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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Flowers & Botanicals - organic color in any decor

I have not actively posted in a while. I am fortunate to have been extremely busy with some wonderful client projects while supporting my eldest daughter through a challenging high school schedule, college applications and into college. She is now a freshman.

At this time of year more than any other, particularly from the month of March, I look forward to the abundance of gorgeous flowers and plants available locally. This is an easy way to incorporate color as well as add an essential organic element to one's home decor. It also contributes to textural interest and certainly a sense of balance in any room.

I am particularly drawn to the roses, as is apparent in this post. These are the mini African roses which sell for less than the regular roses and these are ideal for coffee table, end table, or dining table arrangements. 

What excites me most is the vibrant hues they come in. I love combining colors. 

Although it can still be relatively cold and wintry in parts of the country during the month of March and into early April, the flowers bring the promise of spring.

Some arrangements are simpler than others. 

And they bloom so beautifully.

I absolutely love the pop of color against a neutral background.
I had this arrangement on the mantel one year in early March. We were in the midst of a severe winter. I still had silver berries from my Christmas decorations on display.

I will admit I do not always think to grab a bouquet from the grocery store when I am running errands but consciously do so more when I am entertaining.

This plant - Clivia Miniata - was purchased many years ago for this Chinoiserie planter bought in a store in Chinatown in Montreal 20 years ago. A rugged house plant, it requires little attention although I have not seen it flower in a while.

Last year, while working on a client project, I came across this freeze-dried boxwood tree at west elm. I liked its fullness. At 8" total height I thought it would be the perfect size for the end tables or coffee table in my living room.  

Lately, I have been trying to keep succulents in the house as they require next to no maintenance. This one has grown quite a bit since I bought it months ago.

Do you incorporate this element in your decor on a regular basis? I would love to hear about it. 

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Festive Living Room Decor

Wishing you a very Happy Holiday!

Some glimpses of our living room decorated for the season.

By day.

And in the early hours of the evening and by night.

And to you and yours a Happy and Healthy New Year!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Holiday decor in my living room

Today I am sharing some more of my living room decorated for the holidays.

Yesterday I showed you the vintage brass sleigh and reindeer from The Longacre Flea on Etsy. I filled it with a few candy canes. The white ginger jar is from One Kings Lane. I have a string of white lights inside and I love the effect.

But let me begin with some daytime pictures first.
I have not moved furniture around or drastically changed the look of my living room decor for the season. I just incorporated the Christmas decor to fit in. This was largely due to lack of time but there was also no real need for it. It will also make putting everything away easier after the festivities are over.

This snowman trio was a gift from about 15 years ago. It comes out every year.

I love this brass elephant paperweight from Tatter and Fray.

This silver tray was a Salvation Army thrift store find along with the capiz shell bowl and the glass candy container which holds M&Ms through the year. The vintage caroler trio, shared yesterday, is from Milk & Hannah and the ornate brass trivet is also from Tatter and Fray

I have a flameless candle on it.

There is something about snowmen!

My kids decorated the balsam Christmas tree purchased from a local Stew Leonard's. I think they did a great job. They did not use everything I decorate the tree with each year but they did use most of the ornaments. They even strung the lights themselves. That is the most tasking part of decorating a tree but so well worth it.

Another close-up picture of the ginger jar aglow.

The mantle again.

To see more of my mantle click here to read my post from this past Monday.

The Nativity set. 

And that is some of my holiday decor this year. I hope you enjoyed the eclectic mix. 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your families!

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Vintage holiday decor

I have recently come to realize, thanks to some blog friends, that most visitors have been unable to leave comments in the comment box for my posts in the past several weeks and I am also showing up as a no-reply commenter when I leave comments for others. This is something I was unaware of as everything shows up fine from my side. From what I have read online it might have something to do with a Google+ and Blogger conflict and I am trying to figure out the exact problem and fix the issue. This apparently is being faced by many others and if anyone has any idea how to resolve it please do let me know. In the meantime, I do hope that you will continue to visit even if you cannot leave a comment just yet. Or you could always email me at Lisa.Rozario@gmail.com. Thank you to those who pointed out the problem; I do appreciate it so very much.

If you have been following me for a while you should be familiar with my decorating style. I do like to mix things up. While I have used mostly everything I previously owned to decorate for the holidays this year, apart from the balsam Christmas tree I purchased a couple of unique vintage items from Etsy. I could not resist these three pieces.
This adorable ceramic caroler trio from Milk and Hannah, a glimpse of the stunning ornate brass trivet from Tatter and Fray, something I could use throughout the year....

.. and this gorgeous 1960's brass sleigh and reindeer from The Longacre Flea.

I am enjoying these in my living room so much and so is the rest of the family. I will share some more of the holiday d├ęcor tomorrow. I hope you will come back then.

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