Sunday, November 11, 2012

Walter Drake Christmas Wreath Review

The wreath above is called the Holly & Jingle Bell Wreath from Walter Drake, which is where the other Christmas items came from also. And yes, it does have jingle bells, artificial berries and pine cones and artificial greenery that will give your door or entryway a warm, inviting look to guests arriving at your house for Christmas dinner or just to relax and visit. It id come with a hook for hanging and can be used indoor and protected outdoor use. Which means like me, I have a protected porch that you step up into and are under a roof.

It is about 15 1/2" in diameter, so it is not a small wreath and as you can see it pretty much took up the width of the door. I am trying to decide if I want to put the Lighted Bows on this wreath or my older one that usually goes on the door. Whichever one I don't use outside will be hung inside right at the coat closet when people come into the hall, so either way, it will be seen quite a bit.
So, as you can see, they really do carry a wide selection of Christmas items and I am not gonna go and grab anymore images of those because this close to December, I would hate to pick something that is sold out and no longer available and get someone's hopes up on a particular thing and then find out you can't get it. I did that in one of my earlier posts and then had to fix it, so I will show a few regular items for you to look at.
For instance, look at the bakeware that they have! Now this one is called Mini Bakeware because you can bake for one now or possibly 2. Now who in the heck figured out something like this?  I actually thought at first that it was a regular set! I need a new bundt pan, mine has been used so much it sticks now and I really have to fight to get my cakes out now, so I guess it's time to let go of the old one and get a new one.  I have noticed though in the ones in stores that I have looked that they are all complicated looking and have lots of nooks and crannies that a cake could get stuck in. My bundt pan I guess was an original meaning it just had the separated looking sections but no patterns. Shoot by the time you get all the icing on it, who sees that anyway?
This is another item I could really use. I can't tell you how many times I have thrown bread out to the birds because Mike is so bad about tying up the bread! It drives me insane to see stuff like that just left wide open to get spoiled or harden to where you can't eat it.  I actually don't know that I have seen one like this before that helps keep bread fresh this way. I may have to check into this one. It's called a Bread Buddy and you can either empty the bread straight in or keep it in the bag. Either way it says bread will last longer. And the best part is, it's only $9.99, so maybe I need to chat to the pocketbook and see if we can swing it, especially if it saves me from having to throw bread out!
I think in the last 3, including this one, I have given you lots of ideas and gadgets that Walter Drake carries and I still have 2 more events to go so I don't want to make these too long so you get tired of reading so I think 3 items on this review is all I will do. There is so much more to go over that I may not be able to tell you all the departments but at least I will try to do the more important departments and leave the rest to you to discover. I wanted to leave you with the impression that the products at Walter Drake's are in very good condition and they were that way when they arrived and have held up very well.
With the prices that they have to offer and the discounts on some items that they have on sale right now,  it is pretty competitive so I can honestly say, I would do some of my Christmas and even every day shopping with them. Every item that I have gotten so far as been tip top shape and easy to use. Nothing that a genius would only know how to work and because I am not a genius, I don't want products that take me months to learn to use, do you?
Connect with Walter Drake several ways:

Mailing Address:
Walter Drake
P.O. Box 3680
Oshkosh, WI 54903-3680
Phone: 1-855-202-7393 | Fax: 1-888-252-8462

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.


Amanda Rauch said...

I cant believe that such a cute wreath is only 25$ That is super. I really liked the bread keeper too, what a great idea! Thank you for the review and info.

Gina Brickell said...

I love the wreath out of all that were mentioned. That is beautiful! I love the Holidays with Christmas being my favorite and love all of the decorations. A nice wreath is something I'm in need of and would love to have this!

Allison Downes said...

Good price for the wreath! Cool that they also have bake ware, will be checking that out more, Thanks for sharing!

Carol L. said...

I love Christmas Wreaths and garland throughout Christmas but I have to say the Bread Buddy has my attention because I'm so tired of throwing my bread to the birds. :)
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

Katherine said...

A wreath for only 25$? AWESOME and they are so cute!

Jennifer McCann said...

Cute little Wreath, I have taken it upon myself this year to make my own! I already made a halloween one, and am waiting on my base for my christmas one!