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.
But there is one sure fire way to make your home feel like summer nearly immediately, and that’s with freshly cut backyard flowers.
In many cases, running to your nearest greenhouse is the way to go if you wish to fill up your flowerbeds outdoors.
However, for the most part, anything from your yard, including budding spring branches (that you know won’t last long)…
or even weeds, can create a beautiful arrangement for nothing spent!
My personal secret ingredient for having flowers look truly beautiful though isn’t so much about the flowers.
It’s about what they’re sitting in.
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.
She’d layer all kinds of dishes and riff raff to make the flowers truly shine.
A flower is definitely beautiful all on it’s own.
But don’t you think a little of the unexpected is even more intriguing?
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?
I’m afraid the secret’s out. Grab a piece of junk and get busy loading it with flowers to summer-ize your home!
We don’t want to put good junk to waste after all…
Would you like to see where these gorgeous hydrangeas are? And more?
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?