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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Sweet Thoughts and An Eiffel Tower of Flowers

My dear friends I just want to thank you so very much for all the heartfelt kindness you have shown me regarding my dear Auntie Beth’s passing. I had forgotten that I had this blog post waiting in the wings and so given that HGTV was my Auntie’s favorite viewing pleasure I dedicate this post to her.

I’m gearing up for Marty’s Spring Home Tours which starts today. For me it has always been easier to change the look of a room by coming up with a theme. Inspiration might be found in an object, such as the color of a pillow or even a concept. Lately, I have been thinking about Paris. Paris in the springtime is indeed pure bliss. I decided I wanted to try and incorporate this feeling in my home starting with the dining room.

Of course what captures the spirit of Paris more that the Eiffel Tower?

I loved this inspirational picture from Kara’s Party Ideas.

DIY Paris Eiffel Tower Floral and Gold Wall Canvas Springtime Art by Kara Allen | Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com #MichaelsMakers:

But I wanted something a bit more 3-D perhaps similar to this centerpiece by Because Candy Says So.

While I have a lovely collection of Eiffel Towers, which you’ll see on Wednesday, none quite fit the bill. I kept my eyes open and was almost blinded by a gleaming gold plastic version at Ross.

To cover the tower I needed small and rather flat flowers.  I found most of the blossoms, if you can believe it, at the Dollar Store. The exceptions were the teal hydrangeas ($2 at Hobby Lobby) and the purple blossoms ($1.85 at Michaels).

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It was a quick and simple project to cut the flowers off at the base of the stem and then hot glue them onto the Eiffel Tower.

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I hope you’ll come back on Wednesday to see several rooms of Storybook Cottage transformed for a Parisian springtime home tour. There’s been all sorts of projects going on to prepare for it…

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Joyeux lundi mes amis (Happy Monday my friends),

Laura

10 comments :

Manu said...

Oh This Eiffel made of flowers is wonderful!
Have a nice Monday

Auntie Em said...

Ooo-la-la! Love your pretty spring floral tower. Looks like you are having fun getting ready for Paris in the spring time. :)

Lisa said...

Precious! And I love the paper you lined your hutch in! It's so pretty!

Hena Tayeb said...

That Eiffel Tower made of flowers is beautiful!

Stacey said...

Laura, this is absolutely beautiful!

Christine said...

LOVE THIS THEME!!!!!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Your Eiffel Tower turned out so pretty. So sorry about the loss of your Aunt. I'm sure she would love your tribute to her.

Jeanie said...

Your Eiffel rocks and I may well have to borrow that idea! It's wonderful (and looks great on your table in the other post!)

Marigene said...

Cute Eiffel! ♥ the new look of your china cupboard.
Happy Easter, Laura.

Daniela said...


Your style, so flowery, so cheerful, so lively and fresh, so charming, amazes me more and more, my wonderful friend, thank you !
May your Easter be blessed with Peace,
sending love to you !

With heartfelt gratitude

Dany