Showing posts with label SPRING DECOR. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SPRING DECOR. Show all posts

Monday, April 13, 2015



In our sunroom, Spring, birds have landed on the buffet and on the shelf over it.  You may recall these plates in previous tablescapes (Hand Painted, France).  Years ago, after crushing on these plates for almost a year, I requested that may family gift me with these plates for various holidays.  I still love them.

Sunday, April 20, 2014


I ran out of blog steam, so I am reposting a Springtime post from 2013.
I decided our kitchen needed to celebrate the end of winter with a few Spring touches.

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I added a few sprigs of faux Lavender to the shelf above the stove.

Sunday, March 16, 2014


Spring Decor

I know you are just like me – desperately seeking Spring.  I’m seeking, but I’m sure not finding it outside.

Monday, April 1, 2013


I’m having a big case of Spring Fever.  I think it’s rampant around Blogville.  So, what do you do if you have Spring Fever?

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I turned one corner of my sunroom into Springtime.  Birds and flowers fill this corner, and it doesn’t matter what the weather is, I have Spring in this corner.

Spring decor-Bargain Hunting with Llaurie

I rounded up flowers and birds, and created a little Springtime for myself.

Spring Decor-Bargain Hunting with Laurie


Please excuse the photography.  Reflections in glass are even more difficult in a sun-filled room.




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Years ago, I bought this painted tilt-top table at an antique store in St. Louis, Missouri.

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I think my little Springtime corner may have done some good.  Our temperatures here warmed up a lot today!  I’m looking around the house to find some corners to turn into Spring.  Maybe I’ll have a good influence on the weather if I put flowers, birds, and butterflies all over the house.  I’m linking to Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life. I’m so glad you came to visit me today.  laurie

Friday, May 13, 2011


I don’t know about y’all, but when Blogger went down, I felt a little lost and disconnected! I did get a few things done around the house, but I kept feeling like there was something fun and exciting going on, and I couldn’t get connected to it! As the hours drug on, my imagination took over..what if Blogger never comes back; what did I do BB (before blogs); is this an attack by foreign powers to drive a LOT of people crazy all at once; how will I ever find out what exciting things my friends are doing? Each time I saw that “Blogger is Currently Unavailable” message, I imagined even more horrors of living without blogs. (I won’t list them all here, because if I did, you might contact someone to immediately take me to the “funny farm”!)

I’m tellin’ ya, panic was setting in. After calming myself with a chocolate candy bar, I realized that there would be anarchy in the world if Blogger disappeared. (After all, surely there were millions of bloggers who felt the same loss that I was feeling~well, maybe a few bloggers felt it!) That is when I calmed down enough to be disgusted with myself~for being so addicted to Blogville AND for eating a whole 3 Musketeer (and also, one of those “nothing but sugar” candy orange slices)! So, in my self-disgust, I rationalized that I had lived without blogs for a lot of years, and I could surely do it again.

But, thank goodness I didn’t have to find out if I could do it again! I might have had to clean house, iron clothes, and go to bed at a reasonable hour! Whew! I am soooo relieved! Now I can go see what wonderful things my friends have been doing while Blogger, so rudely, interrupted us, and I can get on with this blog post.


I love Spring! It doesn’t take much to make me smile in the Springtime.

There is something about flowers popping up where they don’t belong that brings a Open-mouthed smile to my face. I’ve always liked that old saying ~ “bloom where you are planted”, and I’m reminded of it every time I see these flowers between our bricks (which obviously need a good cleaning and leveling!)


Lately, seeing sunlight coming into my home really makes me Smile, since this Spring has brought a lot of dreary rainy days.


This little white picket fence picture, crafted by my neighbor with dried pansies, makes me Send a kiss.


All of the blooming flowers make me Laughing out loud, but especially the peonies. Each Spring, I plant a “cutting” garden. When the flowers bloom in the cutting garden, I hesitate to cut them to bring in the house, because I enjoy seeing them in the flowerbed (I know, I’m crazy). The only flower I don’t hesitate to cut is the peony, because I know that the weight of the flower will soon bring the flower to the ground, and it is more beautiful in a vase than bent over on the ground outside.


Turtles sunbathing in flooded waters bring a Send a kiss.

And so do birds watching a “walk-in” movie that we can’t see. (I took this photo from the front window of our car. In other words, we were about to run over these birds, and they were transfixed by something and didn’t move!)


Our dog, Elsie, watching the birds flit about, brings a Rolling on the floor laughing.


Every time I look at our big antique Hunter Zephair fan, it reminds me of my childhood, and I smile. This fan, along with several others like it, hung on the walls in the cafeteria of a local school . We purchased this one (which still works great) when they remodeled the cafeteria, and now I wish we had purchased all of them.


Although it holds no memories, our bright red, reproduction table top fan also makes me Smile. (Yes, we do have central air conditioning, but there is just something about a table top fan that makes me feel so laid back. I love to just relax and enjoy the breeze and the sound of a table top fan.)

red fan

A surprise gift from a favorite friend definitely brought a Open-mouthed smilesmile to my face and will continue to bring Laughing out loudSmileRolling on the floor laughingevery time I look at it. Isn’t this the sweetest garden sign you’ve ever seen? I Red heart it! Thank you so much Sweet Sarah.

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“We’ve started restoring the posts that were temporarily removed and expect Blogger to be back to normal soon.”

Their definition of “soon” is a LOT longer than my definition of “soon”!

“Blogger is back now. We're still working on restoring some of the data.”


I am linking to:


Please go visit the other blogs that are showing their favorite things. Thank you for coming to visit me. laurie

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Yea!  It’s time for the Spring Cloche Party at Marty’s!  “Favorite Things Saturday” is here early, so that I can link to Marty’s Spring Cloche Party.
                  April showers bring May flowers.
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And a lot of my other Springtime favorites, like….
Birds chirping,
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Bunnies hopping,
(Pretty little glittery houses purchased from Celestina Marie Designs Larearose Etsy)
Trees blooming,tree blooming
Butterflies flying,
(yes, that’s a baby grand – my grand babies’ toy piano)
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Frogs croaking,
frogs croaking
Dogs barking,
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Children playing,
Everyone gardening,
Family grilling,
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Beach playing,
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Antique shopping,
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Pond picnicking,
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behind sofa
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Ice cream man’s bell ringing, and ice cream cones melting.
I’ve shown this upside down brandy snifter at another cloche party, and although it’s not something I am able to do, I just KNOW I would love Paris in the Springtime (or any other time)! PARIS-horz
I highly recommend going to see these other links:
The Favorite Things Saturday links shown below;
The Spring Cloche Party links at A Stroll Thru Life; and
Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper.
Thank you for coming to visit me.  laurie