For the month of June I will be working on quotes about hopes and dreams. My last garden quote is also about hope, and I think it is the perfect bridge to the new month!
Spring Tour 2015
Happy spring, my friends!
Spring is always a fun time to pull out some decor that has been hiding all winter and freshen things up a bit. Here are a few pictures of spring and Easter at my house this year!
Here’s the entry. It’s complete with a little Easter bunny and a basket of glitter eggs! Also, we’re getting ready to paint our front door, inside and out. This will hopefully be looking different by tomorrow!
This cute little sign hangs by my front door, on the way into my Jane Austen Room. It makes me smile.
In the Jane Austen room I placed a few little bunnies! This one is a stuffed animal from my childhood. She’s such a cute little thing.
This one is also a stuffed animal from my childhood. It’s so cute with my Beatrix Potter books!
I also put a few little bunnies in my book cases. Can you spot them? :)
In the living room I have lots of fun little spring things.
I also have sleepy kitties in the living room.
I made an arrangement on the mantel with ceramic bunnies and an Easter egg wreath.
Here’s one more picture of the living room:
One of these days we’ll get a new chair to live by the lonely side table..!
In the kitchen I have a pretty center piece on the table, a couple cheerful items on the counter top, and a little tiny bunny by my tea pot!
Even things outside are starting to look like spring!
What kind of spring cheer is at your house?
Summer Table Setting
I bought a new table runner last week and was having a hard time deciding what to put with it… and then it came to me: the table runner is sort of retro looking, and I remembered I had some pressed glass from the 60s that belonged to my grandmother! I pulled out a vase and a votive holder from the set. Then I pulled out some yellow silk flowers that had also been grandma’s. I put them all together with some red placemats and my colorwave dishes – it was almost done! To finish it off, I picked up some yellow napkins and some red flower napkin rings. And it’s perfect! I’m looking forward to a summer of eating at this beautiful table!
Signs of Spring
I have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of spring here in Colorado… Our last few weeks have been filled with snow, and these late snows have killed many of my early blooming flowers. I only had one group of tulips bloom this year (there were only 3 flowers!) and a snow last week hurt those. :( My flowering trees are finally starting to bloom, but the snow last week hurt many of those flowers too. And the birds are confused. During a snowstorm a few weeks ago there were a lot of birds sitting in my tree talking to each other loudly – it sounded like they were complaining about the weather…
So, I’ve been waiting to see when spring will finally arrive, and in the meantime, I decided to make a spring sign, and maybe that will remind the weather that it is supposed to be springtime! I’d like some sunshine, rain, and warmer temperatures, please! My flowers want to grow and bloom!
- I started with a large thin piece of wood, wooden alphabet letters, and a small wooden bird house from Joann Fabrics.
- Matt kindly cut the large wood piece to size for me. :) Then I sanded all the wood pieces.
- I found some scrapbook paper that I wanted to use on the sign. My paper wasn’t wide enough to cover the whole piece of wood, so I decided to cut out the flowers from the paper to put on my sign.
- Then I painted the large wood piece (blue with a little ivory smeared on it!) and the letters (green). I also painted the bird house (green and ivory). It took a few coats to cover everything well.
- I used scrapbook adhesive and Elmer’s glue to stick the cut out paper onto the painted wood.
- Then I used some hot glue (until I ran out) and Elmer’s glue to stick the letters onto the sign!
- I also used a small flower paper punch to make a few flowers to put on the letters and the bird house!
- I put books on top of the sign for about half an hour while the glue set. Then it was finished and ready to sit on my mantel!