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...]

                 

Peter Cottontail DIY Silhouette

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S Have you met our ancestor, Peter? His silhouette hangs in our house to welcome spring. Look at that regal profile. Don't have a long lost relative named Peter - just make your own and pretend. DIY Bunny Silhouette 1) Draw bunny on a heavy piece of card stock (feel free to print out and trace my Peter Cottontail) 2) Cut out card … [Read more...]

                 

Spring Mantel and DIY Egg Garland

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  Spring has sprung - 5 creative bloggers and Pottery Barn sharing 30 projects all week long! I'm not putting my eggs in one basket. In fact, I'm taking them out of the basket and stringing them from my mantel. Peter Cottontail makes an appearance. You know those bunnies multiply like, well, bunnies. DIY Egg … [Read more...]

                 

Butterfly Branch Centerpiece

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December 21, 2012 marked the winter solstice. The  shortest day of the year. So I can bear the cold months ahead knowing every day gets a little bit lighter, brighter, longer and warmer. While I'm anxiously awaiting summer and dreaming of sitting on my vintage glider beside my butterfly bush while sipping my famous margarita, I'll … [Read more...]