13 March 2016

Three Uncomplicated Spring Arrangements

Spring cleaning over here. As a family, it's amazing how much we can accumulate, and it's amazing how much I still have to downsize for this home even after almost four years here. But I have made a lot of progress these past few weeks with multiple trips to the Goodwill, and more to come. And as I work, I'm beginning to feel a touch of quiet peace or quiet sweetness in the air. This beautiful brambling wire crown is from Dore's Burlapluxe Etsy shop, and I filled it with dried blooms and a seashell.







































On the table there is a bouquet with an inexpensive bunch of fresh blooms, but the branches have managed to last from last week and even bloom. The arrangement I made has wax flowers, Peruvian lilies, and tree branches.
























Jack Jack the cat is there on the left, and he prefers not to take a photo, unlike Anya. When we are not looking, he is smelling the flowers.












Over here, near the front entry, I added a dish of chocolate eggs.













They look uncommon in a vintage pink pedestal dish.

All casual and uncomplicated...
My spring mantel is here.
Happy garden days ahead.
8)(8  xoxo  :)
Su

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  1. I love the crown and who couldn't not resist chocolate Easter eggs in a pretty pink dish.
    Good for you on the Spring cleaning. Getting everything in its place before the dog days of summer. I have a feeling they're around the corner way to soon:(.
    Kathleen in Az

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    1. I agree. I think we are a month ahead this year due to the el Nino. xoxo Su

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  2. I love your Easter decors. The crown is fantastic!
    Hugs
    Alessandra

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  3. So pretty. I love little touches of spring...and your cat! ;)

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    1. Isn't he funny! I've tried to film him doing things like smelling the flowers and playing the piano, but he stops as soon as he sees me. xoxo Su

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  4. I see what I am missing: a batch of lovely foil covered Easter eggs! Your spring touches look great!

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    1. Thank you, Vee. I agree. Those simple foiled Hershey's eggs always look festive. xoxo Su

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  5. I love the match of flowers, sea shell and the vintage crown! It makes an absolutely captivating décor.

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    1. Thank you, Maya. I love the crown too. xoxo Su

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  6. So pretty! You have me thinking it's time to pull out some spring decorations. Have a happy one, Su!
    xoxo,
    Lin

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    1. Thank you, Lin. Have a wonderful week. xoxo Su

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  7. So pretty Su. Doesn't have to be complicated to be beautiful. Love these accents.
    Have a great week. xo

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    1. Thank you, CM. At times, I like to do things simply or reinvent, so I don't have to clean up or get anything new. :) Thank you for visiting. Have a lovely week. xoxo Su

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  8. Love how uncomplicated and serene your look is Su!

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    1. Thank you, DD. Have a wonderful week. xoxo Su

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  9. I love the simple serenity of your arrangements, Su. Your mantel is pretty, too.

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    1. Thank you, Nancy. Have a wonderful week. xoxo Su

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  10. Hi Su,
    Us too - donating to Restore and Goodwill on our on going purge of the basement. Collected and stored over the years and now we ask why did we choose to hang onto items not displayed and long forgotten. So I'm right there with you with the Spring clean and fling, lol.

    The crown looks pretty with the display of dried flowers and sea shell. Doré's crowns are so gorgeous and I too move mine around and display in different ways. I always admire your creative touchs in your home. Touches inspired with whimsy and delight.

    I love how you display your flowers and I really like the texture and color's in this one you posted. I too love galvanized buckets, French floral. I recently found an adorable smaller bucket (7 inches high) on eBay that as I type is displaying Pink roses. (I'lll send you a photo by email)

    Love the square rose colored depression glass compote bowl. Looks so pretty for Spring and Ahhh the foil wrapped eggs.
    Enjoy your week.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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    1. Thank you, Vera, so enjoyed the photo. Restore is great and so is Stardust. Do you have Stardust? That's Goodwill's version of Restore.

      Have a wonderful week. xoxo Su

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    2. Hi Su, no Stardust just traditional Goodwill stores in Philadelphia. Restore and Goodwill plus a local charity for kids are my favorites to donate to. I love the name Stardust.
      xoxo,
      Vera

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    3. It is a nice sounding name. Maybe they will eventually have it there too. I think there are two in our area. There is a Restore too, but it is 30 miles north of here. xoox Su

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  11. I love the flowers in the galvanized container and the eggs in the pretty dish. It's looking very seasonal and cheerful in your home :)

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    1. Thank you, Julie. Do you like using the Google system? I clicked back and I got your page. It was very lovely, but it was hard to find the link to your blog. By the way, I do enjoy following you on Instagram. xoxo Su

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    2. Su, I had been using Google comments for a long time. Then I disabled those and about a year-and-a-half with of comments has disappeared. I guess I'd better look into the whole Google "thing" if you had a hard time finding me. I'm not really sure how to remedy that. Thanks for letting me know!!
      I also enjoy following you on Instagram :)

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    3. Thank you, Julie. When I click the top of your page, it gives me a profile. You have so many beautiful features on your page, but it was hard to find your blog link or post. Can the blog link be near the top? I have no idea, because I have not be able to change the name on mine to my blog, that's why I have not used the feature. I enjoy visiting your blog. xoxo Su

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  12. Aw....your little spring vignettes are so sweet and pretty! Did I miss something? Are y'all moving???

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    1. Hi, RJ. No. I am just still trying to get rid of all the stuff I had when we moved to this home, which is quite a bit smaller compared to our last home. I have just taken so long to do it. I had a lot of the stuff in the shed, and prior to that my spouse's office. Well when we fixed up the office, we cleaned out that stuff. When we fixed up the shed, we had to do it all over again. Unfortunately, the better stuff was in the shed, so that has been harder to prune. xoxo Su

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  13. Dear Su:
    I see Jack hiding there - so cute! Maybe he is in his "shy" mode! I love these natural arrangements. Darling. So glad you shared and linked!

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    1. Thank you, Bernideen. He is so funny. Almost every time I pull out the camera he moves away. He plays on the piano too. xoxo Su

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    1. They're not complicated at all, but so, so very beautiful and charming, my dearest Su, thank you for sharing them !

      Hope your week is off to a great start, I wish you wonderful days to come, sending love and dear hugs to you

      Dany

      P.S.: I'm sorry I had to delete my previous comment, dearie, but I did such a mess, forgive me !

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    2. Thank you, Dany. That's okay. Have a wonderful week. xoxo Su

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  15. ALL so pretty but I was FINE until I saw those eggs..now I'm craving chocolate, LOL! :)

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    1. Thank you, Deb. When I was another blog, I wanted pie! xoxo Su

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  16. Hi dear Su ,, que bonitas imágenes , me encanto como usted está muy preparada para recibir la Pascua de resurrección con esos huevitos

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  17. I adore your table centerpiece and the little touches of Spring that you put around your home. Aahhh...Spring cleaning...makes one feel good, doesn't it?

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    1. Thank you, Lori. Spring Cleaning sure does feel good. xoxo Su

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  18. Those dried flowers and the seashells are perfect with the wire crown!
    So pretty photos again!
    Have a lovely week!

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    1. Thank you, Susanna. Have a wonderful day. xoox Su

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  19. Lovely, all, but the galvanized metal container is my favourite.

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    1. Thank you, Pondside. Have a wonderful week. xoxo Su

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  20. We are in the process of moving to a smaller home with much more land. Although we've been able to decide to let go of quite a bit, there is still a whole lot we're keeping. I read your reply to the lady who asked if you were moving and can already see that scenario for us. We'll be starting by storing our stuff in huge hay shed, and then I fore-see much moving of boxes into other rooms, garage, shop, etc until I've finally decided on where to land things. You've done a wonderful job and things look serene and inviting in your home.

    Love the brambly crown.

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    1. Thank you, Kathy. So there will be more room for the sweet lambs and miniature goats? This sounds wonderful and an adventure! I staged what I was going to move in or out from my spouse's office and that shed for years. There are pieces that do work, but can't be in here right now, and there are pieces that will never work, but it has taken me a long time to figure it out. There was also so much else to do than unpack, because there were repairs and renovation. Have a wonderful week. xoxo Su

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  21. I love your flowers, shells and candy...really pretty...
    after almost 3 yrs here (it will be 4 years next Oct) and I am still going thru boxes in the garage....just about to get it all done, tho, and I love having less stuff...makes me feel good.

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    1. Hi, BJ. You too! I agree. It does make one feel better to have less. xoxo Su

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  22. Beautiful decorations with the crown. Love it
    Hugs from here

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    1. Thank you, Bente. Have a wonderful week. xoox Su

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  23. Que bonitos centros y esa flor blanca seca precioso muy original. Te espero en mi bloc. Como dice el poema de esta semana este post va de ..."rosa que l'amor si posa" espero que os guste elracodeldetall.blogspot.com

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  24. It is lovely Su. The crown with dried roses and a shell is so gentle in beauty. The simple changes in seasons are my favorite. xx Kerrie

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  25. I too am cleaning out my house! It's amazing how much you accumulate! I really love that pretty floral arrangement.
    I hope you have a nice week.
    Julie

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    1. Thank you, Julie. Have a wonderful week. xoxo Su

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  26. Lovely arrangements!!! I have been bringing in limbs of wisteria....it smells so wonderful!
    The princess Posie cat would be TASTING the flowers if you turned your back.....she LOVES to eat flowers, and we have to be careful what we bring home :^)
    Blessings to you,
    J

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    1. Thank you, J. Wisteria sounds wonderful. Fortunately, he does not try to eat them. But I do have a cat that likes to eat strange things, but not flowers. xoxo Su

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  27. Beautiful signs of spring Su! Dore is so talented!
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thank you, Jann. I agree. Happy St. Patrick's Day tomorrow. xoxo Su

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  28. Oh, it never ends! I went though a major declutter a few months ago and already it is creeping back in :-) But never mind, what lovely arrangements! My favorite is the first one, I love what you did with crown and Dore is amazing.
    Amalia
    xo

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  29. That bouquet of flowers is fabulousl

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    1. Thank you, Carol. I like arranging flowers. xoxo Su

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  30. Very lovely. Glad to see the spring touches.

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    1. Thank you, Lorri. Happy St. Patrick's Day tomorrow. xoxo Su

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  31. Hi Su, I like your casual way of spring decorating very much! To me it feels like not decorating to achieve perfection, but to appreciate the beauty of the little things in life that bring us joy. Love your spring bouquet and the Easter eggs in the vintage dish: So simple, so easy and so elegant! Well done!
    Warm regards,
    Christina

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    1. Thank you, Christina. I agree with your philosophy. It's wonderful. Happy St. Patrick's Day tomorrow. xoxo Su

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  32. You have such a great eye.
    You seem to take just a few simple pieces and make they lovely
    and even peaceful.
    Peaceful perfect.

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    1. Thank you, Cindi, for the sweet visit. I'm so sorry about the loss of your little sweet dog. You have such a big heart for those in most need of a rescue. xoox Su

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  33. I adore your pink dish! The arrangements are all so stunning. You should link up this wonderful post at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

    Have a wonderfully Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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    1. Thank you, Laura. Happy St. Patrick's Day! xoxo Su

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  34. These are the sweetest touches of spring! I like your simple flower collection in the bucket. And Dore's little crown frames your touches of nature beautifully. A very nice way to welcome the season!

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    1. Thank you, Jacqueline. Happy St. Patrick's Day. xoxo Su

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  35. Such beautiful images here today, Su. You and I do spring the same way. Most of it actually happens outside at my house with just a few touches inside. Lots of cleaning here too. :)

    Thank you for joining Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

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    1. Thank you, Stacey. Yes, it is nice to keep it easy indoors. xoxo Su

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  36. Pretty pictures. I need to get some of those chocolate eggs a.s.a.p.

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    1. Thank you, Valerie. It's nice to see the Hershey's eggs; I don't think I saw them last year at all. Maybe it depends on where I shopped. xoxo Su

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  37. I love the pink dish and chocolate eggs.
    xx oo
    Carla

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    1. Thank you, Carla. That little dish was a pretty find for just a few dollars. I like to do my home shopping in the second hand or vintage stores. xoxo Su

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  38. THANKS so much for your comment telling me about Ikea...I am excited to go over to their site and check them out...we don't have a store here but there's one in Dallas...350 miles away....thanks again, sweet girl.

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    1. You are welcome, B.J. Love that store, because it is inexpensive, and I love altering something. xoxo Su

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  39. Beautiful decorations...♥♥♥ the bucket of spring flowers and greenery.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you, Marigene. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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  40. I love the flower arrangement on your table!

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    1. Thank you, Magali. I had fun. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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  41. Beautiful flower arrangement, indeed! That pink dish with the chocolate eggs is swoonnnn...
    Thanks for your sweet comment and for your answer about my dishes een Talabera, no they're not, they were made back at our Ceramic Co., hubby has for 30 years and sold it seven years ago. I had 14 different designs and I have four. I explain a little about them in the same post.
    FABBY

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    1. Thank you, Fabby. Your dishes are so pretty. I have a small collection of brightly colored Talavera. The firing process your husband was using gave them beautiful deep color. I love that. xoxo Su

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  42. Super stunning pictures. I am always surprised how much we accumulate too, really need to find some time to have a sort out.

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    1. Thank you, Imogen. It is surprising. Have a wonderful week. xoxo Su

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  43. I love the crown....it's lovely! Jack Jack. Sweet boy! My husband flips when he sees my cat on the table! You can't beat chocolate eggs in a gorgeous pink dish! xo Jen

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