So Christmas has come and gone and I took the opportunity to do some painting after the holiday decorations came down. I suppose the upside to having a tiny kitchen is that it only took my daughter and I a day and a half to primer and paint including the ceiling. I also painted the living room which wasn't as easy because there really was no where to move the furniture so we just covered it up and painted. I wanted a cream color so I picked out a color called Tudor Cream. It is a little more peachy than I expected but it seems to work well with my furniture. I don't love it but I can like it enough until the next paint change.
I usually don't decorate for Valentines Day but I decided to use some leftover wood blocks my husband cut for me from some scrap wood at Halloween to make a VD project. I can't wait to build a little vignette with them.
I found this frame at the Goodwill and picked up the rose paper and painted the letters silver. The velvet bow was leftover from a Christmas gift. I modge podged the little round vase last year and made these little clay hearts for Christmas gifts too. I had a few leftover and this one looks great tied around the little vase turned candle holder which may go back to a vase with some red roses.
Lastly, I always love seeing the wild sunflowers that grow along the highway. I so want to grow them in my own garden because they seem to be pretty hardy. I was online today ordering some seeds for the garden looking for wild sunflower seeds. I picked up some more Cosmos and a couple of other varieties. Last year I grew the most amazing Cosmos in the garden. The stalks had to be almost 5 feet high. So I ordered a few more. I realized though that I had already bought some seeds so when I got home I dug them out of a drawer. I didn't remember what I had purchased and what do you know? Sunflowers!
While my blogging seems to be at a minimum things continue to keep moving here at Saylor Street. I can't wait to turn my valentines day projects into little vignettes. I also have to get a menu together for our Superbowl Party that I didn't know we were hosting until recently.
In the meantime I feel the need to buy some pink tulips and put them in a pretty white vase. The temps continue to drop outside and we have another 2-3 inches of snow on the ground so between my seeds and a bouquet of tulips I think I'll be able to get through it and continue to "think spring"!
Until next time,