Decorating with Plants

Hi Friends!  I hope everyone is doing great mid-week. I did some re-arranging in the living room. PB inspired I decided to add some natural elements behind the sofa, adding a little charm to an otherwise dreary area. Our window looks out over the patio and just a few feet from the patio is a long grey fence. Not a pretty sight right now. The sofa was backed up against that window and I moved it away enough to make room for a sofa-table. Actually it’s the table from the entry way…which now needs to be replaced with another piece of furniture. But that’s okay. See how I create work for myself?


I just found these succulents at Lowe’s Garden Center on clearance. All of them were bunched up in one small container, four different varieties, so I separated them and re-potted them.  I don’t know the names of the different  plants, although one resembles an aloe vera plant.

This orchid was also a clearance purchase….it’s wonderful having some pretty blooms in the room.

How about you?  Do you decorate with plants?

I have lots of projects and fluffing planned and will tell you all about it…or better yet, show you my progress. I’ll visit with you soon.

Adding Spring to the Tabletop (outside)

Since we’re starting to spend a little more time out on the patio, I decided to give some love to the patio table and put some green on the table top. You might remember the galvanized file drawer I found last year at an antique shop, well it came back out of storage and ended up holding plants and such, gracing our patio table.


I have to be honest with you and tell you that I have not thoroughly cleaned the outside of our home.  Spring Cleaning will soon include washing the windows and scrubbing the patio furniture, we are just waiting for warmer temperatures to take care of those chores.

The bunny “welcome” sign was tucked inside of “Fort Hill Creeping Phlox”  a trailing perennial that will soon be transplanted in the flowerbed.  Next to the Phlox, on the right is a white Hyacinth…I can’t wait for it to bloom, it has such a nice fragrance.  The rest of the space inside the drawer has been filled with faux green and moss balls.

This is such a simple way to add some color to the patio during the change of season.  I didn’t spend much money on the plants since I still had some money left on a gift-card,  I think I paid 36 cents…what a deal!

I hope you are doing well and I’m looking forward to our next visit!

Blooms for the Table

Hi sweet friends! I sure hope you’re staying warm these days, thinking of all who are in the path of the snow and ice today.  Please bundle up!! We have some bitter cold temperatures here and snow to be expected tonight. Looks like our travel plans have been put on hold for a while.  I happen to stop at Walmart yesterday and found some beautiful orchids in their garden section (indoors) priced under $10.00.  My store credit of $12.00 was burning a hole in my pocket, and I was happy to spend it on an orchid.

This made for some eye candy on the breakfast table..

No, it’s not really about the tablescape, but with a pretty centerpiece like this I just had to set up the table for the two of us.

Most of my house plants are kept in the breakfast area since they’ll get an adequate amount of light and good sunshine especially during the winter months.

My fiddle fig leaf plant is still green, I’m hoping it will grow taller.  I’m thrilled to have some blooms to gaze at during these cold winter days, it lifts my spirits and warms my heart.  That and lots of coffee, tea and hot cocoa.

Thanks for stopping by,  sending you warm hugs today!