"Anyone remember these?" I've seen granite ware roasters and canners posted on Facebook with the aforementioned question. Yes, in days of yore, these items were popular in most homes. You had your roaster for roasting meats. (I still use ours for roasting turkey.) The granite ware canner was a much needed item for sterilizing jars and "putting up" canned fruits and vegetables.
I have recently discovered the treasures to be found at consignment shops. A good friend of mine has been an avid consignment shop customer for several years. Sue always finds the cutest things for exceptional prices. I encourage you to explore your local consignment shops for home decor items as well as for clothing, jewelry, children's clothes and so much more. I've been cleaning out closets lately and took my first batch of things to a local consignment shop, Designer Consignor LLC, 2858 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317 (724-299-3126). While perusing the shop, I was struck by the many treasures to be had in the shop. It really got my creative juices flowing. I'd like to share some of the finds and thoughts on how to use them in home decor.
I love decorating with flowers and plants in our home. Flowers instantly brighten up any table or little corner. My Grandma Marshall loved flowers and always had gladiolus, lilacs, peonies, or whatever was in bloom in her home. Hollyhocks I associate with my Grandma Hanig. They were always growing on the side of her house. I notice that when Joanna Gaines of HGTV's Fixer Upper, decorates a home, she often uses foliage and fruit found in the yard. Some of her plant choices are pretty common and easy to grow. Check out her blog post on her plant choices for season 4.
]Flowers, greenery, and plants are a good way to bring the outdoors in. Cutting and trimming outdoor flowers is often beneficial to the plant. Plants will often become bushier and fuller after giving them a "trim". Why not use the greenery and blooms indoors?
Here is a sweet little pitcher filled with viola pansies I snipped from the front yard. The violas were actually getting rather leggy and needed a good cutting back. Instead of tossing the blooms, I took off most of the greenery, cut the stems to size, and placed the flowers in this sweet little pitcher that is part of my Fostoria American collection. It is one of the first things I see each morning and it really makes my day. It may seem like an "extravagance" to put flowers in your bathroom, but why not?
I love creating, whether it is quilting, crafting, decorating, planning parties. I take inspiration from all things around me.
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