So up came the favorites. I realized the pressure was off to put up everything I had when I remembered that I had given a good deal to Goodwill last spring. It made the choices easier!
One of the things I regret before the "staying in" was not buying fresh flowers (which, of course, would be dead by now!). Still, I'm glad I have my "permanent botanicals," as my friends at Southern Exposure call them! These tulips are quite real.
This is one of my Vintage by Crystal favorites. Two more are coming soon! I have hardly shopped since the book buy in Canada and I figured I deserved it!
The top of the china cabinet always needs some pretty! Some of my favorites are here -- a swag my cousin gave me several years ago, some bird's nests...
...the sweetest bunny bank a friend sent me (it's filling with my spare change but no deposits of late. alas!)
This nest had the perfect message for our times. Peace, Hope, Joy. Especially hope.
The tiny peat pot was one of a series from my crafting times a couple of years ago.
This bunny was new last year. I can't resist a bunny!
The mantel of the family room is pretty routine.
I'm so glad I have a boatload of bunnies in the basement! The apple blossom swag on the left was a Southern Exposure project a few years ago. I may move it elsewhere but for now, it works.
The lantern was a Southern Exposure project long ago that has been done over and over. It just seemed right to have a bird's nest nearby.
On the heart, a mama bunny and her baby have found their own little carrot patch!
My cheery bunny found a new home in the family room this year. The basket next to it was a rainy-day project a few years ago. I just hot-glued faux carrots to a basket and filled it with a bunny to peek out.
Like I said, I love the bunnies.
I'm also a sucker for wreaths. This one has a few of my felties.
And there was a little forsythia left over, so I tucked it into the former Christmas wreath. I love the rustic look.
Atop another cabinet, a bit more forsythia. These were art fair purchases decades ago. I love their simplicity.
Above the desk, a birdhouse back in the birdhouse-making days, flanked by two bunnies!
Let's take a look in the hutch. Peter Rabbit is waiting!
And more nests. Long after the bunnies are gone, the nests will remain somewhere!
Finally, this week's centerpiece. Who knows? Maybe it will be there all the season! I love my Pendelfin rabbits, which I started collecting when I was a kid.
I haven't brought out their "house" yet, because I'm running a little tight on room. (I still haven't done the Easter egg trees either, and I'm beginning to wonder if they'll make an appearance.
Well, I still have a couple of weeks!
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