Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Invite Those Mums Inside

The frosty nights are here, indeed.   Actually here in Colorado, the 10-inch snowy nights are here, indeed.  And that means it's time to invite inside those beautiful pots of mums that were previously adorning the front porch.   
We wouldn't want to let all that lovely go to waste.

Those mum plants are so bountiful in blooms they won't miss a few from the backside. So find yourself a nice little vase, or a little tin teapot will do nicely.  And let it add some cheer to your front entry.

Or make a bouquet in a turquoise jar to put next to your bed.
Just think how lovely it will be to wake up to in the morning.

And who doesn't need a little cheering bunch of mums to look at by the kitchen sink?

Now, I don't know about you, but I spend quite a lot more time admiring mums while at my kitchen sink than I did those on our little front door stoop.   Especially lately.   

And you better believe my sweetheart is appreciating that.
(appreciating that I'm spending a bit more time cleaning up, I mean ;)

This has been a very good week - already the shift in priorities has made such a tangible difference in our home.   It's not all peaches and roses, but in general I'm more focused, motivated and altogether happier in spirit.

You blessed my heart so much with all your kind, encouraging, and sympathetic comments on my last post.  It seems many of us are in the same boat, and it's heartening to know we are not alone.  And so, we press on.


  1. Beautiful pictures! Glad you are having a better week!!

  2. You take the prettiest photos! I need to bring some mums in my home! I need to bring any type of plant in my house for that matter... I have none:(

    Glad things are getting better!

  3. beautiful! i love all of your pictures! what kind of camera do you use, if you don't mind me asking? i need some advice! :D have a lovely day!

  4. What a lovely sentiment! I think that flowers should be a part of our everyday lives. Not just kept for special occasions. I'm doing some research on how people feel about flowers. I would love you to stop by my blog and answer the question, how do you feel about flowers?

  5. what a bright and cheery post dear friend!

  6. I love how you have put touches of cheer with those gorgeous mums throughout your house. Unfortunately, I didn't buy any mums this year. I never saw any that looked really pretty. Perhaps the garden center had better choices, but I never made it there. When I was at a friend's Halloween party last weekend, someone had brought a plate of little hor's d'oeurves with small mum heads in-between. It was so pretty!

  7. Love your blog. It's amazing how a little touch of flowers can bring so much life into a room!