Rustic Spring Mantel and a DIY Garland

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Spring is in the air ... tomorrow is officially the first day of spring and I'm celebrating the warmer, longer, happier, brighter and all around better days with a fun mantel. Remember my egg garland that I made a few years ago? This is my 2015 version made from little carrot eggs from the dollar store and some clear fishing twine. It's … [Read more...]

                 

You’re a Good Egg – Natural Spring Decor

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I've always dreamed of living on a farm, surrounded by my menagerie including a coop full of colorful chickens who lay the most amazing eggs in every color of the rainbow. But alas, my eggs come from the supermarket and honestly, I'm not about to shovel chicken poo. These eggs don't need neon dye - they're perfect in all their brown speckled … [Read more...]

                 

Fave 5 Simple Spring Projects

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  You know my motto ... simple projects equals more time for cocktails.   So here are my favorite 5 all time ideas I've created for spring over the years ...   Burlap Bunny Table Runner - this family of bunnies is still hopping across my table and their pom pom tails are still making me smile.   Easter … [Read more...]

                 

My Spring Mantel & What I Stole from My Mom-In-Law!

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  Remember when you were a kid and your parents would buy a case of soda and return the empty bottles to get 5 cents back? If I knew then what I know now, I would have hoarded all of those bottles away instead of returning them. So when I discovered these dusty, neglected glass beauties in my mom-in-law's basement, I had to rescue … [Read more...]

                 

Make a Peeps Wreath that Lasts for Years!

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It all started one year ago today with my Peeps wreath ... Did you hear of that teacher who left a Twinkie on the classroom windowsill for years ... and it didn't rot, go bad, spoil or fall apart! No, it weathered the test of time and remained unchanged through many mid terms, science experiments and proms. I cringe to think of all of … [Read more...]

                 

A Winning Spring Table Setting – the Trophy Goes to …

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And the trophy goes to ... a winning table setting. Vintage silver and my easy to make burlap bunny table runner. All that's missing is dinner. I'll have to see what's on tonight's menu - I love having a hubby who loves to cook!   See all my Easter projects here. Check out Eclectically Vintage Pinterest boards for more … [Read more...]

                 

Spring Forward and a Simple Centerpiece

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  In spring when maple buds are red, We turn the clock an hour ahead; Which means, each April that arrives, We lose an hour Out of our lives. Who cares? When autumn birds in flocks Fly southward, back we turn the clocks, And so regain a lovely thing-- That missing hour We lost last spring. by Phyllis McGinley Although we … [Read more...]

                 

5 Creative Spring Projects, a Link Party & $250 Pottery Barn Gift Card Giveaway

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  Welcome to 6 Days of Spring Link Party! While I wait for spring outdoors, I've got it covered inside. My burlap bunny table runner has to be my favorite. And what's better than a spring centerpiece you can grow yourself - from cat grass! Colorful designer wrapped soaps perk up my guest bathroom. And my great ancestor Peter … [Read more...]

                 

Burlap Bunny Table Runner

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Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down ... my table! Peter Cottontail brought his family for a visit. Burlap Bunny Table Runner 1) Print out a cute bunny silhouette like this one sized to your liking (I made it as big as could fit on a piece of 8 1/2" x 11" paper) 2) Cut out silhouette and make your own stencil by laying bunny … [Read more...]

                 

Grow Your Own Springtime Grass Centerpiece

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  Do you have a green thumb? Or do you plant things that seem to wither and die before your eyes? The solution? Plant grass - well, it's really not grass it's ... cat grass! A simple centerpiece with a few blown out eggs dyed the perfect shade of robin's egg blue. What could be better than that to welcome spring into your … [Read more...]