Celebrating Valentines Day is traditionally meant for couples, but there’s still an opportunity to celebrate love and after all, isn’t that what life is all about. Celebrating those we love?
As a Lowes Creative Ideas blogger, our Lowes challenge this month was to do something to celebrate Valentines Day, so I figured that would give me a chance to do a beautiful and colorful centerpiece that would enhance my Open House this weekend, so I’d kill 2 birds with one stone, so to speak.
Flowers are so easy to pick up at the store and having fresh flowers around the house this time of year is extra special, I think, because many of us are dealing with rain, snow, and just plain yucky winter weather. We are finally seeing some sunshine again in Georgia, after dealing with many rainy days in a row. I love sunshine and can’t think of a better way to bring some sunshine inside than fresh flowers.
I was browsing around Lowes and came across these beautiful white resin urns with lids. But, when I looked at them, I realized they would be great used in a pair and they could easily become a vase too. With 2 of them at staggered heights, instant centerpiece.
Then, I simply picked up some spray roses in a beautiful deep pink from Trader Joes and had an instant shot of color for my table.
All I did was cut down the stems and remove most of the leaves and just arranged them in a circle inside this large white urn and don’t they look pretty on the table?
Those finial things are the lids. I added a mossy topiary I already had for some green accent and my little fern plant inside a white pottery piece and it adds such a punch of color to the table.
The plastic container the fern is in wasn’t completely hidden by the pot, so I tied a pretty blue ribbon around it to hide it and it turned out so cute. I lost a few rosebuds during the cutting process, so they got sprinkled on the table.
These white urns will certainly come in handy for many things down the road.
How pretty are the roses with my turquoise door in the background?
I love creating pretty vignettes and this one will be enjoyed for at least a couple of weeks going into February.
Green and red are a perfect complement to each other and a nice shot of Spring.
And I love the deep pink roses against my gray walls and white plates.
Just for fun, these plush Valentines hearts from LoveFeast got added in the mix. Instant Valentines!
Happy Valentines (I know it’s early, but you can start thinking about it)!
One of my very sweet bloggy friends, Deborah, sent me these cute little bunnies and they look adorable on my kitchen shelves. Thank you, Deborah!
I hope this post brightened your day and made you smile. We need all the help we can get during these dreary Winter months, don’t we?
Note: I received a giftcard from Lowes for this post, sharing ways to celebrate Valentines.
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In other exciting news, I’m so excited that my kitchen is going to be featured in Better Homes and Gardens Kitchen and Bath magazine. I have no idea when it will be, but you can bet I’ll be sharing it when I know. I think the photoshoot might be in March, so I will keep you posted and of course, share all the details I can.
Squeal! I was so hoping to get this house featured somewhere and it looks like it is happening this year! I’m also going to be in the Spring issue of Folk magazine, a brand new magazine that just started 2 years ago by 2 young and talented college students. It’s all about Americana and getting back to our roots, so check it out too. I think you’d love it.
Congratulations, Rhoda! This post is so special because I think back to the post about life not being a magazine…and there you go turning your life into one! Tissues, please! So much love to you this Valentine’s! Love from every where your words reach!
When I think of how far you’ve come from a couple of years ago it brings happiness to me. Congratulations on the magazine shoot! I hope they will also show your parents in the spread.
Lovely, and I am so happy for your good news. You have given all of us a lesson in making it on your own, showcasing your talents and skills! I love the centerpiece and am heading for Lowe’s. You have also taught me to look at all stores in a different fashion!
Congratulations! All of your (very) hard work paid off. Your home is lovely!!
Lisa @ Paintbrush & Screwdriver says
That’s so exciting – congratulations!!!
I saw the urns this weekend in our Lowes (I think they were even marked down a little…) I carried the larger one around for a few minutes, but ended up putting it back. D’oh!!
Lisa, yes they were marked down a lot when I bought them, so check back and see. I think they are great pieces to work with!
I love how you used the urn lids as finials in your centerpiece. So excited for you about being in BH&G! You deserve it!
Fairfield House says
CONGRATULATIONS on being featured in Better Homes & Garden and Folk Magazines! I am so happy for you. Your home is certainly beautiful (a reflection of you) and magazine worthy. I’m sure we’ll be seeing other rooms shared on pages of other magazines! Love your Valentine vignette, especially the whites urns paired with roses against the turquoise door backdrop. The small white rabbits are at home in your Southern Hospitality!
[email protected] Charm says
Beautiful vignette!!! Congrats to YOU on the features…how exciting!!!!
Congratulations Rhoda on the BHG magazine feature! I know that has always been a dream of yours and dreams do come true! Can’t wait to see it and hear you tell us all about it. Ahh, Valentine’s day! Love those urns and the tops that come with them! Simply Beautiful! Fond memories every Feb 14th of my dad. He would bring 3 heart shaped boxes of chocolate home after work for me, my mom and my sister. My mom got the bigger box of course. I savored my chocolates little by little and tried to make them last to Easter! Added to my list of things to do today…go to Lowes and look for those urns. I’m hoping I find them in Florida!
Rhoda, , just perfect, simple but effective! I have visions of many women flocking to Lowes in search of white urns. Congrats on the photo shoot – can’t wait to see it!
Linda B of NJ
sherry hart says
So pretty Rhoda…..pink and green with the white! Makes me yearn for spring. Congratulations on the kitchen feature…I know you are so excited! See you this afternoon.
Cory S. says
Well you are just turning into a regular celebrity I must say! Congratulations. I will definitely be looking forward to seeing both issues. Your bunnies are making me think of Easter. To heck with Valentine’s Day! I want Spring! We’re freezing cold here in Kansas City and dry, dry, dry as a bone. No serious moisture since last May. My poor trellis roses don’t look like your Trader Joe’s ones anymore. Anyway, great post!!
Help me Rhoda!
I am not receiving your blog posts via email anymore. When I try to subscribe, it tells me that I already am. I am missing your posts!
Bonnie @ the pin junkie says
Congratulations on the magazine features!
I enjoy reading your blog every day…any idea where Deborah scored those darling bunnies? I’d love to track them down.
HI, Deb, Deborah lives in NJ, so I don’t know where she got them. I can ask her though!
I love these, do you mind me asking how much they were? I might just have to head on down to lowe’s!
Hey, Kristin, not at all! They were on sale when I bought them for like $13 and $16 or so each. One is bigger. Hope you can still find them, they are great to have around.