Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Vows are sometimes meant to be broken...

 Last year I banished all the silk flowers from my home except for one large Capodimonte vase in our bedroom and one vase that sits on a little shelf in the living room.  I vowed to never buy any more dust catching silks.  Ha!  Last week found me at Michaels buying some additions for my living room vase and my old autumn wreath.

I rarely start from scratch on any project but instead recycle and add a few new embellishments.  My motto is "quick, easy, and cheap."

The dried flowers that were in my living room vase were utterly disgusting and I couldn't get them in the trash pile fast enough. I picked up a few very inexpensive flowers and tall squiggly things that matched my cute little wall lamp shade (you can read about that cute little lamp here) and stuffed them in the vase. Time and money spent (other then shopping)?  Maybe 5 minutes and $4.00. 




My fall wreath, languishing in the barn got a few new fall leaves and a ribbon from the Dollar store crammed on it and hit the wall.  Time and money spent?  10 minutes and $2.00.  Ah - that's my kind of decorating...





Introducing another Adrienne. 

Good heavens!  The Adrienne's are multiplying like flies or mice - or something. 

La Vie Quotidienne (which means "daily life")  is home to Adrienne of the pretty red hair, 100 watt smile, and a flare for all things French.  Adrienne can make beautiful clothes,  has designer mice in her house, and has a scarecrow that's better dressed than moi. 

I threw in the moi (sole extent of my French) so Adrienne wouldn't think I was a dummy or something.  After all, she and Parisienne Farm Girl have potagers.  I only have a garden.  Sigh...

Meantime, Roz, over at La Bella Vita is whipping up one of my favorite breakfast or brunch items - frittatas.  As usual she has explicit instructions and great pictures.  I posted a simple "clean out the fridge frittata" a few months ago. 



6 comments:

Susan said...

Wow, Adrienne....Dramatic floral arrangement. Love it. Your wreath looks great, too. Wowsers. The prices of both were right! Great job. Susan

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Pretty arrangement and wreath and at a great price! I also have silks in my home. Love flowers, and don't have a budget to constantly buy fresh.

LRS4AMANDA said...

Beautiful arrangement and wreath! I too banned silk flowers except for a couple orchid plants (but I also buy real ones) and a small fake hydrangea. And I have a few wreaths that I rotate depending on the season. Too bad Daylilies don't make good cut flowers, you would be all set!

Linda

La Vie Quotidienne said...

You are so super sweet to mention me...I was totally suprised! Wow. How nice...if you only knew the the real me. LOL And, although I have been studying french for a while alas, it is still very rudimentary

I can't get away from the silk flower thing either, although I try to mix them with some dried things. They are an instant "fix" in so many situations. What I would really like is a weekly visit from an upscale florist. (as if that is going to happen!) Your arrangements look great.

Thank you for the ego boost.(-:

BODECI body said...

Very fun to remodel an arrangement and come up with something brand new. Love it!

Dayle said...

Lovely arrangement.