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Sunday, April 5, 2009

Spring is here! kind of......

Hi guys! Well, spring is officially here, but here in Arkansas there is a freeze warning for tonight. Maybe the warm weather will be here to stay soon! I just wanted to show you a few things I've done to spring up the kitchen. You might recognize the rabbit arrangement from my header.

Remember this rooster arrangement I spruced up for fall? Well, I used the same flowers, just changed the container and added the rabbits from pier 1.

BAM! It's spring!


I got this "Spring" sign at Hobby Lobby half off. It can go outside, but I like it in the kitchen.


These tulips were so pretty and they lasted for quite a while. I recently changed the fabric on these chairs. I liked the fabric fine, but a few of the chairs were stained and I layed a glue gun on one of them. Ooops! I guess the fabric was discontinued because I couldn't find it anywhere.


I changed it to this red and gold striped fabric. It was easy, just stapled it on!

This cute candle holder came from Hobby Lobby too.


Yes, the birdhouse came from guess where? Hobby Lobby. I'm sorry if you don't have one in your town. I don't know what I would do without it! This birdhouse was solid red, I painted the green and yellow on it to give it a little more color.


Things are coming along on the patio, I'll be posting it before long. I also have an easter tablescape I'm working on for tablescape Thursday so be sure and stop by! Have a great week!!


37 comments:

Sherry said...

Hi Kristen, the chairs look great. Good idea to add some color to the bird house. Can't wait to see what you do on your patio. Sherry

mishebe said...

Love all your litte ideas. Mishelle

Shelia said...

Morning, Kristen! Oh, I love all of your springness! That centerpiece with the exchange of the roosters to the bunnies is just gorgeous! You did a great job on your chairs.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Mrs. G said...

You do such beautiful arrangements Kristen. Love everything.
We don't have a Hobby Lobby yet but the Big Lot near us went out of business and I heard it is being remade into a Hobby Lobby. It looks like it is about to open. I can't wait!

Dawnie said...

cute ideas. we made it thru our weekend without snow...YIPEEEE!

Hobby Lobby Rocks, we have several but none of them are real close. I love going thru that store when I get near one though.

Nancy said...

Hi Kristen,
Your Spring Looks beautiful and I can't wait to see the patio! Now, I have to make a trip back to pier 1 to purchase a bunny..like yours...I love them! I just went and got some of the bunnies on a stick. Hope you have a great day! Nancy

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Everything really looks great! Can't wait to see the porch. It's cold and rainy here today, I'm looking forward to our "real" spring when it comes. We don't have a Hobby Lobby here but I wish we did. I always see a ton of people mention it!
~Michelle

kimmcl said...

Yes, please feel sorry for me, VERY sorry for me.........I don't have a Hobby Lobby......sniff, sniff. I may just have to plan a roadtrip with my girlfriends. Love your pretties for Spring Kristen! ~Kim~

Painter's Place said...

Everything is so pretty as usual. We don't have a Hobby Lobby here, but there is one about an hour away. I'm definitely going SOON!

Lynda said...

Kristen, I always anticipate your posts and what you're using to decorate your lovely home! Your floral arrangement looks as wonderful with the bunnies as it does with the roosters. I've been looking for something similar to the 'vine' you've used, but haven't had any luck. It's very unusual from what I've seen in the stores.
Thanks for sharing the great photos!

Cathy said...

Kristen,
I love all your spring goodies!!! You do such a beautiful job with all your flower arrangements. The one with the bunnies is one of my favorites.

The little red birdhouse is perfection!!! I am running to my Hobby Lobby today to see if they have anymore!!!

I love the fabric on your chairs...you can't co wrong with red!!!

I hope you are having a great day!!!
XOXO
Cahty

Lou Cinda said...

Kristen: You are so GIFTED! This is all so pretty! I always admire the bunny arrangement on your header! I love all of this and I, too, am ADDICTED to Hobby Lobby!

Lou Cinda :)

Mamaoftwins said...

You are all ready for spring! Everything is just beautiful. We dont have a hobby lobby anywhere near us. I hear about them alot from several decorating sites I go to. Maybe one day soon us gals out here in CA we finally be blessed with one. fingerscrossed :)

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Hi Kristen,

Your spring decorations are great! I just love Hobby Lobby! I try to go there at least once a week.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Kristen, love your spring decorations. I love Hobby Lobby too!

Beautiful colors.

Barb

Melissa Miller said...

Hello Kristen,
You have such pretty Spring decor' items.
I did see the bunnies at Pier1 last week. They are so neat. I may have to go back again soon.

Love the new Red chair covers. It looks gorgeous!
Cute birdhouse too.

Have a wonderful week.
~Melissa :)

mel said...

Everything looks beautiful in your home (it always does):)! I am ready for spring's warm weather to be here. Kinda unusual for us Arkansas girls to have cold weather this late and I am itching to get out and plant.

Bo said...

Hi Kristen...I love the bunnies in your planter, but then I also love the roosters...makes it very versatile. Your "oops" on the chair seat turned out great with the new fabric...looks good! ;-) Bo

A Hint of Home said...

All your decorations are cute as can be. What a good idea to just switch out the fall things to bunnies. Your new chairs look great. I've done that several times myself. (changing the fabric)
Hobby Lobby is a neat store. Glad we have one.

Alisa Lucas-Brown said...

Hi Kristen!
I love the way you reused your flowers and changed a couple accents to add spring to your kitchen. I too love to recover dinette chairs on a whim. That's why they are so great when you have little one. I am going to change the fabric on the stools at my island later this month. Haven't picked the fabric yet but I will be going to Hobby Lobby - yes, I have one in my town and I LOVE IT!!!!! Can't wait to see your tablescape. :-)
Alisa

Jo said...

Love all the spring goodies ~ I'm really ready for sunny days and warmer temps!

Jo

Nicole ~ said...

Kristen, you got some cute spring items. I am with you, I really do not know what I would do without Hobby Lobby!! I like your idea of adding additional paint colors to the solid red bird house, you are so creative.

I am looking forward to seeing your patio & Easter tablescape. Have a great week, Nicole

jen said...

I adore that centerpiece!!!

Jen

Angie said...

Love everything! I feel sorry for those bloggers who don't have a HL and have to read about how great it is from us!

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Kristen, I love your bunny arrangement! Guess I need to drop by Pier 1 in the very near future!

The new chair fabric is so pretty! I need to recover the dining chairs & have looked at Joann's 3 times, but can't make a decision... I'm working on it though.

Love the birdhouse too!

~Hugs!~
Diane

Stacey said...

Hi Kristen! Your kitchen looks great. I have been looking at those adorable bird houses at Hobby Lobby...must get some when they are 1/2 price.

Oh my patio seriously needs help. It's just hard to transform it when it's 80 one day and 30 the next!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Beautiful Kristen. I love that you stayed within your normal color theme for spring. Everything looks beautiful. And it's a sure welcome to spring. I need.. to make a trip to "Hobby Lobby". (it's a hour drive). Have a great day!
Hugs, Terrie

niartist said...

Oh Kristen! I am so ready for spring! I thought it was here, and then it snowed last night - and they're calling for even more today! :( Thankfully I have your beautiful rabbit vignette to admire! :)

momof3girls said...

how smart to change out the main focal point of the floral arrangement. Cute bunny! Pier one, hum.....

LMH said...

What a beautiful blog you have. I love your spring arrangements.
Come see me-
Laura

www.whitespraypaint.blogspot.com

~CC Catherine said...

Hey Kristen! Lovin how you swapped your rooster for the bunnies! Totally cool., and your little spring sign is precious! My favorite is what you did with the bird house! ;) ~CC Catherine from "Catherine de th`e Cups"

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

You are just amazing! Take a rooster out and put a bunny in an you have Spring decor! I love it. laurie

Lori said...

Very nice! It's spring here, but we had a cold front come in last night. It is warming up though!

Love all of your things. Hobby Lobby is about 35 miles from my house!!! Yippee!

The Graves' House said...

love all your spring touches. looks like you hit up hobby lobby too! can't wait to go check out their spring markdowns.

Christine said...

You are so talented! I am wondering how I can just adopt you! lol

Your arrangements are just stunning! I need to come back and visit when I have more time..Have a wonderful Easter!

Connie said...

Hi Kristen,
I love the blue cream and sugar set and it looks so nice with your dishes. You really a knack for color and placement. It is a real treat to come over and visit.
I have the windy fan at my site and one for you to come over and take back with you. I am a Fan, and would like you to know your work gives other's such pleasure to look at.

See you soon over here......
Connie

Cathy said...

Kristen,
I just checked to make sure you got my message and I didn't see it...OH NO!!! I left a little something for you on my blog so when you get a minute stop by and check it out!!!

I can't believe the first message didn't take...I feel terrible!!! I am sooooo sorry!!!

Come by soon!!!
XOXO
Cathy

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