Summer-izing with flowers and junk

 flowers in creative junk vases funky junk interiors - pink spring buds in Huntly and Palmers vintage tin

I always claim I’m not a seasonal decorator. I just leave out what I like, then add small additions that jive with a given season.

 flowers in creative junk vases - blue hydrangeas in old kettle

But there is one sure fire way to make your home feel like summer nearly immediately, and that’s with freshly cut backyard flowers.

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Coffee pod storage with a crate and a basket – click the pic to visit

In many cases, running to your nearest greenhouse is the way to go if you wish to fill up your flowerbeds outdoors.

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However, for the most part, anything from your yard, including budding spring branches (that you know won’t last long)…

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  or even weeds, can create a beautiful arrangement for nothing spent!

blue hydrangeas in a Dairyland crate via Funky Junk Interiors

My personal secret ingredient for having flowers look truly beautiful though isn’t so much about the flowers.

blue hydrangeas in Dairyland crate - Funky Junk Interiors

How to dry hydrangeas – click the pic to visit

It’s about what they’re sitting in.

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When I use to go visit my mom, she use to have her kitchen table FULL of stuff. We’re talking candies and cookies (it was hard to go there when on a diet!) and magazines and newspapers and all that kinda stuff. But always, ALWAYS present was a flower vignette of some sort.

branch handled tray with pink flowers in mason jar via Funky Junk Interiors

Branch handled tray with mason jar flowers – click HERE to visit

She’d layer all kinds of dishes and riff raff to make the flowers truly shine.

flowers in creative junk vases funky junk interiors - blue hydrangea petal

A flower is definitely beautiful all on it’s own.

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But don’t you think a little of the unexpected is even more intriguing?

flowers in creative junk vases funky junk interiors - blue hydrangeas in galvanized bucket

These days, I’ll go into a thrift store and see a SEA of traditional vases always up for grabs. Are others catching on too?

hydrangeas in junk vases via Funky Junk Interiors

I’m afraid the secret’s out. Grab a piece of junk and get busy loading it with flowers to summer-ize your home!

hydrangea dresser via Funky Junk Interiors

Hydrangea dresser – click the pic to visit

 We don’t want to put good junk to waste after all…

pink hydrangeas on window sill box via Funky Junk Interiors

 Would you like to see where these gorgeous hydrangeas are? And more?

Summer-Tour-of-Homes

I’ll be showing you on Wednesday!

But!!! Monday is day 1.

Click The Shabby Creek Cottage HERE to start the tour! (6am EST)

What’s your fav ‘thing’ you use for displaying flowers?

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  1. I firmly believe that the best way to treat yourself in any room is to add fresh flowers. An easy touch but generally unexpected since many simply don’t do it. I try, but admit I only do it occasionally. I need to do better. I’ll definitely use my junk. 🙂

  2. Fresh flowers are my favorite way to add seasonal color to a room, especially in the Spring and Summertime. I need to make more of an effort to do that! Your pictures are beautiful, thank you for inspiring me today 🙂

  3. The flowers are beautiful, but did ‘ya have to show the Keurig? Just the sight of that beautiful fast machine makes me crave a second cup.

    Bliss

  4. Oh MY GOODNESS Donna! Your hydrangeas are amazing!!! I wish so bad that they would grow here! I absolutely LOVE your junk too! 😀 Thanks for sharing! As usual, you’re a source of inspiration. ~Tammy