Home Decor, Poinsettia Arrangement for Valentines Day

I received a gorgeous poinsettia plant for my birthday in December and it was so pretty on the hearth with other holiday decorations         By mid January it was looking “leggy,” meaning the lower leaves were dropping off, not only making a continual mess, but the bare stems were getting the attention … Continue reading

Creations, Setting the Mood with Flowers and Food

  The sun finally came out yesterday After days and days of gray My spirits lifted, I felt giddy & gay         The flowers I put in the foyer last week were starting to droop so I dashed out to Trader Joe’s so I could regroup         Sunflowers and … Continue reading

Home Decor, Birthday Bouquet Pumpkin

When I learned about this flower arranging technique from ever so clever Mary at Home is Where the Boat is, I immediately put it on my must do list…         I was looking for a container for a bouquet of birthday flowers when I had an “ah ha!”  moment and decided it … Continue reading

Home Decor, Sunny Sunflower Arrangement

Recently my husband retired and sold his dental practice and office to a really nice young dentist who continues to take care of our family     They treat me like royalty and won’t ever let me pay, so I brought them a little surprise     The staff all ooohhhed and aaahhhed and immediately … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Blue Glass Blooms

  This tall blue bottle followed me home one day       I have been looking and drooling over these shall we say       I have already tried it in several spaces     Table center is one of my favorite places         Surrounded by blooms in blue jars … Continue reading

Home Decor, Blooming Birdcage

It’s August It’s HOT Summer blooms are fading away I had two hydrangea blooms begging to come inside But, alas, only two… So I mixed them with some dried ones from summers past, and a couple of faux blooms And ended up with this Blooming Birdcage It was too big for my kitchen island so … Continue reading

Home Decor, Fresh Vignettes

Nothing brings instant freshness to a space like flowers…but you don’t have to spend a fortune~ Put together whatever you have available… This kitchen arrangement includes herbs from the garden, basil and parsley, with some blooms and citrus, placed in a variety of jars and vases on a ceramic tray This arrangement uses flowers and … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Game Day

People tend to gather at our house for game day…it could be something to do with HH’s 120″ TV screen in his man cave…but it’s really more about Alabama football!  Southerners take their football SERIOUSLY.  People check the football schedules before making any other commitments and tailgating is a business.  Because we prefer comfort over … Continue reading

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