WOW! Where does the time go? I've been MIA for 2 weeks...how did this happen? Been taking care of business, it is true, but I sure never intended to miss out on this much out in Blogland. Do know that I've been popping in and visiting a little, even if I haven't commented, but for the most part, I'm trying to stay focused on the daunting tasks at my house...organizing, purging (ruthless, I tell ya), planning, and trying to get out of a storage area that we have been paying for for way too long. I know you all have been there as I have followed your blogs, but sometimes it feels like it will never end, doesn't it?! Oh well, at least I've made a bit of progress. Any WHO...here in Colorado, we are just now starting to see spring. My forsythia bush is almost bloomed out, but I got one little vase of pretties for Easter Sunday. The crabapple trees are all popped out in full force although the one in our yard is a little later to bloom. Tulips have come up, and my husband is spending hours in the yard doing clean up (a sure sign spring is here). We had a smattering of snow on Easter Sunday, but that's just how we roll in these parts.
I have to admit, I liked the way the fallen blooms looked on the mantel, so I didn't move them. This incredible little lavender sachet was made from an old linen doily or something. I got it on Etsy from a lovely seller, Bailiwick Designs.
I just listed this little cutie antique marmalade crock on my Etsy shop today. I LOVE the crackle and the color. Perfection...the next 2 photos are also things available at Elegant Farmhouse.
Since I am sadly behind in the Easter show and tell department, I have to show you some of my pretty "Easter Egg" blown eggs. I put mine in an antique white ironstone compote and they are just so serene looking.
I loved this zinc carrier so much, it almost didn't make it into the shop, but if you go back to my first paragraph about sorting, purging, downsizing...well, you get the idea. It HAD to go up for sale. But my daffodils in the old milk bottles sure looked sweet. Very Romantic Prairie Style, don't you think?
Speaking of Romantic Prairie Style, if you haven't sent me your pictures for my "Show Me Your Romantic Prairie Style" photo challenge, you still have until Saturday night, April 30th to enter. Just click here for the details. When all is said and done, one blogger will win a copy of Fifi's divine book, "Romantic Prairie Style". Plus, the 5 finalists will be the subject of one of my blog posts with lots of ooohing and aaahing to be done by all! Join in the fun-you can send new photos or ones that you have in your archives as long as they are YOUR home, garden, or studio. Let me see your interpretation of this beautiful livable way of decorating. Don't worry if you think your style is a little outside the box. If you've seen the book, you know that this style runs the gamut from French fancy to farmhouse minimalist and everything in between. The main thing is to SHOW ME YOUR STYLE and HAVE FUN!
I'm sharing this post with Kathleen's White Wednesday over at Faded Charm. Come on over and get overloaded on the dreamiest whites around.
Until next time,