Finding rusty old junk is fun! Nevertheless, I have found that no matter how much "stuff" I find and collect, only God can fully satisfy my heart. Matthew 6:19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Easter Time!

Easter Greetings
He is risen!

Come in and see my Easter decorations. I hope they make you want to linger!

 Don't you just love the sun streaming through the windows at 6:00 in the evening???

It was so bright here that I had a hard time getting some good photos, but I love how airy and light the house is this time of year.  I loved decorating for Easter this week because the weather was so gorgeous and it was easy to be inspired. I also had found a lot of wonderful vintage things last summer at the flea market so it was fun finding new places for them all.
 I have so many favorite finds on the mantel this spring. I particularly love the little McCoy duck planter on the corner and the shabby old picture of tulips and spring flowers. And how sweet are those fuzzy little chickadees and ducklings?

I love antique holiday postcards

Here is one of my favorite pictures of my Grandfather giving me a wheelbarrow ride on Easter when I was four years old.  See me holding the big yellow rabbit that the Easter Bunny left for me? When I look at this picture I can remember everything about my Grandfather and childhood springtimes.

My latest prize is this large ironstone pitcher from the 1800's filled with baby's breath. I am also getting a nice collection of ironstone platters as you can see underneath. Regardless of what happens in decorating trends, I will be an ironstone collector for life!

Here are all kinds of my recent junking finds: Old books, an antique photo album, a vintage lock, skeleton keys hanging on the bicycle handlebars, a very old mason jar filled with amazing antique buttons, the milk jar filled with marbles from the 1930's, a tiny "Hotel" ironstone plate with an antique key and sweet little decoupaged eggs, an egg holder with a precious spring scene topped by a glittered glass rose easter egg. A salvaged wood rosette is propped against the photograph album.

I had this papier mache bunny in my booth but I had really wanted to bring him home, so when I found this old brass bird cage for $1 I knew immediately what to do. I painted it white and distressed it to make a cage for my "pet" Easter bunny.
vintage embroidered linen

Here is my Annalee rabbit from my first Easter. She is turning 37 with me this week!

I adore these vintage Easter toys!

I did iron that stubborn tablecloth, I promise...

I had been moving things around on the table to take pictures and forgot to fix them back but I still liked this shot of the ledge behind the table and view into the kitchen.

I reserve my green Depression glass sorbet dishes just for spring and fill them with jelly beans and vintage looking chocolate bunnies and chicks.

  I really liked this picture but I had to laugh when I noticed the $4 yard sale sticker on the French flower bucket. I have had it for well over a year and even showed it off in one of my fall posts and didn't notice it. I bet if you went around my house and looked on the bottoms of my trinkets you would find other yard sale stickers... a testament to my thriftiness!

McCoy planter

I just received these lovely pink roses from my cast of The Sound Of Music after our shows this past weekend ( I am the musical director of at a local performing arts center).

I had seen this duck head in the bottom of a junk box at the flea market last year and I thought something was really neat about it but I passed it up. When I got home I regretted it so I drove back and was glad to see it was still there. Turns out its a pretty collectible topper to a vintage Hull cookie jar. I love it! Maybe someday I will find its missing body but I am content with it displayed on a cake stand.

Here is a "chocolate" papier mache bunny that I had forgotten about, along with the little basket of faux chocolate goodies that had been packed away since last summer when I bought them at the flea market.

 I  put this lace piece under the basket, so old and wonderful with its details. It was only a quarter but I think it is priceless. If I find something like this at a sale, then I am completely content and feel that the sale was worth my time and effort.

old bunny planter

I decorated my feather tree with decoupaged eggs.  The table is one of a set of 2 from an estate sale  that I bought last year. I just got around to painting it a homemade robin's egg green/blue color this past week.  I will show you the before and after in an upcoming post. I love the pop of spring color it brings to the living room.

Aren't these lovely?

Have a blessed Easter!

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