Wednesday, March 17, 2010

What's Green And Sits Outside?

Take a quick look around the House of Bliss and you'll see that green is my favorite color.  I have green walls on all 3 levels of my house.  My kitchen countertops used to be green.  And all three bathrooms currently have green countertops in all different shades.

So in honor of St. Patrick's Day, I thought I'd share my love of green with you!

I can't seem to get enough of fake fruit, and not just in the kitchen.  These pears add some warmth to the living room on top of the coffee table.
The crystal bowl came from a yard sale.  Isn't she purrrrrrrdy?
You may recognize this cloche from Southern Living At Home.  I've always wanted one and was lucky enough to score one for just $5 at a flea market last year.
I added some small green apples.
I just added this arrangement to my island with the tray I found in my oven drawer.
Who doesn't want an apple tree in their kitchen!
And of course some green grapes.

A bowl o' pears on the kitchen table.

And some corded rope fruit on the kitchen hutch.

Got lots o' fake greenery too.  "They" say that fake greenery is so yesterday.  I say BRING IT!
(Who are "They" anyway?)

Big green balls in the foyer (cause size DOES matter!) - It's okay, I'm Irish, I'm aloud to be crude today.

A tree in the living room.
And in the family room.
And in the bedroom.
By now "They" must be horrified!

Fake fern.  I saw Rebecca from Adventures In Decorating do this alot and I loved it.  So I copied drew inspiration from her.

This little thing used to be something else entirely until I got my hands on it and began plucking away until all that was left was this.
And on the mantle.
At the top of the stairs I added this table that used to be in the basement.  I thought the birdie picture needed something under it.  And of course, more greenery.

Back up to the master bedroom.
Some green on green.
Can't really tell from the pic but the walls are a sage green color.

So there you have it.  My blissful Ode to St. Patrick.

And just in case you were wondering.............

Paddy O'Furniture!


PAT said...

Beautiful greens Kim. I especially love the apple green.

Ellen said...

Happy St Patty's Day! smiles.

Debbie said...

Cute Kim, love all your GREEN!!~ Happy St. Pats day!!~

DreamsInPink said...

I really enjoyed your GREEN post, I am crazy about green apples and pears, I love that they are not only delicious, but they look so pretty on display. Happy St Patty's Day! Elizabeth

Louise @ Illume Design said...

cool apple tree...!

Yankee Girl said...

Green is my favorite color too! I have been trying to add more green to my house and you just gave me a ton of ideas!


Denise said...

I love your splashes of green everywhere, I think it is one of my favorite colors when it comes to decorating (not so much to wear though) :)

Linda said...

Green is a big color in my house, too- I realized one day I had painted three rooms in the house the same shade of green, but it looked different in each one! Love the big cloche!

sissie said...

Paddie O Furniture!!! LOL
I love it. Love all your green and thanks for the green tour.
I must say that I am crazy about the mirrors in your bedroom. Yummy!

Happy St. Patrick's Day.


Tardevil said...

That's my favorite color, so I like all of your green! :)

Mimi said...

From one lover of green to another...I think all your green is perfect for every day, not just St. Patrick's Day! Happy St. Paddy's Day to you.

Queenie said...

Happy St.Patrick's Day to you too Kim!
Loved seeing all your of greens... I too, love artificial plants and flowers, it just doesn't feel like home without them....ya know? I must admit that one time along time ago(years ago, I listened to "they" at hgtv and rms and I then did something really crazy...girl, I took away all of my artificial plants and flowers, and put them away (I know it was a terrible thing to do)...I can tell you, that it made my home look and feel so empty...and I didn't like it that way...and I put them all back in no time at all, and I will never put them away again,LOl! they will always stay, I love them and...I don't even care what "they" say either. LOL! Hats off to faux plants and flowers, fruit ect.! I think they really do make a home look extra special.

Your shop looks wonderful...lots of great finds! I know you are having fun with it. :)

I read the posts I'd missed and there's One more thing I want to say...before I go...I think your blog name is perfect...and so is your Big Lots find.
Hope you have a great rest of the week sweetie!
Big Hugs,

Tricia said...

Happy St. Patty's, Kim. I love all of the green.

Jeanette said...

Happy St. Patricks day. I love green and I have it throughout my home also.

Country Dreaming said...

You do like this color don't you? We have green in our house too.

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you.


Tina said...

Love all of your green Kim:) Thanks for sharing so many wonderful pics of your beautiful home. I love the sage green walls and you picture of your cloche has reminded me to go back to the thrift store where I saw one on the weekend - thanks for the reminder:) Hope you have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day ~ Tina x

Beth in NC said...

I love your greens! And I love your fake greenery too. It just fills up empty places just right. I use it too.

Thanks for sharing with us!

Beth in NC said...

I love your greens! And I love your fake greenery too. It just fills up empty places just right. I use it too.

Thanks for sharing with us!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Lots of pretty greens! I have the same SL barley twist pedestal. :) I have lots of the faux "green stuff" also. "They" would probably have a stroke if "They" walked in my home. :-D

Love the Decor! said...

I love all of your green!!
I also use fake greens in my decorating and personally
i love it. So maybe "they" are all wrong : )
Thanks for stopping over for a visit
Glad you like my store would love it if you would help spread the word about it
Have a wonderful day!

Herself said...

Hi Kim,

Thanks so much for stopping by my place today to check out Flea Market Round-up! So glad you did! Blessings, Colleen

bj said...

O, I love all your pretty greens, Kim. And, the fruit is fabulous. I love faux fruit for bits of color and texture.
Yep...I, too, have wondered who "They" are..."they" tell us what we like and don't like and I
JUST SAY NO ! By golly..I use what I WANT to use...and I have a SHHHHHH.....fake ficus tree still !!

Amy said...

I really loved seeing all of the green. Those pears look so real. I can't wait to try some of this stuff. Thanks.. Thanks for stopping by too. Have a great day.

Jennifer Rizzo sanctuary art said...

I love the way those apples look in that pedestal!!

Dayka (Life +Style) said...

this is a bit off, but those pears look so good--yum!

thanks for the compliment on my desk!

Becca said...

Everything looks gorgeous, Kim !! The touches of green around your home are perfect ... Spring has arrived !! Love it all, Becca

Bill said...

Hey there, Kim. Looks like you celebrate St. Paddy's year-round! If you love your greens, why not??? I'm a fan of faux pears and green apples too. Somehow they look "real-er" than most of the fauxs. ;)

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

What a fun salute to St. Paddy's Day! It got me thinking... I have a whole bunch of green too if I count my plants. Your green apple tree is very unique and makes a fabulous statement. So nice to come and meet you today!

Nancy said...

What a darling post! Love all of your photographs and everything that is green too!

I am a new follower and blogger, so happy I dropped in!

Nancy's Notes

Necel said...

I love me some fake fruit...! A neighbor tried to eat one of my apples once.

Necel from the Old House in Texas

Necel said...

I love me some fake fruit...! A neighbor tried to eat one of my apples once.

Necel from the Old House in Texas

Ing said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and welcoming me to SITS.

I like the colour green too. What a beautiful house you live in. :)

The Stylish House said...

The $5.00 Cloche was a score! Hope you're starting to dry out from the cats & dogs rain. Have a nice weekend.

helenabelle said...

Wow, wow and wow! I am lovin the topiaries and the apple tree. Also, that cloche was a fantastic find.

Kimberly said...

Hi Kim! I am from NJ also! I have never heard of your town! I like in Rockaway which is in Morris County and considered Northern Jersey.
I love all your green stuff!

Kimberly said...

Hi Kim! are you Kim or Kimberly? Wayne is where Bethenny was!! Gary's Liquour and Marketplace - its about 20 minutes from me!! I joined your blog also!!

Emalee said...

loved all of the pictures! Stopping by from sits happy saturday share fest!

Brittany Snow said...

I am totally in love with the $5 cloche with green apples. Looks amazing!

Terri Smith said...

LOVE all the green! Especially the display of favorite. Hope you've been well sweet friend. Trying to catch up on all my blog rounds this a.m. and so glad I popped over to see what's been happening in your neck of the woods. Lovely visit as always!

Blessings, Love and Monday Sunshine, Terri

Melissa Miller said...

How gorgeous are your greens Kim! LOVE your stunning home and all of your decor'. Very nice job! :)

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Love all your Greens favorite is that green stuff I can put in my wallet ha ha!! hey it buys me more green stuff...Thanks for coming by my friend...I always love it when you do and have missed seeing you....Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Cottage Cozy said...

I am having a "Blue Monday" Giveaway...come by and take a peek.

Have a terrific week!

Stay Cozy, Carrie

Life with Kaishon said...

Green is my favorite too! I can't get enough of it in the house! So pretty.

Scraps said...

Stopping by from SITS.

I'm on a green kick for our kitchen, too. Luckily it's popular enough that finding pieces doesn't seem to be too difficult :)

Louise @ Illume Design said...

Hey Kim

I have given you a blog award today, don't feel as if you have to play along, I have passed this award onto you because I enjoy your blog.

Enjoy your week.


farfalla said...

Hi Kim! I love all your GREEN too!
Stopping by from SITS.
Happy St. Pats day!

Betty said...

What a beautiful blog!!!
Thanks for your comments on my SITS FB Day!
I am now following you!
Have a great day!
Betty x

Mandy P said...

I love it! ALL of it! I just added some green pears to my dining room table. =) I never thought I would add fruit as a decoration, but I am so glad I did! =)

Divine Mrs D said...

Love your cloche!!

Stopping by from SITS

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Kim, I'll take your first born! lol...I will be happy to make you a birdhouse arrangement like the one I sold. I have one more birdhouse! I'm going up north this weekend to look for more. Just let me know...Love all of your pretty green. Those pears look perfect in the pretty crystal bowl. Kristen

Danielle @ Transforming Home said...

Love the apples in the cloche! And the backsplash - do you have a post showing off your kitchen? I don't remember seeing one.


kim said...

Kim, I am so sorry to hear that. My daughter's dog is named Chloe. It is so hard to lose a beloved pet. They are just like family. I pray she pulls through if not my thoughts and prayers are with you.