Hello my friends...I hope you're having a fabulous day!
It has been a busy, busy week at my place! I am sooo excited...my daughter and five grandchildren from Texas are coming for a visit. They will be here this weekend. Of course, there is the normal cleaning, laundering bedding, etc. that I am doing but I am also busy doing the "Grandma Thing"! You know...shopping for surprises and baking cookies and fun things like that! Hehe! On that note, I just wanted to let everyone know that I will be taking a bit of a blogging break (starting this weekend)...so that I can visit with my sweet daughter and grandbabies! Please be patient with me...I promise I will be back to Blogland before you know it!
In the meantime...I thought I would share just a bit of my latest additions to the spring decor at my place. Starting to gear up for Easter! I'm hoping that my grandchildren will be here for Easter but if not...maybe we can celebrate a little early! I can hardly wait to do an Easter egg hunt with them! It has been sooo long since this Grandma has been able to do that! Ooops...I can see that my excitement has taken me on a little "bunny trail"! Hehe! Speaking of bunnies...I have taken all of my sweet little bunnies out of hibernation and have added a few to my spring vignettes. I hope that you enjoy!!! *
Here we are in my french country dining room. *
A view of the springtime vignette that I created for the dining room buffet. I know that many of you have already seen this vignette...but I did change a few things in preparation for Easter!
Bunnies...bunnies...and more bunnies! *
As you can see...I have chosen a color palette of white and spring green for my spring decor this year. I love white ironstone and thought this would give me the perfect chance to use a few pieces from my collection.
I have used several pieces of white ironstone throughout my home this spring...in the dining room, on the living room mantel, and in my kitchen as well. Since I have already shown the spring decor for my buffet, I won't go into the details of how I created it...but if you would like to read about it...you can just click HERE. And...if you would like to see the spring decor for my living room mantel...you can just click HERE. *
Ahhhh....here is the first little bunny that has come to visit! Isn't he sweet? I love the floral garland around his neck! *
A large cloche with green apples anchors the right-hand side of the buffet. The apples bring that pretty splash of spring green to the vignette! *
*Just a little note here: I had a beautiful sunny day to take these photos. The brilliant shade of red that you see on the dining room walls is "au natural". I really do love the red walls in my dining room. During the daytime, they are the most beautiful shade of red. They just make me smile! During the evening hours, the red wall color takes on a deeper shade of hue...very rich. I love that too! *
Another cloche with an olive green transferware pitcher full of spoons anchors the left hand-side of the buffet. *
I recently added this pretty spring green, leaf shaped plate under the small white ironstone pitcher. Another pretty "pop" of that fresh, spring color! *
And...of course a springtime vignette has to have a few sweet birds! *
A close-up of the bunny. *
A "Hop...Hop...Hoppy Spring" vignette for the dining room table. * A couple of sweet bunnies have come to visit here as well! *
A bunny soup tureen sitting upon a silver tray is the star attraction for this table centerpiece. A large silver soup ladel is ready for service. *
I found this tureen at a thrift store a few years ago. With my love of white ironstone...and bunnies...this was a great treasure find for me! Ohhh my...I was doing my "happy dance" when I found this pretty piece! It is a nice sized soup tureen...measuring 12 ins. in length and 8 ins. in height with the lid on. *
I ordered this sweet bunny from Pottery Barn last year at their "end of the season sale". He was a mere $7.00. He is a stately fellow measuring 12 1/2 ins. in height. Isn't he a beautiful bunny?
Nearly all the bunnies that I collect are white! *
A "Hop...Hop...Hoppy Spring" vignette for my old enamel topped farm house table in the kitchen.
I just adore this table. I rescued it from the patio when I first came here. I love the old chippy legs...perfect! *
A tall, distressed gray, wire cloche sits in the background. I added a bouquet of springtime tulips to an old white ironstone pitcher. Just to the right is another old pitcher...a creamware piece that I found while thrifting. I filled it with one of my latest treasure finds...old silver knives and forks that belonged to my husband's grandmother. A glass canister is filled with old cookie cutters...another sweet treasure that belonged to my late mother-in-law. I will be using these this week to bake cookies for my grands!
Bunnies...bunnies...and more bunnies! *
An old french table tray is filled with a few olive green and tan dinner napkins. A trio of playful bunnies are resting on the napkins. I think they found the three green (ceramic) eggs and have been playing!!! *
Mama bunny has turned her head to their mischievous behavior! Hehe! *
An old rusty farm basket is filled with a few springtime items...and sits underneath the table. *
My honey was recently cleaning out his late parent's basement and found this awesome metal farm basket! I love the rusty patina! I added a large crock mixing bowl, a smaller crock container, a few galvanized buckets for planting, an old glass milk bottle and a couple of woven placemats to the basket for this little vignette. *
My dining room window and old french farmhouse bench. *
I recently replaced the red and gold pillows that decorated my old, chippy farmhouse bench...for two springtime pillows. Again...they have that splash of spring green that I am using in my color scheme for spring this year. A pedestal with my garden cherub is sitting in the corner of my dining room. He is holding a gray satin ribbon with a key. Just above the cherub you can see the stained glass window that my honey put in when he was building our home. The stained glass came from his mother's stained glass. She was a very talented stained glass artist! So this little window is such a precious gift!!! *
Well my friends...I'm so glad that you came by today! "Hop...Hop...Hoppy Spring"!!! I hope that you enjoyed a few of the changes that I have made to my springtime vignettes! * *
I am joining these fabulous parties....
A Few of My Favorite Things Saturday...hosted by Laurie over at Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie. *
Thank you so much ladies...for hosting these fabulous parties for us to enjoy!
Thank you, sweet friends...for stopping by today! I always enjoy your visits and sweet notes! I will be pretty busy visiting with my daughter and grandchildren the next couple of weeks....but if you leave a note...I will get back with you when I return!!!
I also wanted to mention that I will be cancelling the Sunday Favorites Repost party for the next two weeks. Thank you, for being patient with me. I plan on really enjoying my family!