Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Branches and Daisies


As I have shown you before, I like to change the window topper in my laundry room to fit the seasons. My regular laundry room decor is a mixture of cheerful daisies and whimsical art. With the change in the weather and the grass about to turn green, I like a softer and lighter look. That is why I love daisies - the color and the soft feel of the petals, are a sweet touch.

To make this natural looking window valance, I used the same branches I used for the winter look and simply removed the red berries. This bunch of branches is held together by wrapping it with twine and tying a simple bow. I wanted a light and airy look, so I randomly inserted just a few daisies in the branches. It was easy to nestle them between the branches - no need for glue and I can easily remove the flowers and change the look.

I love the natural look of the branches, the twine and the simple white daisies. This will be a happy addition to the window in my laundry room and will stay in place through the summer months.

That was an amazing basketball game last night and while we are disappointed that Michigan didn't win, they have an talented, young team and their future looks bright.

Have a great day!


{Linking with these friends}

Lil Luna

The Country Farm Home

Thrifty Decor Chick

A Stroll Thru Life

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Our Fifth House

Southern Lovely

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Diana Rambles

Somewhat Simple

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Tutus and Tea Parties


Savvy Southern Style

Handy Man Crafty Woman

The Charm of Home

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Funky Junk Interiors

I Heart Naptime

Sunny Simple Life

Between Naps on the Porch

Alderberry Hill

The Dedicated House

Cozy Little House

a bowl full of lemons

Kathe with an E

Life on Lakeshore Drive

My Repurposed Life

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Cedar Hill Ranch

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  1. It looks lovely...perfect for spring/Summer decorating!

  2. Great ball game last night. I, too, was cheering for the Wolverines. I was amazed at all the underclassmen starting on both teams. Both will have great futures if they don't all depart for the NBA. It was fun seeing 4 of the Fab Five at the game too.
    I like your daisies too, Vicki.
    Blessings, Beth

  3. Great idea for a seasonal window topper. I like the contrast of pretty daisies and rough branches.

  4. That is beautiful! Great idea...I think I'll try something like that too!

  5. How pretty and fresh! If only my laundry room wasn't in the ugly, gloomy basement. :) Thanks for sharing your idea.

  6. So elegant, divine yet earthy ~ love the photos and decor ~ ^_^

    Thanks for visiting and commenting .

  7. What a great idea! I need something to brighten up my dreary laundry room in the basement.

  8. Love the twigs. I do not like glue guns so this really works for me. You have a great attitude about the game.

  9. I went to sleep before the game was over but my Hubby said it was a great game:) Both teams deserved a win! Love your daisy creation! Lovely for any room! Have a blessed week dear friend, HUGS!

  10. It's lovely, Vicki. And I really like the idea of changing up something as simple as a laundry room - gives it it's own character.

  11. Hi! You were the link before me at the Somewhat Simple link party! Just stopping by to say hi! I love this look, very classy! I will have to think about doing something like this in my home!

    Thanks for sharing!

    It's Always Ruetten

  12. What a sweet window valance! Would love to see a picture of it above the window. :-)
    Mary Alice

  13. Vicki, the daisies are pefect for Spring. One of my favorite cottage flowers! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  14. Nice! I love using branches for decorating!

  15. I love this look! I am all about using natural elements and decorating with them! Love it, Nicole from southern charm! I am new follower, have a great weekend!

  16. A very nice topper -- love the fact that you do seasonal decor in your laundry room!

  17. Looks a wonderful spring topper.

    Super to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  18. So pretty! Perfect for spring ;)
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

  19. It's been very, very windy here and I have lots of little twigs in the yard. I may just copy cat you!

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  20. I am so impressed that you decorate your laundry room! Maybe, if I decorated mine and it looked as pretty as yours does, I would spend more time in there!!

  21. Great idea! It's so simple too! I'm co-hosting a blog hop today. I would love for you to join us. Callies's Crafts

  22. Such a wonderful idea. I love the use of the branches and the daisies, how fun and so pretty. Thanks for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  23. Very neat idea to change it up for the different seasons. Thanks for sharing it at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY PARTY.


  24. I love your whimsical touch! Adding beauty to a laundry room elevates it and makes it a joy to be there! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  25. SO pretty! Thanks for sharing this at my Pin Me Party!

  26. Happy Country Whites Weekend! Thank you kindly for embracing your country whites and sharing at our party. Daisies are one of my favorite flowers. :)
    Farmhouse hugs,

  27. What a great idea, and it looks so pretty! I love it. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent! Have a wonderful weekend!! Just pinned.


  28. Daisies are always a nice touch! Remember--they don't tell either!
    It's been great having you join Cindy and me for Country Whites Weekend! Features will be announced next Friday! Mark your calendar. . . .
    Springtime Farmhouse Blessings,


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