Welcome Spring

Welcome Spring

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Lighted Branches!

Well, I still have Spring Fever really bad so I have been redoing some of the florals in my home. This one in the corner was a have-to after my daughter came and "took" my blooming lamp. lol. Anyway, I bought these lighted branches at Kirklands not really sure if I liked them or not exactly what I was going to do with them. After seeing some in a floral arrangement (of all places in the doctors office), I decided to somewhat duplicate it. I used a skinny wreath wrapped in greenery, then put the branches in and just built up around it with the flowers and bird house (and the bird). The container is a mahogany color that goes really well with the rest of my room. Surely there must be more to do with them then this or just sticking them in a vase. What do you think? I appreciate you stopping by, have a great week.
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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Spring Wreath!

Do you think if all of us think Spring, it will come faster? lol. All the snow and cold weather we had, then to warm up for the past week was a shocker! We enjoyed the snow, but then we were tired of it! Come on Spring! So here is just one of the arrangements that I have been working on. I love the trend that is taking place with the style of wreaths, so just had to try one. All my grapevine wreaths were the big chunky ones, so the solution, take the wire loose that is holding them together and make two or three out of one. Instead of covering the grapevine up, some of it needs to show. Then it is simple to add greenery and the flowers of your choice. In some floral design there are rules, like the rule of threes, and the one and half to two times the size of your containers just to name a few. But then there is just "if it looks right to me". Everyone has their own style. I have to say my favorite is European Design. I love the open airy, yet very traditional flowers and the containers they are put in. I leaned the very basics when I went to floral design in Memphis, then later on learned country style from a lady that gave lessons. From then on, it really was just developing my own style. Anyway, all that just to say, I am on a roll! I have a booth that I share with a friend and we have got a lot to do getting ready for Spring! Wooo Hooo! This wreath along with two other arrangements are already on display, now just hoping they will sell.
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I hope you have a wonderful week. Blessings to you!

Sunday, February 13, 2011


Is he cute or what? This little fella that I call "Tom" was a gift from my sister in law many years ago. His neck was broken and had to be repaired and of course he had to be painted to. He is very heavy, but I have toted him around  from literally three states until we finally moved here. Since I have been snowed in and today was the first pretty day (60*) in quite awhile, I was itching to do something constructive. I saw "Tom" sitting in the sun room and thought OK, today is the day to change him. So with a paint brush and lots of tinted glaze, he got a good makeover. Does he now just look like he has been playing in the dirt? Antiquing wasn't good enough, no, he had to look like a dirty little boy. lol. And he does! I just love him. I even gave Tom center stage on my dining room table. He just brings a smile to my face every time I walk by. I hope you enjoy him to!  If the weather stays nice, no telling what I am liable to get into! Thanks for stopping by! I am linking up with Metamorphosis Monday, be sure and check out all the talented ladies over there.


Monday, February 7, 2011


I have been junking again! I love to visit goodwill, flea markets, used furniture stores, etc. you get the picture? lol. It is just fun to always be on the look out for unusual "treasures". On my last trip, I found this topiary except it didn't look like this. It had seen better days, the top was actually sitting in the container (love that, it is metal) and wasn't even on a dowel. I didn't have to redo the foam, just found a piece of bamboo that worked and got it hot glued in there. There was a place in the "ball" to fix the bamboo and I was ready to go. The greenery was just placed around the center and a small dried flower was inserted. Wa laaaaa, it was finished! How do you like the bowl? I just love it to, what a bargain for 6.00. For now I will let sit there, but eventually will put a flower arrangement in it. The table was 12.50 and just needed painted. Another one of my vices! When the weather is like this, finding something to do is necessary, so today I started taking the fabric off a 2.00 queen ann that I got at a garage sale. But that is another post and it will be a loooong time off. Thank you for stopping by! I am linking up with Metamorphosis Monday! (link follows). You will be inspired!