Monday, April 30, 2012

Mirror,mirror on the wall………….

 

Good morning!

Hope everyone had

a wonderful weekend?!?!?

Here is a little

pretty for your Monday…….

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Happy Friday!

 

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Beautiful blooms……

 

Happy Wednesday!!!!!

I cut these beautiful blooms the other

day while out in the garden….they smell absolutely divine!

I love the way the fragrance

wafts from room to room

making the whole house smell like spring……

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Monday, April 23, 2012

Beautiful vintage flower pot ideas…..

 

Beautiful Vintage Flower Pot Ideas

Flower pots give interior or exterior decor a refreshing finishing touch. All it takes is a little creative thinking to discover a world of ideas to find vintage flower pots. Take the time to peruse garage sales, estate sales, second-hand shops, trash and treasure emporiums and an attic or garage to collect vintage flower pots for indoor and outdoor plants and flowers.

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Some of the most unique vintage flower pots are fashioned from ordinary articles like antique vases, unusual containers and bottles. Even a small thirty or forty-year old soda pop bottle offers potential for use as a vintage flower pot. As long as containers have depth for planting and are wide enough to fill with soil, they are useful flower pots.

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Remember those old shallow cast iron skillets Grandma used in the kitchen? Fill them with potting soil, add flower seeds and it's an instant garden display. Old pottery is another source of vintage flower pots. Look for aged, crackled porcelain teacups, bowls and vases to fill with flowers Victorian like wood violets, daisies, Lily-of-the-Valley or Baby's Breath combined with Forget-Me-Not for a sweet reminder of days gone by. Bulb flowers like tulips, anemone, narcissus or Baby Iris are a lovely way to welcome spring.

Vintage flower pots are ideal for those interested in a Bonsai hobby. Antique gravy boats are perfect for this purpose. Look around for Oriental china tea cups for unique Bonsai flower pots. Vintage Triton shells, used to decorate gardens, can be useful as a flower pot too. Turn the shell so the open end can be filled with a little soil and add a few Irish moss roots. Then, watch an amazing sight. The large white shell is a flower pot filled with a creeping mossy occupant.

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Unusual Vintage Flower Pots

Antique shops can be a treasure trove of future vintage flower pots. Combine an old small-sized washboard with a slightly larger metal basin. Fill with potting soil and English Ivy and deep blue campanula (bellflower). Allow the ivy to climb against the washboard for support. Ivy can also be trained to look like an espalier in miniature by using ordinary florists tape.

Among unusual vintage flower pots are old fire buckets and milk pails. These do nicely for planting flowers, herbs or fern. They are usually deep enough to accommodate plants with long roots. In fact, an entire herb garden fits comfortably into a single milk pail. Keep it outdoors in summer and then bring it indoors in winter so fresh herbs are always available. Allow the herbs to return to seed, fall back into the soil and a bumper crop is the result.

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Old antique perfume bottles become beautiful flower pots or vases for fresh flowers delivered by a local florist. Some of these perfume bottles are made from cut crystal and give added beauty in bright sunlight when sunbeams dance and create a rainbow of prisms to enjoy. Look for old Dutch ovens and cauldrons for outdoor container gardens. These can be filled with contrasting flowers in attractive container arrangements.

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Ordinary canning jars can be filled with fresh cuttings received from an express flower delivery. Add colorful pebbles at the bottom and fill with water. Then, tie a large colorful ribbon at the neck of the jar and it becomes an instant vase. When the fresh flowers begin to fade, the jar gets a second use as a flower pot for gladioli, carnations or a planted bouquet of English lavender to scent a room or outdoor garden. Place several of the same vintage flower pots together in an garden or indoor floral arrangement for best visual effect. Old Spatterware tea cups are ideal for a windowsill garden of herbs or flowers. Line the bottom with a light layer of sand or gravel before filling them with soil. This will protect the metal from rust.

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Use a vintage mirror to make a collection of vintage crystal flower pots more elegant. Set the flower pots atop the mirror in a location where light will add to the beauty of the arrangement. Even certain bowl-shaped vintage toys serve double duty as vintage flower pots. All it takes is a little creativity.

About the Author

Patricia Hall works part-time for Serenata Flowers an online florist in UK and loves to surround herself with flowers at any given point of time. Even in her free time she loves to involve herself with everything flora and fauna.

'To me there is nothing more beautiful and global as the language of flowers - it is the easiest to understand all around the world in the same way. That is one reason why I truly admire flowers for what they represent in some ways - unity of all mankind!”

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Saturday, April 21, 2012

My Birthday present…..

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This silver sparkling

beauty was a birthday present from my sweet hubby.

I have wanted one for many years

and when I saw this at the antique show last week 

I asked (begged & pleaded) 

my hubby to buy it for me as a birthday gift.

I like that it isn’t perfect so I don’t

have to slave a way

keeping it perfectly polished all the time.

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

 

Happy Birthday Mom,

I love you……

and miss you more than

words can say!

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A picnic accessory….

 

I found this

cute little domed food

cover the other day…..

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Love the delicate

detailing around the bottom.

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Grab a blanket!

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Let the games begin!

 

Actually it is a cloudy day

and looks like it will rain at any moment so

the games will have to wait.

There is always spring cleaning to do though…

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A little corner vignette…..

 

Hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend?!?!?

Today I am sharing a little vignette

in the hall bathroom.

I have been looking for weeks for something

to hang over this little round table.

Originally I wanted

an oil painting but over the weekend

 I found this mirror at an

antique show for $27 and knew instantly

it would be just perfect!!!!

The little table is a find from an antique shop and

 I had Mr. Handyman

make a wood top for it.

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The finish on the mirror

is so yummy…..

just the right amount of chippy-ness!

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The silver spoon is from an estate sale….

it is actually part of

a salad set and has a matching fork!

I bought it on the last day of the sale so it

was half price and only $3!!!!

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Friday, April 6, 2012

A little spring time delight……

 

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

My new industrial mail cart…….

Some of you guessed that the item

you spied in the corner

of the picture on my post about my new

scale was an old mail cart.

Well you guessed right!

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Behind the mail cart

is the craft/sewing side of the laundry room.

I am still working on that side……

It needs shelves and etc.

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Love the logo on the side…..

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It has proven to be a very practical

find at $75 compared

to the others I have seen for $300 and up

and……

it is a great height!

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Monday, April 2, 2012

Beautiful blooms…..

 

I cut these beautiful Lilacs from

my garden the

other day…..they smell heavenly!

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I also picked up this cute little galvanized

bucket at a store closing sale.

Just the perfect

size for some blooms!

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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Amazing grace……

 

Photograph taken by: Robert Crum

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Willamette Valley, Oregon, Oak Grove

 

Wishing you all a beautiful Sunday!

May it be filled with peace and happiness……

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