Arranging displays comes
to me in stages.
An idea born from looking at
magazines, Pinterest, blogs, and catalogs
begins with a color, or an object, or
Seeing Spring and Easter settings
triggered ideas for recent arrangements
on the dining table, on the breakfast table,
on the kitchen island, the mantel,
and the pine chest at the end of fireplace.
Last seen on the pine dining table,
the March hare and his basket have moved to the pine chest
at the end of the fireplace
since company is coming for a meal that
will be served on the dining table.
Hyacinths, instead of mint as before,
surround the hare in this new setting .
With warm weather, the mint is now planted
in a clay pot just outside the French doors
where its fragrance lingers when touched.
A faux green hyacinth with a bulb and roots is
at the head of the hare.
At his tail, another hyacinth in bud and white hyacinths in bloom.
Left, right, straight on, and from above,
the March hare is perfect for both Spring and Easter.
He came from a concrete statuary business on
Interstate 35 between Fort Worth and Austin.
My car knows how to stop,
unlike some vehicles driven by others I have heard.
The prices were so much better from there than
at the local garden centers that sell concrete items.
With the widening of I-35, the statuary owners had to move
and were not even sure they would remain in business.
Now, was widening I-35 really progress?
The botanical print of the lily above the chest
includes the bulb and roots as do the faux hyacinths.
The pine chest, seen from both the living room and the kitchen,
matches the pine beams and posts of the house,
one of which is just behind the chest.
Often there are several items on the pine chest,
but the large twiggy basket containing
the large concrete rabbit fills
the top of the chest
with just enough room for the
lamp resting on a stack of favorite books.
There is also room on the stack of books for a little glass jar
Once Spring passes, the March hare will reside on the floor once more,
contently sitting under a side table just to the right of the pine chest.
And the twiggy basket?
What will be the next stage in vignettes for it?
What is next for the basket that first appeared
on the living room coffee table during
the Christmas tour of homes?
What? You haven't heard the story of the
Christmas tour of homes?
I'm waiting for inspiration...
When does the next Pottery Barn catalog arrive?
If you like touring houses,
then you are in for a treat.
Ten bloggers are joining the five hostess blogs
for a tour of Spring Tablescapes.
15 blogs over 3 days
Look at the hostesses!
Everyone of them has
style with pizzazz!
I am so excited that
Take a peek on April 22 at
French le Lapin Spring Table.
Then hop, hop, hop on over
to the other four Spring Tablescapes that day.
Come back on April 23-24 for
TEN more inspiring Spring tables
in The Scoop On...Spring Tablescapes.
Full schedule coming soon.
Then come back and check out
a series of posts
about building my dream house,
a post and beam house,
that is located in the Page titled
Post & Beam Dream House.
Please join me at these inspiring sites...