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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 @ Thrift My House 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!

The Tuscan Home 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...

Bargain Decorating with Laurie 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 Bertotti said...

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

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