Home Decor, Ode to the Sunflower

  Since tomorrow is the big eclipse event, today is all about the sunflower!  🌻     Sunflowers always remind me of late summer and early fall, they are such a happy versatile flower     They are so pretty on a Sunflower table   Jardin Mexicano   On a door, Sunflower Wreath     … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Flower Power

Ahh, the power of flowers!     Isn’t it amazing how flowers bring life to a room, a vignette, or a space…       They can bring an instant smile to your face     And make the world a happier place!     These crazy blooms     are bursting all over the … Continue reading

Party Panache, Happy Birthday CC! Party & Shower Ideas

In honor of Miss CC’s 3 year birthday today, I am posting a round-up of party ideas and easy crafts that might inspire your next party, shower or special occasion     It’s A Girl’s Thing was the theme of her mom’s baby shower     Bright pink nail polish hid in tissue filled stamped … 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

Creations, Painting Sunflowers

Sunflowers are everywhere right now and they are easy peasy to paint! When you want to paint something take a few minutes to really look at your subject. Look at the proportions of the different parts and study the color. Do a couple of practice flowers.  This is not a realistic technique so don’t over … Continue reading

Creations, Unexpected Inspirations

Inspirations can come from very unexpected places.  I have learned to follow my instincts and just see where they lead me…The other day, on a whim, I stopped by the Fairhope Public Pier and was greeted by the rose garden in full bloom Fairhope, Alabama is one of my favorite places to visit, a totally … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Refreshing Flowers

Our house was full of flowers this past weekend, some hydrangeas from the garden, some roses from my sweet husband, and a lovely bouquet from some friends that came for dinner.  I love flowers, and hate to part with them, so when they start to droop, I refresh the arrangements to make them last as … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Blooms!

Alas, the summer hydrangeas in my backyard are just about spent and I will miss them.  I have used them all summer and have had so much fun creating things with these giant blooms… fresh from the garden I put them in my sink filled with cool water to keep them happy. Some are pink … Continue reading

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