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Everything's Coming Up {florals}

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Happy March, My Lovelies!  March came in like a lamb yesterday, which is fine with me because it was primary voting day here in our state.  But then things turned ugly around 5:30 or so when severe storms and tornadoes touched down in our part of the state…so the lamb turned into a lion!

Just when I was ready to give-up my subscription to Country Living Magazine, they give us this in the April 2016 issue:

Oh, what a lovely article and must get it if you don't have it already!

I also saw this in the article:

This is one of Debi Treloar's lovely photos, and I first saw this in the book below:

This lovely book by Sarah Moore is one of my favorite Home Decor books.

Then I received the fantastic Anthropologie 2016 Spring Home Lookbook in the mail (both snail mail and email).  In it I spied with my little eye this:

You probably know where I'm going with this....

I.  Feel.  Vindicated!  

{yes I do}

Do you remember when I papered our stair risers?  Folks have giggled at me and not in a good way. 
Well, I like the look, and I haven't tired of it yet.

Here are our stairs:

You can read my post here.  My tutorial for how to paper stairs is here.

Speaking of flowers....Mr. Art @ Home bought me some flowers.  The funny thing is he thought they were natural until I told him better.  He thought they were the coolest flowers he'd ever seen!

Since Mr. Art @ Home bought me flowers, I didn't want to hurt his feelings by buying more flowers for my new Flora Doora, so I put some Pier 1 fakes in it.   This is the pretty Flora Doora Jane gave me:

I'm busy decorating for St. Patrick's Day.  Come back late next week and see our greening of our home!

lucky clover

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Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. Hi sweet friend! Looks like happiness and Spring is blooming in your heart and home. Ricki Jill I adore your stairs. Yes floral is back in d├ęcor style as well as color. I smiled with your husbands flower surprise/gift. Come visit and see Spring touches in our home - I egg you on, ha ha, lol.
    Enjoy your day and think Spring.

  2. And you certainly should feel vindicated! I love your stairs, and those people copied you! I need to look for that book. I did actually drop my subscription to CL because there just hasn't been much in it for a long time.

  3. Ricki Jill, you should be so proud! I've said before that you are a trendsetter and it's true. I was just looking at your pink island in the kitchen earlier follow your heart in decorating and I love it! Pinned. :)

    1. Oh be sure to link up with Thoughts of Home on Thursday. We'd love to have you.

  4. I do like the look of those stairs, I like floral prints but some in my family not so much

  5. I am so happy that floral is back in! Lets celebrate shall we!
    I am so glad that I never recovered my chairs:)
    Love, love your style!
    Thank you for joining us in Thoughts Of Home on Thursday! (pinned too)

  6. Those stairs are SO beautiful! Also, you always make Flora Doora look so pretty! Glad you like her! Jane Flora Doora

  7. I absolutely LOVE your papered stairs. They look fantastic! Thank you ever so much for linking up at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Your presence adds such a ray of sunshine!

  8. I was just like you I didn't refresh my subscription for CL because, well, you know. But then they sent out this amazing April issue! I will check them out for a while at the store to see if they continue to spark my interest. Thank you for sharing on SYC! ;) Jo

  9. I love those stairs! My stairs are all carpeted but it's gross and old, I'd like to peel it off and refinish them, maybe with some pretty paint or something like this on the vertical, and some pretty floor boards on the horizontal parts.

  10. Oh, my goodness! I am in love with that flora dora - I still plan to make you a patchwork heart, but my hand isn't ready for sewing yet!

    And I have always loved your stairs.

    Thanks for sharing at SYC.

  11. Well, I for one love your stairs! They would make me happy every time I walked up them. The flora dora is darling as well. I love flowers and can't wait till they are popping up in my garden! Thanks so much for sharing with SYC. I will be featuring you tomorrow.

  12. Oh wow, CUTE stairs! Visiting from Share your cup Thursday! :)

  13. Your post is awesome Ricky Jill, all in floral! I so love your stairs with the floral inside steps, what a great style and I love that each step is different too. I like yours better then the inspiration image.
    I just saw you ate Share your cup.

  14. The stairs are gorgeous. People who laugh at creativity must have very dull lives.

  15. I've always loved those risers since day one! Love your florals too.

  16. Oh I love your stairs! A piece of art and good motivation to use the stairs...frequently! Just beautiful!


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