3.10.2013

Rabbit Tour

Do you love the scent of hyacinths as much as I do?  As I pass through the family room, I catch a whiff of that heavenly smell. No candles needed to perfume the air when you have this sign of Spring sitting in a pretty bowl. 


Last week, undaunted by a late  pretty winter snowfall, (until it knocked out our power than it wasn't pretty anymore)   :)  I decorated the front porch for Spring.  This week, I wanted to share with you some new beginnings inside our home. 


Each year I show this piece, but I can't help it.  He is one of my favorites.  He's very large and sits in front of an antique pansy painting.......very Spring like.

this sweet vignette sits beside the big bunny


Jelly bean???  I love them!  In the fancy jelly beans, buttered popcorn is my favorite.  In the regular ones, the black ones are my favorite.  Not very Easter like is it?  :)

When my boys were little guys, I grew real grass in their Easter baskets.  Many years have passed since I have done this and decided to do it as a centerpiece for our Easter table this year.  If you want to try it, I think you still have plenty of time.  I got this 2 foot tall papier mache rabbit at a yard sale and he had the basket on his back.....a perfect container for growing the grass.  Line your basket with a plastic bag, fill with potting soil and top off thickly with some grass seed.  Keep it moist but not wet wet, cover with saran wrap until the seeds germinate, and give it some sunshine.  My grass came up within two days.  Then remove the plastic wrap and keep it moist.  Mine has gotten so long, I will have to give it a trim before Easter.



Back out on the porch, I decided I wanted a sign of some sort for a vignette.  Bobby G. painted this for me this week, using an antique penny postcard as his inspiration.  I adore it!  I used an antique simple frame to crudely house in it.


A snowstorm on Wednesday and temperatures in the low 70's today.  Ya gotta love it!  I took advantage of the teaser warm weather to work outside and started on another Spring project.  As soon as the first leafy green buds show on the ol' dogwood tree, I'll show you what I did.   :)    (teaser)

Have a glorious week! and I'll see you next time.  xoxo
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23 comments :

NanaDiana said...

Looks like you are ready fo Easter. Bobby G did a GREAT job on that sign. I just love it. Everything looks great-xo Diana

Pam said...

The bunny with the basket of grass is adorable. I never thought to grow my own grass. Great idea.

Holly Browning said...

This weather is crazy! My kids were in shorts today but last week was snow! Whoa! Your bunnies are darling!

Sarah said...

You are on top of things. I love the bunny you found at the garage sale. The real grass is a nice touch. I want to try my hand at this. Thanks for the tips.

Maureen said...

I wonder if I had any grass seed left over from last year? Then again, I'm pretty sure Maeve would eat it as fast as it came up. I love all your Easter decorations!

Jen said...

Your Easter treasures are just wonderful ..... and the painting is just perfection! I love it!! Decorating over the weekend really put me in a springy mood! The weather was fabulous which really put me into full-blown spring fever!

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Lynn,
Our weather here is crazy too. Snow last week and now rain for two days. My sump pump has not stopped working! The rain is melting all the snow. I see grass out the window Wooo Hooo hope Spring may be on the way. I love all your Easter and Spring decor. I really love the basket with real grass so cute.
Kris

SueAnn Lommler said...

Everything looks so beautiful
Hugs
SueAnn

Olive said...

The grass in the bunnies basket is awfully pretty. All your Easter touches are lovely. If I were not literally breaking my back hand cutting monkey grass with scissors I would grow some grass too. This is my heavy gardening time. xo, olive

Hartwood Roses said...

Love the Easter stuff! Enjoying the warm weather right along with you ... heading to Hollywood Cemetery today to (hopefully) finish evaluating the roses for our volunteer work day on 3/23 ... wish me luck!

Anne said...

Cute,Cute,Cute Lynn! What a great idea to use real grass!LOVE those sweet bird houses!I am ready for spring the snow is melting!

thistlewoodfarm said...

Hello sweet friend! Happy Easter to you! Temperatures in the low 70's? You are so lucky!

blessings,
karianne

Alycia Nichols said...

Hey there, sweet Lynn! Bobby did a great job on that painting!!! I like that watercolor look so much, and I would love to have paintings like that throughout our guest bedroom and bath!

There is no other smell in the world that rivals that of hyacinth in my book! It is a sure sign that Spring is just a breath away, and it just puts an extra little shimmy in my step when I smell it!

LOVE the scale the jelly beans are on! I'm a big fan of black jelly beans! The black is my favorite, followed by the white. The pink ones make my face pucker up like I've eaten grapefruit! :-)

Sandi McBride said...

What a wonderful post....been away too long, so glad to be back...love the bunny parade to bits..I do love a rabbit!
hugs
Sandi

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

I let my rabbits out of the hat yesterday...hoping they will hurry spring along here!

Loving yours!

Shirley said...

Love ALL your bunnies and of course I love real grass..My grass is growing great..soon to use it in an arragement. I love spring..and Old Man Winter better take a hike..we had 2' of snow last week...yup..2 feet...not fun, but we never lost power..Thank you mr.light bulb..LOL! Bring on the sunshine..we need it!

Boxwood Cottage said...

Lynn I see that you love rabbits as much as me, especially white ones :)
Thank you for visiting today and yes happy soon to be Spring back to you!
Carola

Beverly said...

Just look what your Bobby created. Love it!

Lynn, everything looks so pretty. The grass baskets are a wonderful idea. And, I adore hyacinths.

chateau chic said...

Lynn, Your home always looks so charming and delightful. Loving your signs of spring, especially your jelly bean jar.
Mary Alice

Ann said...

Bobby's sign is eggs-tra-special!! Thats a fantastic bunny find from the sale--so perfect.
Ann

Regina said...

How pretty!

Happy new week Lynn.

xo

Regina

Chubskulit Rose said...

Everything is lovely.

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Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Lynn, Your Easter decor is adorable! I love your new painting the bunny is so cute. I hope you and Bobby G have a blessed Easter.
Hugs,
Sherry

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