There's not much Spring going on outside my windows so I have forced myself to try and bring some inside. I actually just took the winter décor off of my front porch. The calendar says Spring but I can't say that "Spring is in the air" yet.
We are living in a sea of brown, bare and dirty. Whatever is green has been all winter. No new green anywhere yet. The beginning of Spring is not so pretty in Upstate NY.
My new black patent rain boots are waiting patiently by the side porch door, ready to get dirty in the garden.
I should have had them on when I went scouting for thistles to fill a basket. I got the thistles on the side of the road, along with a few thorns in my fingers and one foot ankle deep in the swampy brush.
My Spring/Easter decorating includes vintage, of course, and lots of bunnies that hibernate all winter in the many cupboards around my home. When they come out to play, they hang out mostly in the parlor (the cranberry/pink room) and my dining room.
This White Rabbit is reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland, a story that I have always loved. My husband bought him for me years ago and Mr. Rabbit was just recently found hiding in the dining room closet.
I changed my mantel for Spring, moving all but one of the pictures of my family to another cupboard top and added some vintage books and architectural pieces, including the paned window I found at a yard sale last summer for $5. The crown candleholder is from Antique Farmhouse.
Of course the mantel had to include a bunny.....my pink mercury glass bunny, a thrift store find.
My bunny banner is from an Etsy seller a few years ago.
The bunnies are hand cut out of thin wood and arrive separate from the string. You string them yourself and hang them however you want to.
This pretty Granny Square lap throw is a recent thrift store find. The colors just say Spring. It is available here.
The first picture is of my dining room centerpiece. It is hand made out of a crystal pedestal and a square metal pan. I filled it with a nest from my yard, eggs I painted aqua, my small lantern and more bunnies including a vintage flocked bunny and a metal chocolate mold. This is a closer look.
and the back.....
The sun is out today and our temps are supposed to rise to around 50 by the end of the week and weekend.
Yup, we are still wearing winter coats and scarves and warm boots.
I have Spring in my heart though!
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