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  1. Lora
    Best wreath of all time. I am in love!
    xo Lisa S

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Coming from talented you, that’s a huge compliment, Lisa! Gotta say it’s one of my favorites, too;) Thanks!

  2. Julie Briones says:

    Such a creative and smart way to use vintage croquet mallets! This wreath is adorable! Pinned, and thanks for sharing at TTA!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks for Pinning, Julie! We’re enjoying it these last of summer days.

  3. This was a great idea!!! You were my favorite pick for Waste Not Wednesday this week

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Wonderful! Thanks Deborah! I will pop over on Wed! Glad you enjoyed it!

  4. I absolutely love this project Lora! Such a fabulous repurpose of those lovely mallet heads.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Tuula! This might be one of my favorites;)

  5. Wow Lora – this is simply genius! You always come up with such beautiful and creative wreaths. Thanks so much for sharing it at Farmhouse Friday and so happy to be hopping with you!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Michelle! These blog hops just bring out the creative juices, don’t they? So fun to see what my creative friends come up with!

  6. Such a cute idea for a wreath, Lora and creative repurpose of old croquet mallets!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Marie! It just brings a smile to my face everyday;)

  7. You are so creative! Your wreath is adorable and perfect for greeting summer guests! Enjoy these last weeks of summer!!!

  8. This is so brilliant! I love seeing the imagination and creativity like this come to fruition in such a successful way! This is so wonderful, and perfect for celebrating all that is summer, including those special backyard games!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Chloe! Kind of makes you want to theme a whole party around croquet, doesn’t it? Oooh, that could be pretty fun…;)

  9. This is so creative and right up my vintage loving alley!! I agree with Amber that this needs to show up in a magazine.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Paula! Well, if I could get my marketing and publicity hat on…;)

  10. This is so creative and clever, Lora! I really love this. It looks like it was meant to be on that blue door, too. I always enjoy seeing your repurposed projects. They inspire me to think more creatively. I hope you’re sharing this at Tuesday Turn About. Pinning!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I’m so glad I inspire you to think more creatively, Crissy! I want to help people “See potential, so you can create the unique”. My heart smiles if that is happening! Thanks for pinning!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Glad you enjoyed it, Karin! Thanks!

  11. Lora, this is the cutest. I would have never thought of making a wreath out of croquet mallets. You are so darn clever! It’s a joy to see what you create.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Carol! Hopefully it will save some vintage game parts!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Carol!

  12. Lora what an amazing door décor. I am loving this neat idea. How pretty and fun is this!!!??? I am so inspired to go find me some of those and make one. Happy August

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Hope you can find some easily, Terrie! You totally have the skills to pull this one off!

  13. Lora you never cease to amaze me with your creative projects, and this one is a real winner! I just know this will turn up in a magazine!
    I love decorating with all parts of old croquet sets for summer. The wreath is fab! I love how you freshened the mallets up without taking away from the vintage appeal.

    The garage area is just too too cute! Love it all!

    Thank you so much for celebrating summer with us!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks for your sweet compliments, Amber;) I’ve always loved the different varieties and designs of these old games, and this project really celebrates them! Guess I just can’t let these bits of history end up in a landfill! It would make a pretty cute magazine cover, wouldn’t it?? #goals

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Shelley! I am enjoying my summer, but am ready for a relief from the heat! Fall is definitely more my groove;)

  14. If I could bottle that imagination of yours no telling what else we could come up with. Love how all the colors mingle together on the wreath. So perfect for summer!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Michelle! Yes, if I could just bottle it up and make my millions, wouldn’t that be nice? Guess I’m more of a starving artist:( But I’m having fun creating, and hopefully inspiring others to do the same!

  15. Just pinned it, this is one of the most fun vintage makeovers EVER! you’re so clever with vintage goodies, love your fun style!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Coming from your talented self, that’s a huge compliment, Debra! Thanks so much:) Vintage junk just calls to me, I guess. Everything, anything (and anybody) can be recreated;)

  16. How cute is this?! I can see this on a cabin door just for the color alone. I love it. Hope you remember me when you’re on the cover of Country Living Magazine! Pinned.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Boy, would that satisfy a dream, Cindy! It would be adorable on a cabin door, but I’m not parting with it anytime soon;) Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for pinning.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      You are too kind, Katie! This one’s been rolling around in my head for awhile; nice to get it out in the open;) This late summer hop was the perfect deadline!

  17. Oh my word, how fun and genius is this. I love the wreath and the surrounds croquet display. This just screams summer fun to me.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      You’re right, it does scream summer, Marty! Thanks!

  18. You constantly blow my mind with your creativity, Lora! I love this repurposed wreath so much. Your entire back door area is so warm and inviting. I just love it! Hope you’re having a great summer. Hugs, CoCo

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      You’re too sweet, Coco;) And yes, this addition to the garage door makes the utilitarian space so much more bearable!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Ann!

  19. As one who grew up playing croquet, I love this project and makes your area so unique! The green awning is icing on the cake.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Glad you enjoyed it, Connie! We grew up playing croquet at the cabin with all the cousins, so it holds fond memories for me, too;)

  20. Lora, what a fun wreath! I love your whole back door entry! Blessings, Cecilia @ My Thrift Store Addiction

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Cecilia! Fun to get this one out of my head and into real life!