Saturday, March 30, 2013
Decorating for Spring
I'm not fully happy with my Spring decor - every year around this time, I get either busy or sick or embroiled in some other distraction that keeps me from making or collecting the elements I see in my head (and look around the Internet - so MANY beautiful, natural ideas!). This will do for this year, though. Mainly, I want to lose the plastic eggs - a couple on the tree are homemade blown eggs, and eventually I'd like all of them to be something I made or was given.
The hat she wears was taped to my daughter's head when she was first brought to me from the nursery after she was born - it was right around Mother's Day that year.
So, embodied in this little dolly are three generations of women in my family, and that seems very appropriate for this season of new life and growth.
The tree sits on a repurposed entertainment center, so there is room at the base for a few more seasonal items.
Mostly, what I've got going here are some blown eggs (some are my own beginner attempts at pysanky style decorating, some are really good quality pysanky or painted blown eggs), perched in flower pots, on stands or - and finally, a practical ue for them! - on stitched biscornu pillows.
As spring progresses, the eggs will eventually be put away to be replaced by winged things, birds and butterflies and perhaps a few fairies.
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