Spring Market Flowers DIY.

One of the best things about Spring are all of the fresh flowers growing around us. I love having beautiful flowers growing in my yard + around my house so I can clip them and put together a fresh arrangement at a moments notice.

But when they’re not in full bloom or in season just yet then I head to my neighborhood market for some flowers to add that touch of freshness inside. Today I want to share how I turned some plain market tulips into a beautiful centerpiece and tips for you to take an ordinary grocery store bundle of flowers and make them more special.

market tulips / heirloomed

Make a Single Color Statement

Sometimes there aren’t too many options at a grocery store or market when it comes to flowers so I always choose to make a big, single statement with my selections. I tend to choose a single color scheme (generally white with greens) and go all in with a single flower. This dedication in mass helps to create a bigger single statement whether you’re going with a “special” flower or more of an every day flower like a carnation - in bulk it just seems more grande.

fresh tulips / heirloomed
fresh tulips / heirloomed

Fill in with Details

When it comes to floral arranging, the world is your oyster, or so they say. The details will make your common, everyday arrangement really sing. Start with your vessel and select a flower + greenery type that will really work well with your assortment.

I found these beautiful vintage collection of milk glass vases at one of my favorite antique stores, and just had to grab them. I loved the simplicity of filling them with the white tulips. The monochromatic look added a unique element to my kitchen and my rule of thumb is that with collections of similar objects you just can’t go wrong. Again, sticking to a theme here will make even a single stem over and over again seem extra special.

TULIP DIY / heirloomed

What are your favorite flowers to decorate with during Spring? Let me know in the comments below!


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The Story Behind Our Wooden Bead Growth Charts.

This Spring I wanted to design a very special baby gift. I teamed up with my sweet friend, MacKenzie Williams, of The Sercy Studio. We created a unique version of a timeless, heirloom-worthy treasure with our Keepsake Growth Chart. We wanted to help new parents remember special moments + milestones year by year, and you can do just that with this special baby gift.

Wooden Bead Growth Chart Story / heirloomed

The Sercy Studio in Atlanta, GA hand-paints and hand-strings each wooden bead for us to create each treasured Growth Chart. Along with the Wooden Bead Chart we have designed a Keepsake Growth Card on a heavy-duty trifecta paper card for you to record each date, height + milestone captured over the years. Each growth chart also comes with an easy to hang twine loop and muslin bag for safe keeping.

Keepsake Card / heirloomed

You can also hang and display this beautiful, handmade piece in a baby nursery or child’s room year-round as decor. As each child begins to grow you can even hand-mark directly on the white beads, much like you would on the frame of a door, we use a Sharpie or gold marker.

Start at birth to mark their height by writing their name or a special symbol on the bead. Everyone uses their strand of beads in their own unique way. Each Growth Chart hangs at about 5 ft tall, and you are able to select your beads in blue, pink or grey.

Wooden Bead Growth Chart, Color Options / heirloomed
Wooden Bead Growth Chart / heirloomed

Here at heirloomed, I am all about traditions and I wanted to design a product that could bring a new one to your family. This special strand of beads was inspired by those kitchen door frames where you used to stand each year and have a marker line and your initials added to the list. Every year on your child’s birthday you can set a reminder to chronicle their growth. You can record on the bead and also fill in the Keepsake Card with their age and a few milestones or memorable moments from that year.

Wooden Bead Growth Charts by heirloomed x The Sercy Studio
Growth Chart / heirloomed

Our Growth Chart Beads make a beautiful + meaningful new baby gift or baby shower gift for a new mom-to-be. I’d love to know your thoughts on this sweet new product + any ideas for how you would use our Wooden Bead Growth Charts. Let me know in the comments below.


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Small Town Squares : Monticello, FL

Our #smalltownsquares series continues with a trip to a tiny town in Florida. Monticello has a special place in my heart. In Georgia, it is where Shane’s family has a beautiful farm, a place where we’ve made so many wondering memories over the years.

In Florida however, it is nearly as magical. A small, almost forgotten town just 20 minutes East of Tallahassee, where I grew up, Monticello has some of the most beautiful bones of a small town square.

Monticello, FL / heirloomed

The Courthouse sends in the center of town with roads weaving around it in all directions. The large Opera House is favorite of mine, filled with rows of seating and a grande stage packing the main room. You just wonder what kind of performances + occasions have taken place in this beautiful place over the years.

The town newspaper still operates out of a little brick building near the town square, otherwise lined with a small diner, real estate office and quite a few antique + second-hand shops (right up my alley). My oldest son enjoyed the Fried Shrimp on the menu at the diner, claiming them to be “his new favorite meal.”

Small Town Florida / heirloomed
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Antique Mall / heirloomed

A boarded up jail is quite a sight to see, and the old school is currently under renovations. There are often folks parked near the square selling fresh fruits + vegetables from their roadside stands, and a bed + breakfast in a gorgeous old home.

The historic homes in Monticello are plenty. Many of them have seen much better days and need quite a bit of work, but from time to time I see a new one pop up and text it to my Mom in hopes she’ll take the risk. They are oh-so-charming and just filled with potential, especially as Tallahassee doesn’t have much in the way of historic properties remaining.

Old Home / heirloomed
Southern Homes / heirloomed
Small Town Travel / heirloomed

This grande old home was one of my favorites, I didn’t see it listed for sale but gosh I’d love to walk around inside and bring this beauty back to life.

Love to know if you’ve visited Monticello before and what memories you have of this sweet Southern town. #HEIRLOOMED


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Sea Salt Caramel Sauce.

Everyone has those people that are “so hard to buy for” and for that I love the food gift. A delicious, homemade treat that is beautifully packaged is always the way to the heart.

This season one of my favorite food gifts is Sea Salt Caramel sauce. It is so easy to make and filled with rich flavor. I packaged mine in these cute little vintage jars with simple white butcher string and they made the cutest little gifts paired with a vintage spoon.

caramel sauce ingredients / heirloomed
atlas mason jar / heirloomed

SEA SALT CARAMEL SAUCE:

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 tbs water

  • 2 tbs unsalted butter 

  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

  • 1 tsp vanila extract

Begin by mixing the sugar and water together over medium heat in a small saucepan and bring mixture to a boil. Once the sugar is dissolved, reduce heat to a simmer.

Next, add in butter and whisk until combined. Let mixture simmer for about five minutes until it turns a deep brown color. Remove pan from heat and gently whisk in the cream. Whisk cream until it is completely combined and add in salt and vanilla, whisking both in.

Carefully pour sauce into a heat-proof jar. Let cool before serving.

caramel sauce / heirloomed
food gifts / heirloomed
caramel sauce / heirloomed

Let me know in the comments what some of your favorite homemade gifts are, I’d love to see what you’re making! #HEIRLOOMED


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Chocolate Desserts For Your Valentine.

If you follow the blog you know I love baking sweet treats. Growing up I learned so many great dessert recipes and Mom always had something homemade and fresh out the oven for us to enjoy.

While I don’t always have a huge sweet tooth, Valentine’s Day brings it out. I put together a little list here of some of our favorite chocolatey treats for you to make for your Valentine this year!

1. CHOCOLATE WHOOPIE PIES

Click here to get the recipe.

whoopsie pies / heirloomed

2. CHOCOLATE ESPRESSO CAKE.

Check out the recipe here.

Chocolate Espresso Cake / heirloomed

3. GRANDMA’S CHOCOLATE SAUCE.

Looking for the perfect chocolate sauce for your recipe? We have you covered right here.

Classic chocolate sauce / heirloomed

4. CHOCOLATE CRINKLE COOKIES.

See our recipe here.

chocolate cookies

5. GRANNY’S PECAN TURTLES.

Does your valentine like a sweet + salty treat? Then we have the perfect recipe for you right here.

pecan turtles / heirloomed

Let us know what you + your valentine think of these sweet treats. What other things do you like to do for your Valentine? Let me know below in the comments.

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heirloomed is a lifestyle brand with a mission of "keeping heirlooms around for another generation." Our blog features stories about family recipes, creating traditions with your family, interior design and entertaining by mixing new and vintage pieces, classic style, and small town + historic travel. Our shop features a collection of "goods inspired by the past, for generations to enjoy" with an array of products and meaningful gifts including linen apronstabletop linensartceramics and beyond. Learn more at www.heirloomedcollection.com