A home decorator I am not. I like things that look clean, neat and organized and I know what colors I like and what looks good to me, but I guess with most all of my energy over the years (the last 27 to be precise) going to the raising of 8 children, homeschooling, learning to run a home and all that my life style entails.. well, decorating just has been at the bottom of the list.
However, I do like flowers. I have found that flowers can make any area look pretty, cared for and homey. During the spring and summer I like to pick wild flowers on my property and put them in vases in my home. Right now I have really been enjoying the wildflowers that are growing on the hillside below our house…
Can’t ask for better decorating than that!!! :)
I always plant lots of flowers in my garden. My dad’s favorite flowers were zinnias. For years I have planted them in my garden and would cut them and bring them in the house. When I planted my packet of zinnias in my garden this year I thought of my dad and what a great way this is for me to remember him all summer long.
When I planted my seed starts in the spring I planted some impatients. They are a small and pretty flower that grows well in the shade. I have been tending to my little impatients now for a few months and they are growing well. I have them sitting in pots on my back porch steps.
I live in an old house that is in need of repair in many areas. We have done a lot of work to our home since we bought it, but it is still a work in progress. My back porch is a little sad looking. It really needs a face lift, but for now it is at the bottom of the project to-do list. But, nonetheless I cleaned off my back porch this summer, took the pressure washer to clean off the cement stairs and washed the porch (rain and dirt equals lots of mud after a yucky wet spring like we had).. and put my pots of impatients around the steps. Aww.. I loved it.. it gave my sad looking back porch a little touch of beauty and homey love…
I am always amazed at how much flowers can add to a home, no matter what the condition.. ~smile~