Sunday, May 17, 2015

Graduation, flowers & fun purchases

What an extremely busy week I had!  Graduation at the college I work for was on Saturday and we worked a lot of hours getting it all ready.  We prayed for no rain and got our wish though it was a bit chilly and there was lots of wind.  But we made it through the busy week of events and we did it all without a manager to guide us.  
The first event of the week was a retirement party for the president.  Here are the centerpieces I made.  I wanted to highlight the past 6 years of his time as the president and searched high and low for different photos to put in these flower pots.  Everyone loved them and I will be giving the photos to the president and his wife.

Next up was Commencement Eve Dinner.  This is a special dinner and I got to buy fresh flowers to use in the centerpieces.  I tied some purple tulle around a black box and inserted a little gold bling in the bow.  Then I arranged white hydrangeas, yellow roses and purple daisies into a vase that I put inside the box.  They were very pretty and guess who got to take the flowers home?  
 Me of course!  I took all the roses and made them into one big bouquet.  They look so pretty on my rose clothed dining room table.
I made another bouquet with the hydrangeas and daisies.  I am hoping that the hydrangeas will dry nicely so that I can save them. 
I took two of the blooms and transplanted them.  I hope that it will work and that I can get some hydrangea starts to plant.  But if it doesn't work, I think I will be okay!

Today when I was at the hardware store with Cody picking up a sprinkler, I turned around and saw these in the canning section.  Lids and straws for wide mouth Mason Jars!  I got a set because I just couldn't pass them up for $5. 
I love drinking out of Mason Jars and these will be great to take up camping next weekend.  I also picked up these cute red gingham plates and napkins from Dollar Tree.  These will be perfect for our first camping trip of the year next weekend for Memorial Day! 
I recently started watching Parenthood on Netflix and I just love Monica Potter.  After Googling her, I found that she has a store that is absolutely adorable called Mrs. Potter Home,  It is just my style, and is probably yours too!  I bought myself this super cute beachcomber bag in jade and gray from her site.  I love the size of it and will use it all summer long to take on camping trips and what not. You should check out all the pretty things she has for sale, I am sure you will find something you love! 
Yay!  Memorial Day weekend is upon us and I can't tell you how much I need a three-day weekend!  I hope you all have a great week!

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4 comments:

Kelly-Anne said...

Hello Trisha! I was just thinking of you last night and wondering how you were...and I see a post by you in my blog reader this morning! So lovely to visit and see what you've been up to recently...it looks like you've been quite busy!
The flowers are absolutely gorgeous and I am so glad you go to take them home to enjoy!
And I adore those mason jar lids and straws and the beautiful bag you found:)
Have a lovely week!
Blessings,
Kelly-Anne

Laurel Stephens said...

What a busy week! You always do such pretty centerpieces and decorations. They're lucky to have you. I hope you have fun camping next weekend. I have a tip for the Parenthood series (even though you didn't ask.:)) After a season or two there's a season where the characters get SO whiny, self centered, and stupid you just want to shake them! I actually stopped watching the show that season because the characters were so unlikable. So did my daughter. A couple years later, I happened to see a good episode and went back and watched all the seasons I'd skipped, and I'm so glad I did because it ended up being one of my favorite TV series EVER. Really! :) Enjoy!

Libbie Doyle said...

Love that you got to take the flowers home! I haven't had fresh flowers in my house for way too long & I need to pick some up! The other thing I would love to pick up is that bag!!! SOOO cute! I always love the same things you do :)

JES said...

Those hydrangeas would be gorgeous dried!!! Also, I think Monica Potter has a nice blog too about homemaking but I can't remember the name... And your canning jar caps you purchased are perfect! I love anything mason jar oriented :) Thank you for sharing this week on the Art of Home-Making Mondays!