Tag: tulips

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

Interior Before & After Paint Update and Tulip Heaven

May 6, 2017

Over the years, I have worked with a southern client on updating his home with new paint colors. It still amazes me how a coat of paint can totally transform a room! Here are a few sneak peek before and after photos of his newly painted home. There are a lot of photos in this post so grab a cup of coffee and relax and enjoy:

A welcoming new color of Stonington Gray HC-170 renews this entry hallway and stairs:

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Benjamin Moore Winter Solstice 1605 was painted to update the living room:

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I just love before and after pictures, don’t you? The new dining room in Coventry Gray HC-169 :Read More

Seasonal Tabletops

April 5, 2012


Do you decorate your table tops for the different Seasons and Holidays? I  always love to decorate tables, shelves, hutches or any flat surface where I can tell a little story and bring more personality to the room.

I am not the craftiest person, but I love to try different ideas and Holidays give me a good excuse to play around! If you look at the photos, you will notice that most crafts are pretty easy to duplicate (even for UN-craftsman people like me!).

I went to my local florist and bought three cherry blossom branches and a handful (ten) of tulips for $12.00 all together:


A tip she gave me that I did not know was if you see any leaves drooping:


Tear them right off when you get home because they will never perk back up and will make your arrangement look messy. So I pulled off the droopy leaves:


Put the branches and flowers in a vase together:


Don’t you think you would pay a lot more if you bought this arrangement put together?


Sorry about the mess and my reflection. I am working! 🙂

This was another easy project! I just tapped off the top of egg:


I rinsed the shells out well and stuck little pansies in them I had picked up for $2.50 for a six pack:


Pretty cute!:


Can’t wait to see them all bloom!

Another easy, quick way to decorate an egg:

This was fun! I had everything on hand; pretty napkin, scissors eggs, Mod Podge glue:


Very easy! 🙂 A little tip- even if you use a brush to put the glue on, the edges of the napkin tend to get all wrinkled. You will have to use your fingers to work out evenly. But it all washed off easily! Here are the fun results of my paper napkin decoupage eggs::


Just another little piece of a story.




So do you like to decorate for the different Holidays? Easter was always a good craft time at my house when the kids were growing up. I guess I still enjoy making pretty things! I hope you enjoyed!

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