Category: Floral Arrangements

The Right Vase For The Right Flower

April 24, 2016

If you are like me, you have many different vases you have collected over the years. Tall, short, round and square. Clear and colored glass. Vases and containers of all colors, shapes and sizes!

Kelly Bernier 5 14 flowers 3

But that is ok, because a good variety is important to handle the many different flowers and  various arrangements. Here is a brief summary of popular vase shapes and what flowers work best:Read More

Matching Flowers With Pantone Colors

March 18, 2016

Are you as excited as I am that Spring is almost here? Hooray for warmer weather! I wanted to share this interesting article that FTD wrote matching Pantone’s Top Ten Spring Colors with Spring Flowers. I love seeing the colors with the description and care for each flower and thought you would also enjoy. Here is a special introduction from FTD for the color boards:

Early spring is one of the best times of year. The frost starts to melt, the weather gets warmer, and flowers start to bloom. Whether you enjoy planting bright blooms in your yard, or prefer using flowers indoors to brighten up your space, there’s no denying that the right flowers can really transform a home or garden.

There are endless options for colorful spring flowers. To help you choose the ones that are right for you, FTD put together spring flower color palettes based on the Spring 2016 Pantone colors. These ten colors range from soft pinks and reds to vivid reds and yellows, creating a contrasting yet balanced group of colors that will inspire you as you decorate this season!Read More

Just A Reminder

November 29, 2015

I just wanted to let you know that the December issue of my newsletter ‘Roominations’ will be published tomorrow, December 1st. This issue has Christmas ideas and inspiration and much more!

boxwood-star-2_thumb

* This month’s reader question would like to know how to put that ‘Wow” into a room.

* Time for Holiday/Gratitude gift giving! I have listed a few of my favorites design books if you are looking for gift ideas.

The ‘secret’ post this month is Making a Christmas Boxwood Tree.

Be sure to sign up for my newsletter today, if you have not already, to be sure you get the password for tomorrow’s secret post. Thank you!

Summer Outdoor Table Settings

June 27, 2015

turquiose and orchid

via

gorgeous-spring-wedding-table-settings-18

via

So gorgeous! And like I have said before, you too can make beautiful place settings if you PLAN.

beach setting table

via

dreamy table

via

gorgeous-spring-wedding-table-settings-8

via

It’s all in the details:

gorgeous-spring-wedding-table-settings-12

via

gorgeous-spring-wedding-table-settings-42-500x745

via

blue & white

via

gorgeous-spring-wedding-table-settings-17

via

Hydrangeasummertable_thumb1

via

summerscape

via

blue table

via

rustic table

via

summer setting

via

green setting

via

How can you not be inspired by this beautiful and simple table?:

beach-cottage-deck

beach-house-blogs_thumb

beach-cottage-hydrangeas-mason-jars-vintage-blue

via

Love, love, love! I hope you have enjoyed looking at these photos as much I as I did collecting them. Does this inspire you to set yourself a beautiful table?

Spring Tablescape Photos

June 16, 2015

spring table

I found these photos I had taken a couple months ago of a Spring tablescape I had made:

spring table3

I worked hard taking the pictures because the scene was just so beautiful:

spring table10

spring

Every time I would come in the room, I would smile and say, “It looks so pretty!” The pictures are far from perfect, but I think they are pretty good and I wanted to share with you:

spring table12

spring table5

spring table6

spring table8

spring table9

spring table11

What do you think? Do you like taking photos of your stuff? I really enjoy and want to get better and better!

Spring Tablescape

March 28, 2015

Yes, it is still cold and snowy here in the Northeast, on the 28th day of March. I was stuck inside all day again, so I decided to decorate for Spring inside my kitchen. Decorating the kitchen seems to always start with a vignette on the table: spring table7

I used everything I already had on hand, except for the tulips:

 

I love tulips! So Spring-like and happy. They come in so many beautiful colors. I could do a whole blog about gorgeous tulips!

I knew I wanted to use these small plates I picked up last Fall at an old Barn Sale.: spring table

It was a set of five. I would love to know the history behind them.

spring table3

Very simple and so fun to put together:

spring table2 spring table8

Hooray! The warm weather is coming. Are you ready??