Christmas in a Teapot….and a booth update.

I am still working, and will be all week, on Christmas arrangements and wreaths….

…..for our neighborhood Craft/Artisan Show.

If you live in the Raleigh/Chapel Hill area, let me know if you are interested in attending…

…..there will be so many beautiful things there!

Christmas Arrangment in Vintage Silver Teapot

I took this vintage silver plated teapot and filled it with holiday hydrangea stems and other greenery…

It was an easy-peasy arrangement to do…

Christmas Arrangement in Vintage Silver Teapot

Gathered my floral stems and greenery…

Christmas Arrangement in Vintage Silver Teapot

Then proceeded to place stems and greenery in the teapot…

…..the greenery was pulled apart from the stems for fillers.

Note:…the first one turned out a bit too big…so I cut the stems down to make it smaller.

Christmas Arrangement in Vintage Silver Teapot

Christmas Arrangement in Vintage Silver Teapot

I love these stems…I have used them in prior Christmas decor..

Christmas Arrangement in Vintage Silver Teapot

Well another arrangement that I love so much that I would not be upset if it did not sell!

Kristen (Sophia’s Decor) will also be there with her beautiful things she creates.

Yesterday I gathered a couple of vintage items from Melville Trading in Mebane, NC….

melville trading company 2

…..where Kristen and I share a booth.

Amy and I shared a booth; however, she required more room and set out to set up her own space there.

So, if you are in the Mebane area…stop by Melville Trading in downtown and pay us a visit.

There is some great Fall inspiration out there today.


At Day Two of the Thankful At Home Party from these most talented bloggers:

Yvonne at StoneGable

Debbie at Debbiedoo’s

Meegan at What Meegan Makes

Rachel at Maison De Pax

Debbie at Confessions of a Plate Addict

This week’s line up of Fall Inspiration:


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Summer Hydrangeas and a Pottery Barn Ceramic Stand

My hydrangeas are going crazy…maybe it is because of all of the many rainy days we have had.

So I went out for the first time this season to cut some for the house.


I arranged the hydrangeas in my Ikea pitcher…

…..and set it on the Pottery Barn Ceramic Beverage Stand.

I am always trying to utilize items in the “unintended way”


I can foresee using this stand in so many ways…

…..oh, and I am experimenting with my white balance on my camera.


I filled the base of the stand with lavender buds that I purchased from Marian (Miss Mustard Seed)…




I gathered hydrangeas from two separate shrubs in the back yard…



One of the hydrangea shrub…the largest one…that is protected by fencing…from the deer!



This other shrub is not protected…


I believe it is because it is next to my Rosemary shrub….

…..Some of my neighbors have planted Rosemary among their roses to ward off the deer.

Here are some of my flowers around the back “veranda” area…


I love how this shrub has a variety of pinks and lavenders.








Hope you all have a wonderful weekend…

I will be taking a few days off…to work on projects, relax and enjoy the view…

…..and smell the hydrangeas!

P.S. Gina at Shabby Creek Cottage did a great post on a photography tip…

Pop over and read how to get a great shot of a “dark” room and prevent “blow out” of windows!

I am joining:

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