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Monday, June 13, 2016

Apple Blossom Hanging Bird Lanterns

Apple Blossom Hanging Bird Lanterns 

Apple Blossom ~ Horatio Alger Jr.

 I sit in the shadow of apple-boughs,

 In the fragrant orchard close,

And around me floats the scented air,

 With its wave-like tidal flows.

I close my eyes in a dreamy bliss,

For is not this the rare, sweet time,
The blossoming time of the year?

 I lie on a couch of downy grass,

With delicate blossoms strewn,

And I feel the throb of Nature's heart

 Responsive to my own.

Oh, the world is fair, and God is good,

That maketh life so dear;

For is not this the rare, sweet time,
  The blossoming time of the year?    


That drift so lazily by.
And strange, sweet thoughts sing through my brain,

 And Heaven, it seemeth near;

Oh, is it not a rare, sweet time,
 The blossoming time of the year?

The apple trees on our property have been there for almost fifty years. They look majestic at this time of the year when they are in full bloom and really transform our backyard into some other time and place. 

I found these beautiful frosted glass bird lanterns at Walmart couple years back. They look so pretty hanging from these apple trees in spring and summer.

The fragrant branches can be enjoyed indoors as well in vases.

I love the ambiance created by these lanterns on a cool summer evening. 

Thank you for stopping by, dear friends! I enjoyed the pleasure of your company!

Also I would like to say thank you to these lovely ladies, Kathryn @ The Dedicated House and  Katherine @ Kathrines Corner for featuring my Spring Vignette at their weekly parties. Stop by if you get a chance and visit these beautiful blogs for loads of fun and creative home decor ideas and inspiring DIY projects or maybe share your own creative side at their weekly parties. 

Have a lovely week, everyone!

~Hugs, Poppy~

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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~

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Adding Inexpensive Details to Master Bathroom Decor

Hello, dear friends!
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
The long awaited spring is finally here, and I am enjoying adding spring to my home decor!

Decorating my small master bathroom has always been a challenge for me, and I have learned to use inexpensive details to add softness and texture to bathroom decor.

So today, I thought I will share with you some low-cost ways to make a small bath appear more open and airy, and at the same time add an air of luxury.

1. Adding fresh flowers in simple containers add a pop of color and make the room look brighter.

A jar of pretty tulips adds a touch of spring to my master bathroom.

I also added a hand-stamped fabric tag to the clear vintage mason jar.

I like mixing light neutrals with deep earthy tuscan inspired colors.
Love how the white marble soap holder stands out so pretty against the terracotta wall color.

I love using silver trays to create different vignettes around my home. 
They add a touch of romance and elegance especially in the master bathroom.

Beautiful white candles on glass candle holders create serenity and a romantic ambiance.

2. Adding lace trim to simple white hand towels adds elegance.

3. Natural Bristle long handled bath and body brush adds texture.

Adding greenery on top of the cabinet and the topiary on the granite countertop also adds texture and at the same time softens the hard lines of cabinets and fixtures. 

4. Storing cotton balls and bar soaps in clear glass jars adds a spa-like quality and also makes it easier to find them.

Epsom salt is stored in apothecary jars.

5. Open shelving in bathrooms offers storage solutions for all your bath accessories and at the same time makes the room look bigger and brighter.

The room looked more spacious after we removed a closet and added these floating wooden shelves for storage.

I loved sharing these inexpensive ways to jazz up a small bathroom! Thanks for stopping by today.
It is always a pleasure to have you over :)

Have a wonderful week!

~Hugs, Poppy~

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