flowers in wreaths for December, so you could say that some of my wreaths take about a year to make.
Love a Mother
When I first laid eyes on my daughter, Elissa, I knew I was meant to be her mother. Now I know that I am also to be working with flowers. I am grateful that MY mother was such a beautiful woman...it is her lovely picture, taken in 1929, that graces my table wreath photographs.
Support the Arts
Wreaths can represent a circle of hope with no beginning and no end. I grew up surrounded by creative family members, loving music and art from an early age. Years ago, my hand-painted scarves were carried by a few upscale New York city boutiques and my "cheek art"- lightweight large paper earrings, were sold in Southern California and Seattle Nordstrom, and Macys in the Bay Area. Today, with my wreath-making adventure, I'm happy there's no end in sight!
"Oh my goodness....this wreath is more beautiful in person than pictured...a true work of art! I am so pleased! I love it! Thank you, thank you! A special thanks for the fabulous packaging that truly protected my little treasure ~ I couldn't be more pleased! You are an artist for sure!" customer, Patti Hicks, May 2012
Contact Serenity Wreaths
Whatcom County, WA 98247
About Serenity Wreaths
I'm Catherine Clausen Carey and I love my flowers SO much, that I want them to be around for a long time, so dry them and make wreaths out of them. As they are not treated with floral sprays, they are for indoor use only.
I live in Whatcom County with my wonderful family, our many critters and my flowers, simply and joyfully. My contact info is here.
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I'd love to make a wreath for you!