Showing posts with label spring. Show all posts
Showing posts with label spring. Show all posts

Saturday, March 2, 2024

Moss Bunnies on the Spring Sideboard


Hi friends, Happy March; I hope you've been having a great week. It's been a little hectic this last few weeks for me. My husband decided to combine two storage units, so I've been trying to sort thru some boxes. (enough said) Good news is that I've found a few things I thought were lost, so yay for that.

Friday, May 26, 2023

Out and About at the Vintage Market

Hi Friends, today I'm taking you with me to my fave vintage market 
in the area for a late spring /early summer visit. 


You all know I definitely have a soft spot for wheelbarrows, carts, and wagons, etc. Anything with wheels and preferable could fit on top of a table or cabinet for display... So here's a wonderful vintage piece from my friends Sara and Abby at Sweet Magnolia's Farm here at The Vintage Peddler in Springfield. It's my go-to vintage market for a quick get-away that gives me a much needed boost of inspiration and fun seasonal ideas.


Friday, May 19, 2023

Birds in the Late Spring Holiday Cupboard


May has always been Bird Month for me. Around here we have nest building, new babies, and new faces at the feeders. I've collected a bit of bird themed vintage items during my time as a vintage market dealer, picking up figurines, tins, illustrations and ephemera during the years. It's a perfect themed match for my other favorite vintage theme which is old garden goods.

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Flowers in Bloom at All About Home #195



Hi Friends, Welcome to the All About Home Link Party! We are so happy you come by to visit and share all the fun you've been up to lately. I hope everyone is having lovely spring weather with some time for flower planting and potting. I got my containers planted a bit earlier this season, because of a big sale at our neighborhood store. Unfortunately the deer found them and made a meal of them. After a move closer to the backporch, thankfully they are rebounding a bit, so I think they have a chance to recover.


Monday, May 8, 2023

Cottage Review: Garden Wheelbarrow Tablescape

Hi Friends, with Mother's Day coming up next weekend, I know many of you will be hosting a Mother's Day brunch or luncheon. I was looking through some older magazines and came upon my inspiration for this post and thought how fun this would be to create the magazine inspiration below and surprise all the moms at your table. 






This original post was from about 10 years and two houses ago. It's just as much fun today and if you don't have a wheelbarrow, no problem. A basket, crate or doughbowl would be just as perfect for a garden display tablescape.

Friday, May 5, 2023

Vintage Baskets in the Entry




Last week in honor of May Day and Mother's Day, I put together two little baskets, one vintage, the other basket new but with similar elements. I was inspired by the old tradition of May Day where you would put together a small bouquet and hang it on the front porch door. Then you would hide and wait for the lady of the house to come to the door. Such a sweet gesture, but maybe not too practical in today's time and culture.

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Spring Pastels at All About Home #194



Hey Friends, can you EVEN believe it's May? Before you know it it will be summer! We're in the middle of tree pollen season and this few weeks is long stringy mounds that roll like tumbleweed through the yard. I have sneezing fits just watering the plants. We had our first "babysitting gig" Saturday night with our little sweetie. I have a magic rocking chair that helps ease the sting of mommy and daddy leaving for a night out. Just a few tears and lip trembling, but she's such a good baby! Ahh, the pure joy of holding her in my arms for two hours.


Monday, May 1, 2023

Weekend Cottage Review #1


Hey there friends, I thought I'd try having a weekly post where I share some fun things from around the Internet and also share some thoughts and ideas that are more personal. I've done this before, but when things in life became crazy or I was too busy with blogging commitments I'd slack off and lose momentum. But I've realized there are so many times when I'd like to share just a small idea or image or some random thought, but I had no place to really do that. My brain fills up with bits and pieces and I'd like to have a dedicated space to share them. 




Friday, April 28, 2023

How to Create a Floral May Basket




I say a "May" basket, but of course, but this can be for anytime in Spring that you want to put together a fun small basket to give or to keep and use in a small vignette or display. I've always loved the idea of May Day baskets and that inspired me to create these. I'm using two different baskets; one vintage, the other a new basket purchased several years ago. Using the same process, you can create a sweet basket filled with different elements that shout "Spring"!!

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

All About Home Link Party #193








Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home and I are so excited to be co-hosting this fun link party, that celebrates "All Things Home". We love to see what You are up to each week, so please join in with your decor, seasonal fun, gardens, DIYs, recipes and more. We each pick and share features each week, so be sure and visit both of us to check out the weekly highlights.









Last week I shared a unique take on a mossy springtime wreath that I put together 2 years ago. It still remains one of my favorite spring wreaths I've put together. I've used it mostly in the Entry area on the console from early spring to early summer. 






And earlier in the week I shared my vintage display spot in the kitchen/hearth room area with a fun garden-y vignette on the Cookbook Cupboard.






Be sure and check out Amber's








You'll love these beautiful DIY and Spring posts. Two front porches for Spring, with a super fun paint and stenciled rug to bring a small porch area some zip and zing. A look at above the cabinets as a great spot to display vintage collections and a delicious red velvet brownie, yummy for any time of year.


Fresh and gorgeous;  huge colorful cabbage with spring branches.
from Niky at House on Silverado




I LOVE this vibrant pumpkiny color and the white contrast of the porch.
from DeeDee at Clover House




I spy my own vintage collection of mixing bowls that my great grandmother used every day!
How to Style Vintage Collections
from Cecilia at My Thrift Store Addiction





These brownies look really yummy and dangerous!
from Arlene at Flour on My Face






Thanks Gals!




Vintage and Antiques, Garden and Outdoor Spaces, Seasonal Fun, DIY, Crafts, etc. We think Link Parties are a great way to share our homes and find inspiration and ideas from like minded bloggers. From Room Reveals to your latest Thrifting and Flea Market finds, we want you to join in the party fun!

*Please include a courtesy link back to one of the hosts Common Ground & Follow The Yellow Brick Home at the end of your post so others know where to join in the fun!

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Monday, April 24, 2023

Nature's Wild Victorian Springtime Wreath

Hi Friends, today I'm sharing a wonderful wreath that's a bit of a different take on a natural look for Spring. This is the perfect time of year to look to nature and the outdoors for our decor inspiration. What we might see in a leisurely country walk; bird nests, vines, wildflowers, and moss all come together here with an antique wooden frame for a wild and beautiful Victorian look.



Friday, April 21, 2023

Cupboard Top Spring Garden Vignette



Hi Friends, it's hard for me to believe, but I haven't shared the cookbook cupboard (in real time) since last late summer. It has been seasonally decorated, but somehow didn't make it to the blog. Since I love decorating with a garden theme for spring I wanted to make sure that I share the latest on the cupboard top. 


Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Spring Fresh at All About Home #192

Hi Everyone, thanks so much for coming by. Hope you're having good weather wherever you are. It's crazy here with days at 80, then the next day in the 50s. It's still a little soon to buy my ferns for the porches or think about flower containers, and we're all dealing with tree pollen and debris which floats around till June. I love my back porch, but it can become a trap for all the yard mess. 



Sunday, April 16, 2023

Spring Pastels in the Garden Room Sitting Area

Hey there friends, Since it's mid-April, and even though Easter was last week, I'm still keeping a bit of an Easter Vibe in my Garden Room sitting area. Pastels and a few leftover bunnies and rabbits are still hanging around. Soon birds and nests will take over the decor, but right now, the lighter and pastel colors of early spring are on display.





Thursday, April 13, 2023

Spring Baker's Rack in the Garden Room

I have a hard time packing up all the bunnies once Easter is over. (How about you?) Because well... Spring is definitely rabbit season, and there's just a lot of fun still left in having a bunny fluffle hanging around the spring garden room. 





Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Spring in Bloom at All About Home #191

Hi Everyone, thanks so much for coming by. We hope you had a wonderful Easter Weekend!   And now it's time to move deeper into Spring and look toward all the fun of Summer. Time for all the birds, nests and outdoor porch and patio ideas to show up. I know I need some serious inspiration.



Sunday, April 9, 2023

Favorite Antique Furniture: Sideboard Dressed for Spring

Do you have a piece of family furniture that you dearly love and wouldn't part with, but just doesn't fit in your décor aesthetic? A piece you can see the potential, but in it's current state ends up in storage or hidden away in some "off the beaten path" spot? Well, here's my story of a lovely piece of antique furniture that had been relegated to the basement for years.







Thursday, April 6, 2023

Peter Rabbit and Friends in the Cupboard

Hello Friends, Happy Easter week! Everyone is gathered in the Holiday Cupboard this Easter and spring season in honor of the Peter Rabbit Books. I don't have a big collection of vintage Easter items, but I have a few vintage figures, and some rabbit/bunny figural pieces that I've collected through the years.




Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Easter Themed Tables and Décor at All About Home #190

Hi Everyone, thanks so much for coming by. Hello to April and Easter Week. It's hard to imagine that March has come and gone and we're now into Spring! Hoping you have beautiful weather and wishing you a wonderful week ahead! Do you have family plans for Easter?





Sunday, April 2, 2023

Fun Easter Graphics and Pillow in the Spring Hearth Room

I've loved this Big Bunny Face graphic since I'd seen it several years ago, so when I found it on a pillow cover from Amazon recently I had to have him to celebrate the season. He reminds me of the Peter Rabbit illustrations of Beatrix Potter so many years ago. Realistic, but a little whimsical, too.





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