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Spring Front Door Decor ~ Easy and Inexpensive

I wanted something new for our front door this year
so when Hobby Lobby had their flowers on sale I found some
that I thought would look pretty and fresh on our door for spring.


I bought two bunches of the miniature roses and one bunch of the little white flowers which came to about $5.00. Not too bad.

I had all of the other supplies that I used. The green wall bucket has been in my stash for a long time  and the bow was made by cutting a strip of the blue striped fabric  that I've had forever.

I stuffed the floral foam into the bottom of the bucket and then cut the blue flowers into individual stems for easier arranging. 

I left the white flowers connected and it worked out fine  just sort of spreading them apart.   Next came some spanish moss tucked in the front and the addition of the bow.

It was all very technical : )


I love when I can create something new by using mostly things already on hand and spending very little money.  Now I'm enjoying a fresh new look on our door…

A Colorful Farmhouse

I ran across this farmhouse the other day on Houzz and I really loved it so I thought you might too.

The exterior is white with black shutters, a beautiful and classic
look for a farmhouse.  It also has a large cupola and a cute picket
fence ~ I mean, who wouldn't love those details? 
Photo by M. Barnes & Co - Discover farmhouse exterior home design ideas

On the inside however, you will see lots of beautiful,
 soft color in every room.

 Isn't this great room amazing?

the ceiling
the huge chandelier
the fireplace
the large windows
the warm wood tones
the soft shades of blue and green
the cozy furniture arrangement
the hardwood floors

It all just draws you right in.

Photo by M. Barnes & Co - Search farmhouse living room pictures
Just beyond the great room, you can see the kitchen with its huge stove hood that extends all the way to the ceiling. Even the cabinets are a soft sage green.
Photo by M. Barnes & Co - Search farmhouse living room pictures
This dining room is …

Decorating the Mantels for Spring

We are fortunate to have two fireplaces in our house so of course that means two mantels to decorate.
I wanted a new look for spring but sometimes it takes me awhile to come up with a fresh idea.
The living room mantel really had me stumped. I've been trying to just use what I have because I sure don't need to buy any more stuff. It finally hit me to see if my old screen door would work. It's the perfect length when turned on its side and light weight enough that it wasn't too much of a problem to heave it up there.

I think it worked out pretty well as a backdrop for some pitchers of flowers and a couple botanical prints.




Once I had the living room mantel all fixed up, I needed to do something with the corner fireplace  that's in the kitchen area.

This mantel is very shallow so I'm really limited  on the size of items that will fit.

I ended up just keeping it simple with my Blueberry Mountain Lodge print and some glass jars with flowers and colored eggs.




It…