Tag Archives: Spring

Pre-Spring Entry Way

Can you believe that next Wednesday it will be Spring?  The Northwest weather is teasing me.  One day the car windows are frozen, the next day it’s 55 and sunny, then it turns to wind & rain and the low 40s.  The little bit of sun we’ve had, however,  has given me a dose of spring fever so I added a that feeling to my entry way table.  My eight dollar black rod iron that I painted white table that is.   I think it’s lived everywhere in the house, but now has a home in the corner of my entry way.

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I love all the white and I think next week when I replace the bunnies and bird nests with bunnies and Easter eggs it will be perfect.

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Pussy Willows {courtesy of Michaels} sit in a square glass vase painted with pink flowers and birds.  The birds fly and land different places in my house 365 days a year.  Today, one of the larger of the flock is perching on a white glossy vase I found for cheap on one of my recent outings.

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I like a little memory shared in everything I do.  The linen doily is a part of a set of table cloth, napkins, and a runner that hubby and I got on a trip to St. Thomas.  The posey was my mother-in-laws.  She passed away 18 years ago and I still think of her every time  I bring this precious porcelain basket of  flowers out.

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The green plate is a charger from Michaels just sitting on a plate stand.

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Is your house shouting a little Spring?


Dreaming Spring Flowers

Happy Friday friends!  It’s been a crazy week here in the Seattle area.  Monday it snowed, Tuesday rain, by Wednesday we had hail, rain and sunshine.  Yesterday it was on the improve and the forecast for today and tomorrow are showing signs of some sunshine and the middle 50s.  I’m hoping for a little yard work for therapy and dreaming about the beautiful flowers that will soon be blooming.  I remember when my yard looked like this…

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Have a great weekend!


Spring Craft – Birdhouse Bookends + Stands

I’m so glad winter is over, at least according to the calendar.  Here in the Seattle area there still is the occasional snow/rain/hail storms.  This weekends weather forecast indicates  conditions will improve.  That means clear skies and a little sun.

The girls of blogland ( no reality intended, but it does sound like a TV series, lol).  Anyway,  Layla, Kate, Rhoda, and Sarah are having a Spring Fling party.  If you missed the Monday get-together you really need to check back and see the mantel party Layla hosted HERE because you will find plenty of inspiring ideas, including my very own.


Kate is hosting today’s Spring crafts par-tay.  I’m on a “what can I craft and not spend any money” kick, aka what is sitting in my house stashed in a corner or in the crap craft closet.  I found a box of wood items the other day and ended up just spray painting primer on them for future use.

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Today I’m sharing a few things I did with the birdhouses and all you need besides them is spray paint, gorilla glue, tiles and time, all of which I had on hand.

I took some square tiles, 2 sizes,  from a bathroom project, and glued one on top of the other, then glued a birdhouse on top.  I spray painted it glossy white.  If you make two of them, then you can use them as bookends!


Since I was on a spray paint and glue roll, I also gave two wooden candle holders and two more birdhouses some color.  Add some glue to stick them together and you have some decorative birdhouse stands which eventually, when the weather gets warmer, will move to the front porch.


I replaced some of the darker accessories with white and yellow and gave my bookshelves a fresh Spring look.

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I’m always amazed at what a few simple changes can do to put a “Spring” in my step!  Have you done your Spring decorating yet?


Spring Mantel

It’s Tuesday and that means it’s Spring fling mantel time with Layla @ the Lettered Cottage.  I do enjoy changing it  up and I never can do much because our TV is mounted over the fireplace and the speakers sit on the mantel.  At any rate, I try to put a bit of life into it every season.  Check it out.





I love white and pink and purple. 🙂  This week I’ll be putting up my Easter decorations so you’ll have to check back.  Here’s a hint or should I say mess on my table.


Are you decorating your mantle?