Oct 9, 2009

Flowers and Fall Decor

This is a late Thursday post, but I wanted to get caught up on some of my decor photos before Friday rolled around!

So...I know my and Big Kiddo's birthday celebration was a while ago, but I don't think I mentioned that on my birthday he got me flowers. You don't know how much it meant to me, especially since Big Kiddo is not the flower buying kind. He would rather plant me a garden than give me flowers that die, but I try to convince him otherwise. Occasionally he surprises me, like on my 25th birthday, yay!

The result was I had to milk my flowers for all they were worth by taking lots of pictures of them by our new fall decor. My roomie decorated our table. I love how her decorations turned out and naturally they matched the flowers, so away my camera clicked.


I loved the richness in the flowers and how they perfectly contrasted with our Audrey photo in our dining room.

I warned you that I really cherish my flowers when I get them, now didn't I?



I wish flowers stayed like this forever.

I also woke up on my 25th birthday to these lovely flowers in my bathroom, given to me by my other roomie. It was so thoughtful of her and totally made my morning.


Pretty fall wreath, don't you think? It's on our door in our apartment before we head out for the day!

Okay, changing the topic a bit, but a while ago the darling and genuine KS @ While We're Waiting did a bedroom challenge. She wanted us to show her what our rooms look like. Well, I am a bit behind but here we go. Enjoy!

A bit of decor by my bed. I love shabby chic.

Last, not to toot my own horn, but this is how Big Kiddo's presents turned out when we went away and stayed at Huntington Beach. Remember how I told you I was going to blow up balloons and put them in the room? Well, I blew up around 25 of them. Big Kiddo was wondering why I didn't lecture him because he was a tad late. Ha, he soon found out why. I needed time to blow all of them up! Only a few are showing in this picture.

Okay, that is about it for catching up tonight.

I still haven't decided on my Halloween costume. I am being extremely picky. I might go look at costumes for inspiration tomorrow. Thanks for all of your input though, it gave me great ideas!

Oh, and I will be posting awards soon enough. Thank you to everyone who has given me an award recently, I really appreciate you and will be spreading the love soon. I also am thankful for every single one of you, period! Okay, getting mushy now. That means it is time for bed! Sweet dreams Ocean Dreamers.

XOXO,

38 comments :

  1. Lovely, lovely room sweetie. And your roomy is amazing, getting you flower for your bday.. AWWW I love flowers, and I really wish somebody gave me flowers, even if they die, whatevs! It makes me really happy and the memory stays with me forever.

    PS: I once blew up like 100+ balloons for VDay.. YUCK

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  2. Sweet flowers and cool vase too. Lovely picture of Audrey!

    Well done on the balloons, I get lightheaded hmmmm

    Sweet dreams,
    xxx

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  3. I always take pictures when I get flowers too! :) And your room is pretty! Love the Eiffel Tower! :)

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  4. The flowers are lovely...even though they are gone now, you still have these wonderful photos for the memories!

    xo, Mango

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  5. Adorable flowers!
    the balloons are amazing too :)
    have a great week xx

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  6. omg.. the vase matchings awesomely with audreys lips stick..&& ur decor is so cute && i love that almost, but not really sepia toned picture in your room--cuttee Oh! and kudos to you for blowwing up those ballons, id run out of breath after one.

    S.

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  7. Your place is gorgeous. Very nicely decorated. And those flowers are beautiful!

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  8. awwwww....i want flowers!!!

    see these are the kind of posts i show the boy and say "look what she got from her boyfriend. isn't that sweet?" (hint hint)...

    your room is lovely...it def looks like an ocean dreamer room :)

    have a fabulous weekend!

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  9. aw! beautiful flowers!! glad you're loved so much!! :o)

    & how sweet of you! that's ALOT of balloons to blow up!!! lol!

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  10. Oh I love flowers! I love the wreath too. My BFF made me a beautiful fall wreath formy birthday that is simalar.

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  11. Happy belated Bday!! Beautiful flowers and your room is just lovely. So glad to be following your wonderful blog!! xo

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  12. I covet that picture of Audrey! I absolutely love her. She's so classy and elegant. I have a large picture of her over my couch, but she lacks the red lips. And the flowers...beautiful! You're quite the lucky girl!

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  13. Your room is so cute! :) I love the fall flowers and the wreath on your door. I would love to get one of those on our door! You and big kiddo are seriously adorable! And... I talked to Carlene, who I work with, and she told me the story! What a small world!!!

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  14. happy belated birthday :) Love the flowers, isn't it great to get things when you least expect them? Your room is so cute, shabby chic is totally my style as well! Happy Friday!!

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  15. Happy belated birthday!

    I love fresh flowers! How sweet that he put them in your bathroom.

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  16. I LOVE IT!!!
    1) The flowers are crazy beautiful... that Big Kiddo... I love that he's so good to you :)
    2) I am so happy to get a sneak peak into your bedroom...
    3) I love that Big Kiddo's presents were surrounded by balloons!! Everything is just a bit happier when there are balloons involved!!

    Happy weekend!!

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  17. Woa Beautiful flowers!!! That's soo cute of him & the balloons!! What a cute bedroom. Love all the lil framed photos!

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  18. Cuuute room! And I adore getting flowers, even if they die it's the thought! Happy Weekend love!

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  19. so pretty!!!!

    have a wonderful weekend!

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  20. Aren't you a lucky lady! I love that your roomie put some in the bathroom!

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  21. I love getting flowers too! It's so special. You're a super sweet girlfriend. I can tell that you wanted the "wow" effect when he walked in so he'd feel special...smart lady

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  22. Beautiful room and flowers! I am the same way with flowers. I just looooove getting them (but haven't gotten them in so long - ha! I will have to work on manifesting that). I am glad BK surprised you with them. :)

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  23. Adorable room! Love the flowers and that audrey pic.

    xo
    Sophie

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  24. how sweet that they got you flowers! love your audrey decor

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  25. The flowers are beautiful! I am the same when Ryan, my fiance, gives me flowers. I end up taking many photos of them and finding a nice place to display them. Love your birthday decor, so cute :o)

    My job interview is this Tuesday, very nervous for it but I still have a few days to prepare!

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  26. I love the flowers! I could almost smell them from here! Oh and Happy Birthday!!! Sounds like Big Kiddo hit the mark! And your room is very ROMANTIC! I couldn't imagine it any other way!

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  27. I know what you mean...I wish flowers stayed like that forever, too! Great pictures! Love the idea of the balloons!! lol!

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  28. Your room is exactly the way I pictured it to be! So you, love it.

    Um, and guess what? WEDNESDAY!! Wee!

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  29. AWW! Happy belated! I love getting flowers, but yes it sucks when they die. So, it looks like your dining room is ready for some yummy eats. I'll be waiting for my invitation.. dum dee dum. :)

    xo

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  30. Oooh, I love all these pictures! Those colors are beyond perfect - especially with Audrey looking on behind =)
    Your room is too pretty for words! I love anything French, so the Eiffel Tower is just beautiful.
    And let me tell you, my boyfriend is not into buying flowers either... which is okay...I'm waiting for him to surprise me with them someeee day =)
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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  31. audrey hepburn is so so popular in japan... she is like the ultimate foreign woman... everyone adores her. and as a foreign woman here, i get compared to her, even though i looke diddly squat like her!

    i love your flowers, they are gorgeous. i buy flowers every week... i need them xxx

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  32. How cute! What an awesome bday surprise. He's a lucky guy! I love the flowers, too. It's so sweet when guys go against the norm to do something thoughtful :) Hope you are having a great weekend. I got my computer mostly fixed so expect more comments. Sorry I've been neglectful!

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  33. Ah, what lovely flowers! When Chris got me flowers last year for my birthday, I took an obscene amount of pictures. I totally hear ya! I also love that table set up- very nice!

    Can't wait to find out what you pick for a Halloween costume!

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  34. your fall decor is really cute. i decorated mine a few weeks ago. cute blog! xoxo

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  35. Love your room!! What beautiful flowers! They totally lighten up a room.

    p.s. loving your new header!

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  36. Slashes of colour work beautifully!

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  37. Taking pictures of flowers given to me - huh - why didn't I think of that! What a great idea! Happy Birthday!

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