Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Fresh Flowers

I'm not great at decorating. I never seem to know quite where to put things, but I do find pleasure in expressing myself through the atmosphere of our home. I like color. I like all things natural. I like to change things around. Nothing fancy. Nothing complicated. Just me.

If I had my way we'd live in the forest in a Frank Lloyd Wright home and God's creation would be all that we would need. But for now, I do my best to bring the outdoors inside. And what better way to do that then through the use of fresh flowers.

In our last home I painted a rectangle on the wall the size of a large frame in slightly darker shade. Then I attached picture hangers to 5 inexpensive bud vases and arranged these inside the rectangle for a three dimensional, one-of-a-kind, ever changing piece of art.

In this home we have textured walls. I've been missing fresh flowers and the way they instantly brighten up our day- until now. I had my favorite picture of the kids enlarged for our fireplace, but have been at a loss as to what to do for the rest of the decorations. Fresh flowers in staggered vases is the perfect solution. Last week it was red tulips placed individually in six different vases. For the next two weeks or so, it's these post Valentine roses that I'll be admiring. I look forward to summer when I can pick flowers for my own garden to display. Now all I have to do is figure how to hang this heavy frame.




4 comments:

Andrea said...

I love it NOT hung - I've always likethe look of a frame tilted back on a hearth! The look is great - simple and fresh! And that is the most awesome photo of your kids too! If you felt like you 'needed' to add something (which I don't think it needs), maybe you could find those wall 'stickers' in a favorite verse?

Hey since you are the expert - what the easiest flower for me to plant this spring so that I can bring fresh blooms into my house too? The only thing I have out back now is black-eyed susan, pink coneflower, and a bit of baby's breath but they don't bloom enough for me to harvest frequently...

Tisha said...

Monica that is beautiful!!! I LOVE that picture...

Angie said...

I am a sucker for fresh flowers! The really brighten up your mantel!

jennie said...

I agree with Andrea, Don't hang the picture. It is very nice like it is. You can arrange the mantle in differnt ways according to how many flowers you have. If you only have enough to fill 2 vases you can put the picture to one side and just have 2 vases on the mantle. You can do so much more if you don't hang it.