Spring Kitchen Decor | Growing Plants Under a Cloche

Spring Kitchen Decor | Growing Plants Under a Cloche

Happy Spring! We are officially in the Spring time season and we have been enjoying warm sunny days. Beautiful warm days means that I am spending time in the garden, checking bees and planting flowers. It also means that I am adding some fresh greenery to our home and this week I am sharing a simple corner of our kitchen decorated for Spring.

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Faux DIY Topiary Tree

Faux DIY Topiary Tree

I love the look of a topiary but they can be very costly and I am not sure that I can keep one alive inside the home. The space I want to put one doesn’t get a lot of light and I wouldn’t want the plant to die. So, using supplies from the local craft store, I have created a DIY topiary tree with a step by step tutorial.

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DIY Rustic Farmhouse Faux Fireplace and Mantel

DIY Rustic Farmhouse Faux Fireplace and Mantel

I have a long narrow space between my dining room wall and our table. I have tried multiple pieces of furniture but nothing has worked, so, I got to thinking about what I could build for free or cheap. The solution? A diy faux fireplace made with old barn wood gathered from the barn that has a mantel to decorate.

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How to Dry Cranberries for Decorating

How to Dry Cranberries for Decorating

It's the Sunday after Thanksgiving and I am sitting here with the sun streaming in and the windows open. This is rather unusual for the last days of November but I won't complain much. Children are scattered on the couches, curled up with a good book and Christmas music is playing in the background. I have three real trees up in the house and I have one partially decorated. The other two are waiting their turn but in the meantime I am enjoying them just the way they are. I am working towards creating a more slow and meaningful holiday season with my family and so I am doing several different homemade holiday ornaments. I recently shared how to dry oranges and how to use those dried oranges for a holiday garland. Yesterday I took the time to dry cranberries, which took much longer than I thought, but I really like them. 

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