Friday, January 30, 2009

Daffodils for the Guest Room


My Mom is coming up for a visit today.
I am so excited to see her!
I think we're going "junk huntin" at Eastbrook Flea Market tomorrow.
I'll be sure to take my camera and share some of the treasures we find.
Tonight, I imagine we'll play a game of "Upwords", drink some sparkling wine, snack on cheese and crackers and, no doubt, laugh til we cry. :-)
In anticipation of her arrival, I took a short stroll out my back door this morning, to clip a little bunch of daffodils for the Guest Room.





I bunched them together, and wrapped some hemp string (tied into a tiny bow) around the stems, above the water line. My Mom's favorite hobby is combing the beach for shells, so I used a handful of them at the bottom of the glass jar as a personal touch that will really speak to her.

Refreshing, pretty and guaranteed to brighten up the Guest Room.

Just like my Mom.

:-)


32 comments:

katie beth said...

How fun to have your Mom visit!

The daffodils look lovely.

SunMie said...

Thanks for sharing such a beautiful post and blog! The tips are fun and functional and inspiring to see :-)

glbuzz said...

Thanks for sharing your daffodils with us, Layla. Mine are still buried under about 30" of snow. Enjoy your visit with your mom.

Living on the E.D.G.E said...

I love daffodils...they are such a happy flower:) Love your blog too. So many great ideas. I too have painted my cabinets. Come on over to my blog and have a look. It is a work in progress so...be prepared:) It's amazing what a difference a bit of paint can do for a piece of furniture. Hope you have a good weekend with your Mom. It sounds like you two have such a sweet and fun relationship. I hope to have that with my girls.

Tonya said...

Awww, you are such a thoughtful person putting daffodils in the guest room!

Enjoy your visit with your mom! Sounds like you'll have a blast!

Karen said...

Thank you Layla for that beautiful video - it has been so cold and grey here in VA it was really nice to see those little flowers. I hope your visit with your mom is wonderful. I just got back from visiting with my mom in Fla and we had a great time! Hugs from VA, Karen

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

That is the cutest idea - and you have such sweet things to say about your mom. I hope she reads your blog :)

Sarah said...

That is so beautiful and I am sure she will love it!

Wendy said...

What pretty daffodils! I hope you have a great time with your mom.

What kind of camera do you have? I'm always amazed at your pictures. I can never tell if you take them or if you found them on the internet. Your pictures always look amazing.

Cathy said...

Aww that sounds like so much fun! You and your mom are both so lucky to have each other. I love your flowers. We have a lot here too and I love to see them bloom. Hey I'm going out "junkin" this weekend too maybe I'll run in to you. I know you will find something amazing, you always do.

{{Big Hugs}}

Cathy

Chasity M said...

Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful weekend with your mom.

Kimm at Reinvented said...

How sweet of you. And daffodils in the backyard today? I AM SO JEALOUS

k-e-household said...

Gorgeous idea, and I am stealing it TODAY because my mother in law is visiting!
(I doubt we have daffodils available in our climate though!)

Lisa said...

SO GREAT TO HAVE YOUR MOM TO LOVE ON, AND ENJOY. HUGS FROM MAINE http://sophie4me.blogspot.com

septembermom said...

What a beautiful and informative site! I'm so glad that I found it! I look forward to following your blog and getting terrific tips.
Enjoy your visit with your mom.

Keep up the good work!

LuLu said...

I wish I had some daffodils in my yard about now!Have a wonderful weekend with your home and happy junking!If you come across an old ladder think of me :o) for some crazy reason I am hunting for one. Love the look of it leanin against a wall- don't tell my hubby he thinks I'm nuts to want one!
LuLu

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

So sweet! Wish my mom could hang out with me for a weekend. Better yet, I should go hang out with her, she would take care of me for a change!
Have fun,
Misti

Kris said...

So pretty - I love daffodils, such a happy little flower!

Beverly said...

Does your mom realize what a special daughter she has? And no doubt, you feel like she's the special one. Enjoy your time together.

Susan S. said...

Awwww.....how wonderful that your Mom's coming to visit and ya'll get some good mother/daughter time together. I love the Daffodil arrangements. Those are some of my favorite flowers...they are so perky and happy looking! Have a blast and I hope you find many things while you "junk" that you can blog about!

Don said...

You certainly have a knack for design...and for being a loving daughter. Wonderful idea.

lyndafitz said...

Layla-

When I take a break at work I tool around a few (lots) decorating blogs as I like to call them- it's a nice afternoon treat. Your site is by far my favorite. Hands down. I just LOVE your style- the way you communicate-your photos- ideas-your love of your Mom and the sheer joy you have about decorating is contagious. I ALWAYS go to your blog and to tell the truth- I have deleted a few sites from my "daily tooling" and I plan no deleting a few more but NEVER EVER yours. Thank you for all you do- it is inspiring!!!!!! Lynda

DomesticDivasFancy said...

Ooohhh! I love flowers that are yellow, especially putting them indoors in the winter time because it looks so cheery! I love junk hunting.

Amber said...

So sweet! And you and your mom are going to have SO much fun! :)

Emily said...

I am having flea market shopping envy! I have been snowed in my house this week with a sick child. The satelite tv isn't working and my only source of entertainment has been to check for updates on all my favorite blogs. So enjoy your wonderful trip tomorrow and take post lots of pictures for all of us to see!!

gina said...

Sweet and thoughtful. Tucking it away into my things to try file. :)

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alice said...

The daffodils are incredible, can't believe they are blooming already. Have a great visit with your mom!

Linda S. Socha said...

What a wonderful iead! I am still wanting to have a consult on my Den kitchen area but do not know for sure what the ultimate consult covers. I am currently out of town and will return tomorrow. Is it ok to mail an email and have you direct me here?
BEAUTIFUL blog
LInda

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I was born in March and daffodils have always been my favorite. They are in full bloom here in late February/early March. My yard is full of daffodils when they bloom and I love having huge bouquets in my house!!!! Thanks for your suggestion with the seashells. Have fun "junking" with your sweet Mom! I love all your ideas. Thanks for sharing!
Love & blessings in NC!

michele said...

Oh those daffodils are beautiful! I can't wait till mine are blooming!!

YVETTE said...

Layla - You are truly an amazng, talented somebody! You have given me so many great ideas - which I ahve to add, I have already put to use - and am thrilled with the outcome! I just needed that little push - and it came all the way from over there! :) Might I mention that I cannot start the day unless I look at your blog??
More than anything though - I love the fact that you are so proud of mentioning how much you love both your mom and hubby as much! They are both lucky to have you!
Y