Even if we only place out a few holiday decorations at Christmas, it is interesting to see what others are doing. Here are some simple, inexpensive natural holiday decorations I found quite lovely for the homemaker adorning her home….
My Favorite Cut Flower
Our all-time favorite cut flower is the Peruvian Lily or alstroemeria. You can find these orchid-like beauties at the supermarket now in big bunches, quite inexpensively as flowers go, 3 big sleeves for $10-$12. My husband surprised me with them for my 61st birthday. We trimmed the ends and filled up my Nana’s old vase.
I have some reasons that these are perfect for wedding bouquets and graduation centerpieces, but I will get to that!
As a child, did you ever find a shady place in your yard to build a tree fort or playhouse? We used old sheets and blankets. It was great fun to create a special hideaway with a pretend doors, windows and some furniture. This image evoked all those old memories.
Now that you’re an adult, do you still desire to create a little getaway in your yard?
As a continuation of Part One, here are some other simple and clever ideas to think on as spring and summer approach. …
Spring is calling us outside into the yard. Spring’s jonquils and the tulips are popping, not to mention the robins hopping along searching for worms. It’s a new season. The dog’s coat is getting shiny. The calves are racing across the pasture with their tails rolled over their backs. Bare feet feel pleasant on the greening grass. Bikes and trikes are pulled out of winter storage.
Your Yard & Garden, A Haven
Spring also brings dreams to the homemaker who adores the fresh air and the glories of nature at her doorstep. Not always can we create something of such a whimsical nature to make our own little Eden on earth, but many a homemaker has tried to add such little touches to her yard and garden to bring a simple beauty there….
Summertime is the very best time to make a potpourri, but November 15 is getting pretty far advanced in the year here for roses (or many other fresh flowers for that matter)!
This is one of the last truly lovely roses (‘Fourth Of July’ climbing rose) I could find in the yard! But, it gave me the fragrant idea to gather a late potpourri on this beautiful, invigorating day.
I don’t know if any of you are like me and enjoy thrifting antique china and pottery treasures for use in your home. I would rather use something that is pretty and has antique appeal than use a trendy version (if I can do it for the same or less money).
According to Wikipedia, an antique (Latin: antiquus; “old”, “ancient”) is an old collectible item. It is desirable because of its age, beauty, rarity, condition, utility, etc. I’ve heard it said that anything older than 25 years is an antique.
From a simple flower vase to tea set additions to a pot-scrubber holder, you can add old charm in unexpected places.
When I do buy something, I want to use it and not pack it away in a month or two because it is adding to the clutter. The antique purple plate above is one of my favorites, though asymmetrical. It was $2.99….