February is a wonderful month where we celebrate...love! A holiday to truly appreciate the love that is all around us. For some it's no big deal, but for us Valentine's Day is extra special. We celebrate, our daughter, Hanna's birthday on February 10th. She is turning 18 this year! So in the spirit of Valentine's Day, birthdays and love for family, we will indeed have a celebration. And for us, celebrating means decorating! We dressed up the dining nook with pink and red tuli
Decorating Christmas trees is one of our very favorite things. There are so many styles of tree decorating. The options are endless and sometimes it can be overwhelming. So we are going to walk you through the steps to create a beautiful designer Christmas tree using five key ingredients. This is the process we use for almost every theme so you can adapt it to your style. You can make it whimsical or elegant, but the same rules generally apply to any style. First things fir
It is almost that glorious time of year! Fall! I love the colors and textures of this season even though I am never ready for the cooler temperatures. This week we focused on bringing fall into the living room by dressing up the mantle and window seats. I wanted to use colors that blend well with our existing furniture and decor. To be honest, as much as I love to change the look of our home for each season, we don't have a ton of space to store things that we only use a few
When stifling hot days of summer begin to fade you know that fall is right around the corner. What better way to celebrate the changing of the seasons than to give someone (or yourself) a bag of fall goodies from Petals & Potpourri! When presenting a gift to a hostess, teachers, friends, or family, we love creating gift bags full of delicious, seasonal, and local goodies. There is something special about a gift that shows lots of love and thoughtfulness was put into it! Pic
Whew! We have finally (mostly) finished our master bathroom makeover! It seems like forever since we started this project. We have a few other little things to do in here but for the most part, it is finished. We are super excited to share some pictures with you since literally everything used to decorate it is from Petals & Potpourri! First things first, wall color. Deciding the paint color was surprisingly easy. I always envisioned yellow in this bathroom. The color
As I contemplate spring and new beginnings, like many of you, I am so ready to spring forward. You know what I mean, I love that smell of warmer weather and the feeling in the air that we all experience. The energy shifts towards excitement and expectation that things are about to change. Well, I'm ready for that.
After all the fun and craziness of our Spring Open House, we decided that Spring Break was the perfect opportunity to take a drive down to Table Rock Lake. We p
Happy fall to ya! We are so excited and thrilled to see some subtle signs of approaching autumn! Regardless of how much we LOVE summer and wish it could stay little longer, fall is definitely throwing some hints our way and we are ready for it. We can feel a chill in the air when we wake up in the morning, leaves are starting to turn red, and the days are quickly getting shorter. We decided to start fall decorating with the mantel. We like to draw our fall inspiration from al
It's almost the 4th and we've got red, white, and blue on our minds. Celebrating the patriotic holidays is an American tradition. Summer starts with Memorial Day, ends with Labor Day, and features the firework bursting Fourth of July as its centerpiece. And let’s not forget the often over looked Flag Day! It's the season to let your flags fly, it’s warm weather and barbecues ushering in some good old-fashioned American celebrating. We love our country and we love our servi
Around Easter, flowers start to bloom and the weather gets warmer. We're surrounded by color, sunshine, family, and friends. We have colorful, fun Spring decor in the shops right now and it has made us really excited to decorate our home for Easter. If you're entertaining this Easter and want to dress up your home, there are many ways to impress your guests. We want to share with you what we have done so far in our home for an Easter dining table centerpiece.
Nothing says spring like a colorful bouquet of flowers in a pitcher! Simply adding tulips to a pitcher is one of my favorite spring arrangements for our coffee table. If you already have one, you can add a lively touch to your interior by turning it into a wonderful vase. We have many shapes and sizes to choose from if you are looking for something new. This chipped enamel pitcher brings a fresh outdoor feeling to a cozy interior. A tin metal vintage pitcher adds a touch o
The holidays are - and always have been - a magical time at Petals & Potpourri. We love the Christmas season. We are having so much fun setting up for our Christmas Open House on November 2-4 and can’t wait for you to see all of the wonderful decorations we have in the shops this year!
Traditions are what make this time of year more memorable. When it comes to decorating and putting up the tree, we have several traditions that I look forward to every year. Nothing brin
Can you smell it in the air? Summer is saying her final farewells and October is just a few days away. Autumn is a time of harvest, sharing, family, and... decorating! This fall, you'll most likely entertain friends and your home will constantly be on display. We have all the florals and home decor you need to make your autumn come to life. If you don't know where to start, we are here to help you!
Start Outside. Wagons and wheelbarrows look nice on a large porch. Showca
Greetings! We hope you are enjoying your summer so far. We are so excited to share some of the many NEW and unique products we found at market in July! At Petals & Potpourri, there is always something new arriving. We spend a lot of time searching for new product lines so we can always bring you interesting and high-quality gifts and home fashions. We have lots of new items coming to the store every day, as well as items we have a hard time keeping in stock!
Whew! Summer has finally arrived! July is one of our favorite (and busiest) months of the year. Warm summer air, the sulfuric smell of fireworks and, of course, the celebration of America's Independence Day. The ice cream, sparklers, and celebrations are just a few reason why we LOVE July.
Speaking of celebrations, we are gearing up to start decorating both stores for our Christmas in July Open House on July 27, 28, and 29th! This event is a great way for our cus
Last week, we had the pleasure of attending AmericasMart Home & Gift Show in Atlanta. This massive trade show is truly something special. Floor after floor of businesses and vendors! Buildings and more buildings full of seasonal and home decor, apparel, jewelry and more. It is really exciting to see all the new merchandise from our suppliers and see firsthand the trends that upcoming. We can’t wait to decorate the shops with these new styles and looks!
We set out to
We are just back from "Market" at the AmericasMart Gift & Home Show in Atlanta and it was overwhelming, exciting, energizing, and exhausting all at the same time! We were excited to see the new showrooms and merchandising concepts. There was so much to see. Our main goal over the five days was to find some awesome new products for Petals and Potpourri. And did we find the awesomeness! We really focused on bringing in all the elements everyone needs to create the home they hav
We are super excited to be bringing more clothing in to our stores this Spring! We already have many of the pieces in store and the colors just make us joyful after this dreary winter. These colors all in combination look like ice cream or pastel rainbows hanging on our racks! There is science behind how color affects our moods—whether it is the color of a restaurant wall, the color of your home or the color of the t-shirt you picked this morning! All of those colors have a