Decorating with Florals Part 2

Have you ever looked around your home and noticed how many flowers there are whether it be a print on a throw pillow, a picture hanging on a wall, a bouquet of flowers brought in from the garden or a bouquet of artificial flowers in a jar.

I think that we try to bring the out-of-doors in our homes. Being that I do most of my work in doors I miss that commune with nature, especially in the winter time. Many of you have big lovely yards and gardens to enjoy and work the soil with. In the home that I raised my children in we had a fourth of an acre in lawn and gardens. I loved the times that my children and I spent out their planting, weeding and watering. It brought a lot of togetherness as well as it being a great teaching tool for my children.

rose bushclimbing rose

In that home I had a lovely rose garden, I planted a rose-bush for important people in my life. A beautiful pink rose bush for my daughter, a handsome yellow for my oldest son, an amazing yellow-orange for the second son, and a soft lavender rose for my youngest son, plus many others. The children loved to look at their bush and admire them. I chose the colors by their personalities. Fun memories. I have five rose bushes and two mini rose bushes in my tiny garden. I can see them from my kitchen window, it is a lovely sight.

I walked around my nest and was not surprised to see beautiful patterns of our out-of-doors. Here is how I bring the outside in. Enjoy!

Ball jars

bar leaf

joey flower





dried flowerschair pillowhanging basketrunner


table and chais

canisterscoat rackhorsehat boxes

corner meat safe

tv basket

Jule's bedding



Have a wonderful weekend!

xx Jo

I will be at these amazing parties this week, come and join me!


Make it Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House

Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings-the heart of our home

The art of Homemaking Mondays @ Strangers and Pilgrims


Let’s talk Vintage @ Bella Rosa Antiques


Vintage Inspiration Party @ My Salvaged Treasure

Moonlight and Mason Jars @ Cherished Bliss


Thoughts of Home Thursday @ Poofing the Pillows

Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Cup with Mrs. Olson

Share your Style @ The Essence of Home

Blog Hop @ Katherine’s Corner

Vintage Charm @ Blue Willow House .com


Home Sweet Home Party @ The Charm of home

Home Matters Linky Party @ Life with Lorelai

Simply Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme

Friday’s Furniture Fix @ Patina Paradise

Shabbilicious Friday @ Shabby Art Boutique

Five Star Fro Fro @ A Tray of Bliss

Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage


Pretty Pintastic Party @ Seeking Lavender Lane

Upcycled Linky Party @ Funky Junk

Inspiration Spotlight @ Dear

Best of the Weekend @ Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Share it One More Time @ Shabby Fufu

34 thoughts on “Decorating with Florals Part 2

  1. Beautiful Jo. I love flowers too. I have always said if you surround yourself with things you love you will always be content. Happy Sunday.

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  2. I do miss being about to go out to the garden and pick flowers to bring in to enjoy…one of the drawbacks to apartment life. Looks like you have lots of flowers in your space!


  3. Hey there, Anne! I came over to your “place” to visit this time! I just love florals…they really say “cottage” to me and your space has such a welcoming, pretty cottage feel to it! I love that you planted a rose bush for each of your children!! XO


  4. Hi Jo, love all of your gorgeous roses! Your home is just so warm and welcoming. I love bringing a bit of the outdoors in and taking a bit of the indoors out. 🙂


  5. Jo, your home looks so charming and warm and your roses are incredible. I love that memory of you planting roses for each of your children. Wish I had thought of that years ago..Have a great weekend..xo Judy


  6. I loved the story about the different color rose bushes you planted for your children! Bringing fresh flowers inside is always a nice touch. I seldom do it here because I use so many faux flowers inside. That way they last forever! Ha!


  7. Good morning Jo! I am so pleased to meet you and thank you for coming to visit me! What a great honor it is to have you come to my post! I so love that settee of yours that I’ve seen on Carol’s and Jemma’s blog, and now I see more of your happy home! Flowers are a must chez moi; I have opted for fresh flowers these days and though they whither, I just go get more, or my sweet husband surprises me with a bouquet!

    I wish you happiness and creativity as you celebrate your one and fabulous life!


  8. Jo I really like the mantel the way you have it styled! The florals are wonderful and cheerful! Thank you for sharing at Home Sweet Home!


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