Friday, March 20, 2009

Spring has Sprung!

This week I’m hooked on spring! We had some nice days here and there in the last month or so, but this week it really seems to be here to stay. And of course, today is the first official day of spring, so it seems fitting.

I’m hooked on buds on the one little tree in my yard.IMG_2415

And a forsythia wreath on my door. I had the wreath, bought the forsythia branches on sale at Michael's, pulled them apart and stuck them in.IMG_2429

Hooked on birds, especially the real ones that are twittering and tweeting now after a winter of silence.IMG_2431

Remember these beauties from Williams-Sonoma?nests

I’m hooked on my recreation of it. I mentioned before that I wasn't sure where everybody was getting their little nests, but I found this one, just the plain nest, at Walmart. The next day I saw them for less at Hobby Lobby. Moss from Walmart, twigs and fuzzy weedy thing from my yard, little blue flowers from a faux lavender plant I had.IMG_2439

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Visit Hooked on Houses to see what everybody else is hooked on today. I’m just guessing, but I bet I’m not the only one in love with spring!

21 comments:

Christy said...

You did a great job recreating the Williams Sonoma nests! Lovely post...happy spring!

tatumfam said...

Hey, what a great idea! You've definitely inspired me to attempt to bring a little spring into my home!

Maya said...

I love the wreath. It sounds so easy to make too.

modernemama said...

Hooray for spring

amariaf2000 said...

I love your created nest better than WS - especially placing it on the stand - very beautiful & springy!
~angela @ peonypatch

Raise Them Up said...

That's a beautiful wreath! Our forsythia is almost ready to pop and I love bringing it into the kitchen! Nothing says spring like that bright yellow. :)

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

Love that nest display!

Amy

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Songbirdtiff said...

Beautiful! I love your arrangements. They look so natural and just perfect for spring.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Happy Friday, Happy Spring, Happy~Happy Everything!

Suzy said...

Perfect Spring accents, love the nest. Thanks for Sharing!

Mrs. Petrie said...

Your door and wreath look awesome. I want to stencil numbers on my door, too!

Mo said...

Between the stencils and the beautiful wreath, your home certainly says "Welcome Back, Spring!"...Hope you have a wonderful, warm weekend ahead!

Lucy Marie said...

I'm so glad you found the nests you were looking for. It looks so great!

Susan Smith said...

Happy first day of spring! Of course, we're really about a month or so away here in CT!

melissa said...

Holly~I love your wreath!! I may have to copy that one for my front door. And I honestly like your nest better than WS. Fantastic! Have a great weekend~

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Your wreath is absolutely gorgeous!!!

Erin said...

Ooh, I love what you did under the cheese dome! It looks like a pricey item from a boutique store. Great job!

Things That Inspire said...

I love the nests. I always buy tulips in the spring as they really get me in the mood of the season!

Shannon said...

Oh, I love how you recreated the WS nest! I think yours are much better! So cute! I also love that wreath. Beautiful!

Phillips Phamily Mama said...

Gorgeous! Love what you did to your wreath...my wheels are turning!

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