Sunday, February 10, 2013

Thrifting and a little cheating

Hope everyone had a wonderful week-end. It was sunny here but cold... well cold to us here in the south. Sending warm wishes to those of you in the north east. I can't even imagine dealing with that much snow.
It has been a lazy week-end here but I did manage to get in a little thrifting. When I went in my favorite thrift shop the first thing to catch my eye were these glasses.

I loved the color and knew that they had to come home with me. I stopped in another little shop and  spotted these beautiful toile pillows. I already had some toile fabric and plans to make some but this was even better, they were already made! I'm sure I'll find a use for my fabric but for now it will go in my fabric stash.

Sorry about the quality of this shot but the sun was  pouring in through the windows.
Sun???     windows???         That gave me a great idea!
I have mentioned earlier how I was so ready for spring so I decided I was going to cheat a little. I was going to have spring in one room of my house now! I set about replacing winter pillows and throws with the new pillows and some shabby shams across the back of the chairs.

I removed the little snowman vignette and replaced it with a bucket of spring flowers and eggs. Yes, I said eggs. If I'm going to cheat I may as well go for some spring eggs as well. I then decided to print Spring in blue and place in a small frame just in case anyone had any doubts about the season.

I even added a few daffodills to the crystal vase. I am really trying to hurry spring along here.

The rest of the house may be dressed for winter with snowflakes and snowmen but this little room is ready for spring. I think this will be the perfect place to do my morning devotions. I can set in the sunshine, and pretend it is already spring. Maybe I should get out the sun glasses and lather on a little sun screen just to help convince myself it is spring. Do they make candles with a sun lotion scent? 

Thanks for dropping by. I would be delighted to share my little sun room with you. Y'all come back now.

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  1. That definitely looks like spring, just gorgeous. I love those blue pillows and the glass. I am your newest follower.

  2. Beautiful pictures you show :) Hanne Bente

  3. Good Morning,

    I think having spring in one room of your house is a fun idea! Your arrangement on the table is very attractive and the comfy chair looks like a cozy place to sit and read or blog. I can just imagine sinking into the pretty pillows.

    Thank you for bringing a touch of springtime to "Sunlit Sunday" this week. I hope you enjoy the other posts you're able to visit.


  4. I like the idea of changing winter to spring. I really think you found some pretty blue items. Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Blue Monday.

  5. Spring in one room is a very good idea. I like the idea of sitting in a sunbeam!

  6. What a beautiful spring room. What a great idea! I love those glasses. They are the ones my mother has in dark green but the tall ice tea ones. We still use them for family dinners! I wish I was closer to you I would definately sit you down and teach you to make a quilt. But then you would get stuck on it and never want to do anything else! Beware! Thank you so much for coming by and visiting my Blue Quilt Memory Lane post. It was fun to write. I really do miss that part of the ministry. I love teaching.
    You Blessed me today.
    Have a wonderful week,

  7. Spring is coming and you will be ready for it. Those glasses are such a pretty colour, and blue toile - so pretty.

  8. Daffodils, aren't they the signs of spring? Must have read it somewhere. Your pillows are very pretty, love them!

  9. I love toile! And that beautiful blueish green of the glasses!

  10. Those pillows and glasses are fabulous!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!!



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