Monday, March 7, 2011

A Touch Of Spring

I need to lighten my decor and start to bring in the spring.  I reworked the vignette on my barrister bookcase, using some bright colors to lighten up the dark corner.  Nothing like a sunshine bright group of lemons to add some brightness.  After putting this together, I was delightfully surprised at how well the yellow and red work together with some touches of green.  I love my red pottery pears...they weigh a ton and could easily be used as paper weights, they are just so darn cute.

I wanted my pineapple to sit atop my pitcher on a bed of green, so I used a tall candleholder to sit inside my pitcher.  The greenery hides the candleholder and the gap around the pitcher.   Whoops, I see the candleholder peeking out a bit between the vine....just close your right eye when you look at the photo closely.

I picked up some of my favorite magazines and enjoyed paging through them this weekend. I so LOVE flipping through a magazine filled with beautiful pictures and helpful articles. The visuals are my favorites. Seeing a beautiful home or ways to make a home beautiful, warm and inviting always brings a smile to my lips. If I was able to time travel or project myself to a differant place on demand, I would always be popping into someones home.....I would try to avoid any whoops moments and not overly affect someone privacy..but pop in and look around, I would definetly do.

I'm a big fan of the Hoffman series of Celebrate magazines.  The Spring issue is out and has some really cute ideas.  Peeps were used for some of the cutest food and decors...peeps, who would have thunk it.  I love the cake with the peeps on top...pure Genius.  Yellow Peeps saySpring!!

If you color your own Easter Eggs, there are some great tips on getting beautiful egg results. 

I'm joining the following parties this week.  Please be sure and click the links and give these ladies a will be glad you did.

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Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I brought my lemons back out and put them in my kitchen counter apothecary jar, Anita! Wishful thinking maybe, but I'm ready for Spring weather now! Love your touches. I'm doing little bits at a time, but need to keep it restrained because we are selling.

Theresa said...

Beautiful and looking like Spring! Love the addition of the pineapple on top of the pitcher!

Have a blessed day in your lovely home:) HUGS!

Shelia said...

Hi Anita! OH, how pretty everything looks. Now if I made that little bunny peep wreath, Mr. Precious would eat it! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Don't you just love that Peep cake? I really think it would taste great. If I have a spring occasion come up, I'm making it.

I love your vignette. It was clever to put the pineapple on the pitcher the pitcher.

SavannahGranny said...

Hi Anita, I love what you have done to bring spring along. The pineapple on the pitcher is a great idea and gives you extra height. I love the vase that holds the lemons. It is beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Ginger

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southerninspiration said...

I love those mags, too!!! And I love your pineapple!!!


Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a lovely vignette! I adore the white pitcher.

Have a wonderful Fat Tuesday!

Erin said...

Your pitcher is so pretty! I found your blog at Between Naps on the Front Porch. You have such great ideas and I'm your newest follower! I'd love it if you'd follow me back:
Again, you did a fantastic job with this!! :-)