Hi everyone and happy Tuesday!
Today I would like to welcome Patricia Hall as my guest blogger. She brings us a bouquet of floral inspiration.
For those who are artsy, one terrific possibility is to paint a favorite flower on the walls. For instance, a person could paint sunflowers snaking up the sides of the walls. They could even become the cornerstones of a mural. First the sunflowers, then the grass, then the sky with birds flying in it and the sun shining down... Before long, there's a whole scene on full display, and visitors can marvel at the artistry of this sunflower fan. One can do this with any type of flower, though some varieties may be more striking than others. Another idea is to purchase flower decals and place them on the walls or furniture in an organic fashion. This does not require any particular artistic talent, so it's a nice alternative for those who aren't accustomed to spending much time among paints and brushes. Depending on just how prominent one wants the flowers to be, hanging paintings of those flowers on the walls might be a reasonable option. So might laying down a rug featuring these particular blooms or getting cloth versions of the flowers and placing them in vases around the house. There are all sorts of different ways to express fondness for certain flowers, and any of them can make a house a brighter, more welcoming place.
Of course, one can always put real flowers inside of the house as well. These blooms can be nurtured just as they are outside, but in pots and other enclosures rather than out on the lawn. It can feel less intimidating to tend to a small plant than to a whole garden. Even a single pot of flowers can make a home feel much cheerier, particularly if it is a type of blossom that means something special to the people who live there. Items like hanging baskets and hand-decorated pots can help give the flowers an even more attractive look.
Those who love the look of live flowers but don't want to worry about maintaining them for an extended period of time can always buy flowers frequently, especially if money is not an object. Yes, purchasing bouquets of flowers can become expensive, but free delivery flowers cut down on the expenses related to professional flowers. Buying flowers from a professional florist ensures the quality of the blooms, and all you have to do is make sure they are sufficiently watered. You might be able to stretch out their lives for well over a week. Most people won't want to do this constantly, but it's a great plan for times when guests are expected.
No matter how one decides to do it, incorporating flowers inside of the home is a lovely way to add a touch of outdoor beauty to an interior space. With so many options for sprucing up a house with these sprightly reminders of nature, there's no reason anybody who loves flowers can't make them a part of their decor.
Patricia Hall works part-time for Serenata Flowers an online florist in UK and loves to surround herself with flowers at any given point of time. Even in her free time she loves to involve herself with everything flora and fauna. 'To me there is nothing more beautiful and global as the language of flowers - it is the easiest to understand all around the world in the same way. That is one reason why I truly admire flowers for what they represent in some ways - unity of all mankind!'
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My sincerest apologies for my lack of posting, but I'm in crazy wedding invitation production mode at the moment. Brides from around the globe all seem to be getting married on the same weekend. There are flowers, ribbons, crystals, glitter, paper, glue, and more in my studio, on my dining room table and in the living room. Crazy I tell you!
No one in my family is allowed to bring a Cheerio near the dining table. We are all sitting on the livingroom floor to eat - fun really - good thing they understand.
After March 30th, I will no longer be working my "day job" and will be working full time on my design business - yay!! I'm so excited I could burst. So what does this mean?
Well... a new look to my blog, and more frequent posts about love, life, glamour and celebration! Also, I will be launching my new on-line shop (I know I've been saying this for about a year now, but this time it is true).
And, there will be a big big party, one you won't want to miss.
So, stay tuned...
Inspired by the art of burlesque, the packaging for the new signature scent of Dita Von Teese is the epitome of glamour! From the long silk tassle which adornes every perfume bottle to the stunning details of the packaging - a corset, martini glass, crowned by ostrich feathers all pay tribute to the burlesque dancer.