I fully understand that I should probably go to confession over what's about to follow here, but I just couldn't resist!
The other day I was looking for some inspiration for my Advent Wreath, because it is in sore need of some sprucing up, and I wanted to hip it up a little. And for some reason Real Simple and Traditional Home don't have a lot in the way of Catholic liturgical season decorating. Which is weird. Also; since every interior design blog is written by an uber-chic Mormon I'm outta luck there too. I just hit a simple search of Advent Wreath in Pinterest and came up with these winners. I won't link back because I don't want to be too mean, and clearly that'll make a difference to my penance.
Sadly, I think there are some liberal parishes out there that would be all about this guy!
Its hanging from a chandelier and has fake flowers. Enough said.
Under this pin read the caption "pretty advent wreath". Clearly, this pinner was colour blind.
This one's a doozy. I'm trying to imagine the theological arguments someone would make for it. Something about the linking of the celestial beings...
AN ANTLER ADVENT WREATH!?!? Seriously, lets call the time of death on this trend right now.
I can almost appreciate this one. I too have a lot of wine bottles kicking around. And it has that cheap Italian restaurant vibe going for it...
The moral of this story is we Catholics need to rise up, come up with some pretty Advent wreaths and then Pin them! My only instructions are to use the liturgically correct colours of candles, no spray paint, and for the love of all that is good, no pine cones!