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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Garden Urns, Winnings and Ferns

I Won! Oh Yes I did!
Isn't it exciting when you are following a giveaway on a favorite blog and you just keep hoping you actually might win?

Suzanne at

Southern Inspirations

was the generous gift giver! She truly has a delightful blog that will no doubt lift your spirits with her upbeat personality and great decorating hints and ideas.

Suzanne, I just received my gift yesterday and have already marked several pages. There are great recipes that look very worthy of trying, plus hints for May Day flower baskets to give and even ideas for April Fool's Day. Thank you so much! You really cheered me up with this gift.

This is really a nice publication jammed packed with great pictures and articles. You just may want to find a copy for yourself, everyone!


On another subject, I wanted to tell you about a little getaway "girls night out" some friends and I enjoyed a few days ago. We traveled just a bit and enjoyed dinner at a nice restaurant plus visiting a gift shop featuring all sorts of springy things to entice our minds and souls. It was sort of a garden urns and lush ferns theme. I actually purchased some urns to use for my upcoming show.

Of course ferns are a great look in these garden pots, but there are also many other ideas for using these little gems.
To the left we have a bit of pink and green springy/summery potpourri ~~~~

Or you might want to use an orb in a round urn for a very different look.

These little orbs are great in urns, or pots and often times just tucked in with books on a shelf. They have been so popular, that I find myself reordering them frequently.

I love, love, love nasturtiums ~ faux ones and yes! even real ones! :-)

I sell this faux one in yellow and a sort of paprika red. They *look* so* real..........

If you like ferns with your urns, I can do that too We have small ones We have medium size ones
We have mixed ferns
What did you say?
You want a royal fern?
Oh! a River fern, okay!
Or perhaps you still prefer a good old fashioned
Boston Fern
Remember, the only water required is just enough to clean them occasionally!
Now don't forget to go pay a visit to Suzanne.
Tell her you came all the way from 47th Street! ;)


Melissa Miller said...

I adore ferns Donna!

It seems to be one of the few plants I can keep alive...LOL!

You have some beauties and have really inspired me.

The orbs are gorgeous.

Have a great evening.
~Melissa :)

Unknown said...

Wow....those Nastursiums look TOTALLY real! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all the other ferns ideas. Looking Good....

Domestic Designer said...

Congratulations! I have that magazine and it has great ideas! Love your urns and arrangements as well. Hope you have a great evening!

Tootsie said...

loving those urns!!!!
congrats on the win

The Raggedy Girl said...

Congrats on the win.

I love the urn with the rounded plant, that is really neat.

Roberta Anne

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Congrats Donna! Love your arrangements. Think I'm partial to the mixed ferns! God Bless! Lauralu :)

Cathy said...

Love the urns!! Congrats on your win!

Anonymous said...

Oh Donna good for you congrats...

Love ferns.....

Kathy :)

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Witty, poetic post title. I love urns, but never think of putting such neat arrangements in them. Congratulations on your win. laurie

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Donna, I love urns and ferns!! I have a lot of both. I enjoyed this post. Congrats on your win. I am off to read your blog. I have missed out on so much. I may never catch up. Hugs, Terrie

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Donna,
I forgot to say Congrats on winning!
I was so excited to see your urns and ferns earlier I missed it. :)

I see Terrie came to visit you and her blog is back.
I paid her a visit tonight as well. She is so kind and I'm glad she put her blog back up and running.

Regarding my comments...?
Can I just tell you I'm baffled on that one.
I seriously have no idea why so many..?
Whan I started my blog I was convinced no one would read it much less comment.
I talk alot so maybe other bloggers feel sorry for me and are trying to shut me up by leaving a sweet comment. LOL!
I am very grateful that you do come by so frequently and comment.
Thank you very much my friend. It does feel nice to give and have support here in Blogland.

Well as usual I am up late and need to hit the hay.

Have a wonderful week.
~Melissa :)

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Donna, thanks for stopping by & leaving a note! Nice to hear from you, I see you are busy as usual with all your arranging. Don't you just love those monogram coffee cups? I have a cappucino every morning in mine!

And yes, the flying bunny on a stick came from Pier One, so check them out right now if you want to get any. I got that one last week...only $2! The 2 sitting bunnies I already had & don't remember where I got them a few years ago.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

OH yes! My kind of plant! They look beautiful. Ferns always warm up a home. Always. Pier One...LOVE that place. I had an absolutely wonderful time there the other day..bought the cutest things. Your home looks just lovey. A ..flying ..bunny on a stick? I THINK you have something there!!!

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Way to go!!! Love the urns( I have an urn fetish) and the ferns( I only have fake ones) Great post!! Talk soon, Chrissy

Miss Janice said...

Congrats on the prize. Love your ferns also!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Oooooh lucky you!

Those nasturtiums are so darn are the ferns! Wowza!!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm gonna hang around yours for awhile, if you don't mind.

Anonymous said...

Morning Donna! I just purchased that magazine but haven't read it yet! My Saturday morning coffee reading!lol I love urns and ferns and have several around here! I'm now getting into the "faux" orchids which I've always loved too! Glad you had a fun girls night out! Now have a great weekend too! Sincerely, Jeannette

Anonymous said...

You have inspired me to spruce up some of my urns this week. Yours are so beautiful. Congrats on your win and ENJOY!