Friday, April 8, 2011

Springtime


 





Yesterday the twig was brown and bare;
To-day the glint of green is there;
Tomorrow will be leaflets spare;
I know no thing so wondrous fair,
No miracle so strangely rare.
I wonder what will next be there!

~L.H. Bailey






No matter how long the winter,
Spring is soon to follow.
~ Proverb


A wooden pecking toy from when I was little!
Vintage peeps in basket



No winter lasts forever;
No spring skips its turn.

~ Hal Borland






Huge nest from Pottery Barn filled reindeer moss and white eggs from geese and emu.


All through the long winter, I dream of my garden. 
On the first day of spring, 
I dig my fingers deep into the soft earth. 
I can feel its energy, and my spirits soar.

~ Helen Hayes




Antique paper mache' bunny mold.

No details were left "behind" on this little guy.


First a howling blizzard woke us,
Then the rain came down to soak us,
And now before the eye can focus ---
Crocus.

~Lilja Rogers



That's how I know that spring is coming here
in the cold Midwest. I saw our first crocus pop out
of the brown earth. I would have taken a picture,
but my dogs seem to have trampled it on their path!

Ooops.

Happy Spring!



30 comments:

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Oh..I love all your Easter Goodies...now that I've got my dining room pulled back together, I can get out my Easter stuff...that is what I'll do this weekend. You really have some pretty things. I love Easter decorations!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Cute bunnies and one great big nest.

lvroftiques said...

Love all your sweet bunnies Alison! That little furry guy with the flowers on his back stole my heart! It sure looks like spring at your house! Alas it still looks like winter at mine *sighs* So I really appreciate the spring pictures and the prose. Vanna

Martina @ Northern Nesting said...

I love all your spring touches Alison! My favorite is the one on your kitchen island!! Have a great weekend, Martina

Babs said...

Alison, Love the brown bunny with the basket on his back. He/She makes me smile... also the wooden chicken pecking toy. Too cute.

Cindy said...

Sweet bunny vignettes. Love your big nest full of eggs!

Karen said...

Love the spring decor especially the bunnies and vintage toys.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Very pretty Alison..I raised emus and there eggs are green..did you bleach these..Hope you have a Great weekend..Hugs and smiles Gloria

A Hint of Home said...

You have so many sweet bunnies! Love all your vignettes. Very pretty!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Hi Alison...thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such lovely comments. I so appreciate it. This post is darling...your bunnies are the perfect sign of spring! It is still cold and rainy here...we actually have a fire going right now. I'd love to find some unique bunnies like yours...I may have to spend some time looking around. Happy Weekend! ~Ann

The enchanted home said...

Hi and thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind comments! So glad to have found you too and now I will follow you...so jealous of your background, you live on a horsefarm! Lucky you!! I rode for many years and hope one day to ride again. Love all your charming Easter decorations...so pretty. I have been very lax around here, keep thinking "next month" we are moving but truth be told I am using it as a crutch because we are NOT moving next month!
So I guess the few flowers arrangements I have here and there need a little more....eggs, bunnies, and the sort. Thanks for the inspiration!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your bunnies are all so cute and you have created some of the prettiest vignettes. I also really love the huge nest. Such a statement piece. Beautifully done. Thanks also for your visit and I always appreciate your gracious comments. Hugs, Marty

Beverly said...

I adore your Easter collection.. how wonderful. Thanks for stopping by.. it is sweet to have memories of our Mom's everyday items sitting on display.. what wonderful memories.

Vintage Begonia said...

Thank you for visiting, and for your sweet comments. I have really enjoyed your blog, and your decorating is absolutly stunning!! I cant wait to see more. We hope to have our ETSY up and going in the next 2 weeks. Happy Sunday!
Jackie

Eco friendly homemaking said...

Your Easter things are so pretty! You have it all decorated so beautifully.

Bella said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your kind comments. It's so sweet of you to nominate me for a Stylish Blog Award, too! You're too sweet.

Sue said...

Hi Alison,
I always love stopping by "your place." You have such interesting collections. I love all of your bunnies, but my very favorite is your sweet little wooden toy from your childhood. I love it!
Happy Spring to you!
Sue

Sarah said...

Alison, it's fun to see all your bunnies. Love the basket of natural eggs. I did the same this year, but on a burlap runner with some of my bunnies. I've got bunnies hopping about now and plan to do a post this weekend. ;-) You've got some really sweet bunnies at your place! Love the vintage chicken-pecking toy. ~ Sarah

Simply Bungalow said...

Love all your sweet Easter decor. Perfect for spring!
~Heidi

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Thanks so much for linking to TTT. I think all of your Bunny vignettes are stunning. Love them. Hugs, Marty

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Hi Alison! Marty at A Stroll Thru Life said such nice things about you, I had to come over and say "HI!" : ) I love all your bunnies, since I'm a bunny nut. I especially love that first one in his gorgeous coat.

Wanda said...

Lovely bunny collection. You have a gift of design. The post inspires the best spring has to offer:) Wanda

All That Glitters said...

Look at your cute bunnies!!!!! You have the most unique ones and best ones for sure!!! They have a special look!!!
Kim from Savvvy southern style calls me Pippa! lol!!! That's for the fat rippa!!! I'm over weight now since my last baby. So sad!!!!!

mississippi artist said...

I love all of your bunnies, and I really really like the nest with the reindeer moss and eggs. So simple, but yet so elegant looking.

AntiqueChase said...

Hi Alison!
Thanks for the heads up and BE STILL MY HEART...brown transferware...

1. I follow you
2. Gonna invite my BFF (neighbor in real life..don't worry)
3. Favorite smell is JASMINE!!! yummo!!

Pick me por favor!!!!

Kathy said...

Such a beautiful blog...I am so enjoying my scale and little pig and tee-towels thank you again, just really love them!

Victoria said...

enchanting love your bunny wonderland!

yvette said...

Your Easter vignettes are all adorable! That bunny is so elegant in is royal velvet, and the paper mache bunny is just adorable with such detail. Just Lovely! yvette@twistedvines

Designs By Pinky said...

OMGoodness, I LOVE all your bunnies!!!!! I have a large collection too! BTW, I DO follow you and hope you will follow me too! I hope we all get SPRING weather soon! Right now it is raining and cold here in Pa. and my hubby and I are leaving in a few minutes for his reunion. Hope we don't get soaked!!!! XO, Pinky

Mike said...

I can't get over how big the furry rabbit is. Spring is my favorite type of the year because they are no mosquito but still great warm weather.