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Saturday, 5 August 2017

Looking Back on July



Well there goes July...I can't believe how fast this summer is going!  We started our July long weekend with a BBQ with friends at their beautiful home in King City.   (I've had my eye on these chairs for a long time.)




It's hard to believe, but these are faux flowers from IKEA...had me fooled! 






We then had two very different, but equally beautiful, weddings back to back...one was a city wedding at the Gardiner Museum in Toronto & the other was a full on country wedding in Thornbury.


If you follow me on Instagram you've seen some of these pics before & know that I loooove blooms. At the first wedding the flowers were so simple but beautiful in shades of white & cream.  Absolutely stunning with the soft grey tablecloths & white accessories.



See what I mean by very different weddings...we went from beautiful all white bouquets to gorgeous full-on colourful bouquets....so pretty!



Although we had rain for days before this wedding, the sun came out & the wedding day was perfection.  It was in a field surrounded by apple orchards.   






(All photos are mine taken with my iPhone.)


If you want to see more crazy good wedding photos, check out one of my favourites, Sinclair & Moore...so inspiring!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, 15 June 2017

It's Lilac Time!


Just like last year, my beautiful French lilacs are blooming which makes me very happy.  I have about double the amount I had last year, and they seem to be a bit more fragrant this year. 

And just to update you on my faux brick wall, as you can see, it's still going strong!  I've changed the knobs on the dresser to black, got a new round mirror for over the bench, and painted the mirror on the dresser black.  








Monday, 5 June 2017

My Mother's Day Gift to Myself



When you're grocery shopping a few days before Mother's Day and you happen upon THE most amazing purple hydrangeas you've ever seen in your life, YOU BUY THEM!!!  Can you believe how dark these are?  Wow...thank you Superstore!   




And then I found the cutest baskets...above is from HomeSense and the cute one below I scored at Dollarama...because every potted Hydrangea needs a basket!





Sunday, 28 May 2017

Adding Some Green


Just a quick post to show you how I've been adding some life and some green to my space.  Ever since my little break to the tropics, I've been adding tropical plants to my interior.   Although I love gardening, I've never really had much luck with indoor plants.  Most of these I picked up from Home Depot a few months ago, and I'm happy to say they're all still living!!!





I even added two faux fiddle leaf trees from Michael's to the dining room.  Other years I've brought my ferns inside in the Fall (which usually die after a couple of months), so I decided to try faux, and I love them!!!









(All photos are mine taken with my iPhone.)

Can't wait to take some of these outside soon...it's finally starting to warm up here, and I've just started to plant my annuals.  Changing things up a bit outside, so will have some updates for you soon.
Have a great week!

PS I've had some trouble with my computer over the last couple of months, so my posts haven't been as frequent.  Thanks for sticking with me!!!




Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Making a Spring Bouquet


My love for flowers continues... I thought I'd try another vessel arrangement using the same vase I used in this one.  This time I just bought some grocery store greens mixed with pink tulips and carnations.  




It's pretty easy if you want to try it.  Layer in your greens first...it should look pretty good with just the greens... and then it's best if you fill in all the spaces with clusters of the same flower.  The key is not to be afraid.. just try it!  





This is the other side...a totally different look. 


Mine looked very dramatic and abstract at first and then by the next day, as the flowers grew (tulips grow once they are cut) and fell, it became more whimsical.