Sunday, September 19, 2010


Hello, Dear Ones! Before I start my post today I wanted to invite you all to a blog party I'm having. It's called Heart of the Home Party and it's about showing your kitchen. I hope you'll all come. For the information you need just click on the little party button I made with my mosty dainty fingers!! :)

Okay! I wanted to show you what I have sitting on my breakfast room table today! Flowers!! I know you're not surprised since most of us place flowers on our tables from time to time. :)

Well, this little ivory vase is filled to the brim with florals and guess what? They're faux! If you visit me often you're not surprised are you? Because I always say ~ I love my fauxs and my fauxs love me. I'm very sweet to my fauxs and used just as many as I could in this arrangement so as not to make any of them get their tiny feelings hurt! Especially the hydrangeas, as they tend to be a tad moody.

Then I popped down a couple of little pitchers and poked a hydrangea into each one. Now I have a delima ~ these were living, breathing, talking, live hydrangeas that came off my little bush out back. I chopped them off to dry them and dried they have. So...are they faux or dead now? I don't like calling them dead. But I could call them deadheads. Yep, Deadheads - then they would could be fans of the rock group the Grateful Dead! Truckin'...oh there I go. I just can't help myself sometimes! :)

A little mosaic of my Deadheads! They are lovely aren't they?

Come a little bit closer you're my kind of man so big and so strong - that's a song by Jay and the Americans! I'm just haunted by songs. I meant for you to come closer to see the pretty hydrangeas. So let me get back (Get Back - by the Beatles! I need to stop this. I think I need help!) ...Help, I need someone! my Deadheads! Listen, do you hear anything? Very soft singing perhaps? :)

Well, I decided the little pitchers needed to go and laid down one Deadhead bloom. I like this.

Then I laid down the next tiny little Deadhead bloom and this was the look I was after all along! I like this now. Fauxs and Deadheads ~ I love it! Hope you like it too!

I'm joining Our Dear Mary at Dear Little Red House for Mosaic Monday,
Our Dear Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday,
Our Dear Cielo at The House in the Roses for Show Off Your Cottage Monday,
Our Dear Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday.

Make sure you pop in to see the Most Dear Hostesses and see all of the talented ones around The Land of Blog.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~


If my words did glow with the gold of sunshine
And my tunes were played on the harp unstrung
Would you hear my voice come through the music?
Would you hold it near, as it were your own?

It's a hand-me-down, the thoughts are broken
Perhaps they're better left unsung
I don't know, don't really care
Let there be songs to fill the air

Ripple in still water
When there is no pebble tossed
Nor wind to blow

Reach out your hand if your cup be empty
If your cup is full may it be again
Let it be known there is a fountain
That was not made by the hands of man

There is a road, no simple highway
Between the dawn and the dark of night
And if you go, no one may follow
That path is for your steps alone

Ripple in still water
When there is no pebble tossed
Nor wind to blow

You who choose to lead must follow
But if you fall, you fall alone
If you should stand, then who's to guide you?
If I knew the way, I would take you home
~sung by The Grateful Dead


  1. Your pitchers and hydrangeas are beautiful. Love them!

  2. So gorgeous ... love your fauxs! Your fabulous ivory vase and pitchers look terrific filled with those great fauxs and deadheads!

  3. They're beautiful! The flowers and the vase, and pitchers. Just beautiful!

  4. You always bring a smile...and I love your deadheads!

  5. Hi Shelia. :) Your hydrangea arrangement is gorgeous! Love the deadheads that are laying down on the table. Perfect touch!

    Now this working girl is going to try and be present for the party. Glad for the advanced notice.

  6. They are pretty..dead or alive..amazing! ;D

  7. The hydrangea are dried and they look wonderful. The whole arrangement is lovely.

  8. What a beautiful floral display, Sheila. Love it!

  9. I am mighty grateful I saw your Deadheads as they are so pretty. hugs♥olive

  10. Silk flowers have come a long way! When I worked in a florist shop for a short while I honestly could not tell the real from the faux orchids without feeling them.
    I've marked your kitchen party on my calendar and plan to attend. Wednesday I get a new countertop and after that, backsplash of ceramic tiles and I can hardly wait to have my kitchen back.

  11. Hi Shiela,
    Your little deadheads are so pretty. You cut them at just the right time. I always think that I'll cut some off my moms bush but never seem to make it in time. One day they are beautiful and the next time I see them they are turning brown.
    I love the arrangement, too!
    The Tattered Tassel

  12. Oh my gosh! I do that with songs, too. Drives my hubby and kids crazy!! (Crazy! I'm crazy for feeling so lonely - Patsy Cline) Anyway... Love the fauxs. I think you may have changed my mind about using un-real flowers. Yours look fabulous!
    Patricia :o)

  13. Beautiful hydrangeas on your table and I'm so glad that you're not afraid of "silk."

  14. Hi Shelia
    What beautiful flowers. I love your blog.
    And, thank you for visiting My Cozy Corner.

  15. I've always referred to them as dried...but deadheads sounds so much cooler...more cool...eeehhh well it sounds much it!!!

  16. Beautiful arrangements, and the containers are wonderful, really make the color of the flowers pop. Thanks for sharing and for visiting.

  17. The hydrangeas are really pretty, Shelia but I would just call them dried instead of deadheads, lol. I think it sounds better.....Christine

  18. I think they look fabulous and I would not have known that they were faux until you mentioned it!!
    Just beautiful!!


  19. Just beautiful! Your dried hydrangeas look how about just calling them gorgeous!

  20. They look so lovely. You did a beautiful job displaying them.


  21. Hi, Sheila. Yes, I love them too! Your arrangement looks gorgeous, and I really do love dried hydrangeas also. You are lucky to have real hydrangeas in your backyard and dried your own -- I had to buy mine from Ebay! I am hoping to join your Oct 13 party and maybe I should include my dried hydrangeas for you. Oh, and I love faux silk flowers too, like you! :)
    Best regards,

  22. Your arrangement is just beautiful, I love the colors!

  23. Your arrangements of faux or semi-faux are gorgeous. So soft and pretty.

  24. The color of your dried hydrangeas are stunning. They are natural not faux you silly willy. I love faux, too since I don't have the real thing.

  25. Good morning Shelia, I have been out of town the past four days and came back home late last night. My sister went on an antique buying trip and I went along to keep her company. We were all the way up in Ohio. Fun, fun, fun. I'm glad to be home again though.

    I too love your faux flowers. I was sure they were real. Very pretty and I adore dried hydrangeas. They are lovely. You do crack me up with all your references to songs. My sisters and I do the same thing all the time. We too LOVE music. It makes me happy just to hear it anytime I am feeling low. That is not often. HA!

    Love, Jeanne xoxoxo

  26. Hi Shelia, your flowers are beautiful....the colors are out of this world. Love them!

    Barb ♥

  27. I had no idea that they were faux until you told me. I adore hydrangeas too.
    I've taken your party button for my sidebar and will spread the word.

  28. Your fauxs and deadheads are great! I can't wait for the kitchen party -- I have been a space queen lately, so I hope it doesn't get past me...

  29. Wish I had a hydrangea bush! These are so beautiful! I really love the look of dried flowers.

  30. Love your hydrangeas, and of course, I loved the Grateful Dead!! This was such a great made me smile this morning.
    ♥, Susan

  31. that looks so lovely, i do love hydangeas. i love that talking leads you to songs-the same thing happens to me, only it can be songs, or a quote from a movie, etc.

    thank you so much for stopping by the cape on the corner, and for your kind words on my fall decorating! i truly appreciate it!

  32. O, you silly, silly, little tiny woman, you...
    I love your deadheads...and am so envious of ANYone that can grow these beautiful flowers..

    I wouldn't miss your KITCHEN PARTY even if HUGH GRANT was coming over...wait...CAN I bring him to the party if he DOES drop by??? I mean, you know, since there's SUCH a chance that he might!!!

    I have been taking so many photos of my HUMBLE and slightly OLDEN kitchen, getting all ready for the par-tay......just can't wait.
    Do you remember the HOT KITCHEN PARTY I had a couple years ago...that was such fun so I KNOW your party is going to be a blast. I love kitchens...can you really LOVE KITCHENS?....why, you bet your little egg beater, you can.
    Silly-ness seems to overtake me completely when I get any where NEAR your blog....:)))

  33. Hi Sheila,
    Your arrangement looks wonderful!

  34. Hi Shelia,
    As always I enjoyed your post-i think it is great that you always have a song in your head!
    Your centrepiece looks great on your table.


  35. So beautiful, love your hydrangeas arregement!

  36. You're full of song and merriment today. Love it!! Enjoy the new week. Sally

  37. Hi Sheila! I'm with ya on fauxs!!!! They've found their way into my home, too, and I just adore them. So many times I want to fill my pitchers with flowers, and there just isn't anything worth picking out in the garden. So out come the fauxs. They always add just the right touch. And today's fauxs are so incredibly real looking, too! Love the your centerpiece. Very pretty! Happy MM to you!

    xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

  38. Hi Sheila
    Your collages are so pretty. I especially love the plain white pitchers.

  39. That arrangement is so gorgeous! And, I can't wait to join the Heart of the Home party!

  40. besides the beautiful faux arrangement, the well preserved hydrangeas look just wonderful.

  41. I love those flowers. Beautiful! Faux works for me too!

  42. Oh my goodness, how beautiful. I love hydrangeas and yours are the most beautiful color ever!


  44. I love your arrangement...just lovely. But I must say I got such a chuckle out of your post...your very inventive in your posting. Have a good day...Sue

  45. Well my little peepers couldn't tell the different they thought the fauxs were real in this pretty flower arrangement. Trish

  46. Beautiful hydrangeas - faux or not! I love your pitchers too!

  47. I love hydrangeas...faux or real...they are so lovely! I am looking forward to the party Oct. 13!! Thanks so much!

  48. Gosh those are pretty! I love hydrangeas.

    Hey, I have pics of my sweetie up on my latest post!

    Life on the Edge

  49. What a gorgeous bouquet! I like the pitchers too, but the ones that are lying beside make a nice statement! I love hydrangeas fresh and dried! Beautiful soft colors!

    I made a copy of your upcoming party button to display on my blog.


  50. Call them dried, cause that's what they are, and I will call them lovely!
    I have buckets of them all over waiting to be sprayed for the upcoming holidays!

  51. Sweet Shelia..I have had your party button on my sidebar for about a week now...or so. I think this will be wonderful. Who of us does not like our kitchens..or looking at other kitchens! I am delighted with this meme. faux flowers..
    I always by the best I can for all the times..because they last and I never tire of them! Yours are gorgeous...and I just may have to run out and get some more. I was just thinking of that. Mine are usually roses of some kind....yellow..who knows..but..I think I may need some.
    Your posts are always such a delight..simple and wonderful. Nothing that cannot be done and I love that.
    Loves for this..

  52. Shelia this is beautiful!

    We are headed out on a road trip Sunday. When I saw your party announcement, I was afraid it was going to be next week.'s Oct 13...I will have time. It will take that long to clean our kitchen!;-)

  53. Shelia this is beautiful!

    We are headed out on a road trip Sunday. When I saw your party announcement, I was afraid it was going to be next week.'s Oct 13...I will have time. It will take that long to clean our kitchen!;-)

  54. Sheila...them is the prettiest deadhead I ever saw, lol!!

    I am excited about your party on the 13th!! That will give me motivation to get a project done :)


  55. You are too cute Shelia! Your faux flowers look great! Love your deadheaded hydrangeas!

    ~ Tracy

  56. I'm glad I stopped by this morning - you have me chuckling before my first cup of coffee!
    I do love your mix of faux and deadheads - and I also have the problem of songs popping into my head when I hear certain words during conversations and even my own thoughts! It is enough to make you crazy sometimes...especially when I am compelled to share the songs with whoever I happen to be with.

  57. Hello Lady, I think you stopped by my blog (Blog Frog told me so!) The flowers are beautiful! Faux or real, they all look great. Faux flowers look so real, and they stay pretty for a long time... it's a great way to enjoy all the color and beauty you want all year long! Will take a look around your blog!

  58. I love your faux flowers! I am looking forward to joining your party next month!

    Susan and Bentley

  59. Such beautiful flowers and I love them arranged in the lovely bowl and pitchers. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

  60. You gotta love hydrangias. Thanks for stopping by In His Grip.

  61. Shelia, I like faux- I cannot kill them.... You know I have a brown thumb and it takes everything I have to keep something alive! Your faux and the deadheads look lovely together. Hydrangeas look good- dead or alive! LOL Everything looks so pretty in your bowl and pitchers.
    hugs, Sue

  62. Daer shelia, they look so much like the real thing. Lovely arranged too. The Lord does make some beautiful things :o)

    God bless you

  63. You sure can arrange flowers pretty. I'm all thumbs when it comes to that.

  64. Your arrangement is beautiful Shelia! And your commentary is hysterical! I enjoyed your post so much. laurie

  65. G'eve Shelia ~ The power & beauty a flower can bring to a table/decor. You are such an inspiration to me ... I've attempted a few things I would NOT have thought of on my own ... because of you. THANK YOU.

    Have a beautiful week.
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  66. Hi Shelia!
    You are the Beautiful Heart of your lovely home.
    I realy love your deadheads!

  67. Love your faux arrangement, Sheila!!
    It is so lovely and well balanced! And it definitely has the Sheila FLAIR!! Yes, you do have flair!! Lovely flair, with everything you touch! Come touch some things down here at my house, ok? Real soon?
    Love and huggies!

  68. Beautiful!!! I love hydrangeas - real or faux!

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