There’s a snap in the air!

fall roses

This week a little cool front has moved in with some much needed rain so I couldn’t resist these roses at Trader Joe’s today.  I popped them in one of my favorite containers…a vintage patina-ed silver pitcher.   It’s such a forgiving vessel when I want to simply cut the stems without a lot of fussing/arranging.  The narrow neck keeps the stems in place, and a dozen roses fit perfectly.  Hope you’re enjoying a little break from the heat wherever you are and your dreams of fall!

fall roses in pitcher

I added a bit of purple statice leftovers from another arrangement.  I have loved this color combination since I was 9 years old and received some stationery with this theme.  It’s my go-to secret for making orange appear all the more vibrant.fall roses with purple.jpg

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A – to – Z Decor Tip

“…you could mind your Ps & Qs too!”

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So the store is out of your initials, but you love the item?  Think outside the cabinet!

I have cherished these homegrown mugs since they first appeared at Anthropologie years ago.  I’ve given them for gifts through the years, and sang their praises for being the perfect shape, weight and design.  I was sad to see my old friends on clearance today which I am assuming means (GASP) the store will no longer be carrying them?  I scanned the shelf of remnants, and of course, could not find any initials for my name or friend/family members’ names.  However, I did find the faithful few which are usually left behind in piles in undesirable monogram land.   I love to give these forlorn initials new life and incorporate some quirk in my cabinet at the same time…X-Y-Z…I’d say that just about covers it, wouldn’t you?  So rush out to your nearest Anthropologie before they’re all gone, forever.  Hey, if you’re in luck, you may find a set of ABCs just in time for school, or you could mind your Ps & Qs too!

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