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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Thought I'd share this for Throwback Thursday AND St. Patrick's Day!  These photos are some of my favorites.  I think it's because I love spring when everything begins to wake up from it's winter slumber :)  Enjoy and Happy St. Patty's Day!!

I don't know if it's because I'm so o-v-e-r winter or what but I'm just loving these colors right now.  I began my spring decorating with some of my blue and white dishes as you remember from this post.  Yesterday, we went for a walk to the old farm next door and collected these beautiful, bright yellow daffodils.  Add those to the blue and white and it's gorgeous.  Now, with St. Patrick's Day approaching, I picked up a pot of shamrocks at Kroger.  The vibrant green just makes the whole thing over the top WOW!  

The Latin name for shamrock is oxalis acetosella.  

This plant family also includes sorrel.  If you're a Seven Brides for Seven Brothers fan, you'll know that sorrel makes "real nourishing soup."  :)

Look at that yellow and green!  

I always thought a shamrock had 4 know, a four leaf clover, luck o' the Irish kinda thing. Nope.  Shamrocks have 3 leaves.  Clover can have 4 or more.  Yeah, I googled that.

Vibrant yellow daffodils against the shamrock green.  

Did you know you can dry daffodils?  You can!  Just like hydrangeas, they will slowly over time become paper like but will retain some of their yellow color.  And like hydrangeas, they will be somewhat fragile.  Once mine are dried, I remove their stems and just used the blooms as a bowl filler or even carefully added to potpourri.  (Does anyone still use potpourri?)

Since it's St. Patrick's Day, I pulled out my old Atlas "Good Luck" jar for the daffodils.  

It's a little hard to see but this jar has a four leaf clover and the words good luck on it.  I can't remember where I found this jar but it was more than likely a thrift store or yard sale years ago.

Thanks for stopping by and God bless!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Something To Talk About Link Party #60 - Final Party

Hi, sweet friends. We hate to say it, but the time has come to bid farewell…this will be our last Something To Talk About Link Party. We can’t tell you how much our team has appreciated you and your talents for the past 60 weeks! We have enjoyed getting to know you and can never thank you enough for you support of our link party. You can definitely continue to follow each of us at our prospective blogs to see what we are up to…and we will continue to follow you. We wish you all the best!

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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Beautiful Easter Tablescape Combining China and Casual Dishes

Hello!  I know I've been missing from the blog world lately.  

beautiful easter tablescape with herend china and juliska dishes

You see, I began a new job a few months ago and it's been a little crazy just trying to juggle working outside the home, continuing to sell real estate, homeschool (although my 11th grader is handling most of that on her own with dual enrollment), and keeping up my home.  

I don't know how some women do it!  

Now that I'm beginning to adjust, I want to share with you all what I'm doing.  I'm working with a home decor store that also offers full design services.  It's a dream come true, honestly.  

beautiful easter tablescape with herend china and juliska dishes

I posted in the past about how God gives with me a "word" for the new year.  Well, last year's word was "dream" and so I did.  

beautiful easter tablescape with herend china and juliska dishes

My dream was to work in the interior design field.  To be able to help others create a home that they love.

beautiful easter tablescape with herend china and juliska dishes

So, acting on my word of the year, I dreamed.  I dreamed big.
And God delivered.  He's just so amazing like that!

beautiful easter tablescape with herend china and juliska dishes

I'll be posting about projects that we're working on for clients as well as the beautiful items we have in the store.  

If you're in the middle Tennessee area, stop by and see me at The Peddler in Murfreesboro.  It's a great place to get inspired!

beautiful easter tablescape with herend china and juliska dishes

The photos in this post are of a tablescape we made by mixing beautiful Herend china pieces with some Juliska casual dishes.  You can easily achieve the same look by using your own china and everyday dishes OR pick up a few from the thrift store!  

I have to confess that we do use a lot of melamine in my house but I'd love to break that habit and pull out the fancy stuff.  

What'd you say?  Let's all pull out that wedding china and bring "fancy" back!!  

I'd love to see your tablescapes.  Post them in the comments section for us to enjoy!

God bless and thanks for stopping by!  AND, thanks for sticking with me these past few months!


Monday, March 7, 2016

Something To Talk About Link Party #59

Welcome back to Something To Talk About Link Party #59! We hope you had a fabulous weekend and are so glad that you are here visiting and linking up with us today.