Today I’ve got something very special to share and I hope you think so too. Not too long ago my friend Anita, from Cedar Hill Farmhouse, asked me if I was interested in a monthly DIY Tips and Tricks event that she was putting together. Well…I didn’t hesitate one second before saying “yes!” You see…Anita and her family have a real, honest-to-goodness farmhouse…as do the other two bloggers, KariAnne from Thistlewood Farms and Yvonne from StoneGable. I am so happy to be able to share not only my tips and tricks…but theirs too, along with their amazing homes.
The grocery store.
A friend’s garden.
Use what you have and don’t make it hard. One of my favorite things to do is cut greenery from plants in my landscaping. I also sometimes cut tree branches and bring them inside. The different seasons offer different options. Right now, mums are absolutely everywhere…as are gourds. Look no further than the produce department of your grocery store for inspiration.
Pumpkins and squash have amazing color and texture. When Christmas rolls around there will be red or green apples, pomegranates and everyone’s favorite, cranberries. Lemons and limes are great in the spring and summer.
The wheat is left over from the wheat wreath I made for my front door. So…the false indigo was a freebie, the wheat was a left over and I already had the jars. Basically a free vignette for my coffee table.
One of my favorite things in the whole world are dried flowers. I have loved them forever. Lavender is, of course, what I think of first when someone says “dried flowers.” But don’t forget other flowers from your garden.
I have three puny, first year limelight hydrangeas. They produced the most amazing blooms and they were so plentiful that I couldn’t even cut them all. Some of them dried right on the bush. I cut them a few days ago and brought them in.
Thank you for stopping by…see you in a few days!