Spring Bulb Centerpiece

Do you love simple centerpieces that aren't fussy but lend an air of prettiness to your table? I found a 6-pack container of spring hyacinth bulbs at the garden center and turned half of the pack into a spring bulb centerpiece. It was easy to make and didn't require any artistic flower arranging skills.I can never resist purple hyacinths. They're the most fragrant of the hyacinths and their scent evokes special memories for me.  It … [Read more...]

Decoupaged Flower Pots: Transform Grocery Plants

Until the local nurseries open their doors for spring planting, my flower options are pretty much limited to the grocery store. Sure, we have florists in the area but they tend to get pricey, and since I like flowers in my house all the time I need to buy budget flowers. The only problem is ... I don't like their plastic pots with the paper wrapped around them. I solved that problem by transforming terra-cotta pots into beautiful decoupaged … [Read more...]

Farmhouse Flowers: 11 Simple Yet Pretty Bouquets

When you think of farmhouse flowers, what do you imagine?  Garden daisies in a mason jar?  Colorful zinnias in a white ironstone pitcher? Most likely you see a simple vessel filled with flowers from the garden. Today is Farmhouse Friday and I'm so happy our topic this month is floral accents. I don't think there are too many days when my house doesn't have fresh flowers inside. After you enjoy my farmhouse flowers, be sure to visit my blogging … [Read more...]

Color Trend in My Dining Room

I'm not a stickler for interior decorating trends. I believe people should live with what they love ... whatever makes them smile when they walk in the front door.  When chevron was hot, I never added it to my decor. And the only ombre thing I've ever had in my house was the frosting on a Wintermint Cake. But one interior design trend trend I think I'm going to love this year is the renewed pastel color trend started by Pantone. Serenity and … [Read more...]

Easy Paper Bag Vases

Welcome to the first edition of Celebrations at Home!  The second Sunday of each month I'm joining fellow bloggers to bring you a special celebration of home decor, crafts, or food.  Today's offering is something quick and simple that anyone can do. I think most of us are busy this time of year ... getting kids back to school, canning our tomatoes and other late summer veggies from the garden, doing fall home maintenance chores, and more. I … [Read more...]

10 Paper Flower Crafts

With Mother's Day right around the corner, I thought I'd share 10 paper flower crafts that you can make and give to mom. Fresh flowers are pretty but they fade, whereas crafted flowers last for years to come! I checked in with some of my fellow bloggers and asked to share some of their tutorials on how to make some of the prettiest paper flowers I've seen. I'm sure you'll find something here that your mom will love. Any of these could also be … [Read more...]

Indoor Gardening with Grape Hyacinths

Spring bulbs are popping up everywhere outside and I love seeing them! But I want to see them inside too, so I bought a few grape hyacinths at the flea market with the intent of planting them indoors for awhile.  I've been picking up more plants lately for the house. Indoor plants help to purify and humidify the air. Plus studies show that plants can increase attentiveness by up to 70%.  And so I did a little indoor gardening with grape … [Read more...]

10 Favorite Flower Arrangements

When I look back on my years of home ownership and apartment renting, I realize that there is one decorating staple that's remained consistent in my life. Flowers. Pink, purple, yellow ... it doesn't matter what color. Having flower arrangements in the home is a sure way to perk up a room and lift the spirits. Today I'm sharing 10 of my favorite arrangements with you! My absolute, all-time favorite bouquets are created from flowers in the … [Read more...]

Easy DIY Spring Bulb Arrangement

Spring bulbs are some of my favorite flowers. They hold a promise of warmer, longer days to come! I found some pretty bulbs at the store and decided to group them together in one planting in my new enamelware bowl to create an easy DIY spring bulb arrangement. Narcissus, fragrant hyacinths, shamrock plant, and creeping moss come together for a pretty spring centerpiece. I love using the colors purple and yellow together for spring!   My … [Read more...]

How to Make a Eucalyptus Wreath

One of my favorite scents is eucalyptus. For as far as I can remember, I've always had a eucalyptus wreath in my home.  I think they're pretty all on their own and don't need further embellishment. But if you want to add a little color to the greenery, simple flowers or a bow will do the trick. Today I'm sharing how to make a simple eucalyptus wreath. For some reason I always thought wreath-making was too hard. Or rather, I always felt like I … [Read more...]

25 Ways to Enjoy the Color Pink

In case you don't know it yet, pink is my favorite color. I'm not a girly-girl though, I'm more of a tomboy ... who likes pretty things. It doesn't make sense and I don't try to figure it out. Pink isn't always frilly and feminine. It can even be used as a neutral color if it has enough brown in it. Today I'm sharing 25 ways to enjoy the color pink, with a little help from my friends. Are you ready to get your pink on?   We'll start with … [Read more...]

Why I Love Pink Gerbera Daisies

I love flowers in all shapes and forms but when it comes to favorites, my heart belongs to simple cottage style flowers. Impatiens are my favorite garden bed flower for their charming sweetness, ease of care, and variety of colors. Inside the house, one of my favorite cut flowers is pink gerbera daisies, among a few other top contenders. They're just so pretty! They have happy faces and their pink color is so cheerful. My mother is the one who … [Read more...]

Vintage Bottles ~ Two Ways

One thing I love about vintage bottles is they're extremely versatile when it comes to decorating. They look pretty all on their own, and they make a visual impact when grouped together. I have several types of old bottles ... clear, aqua, altered, milk bottles, etc. I change them out from time to time, putting some in storage while displaying others. After Christmas I pulled out my gray-painted bottles and created a couple of vignettes. I … [Read more...]

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