March 28, 2012

Shabby Spring

Spring has come early in New England...
So as you can imagine, my decorating urges have taken over!

Time to shake off the old and bring in the new ~
I decided to begin with the mantel in my sitting room

I love creating little vignettes

Doesn't Spring make you feel so alive and refreshed?

Here's my mantel in all her "Spring Glory"

I stenciled the little Garden Thyme sign on a vintage piece of wood~

Here's another peek of the sitting room

And this is yet another corner
As you can tell...I use every available inch of space

And this is the opposite side of the room...from here you can "peek" into my
dining room...

Now we're on to the living room

When decorating for Spring, I went back to the cottage feel since I wanted to pull in pale blues and greens that speak of warm weather.

I also stenciled the Garden Room sign on old chippy wood

Here is the other side of the living room

It was a bit chilly the day I snapped these pics as you can tell by the fire in my pellet stove

My sweet rhinestone clocks...I never get tired of these

Framed roses

Here's my dining room... Can you tell I have a penchant for clocks? Hence...
A Shabby Moment in Time....

A peek of my kitchen, although this pic is a bit dark

And here are a couple more

Since my home is up for sale, it appears this will be my last Spring here.
I've lived here for 21 years, and although it's not without sadness that I leave,
I'm looking forward to whatever comes next, and am actually excited now.

The Lord has a plan, and I'm eager to leave it all in His capable hands.

I'm hitching my Spring wagon to Faded Charm for White Wednesday.

See you there!

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March 20, 2012

Happy Spring

March in New England has never felt so good

The sun is shining...

the birds are singing...
  All is warm and beautiful
I am reminded of this quote: 
Every spring is the only spring - a perpetual astonishment.  ~Ellis Peters
Isn't that so true?  No matter how many Spring's we are given, each one seems like the first. 

 You just feel as though your heart could burst with the wonder of it all.

Happy 1st Day of Spring Everyone!  May all your days be sunny and bright!

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