Ironstone Pitchers of Summer – Floral Friday

Hello Dear Readers.

Welcome to another fabulous Floral Friday,

when I join my sweet Floral Friday friends, Lidy, Mary and Pam

to present fantastic floral inspiration for you to enjoy!

The links to these fabulous ladies’ floral creations are below their image

at the bottom of this post.

Hope you all had a most wonderful Independence Day . . . 

I am up to my elbows and beyond in moving and packing, so today I am

presenting one of my most favorite floral vignettes that I had presented to you

years ago for my Ironstone Pitchers of Summer – Floral Friday.

I believe it was George Bernard Shaw that said,

“Imitation is not just the sincerest form of flattery,

it is the sincerest form of learning.”

And that is what I did today . . . learn . . . from some of the best.

I did it again . . . I took a magazine cover 

of one of my most favorite magazines and I tweaked it for a summer vignette.

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Ralph Lauren Inspired Floral Arrangement

Happy Friday Dear Readers!

It’s a great Friday as it is the third Friday of the month which means it is Floral Friday!

I am so happy to be joining Lidy, Mary and Pam, my beautiful Floral Friday friends

to bring you some amazing red, white and blue floral inspiration.

Today, my theme is not only red, white and blue,

it is a Ralph Lauren inspired floral arrangement,

using my Ralph Lauren Mandarin Blue pieces.

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A Stroll Among the Flowers in the Yard

What happened to Spring? It seems as though it rolled in for a couple of weeks

and then told Summer to come on in! It has been unusually hot these past several days,

however, with the rains coming, we will get some relief with cooler temperatures.

In doing my daily watering on the porches,

I decided to take a stroll among the flowers in the yard and porches.

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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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Carolina Delft Tobacco Jar – Floral Friday

Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina in the Morning . . .

A song that I learned when I was little.

A song that was sung in our many sing-a-longs in the car with my mom and dad

and all of us kids on our Sunday drives.

Today, what could be finer than flowers in a Carolina Delft Tobacco Jar for Floral Friday!

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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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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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It all began with a Garden Stool

A couple of weekends ago, I was in Richmond, Virginia

attending one of my hubby’s tournaments.

Between games, I did the usual.

I looked up the nearby HomeGoods from my phone and off I went.

I do love shopping in HomeGoods in other cities

as I do find things that my local stores do not have.

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