A Spring Dish Garden

Welcome to Floral Friday!

Today it is all about A Spring Dish Garden.

It all started with a new bowl by Pottery Barn.

The large double handle bowl from the Sonoma Vase Collection.

It reminded me a little bit of the French Tian bowl (without the handles).

The Tian  was mainly used to make Cassoulets, Ratatouille, and

storing fruits and vegetables to name a few of its purposes.

I placed this bowl on the dining room table knowing that I wanted to place some

pretty Spring flowers in it.

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Plum Love – A Great Room Refresh

Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!!!

It’s all about love today. But truthfully, every day should be Valentine’s Day.

Every day we should have an emphasis on showing how much we love and care for

those in our lives. Of course, every day cannot be all hearts and flowers.

However, we can show our love for one another in so many ways.

Whether those ways be subtle like a kind note of gratitude, 

a phone call to a friend who may need someone who will listen,  

or something so memorable as a fistful of flowers . . . you know those that you may

have received from a child who gathered some wildflowers for you on their way home.

Today, this post does have hearts and flowers and some Plum Love – A Great Room Refresh.

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Sunroom Refresh with Blue and White and More

Hello everyone! It’s Floral Friday!

I had planned to do something in my dining room for this week’s post;

however, after trip to my favorite Consignment Shop, Always Home in Durham, NC.,

I decided to put that on hold and use my treasures that I found at the shop.

So today, I present a Sunroom Refresh with Blue and White and more.

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Round Top and More

In my previous post of Deep in the Heart of Texas

I presented some places that I have been and lovely people that I have seen

and with some, met for the first time in person. 

From Dallas to just North of Houston and a day trip to Round Top, our adventures

were fun and filled with great people and antiquing.

So today, we have Round Top and More.

Let’s start off with the latter part of our day trip,

to the Round Top Winter Antique Show at The Big Red Barn.

And what I left behind . . . yes, that pretty blue wooden bucket!

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Floral Friday – Inspiration From A Special Card

Do you gain inspiration from something special that is gifted to you?

I do. My inspiration was gifted to me from my Sweetie for my birthday.

She is a great artist and she is just now starting to draw flowers

using her Copic markers. She loves drawing people/caricatures.

The flower she drew for me was her first. I was honored.

So for today,  it’s Floral Friday – Inspiration From A Special Card.

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Deep in the Heart of Texas

Where have I been?

You guessed it . . . Deep in the Heart of Texas!

Last week I traveled with my hubby who was attending a sales conference in Dallas.

As soon as I knew I was traveling to the Dallas area,

I immediately emailed Stacey of Poofing the Pillows and asked if we could meet.

I had a most fabulous time and you will have to wait and see the blogger photo

at the end of this post, as some of the best is saved for last.

In the meantime, I will show you some photos of a beyond amazing,

keep the tissue in your hand to catch drool, kind of shop!

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Floral Friday and A Winner

I am featuring some Floral Arrangements of the past this week for Floral Friday

rather than an original creation due to a busy week of “goings on”

that I will bring/explain to you next week.

So in the meantime, I bring you some Spring Floral arrangements and some

Crazy about Plum arrangements and a  Winner!

A winner? . . . yes the winner of the “A Place to Call Home” book giveaway.

The winner will be announced at the end of this post.

In the meantime, here is one of my favorites for centerpiece for Easter/Spring.

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Simple Winter Mantel

Lately, it seems as though I have been decorating my mantel in a more simplistic fashion

and for the most part, shopping the house keeping in mind that less is more.

I have had these topiaries for many years and they tend to move around the house often.

Today they have found their way to the Great Room mantel along with a new addition.

So today, I present my Simple Winter Mantel.

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Floral Friday – Flowers and Boxwood

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram,

you will know that we had quite the snow event here!

The weather predictions originally stated “the possibility” of snow, maybe a dusting.

Then they stated . . .wait a minute. . . now we may see 3 to 5 inches of snow.

Well, we got that and more! . . . 10.5 inches to be exact.

My neighbor set out to make sure that the stats were correct,

so out to the golf course he went with a measuring stick. Yep! 10 1/2 inches for sure!

He also helped me shovel the driveway, so that my hubby who was driving home

from a business trip could drive onto the driveway without slipping and sliding.

So what is a person to do before a snow event, other than get the milk and bread?

Go shopping for flowers!

So here is another Floral Friday – Flowers and Boxwood

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Winter Sunroom of Black and Blue and White too!

I wasn’t quite sure in which direction I was going in to refresh the sunroom for Winter.

Initially I had some snowflake pillows from my Christmas decor in the room.

The sunroom was taking on a very neutral look . . . until . . . I took a trip to Arhaus.

Then the room became the

Winter Sunroom of Black and Blue and White too!

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