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Friday, February 25, 2011

Oh Boy! Spring in a Box



UPS paid a visit to my door today.  Miss Magnolia was the first to investigate the contents.  She could be in a very sound sleep but if something new enters the house she is on duty to check it out.  Sound familiar cat lovers?


I am so pathetic.  New ferns were waiting to be discovered inside the box.  Being so excited I sat on the floor and fluffed open a couple of them so I could see how I liked them.


This one….



Or was it this one??


……..reminded me of some I saw in Pottery Barn




Is it just me or does this excite you too?  Tomato Red tulips! 


When I ordered this little forsythia pick I didn’t remember it had a little nest with an egg attached!!  Oh!  Extra fun!



Now I’m all excited and ready to go downstairs and work.

Here are some recent thrift store and TJMaxx container finds.

Don’t you love the old wicker vase?


Notice the little chippy footed urn in the middle??

Look closely  ~~~




Doesn’t it look interestingly a lot like this little chippy, footed urn pictured below??  Um hum….it does.  I do believe it’s the same urn.


The one in the first picture (above) in my workroom is from Goodwill.

The one shown below was a picture I took inside of Anthropology for a few $$$$’s more! 

Score Donna!!




I just sold this rather contemporary arrangement through my designer friend yesterday.  It’s going in front of a mirror.



Business has been a little slow since Christmas but I definitely see signs of it picking up.


I hope you have enjoyed your visit today.  Be sure to leave a comment so I know you were here.

Are you like me and thinking of Spring?  Who cares that it’s snowing again today!


I am linking up with


Bargain Hunting with Laurie



And also Linking up to Funky Junk’s Saturday Nite Special.

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special


Blondie's Journal said... have some beautiful plants there...are they real or faux...I'm not sure if you work with silk plants or not. They are beautiful!

Your kitty is cute! The yare nosy! lol!!

I am SO ready for spring!!


Miss Char said...

Donna, I remember what a treat it was when the boxes would start rolling in from Market. It was like Christmas all over again.

lvroftiques said...

Donna I would love to open up that box with you! All those neat plants to fluff and prettify!
And score you! Don't you just LOVE when that happens? I'm thinking of doing a regular post called "like mine" because I get such a kick finding my cheap...ahem inexpensive finds at other places for big buckos! *winks* Vanna

Terri Steffes said...

What fun! I like seeing things go from "the box" to "the creation!" I love that Goodwill wins again!

Paula@SweetPea said...

I love seeing your creations. The person who ordered your contemporary arrangement is sure to be pleased with it. Have fun playing with your new florals!

Kimberly said...

You make beautiful arrangements. I am new to your blog - do you sell them online? said...

I like the chippy urn! Great find! I need to get some ferns. Maybe artificial is the way to go. Yours look lovely!

I left you a little bloggy love. Come and see!

Maggie said...

Visiting you for the first time today thru Laurie's meme, your arrangement is so pretty.
How great it must be to have such beautiful things shipped straight to your door.

Debbiedoos said...

Hi Donna, I am digging those cute little chippy pots...they are great. I love ferns too, very pretty. Have a great day! XO

Cathy said...

As I always say..."You're so talented!" I love the GW container finds.

Look forward to seeing all your beautiful arrangements.

Doris said...

My kitty was the same way. Always had to check things out =)

You are very talented. Beautiful arrangement! And I love shopping at TJ Maxx. It takes me forever when I shop there!

Mary Bergfeld said...

I envy you the contents of that box. You really have brought spring into your home. Have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

southerninspiration said...

that must be so fun, especially if it's a bit chilly still. We are having full spring on, but to be teased with some lower temps this week in the evenings. Things are starting to bud out though!
I am with Paula....your client will be thrilled!

love your creations!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Donna, I DO think that is the same urn! How amazing that it turned up at GW, and how smart of you to grab that up! Your order of Spring flowers made me really start wishing for warmer temps. I know you probably have to start thinking of each season well in advance, but this year, I've been thinking of Spring for a very long time. I'm so tired of being cold. Thank you so much for linking to Favorite Things. laurie

Emreen said...

Luv the flower arrangement ... so oo lovely !!!

Kelley said...

Love it! Soooo jealous of your finds.

Have a great week.