Category: Floral Arrangements

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!

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* 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

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

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It’s all in the details:

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

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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

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

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

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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:

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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.

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Very simple and so fun to put together:

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

Mixing Silk Flowers With Greenery

March 25, 2015

cherry_thumb.jpg I called my florist yesterday to find out how much it would cost to order a few cherry blossom branches to make an arrangement. She told me that one branch, which comes 6 feet tall, will cost me around $20.00 for each branch. Crazy. Then she gave me a great idea: cherry4 To buy the silk cherry branches from Michael’s and mix in a few long lasting greenery branches to make it look even more authentic.     cherry3.jpg She sold me a few tree ferns and some other pretty greenery for only $2.00. Michael’s silk flowers were on sale for 40% off. I used five branches: cherry blossom You can use all kinds of flowers and be really creative! cherry2 Do you think you will give this a try?

Helpful Tip For Orchids

March 21, 2015

Did you know that when orchids stop blooming and enter a dormant state, many orchid owners make the mistake of thinking their orchid has died and throw the plant away? I admit that I am one that has been throwing them out for years thinking they were dead and done! orchid My plant smart sister–in-law taught me that unlike many common houseplants that remain green and healthy-looking year round, orchids are more like the perennial flowers and bulbs in your outdoor garden. Just like other flowering plants, orchids must rest and replenish their energy between bloom periods. Producing flowers consumes tremendous energy, depleting the resources the plant uses to produce healthy new growth. The large, showy flowers your orchid produces and maintains week after week when your orchid is in full bloom eventually drain the plant of energy. When this occurs, the flowers will fade and fall off the stem. So I took her advice and instead of throwing my plant out this time, I watered once a week as usual and let it go. And look what I found yesterday!: orchid bloom Can’t believe it. It has only been about 3 months and is already blooming again! So don’t be tossing your orchids out after blooming. It is not dead! Here is the proof they will bloom again: orchid2 So pretty and three other buds ready to open! I just love flowers, don’t you? Have a great weekend everyone!