Monday, April 12, 2010

Our Spring Decor

I wanted to post something positive after all the hullabaloo of earlier today. So, here are some photos of our home decorated for Spring.

Here is our entry table again. It looks quite different from last month and that is what I try to accomplish with each change. I love those fluffy, yellow chicks and so do my day care kids. Every day I have to tell them they can look at everything, but touch NOTHING.

The dining room table is dressed in spring lace. I've collected lace items for years and I really do USE them. My tulips are faux...they last longer than the real ones and every year I just pull them out, give them a shake and they are ready to go!

I also used to collect bunnies. I've given most of them away now, I just saved a few that have special meaning. The little cream colored one with the dress, sitting next to the chocolate bunny is the bunny I gave Victoria on her second Easter 17 years ago.

One of my tea tables.

I use a lot of tea things to decorate my home. I really miss my Tea Room, but to everything there is a season...

Here is the kitchen table. I used split peas to hide the stem of my faux daffodils. Don't you just love daffodils? To me, nothing says Spring like daffodils!

And this is my Easter tree. You may recognize Peter Rabbit and friends on here. When Victoria was a baby, I decorated her nursery with all things Peter Rabbit. I even painted a white picket fence, complete with ivy, morning glories and birds' nests around her room. The blue birds you see are part of my theme for this house. In our first home, every room had a cherub in it somewhere. It could have been in the form of a night light, or a little figurine, maybe something I cross stitched on a pillow. So for this house every room has a blue bird in it somewhere...I was going for that blue bird of happiness thing.

Well, I think that's all the pics I've got for now. I've been dealing with a lot of things to do with my Dad. I need to get in my studio and create something. I'll be back in a few days. Thank you so much for visiting with me.



Kim Burmeister said...

Your house is beautiful! So festive. I love your decorations.

You are in my thoughts and prayers.


Alanna said...

Such cute decorations Barb. Everything looks great.

I'm not sure what you're dealing with but I'm glad you're not shutting down your blog. Blessings to you.

Sparkplug17 said...

What lovely decorations! Daffodils are my favorite!

Jeanne said...

Barb, this is so wonderful! I LOVE seeing how you decorate your home. You have such flair. Your decorations are so pretty. I love that you love lace and use it! Your flowers are gorgeous and everything has just the right feel to it.

LOL at the kids looking but not touching. I well remember telling my girls look with your eyes, not with your hands! *Ü*

I'm sorry to hear you are having to deal with issues with your dad. I hope things start going a little better there.

Sheila H said...

Your house looks lovely. I collect teapots and use them decoratively thoughout my home, too. You have some really nice ones!

Kathi Carlson said...

So pretty! Like photos from a magazine!

Risa said...

Hello Barb,
You have a very beautiful home! I love how each room is decorated, the birds and flowers make me feel happy just looking at them! Take care and try to have a beautiful day!