Flowers Indoors and Out
Hey there friends! It’s time for our monthly blog hop, and this month we are all sharing how we have used flowers in our homes! I hope you enjoyed seeing what Summer Adams has done with flowers this month! Her beautiful styling never disappoints! I wanted to show you what I’ve been up to around my home for Spring. I love having fresh cut flowers in my home weekly. Sometimes it’s just one bouquet, and sometimes it’s several bunches! That’s the case this week! In addition to that, we’ve also recently added some new landscaping to the front yard, so I thought I’d share a few pictures of that with you too. Let’s take a look at How I’ve Used Flowers: Indoors and Out!
I took another trip to my new favorite place, United Wholesale Flowers (and I’m not being paid to say that!) It really is! This time around, I picked up some white and pink ranunculus, pink dahlias, and some silver dollar eucalyptus. I also went to the backyard and snipped a few of my pink roses that have just begun to bloom.
Wall paint: On the Rocks by Sherwin Williams, Rug, vases, plates, towel and bowls from HomeGoods.
I put these white ranunculus in these cute little pale pink vases.
I loved the way the sunlight was highlighting these dahlias as I was putting them in a vase.
This is one of my favorite vases, and I have it in a couple colors! The white is always classic and suits any long stemmed flowers well. I found it at HomeGoods. I added the silver dollar eucalyptus to the vase for added color and texture. I actually love using the silver dollar eucalyptus with many of my arrangements. I love the gray green leaves, the scent, and how they give my arrangements a ‘vintage feel’, (if that makes sense). The white wood bead chandelier above is from World Market. It’s a great, less expensive option, compared to some of the many beautiful (expensive) options out there.
Here are a pretty little bunch of coral ranunculus in a simple white vase. I think they look lovely next to my pale pink Nicole Miller lamps. I found the lamps at HomeGoods a few months ago, and I just had to take them home with me. I’ve had so many people ask me how they can get them, and I wish I could tell you! You know the thrill of the chase, when it comes to HomeGoods. Here’s a link to a few similar lamps though.
Here’s a view before I added my silver dollar eucalyptus to the coral ranunculus. I love both looks.
Here are a few beautiful pink roses that I clipped from the backyard. I love the dimension of color in these roses. They start off dark pink, but get paler and even a tiny bit coral in the center. The longer they are in the vase, the more pale they become too. I love them at each stage.
Basket, vase, dish, blanket and pillows from HomeGoods, (except that black and white polka dot which is from Home and Fabulous.)
Now let’s take a peek outside. If you recall, my husband and I decided to give the exterior of our home a little revamp last year. We changed the whole look, from the brick on the facade of the house, to the hardscape and landscape. You can read more about that here. Also, in the past few weeks, we have finally been able to add some flowers and trees to the yard. You can take a look here to see what my yard looked like BEFORE, and what some of my original inspirations were.
Here are a few pictures of the porch, but I realized I snapped these before the pretty wood chips were laid in the flower beds. I’ll share updated pictures soon.
I added these cute little boxwood rounds. I chose these, versus the larger types that you can grow into a hedge because I just love the look of the rounds. Since this picture was taken a couple weeks ago, they’ve already grown a little chubbier!
If you’ll notice in this next picture, there is a mound over on the far side of the yard. After waiting through a very rainy winter, I finally planned out a little landscape theme for that area. (This photo was taken during planting).
Here’s what it looks like now with some of the succulents, trees and flowers I chose for it. (You can see my husband in the background watering).
We added a little pathway of quartz rock for the kids to walk across. Around the bottom the hill, we planted a green succulent ground cover that will spread and cover most of the lower portion of the hill.
Here’s a view from the other side. I chose these lime green succulents to line the pathway with. They will grow and fill in a bit more, in time. This area gets a lot of shade, due to the big oak trees that are planted at the parkway, so we had to choose shade loving plants.
Of course, I added pink flowers. You’ll also see succulents and lots of white flowers.
These pink flowers are called Godetia.
The tree you see in the background is called a Viburnum Popcorn. It develops these beautiful white flowers that look like popcorn! ( I also think they look very similar to hydrangeas, only much smaller).
I also look the green, glossy leaves!
We’ve planted a few white hydrangeas, that aren’t blooming just yet, but I am so excited to see them when they do! When I was planning my yard, I knew I wanted to add hydrangeas because they are one of my favorite flowers. I always buy them when I’m shopping for cut flowers, so I figured I might as well plant them, and snip them from my own yard to bring inside! Once they start blooming, I’m sure I’ll be photographing them often.
These flowers are tiny, but sweet nonetheless. They’re called Dogwood trees. Anyway, I’ll be sharing the rest of the yard in a blog post soon. For now, I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing how I’ve used flowers inside and outside my home. Now, head over to my darling friend Janine’s blog at Happy Happy Nester to see how she has used florals in her home. I have to say, she’s pretty darn amazing, so I know you’ll be happy to see what she has done. By the way, Janine is also the one who organizes our group of bloggers each month to share our monthly posts with you! Did I already say she’s amazing??
Be sure to stop by the rest of the blogger’s homes to see more wonderful floral inspiration as well: