Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Backyard Bargains

With the heat of the summer upon us, I was feeling the need for a gorgeous summer centerpiece. Not wanting to spend any money, I walked through my backyard to find what was in bloom. I grabbed my clippers and nipped off a few blooms from my butterfly bushes, then added some grasses for filler. Now I have a wild, bountiful, beautiful, and free bouquet.Since seashells evoke the feeling of summer, I thought I'd add one into my seasonal vignette. Of course, I couldn't resist giving the backside a glitzy little makeover
so that it would be as pretty on the outside as it is inside. Then I finished the setting with a little ceramic bird candle holder,
adorned with an old key tied on with rope.
It gives me a thrill to add beauty to my home
without spending any money!

11 comments:

Susan S. said...

so PRETTY! I love that Purple Flower!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I have a Butterfly Bush with purple blooms as well, Joy! Well, it's more like a tree at this point, but I never thought to cut some of the blooms and bring them in the house. I'll have to rethink that!

Virginia said...

Very creative,so pretty and summery....

Carol said...

Just found your beautiful blog. What a lovely vignette, with a great price tag.
What a great feeling!

Connie said...

Very pretty. I would never think to add to the flowers like you did.
My butterfly bush is not blossoming yet.

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

Oh very pretty! I love the purple and the accent pieces complete it. Love it!

Janelle said...

Love the bouquet--you are so lucky to have things blooming! All my plants are fading and panting in our dry summer heat!

Becky said...

Great idea. I need to remember to bring some of the outdoor beauty inside.

Meegan said...

So pretty! I aspire to have pretty little vignettes in my home, but with three busy children, ages 5, 4 & 3, it's a struggle some days.

AM said...

Beautiful! Butterfly bushes are one of my favs because of all the various types of butterflies they attract. Cutting and bringing them into the house is such a lovely idea.

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