Thursday, June 25, 2015

Floral Travelogue

It's summer in Phoenix. And that means we're dreaming of somewhere more temperate... like France. So we'll mentally pack our bags and enjoy a little trip to see some beautiful florals from that part of the world.

Flower markets pop up all over Paris streets and window boxes are brimming with flowers this time of year. The countryside is filled with big, lovely blooms of hydrangea, sunflower, lavender... well, it's better said with pictures.








So where should we visit next?




Tuesday, June 16, 2015

What Can You Do with that Empty Vase?

You loved receiving that lovely bouquet, but now you're left with another vase. Maybe it's short, or tall, or round, or pink... doesn't really matter. The good news is this is your chance to up cycle in a creative way!

If you take a moment on Pinterest you'll find several fun ideas. Here are a few of our favorites:

Create a Succulent Terrarium
http://www.hometalk.com/159035/diy-succulent-terrarium

Dye the Glass a Different Color
http://www.curbly.com/users/diy-maven/posts/13597-how-to-dye-clear-glass-any-color-a-new-technique

Create a Centerpiece 
https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/naptime-decorator-3266142/awesome-vase-filler-tip-easy-fall-centerpiece-1743936607/

Embellish
 http://www.hometalk.com/2158175/diy-gold-polka-dot-vases?se=fol_new

Display a Collection 
Love wine? Or maybe you collect seashells? Put those precious corks and beach bounty on display!
http://myoldcountryhouse.com/monday-makeover-boys-room/