Finding joy in the little things like morning coffee out of one of my favorite espresso mugs that I made and kept for myself, and how cheerful my new spider plant is.
Confession: I almost killed all my house plants during my move to Connecticut.
Does your mom have a farm house style? Then I have the perfect mother's day gift for you.
The perfect mother's day gift is this pair of farm house white pitcher and travel mug. This white pitcher makes it really easy to use for any kind of bouquet of flowers. In the pitcher above I have a bountiful bouquet of ruffly daffodils.
Want to buy this farm house white pitcher or mug? Better check fast to see if it's not sold out already.
Round Up: 6 Bud Vases with Tulip Flower Arrangements.
Here are a collection of bud vases filled with flowers from my yard. A combination of red and white tulips, hyacinths, and mini daffodils.
Bud vases are the best when grouped.
My favorite thing to do with bud vases is to group several of them together with flowers in them. Images below are a mix of these bud vases in different situations around the home.
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3 Reasons I love Daffodils
1. Yellow makes me happy
2. Daffodils multiply well
3. Rodents usually avoid eating the bulbs
Can you tell I'm enjoying growing my own daffodils. Did you know that historically you can identify where an old home stead was by the random growth of daffodils in the woods. The next time you spy daffodils on a hike in the wood go inspect to see if an old home foundation is there.
Find a unique pottery gift for Mother's Day!
Just a heads up. This is the last week I can ship pottery with the hope of it arriving in time for Mother's Day. I have a lot of amazing vases that you could up-level your flower gift for your mom on Mother's Day.
Find this beautiful vase and other pottery available for purchase in my Etsy store.
In addition, I will be giving a portion of my sales to Art's Wisconsin. Here is the Art's Wisconsin's "#1 job right now is to serve and advocate for creative businesses, creative sector workers, and communities in every corner of Wisconsin during the COVID-19 crisis. The CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020. Among other provisions, the bill includes emergency funding for creative sector through National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities, expanded unemployment insurance, and SBA loans."
See all the Wisconsin's artists who are donating a portions of their sales to Art's Wisconsin's fundraiser. Click here.
Trust me you want to find out what the surprise is this next week.
Well you might guess what it is. I'm not very good at secrets.
But needless to say if you have not become a part of my online community you will want to join quick to not miss out on my next perk.
How to make a floral arrangement with crocuses in bud vases.
Bud vases are the perfect form to make floral arrangements with crocus because a crocus's stems are really short. I also love the diversity of colors of the crocus. I picked these white and purple crocuses from my yard, and they make the perfect flower arrangement for Easter!
1. Asymmetric Flower Arrangment
This is my favorite way to arrange flowers in some sort of asymmetrical balance. See how that single white flower becomes the focal point in the flowers.
2. Dome Flower Arrangment
This is where you get all the heights of the flowers to make a perfect domed shape. This dome shape is so voluptuous.
3. Fan Flower Arrangement
Similar to the dome shape except that the fan is wider than it is tall. I like how in this example the flowers span out farther than the width of the vase.
4. Pyramid Flower Arrangement
The pyramid is a triangular shaped flower arrangement. It can be fun to play with the shape of the triangle as well, and how tall of a peak the flowers could make.
All the bud vases were made by yours truly, Lisa York.
Ps. I will be running a giveaway this week. You have a chance to win this bud vase by jumping on my email list; see side by to sign up. In addition, you can get extra entries to possibly win this vase by participating in the giveaway on instagram and facebook.
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