Tag: SPRING

Springtime Tablescape

Springtime excitement and the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day has me thinking about creating a fun and whimsical tablescape using my collection of “Sheep Dishes”.  I believe I’ve mentioned them before and this is the perfect time of the year to bring them out to play.  The whole set includes six of the cups, saucers, plates, egg-cups and tumblers.  It also includes, a sugar bowl, creamer and a large pitcher. Each piece offers lots of detail and features images of soft little lambs grazing in green pastures.

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I’ve set the breakfast table for the two of us.  The center of the table is a cheery display of an early morning country-side.  Lots going on here, including a small floral centerpiece,  two wire baskets holding a couple of glasses filled with dried green peas, tucked in and secure are taper-candles. More sheep and brussel-sprouts?  A little quirky maybe, but a fun touch of added color, texture and interest.

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The wicker chargers and napkins shown here came from Pier One Imports, they fit so nicely in this rustic setting.

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This little lamb had to be part of the tablescape,  I found him a couple of years ago. So cute with a bell around his neck. Not too far behind him is his “distant cousin” – a wooden sheep on rollers.

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Morning sunshine is pouring in….greeting the day.

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The larger plates feature the shepherd taking care of his flock.  This image touches my heart, it represents a deeper, more spiritual meaning for myself every time I glance at it.

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I enjoyed creating this very casual tablescape celebrating this wonderful upcoming season of Spring and Easter.  I’m so glad you stopped by for another visit. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedules to leave a sweet note or even  ”like” me on Facebook.

The Tray on the Coffee Table

Good Morning sweet friends!  The sun is up and shining this morning what a welcome change from yesterday.  We had some snow and blizzard conditions yesterday which moved quickly across West Texas. Loved the snow and I’m really thankful for the moisture it brought to the ground. While I’m still going around doing a little cleaning and organizing here and there, I passed by the coffee table and thought it might be time for a small change.

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I’m kind of attached to this look on my coffee table, the glass hurricane inside the tray.  It just seems to belong right there, but I like to change up whatever else is inside the tray. So I looked around the house to see what I could use to freshen up the tray.

Faux is the key word for all of the greens on display.  The boxwood topiary,  the orchid, the fern and moss sphere.

Lately I love to include some crystal on the table, it adds nice sparkle and shine.  Right here I’ve placed a vintage flower “frog” into a small crystal dish and added the faux orchid.

Another look at the “Spring is just around the corner”  vignette on my tray, which looking at this picture makes me think it is also time to switch the darker pillows out to lighter ones.  Ripple effect, right?

So glad you could join me again – thank you!

Spring Mantel

I have some exciting news….my friend Martina from Northern Nesting is featuring me today.  She has a wonderful blog, please stop by and say hello.  Thank you so much Martina!

This past weekend I spent a little time adding a touch of spring to the mantel.  Shopping my house for some accessories, I started adding shades of green and white to the mantel celebrating the welcome change in season.

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Spring flowers and branches are tucked in an urn and moss balls add some woodsy texture to this arrangement.

This little white birdie seems to get around,  I’ve used him in a couple of my other vignettes before.

The eggs you see scattered here and there may look real, but they’re not. They’ve been in my “Easter stash” for a couple of years and I love to use them in arrangements like this one…I wish I had a few more.

I love the display of color and texture in this picture.

I’m enjoying the seasonal transformation on the mantel.  What about you, are you having fun decorating for Spring?

The decorated Bird Nest

Hi sweet friends!  How was your weekend? Our’s went by way too quick.  I think many of you are enjoying Spring-break with your little ones this week.  Perfect opportunity to take a mini-vacation, maybe even traveling to grandma’s house? hint-hint!?!  Well, safe travels where ever you’re headed.  Speaking of Spring…I’m still having fun adding small touches of Spring here and there and everywhere.

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It was time to fluff the bird nest…by adding some fresh green moss and an egg vase filled with pansies.  Do you remember this bird nest from last year?

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This is how I started out, gathering the bird nest, pansies and moss. I began to glue some moss to the nest and was looking for something to set inside.

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Perfect,  sweet and simple way  to  ”Welcome to Spring”.

Thanks for stopping by,  I appreciate your visits and comments so much!   You are the BEST!

Some Wreath Inspiration

Hi there!  How are you coming along on your Spring Decorating?  I’ve been pretty occupied fluffing the inside of the house that I almost forgot about adding a touch of spring to the front-door.  I’ve been searching for some fun inspiration and found four lovely wreaths right here. Granted, they’re more likely to be placed inside, but inspire just the same.

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I love the fresh look of the blooms, looks like white freesia,white ranunculus, purple anemones and some chartreuse hydrangeas, beautiful color combination!

Indoor wreath…book page covered eggs with a touch of fresh flowers, so sweet!

Egg-shells and fresh moss used in this egg-shaped wreath…fun!

Oh, this is a beauty, sticks and tulips – I’ll take this one, please!

Oops, where did the time go?  I must say, I didn’t get anything accomplished today,  except laundry and dishes and talking with my sweet sister on the phone, we have the best time chatting about this and that.  Oh, yeah and I got a haircut..which always makes me smile.

Talk with you soon!

Eggs and Feathers

On one of my recent trips to Hobby Lobby I purchased some eggs and feathers;  these would be perfect for yet another small Spring- project I had in mind.  Did I mention easy?  I love easy crafts!

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This little pot, filled with (faux) everything Spring is adding some cheer to the dresser in the guest-room.

I started out by painting a small terra-cotta pot with some grey paint that was left-over from previous projects.

Once the paint dried, I applied some glue and gently pressed the feathers onto the pot.  Aren’t these feathers cute?  Love the little dots on them!

These are some of the items I added to the little flower-pot,  Spring flowers, moss and eggs.

I think Spring has sprung all over my house lately….it’s a Spring thing!

I am so glad you “hopped on over” I love your visits and sweet comments!

Sweet Springtime Tulips and a Fun Find

Happy Monday to all!!  How was your weekend?  I hope you enjoyed some warmer temperatures in your neck of the woods and had a chance to play outside.  On Saturday morning I put down my paintbrush long enough to make a trip to the grocery store and scouted an estate sale. By the time I got to the sale it was pretty much picked over and I ended up with a hobnail glass to add to my small collection of milk glass.

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These beautiful tulips jumped into my cart at the grocery store…..what a sweet pick-me-up!

It seems my estate sale find and the fresh bunch of tulips are made for each other.

Can’t go wrong with adding a touch of blue to this sweet Spring arrangement.  Now,  I better get back to my task on hand, more painting.  I’m working on the breakfast area…AGAIN.  I just can’t seem to get it right.  What are you doing today?

Bunnies in a Box

Spring has sprung and Easter is just around the corner.  Our back patio is finally getting some attention, a good clean-up and even some Spring Decor. The potting bench is such a fun place to add a little touch of Spring.  Just for fun I started gathering items for a whimsical spring arrangement on the potting bench.  A wooden box was filled with moss, plants, a wreath was added in the background.  Then the fun part, layering and tucking in the bunnies and even some blue and white vintage plates.

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” Peter Cottontail” joined our little family of misfit rabbits.  I found him at Pier One Imports, he jumped into my basket and followed me home.  I love his bristle texture and the cute carrot he is holding.  I think he feels quite comfortable in this spot.

A pop of color adds more interest to the box, even if it’s faux.

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I thought this little heart dangling from the wreath was sweet, stitched on it is a rabbit holding a carrot and some sweet blooms.

This is a cute inspiration piece for next Easter, I love homemade decorations.

Another look at the “bunnies in a box” arrangement,  sorry this photo is a little blurry.  A gust of wind blew in just as I was getting ready for this picture.   As you might have guessed,  I quickly removed all of the decor or it would have been blown all over the backyard.  Oh well, it was fun while it lasted.

Looking back, I found this post from last year  The Bunny Trail where additional bunnies gathered in the terrarium for an Easter Celebration.

I’m having too much fun….I better get back to my task at hand….more cleaning on the patio and washing windows.

Thank you so much for taking time to visit!