Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Spring Thyme at Nestled Inn

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Okay, this post should be named, "Design on a Dime."

I'm such a cheepskate when it comes to me!

I took every single Joanne's coupon with me, and marched into the Daffodil Days sale at Joanne's Fabrics, with my Spring mantel in mind.

TaDA! Here she is! I spent 20.00!

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I used my 50% off coupon on these topiaries, and the clay pots were on sale. I just printed out some wording onto plain paper, and tore them out. Tea stained them up, and viola! I planned to white wash the terra cotta, but I thought they were fine the way they were. They contrast the white wall behind them.
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More clay pots, with inexpensive houses. I drilled holes into the bottoms, and stuck them into the pots too. I need to paint them, but don't know what color yet. Any suggestions?

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Here's my woodbox, all dolled up. I have my grandfather's carved birdie in front, and some naturals in back. Jean, from Bluejeanprimitives sent me this cute wax basket with flax and eggs. Sharon from Homespunheartprimitives
made it.

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This time of day, the sun shoots through the back of the house, and illuminates the rose window...I love it.

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Yooo Hoooooo...Frankieeeee

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Since I moved my sweet dollie from the woodbox, I had to find a place to put her. And since I moved my crock filled with lavender to the mantel, she had a place that suited her just fine.

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I took one of my husband's birthday cards and tacked it to the beam here. The picture looks almost identical to my little dog, and so I put this here for her. Frank is more amused with it than she is.

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And the moral of this story is: "It's never too late to live happily ever after."
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Happy Day!