How To Create a Dish Garden in Your Favorite Container

It is the 3rd Friday of the month and that means,


I as always am joining my wonderful and talented friends, Lidy, Pam and Mary

to present to you some beautiful floral inspiration.  This week it is all about

Dish Gardens and oh my are you in for a treat today.  

You can see their beautiful images and their links below.  

Today it is all about how to create a dish garden in your favorite container.

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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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How I Easily Added Pink To My Decor and the Giveaway Winner

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my farmhouse sink

 filled with a variety of pink flowers from Trader Joe’s.

That is how I easily added pink to my decor.  I added pink flowers 

to celebrate Valentine’s Day and to add a happy color to the rooms on these winter days.

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Blue and White with a Dash of Pink

More often that not,

a trip to the grocery store can yield changes in a room.

That happened this weekend when trips to Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s

brought about changes in the Great Room.

Changes of more blue and white and a dash of pink!

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A Crisp White Winter Vignette

I am slowly transitioning my decor from Christmas to the crisp white of winter.

When I remove Christmas decor from a surface, I cannot let that surface stay bare for long.

In fact, I have to gather items right away to create another vignette.

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“Coffee Table” Vignette…and a Linky Party!

So busy this week trying to complete my Christmas decorating…

With the exception of the large tree…the living room is almost complete…

Here is one more table vignette to present to you…


I was excited to use my Arhaus bargain I purchased this summer..

…..large silver metal antlers that were on clearance..

……….they were originally $50 each, but got them for $10 each!!…Yay…love bargains!!




I always have my Waterford bowl on this table…a gift from my brother…

… makes me smile every time I see it…

……….added my faux crystal deer and lots of florals and an evergreen swag for a base.





I used the color scheme of white, cream and silver…

…..adding white ornaments and cream poinsettias.




And here is the other side of the table…



There is a set of three crystal candlesticks…a compote of cotton…and a silver tree…

….on the other side of the floral swag.


The compote is Heisey Plantation…

…..started collecting a few pieces of this years ago…then they became a tad pricey….





And now let’s move over to a small accent table next to my “bee chair”….


There sits my little Waterford lamp and commemorative crystal ball from the Millennium…

…..along with my blue transferware “potty bowl”…

And my Norman Rockwell figurine…




I just love White Cyclamen this time of year…


And one more table….


Placed a topiary in a Spode bowl…purchased at HomeGoods…

….with my pal Suzy from Worthing Court


And my “French Hen”..from a 12 Days of Christmas series….


Just love her!!


And now I would like to announce a great Linky Party coming your way!!!

It is the Better Late Than Never Christmas Inspirations Link Party…

…..that I will be participating with these wonderful bloggers…

Amy from Atta Girl Says

Barb from The Everyday Home

Laura from Top This Top That

Suzy from Worthing Court….and ME!

The party will start on December 12th…

Link up any one of your holiday posts…

Your link will appear on all five blogs…

Hope to see you then!!!