Valentine’s Day is coming up and I’ve been planning valentine’s cards, and class parties and a date night (and I’m exhausted!) I’m re-using these red, pink, and white pom-poms I made last here, and this year if I find the time I may experiment with using multiple colors for each pom-pom; I know, things get wild and crazy up in here! lol But seriously though, these pom poms remind the little Turkish getaway The Mr and I were on this past summer, in Cirali. It was so perfectly bohemian and wonderful there. Well, except for the part where travelers bathe nude in the sea…..that wasn’t all that pleasant. lol
I’ve been so bummed to find that none of my local retailers are carrying Ty Nant. I love those blue and red bottles, and mine were melted to dust in a small kitchen fire the second day we lived in our new (old) home. Seriously, I facebook messaged my sister with the story; she died laughing. I didn’t die laughing. I was too busy crying and feeling sorry for myself. lol Anyway, I love using these bottles to split up a bouquet of flowers into small vases, usually comprised of empty juice, custard, and condiment bottles. I don’t think I will ever stop finding uses for this inexpensive faux-sheepskin (under $15 at IKEA) to cover the benches with (the table is an old Pottery Barn Kids picnic table.) *The only Eames Style Childrens Chairs (that are super similar) that I could find are here and here.
Like her cute dress? It’s on clearance at Target!
I love how these super-simple yarn pom-poms turned out (but they are still a pain in the butt, and a tad bit fragile!) See my simple DIY Yarn Pom-Poms tutorial here. You only need three things!
I originally thought I wanted a centerpiece with just clear-glass vases, but I love the contrast of the blue with the reds and pinks; the blues also kept the green bottle from looking like Christmas.
I used this red velvet cupcake recipe that is tried and true! Love them (and my sons like me to cut them in half and frost them like they are mini layered cakes. That brown sugar cream cheese frosting is to die for.
I left this table up for an entire week before the roses started to wilt. It was such a pleasure to walk in every day to such beautiful colors! Flowers forever. lol
p.s. Want to learn how to arrange flowers? Emily Walters of Bloom Academy offers workshops and memberships.