Friday, March 19, 2010

Spring Arrangement and Winner Announced

Today after getting much of my housework done I took some time to make a Spring Arrangement for our coffee table/chest.  It is in the family room where everyone hangs out.  I started out thinking that I would see if I could possibly make my own birds nest from things I found outside.  Well "power to our bird friends" because I gave up.  I gathered small branches and twisted and wove them into the shape of a nest.  When I got finished it didn't look to bad but had no bottom and I would have had to cut down all the bushes in my yard to do it perfectly.  :)  So basically what I had was a small branch wreath shape.

Ok, back to the drawing board we go!  I found a cut glass bowl that the wreath would fit onto.  It looked really really bare.  So outside I went once more.  I cut some hot pink branches from a bush in our yard and thought I would add these to the pathetic looking bowl.  (By the way, if anyone knows what this bush is please share with me.  I have no earthly idea.)  I added the pretty hot pink branches.  Still needed more to it. 

Next I shopped my house (that's so much fun to do) and found some hot pink Easter eggs and a pretty little ceramic birdhouse.  So I started making my centerpiece.  It turned out pretty cute I think.  Let me know what you think about it?

The chest belonged to Trucker's grandmother and has been upstairs in a bedroom for years.  I decided to use at as our coffee table and sanded it and re-stained it sometime back.  I should have taken pictures of it, but that was before my blog.  The baby doll quilt in the center was made for me by my Great Grandmother when I was about 2 years old.  That makes it around 45 years or so old.  I love it dearly. 

Yes, that's still paint on my floor from the painting of our end tables.  Someday (when I find the time) I will get that cleaned up.

I'm linking up with:

Beverly's Pink Saturday @ How Sweet The Sound 
Made It Monday's @ The Persimmon Perch
I Made The World Cuter Today @ Making The World Cuter
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
Made By You Monday's @ Skip To My Lou
Make It For Monday @ Cottage Instincts
It's So Very Creative @ It's So Very Cheri


I am so excited to announce the winner to the Grand Opening Give-a-way at T's Treasures.  This lucky winner won the Moss Rose Perfume Bottle.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...
Love the Moss Rose! I have a whole china Hutch filled with it! Unfortunately , I already have everything you have listed except for the wonderful perfume bottle! Debbie

Congratulations to Debbie!  Debbie I am fixing to email you the fantastic news.

Thank you to everyone who took part in my first give-a-way and for making my new store a big success. 


Jemsmom said...

Very pretty! I love all those branches! I have no idea what they are, but they are so pretty! If that doesn't get you in the mood for spring, I don't know what will!

Wendy said...

What a pretty spring arrangement! It is so special to use the blanket chest and quilt as a coffee table, wonderful idea :)
Hope you have a great weekend!

Rebecca said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment
I love the nest and the beautiful flowers...very pretty

Kathy said...

So pretty and creative girl!
Looks just like spring...
Hope you've got a fun weekend planned,
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

CC said...

How looks so much like spring..I love it,and I love the little quilt. What a little treasure that is. Happy Pinks..have a lovely weekend.

Self Sagacity said...

Hi there, how beautiful, and wonderful to run such fun activity. Happy PS!

Tiffanee said...

So pretty! Love it sitting on the chest. Happy pink Saturday!!

Anonymous said...

I like the branches and arrangement. I don't know what bush that is, but it sure is pretty.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous cedar chest, Tresia. And the baby sized quilt your great-grandma made is dear. Your floral arrangements are beautiful and I spy a kitty ;)

ThriftyAnnabella said...

How pretty - Congrads Debbie! - Happy late Pink Saturday!

too Blessed to Stress said...

OH i love the birdhouse! what a sweet touch. And the trunk and blanket are just precious. Love the sentimental value as well - so sweet!!!

~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"