Showing posts with label Holiday Decor. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Holiday Decor. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Spring Tablescape....3 looks...1 plate

Nothing inspires me more this time of year then natures beauty and
a pretty Spring table....




My hidden passion ( shhhhh)  is creating pretty tables, my challenge is always using what I got and today I am sharing three different looks with one pretty pink plate.....perfect for Spring.

I picked up these floral plates at World Market a few months ago......  I think it was the color, since all my plates are white.



A walk in the garden to clip a bunch of azaleas to sit in a white tea cup and some pink spray paint on a plastic charger, and I created my first Spring tablescape.



It didn't take much more effort to create the second look, other then spraying some yellow spray paint on a glass vase and on a charger. 
I love how it pulls from the yellow flowers on the plate. The combination of pink and yellow is perfect.



The third look is a bit more calmer, with the plates sitting on a silver charger and the table flanked with mercury glass holders filled with the flowers.




Now, my other challenge is choosing which tablescape I will use....since I love them all. 
3 looks inspired by one pretty pink plate.
What inspires you this time of the year?

I am joining some other 'tablesetting lovin' bloggers in a Spring table party. I know you will be inspired as you visit all of the other beautiful tables.


Grateful for~

A table to sit at







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Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Easiest Burlap Wreath ....goes blue!

Do you realize that it's been 2 years since I first posted about this wreath and it still remains a favorite of every burlap wreath lover in America...... and beyond. 
But just wait until today......I am introducing the fraternal twin of the original burlap wreath.
Speaking of which, did you know I was a twin ...but sadly, she doesn't love burlap like me.




I know, I know, don't hate me.  Burlap, burlap burlap. But I just couldn't help myself when I saw blue burlap. Besides it just screams 'Hello Spring' as you approach my front doors.


I found this pretty little shade of blue at Hobby Lobby and I thought it would be perfect to whip a couple of wreaths for the Spring Season.


I tucked some faux yellow stems behind a little grapevine nest and secured some eggs in yellow, green and blue. The nest is attached with floral wire so I can remove it with ease once Easter is over, or I eat all the kids Easter candy.....which ever comes first.
Please tell me I am not the only one to start snarfing the candy while filling the baskets!





Perfection....and so is the candy. Just don't tell my kids.
Hope you are having a lovely Spring Season!



Grateful~
That you put up with all my burlap wreath creations.... me and the burlap thank you.




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Tatertots and Jello
It's Overflowing
Savvy Southern Style



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Monday, March 31, 2014

Kicking off Spring Break with my Simply Simplistic Spring Mantel

Yes, today officially kicks off Spring Break for us and because of a fractured foot in the house, the family will be enjoying the week taking a stay-cation. We got a whole schedule of events that the kids picked out and we can hardly wait to enjoy the week with each other.





Since today is the first day of spring break, I thought it appropriate to share the spring mantel...... before the kids summer break starts! 


This is probably the simplest spring mantels I have ever done and guess what..... I love it. The approach to my mantel this year is similar to my approach on a lot of decisions in my life these days, simple, effortless and without complication....courtesy of items that were within arms reach in the house and some Bradford Pear trees outside that I co-mingled with some cute little blue blooms from Hobby Lobby.


My beloved Cairn terriers, Kara and Kayla, are making a repeat performance this year (first performance was here) , as is this cute egg print that I got from a book that I ordered here and framed. 


I filled a white compote bowl with mega huge eggs, my kids seriously think a dinosaur laid them, that I used last year here and topped it off with a bird nest that I used on the Spring wreath here.


If you follow my blog regularly you may have noticed two changes to my mantel. Any guesses????


Yup, the mantel is now white and my sweet little family picture has now been replaced with this gorgeous blue clock that I picked up a few months ago while antique shopping in Atlanta. And if you are really observant you will notice the lack of clock hands.


Remember, I am going after simple and effortless ....who cares what time it is anyways! 

What's your approach to life these days?



Grateful for~
Movies, bowling, chuckie cheese and all things on 
the stay-cation list.




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Monday, March 17, 2014

Spring Mantel Ideas

I honestely don't know what the Leprechauns would say if I put the flowers and bunnies up on the mantel before St.Patrick's day, so I will pause, have a pint of green beer and some corned beef hash and wait till ....... 
Until then, here's a few of the ways that I have styled my mantel in the past that say Hello Spring from the mantel top.

Spring Mantel using Cherry Blossoms here

And my Spring mantel using forsythia here


I think when I am done dancing the Irish jig I will start on this years Spring mantel. 

Happy St.Patricks day! To all you Irish readers I say "An la brea" and to the non-Irish readers.....Have a nice day!


PS- click here for some of my favorite Spring projects that you can do while drinking your green beer.




Grateful~
For a lazy Sunday with the family





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Monday, March 10, 2014

Simply Spring Ideas and Inspiration Tour

Who's ready for Spring, raise your hand????
To kick off this lovely season, and my favorite time of the year, I am happy to welcome you to the Simply Spring Ideas and Inspiration Tour. You may have remembered me joining up with this group of bloggers before, and I am sure that their Spring tidbits and inspiring ideas will be nothing short of amazing.


Here's the schedule for today.


I am sharing my favorite Spring decor projects on Tuesday so head back here tomorrow after a stop with today's group.

Have an amazing week!


Grateful for~
The start of a beautiful new season....Spring






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Monday, March 3, 2014

St. Patricks Day Wreath

It's not everyday that white carnations tipped in a kelly green color speak to me....but they did.





Not that I am even Irish, although I would love to go to Ireland one day and I love Colin Farrell's accent, but something inside the Dollar Tree on that particular day, told me that I should make something that would make even my non-irish eyes smile...so I did.

Supplies Needed for Carnation Wreath
1 clapboard wreath form
5 bunches of faux carnations ( I got mine from the Dollar Store )
Hot glue gun
White paint
Craft scissors

Step 1
Spray your wreath form white, this way it blends with the flowers a bit more.

Step 2
Snip the stem of the flowers off with the scissors. This is so when you glue the flowers on the wreath , they will lay flat.


Step 3
Begin gluing down the flower tips around your wreath form. Place the flowers as close to each other side by side. 


Step 4
If you have any holes, fill those with your extra flower tips, if not, your done.

Step 5
Hang your wreath listening to Irish Eyes Are Smiling sung by this absolutely beautiful voice here.


And I leave you with this......
May you always walk in sunshine. May you never want for more.
May Irish angels rest their wings right beside your door...with your beautiful carnation wreath of course.

Grateful for~
Wonderful family time over the weekend






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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Heart Burlap Wreath Ideas and ......A Snow Storm

I knew the storm was coming, days before it got here.....to bad Atlanta didn't.
My kids were about to get their wish.....a snowman and a snowball fight. 
Milk...check
Bread....check
Firewood...check
Burlap.... Specifically with red polka dots......no check


So it seems as the city came to a gridlock yesterday, any chance of me running back to get some extra burlap (in either color) wasn't going to happen. Rather then waste a break between the kids thawing out their little toys and fingers from snow ball fights, I made two..... Two perfectly mismatched burlap heart wreaths.


Truth be told, I actually thought they may look good paired up on my front doors, mismatched and all. But after looking at the pictures, I realized that anyone who came to my door, would know that there was a gridlock of burlap going on, in red polka dots or in solid red....and say something. 


So to avoid that conversation about running out of burlap in the middle of a snow storm and the embarrassment of having two perfectly mismatched wreaths on my front doors, I will find a home for the red polka dots and......


the solid red one.
In the meantime, if you do come to my door.....I am not here. I am at the store buying some more burlap.



Have you had any project gridlocks lately?
For the tutorial on how to make the wreaths, click here and here.

And if burlap's not your thing and boxwood is, check out my heart boxwood wreath here.



Grateful~
That all the stranded school children in Atlanta made it home safely to their families





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