Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Idea

I just wanted to share this cute little garden pail I found at Hobby Lobby the other day. Filled with some fresh flowers or a small plant, it would make the perfect little Mother’s Day gift don’t you think?


The pails come in various sizes, the print on them is so sweet and has a cottage look to it.

I couldn’t help but bring one of the pails home with me and filled it with a sweet bouquet of spring flowers.

Maybe it will keep until Sunday…I love fresh flowers and I wished my mom was here to enjoy them with me.

Happy Mother’s Day!

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Mums and Apples Centerpiece

Summer is hanging on a little while longer around here with the temperatures reaching over 100 degrees F at times. This past holiday weekend was a hot one. While trying to stay cool I visited some of the stores offering great sales. I ended up stocking up for next year on summer t-shirts and pants.  Last year I bought size 8, this year 10…hopefully I can yoyo between them.  I’m planning on losing a few pounds to get back into the 8’s.  Exercise has not been my friend lately, and I still love my Sonic drink every day,  I know I’ll have to give it up eventually. Guilty pleasures, right?

I also stopped at the grocery store and filled my basket with lots of fruit and vegetables, and some fresh flowers. On the way back home I thought about setting up one “late summer” tablescape using the flowers and some of the fruit I just purchased.


I love creating centerpieces with lots of color and texture.  The base of this centerpiece is a small shutter I purchased some time ago and painted it white, it is just the right size for the center of the table.  Quickly I gathered some items to set on top for a fun, colorful centerpiece.

Yellow daisies and filler (not sure of the name) in a galvanized bucket.

Fresh apples in a colander, next to it a small cantaloupe that came from our garden.

I also placed a bread board and an iron stone pitcher with silverware on the shutter, the napkins (a summer clearance item) came from Pier 1.

Oh yes, leaning up against the olive bucket filled with a mum, is a small painting of summer flowers by A.SAL.  I think it adds just a little touch of sophistication to my otherwise humble table.

I used my everyday dishes and glasses to complete this easy and fun tablescape.   Aahh, lets pretend and sit down to enjoy a quick meal, come on over and join me.   I’ll serve you some lemonade and apples.

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