Thursday, July 7, 2011

Getting Party Ready

Hey my friends!

Hope you are doing wonderful!

I am getting ready for a little birthday party for a friend of mine.

Several of our closest friends will be here that we haven’t seen in a long time, so, of course, I have to do some fluffing around the house to make it party ready.

I don’t really bring in party décor.  I tend to bring in flowers and candles and just try to make things smell good and look pretty and clean.

I also usually make most of my cleaning supplies but decided to splurge a few weeks ago and order some beautifully lavender scented cleaners.

See what I’m doing today.  

cleaners


I ordered these delightful cleaners and a few other things from Sweet Grass Farm.    Go check them out online at www.sweetgrassonline.com.

After everything is good and clean, then I start adding pretty white flowers everywhere.


bottle


green jar


dr bottles


cabinet


table


snacks


We have a little snack station that gets used a lot.  The entire sign reads Sweet and Salty.


shelves


bath


The guest bathroom has to have a little flower and candles also.


porch


This simple vintage wire basket with flowers will greet our guests as they arrive.


I like to buy a couple of the five dollar bouquet of flowers at Wal-Mart and just spread them all over the house.  So fresh, so pretty.


My next little project tonight will include these…

jars

I’ll show you later what they look like.

I love to make people feel special when they come to our home.  I want them to know that I took a little more time to make things “just right” just for them.

See you all soon.

(For those of you praying for my mom, thank you from the bottom of my heart)

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24 comments:

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

You have such a lovely collection of old bottles, trays and such. Your home always looks lovely, but the flowers really take it over the top!

gina3 said...

This is my kind of party decorating...simple, sweet, fresh and pretty. Your friends are going to appreciate the special touches. Enjoy your time with them.

ImSoVintage said...

love the little touches of flowers everywhere.

NanaDiana said...

Can I come too if I promise to behave myself?;>) I'll bet your friend will be so pleased with eveything you do for her. I haven't had a "girl party" at our house in a long time. Maybe it's about time I did that~

I can't wait to see what you are doing with the jars and tags and straws(?) xo Diana

Red Gate Farm said...

Love the flowers in all of those jars and bottles! What a great display... and I'd love to know how those cleaners work... I've seen them on the internet myself and wondered.

It will be a GREAT party I'm sure!

~Chris

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

I love all of the old bottles. Can I come?

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Looks like a wonderful way to set up for a party. Love the white flowers in the mason jars..

Jann Olson said...

I love all of your old bottles. There's just something about white flowers that make everything look so clean and fresh. Loved all of your creative ideas. Hey, those cleaners are so cute. The bottles themselves is enough to make me want to order them. Thanks for sharing, and thanks for visiting my blog.

Becky C said...

First of all, I really wish I was coming to the party :)LOL
I've always wanted to try the Farmhouse cleaning products! Please let me know what you think...I may have to get some before I have company here later this month :)
Your house looks gorgeous, girl. Every single little thing, especially all the added flowers. Oh, and those Ball drinking jars look very familiar. Can't wait to use mine...
Love ya

cityfarmer said...

white flowers say it all, do they not?

a perfect party in every way ...

how was it?

cityfarmer said...

p.s.
my birthday is 9/23
start planning

Katherines Corner said...

Lovely collection, I use Walmart flowers too, spread them around and taa daa! Hopping over from the feathered nest. So happy I did. Following you now, Hugs and have a happy weekend!
P.S. prayers for your Mother.

Ido said...

Love all those bottles, can't wait to see what you do with the canning jars, I know it will be great though.
Have a great weekend.
Still praying for your mom, hope she feels okay.
XXX Ido

Christie said...

Amy, I hope the cupcakes turn out yummy! It is funny to me that I even post anything about food...just not so much the cook! Let me know how they turn out! OHHHH...I think I might like to be a guest in this wonderful space! Have a great time with your friends! Christie

Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

Everyone will love it!!! Beautiful flowers!

Lori said...

Everything is so beautiful! I just love your house and the way you decorate with old mason jars and flowers. It looks so fresh and clean. Your friend will love the extra touches!

Lori : )
Thrifty Decor Mom

Mary Lou said...

So pretty and inviting! I like the jar that has the screw top on it. You have the knack!! Have a great party!

A Cottage Muse said...

Your guests were in for a real treat last night! Hope you had fun!!

Debbie said...

I'm so behind in blogland that I've missed a ton of Amy inspiration. I'm going to enjoy looking back at a week's worth of posts.

I think I'll need to get a little cup of coffee first.

My favorite part of this one is the hanging jar wit the flowers.

And since I make my own supplies too, I'm wondering if I can just add a little lavender oil or something to mine. ('Cause I'm cheap you know...)

Still praying in confidence, btw.

A friend I know calls it an adventure of prayer. She taught me to pray for every little decision or step along the way.

If you have a specific step or decision that needs prayer coverage, please let me know!)

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Love all the touches of flowers...your home is always so welcoming Amy! Can't wait to see what you are doing - we look forward to seeing it- btw we are loving that new table you picked up below...wow...amazing:)
About the scones...they are similar to biscuits...we will email you some favorite recipes next week...they are out of this world yummy :)

JunkSituation said...

Amy, I've only looked at a few of your pics, and love everything you create! I'll be checking your blog regularly now :) Have a great day ...
Tammy

Poppy said...

Such a delightful post! I loved how you displayed those blue Mason jar bottles around your house and they look so refreshing and lovely with the white flowers in them..Thanks for sharing the website for those awesome lavender cleaners. I definitely need to check them out. You have a wonderful collection of those vintage blue jars... loved 'em! Thanks for stopping by and liking my lavender post. Happy Sunday to you! I'm sure your friend had a wonderful time at your party :) ~Poppy

http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

Gypsy Heart said...

Such special touches...a definite "Amy" touch! I love to buy the bunches of flowers and scatter them throughout too. Makes such a statement I think.

xo
Pat

Gypsy Heart said...

Such special touches...a definite "Amy" touch! I love to buy the bunches of flowers and scatter them throughout too. Makes such a statement I think.

xo
Pat