Every home we have ever had, including our little rented townhouse in downtown Asheville (before downtown was cool & expensive) I have used this one simple and free trick to infuse a Summertime vibe in to it.
Fresh flowers and greenery.
Its just that easy.
And I’m not talking about the store bought kind either. I mean it’s fine if you’re in to that……..but I’m pretty cheap unless I can keep what ever it is that I spent a gob of money of until The Rapture comes. In our townhouse we had Rhododendron growing all over our complex. I would put a big bunch in the middle of our dining table. When we got out first house I made sure to plant things in our landscaping that were suitable for cutting. It was at that house that I planted my first Peony bush at the tender age of 25. I also clipped Bradford Pear blooms in Spring and their red to copper leaves in Fall. I can thank my Mamma for this mania. She always has a beautiful perineal bed and we always had fresh flowers in the house.
The house we live in now was about 8 years old when we bought it in 2000. I inherited the butterfly bush. I love their blooms and the scent of them.
I think I actually own two ‘flower vases’. I actually use one of them. I much prefer to display flowers in less than traditional vessels. I have a ‘little white pitcher’ or more accurately creamer collection you would not believe. I use them for everything, from gravy to floral arrangements. Most have come for thrift store and garage sales.
This piece of red transfer ware was a find! It was missing its lis and I paid $4 for it at my Goodwill.
I have had all kinds of thing in it, jewelry, washcloths and now coneflower.
I think white hydrangea would look perfect in this piece.
These Hydrangea are my Mama’s. they were her prized position. I still own her house so every summer I really look forward to bouquets of these gorgeous blooms. As the Fall approaches they turn almost an aqua.
My most recent acquisition in my blue transfer ware I found today.
I amazes me have little I pay for a piece that is missing its lid.
This antique sugar bowl cost me a whopping two bucks.
A few impatiens later, how cute is this thing??
So take a stroll out in your yard. Or, do like I do and secure some cutting right in a friend’s. Either way, it’s gonna put a smile on your face. And don’t overlook cute pieces of china at the Goodwill!
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