It’s no coincidence that flowers are so popular. They have it all – good looks, soft to touch, smell good, and they always look so happy. Receiving a bouquet of flowers always puts a smile on my face. In the summertime I love getting a big bouquet and dividing it up into smaller vases. With the multiple smaller arrangements you can decorate several spaces, giving you more bang for your buck. I also adore the mix and match look of the different vases, if it’s shabby-chic then I am sold! In the summer you can find cheaper flowers at Stop and Shop or your local farmers market. Here are a few of my favorite arrangements.
Photo Credit: Robert and Kathleen, Country home.
I had intended to write a post about Saint Patrick’s Day but I came across on two twenty one these awesome DIY hurricane vases and I felt they warranted a whole post of their own! I love anything that is thrifty, creative, and won’t take me long. This DIY is only two steps!
Step One- Supplies: collect your vases and candle sticks. Thrift stores always have an abundance of candle stick holders that are usually about a dollar, while you are there you can search for the vases. Also Michael’s has a good selection of different size vases and usually always have a sunday coupon. You will also need super glue, try gorilla glue or E6000 or any thing that is going to dry clear.
Step Two: Glue the top of the candle stick to the bottom of the vase, balance a heavy book on top to apply some pressure and let set for about an hour.
Then that’s it. Fill and enjoy! Pottery Barn always has hurricane vases on their tablescapes and now you can have some of your own. These will be easy to fill for any holiday, the ones below are for St. Patty’s Day!