Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Hop Into Easter

Hello Everyone! I have to tell you that this is a special day for me being able to join in on this fun Spring Blog Hop. This last year has been a difficult time due to health issues and a major move. So being able to participate makes me feel like life may be getting back to normal. I'm so glad you're here to help me celebrate! Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home is our talented hostess for this Easter Hop. Thankyou Amber for inviting me along.

If you follow my blog you'll know we've been renovating a home built in the 60's since last September. It's been a long drawn out situation and we're still finishing up at our previous house, readying it to go on the market. I've had decor and seasonal boxes at both places and some of it's still packed in boxes at our storage unit. As we were moving in February I tried to think ahead and locate some of my Spring and Easter things, but much of it was packed away last August.

So, I'm a little light on Spring dishes and decor, but I managed to put together a few fun things in the Garden Room. I was so excited when buds and blooms started appearing in the new yard and discovered a row of four Forsythia bushes along our back property line. They had been severely pruned back so I had no idea last Fall what they were. When I saw the little yellow blooms opening up I was thrilled.

I had quite a few boxes in our storage room at the old house that hadn't been opened from our last move 5 years ago. I'd forgotten about an Ironstone Bowl and Pitcher securely hidden away. I found them a few weeks ago and thought the pitcher would be the perfect vessel for the Forsythia branches.

I've enjoyed this vintage Better Homes and Gardens colorful spiral Garden Book with still useful info of most types of plants, shrubs, trees and flowers found in the U.S. It was first published in 1951 and this edition is from 1954. It's the same wonderful format of their original cookbook that I received when I was newly married. I still have the cookbook and use it for many "staple" recipes.

My "Bloomin' 'Brella made it through the chaos of the move,
and is here hanging on the old cupboard.

This old drawer had been in my previous office corralling supplies,
but I borrowed it for a bunny hutch this Easter.

My handsome Mr. Bunns likes his little French wagon with some old garden pots.

The Baker's Rack is at home out here, with a few Easter goodies...

and a pair of vintage ducklings in the Seed Box.

An old family quilted coverlet from 40's
 brings in some Spring like floral shades of blues, pinks and yellow.

I love the "Tumbling Blocks" quilt in pastels on the wicker settee 
and use it every year for Spring.

This is my office window looking out to the Garden Room. This space is at the back of the house and was an addition from just a few years ago. The old table had been in the basement at our last 2 houses, so now it's getting an opportunity to show off a little. It opens up for a bigger spot that could sit a few extra people during the holidays.

Right now, I have things still scattered around waiting until I know more about where I want them. Might as well stack some boxes with a sheep on top while I'm figuring out where everything should be displayed.

Thanks so much for coming by. I hope you'll continue the "Hop" and see Marty's beautiful and elegant home dressed for Spring and Easter. Just follow the links below for some wonderful Spring Inspiration.

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joining in here: 

Sunday at Home at Little Farmstead   Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
Dishing It and Digging It at DIY180  Inspiration Monday at Refresh Restyle   
Tips and Tutorials at Home Stories A to Z
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life   Totally Terrific Tuesday at Sweet Parrish Place 
Keep in Touch at Let's Add Sprinkles  Talk of the Town at Knick of Time
Share Your Style at French Ethereal 
Homestyle Gathering at My Wee Abode  Style Showcase at Shabby Fufu  
 Wonderful Wednesday at LeCultivateur 
Thursday Favorite Things at Follow the Yellow Brick Home
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage


  1. I just adore your garden room and all the spring decorating in there. So many beautiful items...I love the Better Homes and Gardens book and that french wagon with the bunny and pots is just perfect! Thanks for the lovely tour and I hope you are feeling better!

  2. Just precious. Welcome back. I just love your spring decor. Your garden room is darling! Your garden room styling is always perfection.

  3. Debra your Easter vignettes are truly spectacular. I now will be searching for my own BH&G Garden book. It is fabulous!

  4. I love your beautiful antiques and how you always style them. So pretty and your new garden room is where I would hang out all the time.

  5. So sweet Debra. I love it all. So fun to see all the Easter decor. Always love your little wagon decorated for the holidays.
    Have a great beginning to the new week.

  6. Debra, I love all your vintage touches; the little wagon is precious; the blue chippy drawer is perfect for gathering other items. Love the forsythia in the white pitcher. Your sunroom is a delight and must be a wonderful place to relax and enjoy spring. Hope you are enjoying your new home.

  7. There are so many pretty pictures to pin, Debra, I don't even know where to get started! I love all your colorful spring flowers and how you have paired them in with so many different kinds of aged and antique containers - they are all really creative and beautiful. Hugs, CoCo

  8. This is so pretty, Debra! I would have been thrilled to see those forsythia blooming, too...the are beautiful in the ironstone! You are settling in so nicely! Most of my stuff is in boxes, too!

  9. Your Garden room is perfectly spring and so fun to look through. I enjoy each little space of cuteness. Got a lot of ideas!

  10. It is hard to believe from your lovely displays that you don't think you have a lot of spring and Easter decor! All of it is fantastic! I love the bunny with the terra cotta pots and moss in the wagon, and your blooming umbrella is just delightful! Thank you so much for sharing a peek into your home!

  11. This couldn't make me any happier, Debra - you've got your mojo back! It looks so cozy, so vintage, so YOU. I love it all. I am pining for more restful days of playing house. Glad you have the forsythia bushes - they are the very first welcoming signs of spring here in our region (along with early morning chirping birds). You've certainly made your house your home.

  12. Your home is so inviting and is all dressed up for the Easter/Spring season. Your bunnies and wagons are so cute. Love how you have them styled.

  13. Your vignettes are so cute! I love Mr. Bunns in his wagon! Love all of your vintage touches too! Beautiful!

  14. I would love to find one of those BH&G books. Everything looks lovely!

  15. Debra, Living in a renovation can be quite the mess! You sure pulled this room together beautifully! I love how you use the quilts to cover the cushions. I need to try this on my porch! Happy Spring!

  16. Hi Debra,

    Your home is charming and inviting. I love your pretty sun room and you have dressed it with plenty eye-catching spring decor. The little Easter vignettes are adorable.

    Welcome back. It was fun joining you on this blog hop.

    Rosemary & Thyme

  17. Hi Debra!
    Your home looks beautiful decorated for spring! I love your umbrella floral arrangement, I've always wanted to make one of those! And Mr. Bunny in the wagon is adorable!

  18. I'm so glad you could join us, Debra! How exciting to find forsythia growing in your new yard. We're talking about a move and losing all my perennials would be a hard leave:( Love your old BH & G garden book and your stack of vintage metal picnic baskets:)

  19. Debra it truly thrills my heart to have you back hopping with us again! This is a wonderful post full of spring and Easter goodness! I can already tell you are going to have great fun in the sun room and we are all going to enjoy all of the beauty you share through the seasons. I am loving your little office space area and how you styled the table. And please do stack sheep on boxes, it's delightful!

    How exciting to discover the forsythia bushes! This means you will have plenty to style and I will have plenty of eye candy to pin!

    Thanks so much for joining this hop. Happy Easter!

  20. Loving all of these sweet spring touches!! That seed box is sooo cute!! I love the way that you have styled everything!!! So pretty!!
    ~Emily @lecultivateur.com

  21. Debra,
    It is always fun to visit you. Your decorations always brighten my day.


  22. I have been following your blog for years and I absolutely adore your style.

  23. Debra, just stunning --- so many things pinned! It's nice to 'meet' you via the hop and I love your style. The umbrella is wonderful, using an antique drawer as the base of a vignette, H&G book, wagon, and the stack of baskets --- I want it all!

  24. Your sun porch looks so pretty decorated for Easter. I'm glad that you are feeling better and are back to blogging. I am pretty sure that I've enjoyed your blog since the beginning and I've always admired your seasonal decor. It's going to be fun to see your decorations in your new home. I hope that your health continues to be on the upswing and I look forward to many more decorating posts from you as you get settled into your new home.

  25. Debra, I love, love the BHG Garden Book! I also love your garden room and how you have it decorated for Easter. I've enjoyed being in this blog hop with you!

  26. Debra, you've really been busy. It all looks beautiful!! I am jealous over that garden book. Would love to find one. Forsythia is the first sign of spring to me and it brings wonderful color into your home.

  27. Debra,
    Lovely Easter decor!
    I adore your Brella filled to the brim with Spring florals!
    What a wonderful surprise to find you have forsythia bushes in your yard!
    The stems in the white ironstone pitcher are such a welcome to Spring.
    Happy Easter!

  28. Debra, you've shared so many charming spring accents for Easter. I especially love your little cart and the garden tray! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  29. So many beautiful elements! Hope to see you at Homestyle Gathering!

  30. I love all of your Easter decor. I am especially in love with that seed box!


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