Easter and Purple for 2019

Last Easter I decorated with a light sprinkle of purple, lavender and lilac. This year, I made a large statement with some items from Pottery Barn. Let’s start with the throw. Pottery Barn calls the color lavender. I purchased it last year on sale with a free monogram. So yes, I had to have it. I didn’t care if it was going to sit in the closet for a year. The next thing I added …

Pink and Easter

I posted this video on Instagram and thought I would share it to my blog. This is how my sunroom is decorated for Easter. View this post on Instagram It’s a rainy day here in southern New Jersey.This is my first video so have patience my friends. #easterdecor #easterbasket #pink#decorationideas #fern #tulips #potterybarn #bunnies#pillows #sunroom #fireplace #homesweethome #homedecor #candles#ducks A post shared by Michele (@leisurelyathome) on Mar 31, 2019 at 8:30am PDT Pink is so …

❤️ My 2019 Valentine’s Day Decor ❤️

My Valentine’s Day  💟️ decor this year is a lot of red and black in the sun room. We still haven’t painted behind the fireplace so excuse the mess. There is still a lot of work to be done in this room, but I need the warmer weather so things will dry and the carpenter doesn’t freeze out here. As for myself, I’ve gotten my numbers down below 130. I am a type two diabetic …

Amaryllis in Deep Red

I’m posting these pictures from Thanksgiving because a lot of people do turkey for Christmas also. This is our turkey deep frying. We started this tradition about 5 years ago. You haven’t tasted the best turkey until you’ve tasted a deep fried one. It is moist in the center and crispy on the outside. My youngest son, Greg, did the frying and carving.  It’s great to have family traditions that you can pass down to …

Hello knitters!

To all the knitters out there, hello!  I just started knitting.  I’ve made a small lap blanket with pom-poms.  It was a lot of fun. It is far from perfect, but that’s OK because I made it myself.  The color of the wool is fig.  I really like this color and having matching fig colored pillows. Here I’ve taken one of my flower arrangements and added some rust colored feathers berries and branches to change …

Pink please💕

Pink is such a wonderful color. Everyone is going crazy this year with pink, and I don’t blame them. It has been a long time since pink has been so popular. 💕💕 I’ve just added a few touches go my sunroom. In front of my fireplace I have my wooden bird and a pink chair that I borrowed from my daughter. On the chair is a pretty pink pillow I just love it. 🌺🌺 The pink …

Easter Vignette

The wisteria is such a delicate flower. It is so soft looking with its little petals cascading down to make a beautiful long cone-like flower. The wispy foliage makes a statement as it sways in the wind. I’ve used a lot of silver in this grouping from the mercury vase filled with faux white tulips to the mercury catch pot that has a fern in it. Oh and don’t forget the silver candle off to …

White Blossoms for Easter

These white blossoms just scream spring. I tucked some blue easter grass into the mouth of the vase and tied a blue bow around it. The two wooden bunnies are watching over their egg. In the center of the buffet, the glass vase holds some purple Easter grass that compliments the lilac eggs. The feathers add some texture. The stained glass plate combines many shades of purple, silver, and blue brings together the vase with …

Pussywillows and Tulips 🌷🌷

As I do love purple and I like to add it in where ever possible. In this Tuscan vase I have tulips and pussywillows. The basket also has some pussywillows poking through and some white feathers. The lilac eggs in the basket are sitting on a bed of matching grass which is also sticking out of the Tuscan vase. There is some grass and feathers around the candle holders. Here on the chair the fur …

An Orchard Making a Statement

I just love this orchid. It’s vibrant color makes you want to get close to see if it is real. I am using it for the backdrop of this cute basket. I placed a little pot of tulips inside of it. Next, I added a little bunny. Then I placed a wooden egg that I painted with the paint from my living room wall and added some polka dots. Finally, I tied a blue ribbon …