spring

Anthropologie everything.

Anthropologie Spring 2015 Draped Bijoux Chandelier

I'll never forget many, many Christmases ago, shopping with my best friend Liz.  She'd asked her entire family for Anthropologie gift cards... and they seriously delivered.

She was like a kid in a candy store!

Liz's obsession was my first glimpse into how great Anthropologie really is.  I've bought countless dresses for special occasions, tops, shoes, home decor... but I've never quite understood my fascination.

When I walk inside, the clothes never really seem to suit my style.  Yet somehow, I adore everything I've ever bought there.

And so it is with their home decor.

Flipping through the pages of Anthropologie's "HOUSE and HOME spring 2015" catalog, nothing seems quite my taste, yet I want every single thing inside.

Maybe it's the touch of whimsy I'm lacking in my life.  Maybe it's the unapologetic splashes of color.  Maybe it's sense of daring I secretly envy.

Who knows why I love it all so much, but I'm already filling up my wish list!

DIY Hydrangea Wreath

DIY Silk Hydrangea Wreath  

I decided to do something a little different for my grandmother for Christmas.  She had commented on a photo of a beautiful hydrangea wreath on my blog and I thought it would be fun to make one for her.  While she was in town for the holidays, we picked out the flowers and ribbon at Hobby Lobby and then I got to work!  I couldn't be easier to put this wreath together.  You'll need 7-8 large silk hydrangeas, wired ribbon, a wreath base, hot glue, scissors, wire cutters and wire.

  1. Lay out your basic design on the wreath to determine placement.
  2. Cut the stems off of your flowers using scissors or wire cutters.  Make sure you save the leaves and don't cut so close to the bloom that it falls apart.
  3. Hot glue your leaves onto your wreath base in a sporadic, but balanced pattern
  4. Hot glue your hydrangea blooms over the leaves in whatever color pattern you'd like.  Make sure they've evenly spaced and you leave room for the bow.
  5. Create a bow with wire or purchase one that's pre-made.   Leave "tails" that are roughly 2 feet long
  6. Hot glue your bow to the empty space on your wreath.
  7. Wrap the ribbon around the hydrangea blooms and secure with dots of hot glue.
  8. Trim the ends of your ribbon.
  9. C'est fini!