Friday, January 19, 2007

news from my mantle

The other day I was rearranging things on my mantle. You know how it goes, sometimes you look at something, and what seemed fine for so long all of a sudden just isn't quite right anymore. We put the speaker for my husband's ipod up there recently, so maybe that's what did it...it just disrupted the whole arrangement and made me think that we needed a change. So I took things down, moved them around a bit.

Then, when I found my slippers the other day, I also found this checkered vase. I thought it would be a nice complement to everything else going on around here. At 60% off, it was destined to be mine.

Yesterday my mother in-law was over and I showed her the dried flowers and twigs I bought for it. I hadn't yet taken them out of their plastic wrap. She liked what I chose. I said I liked them, but I hadn't had much time to scout around in case there was something else out there that would look better.


And do you know what she did? She drove over to a florist shop - in the opposite direction of her house - to look around for me before she went home. She said she didn't mind, that it's easier for her to get out of the house than me. When she got home she called and told me she liked what I had better than anything else she had seen. This is a lady whose home was featured on the cover of a decorating magazine. You can bet that I took her word for it, and got those flowers unwrapped pronto!

14 comments:

Preppy Rider said...

Adorable vase, very MKC - what a great find. And it does look very nice on your mantle... what is the little object next to it?

Lisagh said...

The vase is great, but what really caught my eye was that cute little frog/alligator thingy in the corner! He looks just cute enough to eat!

Jolene George said...

LOL! Cute story....I love the vase and flowers...so pretty on the mantle.

the preppy princess said...

Love the vase...so cute! I have a few that are bucket types and they are great for "tall flowers".

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

beautiful vase. Love it. So whimsical. And how lucky are you to have such a nice MIL? WOW! And we want to see the cover........SOON

cityfarmer said...

It's a toss up....cuz those slippers....are callin my name

One Woman's Cottage Life said...

So pretty! The flowers and the vase are beautiful:)

RaNae said...

I'm tagging you for Weirdness Meg go to my blog for the rules
RaNae

Monogram Momma said...

WOW- sounds like you are seriously blessed to have a great MIL. Me, on the other hand? NOT SO MUCH.

And to top it off, the vase and floral arrangement look like they were meant for eachother!

RaNae said...

I'm back and playing catch up those slippers are adorable and the vase is great. What a sweet mil u have your soo blessed.
RaNae

Deb said...

Beautiful vase and flowers -

linda t said...

Love, love the arrangement!
Isn't it fun rearranging arrangements!

jilly said...

Love the vase, love the arrangement, love the kindness of the MIL. Want to know how to get a pair of those slippers :) Sent a pic to a crafty friend, hoping for a miracle!

Bossy Bar-Wife said...

Love it! I am addicted to mantles and always love seeing what people do. And what a nice MIL you have!