When I was growing up, I was shipped off to spend my summers with my Aunt in New Orleans, giving my grandma a little summer break, too. The tradition lived on with me spending nights at her house on into my adult years, and anytime I had a business function to attend in New Orleans or I wanted to do some serious shopping.
During my younger years, she would take me shopping for school clothes and we would eat lunch at the Restaurant on the second floor of Dillard's (probably the only department store with a restaurant in it), and set me up with an extra fridge in the garage full of Coke.... in my adult years, we would go shopping for work clothes and to lunch at the Restaurant on the second floor of Dillard's... and she would set me up with the extra fridge full of Diet Coke. On one such visit... she taught me how to make what has become known as my favorite Fall decoration.
I cant go spend the night with her anymore. She died last year. Her house has been sold. The Restaurant at Dillard's closed. But... each Fall, I still make this wreath:
As an added bonus..... its also thrifty... so you can make it each year.
Materials needed: Indian Corn ($2.99 for three at grocery store); Fall ribbon ($1.98 at Wal-Mart); glue ($.88 at Wal-Mart) and one stem of fall leaves ($.99 at Wal-Mart)
Finished product hanging on my kitchen door