My life is to make everything around me beautiful.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Froufrou Friday #3 8/20/2010

Welcome to Froufrou Friday again. Just sign up on Mr. Linky below and enjoy perusing the bloggers who are participating. And if no one is participating, then you just have me, and I try to make it worth your while to visit. I absolutely love froufrou!

This is another thing I rescued from our garage sale. Obviously, it's from my blue period about 25 years ago. ;-) Pretty sad looking, huh? I just knew I could do something with it.

And I did! I made a Ribbon Tree out of snippets. It was so easy, just hot glued them on, added a few roses on top to cover the ribbons and paint the blue pot pink and voilĂ . There you have it.

Here I photographed every single side as I went around it to get each and every ribbon to show you the different ones so you could see them all and, perhaps, do one yourself. (Very little money or time involved here.)
So I'm hesitant to show the next 14 photos for fear of being photo-heavy. But I did move the ribbons around to show some of the underneath ones. AND I did use a lot of ribbons more than once.

So I'm posing a question to you today: Do you like a lot of photos or just a few? I'd truly like to know.

Ooooops, I missed a spot. Nooooo, just kidding. I was arranging the ribbons to let them all show through and must have missed putting it back after the "arranging." I can assure you there are NO blank spots in this, plus I was surprised at how few snippets it actually took. I have lots left over.

So pick your favorite color or themed ribbon and go for it! Easy, fun, cheap and makes a grand statement.

Romantic Country Rooms #3

I love black and white checks. Is there anything I don't like? Yes, orange! But that's another story. Group your furniture in a different way in your living room or family, NOT around the television as a focal point. Might be interesting!

I have a collection of fountain pens and different colors of inks. (Hmmmmm, I think that'll be another post someday.) Anyway, have you ever thought of collecting inkwells? Oh, not especially antique ones, just pretty ones at nice stores. Just a thought.

I have a beautiful sheepskin I bought in Blarney, Ireland. I gave it to my granddaughter after a while, but wouldn't it look wonderful draped over my new slipcovered sofa? I might ask for it back for a while. Maybe.

Another one of those yellow, lime and red rooms that just pop out at you. Isn't this room gorgeous?

I can never say this enough: I love yellow and red/pink rooms!!!!