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Fresh Flowers

Oh how I love fresh flowers.  It would be so ideal to have them delivered weekly.  When we went on our cruise a few weeks back we visited Seattle and I got to walk through an amazing fresh flower market.  I wanted to get a batch just for my tiny cruise room.  Anyway, I wanted to share one of my favorite places to get flowers locally.  Trader Joes has fabulous flowers at such great prices.  Check out this batch of gladiolus that I got for $1.99.  Find your local Trader Joes and add a punch of color to your house!

Anybody else have a favorite place to get flowers?

Happy Monday!


Annie - Gotta love Trader Joes! They have some great floral options!

Deanna Fountain - On the subject of flowers: I’m always looking out for those places off the beaten path where treasures such as fresh flowers can be had. 3 such places came to mind when you asked the question in your post about Trader Joes. TJ’s are so convenient and accessible for flowers and so are Fresh n Easy or Whole Foods Market, however !!! I once grabbed a flower bouquet located conveniently by the check-out area in one of these stores and ran home with my purchase only to find 1/2 of the bouquet under the cello had gone partially brown, so I’ve learned that in such situations, or when in a hurry, duh…look under the cello 1st ! I live in So Cal and I’m 2 hrs from The LA ROW Shopping District where among’st a shoppers mecca for anything you can think of there’s the Flower Mart….even if you never make a purchase in this place it’s well worth a visit,a feast for the eyes and nose. Idea #2 I live in Palm Desert and we have Farmer’s Market here and in nearby La Quinta on altering days,I believe that there’s more than my town where farmer’s makts are popular, lots of flowers, fruit, veggies, botanical’s and more…it’s a joy to buy there because typically you must be the actual grower-farmer to have a booth, I could spend hours just chatting with all of the vendors at the Farmer’s Market, you can learn so much and there’s never been anyone I’ve ever met that didn’t enjoy talking about their own business. For example I had a conversation with an orchid farmer who told me how I could change the color of the orchid by what I added to the water ! who knew? #3 Finally, I like many of us who travel love to grab a fresh bouquet to bring back to the room/vacation home / cruise cabin. I noticed that if I keep my eyes peeled oft times near a hwy or freeway in resort areas there are either vendors selling flowers under an umbrella or even a hut that is a regular location to find flowers and greenery of all kinds, cut, potted, arranged in a porcelain urn or vase…quite a fun experience. Once in Hawaii I bought an arrangement and found a beautiful vase later in the resort gift shop, the vase was made of bamboo, it was bleached blond and very tall…so my purchase housed those flowers and doubled as a souvenir of my Hawaiian vacation to take home with me. I think I’ll get to my blog now to write about flower adventures on the road.

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Guest Post- Arcadian Lighting

Hello, everyone! I’m Mari here from Arcadian Lighting, a
fabulous online place to find lighting fixtures of all kinds, including some of the
styles we’re talking about today. I’m so excited to be visiting with you here on
Adobe to share a guest post about having fun with floor lamps. Here are
eight for your interior design inspiration. Please enjoy!

Interior Design Home Decor Fun Lamps
A custom made floor lamp created from bamboo wood is an interesting addition to this
Brazilian home’s great room. In a space filled with large furniture pieces, the lamp
brings a dainty, slightly feminine charm.

Interior Design Home Decor Fun Lamps
From a global look, we turn to contemporary industrial and the Foscarini Diesel Fork
floor lamp with canvas shade. This lamp is one amazing and fun light fixture.

Interior Design Home Decor Fun Lamps
Talk about having fun with lamps, these tall thin little lights give this eclectic
space a touch of whimsy.
I love the tiny linen shades.

Interior Design Home Decor Fun Lamps
What could be more fun than a bright red floor lamp that seems to be mimicking the
draping of the large willow in the background?

Interior Design Home Decor Fun Lamps
This oversized light fixture just might take the “most intriguing floor lamp award”
with its amazing tall and chunky design. A deep purple shade adds even more stature
to this statement piece.

House & Home calls this one a large and playful lamp and we agree. The matte
metal finish is so pretty with a lilac and taupe color palette.

Interior Design Home Decor Fun Lamps
Full of beach house style, this capiz shell floor lamp could also easily bring a
coastal vibe from the seashore to a big city apartment. It’s light-hearted and lots
of fun.

Interior Design Home Decor Fun Lamps
Floor lamps can even bring fun to nurseries and kids rooms. How cool is this fairy
tale nursery. Here, floor lamps take on the form of twin pod-shaded

Images 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8

Floor lamps come in an amazing array of styles, shapes, sizes and colors. Whether
your décor is contemporary, eclectic, traditional, Mid-Century or coastal, you’ll
find lots of floor lamps that will add fun and stylish good looks to just about any
room. Which one is your favorite? Comment below and make sure to check out all our
lovely floor lamps at Arcadian Lighting.

What a great and fun article!  Thank you so much from Mari and Arcadian Lighting!

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Fun drapes and project

A while back one of my favorite designers, Kirsten, from the blog 6th Street Design School was asking for donations for a model home that she was doing in Utah.  I decided to offer some sewing skills so that I could have the opportunity to help her out.  Here is the room that she designed.  I provided the drapes and the pillow done in the trellis fabric.  Check out her blog for sources and more pictures of the rest of the home.

Thanks to Jylare for pictures!

Deanne - Who makes this trellis fabric?

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Affordable Fabric- Tricks of the trade

I am finally back from all of my crazy summer adventures and school for the kids starts next week.  I realized it is time to post some of my favorite affordable fabrics right now.  I haven’t posted about fabric for a while!  Here we go… all from $10- $20 a yard.  Contact me for more info on any of them.  Happy Monday!

Nancy - Loving the last three most! The blue dots are Schumacher, right? I saw them in brown used for curtains, and they were absolutely gorgeous!

Natalie - I love these!

Kara - I love those fabrics where can I get them?

Erin - I am in love with the 7th fabric down! Do you sell it by the yard? I would love to purchase if available!

(ps. I ordered my baby bedding from you and I am loving it! 😉

suzanne - I really love the last three also. Do you still have any of them available?

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