Bouquet, deconstructed :)

I’ve always enjoyed flowers, branches and weeds (unless they’re taking over my yard….). I love making arrangements with grocery store flowers and greenery or with wild “pick your own” ones. Although a floral arrangement is a lovely treat, I never indulge. So when I was recently given a bouquet, I thoroughly enjoyed it as it…

Time for the hunt!

I always enjoy an occasion πŸ™‚ Times to enjoy something different from the everyday and a wonderful opportunity to create family memories and do something fun. As a child I remember colouring eggs, and then hunting for them in my grand-father’s rose garden. I like to keep things simple (as always) and so we bought…

The chicken or the egg?

Regardless of which came first, springtime and Easter are a time of rebirth, where nature comes alive again after laying dormant. Eggs, whether real, imitation or chocolate (yum), are symbols of birth or rebirth and are present in decos, activities and gifts. For decos and tablescapes, a bowl of simple eggs is always a good…

Variations on a theme

If you don’t have many flowers, if you want to spend less on plants (even if they are inexpensive, they do add up), a smaller arrangement in a simple basket (second hand wicker basket here) looks just as pretty. Used as a centre piece on a table or as shown in my last post on…

Has spring really sprung?

So we’ve had a nice day or two….. and the days are getting longer. Everyone I know is feeling the excitement and wanting more light and good weather πŸ™‚ Since I love spring, and Easter (a nice time to mark the end of winter), I decided to make an arrangement for the entrance table. I…

Keeping it contained…

Using an unexpected container is a great way of adding personality to your bouquet. Of course traditional vases are beautiful, can be classic and formal but when you use an unexpected container like a tin or box, the look is sometimes more interesting. For this bouquet, I used an old tobacco tin which I love…

My darling clementine :)

Coming from a cold climate, I was told that a few generations ago, citrus fruit was something to show off with…. there was a great aunt in the family it seems, that would display oranges at Christmas, without offering any (as they were “not yet ripe” she’d explain)….. I have an uncle who said that…

Making vignettes

Holiday decorations don’t have to be expensive or ready bought. I often come across items found in nature or from second hand shops which I love to put together and decorate with. Over the past few months, I collected the following, despite the fact that I was unsure about how I would use them. I’m…

A few little branches go a long way…

Although small… my branch harvest from the other day left me with plenty to work with. So with a nice little pile of branches, I made another wreath which, paired with a recent find from the second hand shop, would serve as a lovely holiday table center. When it came to the recent find from…

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

When December hits, I usually jump into holiday decorations and baking. What I always enjoy about this time of year is that people have an excuse to get together, share good food, special treats and think of little surprises for loved ones. Sharing and spending time together…. what could be better? (Other than recycling furniture…

Mirror mirror on the wall…

Ok, so they won’t tell you if you’re the fairest…. or who the fairest actually is… but mirrors are a nice way to decorate. Finding ones you like is usually easier and cheaper (when you buy second hand) than buying art for instance, I have found. Sometimes you need to be a bit patient before…