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
The magic of Christmas has returned to Petals & Potpourri as we officially begin our 40th season! Our team has been working so hard to surprise and inspire you at every turn! We can't wait for everyone to see the fabulous new looks we have in store for our 2019 Christmas Open House, November 7th-9th! Just like the elves are busy making toys all year long, we are busy planning, buying at Market, and setting up the shop for a new season. Each year is a chance for new themes, n
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
Our sunroom really makes me feel like I am outside. I love spending quiet time in the room reading or chatting and I am constantly redecorating it. I love breathing new life into a room. It makes me feel good and my family enjoys it too! The sun has changed and there is a coolness to the night air, but our flowers are still in full bloom, so for now, I'm refreshing this room for late summer! Sincerely, Amber #makeover #Florals #Decorating #Decor #Candles #Plants #Summer
This is the time of year when we love to be outside in the garden and we are in full outdoor mode! Now that the planting mania of May is finished, we can enjoy spending some leisurely time enjoying all the beauty. Summer flowers are coming into bloom and everything is alive with hummingbirds and butterflies. June welcomes summer and brought us a nice harvest from our berry garden! We are a bit berry-crazy, planting so many bushes and plants, in addition to the existing gard
We hope you are doing well and enjoying this beautiful month of May! Summer is quickly approaching, the days are getting longer, and the temperature is gradually turning warmer! Flowers are in bloom and we are spending every spare minute outside in the garden, planting, and finishing some landscaping projects! This time of year reaffirms our deep appreciation for light! It's easy to see why light, both natural and artificial, are so important to us all.
In nature, we deli
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
Valentine gifts, whether big or small, should be a sweet gesture that shows your loved ones just how much they mean to you. We pulled together a few gift ideas to make finding the perfect gift easy as pie.
Sid Dickens Memory Blocks - Handmade, hand-painted in Canada since 1994, Memory Blocks are original, timeless plaques designed to mark a time, event, or occasion. Each block has a special description written by the artist on the back, making them a perfect gift for Vale
Increasing the overall illumination makes up for those lost daylight hours and bare feeling when the Christmas decorations come down. Brightening up dark corners and nooks is a sure way to chase gloom away.
On our mantle, we left out our white snowy trees and then just added a few Valentine's items here and there. We use white lights to add a touch of whimsy to our home and warm the heart as we push through the dark days of winter. We then added a couple icy berry garlan
Happy Holidays! Only a few days until Christmas so today we are sharing our Christmas Gift Guide for gift giving ideas! Whether you are looking for stocking stuffers, or a special gifts for family, Secret Santa, clients, friends, teachers, employees, etc. get the list crossed off and wrapped up with unique, quality items from Petals & Potpourri. For the Collector Handmade, unique, sentimental- Sid Dickens Memory Blocks are the perfect gift! Memory Blocks have been hand-crafte
This is a time of year and a season that we enjoy and look forward to all year. We cherish Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. For us, it's more about the whole season together and what it represents--thankfulness, gratitude, and love!
Making the shop feel magical during this special time of year brings us so much joy. We listen to Christmas carols, drink loads of coffee, and set the mood by filling the shop with our favorite Christmas fragrances. After about 1,000 t
Petals & Potpourri is celebrating its 40th Anniversary in Blue Springs on October 25th! First of all, we would like to thank EVERYONE who has been a part of this journey and made the last 40 years in business a success--loyal and new customers, dedicated family, and our talented and creative staff! We are so grateful for the opportunity to serve you and be a part of your lives over the years!
Mother, Linda Hinton, founder and creator of Petals & Potpourri, had a desire to
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
We finished decoration another shelf recently. If you struggle with decorating shelves, try starting in the middle and working your way out. I started with the pottery and sticks in the middle corner of the shelf. I have always loved the artwork with the little bird perched on the stick. Once I figured out where to put that piece, I just filled in around it. The metal candlesticks are also great for elevating and making different heights. Sincerely,
Mike and Amber #Decorat
One thing we really enjoy about our new home is decorating every inch of it. A few weeks ago, a thought sparked an idea that turned into a fun and surprisingly easy project.
As we go through life, we acquire items that color our lives with their stories and wonderful memories. We avoid hiding these mementos away in boxes and cupboards at all cost. Lack of exposure to these treasured items is a tragedy! We wanted to design a shelf to add richness and character and more s
One of our favorite flowers that bloom in the summer - poppies! Our poppies are incredibly realistic and perfect for summer. Clusters of small flowers can be used similarly as focal points, but in this case, we chose single large poppies. I placed two flowers slightly lower than the top flower to get good coverage. It is a simple look and so easy to change! Sincerely,
Mike and Amber #Plants #Summer #Decorating #Florals
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
It's almost June and summer weather is officially here! The weather is heating up and we all want to get outside and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine more than ever! Our back patio is one of my favorite places to sit, relax, and entertain. If you are looking for something new to freshen up the look of your outdoor space, we have a fun selection of unique outdoor decor to suit your taste. Creating a functional and livable outdoor space is not really that different from crea