August 3, 2017

One thing leads to another!

Yes, it is true. 

One thing leads to another. 

The other day when I was making a quick arrangement with some new stems (from Hobby Lobby) I began playing with another container. 

I just wanted to see what my palm looking stems would look like in my Chinoiserie jar.  

I wanted to see if I should pick up a few more stems...or not. :-) They are on sale this week at my local HB. 

Yes...I think I do. 

I want a few more stems to use around the house. 

The green stems and my blue/white jars look nice together. 

But then...what does not look great with blue and white porcelain pieces? :-)

OK...I guess you see my point by now. My blue and white porcelain pieces are workhorses in my over all decorating scheme. 

Here is a closeup of the silks in my previous arrangement. And here is that post if you missed it.  I have never seen any just like these. They work very nicely for a transition from summer to fall. 

And here we have late summer in a corner of my dining room / studio looking nicer with some greenery. 

This was just a quick little post, but I wanted to share with you. You may want to do something similar. 

It is transition time for our home decor as we phase from bright summer flowers to more subdued shades. Though I am happy with pretty greenery from spring through Christmas. 

Until the next time...

My Kentucky Living
My Kentucky Living

Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.


  1. Sheila, I love the blue and white too. It's very addictive. Someone will be very happy to get our "stuff" one day.
    I think you need a shorter bunch of fru fru or tie them together down inside the jar and maybe one more branch. There is a void in the center. Looks great in either vessel.

  2. I like the way you included the lid to one of the jars as a separate item, unusual and fun too.

  3. The new stems look like they could be a workhorse in your decor. Love all your blue and white...classic..

  4. You are right- EVERYTHING looks good with blue and white pieces. I am not quite ready to transition to Fall yet---even though it is my favorite season. I am loving our summer this year but it has been way too short. xo Diana

  5. Sheila,
    I agree. Blue and white pieces go with everything. Since we're still pretty hot here, I'm not ready to think about Fall that won't arrive until late October.


  6. Love the classic look of the blue and white pieces. The new stems work well- HL is a good source for some of the silks aren't they! We are finally going to have one here but it isn't even built yet. Currently I have to travel about 80 miles to get to one. Needless to say I don't get there very often.

  7. I like the look. I generally use the stems going from Christmas to spring. I think this is a nice change. Of course you can't go wrong with the blue and white. It looks beautiful.

  8. Those are great stems, I haven't seen those particular ones, and they look great in your chinoiserie. I love the pretty blue and white porcelain. That is what is on my own dining table! Thanks for sharing at Celebrate Your Story!

  9. I agree, one thing does lead to another... Funny how that is! I get playing sometimes and photographing, then before I know it three hours have gone by and what vignette started out one way turns out completely different! ;)

    Happily pinning to my Decorating board, (still love your new vase!),
    Barb :)

  10. Ohhh you are soooo right. Its a snowball affect. LOL You just cannot beat blue and white in any setting. Love, love, love. And thanks for tip about the HL stems I will go see if mine are too.


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