Thursday, April 23, 2015

Pink Spring Tablescape

It is another beautiful Spring day today!  All the pretty blooms have inspired me to create a table setting for a Springtime celebration.


I started with my grandmother’s pink rose china that she recently gifted me.  My grandmother Sarah Elizabeth “Lib” is my namesake, and besides a name, we share a love of pink roses!  She bought this beautiful china over 50 years ago.  It was her “fancy china” that she’d pull out anytime they had company for dinner.  I’ve always admired the delicate pink rose pattern, and Granny promised that one day she would pass it down to me.  So this year while we were visiting her at Easter, she let me pack up her beloved china and bring it home! :) 

I layered all the cute bowls and set the table for tea, as well.  Then I added my pink glassware that I received as a wedding gift.  The delicate footed glasses are perfect!  The embroidered white napkins I borrowed from my Mama.  I folded those up with my metal dragonfly napkin rings.  How appropriate for Spring! :)


The centerpiece is a bunch of pink silk flowers (can’t wait for my real peonies!) in my crystal basket vase that I got at an antique store.  I paired that with my crystal candlesticks and a couple of smaller crystal vases. 



Over on the flatware cabinet I put a trio of candlesticks that my Mama gave me for my birthday.  They match the paint color in here so perfectly!  They have flowers, butterflies and bees painted on them.  So sweet. :)  The little bunny is another springtime touch. :) (Thanks Andi!)




Now I’m ready for a Mother’s Day brunch! :)

In the meantime, I have weeds to pull and flowers to plant.  Have a Happy Spring Weekend!

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Tuesday, April 07, 2015

A Bear Themed Nursery

My new nephew Barrett is almost three months old, which means it is past time for me to share his nursery with you all!  Last year when we were brainstorming nursery plans, my sister picked a woodland/bear theme for the nursery. (Since his name would be Barrett—which I didn’t know at the time!)  She painted the walls a pale blue/gray and the crib and changing table were inherited from big brother Ruger’s room. 

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We found an adorable fabric collection at Joann’s with several coordinating prints of bears, foxes, moose, owls, and woodland themed graphics.  So we picked our favorites and a few stripes to match and made the nursery bedding and curtains.  The quilt is a pre-printed panel which Hannah stitched up with a coordinating print on the back and then quilted around the characters on the front. 

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My mother recovered the armchair, which used to be in her house when we were kids.  New life for an old chair!

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I have been obsessed with embroidery hoop art for a while, so I decided to do a couple for Barrett’s room.  I think they turned out nicely! :)  I had a lot of fun making them, too!

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I also painted a couple of animals for the opposite wall.  My dad made the wooden frames for me with old fence slats and I copied the characters from the fabric prints.  :)

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Isn’t this rocking bear adorable?  It was a gift from Barrett’s grandparents!  :)

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The little fella seems right at home in his new nursery, don’t you think?

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Love you baby bear! :)

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Thursday, April 02, 2015

Early Spring Blooms

My yard is looking so beautiful with these warmer Spring temps.  I had some mulch delivered a month ago and that has really spruced up the front beds.  The daffodils and forsythia are almost finished blooming and the creeping phlox are starting to put on their flower show.  I am so excited, I love Spring!  So, here is a glimpse of the blooming beauties from around the yard…








The periwinkle is really fantastic this year, it’s about to take over this wooded bed, which is fine with me!  :) I love the little purple blooms.


Next up in the blooming department will be the bleeding heart, and my new Kwanzan cherry tree. Can’t wait to see its blooms this year! :) In the meantime, you can find me moving mulch and planting perennials.  Lots of work to be done this time of year!  I also have a special project reveal in the backyard so stay tuned for that!  Happy Spring!

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