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Monday, February 18, 2013

A Not So Floral Arrangement

Before I get to today's post, I just wanted to let you know about a contest that I've entered and how you can help me become one of the final 12 contestants.

Monica and Jess from East Coast Creative are having a Creating With The Stars contest.  CWTS is the ultimate creative DIY competition that pairs 12 contestants with 12 of blogland's biggest stars to duke it out over 4 weeks. Only one team will make it to the end to claim the Grand Prize. The best part? You, the readers, choose the winners!

I've decided to submit one of my more popular posts, my flexible meal planning / kitchen command center.
You can check out the original post HERE.

The first 11 contestants will be chosen by the Blog Stars and East Coast Creative, but #12 will be chosen by popularity in the link party.  So go on over to East Coast Creative and give my thumbnail a click.  The most viewed link will be chosen as contestant #12.   

OK, back to the title of the post, a not so floral arrangement.

Last summer I picked up this greenery arrangement at a yard sale for $3.
It was simple and not flowery - the total opposite of our previous arrangement.

See what I mean?

We have this ledge above our front door and it just looked odd and empty without anything there.  The previous owners had some topiaries on either side.  I checked into getting those and for about $200 I could get some that were large enough, but I didn't want to spend that much money on fake flowers and I haven't found anything similar at yard sales.

My ever helpful mother found this traditional (and traditional I really mean old fashioned) looking floral arrangement at a yard sale a few years ago.  She thought it would be perfect for the ledge above our door.

Well, it was better than nothing.  And it helped to mask all the paper airplanes and darts that eventually got stuck up there.

So after getting my new arrangement, I climbed up on a ladder to remove the old arrangement and clean off all the paper airplanes, darts and dust.

I put the new arrangement in place and loved it right away.  So much simpler and more my style.

Don't you agree?

Making a house a home takes time, especially if you are on a budget and can't run out and buy everything brand new all at once.

What little things have you done to make your house fit your style?
Anyone else have a ledge above their front door?  What do you display there?

Thanks for stopping by,