Monday, October 5, 2009

A gift for me and a gift for you!

It’s a very special DIY day for me because I get to show you a wonderful gift my husband gave to me, and then I get to giveaway a wonderful gift to one of you! How awesome is that? Just about as awesome as all the super cool tricks you can see over at Kimba’s – make sure you stop in and check them out.











Now, on to the fun. On Thursday my husband brought me a beautiful and seriously huge bouquet of fall blooms. I could have put them all in a big ‘ol vase and been done with it, but that’s not very DIY, now is it? So, I rounded up a bunch of containers and set to work creating a bunch of small arrangements to scatter around the house. This is one of my favorite things to do with flowers, so be aware that if you have the inclination to send me a bouquet, I will most like dismantle it within seconds of arrival. Just warning ya!

















First, I had to put some flowers in the kitchen because they make cooking and chowing down a little more homey.




















I think the entire blog world has this same vase, and we all paid less than a buck for it at a thrift store. It makes you wonder where all these babies came from! I love to cut flower stems kind of short, so they just peak over the edge of the vase, almost like a little cap of flowers. They just look a little more “done” to me this way.



















To balance out the formality, I went for a little fun and whimsy on the other side of the buffet. There is nothing as simple as popping a few blooms in empty wine and water bottles. Easy and classy – I like it!



















Flowers on my nightstand are my favorite luxurious treat. If you haven’t tried this, you must! For next to no money, you can feel like you’re sleeping in a swanky hotel.



















I mixed in some azalea cuttings from the yard to give this arrangement a little pop of green. I just stuck the whole thing in an IKEA juice glass and ta-da – instant glam.
















I love how a few white pumpkins and this mini arrangement take my birdy pictures from spring to fall.



















I think this milk glass beauty was intended as a candle holder, but if it’ll hold water, it can hold flowers!













Finally, I had to add something fresh and fall-ish to the living room.



















I love simple!
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OK, so now that you’ve taken a gander at my lovely present, it’s time to take a look at a present that could soon be yours! The folks at allmodern.com are generously giving one Little Red Roost reader their choice of a decorative pillow valued at $50 or under. Do you realize the kind of pillow gorgeousness that kind of money can buy?




















You could soon be the owner of this little cutie





















Or how about this fun modern print?




















You know I love this organic looking print




















Umm yeah, you could even snag some of this Thomas Paul hotness.

Seriously, if I didn’t have my lovely flowers to keep me company, I’d be kind of bummed that I can’t enter my own giveaway! So, if ya wanna win one of these beauties, and ya know ya do, here are three ways you can enter. # 1. Head on over to allmodern and check out the amazing pillow selection, then come back here and leave a comment, letting me know what pillow you would pick if you won. #2. If you become a follower of my blog and come back here and leave comment letting me know you have done so, you can earn yourself another entry. Please leave the extra comment, even if you’re already a follower. #3. You can earn yet another entry if you blog about this giveaway and come back here leaving a comment with a link to your post.

This giveaway ends Friday at midnight, Eastern Time, and is open to U.S. residents only.

Good luck! I can’t wait to see who wins!

<3
Hattie

40 comments:

Gina @ MoneywiseMoms said...

Love all your fall blooms--now you can enjoy them in every room!

I'd pick the owl. I love it!

Lara said...

I would pick the green pillow. It would look great in our living room. I like reading your down-to-earth blog, Hattie!

Tracy's mom said...

Decisions, decisions! Even though the brown pillow matches my living room "decor", I love the pear and leaf with blue.
By the way, did I count about 10 vases of flowers by the time you got through with that bouquet? You really know how to stretch the dollar!

Your cool friend Cheryl said...

You crack me up--you're right, every girl with a blog has those hobnail vases! (I still love them, though...) :)

Karla said...

I love the Juniper Square Pillow in Flint! I also love your flowers sprinkled all over your home! Very cute!!

Great giveaway, by the way!

~Karla @ It's The Little Things...

Leigh said...

I love breaking up bouquets, too! I have a collection of bud vases that I scatter around the house with flowers everywhere... I love the Keiko Nature Cattail Pillow in White - so pretty!

Hillary said...

Love all the fallness!

WOW they have some great stuff, I dont know how I could pick just one! That owl is precious though, but I also like the brown Thomas Paul Nest pillow. And there are so many that would be fabulous for kids rooms!

I've been a follower for a few weeks btw, just haven't noted, I dont think! Love seeing your ideas!

Mandy said...

Wow! Gorgeous pillows...I can't choose just one! But I'd like to try...:)

Wes and Donna's Big Adventure said...

I spent quite a while browsing and trying to pick my favorite which is the: Inhabit - Aequorea Giggle Pillow in Scarlet. Thanks for the chance.

Wes and Donna's Big Adventure said...

Now I'm going to follow your blog; very cute and interesting. I still love the Giggle Pillow in Scarlet.

2sisters said...

Love the flowers! Would've never thought to dismantle the boquet. We are now followers of your blog! Yeah! Come check out our blog www.acraftyclan.blogspot.com

2sisters said...

Love all the pillows! I would pick either the Owl pillow you showed above, or the Soak studio pillow in Winter Sky. Awesome!

little bird said...

i would pick the blossom pillow
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cindy@cottage instincts said...

Yeah. The green one. Totally. Also love all your flower ideas. I'm becoming a follower! Would love for you to pop over to my place for my very first ever in the world giveaway.
peace, cindy

Strand Family said...

I would pick the river rock pillow. It would match our bedroom.

Strand Family said...

I follow your blog :) Laura

Kat said...

I LOVE this pillow... I have this thing for elephants :D

http://www.allmodern.com/Koko-Company-91612-TKC1129.html

Kat said...

I'm also a follower :D

Kat said...

Also blogged a little here about it...

http://kittienoir.blogspot.com/2009/10/mmm.html

~~Carol~~ said...

Wow, that really was a huge bouquet! I love doing that too, so that I can have flowers in every room.
I have never seen so many pillows in one place before! It was so hard to choose, but if I was lucky enough to win, I would love the Nest Pillow In Green!
Have a great day!
Carol

~~Carol~~ said...

And I am a Follower!

Sherri S said...

Oouuu there are so many wonderful pillows! I spent wayyyy too much time looking. LOL Love your flowers and my pick would probably be the adorable owl or the sweet Sparrow Boudoir!

Dresser Girl said...

Hands down - Doodle Dog. TOO CUTE!!

Becky said...

The flowers are all gorgeous.

I love the Juniper pillow in flint. Beautiful pillows and wonderful giveaway!!

Becky said...

I just signed up to follow you on Google Reader.

Leanne said...

I'd pick the Nest pillow in green. Soooo pretty. Thanks for the generous giveaway. Love your site.

Hadley Family said...

I love your darling blog!!! How fun to get flowers. I am definately a follower now (Hadley Family)!

Hadley Family said...

I would totally pick that owl pillow you pictured above, it is just the colors of my room, and it is adorable! I browsed their site, but this one is still my fav!

Hadley Family said...

I really want to win this giveaway, so I wanted the maximum chances to win. I blogged about your cute blog and the giveaway. Check it out if you'd like :)
http://btenhadleyfamily.blogspot.com/2009/10/beautification-giveaway.html

limonurse said...

I love the little owl pillow. It would be perfect in my guest room. :) BTW I love the milk glass....I am a big fan of that and depression glass. :)

limonurse said...

I am a follower now!! I love your cute little blog!!

limonurse said...

Okay I blogged about the giveaway. Check it out http://sund4.blogspot.com/ Thanks for the giveaway!

Anna said...

i would pick the juniper square pillow in aqua. i am IN LOVE. so please please please pick me! :) love your blog. I am a follower!

Tim and Tracy said...

Love your flowers- okay, now on to the giveaway. ;)

There are so many great pillows, but I would choose the Verbana Glacier 12x20 Pillow. Perfect for one of my rooms.

Oh, and I'm a follower and I blogged about the giveaway! Great prize on the line- so exciting!

Lara said...

Hattie, I became a follower.

Michelle said...

I'm already a follower! Thanks for the opportunity!

Michelle said...

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Michelle said...

I'd get either the birds or the tree pillows... It's so hard to pick just one!

MotherhoodFilm said...

I really enjoyed looking around your blog! What great ideas!!
*Eliza’s blog*