Saturday, February 23, 2008

Vignette Season

Two crows I see, good luck to me!

There's something about spring that makes me want to set up little scenes around the house. Not that it's quite spring just yet, but I am doing so anyway (sticking tongue out). Since I was unable to do anything from late summer through to December because of the kitchen fiasco, I am now ready to start vignetting my little heart out. I have been collecting little nests and eggs for several years now. I just adore looking at them. They are just so precious.

Raven under glass, anyone?

The kid and I ran some errands today and we found these wonderful green (dyed, I'm sure) pussy willow buds in a box. Aren't they scrumptious? See Bella eyeing them. Thus the cloche! Lord forbid I put them in a big bowl, I would find the furry little buds everywhere, don't ya know? I've always been fascinated with pussy willow. Growing up, I loved to pick them and bring them home. Just like miniature bunny tails. These are Irish bunny tails, mind you. Wouldn't they make a cute little pin of some sort. Gawd, probably from China and dyed with nuclear waste. Ew. Smack me now.

Three sisters, I count.

Yea, I know, I can be girly sometimes. Not too much, but every once in a while I find myself with really girly things. The two figurines on the right were given to me by my first boss, Fisher. He was the sweetest man in the world. He was like a second father to me. His mother was an antiques' dealer; and when she began aging and he had to clean out her house, he gave me a lot of her stuff. Well, not a lot, but a few items which I cherish with all my heart today. The "sista" on the left I found at a thrift shop. Her little face was just sweet like the rest so I had to bring her home to her family. These are kept in the guest room (otherwise known as the sick room in the winter months). Lord forbid anyone get sick this week as I have all kinds of packaging stuff all over the bed as I was getting boxes out from the One World-One Heart giveaway. (FUN!) While I was in there, I had to photograph the little lamp shade on the bedside table for you. I just love it all my "stuff."

Speaking of stuff, while the kid and I were out today, I found these cute little earrings. I call them my Riverside earrings, as my motif there is the dragonfly, as some of you may already know. Can ya tell I'm about ready to hit the road for a Riverside weekend? Actually, we're waiting until spring break (in only a couple of more weeks!) so we can spend the week there. I am dying! I was kinda sad because I was thinking I may miss out on spring break this year if the teenager was going down also. I'm still working out mom's situation. Although I do have someone to watch her in our absence, I'm still not quite comfortable with it. You know, once a mother, always a mother. I know once I do gently untie the apron strings (reversed), I will be fine. But the teenager decided that he was saving up for his trip to Europe after graduation and will be staying home. Yay. I'm relieved.










I will leave you with a picture of my precious Bella trying to catch the last of mom's balloons. She is just way too cute.






PS For all of you who use "blooger," the spellcheck is back! It's about time. I shudder at the thought of going back and looking at my misspellings in the last few weeks. Ooooof.

11 comments:

Tammy said...

I don't like blackbirds crows or ravens...hey I just thought of that song "I don't like spiders and snakes and that ain't what it takes to love me...whoooohooohoo"...sorry a Northern Exposure moment as my daughter says when I get cabin fever goofy....
Loved the sissy dollies!
Bella is a cutie patootie too *smile*

Peggy said...

I think you should just come here and do some decorating at Hidden Haven. I just seem to spend more time with the goats than I do my house

Francesca said...

thanks for your comment rosa (my best friend is called rosa!). i love that you print out each post for your sons. lovely idea.

PEA said...

Oh, how I love your vignettes! Like you I love nests, eggs & birds and have a few in my living room:-) Omigosh, pussy willows...I remember picking some and colouring them with magic marker then presenting them to my mom. Love the green ones you got, they're gorgeous! I'll have to keep an eye out when Spring arrives and pick some to put in a vase...haven't done that in simply ages. Your new earrings are perfect for you:-) I can well imagine how anxious you are to get to Riverside..wish I could join you there!!! I've really got Spring fever bad but with all the snow and cold we have, Spring seems longgggggg away. Lol at Bella trying to catch the balloons...too cute:-) xoxo

Artsy Etc. said...

How pretty. I love cloche jars. Are these new? Our styles of decorating are similar. I could move in with you. Love the plants too.

M&Co said...

Oh sooo many great posts! I'm away from blogland for a few days and you've been so busy!! :-) I love your vignettes! The nests in the cloches are sooo beautiful! I love when I see nature brought inside! Beautiful! THe pussy willows are great! I wish my husband was'nt alleric otherwise I'll fill my house with them! (I have artificial tough but not the same....) Btw. The small buds on my last post are just simple snowdrops :-) Sweet! And Hector can you imagine howbig he really is when I'm 6ft tall myself ;-))

robinbird said...

of course i adore anything that i can lie down in and chirp my heart away. birds nests are naturals for me :) what a fabulous idea! when i do these sorts of things they just turn out weird looking and i look askance and wonder "why don't my eggs and twigs look like hers?" hey i love seeing your bella playing that fab kitchen of yours. just knowing she is busy with balloons rather than eggs makes my heart heave with relief.
XOX

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I love spring! Everything's so exciting about this wonderful season!

Nice earrings and decorations!

Cheers,

Rosa

Martha said...

Love those pussywillows! I must hunt some for my home!

Jeanie said...

Loving your vignettes -- yes, I can see why you have the cloche on the pussybuds! Love Miss Bella's balloon chasing adventure! Your room looks just lovely!

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