Thursday, February 21, 2013

Country Farmhouse Centerpiece

I don't exactly live in a country farmhouse
 but I sure love how they look sometimes!

I am not completely surrounded  by shabby/chippy
but really like little bits of it.....
not completely surrounded by too much sweet
 girlie French style, or too many
antiques or Mediterranean style
and don't "overdo" any specific style or trend.

I am not exactly "true" to any one specific style-
 Shame on me for being so fickle!

Today I share some simple "Country Farmhouse"
 charm with an easy centerpiece put together 
for my kitchen table in about a blink of an eye. 

I shopped the house for a couple items  
and threw it together and really like how it turned out!

(Sometimes less-is-more.)

Some kind of base to pull it all together: Check.

Fresh flowers? Check.

Groupings of three with staggering height: Check.

Every item used here was thrift found....except for the pretty flowers.
They were a get-well gift from my eldest daughter
 almost THREE weeks ago - and are still living!

The way to keep cut flowers alive longer? 
Change the water daily and make certain no leaves are
under the water level - that breeds rot fast and takes away the
life of your cut flowers!

Whenever possible use flower saver packets....
and if you don't have those, 
use one or two tiny droplets of bleach.

(Also be sure to ask for extra flower saver packets when you do buy flowers - the clerk is usually happy to oblige you!)

When you do use a flower saver packet
 don't use the entire pack -
 use about a 3rd of it so it stretches farther!

Then you always have enough for the life
 of your cut florals to be able to change up the water daily.

As always, thank you for your visit!




  1. Love it! I like chickens!!!!!

  2. Simple & pretty! Mr. Roo sure is a cutie!

    I'm glad you shared the fresh flower tips. I'm hoping to keep my tulips alive for a little while.

  3. Cock a doodle doo! Very cute kitchen theme! Thanks for linking to Open House!

  4. Great tips for keeping flowers fresh, Michele. Your centerpiece is perfect!! I think they call someone who likes a little bit of all styles (that would be me too) eclectic. :-)
    Mary Alice

  5. A cute country tablescape Michelle. You've done well to have the flowers last that long.

  6. What a lovely little vignette, Michelle! I'm all over that cute little Rooster! s
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  7. Thanks for the tip,Michele, I've never heard of using bleach but I do only use part of the pack and save the rest for another day. Love your centerpiece.

  8. Very nice. I like it. The flowers really are holding up beautifully. And how are you doing these days?

  9. This is post is proof that you enjoy many things!


  10. A simple pitcher with flowers is always a great touch, Michele!

  11. Good advice on keeping a pretty bouquet longer! You have made a pretty farmhouse centerpiece. I hope you are feeling better now.
    Take care,

  12. Michele, I am a lot like that. I can't stick to one style. It's hard for me. I like so many different things. I love this centerpiece! Great tips of keep flowers fresh! Thanks!

  13. Great centerpiece, can't believe you were able to keep the flowers so beautiful for so long! Thanks for the tip.

  14. I like that you're fickle and that you just go with what you love. The centerpiece turned out cute, Michele, and you only had to shop the house. xo

  15. Hi Michelle,
    Cute centerpiece! Love that little rooster.

    I do the same thing. Sometimes I don't even use the packet. Just changing the water everyday makes your flowers last longer. :) You can also clip the stems again. That will also help.


  16. It's just fun to have different bits and pieces to play with. You still keep your look when you use different style Michele. You have a great style too~

  17. Love your centerpiece! I think it's much better to be "fickle" in decorating - only I call it "flexible"!

  18. Oh, I don't think you're fickle at all Michele ... you're individualistic, and that's a great way to be!

  19. Lovely centerpiece and thanks for the info on flower preservation.
    Blessings from Canada

  20. Wonderful centerpiece! I love your chicken, and was surprised to read that everything was thrifted. Wow! I am going to have to start hitting the thrift stores. I had no idea there was so much cuteness to be had.

  21. I think I have that same container! You don't need one particular style...Eclectic, my dear!

  22. Michele, Love your cute vignette. I'll be featuring you tomorrow at Simple & Sweet Fridays.


  23. Your vignette looks wonderful with the thrifted treasures!It has been a very busy week for me so, I am just now catching up from last week's party. Sorry to be so late! Thank you for sharing at TTF


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