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Cottages at the Beach

I'm unpacking and catching up on laundry since returning from  our annual vacation with my husband's family. We always have a great time and I love that we have this tradition. It's such a cute little beach town and I always enjoy taking long walks and looking at the charming houses. Want to come along?

The house above has its red, white and blue going on  all ready to celebrate. Adirondack chairs always look great and I think they look very inviting on the front porch.

I like how neat and tidy this pretty blue house looks. The landscaping isn't anything extravagant but it looks great. In the picture below you can see the pretty, soft light green on the screened door and the same color is on the door to the house as well.

Here's another screened door that is just so charming. The little spindles in the center are painted the two  colors of the house - such a great idea.

The red door on this house really stands out. A lot of the houses have screened in porches on t…

QUICK AND EASY TABLE CENTERPIECE

Lately, I've been itching for something different for a table centerpiece.


So when I was in Walmart recently, I saw some bushes of artificial carnations
for $8.00 each.  Each bush had 8 carnations on it, so I bought two.


I cut the bushes into individual stems to make my arrangement.
I simply placed the stems in my Ikea white enamel pitcher and played
around with them until I was happy with the look.


Then I added a cream colored burlap ribbon around the pitcher,
just tying it in a knot.


I really like the texture that the burlap ribbon adds and
also how the shades of white and cream look together.
So easy and inexpensive too!
It's also nice that it's lightweight and simple to remove from
the table when it's time for dinner.

Have you done any quick and easy projects lately?

Thanks A Bunch For Visiting!

Comments

  1. Those look so real! I haven't done as much lately as I should. Getting my groove back though.

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  2. I'm really starting to get into the soothing look of white, creams, and neutrals--it definitely has a calming effect. Such a pretty bouquet!

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  3. I love your centerpiece. I'm working on one for my table, too. I bought flowers at the Dollar Tree and I think I'll take them back and trade for a different color. Maybe. Thanks for sharing your table with us.
    ~Adrienne~

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  4. very pretty JoAnne...love the addition of the burlap ribbon!

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  5. Love the flowers in your white pitcher...they really do look like real flowers and the burlap ribbon is the perfect touch. It looks so pretty on your table.
    ~Cindy

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  6. This is so simple and pretty, JoAnne! I have the same pitcher from Ikea and I have never filled it with anything. Isn't that weird? I have to come up with some thing like this. So great!

    Jane xx

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  7. the burlap is a nice addition!

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  8. Simple and easy are always the best way:)

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  9. That looks so light, fresh, and cheery!

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  10. They are so pretty JoAnne. Simple and pretty is the best way to go.
    Kris

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  11. Don't you love it that simple is the best and most times the prettiest decoration you could find? Your pitcher got my eye and the carnations do look real, great idea. Burlap ribbon is great for adding that little touch, makes such a difference. I've noticed that white burlap is not white most times, more a cream color which is perfect. Enjoy your lovely centerpiece.
    I'm going to have to visit the IKEA site so I can look for white pitchers. No IKEA here at all. Happy week

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  12. The ribbon just makes it fabulous!

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  13. I like everything: white carnations, the pitcher and the burlap ribbon.

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