Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Lightening Up the Table with Spring Greens!!!

Spring is the time when the world comes out of it's gray dormancy and life returns in all the shades of green! I truly love almost all greens and feel it is a neutral color whether in linens, dishes or even paint! It seems to blend with almost anything. So, I brought out the greens for the table! I kept the centerpiece very similar to last week but changed from the round basket to this green and white ceramic tray.  I am using a favorite runner with shades of green and some brown on a white background.
 The tray is bordered by a leaf motif.
 I added some green nesting material to this nest.
 This is the nest that the birds built in my wreath on the front door then abandoned. The 2 eggs in it are 2 of the 4 that she laid. So sad.
 It is resting on this tiny metal pitcher.
 My stack of dishes sit on a green and white placemat.
 A little green bird is nesting in our bowls!
 I told you about these tiny nests that I also like to use as napkin rings. When I found these at a store in Lancaster county I bought 8 and am so glad I did!
 They are holding a white and a cut out green napkin.
 I tried different flatware but decided on the brown bamboo to accent the brown in the runner.
 I WISH I had green bubble glasses, but I used my clear ones.  And the wire nest votive candles stayed on the table.
 Some gardening implements and clay pots....

 The bird S and P sit in a wire holder too.

 You know me, I had to get some shadow shots:)
 Thanks so much for your visit. I hope you are getting some nice, Spring weather! I bought some of my annuals for my pots on the patio yesterday and plan to do them today as it is supposed to get up to 72!!!
I will be sharing my table at these parties:

 Metamorphosis Monday,

The Scoop,  Inspire Me Tuesday,

Wow Us WednesdaysFeathered Nest Friday

 Foodie Friday and Everything Else Link Party

Share Your Style,  Tablescape Thursday

ave a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson ~ Share Your Cup Thursday

The Dedicated House – Make it Pretty Monday

 A Stroll Thru Life – Inspire Me Tuesday
Happy List Tuesdays~
Worthing Court - Home(work) Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style - Wow Us Wednesdays 

Ivy @ Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
Let’s Dish!
Katherine @ Katherines Corner for Favorite Things Thursday Hop

Claudia at Mockingbird Hill Cottage for A Favorite Thing.
Between Naps on the Porch – Tablescape Thursday

Monday, April 27, 2015

Some Changes in the Living Room

This is the view when I come down the stairs. Yes, our master IS on this main floor but many nights I can not sleep due to a certain someone's snoring and retreat to the guest room upstairs. I love seeing this view first thing in the morning.

 I changed out the vignette on the mantle too.
 I redid this arrangement. I took the yellow forsythia out and added more white flowers and some more greens. Since then I have found some more of the poppies so have added them now. The little blue and white pot holds a faux ball.
 The little lady is a piece my Mom gave us and I plced her up on the glass candle stick with some greens. She replaces a bunny that was here. The faux hydrangea is in a blue and white pot.
 I put a nest and some faux greens in this cloche and put it all on a stand.
 The sun comes in from the east in the early morning then swings around to the back of the house that faces south. I LOVE how light and bright the whole back of the house is all day!

 Looking around the room from different angles.

 The light changes from minute to minute.

 I got 2 faux ferns for my handled pot. I have tried several real plants and they never do well so I gave up for now:)
 This guy is one of my favorites. I inherited him from my in-laws. Another treasured piece.
 For the first 2 years we were here I had a large hibiscus in this corner. I ended up deciding to get rid of it cause it was so messy and so ugly. I like this table here much better. The lamp is from my son. Another treasure:)
 I wish I knew who did this for my parents. I am just glad that I have it!
Thanks so much for your visit. I will be sharing this at these great parties:

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A New Pillow and Vignette!

I like to change out the pillow on the living room chair seasonally. I loved the bunny pillow that was here for Easter season. I knew I wanted to find something for Spring/Summer though. I was thinking birds and found one that was nice. BUT, the other day I was at Lowes (I swear we practically live there) and I was walking through the area where they have the summer cushions and décor and THERE IT WAS!!!! It was love at first sight. AND, the price was great! SOLD! I really love it, the colors are perfect!
 I love how it matches so well the fabric on the chair.
 I love this chair. It was my sons, thank you, Brian! I love the curvy arms, the beautiful fabric and the style.
 The base of the chair has an Asian look too!
 I have this carved wooden table from India next to the chair and a faux orchid sits on it. The blue jar came from Epcot MANY years ago. The other jar came from a craft show.

 On the other side of the chair is this tiered piece. I had bunnies on it for Easter and now have birds.
 I put a tiny pot of white (faux) flowers and a nest on this shelf.
 On the top shelf the bird sits in a tiny basket with some fluff for a nest. I love this tiered piece, and it moves around.
Thanks for your visit.
XO, Pinky
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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Spring Bedding in the Master

I finally changed out the bedding in the master for Spring! I found this bedding packed away, had forgotten about it! It was a happy surprise! I am loving the new lighter and brighter look.
 I changed out the accessories on our nightstands too.
 My Mom gave me this little guy MANY years ago, so it reminds me of her.
 I had the white pillow covers and the flowered pillows are outdoor ones that were in my stash. I LOVE how they go with this bedding!

 Joe's nightstand got 2 green jars but then got changed out a little too.
 I removed one jar and replaced it with this faux orchid. It brings in the white.
 Then the other day I found this great round, white pillow at Big Lots for $12.00!!!!

 The accessories in the room changed too.
 The bamboo vase came in here from the living room and the white candle with the green bamboo on it came in too.
 I had 4 of the flowered pillows so 2 of them are now on the love seat in the sitting area. I also had the green and white pillows behind the flowered ones. (Do you think I have a "pillow problem"??? I admit it, I do:) Is there a 12 step program for this, LOL!
 I added some green and white berry candle rings to the candles.

 And my bamboo teapot came in here too.
Thanks so much for your visit. Happy Spring everyone! Hope you are not getting the horrible storms that are all over. XO, Pinky
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