Beating the Winter Blues with a Little Pink

The months of January through March are always hard for me. I'm not a winter person and I suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD). I find myself craving longer days, natural light, and warmth. Thankfully the days are getting longer but it's still cold and snowy here in Illinois. By March I'm ready to be done with Old Man Winter once and for all. To help beat the winter blues I like to bring in lots of fresh flowers and pink ones are always … [Read more...]

Tips for Arranging Fresh Flowers

Valentine's Day is a time when everyone is thinking about flowers but having fresh flowers in your home doesn't have to be expensive. You can purchase cut flowers and arrange them yourself. It's easier than you think! The trick is to keep your arrangement simple and fuss-free. First, gather your supplies choosing ordinary objects such as white ironstone pitchers for vases.Cut your tallest flowers first for the center of your floral … [Read more...]

Favorite Flower Arrangements from the Past

Normally I don't put together a post for a specific linking party (mainly because I don't have time to customize posts and I'm simply too forgetful), but today I found out Donna at Funky Junk Interiors has a giveaway for Folk Magazine and one of the ways to win is to submit a post about flowers. I happen to have several flower photos from previous posts so figured, why not pull my favorites together into a new post? So here are some of my … [Read more...]

Tickled Pink

Anxiously awaiting spring as a fresh blanket of snow is pulled up over the landscape. Fresh flowers tickle the fancy as spring hides for just a bit longer ... More Flower Photos Here Linking To ...Fresh Cut Friday at Rose VignetteCowgirl Up!Pink Saturday at How Sweet the SoundShow Off Saturday at Rosegarden in MalevikShow and Tell Friday at My Romantic HomeSaturday Night Special at Funky Junk InteriorsShow Off Your Cottage … [Read more...]

Pink Carnations

Just now the lilac is in bloom,All before my little room;And in my flower-beds, I think,Smile the carnation and the pink... ~ Rupert BrookeThis post is dedicated to my sister-in-law Karen, who loves carnations.Follow Me to These Parties ...Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern StylePink Saturday at How Sweet the SoundShow and Tell Friday at My Romantic HomeVintage Inspiration Friday at Common GroundFeathered Nest Friday … [Read more...]

My Little Valentine Tree

What do you do with a pile of old branches out in the yard and a pile of vintage Valentines in the craft cabinet? Why, make a Valentine Tree, of course!What's a Valentine's vignette without a cute cuddly kitten?Little Puddy loves fresh flowers. Especially Baby's Breath.It's always nice to have someone admire your work.Little Puddy is the stray kitty we rescued.Happy Valentine's Day to All!Partying At … [Read more...]

Random Vintage Valentines

Lately I've spent more time more time than usual shopping at my favorite haunt ... on Third Street in Geneva, Illinois. It's the quaint, smaller version of Chicago's Magnificent Mile. Anyhoo, I moseyed on into The Mossy Twig and found these adorable vintage looking Valentines. I'm going to make something with them this weekend. Probably a banner for my daughter and we'll see what other creative flurry I can muster. If you have any ideas ... leave … [Read more...]

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