Friday, June 1, 2012

Loving real and faux flowers...

I've got flowers on the brain this week.  I've been planting up outdoor pots and fluffin up arrangements inside.  My hydrangeas have just started to bloom so I clipped a few to fill this fabulous galvinized bucket....


Fresh flowers always liven up your home....don't ya think?

But, if you don't have live then good quality faux will do too....
especially if you put them in a french basket!




Of course I can't let you go without showing you another burlap and lace bow pillow creation...



I plan to go to auction tonight
and maybe score something wonderful.
You can bet if I do I will tell you all about it!

~~hugs~~
Sissie


28 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The hydrangeas are beautiful Sissie, love that great blue color! Happy Weekend:@)

Diane said...

I have a white hydrangea. It is pretty much finished blooming here. I just love them. I too have faux flower bouquets. Happy Friday!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I just bought my hydrangeas yesterday, Sissie, and can't wait to plant them. Of course, it's raining today, but that's okay. I'm sure all the plants can use the water {it's been dry here}. I also bought some faux lilacs. I've seen so many bloggers with their real lilacs that I couldn't take it anymore. The scent is what I'd really like, but I'll take the visual right now. : )

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love the bucket your hydrangeas are in. Such a nice pop of color in your lovely living room. I have real and faux, too. I see nothing wrong with the faux ones.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

That is a beautiful blue hydrangea! I only have big white snowball ones, but I do love them! Your french basket of faux makes me think I need to get sometning pretty on my front door. I would like to do a basket of flowers for the door to accent my newly painted front door!~Hugs, Patti

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh your flowers are fabulous, they look so pretty. Sure wish we could grow hydrangeas, but not in the desert. Love the faux too. Yours looks so pretty. Hope you find tons of treasures. Hugs, Marty

trash talk said...

With or without flowers (and may I add gorgeous flowers?)...that is a beautiful room from all angles.
Deb

Okio B Designs said...

I'm waiting for mine to bloom. Waiting and waiting and waiting! I think they are the same pretty blue as yours! =)

Jeanine

Lucille said...

Your flower arrangements are so uplifting and your home would be like a dream come true for me. I love how you put things together.

Ceekay-Thinkin of Home/Doublewide Decor said...

Wish I could go with you. I love auctions!! Good luck!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I so agree--fresh flowers make the house feel more alive! Those faux flowers are so nice too--I would have never known they weren't real if you didn't tell me. Very nice! Love the burlap!

Christina Lee said...

So lovely! Ours are pink, but always wanted blue/purple (I hear you can try to add something to the soil).

Curtains in My Tree said...

My hydrangeas are not blooming big yet, and I see them every where blooming, they have buds maybe some miracle grow will helo. Hydrangeas are my favorite, faux and real

yours are beautiful

Dorthe said...

Fantastic Hydrangea dear Sissie,
and your home looks wonderful as alwayes -
the French basket and pillows- OH -LOVE!
Hugs and fridayes kiss,to you-
Dorthe

NanaDiana said...

Oh- Gorgeous- Love the hydrangeas and love the peony arrangement, too, Sissie. Both are beautiful. xo Diana

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love the blue color of hydrangeas! So soft and summery! Great flower arrangements, real or faux, I love them! hugs, Linda

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Sissie!

Wishing you tons of good luck for the auction tonite. I've only ever been to one in my life...and I was scared to scratch my head for fear I'd win a nice moose head or something.

Love your posies.....ours aren't ready here yet. Soon I hope.

xoxo
Spencer

Sharing Shadymont said...

Sissie,

Your flowers are beautiful! Find something great at the auction!

Donna said...

Your hydrangeas are just gorgeous, Sissie! Sure wish I had luck growing them! And I love your French basket with the pretty flowers. Faux flowers sure have some a long way, haven't they?!

sweetvintageofmine said...

Sissie, your HOME is BEAUTIFUL! I'm sure the FLOWERS LOVE being there! from one sweetie to another....Roxie

Riet said...

Your blue hydrangeas are gorgeous Sissie and your faux flowers in the french basket look terific. Such a great idea.
Have a nice weekend.

Gail said...

OMGoodness Sissie, all I can say is beautiful!! I love the bucket you have placed your hydrangeas in. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Gail

Debbie said...

What beautiful hydrangeas, Sissie!
Love your faux flowers as well.
Such a lovely home you have.
Have fun at the auction.
xxoo

Eco Safe Pest Control said...

awesome stuff! More power to your blog!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Sissie,
beautiful post!!

Filled with so much lovliness!

Hugs,
Deb

chateau chic said...

Hi Sissie, Your hydrangeas add a beautiful pop of blue in your lovely home. When we got home my bushes were loaded with hydrangeas starting to open up. Can't wait to bring some inside.
Mary Alice

Cindy said...

Your faux flowers look completely real ! Are even the roses silks??? And... your house is so so pretty, those blue hydrangeas look amazing with your soft creamy sofa and everything in the room. I copied your burlap bow on a lampshade i had, it worked great, and it also filters the light, thanks for the fantastic idea!

Cindy

Grace said...

Beautiful Hydrangeas! I always feel so happy reading your blog posts. I am going to make burlap lace bows! Good luck with the auction. Grace xoox

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