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A French-Inspired Garden and Home by Judith Stringham

White Hearts With French Feathers

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Hearts are some of my favorite things and are scattered all around our house. February is the month of love...  for both family and friends. Later this month I will host a friendship lunch for some good friends who volunteered to help work during the annual Regional Academic Decathlon Competition that I have been coordinating for the past six years, and I'm spotlighting the hearts to send some friendship love to all of them. 

To go with the hearts on the white bookshelf in the sunspace... aka as my makeshift indoor potting table... I added a couple of small clay rose pots to the hearts, but the arrangement looked rather bland. 

Remember the hand-stamped-with-gold French script feathers that I made? They are just the right size to fit into the rose clay pots and add a little flair to the arrangement. Stamping feathers is super easy to do and only takes a few minutes. Try it.... you will love it! 

If you are decorating for February and don't have any hand-stamped French script feathers, a small 4-inch starter herb plant would be another great filler in a clay pot to add some zing to the grouping. A couple of years ago, fresh mint starter plants were what I planted in rose clay pots for the Friendship Luncheon that year. Each of the friendship honorees got to take home one of the mint plants. Yes, those are the very plants in the photo in my blog header. 

Adding just that small cluster of feathers makes all the difference.  Hmmm... perhaps the little feathers would be a nice touch to add to a small favor for each of this year's attendees. 

Any suggestions for other things to put in the clay pots to give the arrangement of small hearts a special touch? 

Have you heard?  
There is a new linking party that starts 

Thursday, February 11, 2016 

Four of my friends who are also Texas bloggers 
will be hosting 

Thoughts of Home on Thursday

Everyone is invited. 
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