Photobucket     Photobucket        

Monday, March 12, 2012

Birds And Butterflies

Happy almost spring everyone!


We had the best weather today and tomorrow will be much of the same...high near 80 degrees! That just puts me in a good mood. I am ready to get the rest of my spring decorating done and then start outside. Everything is starting to green up and bloom. I love this time of the year! I'm just praying for no tornadoes...it was scary last year. Everyone is hoping for calmer weather this year.


My dining room table has been empty since I took down my Christmas decor! That is the longest I have ever left anything "undecorated" lol...I finally couldn't wait any longer so I went through my spring flowers and put something together in a metal container I found at T.J. Maxx. Instead of adding one candle holder on each side, I added three! I put candles on two of them and nests with birds on the others for something a little different. I also dressed up the candle holders with ribbon, vines and butterflies. I am looking for a new table runner, but might haven't found anything yet. I might have to find some material and use my trusty old glue gun! =0



Here is a closeup of the candle holders dressed up with ribbon, vines, butterflies and nests.


I also added some birds and butterflies in the arrangement.



Now I'm going to work on the kitchen. Hopefully I can put something together over the next few days. This nice weather is putting me in a decorating mood!

I made some new things for my Etsy store in case you are in a spring decorating mood too. Here are just a few I listed today...
This one is a miniature of the one on my dining room table.

SOLD


I listed several frames...


and some Easter items...



I hope you are all having nice weather like us! Enjoy your Tuesday!
I'm joining Kim at Savvy Southern Style for WUW and Sherry at No Minimalist Here.



18 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Kristen-It looks absolutely gorgeous! Very Springy and cheerful. You did a nice job there and it will be fun to see what you come up with for the kitchen. xo Diana

Maria Elena said...

Your table looks gorgeous!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love it, Kristen! I was just thinking this weekend that I should look for a few candleholders to have around just for this type of thing. I was actually looking for one for a nest display, but I didn't feel like taking it from the area it was in. If I have a couple of extra on hand, I'll always be ready! Love your floral arrangement, too.

This seems to be a warm week for us here, too. Right now it's cloudy and 61, but tomorrow is supposed to be sunny and 75! I'm hoping to actually get out of the house and go somewhere pretty to walk around.

Nicole Day said...

Hi Kristen! Your table looks lovely. My dining room table is completely bare and I'm so in the mood to decorate it too. It's soggy outside today, but it will be in the 80s tomorrow. Can't wait to decorate! Have a great day, Nicole

Sherry said...

That is so pretty! Love the colors and the bird nests. Its raining here today but 80 and sunny tomorrow :)

Angela said...

You are so talented! Your centerpiece is gorgeous! I love the little birds nests on the candle holders! Too Cute!

Savvy Seasons said...

I love everything. I wish I could create arrnagements like you...they are all so beautiful, well done! xo ~Liz

Allyson Pecilunas said...

Everything looks so pretty, Kristen! I love the arrangement and candle holders.

Shelia said...

Hi Kristen! Oh, this is so beautiful! You are one gifted young lady! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Rooms by Ann said...

You are gifted, Your dining room is gorgeous and sweet and fresh all at the same time, I love love the colors and the bird nests instead of candles wow . Thanks for sharing.

debbie said...

I love your work! It is a beautiful table setting and I just love the little birds.

Stacey K said...

Great Ideas! Love the birds on the candle holders. Minnesota is even warming up! I love looking at your blog and can't wait to see what your next creation is going to be!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Kristen your dining room table looks beautiful, I just LOVE that arrangement you made! The smaller version is so pretty too.

Jan said...

I am sooooo partial to birds. Your display is gorgeous - as always. You have a true gift. I love how the birds look so real with their nests. And the floral displays! Oh my! Wiping the drool off my chin...

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Kristen, That arrangement is gorgeous, and I love the bird nests on the candle holders. You always add the perfect finishing touch to everything. laurie

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Your table looks beautiful. How cute your bird nests are! Love how you displayed them! Your floral arrangement ... well I need to have something like that on my dining table! Sigh! Enjoy your great weather!

Becca said...

So beautiful, Kristen! I love how you perched the nests on the candleholders, and, you know I love your new arrangement!

Karlowlsfu said...

(Conventional ovens work by heating the oven with an element from the bottom of the oven with baking racks located above it. There are plenty of options available for humidifiers including room humidifier, ultrasonic humidifier, portable humidifier and several more. You will want to iron the dried shirt to set the paint and then wait at least 72 hours before washing. You can avoid this by using a tankless water heater. Another plus point is that they use filters with much greater surface area and dirt-holding capacity to maximize contaminant removal, improve water pressure and flow characteristics, and extend filter life so you have less maintenance to do.

Featured in Country Woman Magazine fall 2012 for kitchen and crafts

My photo
I'm a 42yr. old mother of 1. I've been married for 21years to a wonderful man, Kevin. We have one son together named Chase who is 14. We live in a small town in Arkansas and have a dog named Sassy, a cat named Coco and now a chinchilla, Tiki. My husband is a Database Administrator and I have my own business called Kristen's Creations where I make and sell a variety of crafts. I worked in a shop as a floral designer for 15 yrs. until it closed. My former boss decided to retire and lease out her building. I enjoy crafting, decorating, and hanging out with my family. E-mail me at Kristenscreations@hotmail.com

Follow me on Instagram!

https://www.instagram.com/kristenscreations12/

To subscribe through email, add your email address below.

You are welcome to pin anything from my blog

Follow Me on Pinterest

Total Pageviews



The tip junkie featured my snowman mesh wreath!

homemade crafts

Popular Posts

BlogCatalog

Decorating Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory

Sassy Girl

Sassy Girl

Cock a doodle doo!!

Cock a doodle doo!!

Wish we were here!

Wish we were here!

Blog List

  • The more spaces I design, the more I’m convinced every room needs something in it that’s made of wood. It’s the texture and warmth of wood that gives a roo...
    44 minutes ago
  • *Sweet baby Emery turned one this week,* *so I made a Butterfly Smash Cake for her.* *We set the cake up in her bedroom under* *her darling canopy that s...
    2 hours ago
  • Today, I wanted to show you how the marriage between the hardware cabinet and craigslist bookshelf look in the studio now that the piece had been organiz...
    10 hours ago
  • Hi everyone and welcome back to The Scoop! We are so glad you are joining our party! It's cold and rainy here so it's time for some indoor fun! How about ...
    13 hours ago
  • Make a Colorful Rainbow Wreath for Spring with templates! Brighten up your home with a bright ribbon rainbow wreath. It’s easy to make with free template...
    17 hours ago
  • Today I'm sharing the current French farmhouse style sun room since I have made a few changes.The first change is a new matching leather chair that I purch...
    17 hours ago
  • First of all, a bit of business! I am discovering that I like to write short stories on Instagram when the topic is not long enough to put on the blog. Al...
    18 hours ago
  • Welcome to the 525th Metamorphosis Monday! How... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
    21 hours ago
  • We hung out by the infinity pool quite a bit at Marina Bay Sands. This is the ENTIRE reason we went to Singapore was to stay at this 5-star resort. Was i...
    1 day ago
  • Back in January, after I finally finished putting away all of my Christmas decor, I was left with a blank slate on the Farmhouse Hutch in our kitchen. I...
    1 day ago
  • I just can't stop talking about our new kitchen and sharing all of the details, including today's post about the kitchen faucet I chose. Faucets in a kit...
    1 day ago
  • Welcome to the 489th Inspire Me Tuesday. As usual, you guys totally inspired me again this week. It seems like most homes have white woodwork these days,...
    1 day ago
  • I can't remember what I was looking for, but I fell down the online shopping rabbit hole the other day and was incredibly impressed with so many of the ite...
    3 days ago
  • [image: Valentine Trio Ruffle Wreaths] Back in November I made these adorable little mini ruffled wreaths. I absolutely have fallen in love with them. ...
    4 days ago
  • Last week we had unusual warm weather and then we had extreme cold weather. I took advantage when it was warm and did a lot of walking outside. My girl...
    1 week ago
  • Good morning! I hope wherever you are, that you are warm and safe. We are in Sunny FL. for the month so, I feel. for you who are having awful weather. I wa...
    1 week ago
  • Do you have a hard time sharing deeply personal things about yourself, or for asking for help when you really and truly need it? ME TOO! The other day a F...
    1 week ago
  • Happy Thursday! Whenever I walk down to the basement, admittedly, I'm still pleased by the refreshed view that greets us! Thanks to The Home Depot and t...
    2 weeks ago
  • There's a hodge podge of Valentine love on our mantel. Read more » About the Author: Grandmother of 6, Laurie's favorite places to shop are estate sales,...
    4 weeks ago
  • Happy last day of 2018! I imagine many of you are headed to some sort of celebration, so I thought I’d pop in with one of my favorite purchases lately! T...
    1 month ago
  • As we get closer and closer to the festivities starting, it seems to be getting busier and busier in our family. It’s an exciting time for us as we antici...
    1 month ago
  • Stopping in to wish y’all a Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year. I have been absent lately on my blog, but you may follow me on my Instagram ...
    1 month ago
  • Hello, Dear Ones! Are you all ready for Christmas??We are ready and have a big present waiting for us. As you probably know we are leasing a house until we...
    1 month ago
  • Dear Readers, The time has come for me to say good-bye to Poofing the Pillows. I have loved writing this blog for 10+ years but I know it's time to move ...
    1 month ago
  • *This post is sponsored by Unique Rug Store. All opinions expressed are my own.* One of the great things about being in the design world for as long as I ...
    2 months ago
  • It is Christmas party season. If you are looking for something to balance out all of the Christmas cookie goodness, check out these fun edible Christmas...
    2 months ago
  • 3 months ago
  • I gave my old nursery dresser a more modern look with Raw Silk, Stirling, Little Lamb and Soapstone. I am keeping this but thought I would try my hand at...
    5 months ago
  • 10 months ago
  • Note: If you are looking for Foodie Friday and Everything Else, the link party has been permanently retired. Thanks for all of your support over the years...
    1 year ago
  • So, my husband and I are attending a banquet this week and I realized that I don’t really have anything that qualifies as ‘cocktail party’ attire. So, ye...
    1 year ago
  • The first day of fall, where has the summer gone to? We've been in the upper 90's all week, hard to believe fall is here and yes those cold days of winter ...
    1 year ago
  • I knew this day would come... I just didn't know the deep down feelings that would surface. God prepared me for this! I often wondered how in the world ...
    1 year ago
  • Have you seen or should I say drooled over all the blogs showing their flocked christmas trees? Well, I can say I drooled...just a bit over them! So much t...
    2 years ago
  • Hello, and Happy Valentine’s Day! I thought I’d share a couple of the Valentine’s I’ve made for my oldest granddaughter (the 5 year old). I used a couple...
    3 years ago
  • Hi there friends... Welcome back to this weeks Share Your Style Party!! ~~~~~ Our host this week is Kelly from The Essence of Home! Take it away Kelly! ...
    3 years ago
  • These closet doors are dreamy!!! *Dream Book Design *turned an unattractive closet door into something I want!!! Learn *how to build a barn door for a...
    3 years ago
  • This Miniature Pewter-Like Teapot with Lid that lifts and tilts is adorable at the height of just 1 1/2 inches tall, and matching teacup, saucer, and disp...
    4 years ago
  • *Hi! I have been decorating for Christmas this week and finished the piano so I wanted to share.This will be a short post, I am working hard to get my hous...
    4 years ago
  • I have been keeping a secret for a few months... and it has been hard not to give it away! Thank goodness I can finally tell you today!!! After 4 1/2 y...
    4 years ago
  • Hello Lovlies, You are cordially invited to join me at my new blog, Larkspur Interiors. WHEN: Now! WHERE: www.larkspurinteriors.com R.S.V.P.: Not necessa...
    4 years ago
  • It's Friday once again. Can you believe it? And it's time for another great house tour. Today we're snooping around Jenna's home at Rain On A Tin Roof. ...
    5 years ago
  • Projects, projects, do they ever end? lol There is always something to add to the list, isn't there? I had wanted to add bead board to the ends of our ...
    6 years ago