There was a time when people only bought decorative wreaths for Christmas. (To think!) Since then, we’ve thankfully wised up and realized that any time is a good one to trick out your front door. And because this gorgeous time of year — colloquially known as “Pumpkin Spice Season” — deserves as much pomp and circumstance as winter and summer, you might want to consider hanging a fall wreath as a supplement to your other favorite autumn activities — apple-picking, cashmere-sweater appreciation, and leaf-pile jumping.
Should your door need a little extra adornment, check out these stellar shops.
From a young age, Anja of Hoppsy Daisy made handmade decorations and gifts for family and friends; she crafted her first felt-ball wreath two years ago and has been working in the medium ever since. “I don’t work from a template,” she says, “so each wreath is a truly unique creation.” (One especially complex piece she created measured 24 inches across and incorporated 900 multicolored felt balls.) Hoppsy Daisy’s nontraditional wreaths are perfect for those whose style falls on the modern end of the door decor spectrum.
Wild Ridge Design was started by Christi Teske in her Idaho home. Since then, this onetime hobby has grown into a full-time job; in fact, Christi and her family have to hire additional help during the holiday season just to keep up with demand. And it’s not hard to see why business is booming: Wild Ridge’s elegant, naturalistic pieces — which have graced Westin Hotels and Ralph Lauren’s 2015 Christmas window displays — would fit right in with countless decor schemes. With more than 500 wreaths in her shop, there are plenty of options to choose from.
For those seasonal celebrants who believe more is always more, Forevermore’s lush wreaths — which incorporate small gourds and seed pods and a mix of natural and artificial materials — are the pinnacle of the form. Like the flowers and greenery in the wreaths themselves, shop owner Heather’s enthusiasm for making them is abundant. “I love what I do,” she says. “I wish there were eight days in a week instead of seven.” Spoken like a true maximalist.