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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Spring Is In The Air!

Spring is in the air here in Arkansas! I have been in the mood to freshen things up around here. I'm adding flowers, butterflies, nests, and birds throughout the living room, dining room and kitchen. I'm loving the bright and cheery colors!

 I found the birhouses and cage in in Dallas and dressed the cage up with a butterfly swag. I also added a bird and nest inside.
 

I found the green grass balls here in town at a local gift shop. I thought they were unique.
 
 
This is a vignette in my entryway with rabbits, birds, eggs and an arrangment I made in acrylic water.  

I made this arrangement on my dining room table and added the butterfly lanterns on each side.  I am really loving baskets and the texture they add!

Of course I had to make a colorful wreath for my front door! You can definitely see this from the road and maybe even from space! lol...
 The wreath has all of the colors of this pretty flag. I am also going to plant flowers in these bright colors. You sure won't miss my house when you drive by!
 
 
 
I sure hope it's warming up in your neck of the woods! Happy spring!!
 

Monday, April 8, 2013

Spring Mantel 2013

Hello Everyone!
 Are you ready for spring? I know I am. I have been adding spring around the house for the past few weeks and just finished the mantel...
 
 
I was not sure what I wanted to do on the mantle this spring. While I was in Dallas last week I came across the flower/butterfly pictures and bought them because they were such a great price.  I was not sure where I was going to put them but they ended up looking best here on the mantel and really brightened it up.  

 I found the basket candle holders at Hobby Lobby. They are actually made out of resin and are made to look like a basket. I like the texture they add to the mantel.
 Since I have a plug right at the base of the pictures I had to find a way to cover it. I ended up making a simple arrangement with birds, greenery and nests.
 I also made the arrangements on each side of the pictures. I love the tulips!
 
 
 I  found the blue vases and gold scroll over the pictures at Hobby Lobby too. I ended up adding some paint to them to bring out the designs.
 
 
More spring pictures to come soon! Have a great week!

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