27 February 2013

Decorating with Pretty Poppies

Poppies brighten any room and are often found in ornamental 

gardens.  They were a funeral flower for ancient Egyptians

and used as a shrine flower by the Greeks. In our home they are

used as a glorious accent color.  

You know, how I keep my floral arrangements year after year.

Well this little poppy arrangement is no exception.  She is well

over ten years old.  She has been packed, moved, dusted and

bathed.  Here she is now proudly displayed on our family

room mantle!

Summer of 2012 we painted our living areas French Gray-

With my new clean and neutral colors, I was in need for some

accent colors.  I wanted to incorporate green and tangerine into

my family room.  

On a recent shopping trip to Kirklands I found this poppy

painting!  You can imagine how pleased I was-the floral 

arrangement and painting are perfect for my mantle decor.

Embracing the tangerine theme, I purchased these pillow covers

and brought continuity to our family room.  

What colors are you choosing for Spring?

Joining the Party with  Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson

                                    The Brambleberry Cottage


Jemma's home is a quiet spot nestled among the trees. You might find me writing, reading, or puttering in my Greenhouse, tweaking a recipe, crafting a wreath or loving on my grands. Always living with a grateful heart.


  1. Beautiful, Jemma!
    Lately, I have been thinking about the color scheme of our family room, and feeling that it needs a spot of color. I like how you've added just a little bit of color, and with accent pieces that will be easy to swap out when you want a change.
    Thank you for the inspiration!

  2. Dear Jemma,
    some news to share with you, my daughter had her baby on Sunday, the 24th February. The both are well. We are very happy. We will visit in April. Have a nice day... Regards :-) Dorothea

  3. So pretty, the poppies are so vibrant and cheerful. I love your mantle!

  4. You have a lovely arrangement of poppies and a picture.
    Poppies are one of my favorite flowers. I'm always looking for new poppy plants for my yard. I also collect different items with poppies on them.

  5. Very pretty! Love how your mantel looks!!

  6. Jemma, I am a lover of Poppies. Both indoors and out. I have a poppy canvas over my bed and a few other poppy items in there also. In May (when my poppies are blooming outdoors) I decorate my kitchen with all of my poppy dishes. They are just so bright and cheery. Love, love your new painting and it is gorgeous against your wall color. The new pillows are a fun pop also. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  7. Hi Jemma,
    just popping back in to let you know that I am featuring you at Share Your Cup.


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