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Sunday, June 3, 2012


I WISH I could say these breath-taking PEONIES are from our garden.  
 I went a bit flower CRAZY when I stepped into our local TRADER JOE'S and saw these lovelies.  
 As the blooms open, I place them in mason jars spreading their beauty to each room in our home.
 Yes, I love JOE!
Dining room centerpiece
Fresh flowers always inspire me to decorate.  The PINK HYDRANGEA plants are from....TRADER JOE'S, of course.  I placed 3 large plants in my old dough bowl (thanks, Janet!)
 I added a candle wrapped in a "sweater" I made, a metal crown, a Madonna statue, a few twigs, books...
 and a vintage birdhouse (thanks, Nikki!)
I love these vintage player piano scrolls.  Thanks, Bev and Nick!
On the other side of the dough bowl I placed another Madonna statue inside a glass enclosure I filled with old books.  I'm sure my husband is wondering why there isn't room on our dining room table for plates! 
 I also made a few changes to the living room.  See what fresh flowers can do?
 I moved our small round table and rustic chair from near the armoire to a cozy spot behind our overstuffed chair.
This yard sale find has a new home in front of our overstuffed chair.  Love the original chippy paint and the New York shipping tag on the bottom.  The storage is also a PLUS!
I purchased this old basket from the Topanga Vintage Flea Market (Thanks, Marilyn!)  While our fireplace isn't in use, I like the basket on our hearth.  I lined the basket with a curtain panel from Jeanne d'Arc Living which you can find here.

Yes, I love JOE!  He sells gorgeous flowers and motivates me to rearrange our home.  


Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Gorgeous photos Cindy!! And those Peonies too!! I'm sooo disappointed that our Peony plants didn't bloom this year :( Will have to wait until next year, and hope that no frost gets to them again.

NanaDiana said...

Cindy-What a gorgeous post. I love everything you did and those peonies are just beautiful! You have a great eye for putting things together- xo Diana

Elyse said...

hi cindy!

i keep checking my local joe but no peonies (yet).

sorry to be so out of touch. it's been a deadlinepalooza around here 24/7 for me. i still need to pop over to CPS and place an order.

lovely touches around your beautiful home, as always!


Linda Carole Bloom said...

Just discovered your blog at Market Monday, I love the pink peonies - can't have them anymore since I moved to the woods. And congratulations on the publication!! Love, your new follower, Linda

Tonita said...

You certainly have an eye for decor. Your home is just beautiful and so warm and inviting.