I stayed up late last night doing some Easter decorating.
I did this and I did my mantel.
My goal was to use what I had on hand to do all my Easter decorating.
But I got the mantel all done and it just needed a new rabbit.
None of what I had would do.
So I won't show it till I go buy a new rabbit.
But I'm sharing my pretty spring flowers.
That watering can is special to me.
My Dad brought it to my house one day and said,
"Here, I thought you'd want this."
I don't know where it came from but he knew that I would want it.
That is just one of the things I loved about my Dad...he knew what I liked.
One time he made me earrings and a ring out of old typewriter keys and
surprised me with them.
This whole thing is all about using what you have.
I bought that nest at Christmas on clearance and it had snow on it...I painted the snow green and
painted the eggs blue and added a little spanish moss.
Now it's a spring nest.
I love robin's egg blue...don't you?
After I put this together last night...I decided it needed some height.
I brought a small tree limb from the yard and hot glued some silk flowers to it.
Forsythia stems would have been lovely in this...but that would have required financial output.
And I was not going to do that.
I just finished painting the frame on this chalkboard.
I was very excited to find this chalkboard at a big price reduction after Christmas at Pier 1.
It was way cheaper than what it would have cost me in materials to make one.
So I painted the frame and then the other night I went to write on it with chalk
and chalk will not write on it!
It's very smooth and shiny. I think you are suppose to use something else on it.
Anyone have any ideas?
I may end up repainting the board in chalk paint that I have here.
So much for just needing to paint the frame and it being done.
I've been listening to my Songbird's of Spring CD this afternoon.
(I'm really hip)