Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Spring Branches...

   While wandering through Michael's craft store this past weekend enjoying all their great sales, I found these wonderful pussy willow branches. Better yet, they were half off regular price. Win. I've needed a new centerpiece for our cute little dining room table. I wanted something very simple & tall for spring, so these branches were the perfect match for my tall green "bottle vase" I already had....

Simple. Love. 

A spring centerpiece for less than ten dollars. I'll take it. 

Okay. On to something sad.. My newest addition to our house....

I bought this BIG beautiful Armoire this past weekend at an antique store, but there's a problem. It's too BIG. I bought it to go in our master bedroom so we could put our TV inside & also it has great storage in the bottom.. but my measurements were off & it's too big.

The doors both slide back & it was big enough to hide our flat screen.. because let's face it, a TV is not the best interior design element. I love how shabby this big piece is, and the antique white is great.

The armoire is currently in one of our spare bedrooms awaiting its fate. I have not decided if I was going to sell it or make it work in one of our other bedrooms. 

I hope you all are having a great week!! My week has been going so fast because of how busy work has been. Love it! What are your spring centerpieces looking like? I would love to see them.. Go link them up at Liz Marie Blog Facebook & show off your spring centerpieces. Thanks for stopping by Liz Marie Blog today.. 


  1. Only you could make something so simple look so cute!

  2. I love your new center piece! I love following your ideas. Please stop by my blog sometime.

  3. Loving the center piece! It's fabulous!!

  4. Love the center piece. Simple AND beautiful.

  5. I love it! And i love the armoire :( How sad! I hope it wasnt too expensive :/ thatd suck!
    xoxo Inna :)

  6. Your place looks like it's out of a magazine! So pretty :D

  7. Love, love the centerpiece....fantastic blog

    Loving this party. I have am trying to read as many blogs as I can. I have already found some jewels.
    I would love to read every single one...Everyone has a story.
    Hope you will stop by...I have some extra giveaways that require nothing but a comment...

  8. Thanks for linking up to thrifty thursdays! I love the green bottle you used! It works with the whole room, which I Love, btw.
    And that armoire is gorg. I'm sad it doesn't fit either! I don't know what I would do! Could it fit in the living room or something?!

  9. Love the spring centerpiece! And the armoire is gorg and I hope you can make it work somewhere! :)

  10. Your spring centerpiece is so simple and beautiful! I love it!

    Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

  11. I {love} the centerpiece!

    Hello from a new follower on the Blog Hop!

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  12. Yes the center piece is great!


  13. Love the centerpiece. Keep the armoire!

  14. Hi, I am a new follower. You pictures are lovely. Can't wait to read more of your blog.


  15. I am going to do the exact same thing as your centerpiece but on my mantle! I love yours! I saw something similar in BHG magazine and can't get it out of my mind!!

  16. Lovely pieces! New gfc follower and I am @

  17. how sad that it doesn't fit it's such a gorgeous piece. Also love the hutch in your dining room. Gorgeous

    Stopping by for the Friday Blog Hop and following.

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    Hope to see you around.

  18. New follower! I love your blog!!

  19. Your branch centerpiece looks great.

    Warmly, Michelle

  20. A sat blog follower here also liked you on fb.
    Have a blessed weekend

  21. I'm a new follower from Saturday Stalk! Love the blog! :)

  22. Hi.... I'm your newest follower.

  23. Hi! I'm a follower from a previous blog hop! Would love it if you would follow back at:

    Have a great weekend!

  24. New follower from the blog hop. Would love a follow back!

  25. Hi, dropping by via the Say Hi Sunday blog hop :)

    I say keep it and make it work! It's too lovely not too...

  26. Ouch, that is a problem. Maybe you could flip the armoire and make a profit? More money for other treasures : D

    Following you here from the Let's Get Social Blog Hop - now your newest GFC/Twitter follower. Hope you can follow me back at WynnieBee : D

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  27. I don't know how you make it look so effortless.
    I'm your newest follower from the Week-end hop.
    Have a great week.

  28. New follower from the Let's Get Social Sunday blog hop and I am so happy to have found your blog! This is right up my alley!!!!
    Lovely post - just love Michael's!

  29. What a pretty centerpiece and your dining room is lovely! I'm sorry that gorgeous armoire is too big - I love it.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  30. Hello Liz.. the centre piece is gorgeous!!

  31. The branches are so pretty and just scream spring!!!
    Your armoire is gorgeous. It is so frustrating when things we purchase don't work out. It is too pretty to not stay in your home.It would enhance any room in your house!
    I just bought a little drop leaf table from the 1850's (just love it). When I brought it home it was not a good fit. I am looking at other options for this table. I can't part with it!
    Thanks for sharing your pretty armoire with us!

  32. Your centerpiece is so lovely! :) That armoire is fantastic, I'm bummed for you that it isn't working out the way you envisioned... it looks like a great piece though! Maybe you can make it work in another room!