Robin Flies South...

A blog about decorating and tablescaping with an emphasis on creativity and smart shopping over cash!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

It Must be Spring!

We have spring here in Florida too.  Everything is blooming like crazy right now.  My magnolia tree is filled with flowers and buds, my gardenia is in bloom, my oleanders are full of color and my palm trees have seed pods.

 I thought the inside of my home deserved a little touch of Spring too.  Since I don't have a fireplace mantel I turned again to my breakfast bar.  It's so long that I still have plenty of room left for serving and/or eating.

I put together a little vignette for Easter and after a few small changes, it should work for the next few weeks too.  Whenever you walk into the home section of Marshall's you are bombarded with a display of the upcoming season (sometimes months in advance!) and that's what I found a while back.  Most of what I'm showing here was bought there.  I added a few items from other sources including a gift from my sister Elaine.

Nothing says "spring" like...well,  a little sign that says"spring"!

My rabbit is from Tuesday Morning and even though I'm not one for having cute little things on my counter, I'm letting him hang around for while.  Rabbits aren't just for Easter anymore!

Originally I displayed an Easter plate on this stand but after the holiday I changed it to this very appropriate plate.

The robin is one of the first signs of spring and I will leave it up to you to figure out why else it's appropriate (hint...look at the name of this blog!)

The candle holders were also found at Marshall's and they have that garden look to them, a little distressed and maybe a bit of moss starting to grow.

The birdcage is from Ross and also has that weathered look.  I can think of several different ways to use it so look for it again in the future.  Even though it was very inexpensive, it still takes up storage room.  All my pieces need to earn their keep around here!

Wait a birds?  Don't worry, I have one next to my flower pot on my kitchen table!

I will be joining the following parties...
Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper
Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage
Motivate Me Monday @ Keep It Simple
Wow us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Show and Tell at mrs. himes class
What's It Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants


Aledia said...

What a lovely vignette....I love the Spring sign and the little bunny!

Have a wonderful night!

Aledia @ Plum Perfect

Judy Bigg said...

Great vignette for your counter Robin, love the sign and the rabbit. I also like the bird plate. Maybe you could use a Robin bird in your display.Thanks for sharing.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

A robin is perfect for Robin! That plate is so pretty and so is your tabletop display. Definitely keep the bunny out for awhile. He looks so happy. Happy Earth Day. Linda

Marlis said...

Beautiful countertop vignette. Love the sweet robin plate too. And the candleholders are really pretty.. xo marlis

Snap said...

I really like your breakfast bar spring vignette. Don't know what I'd without tuesday morning, ross, marshalls ... such good ideas and buys at all. Lovely blooms in your garden, too!

Linda said...

Lovely vignette and perfect for Spring. That bird cage is a great find from Ross. The Spring sign is an added bonus. Of course, I love birds, so anything with birds is wonderful. Enjoy your Sunday.

Elaine said...

Very pretty vignette for spring! The robin plate fits in well. I've never seen that bird cage around here, but I'm planning a Ross to Ross to Ross trip on Thursday!

Jo's This and That said...

Lovely! Great job! Thanks for sharing ,come follow me back !

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love it. How fun. You kitchen looks amazing from the pictures and you really do have a lot of counter space. You found some really cute things. Love the plate, so perfect and the birdcage is really a great piece, I am sure you will use it a lot of different ways. Great vignette. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

allisamazing said...

What a beautiful vignette. I love your spring!

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

Hello there! I'm visiting from Tabletop Tuesday. The vignette is very pretty. I couldn't help but notice our kitchens are very similar, the only difference I could see was the backsplash. I love a warm kitchen!

Sharon @ mrs. hines class

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, love your beautiful flowers..your vignette is so warm and welcoming.. hugs ~lynne~

The Tablescaper said...

Great vignette. Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays. Be sure to check out my recent post and GIVEAWAY announcement.

- The Tablescaper

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

What a pleasant surprise to see you at Show & Tell! Thank you for taking the time to join in. I really love that you achieved an expensive decorator look for less. I'm with you, the pieces I buy have to earn their keep...I don't enough storage room to bring home just anything. My latest rule is that I have to LOVE it before I can bring it home.

Sharon @ mrs. hines class