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Friday, April 29, 2016

Spring Phlox and a Chalk-Painted Pedestal

Hello, dear friends! 
Do you have any exciting plans for the weekend? I was planning on working in my garden and getting the raised beds ready for planting. But, mother nature has different plans. It's going to be a rainy, cold, and gloomy weekend for us with frost warning overnight. I was getting all excited about the spring-like weather we were getting lately and even visited the local nurseries. But working in the garden is now put on hold until the weather clears up.

I did pick up a few plants while at the nursery such as this pretty creeping phlox. I want to plant them in the front yard next to the ornamental grasses.

Until I can plant them outdoors, I am enjoying these pretties indoors.

Love how the purple phlox looks in this $5 galvanized bucket from Target.

I placed the bucket next to this column pedestal that I recently painted with chalk paint.

Love how the pedestal turned out in two different layers of chalk paint.

The pedestal serves as a table in different corners of my home. 

A perfect surface to create impromptu vignettes on a rainy spring afternoon. 

I love adding spring greens around my home after months of long and dreary winter.

So are you enjoying adding spring to your home decor?
 Before I sign off today, I would like to say thank you to sweet, Maria Elena @ Our Home Away From Home  and the wonderful hostesses of Dishing It and Digging It Party for featuring my Spring Master Bath at their weekly linky party. 
Thanks ladies for your kindness!
Stop by and say hello to them if you get a chance and be ready to be inspired!

Thank you for stopping by, friends!
Until next time, have a lovely weekend!

~Hugs, Poppy~


  1. Very pretty Poppy. Those phlox are perennial here but I've never planted them. Every spring when they are in bloom, I fuss at myself for not having them in the beds. :)

    1. So funny, the first time I saw this post I focused on the phlox. Then on IG I saw the galvanized bucket. May have to make a Target run tomorrow. :)

  2. Your Target bucket is amazing, Poppy!! I love it!

  3. What an eye-catching pretty, Poppy.
    Have a wonderful week.

  4. Poppy, your vignette is lovely. I love the bucket. Our friends had us over for dinner last night and she had two of those on her table. The topiary is so sweet! Thanks for sharing at DI&DI.

  5. Gorgeous! Those colors are so pretty together.
    So happy to have you sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  6. Poppy what a darling vignette you created! I adore phlox and have a bit of it in my garden.

  7. Your Target bucket looks great with the posies in it. I also like your topiary and the pedestal you painted. Those pedestals do come in handy, don't they? I have two of them. Thanks so much for sharing and Happy May, Poppy!


  8. Everything is so pretty and springlike!

  9. Oh, Poppy, everything is lovely.

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  10. Poppy, Phlox is one of my favorite spring plants. I have a lot of it trailing down my rock wall. The cold weather will not phase it my sweet friend. I love your pretty spring vignettes. That nest just totally caught my eye! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  11. These are so cute!

    I would love for you to share this with my Recipes, Crafts, Tips and Tricks Facebook group:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  12. Lovely,great find for the $5 bucket. Perfect for your temporary flower keeper( wink). Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Watch for your feature on Monday xo

  13. I love this vignette! The pop of green with the blue and white is divine! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's bash! Hope to see you again real soon! Happy week to you! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  14. Just beautiful Poppy! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

  15. Pretty vignette Poppy. The flowers are lovely in the tin container. I saw that at Target. The nest is adorable. Have a wonderful weekend.


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