Flower Deer Holiday Print

You know I love graphics and over the last few months I’ve been looking for the perfect holiday print.  On KissPng.com, I found this beautiful deer covered in leaves and flowers. It’s just my type of print. All graphics there are free to download, but they are usually low DPI. This means you must use graphics programs to increase the DPI (dots per inch) and resize for printing.

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How To Update A Professional Faux Flower Arrangement

Faux Flower Arrangements

 

Faux florals and botanicals are the perfect addition to any space. Silk flowers are so realistic today that sometimes it’s almost impossible to tell the fake from the real.  Most “silk” flowers are made from cotton, rayon or polyester fabrics. When selecting flower tops, go for a variety of textures to give the arrangement interest, and include both large blossoms and small buds. As for the stems, there are several types. The least expensive is plastic, but better-quality stems are hand-wrapped with floral tape, which provides a more natural appearance. Pliable stems made with wire are even more realistic but can be quite expensive. Read More

Burlap, Lace & Birds Holiday Table

Holiday tables can range from your everyday china to pieces decorated with Santas, Snowmen, and Christmas trees. When I was a child, my mother always used a lace tablecloth, her good china, and silverware for holidays and special occasions. I like to vary what I use but honestly, who has room for dozens of china patterns? I certainly don’t. When I downsized for retirement a few years ago, I gave my nephew my mother’s china and her silverware.  I have three sets of  four for everyday china and a few pieces of other patterns from thrift stores.    My tables are simple with a centerpiece or flowers and either a tablecloth, runner,  or place mats. Your home can be warm and festive without owning a department store full of china or spending a lot of money. You can’t beat a good set of white china or a burlap runner for any occasion. Read More

Going Red, White & Blue With Dollar Store Bandanas

I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day. Company came to visit me for a long weekend which I thoroughly enjoyed.

Prior to the visit, I wanted to try adding red, white and blue for the holiday. I like to do things sweet and simple. I usually get into trouble when I complicate things. Have you ever heard of the KISS principle? I discovered it early in life.

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