Tag Archives: Garden

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

DIY Vintage Crate With Planted Flowers

DIY Vintage Crate With Planted Flowers

It’s not every day that you can find a free wooden crate like the beautiful wine crates  I got a few months ago, but it’s easy enough to buy one for just a few dollars and make it look like it’s a vintage one! They sell plain ones, in various sizes, at the craft and home improvement stores.… 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

Welcome the Summer with a Starfish Wreath

Welcome the Summer with a Starfish Wreath

I just love it when I can put together a little project in under 10 minutes.  Especially when the result is both pretty and unexpected.  Even though  we aren’t living in a beach house and our home isn’t located by the sea, I still wanted something “summer looking” by the front door. I took apart an old starfish… Continue Reading

DIY Wooden Placemats & Summer Table Setting Ideas

DIY Wooden Placemats & Summer Table Setting Ideas

After spending a few hours during the last weekend working on some backyard updates (see here, if you haven’t already read my previous post), it’s now time to enjoy it!  And what a better idea than inviting a couple of friends over for dinner.  That was just the motivation I needed to make some summer… Continue Reading

Easy & Inexpensive Updates for Any Outdoor Space

Easy & Inexpensive Updates for Any Outdoor Space

Over the weekend, I spent a few hours working on some minor and inexpensive updates for the backyard. Nothing really fancy, just small touches here and there. But it was worth doing every single bit of it as my backyard is now unrecognizable! I washed the outdoor table and chairs with mild soap and applied some oil onto the… 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