Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Indoor Garden

I do some gardening and I especially enjoy my planted containers (we have red clay, so planting in containers really works for me).  It's starting to heat up here in Alabama and with that comes humidity (aka bad hair life) and mosquitoes. 
Today, I'm bringing the outdoors--
 into the dining room.
I've gathered a number of items to use
 on my table that says vintage spring garden. 

I used this idea when I hosted my garden club meeting this month. We have refreshments before the meeting and I think my ladies enjoyed my garden tablescape.  Since we were celebrating Mother's Day at our home this year, I kept the table decorated and added place settings for the meal.  
If you want to see my Mother's Day Heritage Table from last year, click HERE.

I got this rabbit at a garden center several years ago.  It was planted with ivy and did very well.  Over the years, I've replanted it, but this year I decided to just add fresh moss (you can find sheets of moss in the floral department of Hobby Lobby).  The bunny is sporting a fresh large bow--I already had the ribbon on hand.

I found little birds' nests at Hobby Lobby, too.  I used them at Easter and kept this one out for this table.  Now, here's the crazy part.....I got the bird eggs at an estate sale.  The lady apparently was a crafter and I found real bird eggs among her craft items. 

I've recently enjoyed attending estate sales and found two brass hose nozzels among the "dirty stuff" in the shed.....the moss rocks came from Dollar Tree.  
The white planter came from the estate sale, too.

Love the cool old scissors....I guess they were for the garden....can anyone help me with this???   Estate find, too.

Replacement rain gage glass cylinders, a seed packet
 for color and two vintage floral frogs. 

 A glass floral frog, another nozzel and some vintage clippers.

Another pair of clippers--these belonged to my Dad.  

You could easily use seed packets at each plate for a place marker.
I added a few plants from my back porch for color.
You could put cut flowers in a small vase instead 
of little plants if you had those instead.

I guess it was a natural direction for me to go....I love gardening and I love vintage items....a vintage indoor garden tablescape is the result when these two passions met.

I think you can use this idea for several other occassions-a spring birthday or maybe a bridal shower or baby shower.

Plates: Italian Countryside
Burlap charges:  Hobby Lobby
Napkins:  Belk
Silverplate flatware:  I need to research the pattern

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Easy Spring Herb Table

I enjoy changing out my tablescapes. Sometimes a little change can go a long way when you're busy. I have an easy spring table to share today---it's pretty and doesn't take much time to put together. 

I picked up a few fresh pots of herbs at my local store.  I picked out herbs that I will plant later for cooking--thyme (lemon and German) and oregano. I already had the clay flower pots and the small saucers for the pots.  I have a river birch in my yard and it often sheds large pieces thin bark in the winter.  I save the larger pieces because they are interesting and I'm "always" sure I can do something with them.  So this spring, I put a piece under each potted herb.  I like the way it looks--interesting texture.  

I added Italian Countryside plates, burlap chargers and vintage silver plate flatware. 

I found this wonderful demi-john at a local antique store at a great price!  I also added a lovely piece of lace for a table runner.

Are you doing anything special this spring using fresh herbs?  I'd love for you to share your ideas with me!

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