Foyer Vignette Where “Dreams That You Dare To Dream”…..

I cannot resist the beautiful chalkboard prints of Dear Lillie

When she did a chalkboard print of one of my favorite songs….I just had to have it…

A song where you can go to a place where “troubles melt like lemon drops”

…..and “the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true”

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A place where you can “wish upon a star and wake up where the clouds are far behind you”…

Yes, I do love that song and movie…I can watch it over and over…following that “yellow brick road”

…..and I have followed that yellow brick road around my house…the road covered with pollen!

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The demijohn went back to the table to hold Spring branches and moss and twig butterflies.

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I purchased a pair of these candlesticks on clearance after Christmas…

…..I loved the “bowl effect” so that it was easy to place a topiary ball on top.

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I purchased these milk glass candlesticks at Luckett’s last year…

…..I turned one upside down, as it gave me another level of height.

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…..and speaking of Luckett’s….

I am so happy that I will be able to attend the fair this year…My hubby has a tournament nearby….

AND…I will be able to participate in the Hometalk Meetup…so looking forward to it!

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So today, I hope the “dreams that you dare to dream, really do come true”

HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY AND THANKS FOR VISITING!!

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Spring Vignette

Well, the bunnies have chased away the birds ….

…..and the bunnies have playfully settled on the table.

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You may have noticed that I relocated my chalkboard print…

…..it was on the shelf above the stove…but I had to look up to enjoy it.

So I hung it “on” the mirror!

And if you want to know where the bunnies chased the birds off to….

…..they landed on the mantel.

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Keeping the other bunnies company.

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I added my “flower pot bunnies” that I have had forever…

….along with the bunny egg cups.

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I have collected White House Easter Eggs…from past Easter Egg Rolls…

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Each year the design changes…and colors are varied…

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I love collecting “White House” memorabilia…I guess it is the “patriot” in me…

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My dad instilled in us kids, the “love of country”….I am such a “flag waver”…

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And it is such a “wonderful world/country”….

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I am hooked on Jennifer’s (Dear Lillie) chalkboard prints…

My hubby was wondering what I was doing with the command hook stuck to the mirror…

…..looking at me with that “I have two heads look”….

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But after it was hung…he and I loved it!…I pass this table many times a day….

…..and it makes me smile!

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The artful writing is just amazing….

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I bought another bird’s nest (can’t have too many)..and another pair of faux boxwood topiary rounds…

…..the larger boxwood replaced the 2 small ones I had stacked on top of each other…

……….but then I decided to place one of the bunnies on top of the candlestick tucked into a bird’s nest.

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I look for ways to embellish candlesticks other than using the typical candle…

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This bunny has special meaning….

…..I was in Atlanta years ago…I dropped off my hubby at a client’s and I drove to one of my favorite shopping places.

It had a large TJ Maxx and Bombay Outlet and Calico Corners…

…..On that day, I noticed a change in the TJ Maxx…it was “TJ Maxx and More”…

When I entered the store, my jaw dropped…it was filled with the greatest home accessories…

…..I barely got through the store and the phone rang…”I’m ready, you can pick me up now!…uugghh!!..

Now that “store” is HomeGoods!…So basically the pretty ivory bunny was my first purchase from HomeGoods!

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So here is the complete view of the Spring Vignette….

…..I am sure I will tweak it more in the next couple of weeks.

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A Spring Facelift for the Kitchen

I know we all are looking forward to Spring…

….to the milder temps and pops of color from the beautiful colors from trees and flowers.

So, if I can’t have that outside…

…..I thought I would bring it inside.

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Yellow flowers make me so happy…yellow tulips and daffodils…

…..plentiful at the stores this time of year.

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So what’s best for a Spring menu?…Spring Rolls!!

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But absolutely the “take out” kind!!

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The other side of the kitchen got a bit of a makeover too…

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The bread box that I have had forever was on top of the cabinets…

…..you would never notice it, unless you stood back 6 feet or so..

So it came down and replaced a silver tea set I had there.

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A pitcher full of silver spoons and a pitcher on clearance from Williams-Sonoma outlet keep it company.

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I added this great vintage tray that I bought at our neighborhood yard sale…for $5.00…thanks Martha!

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These faux pears were originally in a decorative glass container…….

…..these pears were purchased years ago from Pottery Barn….they found a new home on this tray.

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So let’s move to the other side of the room again…

I have this A&P vintage shopping cart at the end of the counter.

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The bottom portion is filled with magazines and vintage kitchen tools and cookie cutters…

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The upper portion originally contained the “vintage kitchen items basket”…

…..now that I moved it to the bottom portion..it left me room to place these:

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I brought up some of my vintage tablecloths from the pie safe downstairs in the media room kitchen…

I have been collecting these over the years…

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I thought I would place the happy daisy tablecloth on the top (made by Vera)…..to welcome in Spring..

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I have an entire set of these adorable “days of the week” tea towels…

…..this one seemed more appropriate for my Spring time decor…

Across from the shopping cart is a new “towel bar” that I purchased from Ikea…

…..it is actually a bar that you can hang little pots and hanging shelves from.

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The “towel bar” fit perfectly there…any larger and it would not have fit!

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Bought these beauties from my friend who collects and sells antique linens…love them! (Martha again!)..

She also is an artist…I have featured her before…she painted this apple…

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And the last thing that I added to the kitchen today was this beauty that I just received…

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From Dear Lillie…love her work and her blog…

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I love that song…”A Wonderful World”…

And it is wonderful when a friend comes by and leaves a “care package”…when you are down with a cold…

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Of homemade chicken soup and wonderful homemade cookies!…Thanks Chris..!!..she is an angel on earth!

So you see, it is a “wonderful world” !!!

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A world filled with wonderful people like you!!….

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