Thursday, April 23, 2015

Carole's Bridal Portraits in a Field of Texas Bluebonnets

 I  get excited when customers send me pictures and I love, love, love Carole's bridal portraits that she sent me today! Does it get any better than a gorgeous bride to be, a field of Texas Bluebonnets, turquoise, and a burlap and cotton bridal bouquet?
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Carole's wedding is next month and I send my best wishes for a perfect day! Thank you so much for sharing your pictures and letting me be a part of you special day! 
Bluebonnets, Burlap and Cotton

Burlap Cotton and Lace Wedding Bouquet

*All photos in this post were provided by Carole and taken by her photographer, Matt Smith. 


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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Earth Day - Our Recycled Yard

Happy Earth Day! As many of you know, our yard is mostly recycled / upcycled. The only thing bought new in this picture was the lights and a few of the plants. I love to call it the junk yard! 

The gazebo was laying on its side, literally drug and pulled out of a ditch. The former owners had discarded two of them and our friend saw them and ask about them. As part of helping him get a gazebo home, we got one in the process and the transformation and decorating has been fun. 

These two hanging buckets, have rusted out bottoms! (See how I did that by searching on the side bar.)

Several years ago, I made the desision to stop buying flower planters. The only pots I buy, come with plants in them. No plastic pots are to be seen in my yard. Either the flowers are directly planted in old containers or I slip the pots down inside a rusty vessel. A little mulch goes along way to hide the plastic containers. The chives on the right or slipped into an old tin can, while the dish pan holds an assortment of flowers and herbs. The 2-3 year old dianthus is planted in an old crock that was rescued from a trash ditch. 

Framed oragano! The square planter is missing a peg foot, so it's now a hanging pot! The rusty frame came from an old wheel barrow. Once upon a time, it held flowers till the bottom rusted out. Not to throw anything away, the frame has found multiple purposes in my yard. 
A few roses from this morning. 
Another rusty wheelbarrow holds a load of hens and chicks. 
Wild petunias. These are growing out of the stone porch, but I let the wild things grow. No extra care or cost has been endured and they are pretty! 

So as you can see, we love our flowers and junk! How about you? Any recycled or upcycled containers in your yard? 

Monday, April 20, 2015

Happy Monday and Shop Update

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Monday is off to a great start and absolutely perfect, blue clear skies.  After lots of rain and storms this spring, blue skies are most welcome! 

This billow blue, cream, and tan burlap bouquet is shipping out today, 
along with this photo album. (I'm waiting for the mail lady as I type!)
This royal blue bouquet is in route to a bride to be along with matching bridesmaid bouquets. 

Along with the Roots and Wings Collection, I've also listed a few more new items in my shop over the past few days. 

A very shabby chic turquoise lamp with burlap and vintage lace flowers, pearls and rhinestone buttons and a white silk bouquet with roses, callas, and hydrangeas. 

New grapevine wreaths in blush, cream, orangy gold tones. The wreath above has peacock feathers and the oval wreath has faux pheasant feathers. 

Sunflower, cotton, and burlap bouquets in galvanized watering cans can be displayed in your home or used as a wedding centerpiece. 

There's also a few one of a kind wedding bouquets available, including this sunflower, pheasant feather burlap and lace bouquet. 

A lavender and tan bridal bouquet and boutonnière with Palm wood flowers and burlap. 

An aqua /jade bouquet with sola and burlap roses and lace. 
Peacock feathers and turquoise, tan, and brown burlap bouquet. 

Hoping you all have a wonderful week!