Friday, March 5, 2010

A Little Nesting

This is the view outside my window this morning. Yes, old man winter has returned.
Fortunately before his arrival we had a few warm days which I tried to take full advantage of by bringing in a few signs of spring.
In my flower bed are two old cement urns that once belonged to my in-laws. I love to change these urns with the seasons. Recently I found two unusual wreaths at the thrift store for a dollar each. I placed them a top each urn and, luckily enough, pots from the nursery fit snug inside the center.

I like the way they resemble birds nests.
I planted pansies nestled amongst spanish moss.
And to finish out the display and give it height, I added
beautiful red branches a dear neighbor clipped for me.
Nests, pansies and branches---the perfect spring combination!

I am excited to announce
that this little blog has been
nominated for the
JDR Industry Blogger Awards!!!
I feel very humbled and honored
to be listed among a group of talented bloggers.
The winner receives $500.
Wow, I know a few projects I could finish with that kind of money!

I would truly appreciate it if you would go to jacksondesignandremodeling.com/blog/
to vote for Joys of Home.
Thank you!!!

18 comments:

Hanneke Nelson said...

Of course I'll vote for you! I am trying NOT to give in to the feelings of Spring fever that are starting to surface. Now that I live in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, it is far too soon to go there. But it's hard. We have been having such lovely sunny weather the past couple of weeks. And when I went shopping the other day, every store had their Spring stuff out. I am showing some severe restraint here. Quite proud of myself, really. Have a lovely weekend!

Ashley Bray said...

Congratulations - I am definitely voting for you. Love your blog.

Lisa said...

Congrats on the award nomination!
I love the idea of putting the twig wreaths on top of the urns so they look like nests. I may have to try that in the future.

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Congrats and what an honor . . well deserved! I'll definitely place my vote for your blog. Enjoy your weekend!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great idea, Joy! They look great and very Spring-like. Like you, we had snow showers this morning {again}, yet "they" are saying we will have 50 degrees on Sunday.

Screaming Meme said...

You deserve this award...My talented bloggy friend...:)


Stop in and enter my SIMPLE GIVEAWAY...Meme

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Feather Hen said...

Congratulations! I have been reading your blog for quite a while but have never commented before. I started my own blog this week and am really getting into it.
I just voted for you, looks like you are winning by a landslide so far. You have ALL the votes! :)

Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

Old man winter is a meanie. Congrats on your blog nomination!!

thelennoxx said...

I adore cement urns, and love the way you decorated yours. Perfect for spring =)

Treasia Stepp said...

You got my vote and a big congratulations on being nominated! woohoo

Shell in your Pocket said...

I love the nest...so cute and fun!

Congrats on your award..well deserved!

sandy toe

Grandma said...

I voted for you!! (You are winning so far!) I LOVE your urns! Those "birdnests" are the cutest.

Anji Johnston said...

Your blog inspires me everyday so yes - you have my vote!
The urns are gorgeous btw

Nikki@ Cheap Like a Birdie said...

Voted for you. Good Luck!!! You're winning so far.

Brenda said...

I VOTED for you! Good Luck!

CosmoGirl Carla said...

I cast my vote for you! Looks like as of now, you're leading in the votes, Joy. Good luck!

I just love how your urns came out. I can't believe you found those wreaths at a thrift store! They're fabulous.

Have a great weekend.
Carla

Kelley said...

I submitted my vote for JoH! Well deserved award!

~Hurricane B~ said...

I went and voted btw you are at 77%...so you are WINNING so far. Good luck.

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