Tablescapes, Mother’s Day in Pink and Blue

  I received a Mother’s Day surprise from my daughter Flowers, petit fours, everything bagel thins, Crème de Brie spread, and gourmet coffee pods She sent these via grocery delivery, isn’t that brilliant?         Needless to say, I am enjoying them so much, Such a treat to have fresh flowers!     … Continue reading

Home Decor, Accidental Dried Flowers

  Okay, so I admit that I am a terrible gardener… Which is ironic because I LOVE 💕 flowers         I love to have them in my house         I love to paint them         I love to create things with them         … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Hearts and Flowers

  Instead of traditional red roses for Valentine decor this week         I opted for pink and white alstromeria       Thinking about what vase or container to put them in, I got an idea…         When I painted this cake dome, I painted every other heart upside … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Thinking Pink and Valentine’s Day

  I’ve been thinking pink and Valentine’s Day lately             In the spirit of keeping things cheerful and bright I refreshed the foyer tulips with more beautiful flowers and couldn’t resist adding a few Valentine touches       Bright yellow, green and pink not traditional Valentine colors, but so … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Tabletop Tulip Garden

  I popped into Trader Joe’s last week It was like a trip to the Netherlands, There were tulips everywhere!         At $5 a bunch I scooped up 3, pink, red, and apricot         It’s supposed to be a very cold week         I don’t like … Continue reading

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

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