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Thanks so much for stopping by! I believe that everyone can have a beautiful home without spending a fortune! One of my favorite things to do is find creative ways to re-purpose things I already have on hand, or have picked up at yard sales and thrift stores. Join me as I share with you some of my favorite ideas for crafting and decorating, as well as travel adventures, and fun things that I pick up on my treasure hunts! Much of my work is influenced by my love all things French, nature, and of course shabby chic! I have gotten so many creative ideas from you very talented bloggers out there, and I hope that I can be an inspiration to you as well!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Spring Themed Tiered Pedestal Bowl

Bon Jour Mon Amis!
While we may still be in the midst of a very long, cold, snowy winter, today I had thoughts of Spring!  Yes, Spring!  I wanted to share with you the display that I did in the 3 tiered wooden vintage pedestal bowl that I found last week.
 I originally planned on using this beauty in my craft room, and she eventually will make her way there.  But for now I am having so much fun with this display!  I decided to go with an Easter theme. I know, I know!  Valentine's Day is not even here, and I am thinking of Easter?!  Oui, oui!  If you live in a cold climate like I do, you totally understand my attempting to rush the seasons!!   Let's take a look at what I added:
 On the bottom tier I added this sweet vintage Easter postcard.  Aren't those little ducks adorable?

 I also tucked in alot of moss, both some that I collected on our trip to the Upper Peninsula last fall, as well as some from the craft store.  I was planning on adding some dried hydrangeas, but the ones I had were old and very fragile, and they made a total mess!  I actually like the way these pretty blue silk ones look!
 I tucked in little faux nests and eggs, and feathers, too!

 I've got it on our coffee table, so we will enjoy it every day.
 Here's a close up of the egg and nest cuteness!

I also added this adorable little vintage rabbit.  I think he is made of chalkware.  He's pushing a cart (I've placed an egg inside), and is just the one of the cutest bunnies ever!

 Just seeing all of these cheery colors makes me think Spring!!
A few weeks ago at the Salvation Army I found a bunch of these fun little tart tins.  I wasn't sure what I would use them for, but I quickly snatched them up!  I think they look so pretty with the votive candles in.  Notice how my vintage silver creamer reflects the glow of the candles?

 Here's a couple more shots.  I was snap happy today with the camera!

 Oh, I filled my little creamer with more moss, eggs, and hydrangeas!
 And here is what my pedestal bowl looked like before I painted it!
 One last look!
Hope you are having a great day!  Now I need to go blog hopping and see what all of you talented ladies have been up to!
Au Revoir!
I'm linking up with the following great parties:
Faded Charm White Wednesday
My Romantic Home Show and Tell Friday


Chris said...

Wow! Stunning Donna
Hugs, Chris

Karen said...

I love your very spring-like display. We need another sunny day too. The sun gives the impression of more warmth than there really is. BRRR!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, Donna,
You are the Queen of Repurposing!!! You've just been "crowned!" lol This is amazing and I love your pictures...so, so beautiful!
And the best part? We're friends and I can say I know you!!!

NanaDiana said...

What color did you paint that? Bwhahahaha...Heirloom white comes to mind! I LOVE IT! Spring has been on my mind lately too, Donna. I think it is this cold, dreary climate we live in that makes us long for Spring!

When does your hubby leave again...or is he gone already? I'll bet you get lots of projects done when he is gone. I used to get a lot more done when MyHero traveled for work. Hugs-Diana

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Super-magnificent!! you are so creative and have such a magic touch! Shine on! Very inspiring for spring energy!

Kim K. said...

I agree! How fun to think about Easter! I can't wait to start bringing out the pastels again. Your display is just delightful.

Love of the Sea said...

That came out really nice. I love it. Let me know when you are tired of it. I will take it off your hands :)

Liz said...

Isn't it amazing what a coat of paint can do!? :)
This is darling!


Ann said...

Love your bunny with the wheelbarrow! You are ready for spring!

Anonymous said...

I love the pedestal bowl. So good now it's painted. I'd not be able to stop looking at it even if it were empty. I'm sure our local gift ware stores sell things like that for mega bucks.

Lisa x

Linda said...

This is so lovely, Donna! I have had spring things on my mind, too...starting to set out some nests...

Lynn Richards said...

I knew i would like your tray when you painted it!!! Looks great!

Christine said...

I was so excited when I saw your title! I couldn't wait to see how this treasure came out. As always--I love it!! It's fantastic in white, and I love all the goodies inside.

Lisa ~Suburban Retreat~ said...

LOVE your Easter Themed vignette! I'm with you ... let's push ahead to Spring and don't look back!

Susan said...

Hi Donna,
Super job on the tiered stand transformation! The Easter theme really perks up us snowbound folks. And I love the bunny & tart tins.
Happy WW!
- Susan

Kristi said...

Beautiful! If I'd seen that wonderful bowl in one of my thrift shops I'd have snatched that up for sure!

Love what you did with it.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

That is wonderful Donna...it looks so pretty shabby white. What cute little Spring accessories. I am ready!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

I love this. Speckled eggs are my favorite! Just found your lovely blog via My Romantic Home. I'm your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back!
Have a great day!