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. ūüôā

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!
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!!

P.S. It’s Monday…

Good morning. And, happy Monday to you all!


This week I want to share a little DIY project I did myself! I always had a key chain with 6 or 7 keys on it. I can NEVER distinguish my keys. Which one goes to my apartment? To my room? To my mail box? I stand at the door, trying every key on my the ring until I happen upon luck.

Well, it’s obvious: ¬†I. Need. A. Solution.

So, I headed to Lowe’s to choose from different colored and patterned keys that you can be cut to match your key. After I got there it took only a minute to ¬†figure how much money I would be spending on keys, I headed towards the exit door. My college student budget doesn’t have room for that… they’re too pricey, and not too pretty.

I had an idea!  So, I headed home ready to craft.

The first thing I could think of was acrylic paint… why not? It’s the perfect solution. ¬†Can’t I simply paint each of key a different color & pattern and save myself around $20? Why, certainly. This is perfect!

So, I did exactly that РI went to the craft closet to retrieve some acrylic paint (which they sell at Hobby Lobby for cheap!!).

And, this is where my afternoon went:


I wanted to spice it up with a little pep so i grabbed some sparkly nail polish

¬†to go over the blue…


Such a quick, easy lively DIY project.

To make sure it doesn’t chip you will need to paint a minimal of 2 coats. Then, make a final coat of clear nail polish!!

Neat, huh? It was such a merry, little fun time doing this. To make it even better: I know I saved so much money. It saved me more than I would’ve spent buying the keys! Now, not only does my key chain look unbelievably bright and fabulous I don’t have to stand at the door for 20 minutes wondering which key will work!!

The Colonial House tool kit is overflowing with keys – delivery keys of all shapes and sizes to wedding venues, churches, event halls, banquet rooms, offices and even houses accumulated since 1968. Have you seen it? Not only does this charming little trick benefit my personal efforts, but it’s the perfect trick to use here at the studio.

Now,¬†every time I look down at my keys, I smile a little bit. It‚Äôs funny how a tiny of creativity & a cool idea can brighten your day! ūüôā

Hope you all enjoy! Happy crafting!

Until next week,


P.S. If you want more ideas to bedazzle your keys, a few are listed below. Have you painted or made your keys super glittery? Do you have ideas for ways to dress up your keys and make them more distinguishable? Share your ideas and pictures. I’d love to hear!

Glam Up Your Boring Key

DIY Glitter Key Tutorial and other Idea found here or here

Follow My Board Paige’s Pins:

  Color Code Your Keys With Nail Polish

One last thing – if you need to catch up on other P.S. It’s Monday posts:

Dogs in Weddings

Hair Ties

The Early (LoVE) Bird Gets the Free Delivery

The Early (Love) Bird Gets the FREE DELIVERY

Order your Valentine something special from Colonial House of Flowers and delivery is on the house!

Give us a call (or visit our website) to order flowers, teddy bear, ¬†chocolates, or balloons by February 10 and we’ll make the delivery free. ¬†It’s on us!

Wait. Wait, there’s more. We have lots of Valentine Packages so you can be uber romantic this year.

Here’s our favorite:¬†

Call today, and we will make your reservation for a fabulous bouquet on Valentine’s Day.
photo of our roses by Bellajay Photography

Starbucks Basket.

Starbucks¬ģ Evergreen Coffee and Tea

Guess¬†what?¬†We have a Starbuck’s basket!!
We’ve joined FTD¬†to create this perfectly perky basket. Send thanks and good wishes with this gift of Starbucks¬ģ Coffee¬†and Tazo¬ģ Tea delights. It’s¬†a perfect way to show your gratitude or send your appreciation for a job well done, this lovely cream basket contains three classic Starbucks¬ģ coffees: French Roast, Caffe¬†Verona and Starbucks VIA¬ģ ready brew, six Tazo¬ģ¬†Tea Bags¬†and two sweet Nonni’s biscotti, as well as a classic green Starbucks¬ģ logo mug.

Exquisite and ready to be enjoyed. Order, here.

Ways to Use Wreaths

So, if you saw¬†Friday’s post, you know that we are getting Christmas-ready at the shop.¬†With that, we¬†can’t leave you hanging.¬†We want to¬†tell you all the¬†fun things you can do with¬†that fabulous¬†other¬†holiday green (other than¬†trees and garlands): WREATHS!

We *heart* wreaths. In fact, we hope to have a giant size one in our front window very, very soon.


By Colonial House of Flowers

Whether planning a winter wedding, or just want to freshen up your¬†house or business¬†for the season, we have¬†you covered.¬† Colonial House of Flowers¬†wreaths come in sizes ranging from 12-30 inches. There is a¬†size for every¬†whimsy –¬†fresh wreaths, artificial wreaths, and illuminated ones. More, because the designers¬†are inspired by¬†different styles so are their creations.

There are so many fun and beautiful ways to use wreaths.  Let’s break it down…

Wedding Wreaths
Bride & Groom Chairs- Photo: Brion Hopkins

You can use wreaths to dress up Guest of Honor or Bride and Groom Chairs and dinner table chairs. A few flowers, a little ribbon. And, viola. They are fancy and beautiful.

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Wreath Centerpiece -

And, here’s another perfect use that is simply chic:¬† place wreath on a charger. Add¬†a candle in the middle. Wax candles are good, but LED (wick-less) is an¬†option, too.¬† This is a festive centerpiece that is¬†pretty, easy and low maintenance.

Wedding Blog Chandler Vineyards Wedding by Clary Photo

This picture is from Grey Loves Weddings

One more way: borrow, rent or purchase an etsy vintage cake platter. You can use the wreath to accent the wedding or Christmas cake. The wreath also hides the little tacky-tinfoil-type tray the cake is delivered upon. We recently created a garland about a wedding cake for a rustic, vintage wedding styled by Adorned.  The seeded eucalyptus around the bottom was breathtaking as we hope share the pictures soon.

*Update: here’s our cake as seen on Style Me Pretty:

Escort Card Wreath

photo compliments of Fifty Flowers

And, our final wreath idea. Use a large wreath as a seating chart or guest book.  Okay, I love this idea.

I hope you enjoyed these Ways to Use Wreaths! To see even more inspiration, check out our We *heart* Wreaths board on Pinterest.