Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Fluffing for Spring!

One of my favorite bloggers, Rhoda, from Southern Hospitality, is hosting a linky party today. The theme? It's a Spring Fluffing Party! Woohoo! I'm so ready for Spring! And I love linky parties. It's so much fun to see what everyone has done. I always get tons of ideas!

The mission? To find a few areas in our homes and "fluff" them for Spring. Here's what I did.

This is the dining room. I clipped some branches off of my Bradford Pears in the back yard and stuck them in a vase. They are pretty just by themselves.

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Or with Easter egg ornaments.

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Some Gerbs I found at Dollar Tree. (I think the child proof edge around the hearth adds a nice touch, don't you?)

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My SLAH Astoria Canisters

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My entry table.

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End table. I'm working on repainting the bird that came with this (got it at a garage sale.). I'll put it in or next to the cage when it's done.

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Thoughts? Suggestions?

I can't wait to see everyone else's!!! Be sure to visit Rhoda's blog for all the links.

29 comments:

Shelly said...

I LOVE the eggs in the canisters! Beautiful! I am jealous that your decorated branch is blooming--mine barely had buds! Nice work!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hey this is adorable. Love your centerpiece. And those eggs in the canisters...how cute is that? I love it. Everything looks wonderful. Great job.
Debbie

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Amanda, everything looks beautiful! And thanks for the idea. I have 2 bradford pears in my front yard, and I'm gonna do the same thing. Those branches look great as a centerpeice. BTW, where did you find all those fabulous speckled eggs? Please do tell!

janet said...

Lucky you to have blooming branches, looks lovely and i absolutely adore the eggs in the cannister, another brilliant idea
thanks for sharing
hugs
janet

Mary said...

Love the blooming branches with egg decorations. I always did that for my kids when they were little -- the Easter bunny brought it along with their baskets. ;)

Terry said...

I love what you've done! Where did you get those canisters? Everything is cute and very springy!

kathi said...

Your little bird cage! I want one just like it! Love the centerpiece too - so simple and so pretty!

Lucy Marie said...

This all looks so cute. I particularly love the Easter eggs hanging from the branches and in the canisters. You are so creative. I am also wondering where you found those eggs?

And about the recipe, yes I made it up. I just basically thought about what spices I thought would taste good on breaded chicken and of course, added cheese. My hubby and I both thought that it would be a great way to make chicken for chicken parm because it had an Italian taste to it.

The Charm House said...

Suggestions~ Yes come and help me!!! Beautiful, You did an awesome job! I love your wonderful centerpiece!
Hugs,
Yvette

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Amanda, I just love your pear branches brought in, now that's a simple thing to think about, but so pretty! Thanks for joining the party, I'm enjoying getting to know you!

Amanda said...

Thanks everyone! The speckled eggs are from good ole Hobby Lobby. They came in a bag of mixed sizes for $4.99 and of course, I got them when they were 40% off, so I paid less than that. The canisters are Southern Living at HOME. My best friend sells it, so I have like every piece!

Lou Cinda said...

Amanda, this looks so pretty! I love the canisters! It all looks so Springy!!

Lou Cinda :)

Chari said...

Hi Amanda...

Happy Spring Fluffing! Your home looks beautiful all decked out in its Spring finery!!! I love your dining room table arrangement...what a grand idea to use stems from your pear tree...the little white blossoms are gorgeous and I love the pretty pastel eggs hanging from the branches...what a grand idea!!! Love your glass canisters with the pretty eggs...ahhhh! You've done a marvelous job at fluffing for Spring!!!

Have a wonderful Wednesday, my friend!
Chari

queenbee said...

I LOVE all of those speckeled eggs. I wish we had a Hobby Lobby!!!

Stacey said...

Hi Amanda. Thanks for coming to visit me. I love the whole premise of your blog!! Aren't we all imperfect and just trying our best?

Your spring fluffing is perfect. Your deep blue walls are awesome!

Mrs. G said...

What a great Egg Tree. All of your eggs are so springy.

the pleasures of homemaking said...

The the Bradford Pear branches in the vase! Mine are almost all leafed out! Everything looks wonderful!

Manuela

Kim Chalfant said...

Love all the springness you have going on.

Frugal Jen said...

Very cute! I love the egg canisters!!

foxxy said...

I love the canisters with the eggs. So clever. I also love your nest and birdcage. Lovely!

Pixeltrash said...

Meeee toooo! Love those canisters. I'm going to be on the lookout for something like it. So pretty!

Happy Spring!

Amanda @ Morning Glory Cottage said...

Love the post. I love your canisters with the eggs. Your dining room is great!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Beautiful! You go girl, those are some great springy "fluffs." I LOVE the cannisters.

Jenny said...

Very nice! I love your canisters.

Shannon said...

funny... I follow her blog too! Cute fluffing!

Bo said...

You came up with several great spring fluffing ideas! Very pretty! ;-) Bo

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

The eggs in the canisters...be still my heart! So cute! I'm definatly inspired. Thanks!

Bonita said...

I love the title of your blog because I can so relate! All of your decorations are so pretty, but those vibrant flowers on the fireplace really make me smile. Great job and I find it hard to believe that you have any domestic disasters.

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Beautiful, I have a flower pot just like your bird. You have a great eye. I will return. thanks