Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Easter Mantel

I was thinking about the fact that I don't have a lot of "Easter" things out when I realized I probably haven't shared my mantel since Christmas or right after. I bought some new pussy willow stems and white blooming branches for Spring-i-fying the pottery vases, since I couldn't locate any Spring branches here at the house. I think my second tub of Easter goodies that I had from last year is buried somewhere in our basement storage room (story of my recent life).

Saturday, March 28, 2015

A ReLoved Sampler and a Hall Vignette

Last Friday I had a day out with my sister and we headed to 
Ozark Missouri to check out the Spring Open Houses 
and to have lunch at one of my favorite places ever, 
Spring Creek Antiques and Tea Room.
(they have the best chicken salad sandwich in this part of the world)

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Share Your Style #6 Spring Blog Hop

Are you ready for some fun?
Well, you're in the right place,
for a Link Party that's all things 
Spring and Easter Inspiration.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

It's a Spring Thing...

So, Hop on over tonight

For the
Share Your Style 
Spring Blog Hop and Link Party
starting this evening at 7 PM Eastern and 6 PM Central.

Be sure and visit todays links:
Ron at Uptown Acorn
and Amanda at Dixie Delights

Have your Easter and Spring related posts,
past and present, ready to link up for some mega-fun Spring Inspiration.

See you later...

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Pansies, a French Tureen, and a Conversation...

My little friends from the Dining Room 
have made their way to the kitchen table...
let's see what they're up to.

Monday, March 23, 2015

A French Country Inspired Spring Brunch Buffet

Hello Everyone, 
we're all so excited to start off this special week of our
 Share Your Style Spring Blog Hop!

This week all eight of us will be sharing some fresh new Spring Inspiration and we hope you'll share what you've been doing to transform your spaces for this brand new Season.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Join us next week for the Share Your Style Spring Blog Hop

Looking for some Spring Inspiration?

Then be sure and check in with us
 starting next Monday,

 March 23-March 25, for our 
Share Your Style Spring Blog Hop, 
and then come back Wednesday evening March 25,
 to link up all your Spring Inspiration posts, past and present during the 
Share Your Style Link Party
 that starts at 7 PM Eastern and 6 PM Central. 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Share Your Style #5

Hi Everyone and welcome to our new weekly party 
Share Your Style!
We're so glad you're here to join in.

In case you missed coming by,
 here are a few pics from my last week's posts
here on Common Ground:

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

An Irish Blessing...

I've always been partial to St. Patrick's Day. The heartfelt sentiments of an Irish Blessing, the beckoning of ancient castles, and lush green hills. The celebrations of friendships and family loyalties, the good wishes and prayers for a blessed year. There may have been a little Irish from my mother's side, so today I'll celebrate the Irish, and send a blessing to all of you.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Styling a DIY Seedbox for St. Patty's Day

All it takes is a few sunny days where the temps are 50 and above and you'll find me puttering around with seed boxes, seed packets, and some old gardening tools. This week will be the "official" start of Spring so I'm having fun bringing a little green for St. Patrick's Day onto the Baker's Rack in the kitchen sitting area.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

A little Birdie told me...

That it will be Spring in just one week!

I had to share this adorable little pillow from Judy.
It makes me want to chirp...

The kitchen sitting area is getting Spring-ified,
and some St. Patty's Green is coming out.

What are you up to this weekend?
Hope it has some green in it!

I've opened a FaceBook page
for the Blog,
CLICK HERE for some behind the scenes fun.
Maybe Instagram will be next,
who knows, I'm feeling crazy...

joining in at:

The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse


Thursday, March 12, 2015

Share Your Style #4

Hi All, 

it's Wednesday, and that means its time for

 Share Your Style.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Early Spring Entry and New Lighting

Since we've moved here to the new place I've been thinking about new lighting on the hall console. I'd had my previous gold tone buffet lamp for over 13 years, and once we moved here, it started to look a little "out of place". The gray shutters, white washed mirror, and silver tray were all telling me something "antique gold", was just one too many colors and textures for the space.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Baskets for Spring Door Decor

I've slowly been putting "Winter" away, and bringing "Spring" into the house this last week. After Christmas I keep some of my winter faux greenery out as a backdrop and base for winter flower arrangements, and in baskets. Since snow covered trees and evergreens have been about the only landscape in sight, I've enjoyed my transition time from Christmas to Spring. But now that the sun is shining and the thermometer is going to be in the 50's and 60's we have a good chance that the worst of winter is behind us.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Share Your Style #3

Hi Everyone,
 so glad you're here to be a part of the fun and inspiration of 
Share Your Style!

Before we get started with the party,  I'd like to share with you a couple of posts from last week here at Common Ground. You can click on the recent post thumbnails at the top of the post if you'd like to catch up.

I'll also be picking a feature each week from here, so be sure and come by to check out who I'm highlighting each week. Today my friend Jacqueline is sharing some of her beautiful antique dishes and linens. If you haven't met her, run by and say "Hi".

Jacqueline at Cabin and Cottage

Share Your Style is open until next Sunday evening, so be sure and come by and link up your posts even if you think you're a little late. You won't be late! We look through all the posts to choose the features, and I'll be updating this Party Post until Wednesday evening, so share your own posts then enjoy checking out the rest of the great links!

So now I'll turn it over to Barbara our host for this week!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Painting Antique Frames

What a joy it was to turn over those calender pages, to see what March will bring. February was cold and snowy and brutal for so many of us. March is my Birthday Month, and it always signals the start of Spring. I feel my optimism and mood lighten with that one little flip of a calender page.

A week or so ago, Hubbs and I hung up a few oil paintings that he's given me over the years. They are my favorites, but I was just guessing at where they should be. Wall space in this house is scarce, and I'm trying to be selective about what I'm putting up. So we ended up changing things around because the space really needed something bigger.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Early Spring Inspiration

I went looking for some Spring Inspiration through my photo gallery of the last week of February and the first week of March. Here are a few images of what I was doing last year this time and the year before. Some of the photos make me tearful and nostolgic, so I'll save those, but here are a few that are happy and briming with the anticipation of all things Spring.

 March 2014 at the lease house 

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