Flowers and Music for Floral Friday

Happy Friday Dear Readers!

It’s a wonderful Friday as it is the first Friday of the month

which means it’s Floral Friday! I am joining the Floral Friday team,

three of my very lovely and talented friends,

Lidy, Mary, and Pam to bring you some beautiful flower inspiration.

Today our theme is Flowers in a Box.

Join me for my Flowers and Music for Floral Friday.

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A Centerpiece with Memories – Floral Friday

Blue and White accessories and the color scheme of blue and white

in home interiors has always been a classic.

I remember back in the 70’s, I decorated with lots of blue, white and yellow.

I guess you can say that I was in my country phase of gingham and ruffles.

When I was a very young homemaker and stay at home mom, I was constantly sewing.

Whether it be my clothes, or things for the house. I even took a class with

my friend Ruth and we learned how to make t-shirts with the crew necks!

Today,  I am going down memory lane a bit.

A Centerpiece with Memories – Floral Friday

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Floral Friday Easter Basket Centerpiece

Happy Friday everyone!

It is a happy day because it is Floral Friday,

when I join three of my wonderfully talented blogger friends

to give you some great floral inspiration.

Today, for your enjoyment and ideas for using flowers for Easter, is my

Floral Friday Easter Basket Centerpiece  

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Floral Friday – A Jewel Box Arrangement

Well, I took the advice of many of my readers and I am starting Floral Friday!

As I stated previously, I love making floral arrangements because the results

are simply smile makers!

So today, I bring you the first Floral Friday – A Jewel Box Arrangement.

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A Blue and White Floral Vignette

The other day I received my copy of Southern Lady magazine.

It was their Annual Decorating issue.

When I saw the cover, I gasped!….That’s my pretty lidded jar!

The cover, like many covers of beautiful magazines,

gave me the idea and inspiration to re-create it.

So here is my version of a Blue and White Floral Vignette,

right off the cover of Southern Lady Magazine!

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It Was More Than Just a Pen

Hello everyone! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

I hope that you all had a most wonderful Christmas

and amazing New Year filled with the joy of family, friends and making beautiful memories.

I took a blog break to spend time with my family

 which included a trip to surprise my mom.

During the Holidays, I, like many of you, have wonderful memories

 of Christmases past.

While searching for a pen to write down an address, 

memories came flooding back of a Christmas day many, many years ago.

A memory of a kind heart.  A memory of . . .  it was more than just a pen.

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The Holiday Dining Room Featuring MacKenzie-Childs

I cannot say enough how head over heels, turning cartwheels across the floor

happy I am with my Holiday Dining Room this year.

It is a bit of a departure for me as it is not in my

usual traditional colors and decor of Christmas.

I gave you a sneak peek a while back showing you a tree with some black and white,

well actually more like black and cream ribbon, that I hand flocked.

The inspiration for the dining room this year began with a tea kettle.

Yes, a tea kettle!

Here is my Holiday Dining Room Featuring MacKenzie-Childs.

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French Antique Basket of Great Textures

I cannot leave enough alone. I was rearranging my pretties on my coffee table

and I decided to grab my antique bread basket that I found in France

and fill it with pretties.

A floral arrangement of sorts of many pretties with a wide variety of colors,

faux and natural elements, all to make a French antique basket of great textures.

 

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Fall Ideas Tour and Flowers for Staging

Hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day Weekend.

We spent the weekend working on the house . . . inside and out.

Today the house is being photographed for real estate purposes.

I will share them with you as soon as they are available.

Today I present a Fall Ideas Tour and flowers for staging.

The other day I took a trip to Trader Joe’s

and picked up many bunches of flowers in the purple and plum colors.

I also lucked out and got 2 dozen white roses at Target for $7.50!  A super sale!

Here is what I originally did with the white roses.

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A Sneak Peek of the Sunroom and Consignment Finds

Another busy week for me, but I always say that busy is good,

because my mom told me so!

Today I want to show you a sneak peek of the sunroom and consignment finds

from my favorite consignment shop.

Do I listen to myself when I enter the doors of Always Home in Durham, N.C.?

“Now have a little constraint Shirley!”   No, I often do not listen.

My hearing seems to get a little worse when I try to listen to my own voice!

I am putting some finishing touches in the sunroom, but here are some teasers

so you can see the direction I am going in for Fall in the Sunroom.

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