Thursday, October 28, 2010

Playing "House"

In the Fall, when I was a little girl, I liked to rake the leaves in the outline shape of a house with several rooms and then add piles of leaves here and there for a bed, a sofa, etc. It was fun to look for weeds to decorate my house. I feel a bit like I am revisiting my childhood.

When we listed our house for sale, Bob hired a yard service to clean up some of our flower beds. I arrived home just as all of our hydrangea had been cut and was loaded in a truck to leave. I ran out and talked with the workers and they graciously assisted me in salvaging some of the dried flowers.

Since then I have been enjoying a few on my dining room table.

Yesterday, D’Ann and I got together at her home and we had such fun making a few simple brown bag centerpieces to use at a family party on Saturday.

We needed a little larger arrangement for the cake table.

Out near one of our beeyards, I gathered a few weeds as well and used a few around the house.

Last night I hosted a potluck dinner and wanted to put some mums with still a little life in an orange bowl. I did not have anything orange but at 5:00 p.m. I ran to the grocery story for one last item for dinner and saw some $3.00 pumpkins and thought one would work for my orange bowl.

All I need now is a few kitties to dress up and carry around. No, just kidding. I have outgrown some things.

PS or should I say PP for Post Posting
I just read another Brenda's post that she titled The Child in Me. She articulated better my thoughts. I felt the stirring of my happy girlhood memories. The joy of remembering those simple, innocent childhood pursuits.


Wanda..... said...

Brenda you are having way too much fun...I can't keep up with your posts lately. Loved the dried flowers and weeds!

Brenda said...

I apologize for all my recent postings. I did just want to do something with photos still in my camera. I am nearly finished posting so often. For awhile I was taking a Spanish class and I did not want to take any time on the computer because I really needed to concentrate. Recently when we listed our house for sale, I dropped my second Spanish class. Now I am catching up but soon I will be done. It is always wonderful to hear from you but I don't expect a comment on every post. I'm on my way over to visit you. It is always a joy!

Bernie said...

It iw amazing what you have done with these flowers Brenda, love the way they look as centerpieces.....:-) Hugs

Rebecca said...

Clever, clever. I've always loved hydrangeas - never had any of my own. The paper bags make a great container (as does the pumpkin).

(Hi, Dee!)

Diana said...

You made some really beautiful centerpieces with what you salvaged Brenda! You have a knack, I especially liked the pumpkin!
Love Di ♥

Dee said...

I enjoyed your cruise pictures and and really like your creativity with the dried flowers. My favorite is the pumpkin arrangement.:)