Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Spring Fluffing Party



Welcome to Little Red House.  In honor of spring, we have made a little basket of faux flowers to hang on the front door.  Come on in and see the little bits of spring that have sprung up in the library.




 This faux arrangement sits in one corner of our library mantel.  The urn came from the sale's rack at Michael's last year, and I just got the bird's nest with eggs and the silk flowers and foliage yesterday.  The little plate is Godinger's, from TJMaxx.  Our library is done in golds and greens and cranberries, so traditional spring pastels don't work here.  But I love the fresh greens of the hydrangea and the speckled bird's eggs.  I seem to have included a lot of bird-themed decorations this spring.




Let's move onto the kitchen.  Here is an arrangement I got several years ago in HomeGoods.  It sits on the antique library table that serves as our kitchen island.  The little carved cat was brought back from a trip to Vermont.




We have a bit of old architectural salvage that  we use as a shelf in the kitchen, and that's where you will find this old tin, with it's image of a duck, and another bird's nest with berries, also from Michael's.




I made this arrangement, also in the kitchen, a few years ago.  The silk flowers and the trellis box both came from HomeGoods.  I just put them together with a little Spanish moss.




Finally, in keeping with the bird theme, here are two little ceramic birds from Michael's.  They were a steal at 40% off.  Don't you love Michael's?  :)

Be sure to visit Rhoda's Spring Fluffing Party, at Southern Hospitality. Happy Spring!   :)


44 comments:

  1. Michael's has terrific sales. The closest store to us is 6 miles away. My husband is thrilled.

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  2. This is so beautiful! I love the front door! Love it! The bird nests are great and hydrangeas are my favorite flower!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  3. All of your arrangements are so natural looking. Very beautiful and well-put together. Linda

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  4. What a beautiful post,Mary! I love the florals!

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  5. You have a way with arrangements for sure. They look so natural! Thanks for this inspiring post.

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  6. Oh very pretty Mary...those faux flowers look so real! I used to have a Micheal's and a Hobby Lobby close when we lived in CO...not anymore...I miss them!

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  7. Mary, love this. I love the arrangements that have several things going on. The ivy...the little birds nest. I love it all. You have a great blog.
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  8. All of this is beautiful;) I wish we had a Michael's....

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  9. Hi Mary! What beautifulness you've brought to the Land of Blog! I have those same little birds from Michael's!
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  10. oh you have so many lovely arrangements......so nicely done. I have the same birds, also purchased from Michaels in Canada for 4o% off, i think they are pretty.
    hugs
    janet

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  11. yes I love Michael's and Home Goods!!

    I'm loving birds this year too

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  12. I LOVE your front door basket...BEAUTIFUL!!

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  13. Oh wow! Love it all! And oh, to have a library. I keep dreaming that one day I'll have a house big enough to hold all of my books.... one day.

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  14. Your little red house is looking quite cheery. You just can't get better than flowers, birds and butterflies.

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  15. Good morning Mary :)

    The little red house looks absolutely lovely for Spring. Those two love birds at the end are so cute. I think I need to do some shopping ;)

    hugs,
    rue

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  16. Hi, Mary, so happy you are joining the party! I love all your springy arrangements, they are beautiful. The nests and birds are so perfect this time of year & I love them too.

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  17. You've inspired me, Mary. Your spring decorations are beautiful!

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  18. Very "fluffy" indeed; you have a knack with the "faux". How far are you from Swiftwater PA? It is somewhat near the NJ/NY/PA border.

    Janet

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  19. Love the florals Mary, you did really a nice job!
    Gracie at http://mylittleplace.blog.com

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  20. Love the basket on the front door!!!

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  21. i can't imagine how wonderful it would be to walk in your home. you must smile all day long as you walk about your home - to see all of your beautiful things. I love your style - so natural and unpretentious.

    btw, I enjoy the way you tell us where you purchased items and the names of patterns and such.

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  22. I love Michael's too. Is that a needlepoint bell pull I see in the second picture? What ever it is it is gorgeous. You have such beautiful things to work with. Love your spring look.

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  23. Hello Mary...

    Happy Spring Fluffing! Your beautiful home is one of my favorites and it's just gorgeous all decked out in all of its Spring finery! Love that pretty basket and Spring bouquet that you hung on your front door!!! But my favorite...is that lovely Spring vignette...the big urn full of hydrangaes and the little nest...it's lovely!

    Have a wonderful Wednesday, my friend!
    Chari

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  24. Your home is lovely as always!!!

    Cynthia

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  25. It's all so cute! I love the cutie little ceramic birds, though! Everything is beautiful!

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  26. Your home looks lovely1 The flowers, bird nests, all the arrangements are wonderful. You have the touch!

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  27. Good Morning Mary,

    The Little Red House is all ready for Spring. It looks so pretty....

    I am having so much fun hopping all over blogland :) I still have my Shamrocks up but they will be all gone this week-end...it's times like this I wish I had a blog of my own :(

    I mentioned to Rhoda that I have the "Bunnie Hop" tune in my head and can't stop humming it lol

    Happy Spring,
    Kathy :)

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  28. BEEYOOTIFUL! Just like a magazine spread. I am impressed by your spring decorating without using a lot of pastels. I am taking lessons from you because I've recently added a lot of red to a couple rooms. Your displays here give me something to go with, I especially loved the use of birds and the springy green hydrangeas!
    Have a lovely, lovely day!

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  29. Must get to Michael's to have a look at those birds! Love all your spring touches - the birds, nests and arrangements. Your home is always a delight to see!

    Manuela

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  30. Fabulous arrangements. I adore birds & nests. Can't get enough.

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  31. Everything looks so beautiful and very springy! It's been a joy to see it again. I was here first last night, but ran out of time to comment.

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  32. Very springy. Love all your floral arrangements. You have a lovely home.

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  33. Ooooo, I loved looking around your blog today. I've had Spring Fever since Feb. 1st! Looking at everyone's spring inspiration was just what I needed. Love all your little touches!
    Warmly,
    Alisa

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  34. Lovely fluffing. I too think I've been pretty good at not whining through this winter. The older I get the more it becomes easier to enjoy every day of every season.

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  35. Oh, I love all the floral arrangements -- what inspirations!

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  36. Oh, my! This is good stuff Mary!! I really need to go shopping with you.

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  37. Mary, your arrangements are all just beautiful!!

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  38. Your arrangements are beautiful. Very nice job. I'll be back for another visit.

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  39. your flower arrangements are so lovely! Love your colors and your birds!

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  40. I love all your arrangements, you have done a wonderful job on them. Very beautiful. Blessings, Victoria Lynn

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  41. I'm not sure which I like better, your decorating or your photography. Wow! Both are impressive! Your home looks so lovely.

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  42. Wow these are beautiful pictures. How do you take such clear photos. I especially love the library spring fluffing. I just had time to stop by. Now don't be shy, come visit with me

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  43. You have such a way of arranging things..make one stop and want to go back for a second look.
    Then there are the ones you do..that not only make you go back and look again..but want a look exactly like it. Thanks for sharing your talents, Mary.
    Mona

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