Category: Floral Arrangements

Did You Know?

August 25, 2018

Thinking of decorating lately? Me neither. It is just that time of year when you can become overwhelmed with September right on our heels.  September means back to school, working becomes a priority again, summer starts to wind down, weeknights out are not so easy to plan, etc. etc. So, I am not giving you much to think about today. Since the great response on my last ‘Did You Know’ series, I thought I would again share with you  more hints and tips on a variety of subjects you may or may not know.

Did you know??

*  This is the time of year when sunflowers are in bloom and abundant.  Why don’t you make a beautiful table centerpiece with them?  I think they are especially gorgeous when mixed with blue flowers:

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Here are a couple arrangements I made from the flowers in my garden:Read More

Blue & White & Spring Flowers

May 12, 2018

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I love using my blue and white chinoiserie jars to display flowers:

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Especially all of the beautiful Spring flowers blooming now!:

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Setting the Table for Easter

March 24, 2018

Do you experiment/play with your table setting before the company arrives? I love to put different place settings together until I find one I love. Here are a few I played with this week getting ready for guests coming for Easter dinner:

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Because I like to use my colorful placemats and napkins, I usually end up using my plain white dinnerware:

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Then I just play around with different napkins until I get the look I love:Read More

Bringing Spring in Early with Tulips

February 17, 2018

I went to the local grocer today and I found tulips for sale! I was so excited because nothing says Spring like a vase of tulips:

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The only problem was picking which color to buy! All so pretty. I ended up with pink to use with my blue and white jars:Read More

Winter Centerpieces

January 14, 2018

With all of the Christmas decorations put away in my home, (well almost all), everything looks so bare and empty. So I have been trying to think of ideas to use for a centerpiece on my bare tables. When I google ‘winter centerpieces’ all I have found are Christmas decorations or extreme wedding table centerpieces. I even looked at the florist department at the market today- no flowers, no anything!

I thought I had one good idea- forcing Spring branches indoors. But after googling that subject, I found it is still too early for that here in the Northeast.  A few of the early bloomers I love is Forsythia, Magnolia, Flowering quince, Pussy willows, Flowering dogwood, Lilacs and of course Cherry blossom branches!

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There are no buds on our trees yet and normally will not be until late February- early March. I am definitely going to be on top of this project and will let you know all about it in a month or so!

One idea I have been seeing a lot of is cotton stems used in containers:

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I really like the look! They are referred to as a farmhouse accessory, but who says I can’t use in my home too? 🙂Read More

Thank You All!

November 21, 2017

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year because it reminds us to give thanks and to count our blessings. So I wanted to reach out today and wish you all a very safe and happy Thanksgiving Day!

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My floppy tulips and I hope you enjoy the long weekend. Thank you everyone!

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