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Plant It Yourself:  Hyacinth Bulbs In A Vintage Tureen

Plant It Yourself: Hyacinth Bulbs In A Vintage Tureen

Around this time of the year, you should be able to find potted hyacinths at your garden center. You can place the plastic pot directly in a pretty cachepot or, even better, you can replant the bulb in an elegant serving bowl, just as I did today. Either way, waiting and watching the hyacinths grow and bloom… Continue Reading

Embossed And Distressed Terra Cotta Pots

Embossed And Distressed Terra Cotta Pots

It’s this time of the year again! Flowers are at their best and I can’t resist bringing handfuls into the house! Instead of spending money on fresh cut bouquets to fill a few vases, I’d rather get a couple of small flowering plants. They live longer and they look beautiful when they’re placed in nice pots. Terra cotta pots are… Continue Reading

Make Your Own Faux Pine Branches  For Less

Make Your Own Faux Pine Branches For Less

Artificial floral branches can be extremely expensive! Depending on their dimensions and quality, they often vary from $10 to $30 and sometimes even more! The problem is that you need three or four branches at the very least, to fill up a vase, so it turns out that a decent size arrangement can be quite pricey! I… Continue Reading

Easy Wall Art

Easy Wall Art

After  finishing my daughter’s beautiful  upholstered headboard  (if you haven’t seen it yet, you can see it here), the wall around it seemed extremely empty. There are two windows on that same wall, one the right and one on the left of the bed but they’re high up and there was plenty of space underneath them for… Continue Reading

A Magnolia Story

A Magnolia Story

Two days ago, as I was getting into my car from the super market, I noticed a small branch of magnolia lying by the car door. Any other normal person would have just left it there, or most probably not even noticed it, but I picked it up, and even looked around to make sure… Continue Reading

From Water Fountain to a Beautiful Planter

From Water Fountain to a Beautiful Planter

It’s already been a week in our new house, in the San Francisco Bay Area, and although we’ve made huge progress, there is definitely a lot more to do. It’s going to be a while before this feels like home!! So, today, I’m leaving aside all the boxes, to get my hands on something that will… Continue Reading