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Monday, January 27, 2020

Olive Branches

Well its January and time to "fluff" the house a bit. For years this is how the urns on my mantle looked....

I cannot even remember where I found these small branches.

Recently I went to Pineapples here in Decatur and I saw some Olive Branches on sale, marked down from $8 a stem to $3 a stem. Well I looked at them and I did not purchase them. They stayed on my mind and I went back today to see if there were any left to purchase at that great price. I had looked on line for Olive Branches and no where did I see ANY for that good price.

I was in luck...they still had some. I picked up six stems thinking I would need three in each urn. Well I tried three in each urn and after leaving hem on the mantle for a day, I decided that three stems were too many. You could not see the graceful lines of the branches.

Two were Just Right as Goldilocks would say.

What did I do with the other two stems?


Pardon the glare. I took these pictures in the evening. I think the Olive Branches look very nice there with the blue and white urns.

What did I do with those little branches? I put them together and placed them in a blue urn in the kitchen.

I think they look very nice on top of the hutch.

I also added some candles to my dining room table.

Brass is making a come back girls....

Doing a few little things around the house can make a big impact!

10 comments:

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

The branches look very nice and make small changes that 'spiff' up your home.

Sandy said...

Everything new looks wonderful. Isn't it funny how small makes a big impact. I have kept my brass candlesticks that I got when we got married. I have always loved them.

Robin in Virginia said...

Good job on the spiffing up! I like the branches on stop of your hutch with the blue and white pieces. Yay, Arlene!

Georgia said...

You have such wonderful ideas, thank you so much for sharing. I love the olive branches:)

Terri D said...

The olive branches look great and so do the other branches in their new location! You are right... just a little move here and there can sometimes make a huge difference!

Mari said...

It all looks nice! I love the olive branches!

Visits With Mary said...

It looks great! I've been thinking about adding some candles again. You've inspired me to get it done, I had some brass candlesticks at one time, hope I can find them!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The branches look so real....just what I love! I need to replace some silk flowers with something like the olive branches! Great ideas! You have a beautiful home!

Mrs.T said...

Beautiful! Yes, like Diane said above, I do love that these branches look so real. I love all of the tweaks that you have made with urns, branches and candles.

There are some brass candlesticks at my parents' home -- probably a gift for their wedding in 1949. I've been wondering about selling them but wasn't sure how to clean them as there is a lot of candle wax on them. Maybe I should just keep them.

Carol said...

Such nice changes, Arlene--it's always fun to putter around and move things here and there to get a whole new look. I do love those Olive branches. And, sigh... I had just about rid my house of brass chandeliers and faucets and now it's coming back! You can't win :)