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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Spring Centerpiece

 Spring is in the air. We have been very fortunate here in  The Northern Californian Valley. It's felt much like spring since January. It rained last week and we rejoiced. I have a fire going this morning, but it is mostly symbolic as I know soon....it will be too hot.

 For spring, I add moss and twigs to my large vase and topped it off with yellow and brown eggs. I found this wonderful kit at simply add to an existing vase at Target. $4.99. It came with plenty of eggs. It was the last vase kit available.
 I found my cute moss birds at my local Belair market. They were marked down to $5 and $3.50. I find so many goodies there. Remember my heart shaped jeely beans were from Belair as well.
 I found my stash of Tussie Mussies.....none of which sold at my one and only vendor show. I had spring, Christmas, and Halloween Cones. I was asking $2. They are made from Hymnal Sheet music from 1938.
 As a last minute idea I added my Pfaltzgraff, Naturewood sculpted basket. I love this find from Goodwill. It was $3.99. It's too modern to sell on Esty. This happens to me all the all time....oh, what to do. I am obligated to keep it. Wink wink.
 I added Rosemary to my basket. It's fragrant and pretty wit it's lavender flowers.
 I think I prefer the basket as a centerpiece, funny how after thoughts can become your favorites.

It has been windy so it feels colder than it actually is. This weekend I am staying in and just dreaming of the gardening projects to come.
 I am looking forward to all the fresh flowers, the fresh cherry tomatoes and moments spent outside watching the children play.


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50 comments:

  1. Beautiful centerpiece. I don't blame you for keeping that cute basket. I love your target vase. I have not started thinking about spring as far as decorating. I will probably start in March sometime.

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    1. Thanks, Susan!! Hey...March starts next week! :) Goes by quickly!! Thanks for stopping by!! Have a great weekend!
      Karen

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  2. What a great looking centerpiece. That Pfaltzgraff basket is great- I have some of their old pieces that I really love, too. It is too early for Spring here yet- we don't really warm up until May so I envy you your weather- xo Diana

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    1. Thanks, Diana!! I finally got the kids to bed and I am reading my comments, etc. SO SO glad I read this. I spelled Pflatzgraff wrong. I am always doing things like that. Geez. I used to go the outlet store when we lived in Vacaville. I loved it. I wonder if it's still there? I'll have to go see! :) After living in a very rainy gray part of France for all those years, I will never take the weather for grant here in California. I know we are lucky and I appreciate every day. My first year back when the kids were babies, I remember wearing sandals an swimming in March. I was on cloud nine. However, it will be too warm already by May :) Hope you are having a great weekend!!

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  3. This is so pretty, Karen! I can tell you have spring on your mind. I can't wait to see your garden!

    Stay warm and have a great Saturday!

    XO,
    Jane

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    1. Thanks, Jane! It's just a small suburban backyard, but I enjoy puttering around out there. Hope you're having a great weekend...I keep thinking about your 14 degree day! Burr!! Keep warm!
      Karen

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  4. Lovely tablescape. I love anything with birds and moss. Harkens the beginning of spring for sure.

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    1. Thanks, Maggie! I feel the same way, so I was happy to find moss colored birds!!! It's a two in one deal! Hope you have a great week!!
      Karen

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  5. Oh I love your little moss birds! What a find, wish I had a good shop like that around here. Great Spring pieces.

    Hugs
    Caroline

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    1. Caroline....Belair is a my grocery store! LOL can you believe it? I love to rummage through their sale area. In fact, I just lite two big three wicked candles I bought there too, for $2.50...they were tucked away in my drawer. Hope you are having a great week!
      Karen

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  6. Karen, I like your basket filled with the rosemary and that sweet little birdie sitting on the edge. Your centerpiece definitely says springtime. Like where you are, it feels like springtime here. Enjoy the weekend.

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    1. Thank you, Sarah! You are so nice! I appreciate your visits. I am very happy to live in a area where we have a short winter. The sunshine makes me happy! Hope you are having a great week!
      Karen

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  7. Love what you have done with this - it is beautiful!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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    1. Thank you, Liz! I really appreciate that!
      Karen

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  8. So pretty! I love all of the green and birds. Birds are beginning to nest here. Lynda

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  9. Karen,
    Inspiration plus!! You have captured the essence of Spring with your moss, twigs and speckled eggs. I truly can't believe you were able to find that great kit at target-I can see why it was the last one! Such a shame you had to keep the basket...!! Beautiful vignette-maybe Peter Cottontail will stop by!

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  10. Karen... Can we say GORGEOUS !!! YES we can... Girl I love your blog, YOUR spirit.. Your so talented and I think you captured spring hands down. just loved it all and now I will be trying to figure how I can RE-Create some of this beauty... Hugs my sweet friend ............Sherry @ The Rusty Pearl

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  11. I really love your centerpiece and the greens are so restful! I'm about ready for some birds to fly down on my tables and counters also! Spring will come but not soon enough I'm afraid! hugs, Linda

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  12. Beautiful, my friend! I would have kept the basket too:) You have inspired me to start thinking about Spring - thank you.

    Hugs to you,
    Stephanie

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  13. I love the rosemary in the basket - beautiful!

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  14. You have decorated beautifully. You must have some special finds! I haven't been to an antique store in a long time but I'm hoping to go soon!

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  15. I love this sweet vignette you've put together. The tusie musie is darling! I love that basket and your little birds. I need to start getting my Easter decs down. Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  16. No spring around here but I am enjoying your mossy sping decor. It all is so perfect together.

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  17. No spring in the air here ....just melting snow and mud but I sure do enjoy seeing spring arrive in the warmer climate areas. Your display is just lovely! :)

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  18. I love the green theme! It makes me think of Spring.

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  19. Greetings from Ireland

    Love the spring centrepiece it is beautiful.

    I have a vase like that and I must try your idea
    as it is so effective.


    Have a good week

    x Fiona

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  20. Hi Karen Mary,
    I have enjoyed your beautiful blog. Your design is lovely with the soft yellow lemons. I'm glad you stopped by my blog and I appreciate your thoughtful comments. I, too, just became one of your followers. It will be a pleasure visiting you.
    Have a good week, my friend.
    Blessings,
    Carolynn

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  21. Your table is gorgeous. The basket is so pretty and I'm sure the rosemary smells heavenly. Love those metal buckets with the moss balls too.

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    1. Thank you, Betsy! So nice of you! I made the buckets. I have quite a few of these hand sketched birds from an old French book dated 1910. The book completely fell apart so I have used it on various projects. You do so many great things....I'd love to send you some :) If you think you could use them, email me back with your address I can get some in the mail to you!! I know you'd put them to good use. Have a great week!
      Karen

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  22. hi karen! i bet those rosemary smells good :)

    huggies♥
    rea

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  23. Hi Karen! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am so happy you did because I had never been to yours and omg! It's fabulous!!! Jane

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  24. Oh, good for you. I have ideas but haven't gotten a single spring thing done. Maybe this week. This looks lovely!
    Sherry

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  25. It's not in sight here. Just more snow!!!! Oh well, keep busy and it will be here before I know it. What a fabulous centrepiece.

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  26. Oh c'est très jolie et très MIGNON !!!! Les canard tous !!

    Votre blog aussi est très jolie !! Je suis votre nouveau membre !! Et j'espère que mon blog vous allez aimer aussi !!

    Bonne semaine!

    xxx Maria xxx

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  27. Oh this is just beautiful! I love the eggs on the moss and the galvanized buckets are fabulous. I'm going to cut some of my rosemary blooms right now to add on my kitchen table, in other words I'm being a copycat!
    Have a great week.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  28. I love all the Hauser Green touches in your vignette...so pretty. Your sheet music tussie mussies gave me a thought. Have you been to the Hurst Castle in San Simeon. One of the suites has amazing lampshades made of ancient parchment sheet music. They are spectacular. I wonder if your sheet music tussie mussies might be a hit in their gift shop. Also, I wonder if you might use your sheet music and do some darling lamp shades. Always brainstorming. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

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  29. I love your little tussie mussies and cannot believe you didn't sell out! I have grown to love birds...never used to! Funny how our interests change over time.
    Linda

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  30. Can't believe those cute little Tussoe Mussies didn't sel. They are darling! Your centerpiece looks great.

    Judy

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  31. What a lovely colorful blog! I'm really glad to discover it!Great atmosphere, enjoyed it so much!
    Olympia

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  32. THank you for commenting on my blog and I am so glad it has led me to yours. I shall be back to read more!
    M x

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  33. Thanks so much for always stopping by and having such nice things to say!!

    I love your Spring vignette and I adore your tussie mussies. I make my own version of them using thread cones form a local silk mill. I usually do well with selling them at the 2 local craft Fairs that I do during the year...

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  34. Your trussie mussies are very nice and I like your ceramic basket. Your tabletop vignette looks wonderful!

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  35. I love it all, Karen. We are so lucky to live where we do. Here in Florida, I was off to Key Largo this weekend wearing a straw hat and sandals.
    I've been decorating for spring too. Brought out birdies similar to yours (mine are white) and placed a nest with eggs on a cake stand covered with a glass cloche. I love the idea of tucking in the rosemary to your centerpiece. I must try that out. We buy huge rosemary sprigs at our local farmer's market which would be perfect for this.
    Love visiting with you today.
    XOXO's

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  36. Very lovely, I am feeling inspired to get out my spring decor. I too am starting to long for summer gardens and warm breezes!

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  37. Such a cute display! My sister and I are both partial to birds so that is definitely something that we would have put together ourselves! Enjoy your lovely weather. Spring can't get here fast enough for me.

    Erica

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  38. Hi Karen! Your spring Centerpiece is very beautiful,the birds are very nice !!
    Hugs,
    Roberta

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  39. I am amazed that those charming sheet music tussie mussie didn't sell? Especially at that price! I would have bought them all! :)

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  40. Your centerpiece is just perfect, I love all the pops of green it is a beautiful shade. Thanks for sharing at the Cabin!

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  41. Everything is just lovely! I would have bought up all of those adorable sheet music cones! so glad I stumbled on your blog from Sunny Simple Sunday

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  42. Karen,
    Don't you just love this Northern California weather? It was 70 degrees in my car today when I was driving home! I love this cute little pot with the bird. Your centerpiece looks so nice, and it sounds like you are getting ready for spring. Happy Wednesday.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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