Saturday, March 30, 2013

Decorating for Spring


For years now, I've had a 'year 'round tree' that I decorate seasonally - it's been full of snowflakes and blue glass balls during the winter months following Yule, and I was a bit late getting it switched over to Ostara/Easter/Spring - which seemed fair enough since  there was snow on the ground just a few days ago.

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.

At the top of the tree is a doll I've had for decades - she was a gift from my mother shortly after I'd first left home.

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.

I really liked the effect of eggs on stitched pillows - it gives me a good idea of where I want to go with this in the future: a collection of spring biscornus to house my little collection of blown eggs.  This is always a work in progress!

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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6 comments:

  1. It's always so wonderful to have "memory filled" items to place on a holiday tree. I love all your decorations. So sweet. Oma Linda

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  2. Thank you for sharing your post on The Creative HomeAcre Hop!
    I hope to see you back tomorrow for our next hop!
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/04/the-creative-homeacre-10.html

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  3. OOh, I like the idea of the eggs on the little pillows too! Unique and very pretty! Thanks so much for linking on Busy Monday!

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  4. Very cute, thanks for linking up with Eat. Pray. Love :)

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