With summer in full swing I had to take advantage of some of Tennessee’s finest and make my own Summer Farmhouse Centerpiece.
The cool thing:
It was COMPLETELY FREE!!
We have been busy around here working on our yard. And when my hubby gets in the cutting mood, well it’s going down:
So, we have been able to do Cole Family Crossfit, it’s called hauling limbs then running back uphill. All of that yard work not only made the yard look nice, but I was able to reap the benefit of it: wood planks.
When you are doing the farmhouse look, wood goes a long way. So I just sat it underneath my centerpiece and
As a mom of 4 who stays at home, I try to save money anyway I can. We’ve had this running debate since we got married about buying flowers. They stay beautiful for a a couple days, a week if you are lucky. So we came to the conclusion that that is not the best way to spend our money. But when it comes to flowers I love them. God made them, He’s the best artist there is, and I can’t help but enjoy His handiwork.
As a kid I remember going to my grandmother’s house. She had daffodils, roses, irises, honeysuckles. I remember the tastes, sampling the honeysuckles on the bank and working so diligently for the stigma to pull out just a drop of that sweet honey. I remember the smell of daffodils, they are still my favorite to this day. I feel like spring begins when I smell the first daffodil of the season. And the irises, the deep, deep purple hues. Absolutely breathtaking.
And I still enjoy the beauty to this day. So when I get a chance to bring it inside, I jump at it.
It’s simple, just open your eyes to the beauty around you.
You don’t have to go to the store to buy a bouquet, but if that works for you go for it!! I know some cities are lucky enough to have a farmer’s market where they have all kinds of fresh flowers (We would be broke if I lived there and went to that). But, I looked in the garden, I had all kinds of sunflowers blooming so I used some of those. On the way home from church today I saw a nearby neighbor’s crepe myrtles in full bloom. I just went to their front door, introduced myself and they were more than happy to let me have some snippets. Just those few colors and now we have a masterpiece.
I used one of my jars that I had painted from my diy chalk paint. (If you missed it, make sure and check it out here when I used it on a chest). I literally ran down into the basement and located the jar. Then I grabbed a scrap piece of ribbon I had lying around and tied it around the jar.
Put it all together and you get this:
Literally, it came out of the yard and look how stunning it is! So, if you are looking to brighten up your room, just look outside and see God’s creation! Hey, you may even make a new friend 🙂