Friday, April 16, 2010

Decorating: Mr. Miyagi style

Why oh why has no one ever told me that you can dye flowers? Did you know this? I picked up these lovelies from Costco the other day to put in my new tulipiere. I know that technically you are supposed to have tulips in a tulipiere, but for the occasion that I was purchasing flowers for, I liked these better. A friend of mine came over and I was telling her that I wanted to experiment with dyeing flowers like the ones I had just bought; and she went on and on about how she had done it many times and it was very simple. I certainly could have used this knowledge while throwing many parties in years past, but if any of you have ever done it I would love to know how it went.

In other news, this is the current center piece on my kitchen table. What do you think? My cute carpenter says it's weird, actually he said "what's up with all the little bushes on the table Mr. Miyagi"? They are technically not little bushes but rather herbs and then a ground cover moss thrown in just because I thought it was pretty. I have rosemary, lemon thyme (which smells great), and then lavender. We will see how long they last.
Happy weekend to you all!

Amy

11 comments:

Cathy said...

Love the herbs...they are beautifully displayed on the tray!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Reese said...

I think the herbs are beautiful! I bet they smell great too!

Jill said...

I had never heard of a tulipiere before, so I just googled it. I didn't know such a thing existed. Now I'm convinced that, for some reason, I need one. :-)

Liz Barnett said...

You are totally weird...but you make it so stylish :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your herb garden centerpiece. It is wonderful. I havn't dyed flowers either. Should be fun. Love your tulipiere. It is fabulous. Hugs, Marty

Jemsmom said...

When you clean the kitchen do you wipe on, wipe off??? Just kidding!! I love the herbs. I bet they smell yummy and your tulipiere is beautiful! I love the shape of it. The colors just pop against the black. So pretty!

followingsplendor said...

I love the herbs. I just tried to grow some, but the little things just did not make it. I finally bought some 'full grown' basil. I love that yours is displayed and in pretty pots.

Leslie said...

Mr. Myagi is COOL!

sassy seamstress said...

jemsmom is making me laugh my bottom off! love it! and yes, i feel the herb life will be short lived!

Between You and Me said...

the plants on the kitchen table look fabulous!

And, I've never dyed flowers either....awesome!

Lana K. W. Austin said...

The puppy is great, the herbs/Wax On Wax off plants are great and YOU are great!

A late, but sincere, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

You are a blessing to all your readers and of course your beautiful family!

May God continue to bless you during your newest year of life,
Lana

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