Monday, March 18, 2019

Break in the Action: Springing Up the House

Well, before we continue the England posts with a move onto Bath and the Cotswolds, I wanted to take another quick break in the action to kick up some things happening now. Like spring! Well, spring on March 20 -- and who knows if it will look like it outside!


But inside I'm ready!


It started with bringing up the spring things from the basement.


And adding some real greenery!


(This poor shamrock looks pathetic now. So much for going away on vacation and overwatering a shamrock. Next time I'll know better but it was nice for awhile!)


Tulips spring it up, too!


And bunnies! This was my new Home Goods find. I couldn't resist!


What to do with a Mary Engelbreit teapot with a broken lid? A few flowers!


In another corner, a moss bunny, blooms and one of the bird houses I made long ago when on the birdhouse kick!


 And in the kitchen, my Hall China Crocus pattern is out. This is just a part of it but that shelf is only so big and has to hold some everyday things, too!


Of course, Lizzie has to check everything out!


Who? Me?


Sad Bunny is my newest feltie -- and the first with bendable parts! He now has a little friend -- I'll share her later!


So, spring will arrive in a heartbeat! At long last.


Its been awhile! (But a short winter journey is in store before we return to the England posts!)

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38 comments:

Pamela said...

Your spring decorations look very cheery!

Iris Flavia said...

Just yesterday (no kidding) I put up the "SPRING" sign, thouch I know it´s too early!
The tulips are just beautiful!! And the pot, clever and beautiful.
Bet Lizzie loves all the new decorations coming up :-)
To be honest... "Sad Bunny" is a good name, I´m curious to meet his friend!

Valerie-Jael said...

Looks great! Hugs, Valerie

Lisbeth @ The Content Reader said...

Wonderful! Love spring flowers, especially tulips. Unfortunately, we are still waiting for the spring, but one day here and there we have a little bit of spring in the air. Otherwise, mostly grey and rainy. We know it will come so it is just to wait.

Karen Ann said...


LIzzie is a pretty girl, I don't think I've "met" her! Love your Spring things.. it's refreshing, isn't it?

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Your Spring decorations are so pretty. Love your sweet Lizzie too. The tulips are beautiful. Enjoy your day, have a happy week ahead.

Miss Val's Creations said...

Such pretty spring decorations! Lizzie must be having fun exploring all the new items that have come out. Your sad bunny is adorable! With the right TLC, the shamrock can come back healthy.

La Table De Nana said...

That Homegoods bunny is the sweetest thing apart fom :9 bunny:) Very pretty and Spring-like! Enjoy!!

Joanne Huffman said...

Love the felted bunny. I know spring is coming. there is definitely pollen in the air.

Misadventures of Widowhood said...

You put me to shame. I need to get some spring inside my house! I love your Hall China and the tea pot with the lily-of-the-valley inside and all the bunnies. Heck, I love everything you do to decorate for the various seasons.

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Everything looks lovely! I especially like your sad bunny! You’ve got it down!

Susie said...

So much cuteness. I love that little bunny and the pillow bunny is adorable. It looks very pretty around your house. Stay warm. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Christine Graves said...

Lots of great spring touches! I am loving the bright pop of color on your tulips.

Mae Travels said...

Bring on spring, I say. You seem to know how to do it better than I do! Your felties have become amazing. We spent a lot of time in one area in Ireland looking for a native wild shamrock, but never saw one.

best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

Mary Rose's said...

I am DYING over the photo of "Jeanie-a Child" above the china shelf. Don't think I've seen that one before! You cutie, you!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

So pretty and festive! I bet it helps take your mind off the drab-looking outdoor landscape! We still have a good foot of snow in most places, unless it gets direct, strong sunlight. Hopefully most of it will be gone by this weekend?

Our realtor sent us some flowers to cheer us up last week after our offer wasn't accepted. It's green and white and very cheerful, so that has perked up our space a bit. Although Oscar did a number on it the first couple of days so it doesn't look quite as great!

Sami said...

Your Spring decor looks great Jeanie. Love the flower pot and the bunny pillow.
Hope Spring does come soon to your part of the country.
We've been in Autumn since the 1st of March and having unusually hot weather (35C/95F today) and similar weather until the end of the week.

bobbie said...

You "Spring it Up" very well!

William Kendall said...

All the bunny decorations are cute! Lizzie too!

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, you are making me want to put my Easter stuff out, Jeanie. I enjoyed seeing all your Spring goodies. That felted bunny is so cute. That bunny pillow from Home Goods is lovely also. I've been wanting to go there lately, but it's in the next town, so haven't been there yet to see all their Spring stuff. The yellow tulips really brighten up the home, don't they? And that picture of Lizzie trying to smell the flowers is precious. What a delightful post, Jeanie. I always love to see your home treasures. They add cozy and charm to your home. : )

~Sheri

Olka said...

I'm ready to Spring too. But I haven't finished cleaning the whole house. I think I still need to get rid of some stuff I won't use anymore

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Happy Spring to you too, Jeanie. I just love that little Sad Bunny. He looks very hopeful to me..Happy Tuesday..xxoJudy

Wandering Wren said...

Yay, I would have a spring in my step to have Spring decorations inside and Spring on it's way outside! How fabulous to have been on a birdhouse kick. Perfect for this time of year! Hey, guess what Jeanie? I'm writing this to you from the Cotswolds! It will be fun to see where you went :)
Wren x

BB said...

Lizzie is so cute sniffing the flowers.
I think the shamrock looks pretty in the bunny pot.
I haven't done any spring decorating. Not in the mood this year for some reason. Maybe it will strike soon.
Enjoy all your decorations. They are so cheerful.

Sandra said...

So much fun here. I love Home Goods! And...the pics of Lizzie:)

Shelia said...

I love seeing all of your cute little Springys! Everything looks wonderful! Happy Spring.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

krishna said...

Very lovely decorations. Its looks very fresh and very springy. Love it.

Pam Richardson said...

Jeanie, how did I miss this post? Your new feltie bunny is so cute, you really have the hang of the felting! I love all the bunnies and flowers that have brought spring to your indoors. The crocus dishware is amazing! Happy spring!

The French Hutch said...

Sorry I've been absent so I'll be visiting all week, don't want to miss anything! I wish I had spring inside and hopefully will by next week. It certainly is here outside. Love all your pretties, the crocus pattern is lovely. I see I need to get to Home Goods, love your bunny and throw. Now that spring has sprung inside hope it won't be long before you see it outside.............

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

And now, Jeanie, you have me thinking that I also need to get out the Easter decos for outside our apt entry, which is the only place I really put them. The snow folks are still there decked out in green, but with the possibility of more snow over the next few days, spring isn't quite here yet in NH.

My name is Erika. said...

Nice to see your inside views of spring. Hopefully your outside views are getting more spring like every day! Hugs-Erika

Lynne said...

Loving your felted creations . . .
i like the blended parts look . . .
Also liking that there is someone else who
has some difficulty with keeping green plants inside the house.
I try . . .
Ever try succulents . . . I am a complete failure.

Rita C at Panoply said...

I love your spring decor, Jeanie. Sad bunny is so cute. He sort of looks like he has bell's palsy or has had a stroke, but that just makes him more endearing. ♥ Happy Spring. Looks like my spring decor won't be coming out this year, or else it will be late. But we're getting closer....

Marilyn Miller said...

I love your springtime in your home. What a sweet, but not so happy bunny. I think after I finish my crochet project I will go back to some needle felting. That picture of Lizzie smelling the flower is so very sweet. What beautiful Hall China Crocus pattern, I love it. Definitely teapots with broken lids make for special vases for spring flowers.

Lowcarb team member said...

Love your Spring decorations, and those tulips look lovely, such a nice colour.

All the best Jan

carol@The Red Painted Cottage said...

Jeanie, I just love the photo of Lizzy smelling the flowers. How adorable! I've only put a few items out for spring, but I'm in an Easter blog hop next month so I'll slowly be bringing more goodies up from downstairs.

Victoria Zigler said...

Glad you were able to get some Spring inside, even if you're not seeing it outside yet.

Yes, of course, Lizzie had to inspect everything. It's her job. ;)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I can't believe how far behind I am in visiting. Being without internet for a week has truly knocked me off my feet. Your Easter and spring makeover is fabulous. I always ALWAYS love how you decorate for each of the seasons. That wreath is to die for and the bunny is great, too.

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