My dining table insisted on getting dressed for Spring. In fact, it was downright arrogant about it.
Can you blame it?
It’s tired of snow, sleet and ice and has no qualms about jumping the gun this season.
And who am I to argue? (After all, I did promise you in my last post that this one would make you go ohhhhhh and ahhhhh, remember?) 😉
As for me, I was so tired of looking at the same
boring stuff that was here before we left for Florida I wasn’t going to try to change it’s mind, especially after a recent trip to HomeGoods where I fell in love with some items that were quite simply begging me to take them home.
(Sorta like that Pier1 commercial, except I was at HG’s.)
I already had the vase, the napkins and beaded placemats that I made a while ago and were sadly sitting in a drawer all this time. I thought they’d be the perfect complement to the green and yellow theme of this table, as well as the vase.
The flowers I picked up at Michael’s last week. I like how even though they’re fake, they don’t scream ‘HELLLOOOOOO, WE’RE FAKE’!
I painted some simple brown napkin holders I purchased at a garage sale last year with some MMSMP in Luckett Green, and used some spare trim for a little more interest and color.
I just this second noticed how the grapes complement the grapes on the napkin. Totally random on my part.
Here’s a little known fact about me: I eat lemons. I’m not talking about lemon juice squeezed on my salads, or in my water, or anything else for that matter. Although I do that stuff a lot for sure.
I’m talking straight up. I especially like them when they’ve been cooked a bit. It’s no wonder I’m attracted to plates with lemons. 😉
While I really like everything I picked up, there are two things that are my favs. Can you guess what they are?
I’ll spill. Since you’ve seen way too many pics of the flowers, that’s a no brainer. The other item is the white wreath that surround the vase. I love textural things, and both of these deliver. You can manipulate the petals on the wreath in any direction you want also. I use wreaths a lot as centerpieces. Have you ever done that?
Can I get a collective ohhhhhhh ahhhhhhh please?
Now after saying all that, it’s true confession time.
As soon as I finished taking these photos, I removed the wreath and the vase. This is where we eat dinner, and the vase is way too heavy to move every time we sit down. I suppose if we sat at right angles to each other it would be fine and the vase could stay there, but we sit facing each other. I’m kinda bummed because I was looking to brighten this part of my world a little and the flowers did just that. If I come across a lighter vase that I like the flowers will go back to the table. In the meantime, I put it on the fireplace mantel where it looks ‘eh’.
But hey, I got a post out of it at least.
In other news…
We got an RV!! After talking about it for what seems like forever, we finally found something that fits the bill. It’s not the one I told you we saw in Florida. I think that was sold shortly after we looked at it. It’s a bit bigger than we had planned, and it’s a Class A, not a C. I posted a pic on FB but I know I’m not FB ‘friends’ with most of you, I’ll show you some pics soon.
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Don’t answer that.