Saturday, February 21, 2009

"Egg"-actly what I love

As I shared in the last post, my Birthday was truly wonderful. I am so blessed to have family and friends who have taken the time to really get to know me as a person and know exactly what warms my heart. It sincerely is a special feeling. I wanted to share today some of the gifts that were bestowed to me in celebration of my Birthday. Do remember that sweet little nest that my friend Heidi purchased for me at Roxanne's? Well here is what I did with it.
The apothecary jar was a gift from the family for whom I babysit. I have always wanted one but never actually went ahead and treated myself. I think I may have squealed with delight as I opened the package. With a little shredded vintage sheet music in the bottom of the jar, it made a perfect home for my little nest. I added this happy little bird and some blue eggs to finish off the display. I am so happy with the result. Then as if all my friends got together and discussed a theme this year, my wonderful friend Michele made me this sweet little bottle.
Tucked down inside the gift bag, Michele also added this lovely candy mold.
As I opened the next gift it was very apparent that my friends do know what makes me smile. My friend, Joyce surprised me with this delightful little nest which looks so perfect on my mantle.
And this little vintage creamer that I filled with more cheery eggs. I just love it's soft color.
Last night as I was thinking about this post and listening to the weatherman inform me of yet another round of snow that was headed my way, I decided it was time to display all of these wonderful gifts and to bring out the rest of my Spring decorations. I started with the mantle.....
I added a bit of netting across the mantle to soften the look.
The little girls in the picture frame are my Mom and my Aunt holding their Easter baskets. After the mantle was complete I added a few more Spring decorations to my kitchen.
When I was at a local flea market last Summer I picked up the fun vintage egg box. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it but I just had to have it. I am so glad I did because here is the result.......

Now you can see why I received "Egg"-actly what I love and why I am so "Egg"-cited for the arrival of Spring!!!
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