It’s sad to say but right before my very eyes in my own flowerbeds were flowers in bloom already that I had overlooked because they weren’t on my “dream garden list.” The tiny white flowers on this Bridal-Wreath Bush became the inspiration for my spring kitchen table.
It’s in the seemingly ordinary mundane tasks we do everyday that creates the compilation of our memories. And since we have to do these things each day anyway, I want to take the time to enjoy those ordinary tasks as much as I can. It took about 10 minutes to set up. That’s all. 10 minutes to create a simple spring outdoor tablescape made from just another ordinary moment.
After months of struggling to find the time to get these projects finished, I am so excited this day is finally here. It’s an absolute gift to be able to express your creativity in any given space but when it came to the kitchen which was not my domain, there were a few requests: the maple cabinets could not be painted, there had to be a kitchen herb garden and finally there has to be as much open space for cooking and prep work as possible. Is that a challenge I hear?
It all started when I found this shamrock image on Pinterest. I printed the images on yellow card stock. I know what you may be thinking, “Shamrocks are green CoCo.” But I plan to make these shamrocks gold, so I really want to make sure the gold glitter glass stands out. I coated the shamrocks with glue and added a generous helping of glitter glass.
There is only one thing I find more frustrating than shopping for jeans or a bathing suit and that’s shopping for a rug. Most of the rugs in this house have been moved around more times than I can count.
So let me ask you a question, do you have the tops of your kitchen cabinets decorated or do your cabinets extend all the way to the ceiling? The tops of the kitchen cabinets in my house have been decorated for a few months. I know it’s popular right now to have the kitchen cabinets go all the way to the ceiling. But I only have a handful of friends that actually have a set up like that in their kitchen.
With Valentine’s Day tomorrow, I could not imagine a more fitting post than this one with wife, mother, author and friend Kimberly Clair. She helped me celebrate Valentine’s Day last year and since it was such a big hit, I asked her if she would come back for an update and she said yes!
After we moved the bakers rack to create an indoor coffee station, it left the entire area totally bare. I hung up a vintage chalkboard, gave a mini makeover to the Suwannee Sugar Cane Farm sign and the chair at the desk in the kitchen. In one afternoon I was able to complete 3 quick decorative updates in the kitchen and the only thing it cost me was my time.
Have you ever brought home a piece of furniture and in the store you loved it but once you got it home it just didn’t work in the space the way you thought it would? That’s what happened to me with this bakers rack. I was almost ready to give up until I decided to use it as an indoor coffee station.
As soon as November hits, I’m ready for cold weather. I’m ready to sit by the fire with a cup of hot chocolate after creating the perfect holiday concoction from my hot drink bar.
My Granny used to make me one each year. They’re really bright and colorful. I wanted to find a way to these ornaments in a fresh way and decided to use them in a tablescape specifically created for the littles.
This Winter Wonderland Tablescape is inspired by my Mom because she makes every holiday amazing. I’m pretty sure I learned how to set the table before I could spell the word Christmas.