I have a hanging sign that says "Uptown." I bought it at the arts and crafts market a couple months ago. The arts and crafts market is held in a park just a few blocks from my house. One of the many reasons why I love living in the area of the city known as "Uptown." I can also walk to the streetcar. Uptown contains incredibly architecturally significant and beautiful homes, lush and vibrant gardens, and two universities. It has the zoo and an incredible park (see other post) as well as great restaurants. Uptown is a very family friendly area and is one of the most safe areas to live in the city. I love being an "Uptown Girl." (Honestly, I have rocked out to that Billy Joel song many a time ;) ). So I incorporated the sign into my wreath. I know it's lopsided. I had issues affixing it. I'm pretending it makes it look more shabby chic/rustic. The tiles that form the word "Uptown" are found on many of our city's street corners. Of course, they are much bigger. They spell out the street names and are absolutely gorgeous.
I've had the metal stars for several years. When I had a house, I hung up garlands of fake pine and put the stars on it. After being outside in the elements, they acquired a rusty patina. I decided to slip them into this wreath. The wreath hangs on the closet door in my living room. It really adds to the Christmas feel and makes me feel like I'm either in a Dickens novel or in the country or both. Instead, I'm just a girl in Uptown New Orleans getting ready for the holidays! :)
(Sorry about the photo quality---or lack thereof. I have misplaced my camera's charger for the battery and am using my cell phone instead.)