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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

A Flower Refresh...

Let the purging season continue. I have been getting rid of so many things in my home. It's amazing how much crap your house can hold. Honestly.... I have been going through all of the nooks and crannies of our home. Getting rid of things that we have not used since we moved into this home almost 6 years ago!

Next on my list is home decor. It's funny it seems like every couple of years my taste in home decor changes slightly. One item that has been changing has been my taste in faux flowers. I love them don't get me wrong but I have been desiring more simple arrangements. So I walked through our home and picked out certain arrangements that needed a "flower refresh".

This "flower refresh" was inspired by this bouquet that I found at T.J.Maxx. I thought it was so life-like and beautiful. 

I put the bouquet in one of my blue and white vases. Looked beautiful....

So I went back and got another one....

And began looking around more....

Faux flowers have come a long way.

I especially loved this arrangement. I was thinking about purchasing this one to replace the one I have next to my tub in the bathroom. 

But then I spotted this one and loved the vase that it was in. Plus it was only $14.99 and the one above was $39.99!

I decided to start with the arrangement in my office. I took a look at it recently and I thought, "oh my goodness, this is starting to look like a creature." 

It needed to be "refreshed". The flowers were starting to look dark and I have had them for over 6 years. Time for a change. 

So I put the "creature" in the bag for donations and decided to keep the arrangement simple. 

Better much better....

But then I thought of the other arrangement that I just made and put it there instead. Now I don't know which one I want. They both look nice. 

This was the arrangement in my bathroom sitting on my tub. See how the faux water looks yellow? Eewww, time to change that!


Much better....

I also change and threw away all of the old faux flowers in my office and purchased new ones. 

Looks wonderful....

I have enjoyed this "flower refresh" for my home. The next project is finding better ways to organize and utilize my laundry room. I have some ideas so we will see. 

I had to share this photo. This was from last week in my home. I could not believe that these were carnations. I picked them up at the grocery store. Stunning! I will now be looking into this flower more. 

Thanks for reading!

(all photos Mrs. Shockley)


  1. I want to go through my home and chuck out stuff I do not like anymore but .... boy its a rotten job and I have to be "in the mood" too! LOL

    1. Hi Lady Jicky,
      Yes you do have to be in the mood! I have been lately and it has been a lot of work. You will have your "okay that's it moment". Once you do the purging will began. Enjoy!

  2. You have chosen such beautiful faux flower arrangements. I must go out this weekend to see what I can find as well.

    1. Hello Gloria,
      Thank you for the compliment. If you have a Homegoods store in your city you should check it out. Faux flowers have come a long way in the last few years.