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TIDBITS&TWINE Spring Dining Room Tour 2016

Spring is finally here and I am so ready for the warmer weather.  Today I’m sharing a tour of my Spring dining room with you.  While I normally show you my table with decor on top, today I’m sharing it all dressed up and ready for brunch!  Here’s what’s on the menu:

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The centerpiece is just a simple white pitcher filled with pink roses and green mini hydrangea.  The white pitcher didn’t stand out on the table runner so I added a rustic-looking cutting board as a base.

TIDBITS&TWINE Dining Table Centerpiece Hydrangea and Roses

 

Flanking the centerpiece are two small buckets that I picked up on sale at Michaels and I filled them with pots of lemon basil for a bright spring green and a fresh scent!

TIDBITS&TWINE Lemon Basil Buckets Spring Dining Room Tour

 

The place settings are just simple white IKEA dishes with blue linen ruffle napkins and my new Maxfield flatware.

TIDBITS&TWINE Spring Place Setting Blue and White with a Mini Menu

 

I made mini clipboard brunch menus to sit atop each plate using a simple chalkboard tag, a decorative gold clip, and a paper menu that I made.

TIDBITS&TWINE Dining Room 2016 DIY Mini Menu Brunch Place Setting

 

I like using a variety of heights on the table so instead of a plate or a bread basket for the blueberry scones, I opted for a cake stand.

TIDBITS&TWINE Spring Dining Table Blueberry Scones

 

My daughter eats so many berries I’m pretty sure she could eat this entire bowl by herself… :)

TIDBITS&TWINE Spring Dining Room Bowl of Berries

 

While the pieces on the table are all relatively simple, it’s the bright spring colors and the variety of textures that really makes everything pop!

TIDBITS&TWINE Pink Green White and Blue Spring Dining Table Idea

 

I took these photos just last Saturday but this is probably the last time you’ll see the dining room before it gets a makeover!  I’m super excited about some of the upcoming changes but like most of my projects, I’m sure it will take me forever to complete.  :)

TIDBITS&TWINE Spring 2016 Dining Room Tour

 

 

Happy Spring!!

 

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My Roman Numeral Clock Mirror {Shopping Sources}

I get a lot of questions asking about the roman numeral mirror above my mantel in my master bedroom.

Tidbits&Twine Master Bedroom Mantel

Tidbits&Twine Master Bedroom Mantel

 

I bought the mirror at HomeGoods a few years ago and unfortunately, there’s no tag or information on the back that indicates the manufacturer.  I’ve never seen another mirror exactly like it, but I’ve seen some that are similar so I’m sharing those with you today.

 

1. Amelie Wall Clock – Uttermost

I love the large size of the mirror portion of this one and as a bonus, it’s an actual working clock!

Uttermost Amelie Wall Clock

 

2. Convex Clock Mirror – Restoration Hardware

Similar to mine, the RH mirror is square with the clock face on the inside.

RH Convex Clock Mirror

 

 

3. Moe’s Antique Black Timepiece Mirror – Bellacor

This is a rustic metal frame giving it a similar look to mine, but the mirror portion is smaller and confined to just the center.

Moe's Black Timepiece Mirror

 

 

 

4. When In Rome Mirror – Dot & Bo

Dot and Bo When In Rome Mirror

 

5. Roman Numeral Mirror – Overstock

This mirror is a great option for a space that can be viewed from both the front and the side!

Roman Numeral Mirror

6. Quatrefoil Mirror – Restoration Hardware

While there are no numbers on this mirror, the basic idea is the same with a rustic frame that sit atop the mirror.

RH Gothic Quatrefoil Mirror

 

There’s also a less expensive version available at Overstock:

Connell-Round-Quatrefoil-Mirror

 

 

Of course, if I ever come across my exact mirror, I’ll post an update!

 

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How to Make Ordinary Grocery Store Flowers Look Amazing

I love to decorate with fresh flowers in my home, especially during Springtime!  Fresh flowers help breathe a little “life” into a room and bring the outdoors in.  Plus, they add a little color which helps to change up the look of a room without spending a lot of money.  While I would love to go to the flower market and pick out all of my favorites, it’s just not possible.  We have a few nice florists nearby, but I find them to be a bit pricey, so instead, I buy my flowers from the grocery store.  I’m usually able to find several of my favorites in a variety of colors, including roses, stalk, hydrangeas, and peonies!!

Here are my tips for making ordinary grocery store flowers look amazing!

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1.  Buy One Type of Flower {and skip the mixed bouquet}

Personally, I’m not a fan of the ready-made mixed bouquets.  My issue with the mixed bouquet is that they often have only a few of the more expensive, nice flowers, mixed with lots of “filler” flowers and a lot of leaves and greenery that take away from the “wow” of the individual blossoms.  Instead, try using one type of flower for a more dramatic impact.  If you want to add some variety, consider a small accent flower, berries, or branches.


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Tidbits&Twine Guest Bedroom Roses

 

2. Feed Your Flowers & Ditch the Leaves

To make your flowers last longer, always use the food packet that comes with them.  Also, remove the leaves so that all of the flower’s resources can go to the bud itself.  If you want greenery or want the leaves, leave just a couple and/or add green stems to your arrangement.

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Tidbits&Twine Christmas Mantel with Roses and Cedar

 

3.  Think Beyond the Standard Vase

Part of what makes an arrangement beautiful and “work” within your decor is the vase itself!  But don’t limit yourself to a standard vase and instead, consider using anything that is water-tight, including trophies, champagne buckets, pitchers, drinking glasses, sugar bowls, and even egg cups!

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4.  Dry Your Beautiful Buds

When your flowers begin to die, don’t throw them out!  Instead, dry them!  Some flowers dry nicer than others, so I’m partial to roses and hydrangeas.  When I dry roses, I usually just leave in the vase and let them dry just as they are.  I haven’t had luck drying my hydrangeas the same way, though, because I find that they tend to wilt.  To dry my hydrangeas, I clip them to a pant hanger and put them in the closet so that they don’t flatten or droop.

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And don’t forget, branches and clippings from your yard work beautifully indoors, too!

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On a related note, don’t you think that flowers say a lot about your personality and style?  What’s your favorite flower to decorate with?

 

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