4/05/2011

"Hop...Hop...Hoppy Spring!"



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!!! *

"Hop...Hop...Hoppy Spring"


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....


Table Top Tuesday...hosted by Marty over at A Stroll Thru Life. *


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Thank you so much ladies...for hosting these fabulous parties for us to enjoy!

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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!


"Hop...Hop...Hoppy Spring"


59 comments:

Tins and Treasures said...

Good afternoon, Chari,
Everything is stunning! It looks like you are ready for family. Have a fabulous time and we're looking forward to pics when you return!

Have a great evening. ~Natalie

Pat said...

Chari, SOooo love that tureen! It is just perfect on that silver tray. Also love the bunnies in the metal basket display. You just have the touch!

Pat

On Crooked Creek said...

Chari,
We are totally on the same page in blogland with our bunnies, dear friend! I adore how you've displayed the three in the iron tray! Too cute! Enjoy your time with the grandchildren...then, hop right back and tell us all about it!
Fondly,
Pat

Melissa Miller said...

Happy spring Chari! It looks so pretty at your home. Love the bunny.

Enjoy your blog break and time with your family. How wonderful!

Warmly, ~Melissa :)

Sonia said...

Hi Chari,

Well first and foremost have a wonderful visit with your family!! Love all your bunnies and vignettes for Easter. Just beautiful. Your hubbie has some nice things from his parents home..I loved the nativity scenes you posted the other day and that wire basket is great! Have a great blog break!!

Miss Bloomers

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Chari, I am so glad you joined the party, I love seeing all of your bunnies. Theya re fabulous. That tureen is stunning and all the little ones acting up in the basket, what fun is this. I know you will have a ton of fun with your daughter and grands. Just take tons of pictures so we can all drool. Now as for the cloches, you still do the best cloche displays in the whole world. Love them all. Hugs, Marty

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Chari! I love all your white china with the cute bunnies. They look so spriny and cute. I always love to see what you're doing in the dining room, and your family visit sounds like fun.

I used my whites in a post today, too, and while mine are mostly nautical, there is a bunny in the mix and a duck. LOL

Love to you...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love all the pitchers and creamers you've incorporated, Chari! Of course, being a bunny nut I love your bunnies, too! I think you should change the name of your blog temporarily to Hoppy To Design! : ) Enjoy your visit and take your time - family first.

Sharing Shadymont said...

Chari,

Everything looks absolutely fabulous. I love the enameled topped table. Would love to find one for myself!!!

Blessings,

Kathy

tammylovesdishes said...

That bunny tureen is sweet! Love it!

I also love the darling bunnies in your french table tray. They look so playful!

I am going to "borrow" your idea of storing cookie cutters. I have some large mason jars that this would work with. Thanks!
Tammy

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

Wow! Love all your white bunnies and that tureen is amazing. The touches of green are so wonderful against all the white. Very nice.

Martina @ Northern Nesting said...

Hello my friend everything looks wonderful!! I love that bunny soup tureen and I LOVE LOVE LOVE that farmhouse table in your kitchen, and such a pretty vignette on top! Enjoy every minute with your family, we'll be here when you get back!! Martina

Designs By Pinky said...

Oh Chari, your dining room looks SOOOO pretty all dressed up for Spring! Love the green and white color scheme! It is so bright and fresh looking! Love all your bunnies too! I adore that wire cloche!!!!! I would be doing a happy dance IF I ever found one! HAPPY SPRING my friend! Have a WONDERFUL time with yopur daughter and the GRANDS! Wish I could have a cookie:):) XO, Pinky

Kelly said...

I love the punches of green! And of course, the bunnies are so sweet. I know you must be so excited to visit with your family. Have fun! :)


Kelly

Babs said...

Chari, That little French table tray with the napkins and bunnies is adorable. Isn't it great to put out white pieces and pops of green?... I love that combination.

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Chari, I love visiting your blog. . You have such beautiful taste in everything you do. This is no exception. Just gorgeous. I love everything about it. Enjoy your time with family. Can't wait to hear about it and see pictures. Also, thanks for leaving your sweet comment on my blog. I so appreciate it. Come back again. Hugs, Karie

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

This is stunning! Loved all your bunnies :)

Sanghamitra.
http://rainbow-thecoloursofindia.blogspot.com

Sheila said...

As always everything is so beautiful. I think my favorite today is the sweet little vingette on the enamel top table in your kitchen. Sooo cute! Have fun with the kiddies, spoil then rotten and take lots of pics.

SavannahGranny said...

Chari, Thanks for sharing your bunny trail with us. I have enjoyed my trip. I always enjoy seeing what you do with your sideboard. All your bunnies and white are beautiful. I also am in love with the old farm basket and how you have used it.
Enjoy your family next week. I hope you come back with lots of pics and stories of your adventures.
Thanks for visiting, Hugs, Ginger

Dreamgoddess said...

Chari, everything is so beautiful! I love the metal tray and it's so pretty with the bunnies and eggs.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh my darling Chari, you're the one that cheers my day when I receive your wonderful visits!!! You're so enthusiastic and spontaneus, I love you!

FABBY

Carolyn said...

Hi Chari,

You have a lot of cute bunnies and pretty spring touches. I love the bunny soup tureen.
I hope you have a wonderful time with your daughter and grandbabies.

Carolyn

Pam said...

Your bunny tureen is adorable. I don't think I've ever seen one of those before. Great decor. and love your red walls.

Sarah said...

Chari, wonderful spring vignettes. I'd be happy if that white bunny soup tureen wanted to hop right over to HFTS. ;-)
Thanks for sharing all these delightful pictures. You have a beautiful dining room. ~ sarah

Olive Cooper said...

Your bunnies and birds are adorable Chari. Love those grand babies sweetie!

sweet european dreams said...

hi Chari. I always love the way you put those crisp whites with bright green - and then the added red walls in your dining room - divine! You've motivated me to get my act together and get those Easter decor boxes OUT of the garage! As always, thanks so much for stopping by my page this week. -diane

lvroftiques said...

Awww Chari everything looks soooo darling!! Love love that enamel table and the rusty crusty metal basket! AND of course all the cloches!
You asked about my can cans? *winks* I still have them and have been thinking about dying them a pale pink? What do you think? I wore the crinoline petticoats too when I was little. I just loved the way they made me skirts nice and full and I could twirl in them and feel like a ballerina! LOL! Vanna

Gypsy Heart said...

Love it! The spring green makes me happy ~ I'm especially liking it this year. All of your decorations are gorgeous...as usual.

Hope you're having a great week my friend!

xoxo
Pat

xinex said...

You are so creative in your bunny arrangement, Chari. I love all your bunnies too. I love the tureen, I have something similar. I am so excited for you about your daughter and her family coming for a visit. That will be so much fun. My stepdaugher and her 3 toddlers just arrived today too and my 3 children and their families are planning to all come together in June. It will be a blast for sure....Christine

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Chari, What a pretty table and sideboard. Love all the bunnies and especially the tureen. Your grandkids are going to love this! Thank you so much for sharing your pretty Spring decor at my party and have a wonderful time with your family.
xoxo,
Sherry

A Vintage Vine said...

Just beautiful!!! Love those white bunnies! I think the spring pillows are a favorite too...Thanks for your visit to my blog and the sweet comment!

Picket said...

Hey sweetie..love all your beautiful whites....sometimes I think I need two house...one for my black and rustic country stuff and one for creamy whites and cittagey stuff! lol I sooooo love that big pitcher in the center and that enamel table oh my word and then the wire basket on the floor...girl...I love those!!!!! Maybe blogging can lead to coveting my neighbors things! lol Hope you have a glorious time with your precious grands...I know they can't wait to get there....love you sweetie...Picket

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Hey Girl! Sorry that I haven't said "hi" in quite awhile. I've been so busy at work & just plum tuckered out when I get home that I haven't had time to be a visiting. But I'm glad I stopped by today. Love, love, love your springy vignettes. Right up my alley. Love the white bunnies and the touch of green. You are so lucky to have so many treasures. And now your most precious treasures (your family) is coming to visit you. How exciting. Well enjoy being a grandma this next week. I get to play grandma in a few short weeks when my only grandson comes to stay for the weekend while his parents go to Vegas. I can't wait. Talk to you soon and enjoy your grandkids. Kim

bj said...

Omygosh, girlfriend...everything is just AMAZING. You are so very good at what you do with all your beautiful things.
Have a wonderful time with family.

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Chari, thank you for your sweet visit the other day!! Your spring decor is so pretty! I especially love the little rabbits, eggs and napkins on the tray. Your table looks so pretty too! I have not put out any spring decor inside. I have been working on the patio. Lots to do at this time of year! Enjoy your break! Kristen

Frieda said...

Hello Chari
I'm very happy to have your visit
Thank you so much!
I want to subcribe to the newsletter to be inform when you have a new post,but I did not see the case.
I continue my visit in your beautiful
"Home"
Have a nice day.
Frieda

Sue said...

Oh Chari, All of your white items are just calling to me! I love all of your displays. Bunnies, tureens, green apples.... they all are so pretty. Great buy on the PB bunny! And your enamel top table in the kitchen is so sweet. Have a glorious visit with your loved ones, ok? I always enjoy drooling over all of your pretties when I visit here.
Hugs, Sue

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I absolutely love your vignettes! Spring truly has sprung.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Hey sweet Sis..Girl you have been busy and it really shows..I love that little enamel table the best do you know what they sale for?? about $275.00..It all looks just beautiful as always my dear Sis..after 5 kids I want to see the pics then ha ha!!
Have fun with your Jen girl I know how much you have missed her..My Dawna was here last weekend that one wears me out I slept the whole day after she left..I have Landen again this weekend will have until after tax season..But I'm loving every minute ofit girl..Take care and God Bless will see you in a few..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there Miss Chari~ How absolutely charming!! I love your wee little rabbits and that tall wire cloche is absolutely beautiful! What a great find the basket was- especially since it has meaning for your family. Have a fantastic time with your family~ thanks so much for sharing your over at FNF! :)

Maggie said...

Hi Chari
Just popped in to see your lovely Easter vignettes, I so enjoy my visits to your house!
My favourite of all the bunny vignettes has to be the table that came in from the patio, it is all just adorable, even beneath!
Hope you are having a wonderful time with your daughter and grandchildren, enjoy the break, you deserve it.
Bon weekend,
Maggie.

vignette design said...

Hi Chari,
All your Easter vignettes are gorgeous. I love the white with touch of green, it is all displayed perfectly. Have fun with the grandkids!

Cindy said...

Hello sweet lady,
I hope you are having a wonderful and relaxing time with your family. I loVe all of your white ironstone, especially the tureen, your sweet rabbits and the lovely cloches! It's always a pleasure to see what happy surprises you have up your sleeve.
Love and hugs, Cindy

Liz said...

I love your corner table with the little bunnies and eggs is just so darn sweet! :)

~Liz

Home Made Quilts By Granny said...

Have a great time. Trish

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

"Hoppy Spring to you to"! LOVE all those bunnies. They seem to multiply in my home too although not so many white ones! When people ask if I collect them I tell them no, they just "Follow Me Home"! I LOVE that tall cloche over your green transferware! AND LOVE the green little milk jug with the spoons. Green and white is SO Pretty! Everything is PERFECT. I can't pick a favorite...
Thank you for sharing.
Hugs to you,
Donna

Shirley said...

Wow, Chari, your white bunnies are so beautiful. I have seen so many dark chocolate bunnies and gold/silver foil bunnies that the white bunnies are so refreshing...
Very nice...

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

When I get to your blog, I just SLOW down and enjoy. I have to really look closely at everything..and how you did it..and read every word.

I have to do that with Gloria too...lots to see and not a thing should be missed!
Your bunnies are just wonderful and so perfectly placed.
Your decorating is amazing!

Enjoy you beautiful daughter and the Grands!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Chari,
I don't know how I missed this fabulous post!
I am so in love with that bunny tureen! And the green napkins and the vignette and the white and silver and the everything!
I have just been trying so hard to keep up with blogging but when I have Addison I can't hardly even get to the computer!
But this my friend is just so spectacular!
Sorry I am late...
Miss ya and Love ya,
Cindy

MountainBlessings said...

So beautiful! Wow you have an awesome decorating eye, such detail, so very nice!

I really enjoyed all of your blog and will check back with you often, I don't want to miss a thing! Thanks for sharing! marla

Gail said...

Oh Chari, what gorgeous vignettes! I just love visiting you. Enjoy your time with your daughter and those grandchildren. We'll be here waiting.

Have a wonderful day,
Gail

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Chari, I always love your vignettes, and this post is no exception. All of your white bunnies are perfect for your romantic Frenchy look. I love the way you've put such neat things under your cloches. They look so pretty. What wonderful family treasures you have and how beautifully you've displayed them. I'm so glad you linked this post to Favorite Things. I know you are having a wonderful time with your family. laurie

sweet european dreams said...

hi Chari,
I know you're busy with family, but I did want to let you know that if you're online at all, my GiveAway is up now through Monday (the 18th). Have a great weekend! -diane

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

"MISS YOU SWEETIE"... BUT I know you are having Such a wonderful time with your family!!! We'll be waiting to hear all about it!
Love&Hugs to you,
Donna

bj said...

oops, I came by to link up for Sun. I'll try to get back in the morning. xo bj

Lana K. W. Austin said...

Adorable bunnies and birdies and pops of delightfully vivid spring green--such a wonderful Spring/Easter table!!!!!

I pray that you have an AMAZING time with your daughter/grandbabies!!!!!

MANY blessings to you,
Lana In Italy

Mary Ellen said...

Chari you Hoppy Spring is so pretty!! I know you are on blogging break and so glad you are having precious family for a visit!!

We were hoping (I was hoping) to get down to NM for the weekend but I don't think it is going to work out. Do so miss family on special occasions like this.

Still working away as we can on the other guest room. Finally got the texturing finished and now we have to seal it so we can paint.

We have a friend who is staying with us several nights a week to save on the cost of gas so we would like to get this done so our main guest room is back in order for her. She is up in Millicent's room right now but has to come downstairs to take her showers and would like it more convenient for her - it is also more quiet downstairs and we have a neighbor who has been quite the partier lately. he is moving out the end of the month- yippee Jesus!

Well you have a blessed Resurrection Day Celebration Chari!

bee blessed
mary

Theresa said...

Beautiful dear Chari! I love your little bunnies in the basket and of course those lovely green apples!

Have a MOST blessed Easter! HUGS!

Cottage Touch said...

Happy Easter...beautiful and inspiring..