This is cozy little cabin decorating at its simplest! We spent Friday afternoon & all day Saturday out of town with our grandchildren. My hubby went to Boy Scout Twilight Camp with our youngest grandson & had a blast! The girls & I stayed home & watched movies & played many, many, many hands of "Go Fish". Our son, his wife & our oldest grandson went out-of-state to get all registered for college. It's hard to believe he's old enough for college - but it's true.

We got home late last night & I hadn't really made a lot of plans for my sweet mama's 89th birthday. We had gone out for a fabulous shrimp dinner on Wednesday but I wanted to do something a little special for today.

Soooo - I made a special lunch for her: salad, fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans & lemon cake (thank you Pepperidge Farms!). We had balloons & a card for her & this simple, simple flower arrangement.

Directions (as if you need them) ;)

Empty bottles and/or jars
Peel N' Stick type of numbers/letters. These are nothing fancy, the inexpensive kind you buy at the discount store or hobby store. They're the type you use to put on a mail box. These are 2" high.

1. Wash jars, scouring off glue if necessary, and dry.
2. Adhere numbers!
3. Fill with flowers or even candles!

Could anything be easier? I'm thinking "1776" w/flags for the 4th of July!

I have very few creative bones in my body & blatantly stole the idea from the very creative Candy at Junk Sophisticates & thank her once again for sharing her great ideas. I love all the things she has embellished with sticky numbers & letters!

I hope you all had a great weekend & I wish there was some way to let you know how much I appreciate you sharing your creativity with me!
Happy birthday, mama. We love you!

See y'all later in the week,


  1. So pretty, Vera! I just love hydrangeas...and well anything with graphic numbers or letters is wonderful!

  2. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and commenting. Thank you for your kind remarks. I am happy that you liked the change I made to my little bistro set. :) It's a strong color for the front porch..but..all the greenery does sort of soften it! (I hope!) :)

  3. p.s. I also wanted to comment on your hydrangeas.
    I have always wanted to try and grow them but I have one die once and from then on I shied away from trying again.
    What a nice way to celebrate your mothers birthday. I appreciate anything my children do for me, they are so busy...
    Thank you for sharing it with us..

  4. Such a wonderful weekend! Thanks for stopping by, love the hydrangeas!
    Take care

  5. What a beautiful way to celebrate such a special day! The menu sounds great and the hydrangeas (my favorite) are so pretty in those glass jars!


  6. Thank you Sherri, from TheStir for featuring this easy DIY!

  7. Vera, what a coincidence! The menu for your Birthday lunch was identical to the one I mentioned this morning on Flickr! It seems we are both good old Southern Gals, who have lots of things in common. ;-)

    As I said earlier, this picture brings me such warm feelings and memories. I'm so glad you still have your mom - and your dad lived such a long life, too. You are blessed.

  8. Thank you all so very much for your kind, kind words. This is the first time in over 40 years of marriage we've had enough shade to grow hydrangeas. I do love them - they grew outside my childhood bedroom. Hopefully in a couple of years the bushes will be thriving!

    I too just love graphics. I think it must be in my genes as daddy was a typesetter for Gulf Printing Co in Houston.

    Again - thanks for your kind words.

  9. Gorgeous hydrangeas! I have a very small bush but sure am hoping that it takes off good. Mine are not nearly as blue as yours so I may not have the right kind of soil (acidic)but I think I can probably buy some stuff to help them out. Have a great day.

  10. I love the numbered vases! great craft idea!

  11. I love the numberd vases and your hydrangeas are beautiful.

  12. Great idea and so pretty! Love how it turned out. Happy Birthday to her too!
    Thanks for linking up to We Can Do It Cheaper!

  13. A beautiful way to pay tribute to your mamma's B. Day!

  14. The vases look so lovely!!

  15. Just found your blog and became a follower...I looked for those numbers at Walmart but couldn't find them, I'll have to try again:) They turned out so pretty, I can't wait to do this!


  16. Such a wonderful post in so many ways! Thanks for stopping by, nice to meet you!
    Take care