Thursday, September 11, 2008

Join in the POOPIE Fun!

The Nester over at the Nesting Place is having a Mr. Linky party for all the POOPIES in blog world. For those of you who are new, POOPIE stands for: People Opposing Objectionable Pretend plants In the Environment.

So I thought I would start out with violation # 1 . . . Ivy atop the cabinets in the Master Bathroom. I kind of like it up there only because the ceilings are so high and I feel like it needs something. Plus it goes with my wallpaper and I wash it in the shower once a month so it is not all gross and dusty. It used to cover the tops of my kitchen cabinets but, I took it down to wash it and decided not to put it back up. Here are my two faux pas:

Here is one of those trees in a basket that has two-tone leaves. One side of each leaf is dark green and the other side is burgundy. Not very realistic looking but I wrapped some clear Christmas lights on it and it has become a great night light.

I love this arrangement. I purchased all these flowers at AC Moore. I tried really hard to find flowers that looked realistic. It is very springy . . . not very fall-like but, I love it.

This is another simple arrangement that I like. It is pale pink roses and some greenery in a really cool pink vase. I love roses and the real ones never last. I've tried drying them but they always look so sad . . . and dead! (P.S.- Notice my Tobacco Road wall behind the arrangement. I just did that yesterday!)

This wreath is one of my favorite fall/winter decorations. I purchased it from Princess House when I used to be a consultant for the company. I pair it with this silver bowl fuul of glass stones and a pillar candle. At Christmastime, I have a crystal bowl that I set in the center of the wreath and I fill the bowl with Christmas balls.

I had this old grapevine wreath. It is heart shaped. It used to have some eucalyptus on it but it crumbled off. So, I threw this together but I hate it. I think it's the shape I hate or maybe it just feels too "country" with the raffia bow. I don't know. Maybe it's the leaves on the burgundy flowers. I think they look shiny in the picture but they are not shiny up close. I think I will be making a trip to Hobby Lobby for a round wreath and something more autumn-y (that's not really a word) to put on it. The daisies and burgundy hydrangeas were the most autumn-y things I had to put on there and I hate it. I need to go shopping. Help!!!


Mom in High Heels said...

You are a POOPIE rule breaker! I love the name of your blog.

Astrid said...

Ha ha ha! I like the ivy...:)

I'm curious- is your front door black? Do you like it? I've noticed a lot of black doors lately and I've been thinking of painting ours black.

The Nester said...

Hey sweetheart! Thanks for joining in and I hope HGTV doesn't come arrest you for the fist photo! But you treat it so well bathing it once a month! I even think I saw fake ivy over some cabinets in your profile photo! You are a true fake lover!

Thanks for sharing! Heart you!

RoBiN said...

Thanks for showing us your POOPIES! I love a lot of them, and if you are like me, and from what I see, you are...then we can just POOPIE ourselves all the time!

I read your entire blog, and I THOUGHT I was are in a DW mobile, like we are...only YOU are in NC...where I want to be!!! LOL!
If you need ANY advice on how to tackle projects for a mobilehome, please just ask...I've done pretty much anything, and hubby does the rest! Our Crown Molding is painted, the doors were painted, and I will be working on the Kitchen we reworked, and the Laundry Room...come see my blog and look at my challenges!
Love YOUR fireplace!!! Mine is stone, too, but SOMEONE decided it needed to be CLEARCOATED and it looks STUPID!
I also see you are a Yankee...I am a transplanted Jersey Girl...Been in WV for the last 30 years, and our son moved to Raleigh 3 years ago...I miss him, and if I could ONLY convince hubby to move, we would be packing tonight!

Great to meet you!!!