A Quick Change Vignette And A Giveaway

My hubby rarely sits on the sofa and watches T.V.

Once he sits, he is usually sleeping in less than a minute.

However; one evening he wanted to see an event in the Olympics,

so he sat next to me and stated, “I can’t see the T.V. . . . the orchid is too tall!’

I then decided that A Quick Change Vignette was in order.

I also have a Giveaway for you today . . . details are at the end of the post.

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I took the orchid away . . . a  rule in this household is that I handle

the orchids if they need to be moved. My hubby tried to help me move an orchid one day,

and he accidentally broke it. One that I had for years. He felt so bad.

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I relocated the orchid and the next day I was off to Trader Joe’s to buy some flowers.

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The tulips were beautiful . . . so many colors to choose from.

Since the tulips were going into the Great Room, shades of purple were the best choice.

Purple stock flowers and eucalyptus were added to the tulips.

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I had this bowl of dried roses on another table

and thought it would look great in the new vignette.

I have found that spray roses dry rather nicely.

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I cleared the table to start over to do my quick change vignette.

Other than it taking about 15 minutes to place the flowers in the

blue and white crock, it took about 10 minutes to collect and arrange

the new vignette.

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I placed the pagoda lantern candleholder on the table to add a pop of shine,

color and texture. Love mixing metals with glass or porcelain.

When creating a vignette, I usually have a checklist in my head

of textures to add . . . paper/books, metals, wood, softness as with flowers,

and color.

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Do you remember my Spring Dish Garden that I created last week?

Well the hyacinths have grown so tall!

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So tall that I had to stake them using willow branches.

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Here is what it looked like before:

Seemed like it grew  overnight!

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Now to the Giveaway!!!

I have given away the book “Beautiful” ~ All American Decorating and Timeless Style

by Mark D. Sikes in the past.  I love this book so much that I decided to share my love for it

and give away another copy to one lucky reader!

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All you have to do is leave me a comment stating that you would love a chance to win

this book. That easy. Deadline will be Midnight (EST) March 3rd, 2018.

Winner will be announced on March 7th, 2018.

Good luck and have a most “Beautiful” Day!!!

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  1. I would love a chance to win the book.

  2. Christi anderson says

    I would just love to win and own the book you are giving away!

  3. What can I say? I need all the help I can get! 🙂

  4. Jane Kirkpatrick says

    Shirley, your florals are always so beautiful and inspiring! I would love to win the “Beautiful” book! Thank you and have a most blessed day.

  5. Shirley, you do a great job with flowers,I envy your talent. I would love to win Mark’s book,he is so talented. Keep showing us the floral arrangements.

  6. Susan McMillan says

    What a beautiful book! I’d love to win it!

  7. Yes, I would love to win this book. A perfect gift to my daughter as she begins to refine her style by decorating a new home.

  8. Your flowers always just brighten my day. I would live to win the book.

  9. Shirley, your vignette is beautiful! You are so talented at making gorgeous floral arrangements! I hope you enjoy your day!!!
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  10. This is a lovely vignette. You certainly have a way of pulling it all together.

  11. Thankyou for another beautiful idea Shirley! I would love to win that book!!

  12. Yes, I would love to win this book! The cover is stunning.

  13. I am just beginning my collection of decorating books and would love to win and own this beautiful book you are offering.

  14. Thanks for brightening my day Shirley with your inspiring florals. Would love to win the book.

  15. You are so thoughtful to give away such a lovely book.

  16. Oh I would LOOOVE to win this book! I love yoir new vignette! I created a dish garden yesterday cause my grocery finally had some spring bulb plants! Now I have to do a quick change vignette;):) Have a beautiful day. It is going up to 75 here!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  17. Yes…I would love to win a copy of this book! The flowers look beautiful. Enjoy your day! 😉

  18. Shirley, what a stunning tulip arrangement! It just spells out s p r I n g. Your flower arrangements are always a thing of wonder and inspiration. xo

  19. I am so grateful when I open my email and see a post from you! Always something lovely and inspirational to see, I always come away feeling positive. What a great idea to use the pussy willows to support the hyacinths, they add an even more spring like touch to that pretty arrangement. I would love to win that beautiful book. Have a most pleasant day!

  20. Love your pictures! And blue and white says it all-with or without flowers! My mind boggles when I see your designs. Put my name on the list to receive Mark’s book. Thank you and keep posting.

  21. Rebecca Turner says

    It’s not even Friday and you’ve given us a beautiful arrangement and some tips for mixing textures. Love that, Shirley! Btw: I look forward to your “Floral Friday’s.” I would love a chance to win your favorite “Beautiful” book by Mark D. Sikes!

  22. I’m loving the new arrangement. I need to go buy some tulips and other flowers to cheer up all this dark gloom in the house. Sunshine, where are you??
    I already have a copy of the book. 🙂
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  23. Love the new vignette! Don’t enter me in the giveaway…tried to win before, lol. Finally gave up and ordered my own and it is on it’s way :-).

  24. I really enjoy reading about your family, friends and shopping adventures. And when you throw in pictures of beautiful flowers, it just makes my day brighter! I would love to own a copy of this book. Thank you so much for the chance.

  25. The book looks lovely and I would love a chance to win it. I love the tulips and how pretty the purple stock looks with them. Stock is one of my favorite flowers, so pretty and fragrant.

  26. Debbie Wilson says

    Love your beautiful flowers. I’m so ready for spring even though we haven’t had a bad winter! So much sickness though and just love being outdoors and smelling ‘the roses’. I would love a chance to win the book. I love to sit and scan decorating books and come up with new ideas for my home. Thanks and have a wonderful and blessed day!

  27. Would love to win the book. What a beautiful birthday gift it would be to me from me and you. 🙂

  28. I enjoy reading your beautiful and fun posts. The Mark Sikes book would be a wonderful addition to my growing library of decorating books.

  29. Beautiful book! Would love to own it.

  30. I would love a copy of the book. Your posts are always what I love . Blue and white is my favorite. I probably have too much out.

    Linda C

  31. Teresa Ann Harral says

    I would love to receive a copy of the book. Loved this post on a cold dreary rainy February morning in Texas. The tulips and the arrangements you made are are so uplifting! Especially as I await to hear the vet report on my little Schnauzer who is having surgery this morning.

  32. Who wouldn’t want a copy of this book? The cover is drool worthy! Thank you for the opportunity.

  33. I would sooooo love to receive the “beautiful” book by Mark Sikes. It looks as if it must be filled with beauty and inspiration from cover to cover. Thanks for sharing yourself and your great gift for making a lovely home.

  34. I would love to win this book because I really enjoy reading and re-reading these types of lovely home decorating books.
    Your flower arrangements are just lovely. You do a great job of it.?

  35. Oh how I would enjoy receiving a copy of this beautiful decorating book!

  36. Beautiful vignette, I love tulips.
    Would love to win the beautiful book. Thanks for sharing.

  37. I love all your florals! I can never seem to get my orchids to flower again. I have tried everything! Thanks for such a lovely giveaway opportunity! I would love to win such a beautiful book!

  38. Amy Kaminski says

    I’d love a chance to win this book. Your arrangements are always beautiful!

  39. I would love to win this book…this is one book I don’t have. I would think of you how sweet to give away another book ever time I flipped the pages! Have a Great Day

  40. Oh, of course I would want you to sign book with your blog name also!

  41. Gosh, Shirley, you make magic in floral arrangements, even the dried roses. Those are all so beautiful. Thank you for the chance to win the book by Mark Sikes.
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  42. I have been seeing fresh tulips all over blogland and I do love them.
    I am a book lover and reader, so would love this book.
    Your flower arrangement in the blue are beautiful need to make a trip to a Trader Joe’s to see what I can find.

  43. I would love a chance to win a book! I enjoy your blog very much and look forward to what your doing and rearranging!

  44. I’d like to win that book.

  45. I would love to add this book to my home and garden library; thanks so much for your generosity.

  46. What else can I say…I need all the help I can get decorating! Also, this beautiful book would look great on the coffee table and provide inspiration at the same time!

  47. SHERRY MYERS says

    The arrangement of the beautiful tulips exudes with the elegance of spring! They exemplify your masterful way of classic decorating. The vignette is a soft frame for the entire look. Eloquently done. Thank you for the opportunity to possibly own this Mark Sikes decorating book. I have admired it and admittedly desired to own a copy. Fingers crossed.

  48. What a wonderful way to “rush” spring. Reading that “Beautuful” book would make my springtime. Please enter my name in the contest. Thank you!

  49. I would love the book!

  50. Would love to win that beautiful book. Will be moving in a few months and will need new inspiration. Keeping my fingers crossed?

  51. Just LOVE your blog, Shirley!!! Yes, I would just love to win that beautiful book!

  52. Shirley have always loved your blog and your great ideas. I would love love love to win this beautiful book.
    Thank you for thinking of your readers! Fingers crossed1111

  53. Always enjoy your posts and would love a copy of the “beautiful” book!!

  54. Those tulips are just beautiful. They remind me of my favorite country – the Netherlands.

  55. carol smith says

    Shirley, I would love a chance to win this book. Love your decorating style.

  56. As always, Shirley, your flowers are beautiful! Would love a chance to win this book.

  57. Love your style Shirley. What a great book. Sure hope I am the lucky winner.

  58. Bobbi Duncan says

    Shirley, it will be mid-70s here today–that, and your gorgeous floral arrangements, just made my day as I now feel spring is close. I love pinks and purples in blue and white porcelains! Oh, and YES, YES, YES, I would be honored to be gifted with such an inspiring book ! Thank you for caring so much for your friends in blog land. Hugs!

  59. I would love to win the BEAUTIFUL book! Thanks for having another give-away.

  60. I would love to win this beautiful book. Your flowers always make me smile and brighten my day.

  61. I would love to win this book!

  62. Susan malizia says

    I too would love to win this Beautiful book…it’s very generous of you! =)

  63. I, too, would love to win the book. The flowers are delightful!

  64. Thank you for the lovely chance to win Mark Sikes book. I enjoy reading your blog on a regular basis.

  65. Shirley: Your flower arrangement is so lovely. Your arrangements are not only lovely in their design, but your selection of flowers is always the best. Whoever wins your most generous giveaway will be a lucky person. The book is a beauty and packed with great information.
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  66. Terri SantaColoma says

    I would love a new decorating book to help inspire me. Terri

  67. I would love a chance to win the book in your giveaway. I’ve been collecting home decor books, but I don’t have that one. If it’s a favorite of yours, it must be good.

  68. oh shirley, your arrangements are always so beautiful. i am like your hubby when it comes to sleeping on the couch. forget about movie nights with the family. i never last. would love to win this gorgeous book.
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  69. I don’t have that book and would love to have one. Your flower arrangements are gorgeous as always.

  70. I would love to win this “Beautiful” book!

  71. Keeping my fingers crossed that I win this book that I need to add to my collection of books! I love books and especially decorating ones. I’ll take really good care of it and give it a lot of attention! By the way, love, love, love your blog today as I always do. There is nothing that you do that I don’t absolutely love!!!

  72. Norma Rolader says

    I would love to win this book I need to start a decorating book collection and besides March is the month of my birthday what a great gift this would be

  73. I love your style and would love a copy of the book, March is also my birthday month and it will be the big one this year! ??

  74. I would love to have this book! Thanks for another giveaway!

  75. I would love to win this book!!

  76. I really would love to win this book.

  77. Shirley, the tulips make a beautiful statement in your family room and what a pretty color. I find that spray roses are the easiest to dry. I can smell the hyacinths, their fragrance is intoxicating.
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  78. Hi Shirley, I love that you encourage us to bring Spring in via flowers! Grocery shopping is one of my least favorite tasks so bringing home flowers is my reward! Needless to say, where I shop is important. I am finding more and more grocery stores are bringing in beautiful plants. I would love the book, Beautiful! I like that it is to show American style. Makes me curious. I hope you have a great day.

  79. I would love to have the book. Enjoy reading your post. God Bless.

  80. The book looks like I could easily spend hours perusing it! Pick me!

  81. I love timeless design like your florals. I would love to win that Beautiful book!
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  82. Mary Stevens says

    Shirley I love decorating books and would love to win this one!!

  83. I would love a chance to win and read this book. Thank you so much.

  84. Janine Wolfe says

    As always I enjoyed your post. I would love to win this gorgeous book. I also have a question about the pagoda candle holder and also the round blue item next to them. It looks like a flower frog , but maybe not. Thanks in advance for any info.

  85. I would like to win this lovely book. Thank you for the opportunity to do so!

  86. Enjoy your decorating tidbits and charming chatter interspersed with the helpful hints and would love a chance to obtain the lovely book

  87. I would so appreciate a chance to win. Thank you.
    Love the pictures with the flowers especially the tulips. They are my favorite flower and have a special place in my heart as they are the first flower my now husband ever sent me.

  88. I would love to gift this book to my dear mother; I know she would love it!

  89. That book would look Beautiful on my coffee table.I’d love to win it.

  90. Your floral arrangements are always so pretty. The tv thing happens in my house a lot because I am notorious for putting something in the way of “the view”. Would love a chance to win the book. I sorta have a thing for collecting decorating books.

  91. Pat Badaluco says

    I would absolutely love a chance for the book! Pick me! ?

  92. Hi Shirley!
    I’m a new follower and I enjoy seeing the vignette’s you so easily put together. Loved reading “the chant” that is running through your mind as you “gather” and place each piece of your grouping! Reading that this book, “BEAUTIFUL” is a favorite of your’s, I am already intrigued and would love to win my own copy in your giveaway! Hope you have a great weekend! ?
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  93. I love all your gorgeous floral arrangements. Would love a chance to win this book.

  94. Cristin Penning says

    Hello Shirley –
    I always look forward to Friday to see what you have to say for the weekend! Especially on floral arrangements. Would love a chance to win this beautiful book!
    Thank you –

  95. Shirley, thanks for the article post.Really thank you! Great.

  96. As always, your arrangements are lovely. My 12 year old granddaughter has become interested in decorating and has decided that she wants to become an interior designer or decorator. She would love to have this beautiful book added to those she has started collecting. I’m encouraging her because I realize at this age, there are lots of girls that are more interested in boys or going to the movies. 🙂 Many thanks for all the lovely photos. We all enjoy them!

  97. Thanks for the giveaway. Hope I win!

  98. Sherry Batterton says

    I would love to win such a Beautiful book!

  99. LOVE the “Carolina” vase.

  100. I love your Spring arrangements! I would also love to win the book!

  101. mELISSA lEANY says

    I would love a chance to win as well! Such beautiful pictures!

  102. Allison Wade says

    What a beautiful book to display on my marble topped coffee table…inherited from my grandmother. Yes, I would love to win the book! Blessings, Allison

  103. Would love to be entered in your giveaway. Thanks for a chance to win. Your arrangements are Lovely

  104. I would love to win.

  105. cAROL eZOVSKI says

    I, too, would love a chance to win this book! I need all the inspiration I can get!

  106. The flowers are so spring. And I would love to win the book

  107. I love the flowers and the blue and white containers. Great collection. I would love to win the book.

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