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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Entertaining ideas from your Farmhouse Garden.

As we come to the end of our Farmhouse Garden series I want to show you why all this hard work is worth it. Once your garden bloomed with fresh herbs and you were able to make some delicious recipes, like our Basil Pesto, now I want to show you some tips on entertaining in the comfort of your own home.

Farmhouse Table / heirloomed
Farmhouse Garden / heirloomed

Go on over to The Home Depot Blog to read the full story on all my hosting tips. One of my favorite things about creating the Farmhouse Garden is getting to share of all the fresh ingredients with my friends and family. Also be sure to check our our series here if you missed it.


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Recipes From The Herb Garden.

This summer Heirloomed teamed up with The Home Depot to show you how to plant and tend to a farmhouse garden. Now I want to give you a delicious recipe so you can utilize these amazing herbs you grew. I used the basil from my garden to create a delicious Basil Pesto recipe.

Basil Pesto Recipe / heirloomed
Fresh Basil Pesto / heirloomed

Check out our Farmhouse Garden post to learn how to grow your own basil and check out the full recipe our here at The Home Depot Blog. Let me know what recipes you like to use your basil in.


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Wild Strawberry Shortcake.

Each year during the early Spring we try to make it down to Florida to enjoy the already-warm weather that I oh-so-miss in Atlanta that time of year. We hit up the beach for a day, catch a few Spring Training games and Disney for a day (because, #momlife) but my classic favorites include the Strawberry Festival in Plant City and taking the kids to pick fresh strawberries from the field.

strawberry shortcake family recipe

This season I decided to incorporate sprawling springs of fresh mint from my garden (since there is SO much) and the outcome was so beautiful I just had to share. I really hope you’ll give this one a try – trust me, you’ll never go back!

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fresh mint
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WILD STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE

 

Strawberry Topping :

  • 4 cups Strawberries, washed + quartered

  • 1-2 TBSP granulated sugar

Wash and quarter 4 cups of strawberries. Toss with 1 to 2 TBSP of granulated sugar and set aside.

 

Homemade Whipped Cream :  

click here for the easy recipe

 

Shortcake :

  • 2 1/3 cups Bisquick

  • 1/2 cup milk

  • 3 TBSP granulated sugar

  • 3 TBSP melted butter

Heat oven to 425 degrees. In medium bowl, mix Bisquick, milk, sugar + melted butter until soft dough forms. Grease cookie sheet and drop six equal sized balls of dough. Bake 10 minutes until golden brown. Remove from baking sheet and serve while warm.

 

To serve, place a single shortcake onto plate or bowl, top with two spoonfuls of strawberry topping and a dollop of fresh whipped cream. Garnish with mint, enjoy!

strawberry shortcake recipe

I’d love to know if you gave this recipe a try! For more from our Southern Kitchen Bucket List, click here to see the full list of recipes I’m trying my hand at as part of this challenge. #HEIRLOOMED


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Planting your Farmhouse Garden.

Though thoughtful and planned on the strategy side of things I'm kind of an impulse person with little patience. Once I've made up my mind on something I like to just dive right in and give it 100%. With planting a garden that can be hard sometimes.

planting your farmhouse garden / heirloomed for the Home Depot garden series

If you've been following along with my partnership series over on The Home Depot blog then you know just what time it is - planting the garden! I'd love to say I could just run into the Nursery Center, grab a few plants, dig holes in the ground and get to growing but we all know it just doesn't work like that. So after all the hard work and planning that went into the garden so far, this is really a stage in the process that I can honestly say I just love.

planting your farmhouse garden / heirloomed for the Home Depot garden series
tips for planting a farmhouse garden / heirloomed for the Home Depot garden series

 

I got all the tools I needed and stocked up with plants several trips over. Pop over to their site to read all about my best tips for Planting your own Farmhouse Garden.

planting your spring garden / heirloomed for the Home Depot

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