Showing posts with label rabbits. Show all posts
Showing posts with label rabbits. Show all posts

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Mini Easter Brunch Tablescape and Vintage Decoupaged Bottles

Every once in a while the crafty bug bites me and I get the urge to create a little something fun, especially if it's for a  "holiday".  I really enjoy using decoupage with Mod Podge because it's such an easy method. Well, I say "easy" as a relative term, since it is a bit messy and imprecise. But since I love vintage goods, I've found using old bottles for decoupage to be a wonderful way create small gifts and holiday mementos.







Thursday, April 1, 2021

There's a Bunny in That Basket!


Hi Friends, I thought I'd share a few last minute Easter snaps with you all.
In my decor book, the only thing better than "a bunny"
is a bunny in a basket...
or on a tray, or drawer, or in a crate.
You know, some kind of cute vintage container
to keep it corralled and surrounded by flowers, eggs, moss, or veggies.


(It's a little hard to make out, but that's a brass rabbit mold on the shelf)


Thursday, March 25, 2021

It's Almost Easter in the Holiday Cupboard


It seems like just yesterday that I put away all the St. Patrick's Day goodies... oh yeh, that was only last week wasn't it? Ok, so it's a quick turnaround for Easter this year. I really like it when Easter is more toward the end of April instead of the beginning.  That gives us more time not only to decorate, but to enjoy the decor, color, and be able to putz around. My sheep and rabbits stick around for the rest of Spring, but Easter is the prime time for anything bunny related.





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.



Friday, March 23, 2018

Spring Home Tour 2018


Hi Everyone, and welcome to the 2018 Spring Home Tours hosted by our friend Marty from A Stroll Thru Life. Marty herself is putting the finishing touches on her lovely home and has taken us on her remodeling and decorating journey this last year. Thanks so much for including me in the tour, Marty. If you're here from Far Above Rubies, I know you enjoyed Anita's amazing one-of-a-kind vintage eclectic home filled with wonderful color and pattern. If you've missed part of the Home Tour, I have a list of participants at the end of the post.




Friday, April 14, 2017

Vintage Easter Inspiration

Hi Friends, I know Easter Week is a busy time for all of you, and sometimes we might need a little "extra" last minute inspiration to bring it all together. Maybe you're thinking about the table or a small gift for those special friends and family.



Sunday, April 2, 2017

Spring Bouquet and the Baker's Rack

Taking photos in the Kitchen and Kitchen Sitting Area can be a little tricky. The light comes from the South and Southwest, so it's often harsh and blinding. I try to wait for a cloudy day, but even then the pics can be lackluster. Late this afternoon I grabbed my camera and changed the lens to try to get a few close-ups with better color... a little better...



Sunday, March 19, 2017

Spring Forecast for Next Week

No matter what the weather might be like on the other side of the door; one week in the 80's with trees and flowers blooming, the next week lows in the upper teens ... it's Spring inside the cottage. I thought I'd share a few snaps of how Spring has Sprung this last week...



Sunday, March 12, 2017

"Blooming 'Brella" and Friends

I've been bringing out some "Spring" around here this last week. It will be "Spring" until the end of March and then I'll get together some Easter decor. I really prefer Easter being in April, otherwise it's just too chilly and I like being able to enjoy both early Spring and then Easter. I know there's a fine line, but rabbits and bunnies, chickens, eggs and nests can do double duty... do I sound like a crazy old woman who doesn't have anything else to do except chit chat about seasonal decor items? please don't answer that.

  


Thursday, March 9, 2017

Starting on Spring...

Last week I mentioned a trip to my favorite local floral store. I guess they're sort of a local wholesale supply store for florists, designers, and shop owners. You never know for sure what they will have and if you're not an early seasonal shopper you just miss out. They're never sure if they'll get more in, so if you want it, you get it when you see it.


Sunday, March 6, 2016

Grapevine Bunny Basket

Last week I was wanting something new and fresh for Easter and Spring; something that made a bit of a statement and that was fun and colorful. I was hoping (hopping) for a moss covered rabbit or something organic, so I headed to my favorite local wholesale-type floral shop to see what they had. I found this adorable black/white rabbit (made from some kind of grassy material) with a basket on his back. He was one of three styles of these cuties. Then I browsed their previously made floral arrangements and found an idea that I thought would work... 




Monday, February 29, 2016

First Glimpse of "Spring"


Happy Leap Day!!

Since tomorrow is March, and Easter is coming early this year, I thought I'd get started on bringing a few Spring Things out of the tubs and boxes. This is just my starting place... on the Dining Room table, which is usually where all my seasonal decorating begins.



Friday, April 3, 2015

You're never too old for an Easter Basket...


I remember fixing Easter baskets for our girls even after they were married. I knew how much they enjoyed them, even when they weren't really candy fanatics any longer. They might be grown-ups, but they still wanted and expected, their baskets. So really...do we ever get too old for an Easter basket?




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).



Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Garden Wheelbarrow Tablescape

Anything "Vintage Garden" gets my attention, so when I recently purchased a new magazine called "Southern Tables" by Hoffman Publications, I immediately fell in love with a featured tablescape that brought all the goodness and bounty of Summer's first harvest, indoors.





I had a similar whitewashed small wheelbarrow made of reclaimed barnwood, 
so I filled it with a variety of faux  garden veggies.

(The wheelbarrow has made an appearance before on the deck


 But I felt like my rendition needed a little more personality, 
so a ceramic rabbit tureen that I made years ago hopped inside.


Gardens and rabbits just go together.


You know you have too much "stuff",
 when you completely forget about a set of green transferware china!
Yes, I totally forgot that I had this great set of Enoch Wedgewood Kent china,
that had been stored in the side door of my breakfront.



On one of our recent trips to St. Louis I found three of these wonderful consume/berry bowls and salad plates in "Crown Ducal, Florentine England". They are very old and have a black transfer rural cottage  scene on the bowls and plates that read "Little Comberton". A gold rim and raised green fruit design on the border of the plates/saucers had me smitten.



 









Green Glassware is Martha Stewart



Last week I found the cute little whitewashed Pottery Barn napkin rings that look like flowerpots. Had to have them...and next week I'll show you another fun way I've used them. Woven placemats were from TJ Maxx a couple of years ago, and the linen napkins are just a few of my vintage collection.



I like to set a fun and casual place setting,
so small whitewashed garden pots with a faux lettuce leaf 
hold the silverware.




And vintage French Seed Packet Labels attached to a tag
can be used for place cards. 

 Carotte's...


and Chicoree Frisee


more coming up with the French Seed Packets...




A small ceramic cabbage covered veggie bowl / soup tureen.



...and a French Rabbit Tea Towel from my daughter from Easter.



Lapins de Jardin.


A French botanical print brings in the colors of Spring and Summer.










I'm so glad you came by for my little Garden Setting Luncheon.
salad anyone...?


And don't forget that The Marketplace is live all week.
Hope you'll run by for some shopping fun.




I'll be joining in for these weekly parties:

Treasure Hunt at From My Front Porch to Yours
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Tips and Tutorials at Stonegable
Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Creek Cottage
The Charm of Home
French Country Cottage
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush

xoxo,

Sunday, March 24, 2013

A good hare day on the sunporch...

I don't want to talk about what's outside at the moment, except to say there's nothing Spring-y about it. These last few days have been gray and snowy and altogether yucky. I bought some tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths last week that I was wanting to get planted, but forget it...they will have to wait until the snow goes away. So I'm choosing to boost my Springtime thoughts with what's going on out here on the sunporch.




 Yep, it's definitely Spring on the Sunporch!







Decorating out here always starts with different seasonal quilts.
Changing them out gets me in the mood for whatever the season may be.



 Then layering on the pillows, and bringing out the fun vintage goodies...



I'm not really a "blue" person, 
but this wonderful floral quilt has me almost there.


It was from my mother-in-law's stash
 that I think was from her mom back in the 40's.



I have the tail end of the paperwhites in that little USA yellow planter
and I've been browsing through my vintage Better Homes and Garden binder.



I can always count on it looking warm and Spring-like out here,
even if the outside temps don't agree.






This is another favorite quilt of mine in the Tumbling Block pattern.



My white paper mache buns is sitting 
on the little green chair from when I was a baby.


We won't talk about how old that rickety little chair actually is...



Vintage pink rabbit planter, birdie tin, and seed packets...



Hey, an old chalkware chicken is even roosting out here.


One more chance for snow this evening,
and then I hope we're done!




Just a housekeeping note...
I've just added the Bloglovin' follow option to my sidebar. If you haven't tried it yet, let me say it's my new favorite. It's so super easy and you can import all your favorite blogs that you follow from Google Reader at one click, not individually. I've actually been using it this week, and it's better than the old method. So if you're a follower, I'd love you to click and follow me there. You can get set up in half a minute! 
 joining in for these parties this week:

The Dedicated House for Make it Pretty Monday
Between Naps on the Porch
Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Ranch
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style


Hope you're having a wonderful weekend,

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