Friday, February 17, 2017

Tea Cups, Making Plans, and the Promise of Spring

When is a tea cup not just a tea cup? When it is used for something other than its original purpose or when it's made better. Today this little tea cup which normally has hot tea or coffee in it is holding fresh flowers and keeping me company while I dream. 

I'm dreaming in colors y'all!


It's only February but I'm dreaming of garden gloves and fresh dirt. I'm dreaming of flower seeds, zinnias, roses, and sparkling water.


We walk the lot everyday where our new house is being built. It seems to be flying up right now;  though I know it could slow down at any moment. We walk around and envision boulders snuggling up next to moss and ivy. We dream of water features ... yes there's an s on the end of that word.

We imagine evenings spent on the patio listening to the owls. We think of mornings looking out at the dogwoods and redbuds we will plant any day now.  I have my eye on the perfect spot for a big ol' window box that I'll get the trim carpenter to build and can't wait to fill it to the top with flowers.

For now my tea cup vase is holding grocery store flowers but soon...very soon...the flowers will come from my yard.  For now I see little tiny peeks of green in some of my flower pots and they let me know that the promise of spring is right there peeking through the dirt.


I hope you'll visit my friends:

Garden Matter

To Work With My Hands

Grit Antiques

At Home With Jemma

Poofing the Pillows

Garden Up Green


Upcycled Tea Cups where bloggers create DIY fun for the home and garden

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

♥Happy Valentine's Day ♥

On Valentine's Day and every day,

I'm grateful for you.


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Friday, February 10, 2017

Creating a Sweet Spot in our Rental- Ten on the 10th

Hi friends. 
Welcome to the second Ten on the 10th where I'm joining some other friendly bloggers 
to share ideas for under $10.

This month I'm going to tell you a little about our rent house and a spot I adore.  This little house is teaching me some things. It's nice and truth be told...we could live in it forever with some work. However, the walls are painted dark gray and burgundy. It's dark in here! What some might feel are moody and cozy colors feels like a cave closing in to me. We are making the best of it though and have enjoyed a few carefree months in here so far. It's kind of nice to have home maintenance be someone else's responsibility.


Most of our decorative items are in boxes so I've created this little sweet spot on a corner tabletop that I change up every now and then.  The round table that used to be in the niche of our curved staircase (at the last house) sits here with one of my favorite lamps. I recently bought a cute little galvanized tin to hold a plant or other goodies. This was found at Hobby Lobby for under $10.


I definitely wanted to include a nod to Valentine's Day so I made a super easy printable on our computer and printed it on regular paper. Printables are always and forever an easy way to change a vignette.  This one was basically free.  The sweet little heart ornaments are left out from Christmas. I love them!


Our new house is coming right along and I will share those pictures with you in a day or two. That's really the sweet spot in life right now! We can't wait to get there.

Would you like a copy of the printable?  Right click and save for your own copy.






Be sure to visit all the ladies who are sharing for Ten on the 10th.






Have a great day!
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Friday, February 3, 2017

First Friday Home Tour Featuring Sweet Nothings

Good morning peeps!

It's my favorite day of the month when I get to share the home of another sweet blogger with you. This month's feature is the sweet, spunky, and always fun



BJ's blog was the very first one I ever stumbled across many years ago and I'm still a faithful follower of hers. BJ and Mr. Sweet Nothings live way out on the other side of Texas but one of these days I hope to meet her in person. Now let's let her show you around and then be sure to pop over to her blog for beautiful decorating, amazing recipes, money saving ideas, and family fun all with a little faith thrown in.





My thanks to Stacey at Poofing the Pillows
for inviting me to show  a few snippets of our Summer House.


Our son and DIL so generously offered their beautiful pool house
to Mr. Sweet and I for our home several years ago.

We are blessed.


This beautiful pool is right outside our doors....



and it is MOST BEAUTIFUL when it's full of grands..






Summertime bedding...



Wintertime bedding...
red warms everything up.




Our dining room is, by far, our favorite room...




Our dining room is such a delight...
 large...
bright...
happy




 Plants do so well in this bright room...


...growing little starter plants in this fabulous southern french door....










Black and white just "speaks" to me...


checks...
signage...
a pretty checked mantle scarf...
I just love it all...

Thank you BJ for allowing me to share your gorgeous cottage this month. 
Be sure to visit BJ at Sweet Nothings and if you have a moment, her husband needs your prayers.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

I Must Have Flowers

Good morning girls.  Here we are in what is the hardest time of the year, in my opinion. January and February can be long, cold, and dark.  I'm really missing my flower beds and the sunshine of summer. Are you?  Or maybe you're like me and just look forward to spring...a lot!

a gathering of florals, floral art, floral towels, floral clothes, floral boots, floral candle, floral prints, flowers, flower patterns, spring flowers, Burpee seeds,
I thought I'd gather together a few floral finds that are catching my eye. Floral patterns are popular again and that's a great thing in my book.  I'm seeing flowers on everything!

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These are all gathered from one corner of the internet to another.  You can click on the numbers underneath to take you to the original sources. #1 above is a free printable. Isn't it pretty?   #3 is from Burpee seeds because Spring will come and it will be time to plant.

a gathering of florals, floral art, floral towels, floral clothes, floral boots, floral candle, floral prints, flowers, flower patterns, spring flowers, Burpee seeds,
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See that rug in #1 above? I really want it for one of the rooms in our new house. 
Dear Husband, Valentine's Day is coming soon. ♥

a gathering of florals, floral art, floral towels, floral clothes, floral boots, floral candle, floral prints, flowers, flower patterns, spring flowers, Burpee seeds,
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There's something about the big flower on the blouse above that I like. It's a good way to ease into Spring but still in deeper colors. The necklace is so pretty but it might be heavy...I don't know. Love Marc Jacobs' Daisy cologne because it's light and just a little bit sweet.

a gathering of florals, floral art, floral towels, floral clothes, floral boots, floral candle, floral prints, flowers, flower patterns, spring flowers, Burpee seeds,
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I have the rain boots in #3 above. They are a Target winner that I'll wear a lot this spring when we go back and forth to our new lot. The purse is cute but I'd never pay that much for it. 

a gathering of florals, floral art, floral towels, floral clothes, floral boots, floral candle, floral prints, flowers, flower patterns, spring flowers, Burpee seeds,
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That Pottery Barn pillow in #1 is so sweet! I love the embroidery and the pattern.  #2 is a beautiful Etsy find. And last but not least, gardenia scents always make me smile.

Have you been noticing florals that you love lately?  They are a terrific addition to neutrals. 
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