Tuesday, February 21, 2017

My Winter Wreath

A couple of years ago I made this wreath to transition between Christmas and Spring. We are actually having very spring like weather but it really is only Feb. So I thought I would share my wreath.
I used a variety of faux succulents and some fern. No bow for this wreath.

 Some close ups:


 I had all these in my stash so it cost me nothing:)
 I love these pods that are shaped like hearts. I didn't have the packaging so don't know what they are.


My Lenten roses are blooming. And many trees are budding. I am worried that we will get another freeze and things will die:(

 Aren't the flowers pretty, and so delicate looking.
 
Thanks for your visit!
XO, Pinky
 
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

My LOVE for Blue and White, let's look around

First I want to say I hope you all had a love filled Valentines day! As many of you know, I started collecting blue and white pieces over 30 years ago when we built our last house. I just fell in love with the look so decided I would like to have it in my home. I now have quite a collection and wanted to put it all (well most) in a post. I hope you enjoy. This room has become my favorite since we built this house. Hard to believe it was 4 years in Oct, since we moved in!
 The credenza has one jar and next to it I have my garden stool, a large jar on a wooden stand, and a favorite Asian guy.
 I keep several pieces in the curio cabinet along with several Hummel pieces. The very large jar was a gift from my son!
 The large fishbowl that holds the tree was from our best friends for Christmas many years ago. The tree was made by Joe's brother. I remember the day we all were in our basement and he made it right there for us!
 The handled pot is one of my favorites. It holds a faux fern when I don't have a live plant for it.
 The tall vase with the handles was a gift from my in-laws.
 Some more jars are grouped together next to the elephant from Vietnam.
 The tiered stand hold 2 more jars. I change what is on here for the seasons. Soon it will hold some bunnies:)


 My Christmas cactus sits here by the window. It actually blooms at Thanksgiving and Easter!
Can you see the buds forming? We should have blooms for Easter:)
 2 vases sit on top of the curio cabinet.


 I shared this coffee table vignette in my last post.
My jar pillows were a LUCKY find last year. I actually had a store employee climb up on a ladder to get the second one for me:)
 This pillow has a very similar design to the pillar candle.
 I won this book in a giveaway from Marty at A Stroll Thru Life several years ago.
 Tracy gave this to Joe for Fathers day in 2015.. It was in his office but we put it out here when Joe moved the thermostat! The sun streaming in here all day was fooling the heater so Joe moved it. Now it is much better.
 I found the bamboo ladder many years ago. Still love it and am glad we have this spot for it.
 This table hold several pieces I love. They aren't part of my blue and white collection but are some favorite pieces. The lamp was another gift from our son.
 This little boat is soapstone.

 This piece was my in-laws, another treasured piece that we inherited.

 I recently got the needle leaf ivy and placed it in the one vase that was my Grandmothers. Another treasured piece.
Thanks for your visit. I am longing for Spring but the weather is not cooperating.
XO, Pinky
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Monday, February 13, 2017

Brass and Blooms on the Coffee Table!

Good morning! I hope you all had a good weekend. We went to our dinner group on Sat. night and had a great time with such good friends. Last week I saw these beautiful cyclamen plants at the grocery store and HAD to have one. So, I redid the coffee table and brought out some of my brass. My friend, Johnnie Sue GAVE me a whole box of Baldwin brass candlesticks, sconces etc. when she moved and couldn't use them anymore. It was so very generous of her and I am so happy to have them and use them around the house! I got rid of most of my brass when it wasn't as popular but now it is having a come back. I placed my cyclamen in a lidded pot that I have had for many years.
 This guy is one of a pair of them that I found at a wonderful gift shop on my way home from my sons house years ago. I am so glad I stopped there, as they are no longer in business.
 The brass taper holder is one of the pieces from my friend.
 I placed my blue LED candle on another gift from JS. Then I added the little wreath for some texture.
 Here are a brass candle snuffer and snips. I had never seen the snips before.
 The white orb adds a little more texture and contrast to the smoothness of the brass.
 I also switched out the pillows on the sofa and brought back these favorite blue jar pillows. WHAT a lucky find they were!!!
 Can you see how the design on the candle matches the design on the pillow in the background?
 I didn't realize this til I put it all together.

 Another friend gave me one of these plants when we first moved in here. It was in a tiny peat pot to take root. Today I have gotten 3 plants out of it and this is the 4th one starting. I just cut some pieces from the Mother plant and put them in the dirt and they become a new plant!
 Nighttime with the candles lit.



 
Thanks for stopping by. We only got about 2 inches of snow during the storm last week and it is all gone now. Yesterday it was 57 degrees when we left for dinner group! Crazy weather this year!
XO, Pinky
 
 
I am sharing here:

 Metamorphosis Monday,

The Scoop,  Inspire Me Tuesday,

Wow Us WednesdaysFeathered Nest Friday

 Foodie Friday and Everything Else Link Party

Share Your Style

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson ~ Share Your Cup Thursday

The Dedicated House – Make it Pretty Monday

 A Stroll Thru Life – Inspire Me Tuesday
TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME
Happy List Tuesdays~
Worthing Court - Home(work) Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style - Wow Us Wednesdays 

Ivy @ Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
Let’s Dish!
Katherine @ Katherines Corner for Favorite Things Thursday Hop
 
Claudia at Mockingbird Hill Cottage for A Favorite Thing.
Between Naps on the Porch – Tablescape Thursday
 
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