Monday, March 9, 2009

Bring On Spring

I'm still trying to bring on Spring, despite the fact that there is snow falling outside.
I decorated my foyer table with a vintage floral print, flanked by two huge urns topped with grass balls. The theme was there, but it looked a little BLAH! It needed a little freshening up.
I went outside and clipped a few branches and spray painted them a pretty cream. (I'm sure you've done this trick too. It's such an easy and inexpensive way of bringing in nature.) Then I took it one step further, thanks to my faithful glue gun and a garland of pearls. I simply clipped off the pearls and glued them onto the branches to simulate buds.I added a few more layers in the tablescape by adding bright green ribbon to the urns, a small little faux floral arrangement to compliment the floral print, and a sweet little bird that I found last week at the dollar store.
Now it looks like a fresh Spring scene.

26 comments:

Sandy Toes said...

OH..so pretty...I am so ready for spring too...you would be proud...go to my blog and look at my watering can! I seriously...thought of you when I was doing it!
sandy toe

K. Tacher said...

Those look great! Did that take a lot of time?!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I think either one looks good to me!

Heather said...

I bet the dollar store loves you!! Cute branches...I would have never thought of the pearls!! We have 1.5inches of new snow up here in northern Utah...burrr!! I thought it was spring!!

Marilyn said...

How creative! Love the pearl idea. How in the world do you think up such nifty things? Just talented I guess.

Susan S. said...

Ohh...pretty branches! And I like the pearl drops on them. Very Springy!

Leigh of said...

I love those tree branches! Well done!

Valarie Lea said...

The branches are such an awesome idea!

Deb said...

What a fun idea. I need to cut some branches off my tree before it starts blooming and do something fun like that. You are too creative!

Brenda said...

I never even thought of spray painting branches! And the pearls are just the crowning touch!

Aubrey said...

Pearls! Brilliant!

Something Marvellous said...

That looks wonderful! You are so creative - I love your blog. This is my first time here...it is so peaceful and a pleasure to read.

Kimm at Reinvented said...

What a great idea to add the pearls. You're so clever!

tardevil said...

Nice!

Songbirdtiff said...

Hi there! I just came over from Kari and Kijsa. I'm loving your blog. I just added myself as a follower. :)

Hattie said...

Hi!
This is my first time here at your blog. Just love what you did today. Can I be a copy cat and try that arrangement?
Hattie in TN

Mimi Sue said...

Can you believe another full day of snow? Anyway that's what happened here today. Your foyer looks lovely and springy. Can't wait for the real thing. Mimi

Meredith said...

How do you do it every time Joy???

tam said...

Oh Love that idea-what a great look! Very nice! Hope you are having a terrific week~Tam!:D

Lazy Mom Leslie said...

You are such a creative person! I love your ideas, maybe one of these days I'll recreate one here in my own home. Thanks for all the inspiration!

Calise said...

Hi! I'm new to your blog. I absolutely love this idea! So sparkly! ;)

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Joy, you are so creative! How incredibly pretty.

tabitha said...

What a great idea. That could work with a winter scene, too. You're very creative!

Our Complete Family said...

Oooh la la! So very pretty! I love the little cardinal touch. Being only 15 minutes from St Louis I am loving all things Cardinals!!!
Happy day wishes hun~ Les

cindy said...

Very pretty, I love the way you wrap up small gifts too. You are so clever!! Hugs, ~cindy s~

martha said...

You are so good at taking the simple and making it special. When you're in a "fiddling mood", make a base of moss (in the neck of your urns) for your sticks, and drop a pearl or two on the moss. I think the textures would look great together.

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