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The Sunday Project: A pretty springtime wreath | By Ann Marie Craig – Century Farmhouse

Washington County, WI – The Century Farmhouse door was in need of something besides a new coat of paint.

Periodically I get crazy ideas of projects that are fun and add a nice touch to things, all the while the supper dishes need washing, the laundry folded, and the floor swept of crumbs from yesterday. I understand that that’s how it is in houses of creative people, and if that is so, our house is no different.


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This past Sunday I dreamed up “The Sunday Project” to get out of clearing off the stairwell of a few still-hanging-around Christmas decorations. Ha. They’ll get put away this week when I am looking for the Easter baskets. I hope.

About a week ago I went for a walk around the farm, hoping to catch a glimpse of pussy willows in bloom. I often am quite busy in the spring, and by the time I get to looking for them they are long past blooming and are gone. This year I am in luck – and so are you! Below you can catch a glimpse of the “Back Forty” – land that was part of the farm when I was growing up, and which now belongs to one of my sisters. As her land abuts the acreage surrounding the Farmhouse, it was a short and very pretty walk to find the pussy willows.

I did actually create a bouquet of the pussy willows, but they also had me thinking about…

CLICK HERE to read more from Century Farmhouse and learn how to assemble a beautiful spring wreath.

Century Farmhouse painting

About the author: Ann Marie Craig is an artisan soap maker-turned-home arts-fan who finds inspiration for her projects in travel, art, literature, music, and her own backyard. She lives in the antique log house that has been in her family for more than 130 years and which also inspired the name of her business; and she is the founder of Century Farmhouse Handcrafted Artisan Soaps in West Bend, Wisconsin – which she began in her home in 2001. In 2017 she began to broaden the scope of Century Farmhouse to include the Home Arts and is excited to explore them with you.


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