Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Spring Decorating………Finally

 

I am like a month late getting my spring posts up………….but better late than never right?

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On the entry table I still had my Valentine’s Day flowers out……and let’s just say they were looking a little dead sad.  I however still loved the color.  So I got out the scissors and……….

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I felt a little like Morticia!

 

 

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It looked like this for a moment, but I couldn’t find the plate that I wanted to put on the plate stand and the little statue wasn’t doing it for me.  So this is how it looks now.

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I added a medallion that I made last year and added it to my wreath that is made out of coffee filters.

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I used vintage sheet music, scrapbook paper and an image from the Graphic's Fairy!

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My roses, the flowers that  my daughter Miss A received after a singing competition, thrifted vintage milk glass, a vintage picture from my living room previously from a garage sale, the window I found on the side of the road and a thrifted egg.

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To the right of that is my bird cage from the salvation army and the sweet little angel my son made for me at Christmas time, I can not pack it away it is much to sweet!  A couple of vintage clocks from my collection a bird I got from my kid’s school rummage sale (I think that it may be a Christmas ornament), I made the book bird house and the flowers were from the Salvation Army they are actually a bride’s bouquet (the kind that they toss!).

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This vintage paper mache rabbit was actually my mom’s when she was a kid.  I love it even though Miss T who is five says “it gives me the creeps!” and  “Keep your creepy rabbit with the red eyes away from me!!!

Lastly I hung the vintage Italian tole sconce that my husband and I picked up a couple of weeks ago at an auction.  It was all of $5 and is so fitting for spring!

So what do you think?  Better late than never? 

The Cost Breakdown:

bird cage $2.99

bird, flowers, book .25 cents each

clock face $5

clocks $2-$3 each, there are 4

vintage books .25-.50 cents each

tole sconce $5

lamp $2.99

picture .25 cents

milk glass .25-.99 cents each

welcome sign $1

egg .25 cents

wreath holder 2.99

table runner, bunny, window free

Nothing is new, it is all stuff that I have had…………since at least Christmas Smile

Linking up to:

Vintage Thingie Thursday at Colorodo Lady

Under $100 party at beyond the picket fence

11 comments:

  1. .....and all the lovely memories.....Priceless!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  2. What great things!! I love how you saved the roses, that is such a pretty thing sitting in that bowl. I had to laugh at the photo of morticia....I so remember that!! Happy VTT!

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  3. Love your display, and your sense of humor! Think your bunny is sweet, not scary!

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    1. Thanks so much :) I never know HOW people are going to take my sense of humor!

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  4. I love your creepy bunny! I can see where a kid might think it's a little scary though. I like your coffee filter wreath. I tried to make one and it turned out so bad I never finished it. Maybe I need to try it again!

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  5. It was worth the wait. It is never to late to share neat things.

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    1. Thanks so much LV, it is always so nice when you visit :)

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  6. The roses are great! And the bunny is much better that the little statue, great decor!
    ~Trudy http://thriftscore42.blogspot.com/

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  7. Michelle- Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment. I am loving the coffee filter wreath and the entry way looks beautiful. My momma has those same paper mache bunnies and a few santas just like yours and it is such a good memory when I see these.
    Kim@reposhture.blogspot.com

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  8. I love the reuse of the roses...special flowers are so hard to let go of. :)

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