Thursday, April 19, 2018

A Welcoming Spring Table in the Dining Room

I keep a table set in the dining room, as it is the first room you see as you enter our home. I love changing them for the seasons. This table was inspired by the runner that I found at Christmas Tree Shops! I love the soft pastel colors. I am usually not a pastel person but in the Spring I am. I was going to use plain turquoise dinner plates then remembered that I have these beautiful bird plates that I got on clearance at Pier 1 years ago! Then I found the small bird plates on clearance at Pier 1 this year! The tiny nests came from Michaels and I added the tiny eggs.
 I had the flowered place mats and napkins in  my stash too.
 This is the runner that inspired the table.
 I also had these turquoise pillar holders and the turquoise and white LED candles!
 I love this arrangement of white cherry blossoms in a rattan covered glass vase that I made last year.

 I gathered a yellow and the flowered napkins in  a bird napkin ring.
 My SIL, Jane gave me these hand painted wine glasses many years ago and they seemed perfect for the table. Thanks again, Janie!

 My Napolean bee flatware is a standard for Spring and summer.

 I surrounded the candles with these flowered rings too.

Thanks for your visit! Have a beautiful weekend.
XO, Pinky

I will share at these parties:

Metamorphosis MondayThe ScoopWow Us Wednesdays,
 Tablescape ThursdayFeathered Nest Friday

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Welcoming Spring!

Mother Nature gave us a beautiful 2 days on Friday and Sat. It was in the low 80's!!!! I was in Heaven. But it was just a big tease! However on those 2 days I worked my butt off and got a lot done outside. One of the things I did was refresh the front porch. I thought I would share that with you today. I made a new arrangement in my urn by the door, removing all the Easter flowers. I can't plant real flowers yet so wanted something here to look nice til I can plant real.
 I had all these flowers in my stash so didn't have to buy anything.
 My large, HEAVY bunny from Lowes sits next to the urn. I also planted some faux impatiens in a creamy planter
 I changed out the lantern too adding a candle and some faux flowers. A real pink pansy in a pink pot sits in front of the lantern then more pansies in my other bunny planter.

 I showed you before that I am layering 2 mats out here and am loving the look.

 I am working on making a new Spring wreath so that will be up soon.
 This twiggy bench is usually on the back patio but Santa sat on it this Christmas so I put an azalea that I could not resist. The colors are so pretty!

 Joe put new "flame" bulbs in the lights on the garage. You can't tell in the picture but they look like a gas lantern flickering! I love them!

Thanks for coming!
XO, Pinky

I will be sharing at these parties:
Metamorphosis MondayThe ScoopWow Us Wednesdays,
 Tablescape ThursdayFeathered Nest Friday

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Spring Refresh in the Breakfast Room

Good morning! We are FINALLY going to have some beautiful Spring weather!!! Actually it will be a touch of Summer as we may get to 80 degrees. BUT, it will be short lived, 2 days then we will be back to the 50's again next week. Mother Nature is testing our patience this year! However, we must take the good with the bad and try to focus on the positives.
After Easter I put away most of my bunnies and the other Easter decor. I did leave some bunnies out as they are not "eastery" but just remind me of the ones outside, plus I LOVE bunnies. So here is what I did in the breakfast room.
 I really wanted to lighten things up.
 I did keep my Goebel bunnies here. They are just so sweet.
 I placed a pot with a nest in my hurricane with a bird next to it.
 On the top shelf I replaced the Easter bunnies with these 2 bird houses and a couple of nests.
 A watering can has an african violet in it. A nest and a bird on a rock and another bunny fill this side.
 This pedestal and bunny moved from the dining room to this spot.

 The top of the hutch got a whole new look. I removed the black lantern and dark basket and replaced them with a large white lantern, a white bunny, a pot of lily of the valley and a white birdcage.
 2 garlands are woven together to drape across the top.
 A cement looking bird and a nest fill the birdcage.
 I really like this green pot.

Thanks for your visit. I wish you a bright, sunny, beautiful day!!!
XO, Pinky

I will share at some of these parties:

Metamorphosis MondayThe ScoopWow Us Wednesdays,
 Tablescape ThursdayFeathered Nest Friday
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