Tablescapes, Home Decor, Thrifting, Cooking

Tuesday, May 12, 2009



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Do you love them?     

         {why does it look crooked in the picture?  It doesn’t in person ~~ really!}


I think most people do.  To me they are just such a classic look and so versatile, working strongly in so many areas like mantles, dressers, and sofa tables.  These sold out quickly at my spring show and I just received a new shipment.  This time I’m grabbing one for myself before they are gone again.  ;)

There are many versions of this time tested form and in my experience most people like them with the exception of men….isn’t that interesting?PICT0042            


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Just ordered some of these trees today to possibly place in a bank entrance ~~ two of them flanking the entry doors.  The one pictured is an old, rather sorry one of mine.




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I have a new award and a new friend!  Peggy at Peg’s Life in the Button Jar has given me this sweet award:



Go over and say hi to Peggy.  She does the most amazing things with a pair of scissors.  You have GOT to see her talents with papercutting.  I had no idea people did such things ~~~ Her TALENT is something else! 


This is such a fun part of blogging ~~ meeting new friends and learning all the fun projects that others enjoy doing.


            and my project for the day is



Til next time   ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 

       enjoy your day whatever you are doing.


Domestic Designer said...

Congratulations on your award! I love topiaries! Have a great day!

Brenda Pruitt said...

For some reason I have never had luck with topiaries. I wonder if I watered them too much or something? Blogging friends are a special group, I've discovered. Makes for great friends!

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

And you do have a lovely blog! Congrats Donna! I love topiaries! Yours are so nice! I love your project! I've been out working in the yard this afternoon trying to plant some before the next rain! We've had a wet spring! But that's a good thing...the last couple of years have been very dry! You take care girlfriend! God Bless you today! Lauralu :)

Anonymous said...

I have always loved topiaries. I love your new project. I wish my cats would allow me to have floral arrangements!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Lovely topiaries! Was in Old Towne Alexandria on Saturday night for dinner with some friends and many of the old row homes boasted topiaries out front. So classy! :)

Nancy Rosalina said...

Congrats on your award!
Now, about topiaries...I HEART them! I have toooooo many in my house, I even have towels with topiaries on them and rugs...etc...I have a topiary sickness, I'm sure...LOL :)
Enjoyed you post! Nancy

Melissa Miller said...

Topiaries are one of my all time favorite decor' items! Love all shapes and styles.

Your new blog design looks pretty Donna!

Congrats on the well deserved award my friend.
~Melissa :)

Ginger said...

Hi Donna:
Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving me a comment. I love to meet new people. I read your profile and got a kick out of it when you said it's okay to have faux flowers. I am so glad cause I have them all over my house. lol. I've always liked them, even when everyone says they aren't in style any more. I just don't like dusting them too much.
I like your blog.

Sandra said...

Hello! Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving me a comment. :) I came by to visit your blog and I love the topiaries! I'll make sure to visit your blog more often.

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Hi Donna!
Thanks for stopping by and saying hello. How anyone can actually "like" ironing is beyond me, lol. My "stepwife" loves ironing too. She says it's "therapeutic". That's a bit how I feel about making my bed and arranging pillows and such.
Well, I enjoyed my visit and want to say congrats on your award! Good for you! I hope you get to plant your flowers soon. I'd love to see some good rain around here, but I fear our rainy season (such as it is) is over :0(.
I hope you have a fantastic day!

Anonymous said...

Morning Donna! I love topiaries! I tried to clip two bushes outside my front entrance into topiaries (of course I destroyed them and last weekend they were removed!lol) I best stick to the "faux" ones!!! This one is adorable (crooked and all - just kidding)! I must check out Peg's site as I want to learn paper cutting! I'm sure I'll get some inspiration! Have a great week - Jeannette

The Raggedy Girl said...

I love them, the lady down the street has one that looks like a cactus but it is an evergreen.

The Raggedy Girl

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Just beautiful all of them. I need new arrangements in my home badly!!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Donna, I love topiaries, and you have shown some great ones on here! Congratulations on your award. You deserve it.
I'm so sorry you have trouble commenting on my blog. Nobody else has said anything about it, but if you can't comment, you can't tell me about it! I wonder if there's something I can do about it. laurie