Veterans

The men and women of the U.S. military have always served as a crazy-awesome source of inspiration. They inspire us in our service to the greater good & remind us of the importance of our ongoing commitment to our communities, partners, fans, friends, family and everyday work.

Our parents, and partners have served, and are serving.

We are committed & grateful to the men, women, and families who have served; and those, that have fallen. 

Thank you for serving our country. 

Friends or family in the service? Tell them to stop by today so we can thank them in person. Free long stem rose, tied with patriotic ribbon for active duty military, and active duty spouses this Veterans Day.

We invite all of our customers to join us in sharing our heartfelt appreciation to those who serve. #thankavet

Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair 2013

Starry Night by Colonial House of Flowers.Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair 2013 Display.   Photography; @Jessica Porter

We are beyond ecstatic to show you some pics from the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair last week. It’s our chance to share with you the exciting projects we’ve been working on (because there is so much time, effort, fun and love in them you just won’t believe}

We call our booth Starry Night by Colonial House. It makes us think of Vincent Van Gough though it doesn’t carry the same magnificance. It makes our inner artist smile. :)

For those of you who do not know, Colonial House of Flowers has been a part of the fair for as long as we can remember. After a short few year hiatus, we returned to the scene in 2012 (in the parade & display) as we reminisced of the Christmas House by Colonial House of year’s past. Though we didn’t revive the old peek-through into Santa’s world, we did enter a booth display. And, oh, oh, the fun it was – so we did it again this year!
Love the tandem bike ride through downtown Statesboro to the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair Parade. BEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR!
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This last photo is of Mike Bowen & Greg Ponder post the party, end of the week after it was all over. You guys represent a whole lot of people that we want to thank for the endless hours of hardwork and enthusiasm that you and the Kiwanis put into this Statesboro tradition. 4-H. Pittman Park Church. And, we know there are many others.
The fair holds a special place in our hearts. Thank you for the best one, yet. See you in 2014!
Lori Grice Photography took a few photos, this year. And, Southern Revivals, Cindy Howard, Leslie Brammer, 67 Styles shared pictures, too. Thank you so much!!

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Yes. YES!

I used to pray that God would feed the hungry, or do this or that, but now I pray that he will guide me to do whatever I’m supposed to do, what I can do. I used to pray for answers, but now I’m praying for strength. I used to believe that prayer changes things, but now I know that prayer changes us and we change things.

Style Tip: Uncage Your Creativity

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[photography: bella jay photography wedding rental: colonial house of flowers]

These days, wedding birdcages are everything but boring. By simply adding ribbon, candles, flowers, signs or even a little chalk you can make a boring birdcage into a whimsical style building element. If you’re from the south Georgia area you likely recognize this bird cage – as part of our rental lot it’s been a touch in many of our favorite couple’s nuptials over the years.

Here are some birdcage ideas:


So, back to the bird cage at the very tip top. Do you recognize it? Was it a part of your event? Tell us how you used it. Better, share your pictures with us. Yes! We’d love to see:  hello@colonialhouse.net

more birdcage inspiration: 

How To Decorate Bird Cages

How To Use Bird Cages In Your Wedding

6 Great Uses for Birdcages

Spanish Moss

Hey, y’all. We’ve got something to admit. We are in absolute adulation. The head-over-heels totally infatuated kind. We are in love with spanish moss. It’s whimsical and oh-so-romantic in the way it drapes, it swings and it sways.

Like a curtain that sprawls to the floor, falling heavy in some creases while lightly in others. It’s the quiet blind that shades the canvas. Hanging naturally beautiful, it grows rampantly throughout the canopy of the south. And we say grows because afterall, it is a bromeliad air plant that thrives on nutrients and moisture. It breeds and lives.

Once you lay your eyes on this iconic fixture in trees throughout the southeastern United States, ,you’ll be smitten too!

Ready to take a peek? 

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   What do you think?

 It’s soft to touch while easy to forage and collect. Gathering enough for our shop plants makes for a peaceful, quiet undisturbed afternoon. In fact, we’ve all volunteered to be the weekly moss collector.

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Providing rich, luxe protection for indoor plants, spanish moss is the satin and lace that dress your girl. It’s the beautiful skirt that your favorite plant wears about the container that practically mulches her roots keeping her warm and protected.  It provides one of the prettiest frocks you ever did lay eyes on.

The Grumpy Gardner calls it a signature plant of the Deep South. And, that it is.

So now you know our secret obsession with fresh moss. You can probably guess why we don’t buy it in a box. Why we spend afternoons collecting. Why we all jump at the opportunity for have the next responsibility of collection.

The next time you see a Colonial House plant happily growing in a container look at the dress… and, you’ll know exactly what it is: spanish moss.

Sunday Style Tip: Spray Paint Mini Pumpkins

Ideas for Fall Decorating - spray painted mini pumpkins

Sunday Style Tip!

Set the mood for Fall entertaining. Spray paint mini pumpkins for instant chic. Pop them on top of candle sticks or cake plates for a glam and quick & easy, yet unforgettable centerpiece.

PS: Our mini-pumpkins will be in this week!

We are constantly dreaming up DIY projects that we can easily do, and that others can quickly & inexpensively create.  Fall is just fabulous… love it. And, can’t quit dreaming up ways to decorate.

“Bring the outdoors in,” say the Colonial House staffers. If you hang about the shop you’ll hear it over, and over again. Autumn offers a perfect opportunity to live up to the company mantra especially with items like, pumpkins so-everywhere.

Casa Cullen has simple decorating ideas with pumpkins that we totally fall for:

A pumpkin as a cooler? Impressive.

With a few steps this one’s pretty easy, too. ‘Looking glass’ spray (we have a can at the shop if you want to borrow) can transform plain glass pumpkins into these show stopping centerpieces. Use a metallic spray first to get the best effect, and seal with clear spay.




Thumbtacks never looked so glam and festy.


Enjoy the easy craft!

Candy corn pumpkins have to be the Last-Minute-Decoration of the day! Despite the minimal amount of time required to complete this task, they look polished. 

 

Oh, and this one’s a score. The Eyes have it! This is a perfect decoration for children. 

 

This is sophsticated style with the fewest supplies with little supplies: gold craft paint , gold glitter dimension paint and some vellum leaves. Easy! 

 In a constant quest to easily bring the outdoors in, to create something surprising and easy, we’d love to know how you decorate for fall. Better, share a picture.

Happy Easy Fall Decorating, y’all!