Tuesday, March 1, 2011

~Tuesday Display Chain~ Spring Florals

Each Tuesday Misi, of Gable House Musings, chooses a theme and invites bloggers to play along with her "Tuesday Display Chain". This week, at Old Lady Morgan's request, we are sharing how we accent our displays with Springtime florals, picks and vines.

Now admittedly, I have not done much in the way of Spring decorating. And typically, I go with dried or fresh flowers from the garden and roadside. But as luck would have it, I picked up a few silks and artificial things at the end of the season last year. So, here goes... 

 ~Aged cheesecloth and twine add a realistic touch to a bouquet of silk daffodils and white dogwood on the kitchen table. Daffodils are one of my favorite flowers. I was really quite taken with these...even the stems look real.~
~I've switched out a dark bonnet for a lighter one and added some "snowdrops" to the greens already in this wooden box. Instant Springtime!~

One of the things I found on clearance last year were these wonderful herb bundles. They look so real that I was amazed...the foliage is variegated and some leaves are even fuzzy-just like the real thing!

The faux herb bundles are fabulous for tucking in baskets, crocks or softening up a wood shelf or box.

~This little vine basket makes a perfect nest for my favorite spun cotton chicklet.~

~A pretty dogwood pick accents English Abbey transferware and a pair of dancing rabbits.~

~In the living room, silk forsythia and pussy willows surround gourd eggs nestle in a bed of natural flax.~

~A nest, a bowl and a chick, lend some color to a dark step-back cupboard.~

A hand carved jenny wren, makes it's home in an abandoned birds nest. The little ironstone pedestal bowl was a thrift store find. 

~Sometimes simple is still best. Creamy white tulips from Trader Joes, displayed in an old graniteware pitcher.

And for our hostess Misi...a little vintage foo foo. The old basket has faded silk and paper flowers woven around the rim, and I collect these old plush bunnies. I'm not sure why I find them so sweet and endearing. But that's a collection for another day.

See the other Tuesday Display Chain participants at: http://1890gablehousemusings.blogspot.com/

Until next time...


  1. Really like all the spring touches. The cheesecloth around the daffodils in the dough bowl was my favorite. This year I am really loving the eggs and bird displays. Vicky

  2. Beautiful spring floral displays~ love the vintage easter basket!

  3. Totally Springlicious!!..and sooo fresh looking!.. I too love the drieds and fresh for spring. This is my first year with the faux. It does bring in some early spring when we are anxious!
    L*O*V*E*L*Y Displays Rhonda!

  4. So hard to pick a favorite,they are all so pretty! Warm Blessings!~Amy

  5. I am totally digging the aged cloth wrapped around the flowers! Love Love Love! You have such wonderful displays! I am making a run to Hobby Lobby now, I have no flowers only greens, I am totally inspired now!

  6. You certainly found some very realistic faux flowers. Had you not said otherwise, I would have thought several were the real deal! Beautiful photos. I love the hanging wood box. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Wonderful displays!! Love the wooden box on your peg shelf with the bonnet! Enjoy your day!


  8. So simple... so fresh... so pretty. I also like the cheesecloth touch added to the stems. Thanks for sharing your sweet gatherings.

  9. Love the aged cheesecloth touch! WOW, I am so getting in the mood for SPring, I think I might even open my front door! Can't stand it! OLM

  10. Wonderful displays!! All so pretty!!

  11. Gourd eggs? Never heard of them. Where would I find those? I love how they look. The daffies do look real!
    My favorite displays so far!

  12. Hi Linda,
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today-AND thank you for your sweet comments. I love how the gourd eggs look too! :) I bought mine at a festival last summer, but I have been seeing them everywhere. I know there are a number of sellers on Etsy.com who have them. Here’s a link:
    Hope that helps! Thanks again Linda.

  13. It's all great! I like them too much to choose a favorite!

  14. Oh my! I am in love w/your blog! Thank you for visiting Marmee's Pantry so that I could follow your bread crumbs to here.

    Kattywhompus is also a word that I heard off n on growing up, meaning much that same as you describe, from a Scottish background. :-)

    I'm looking forward to getting to know you better & exploring some older posts.

    Blessings from Ohio...Kim<><

  15. Hi Rhonda,

    Thank you for visiting me !

    I am lovin your floral displays ! The nests and bird in the crock , the transferware ! Love it !

    The graniteware pitcher... that is one thing in my gray graniteware collection I do not have !!!

    The gourd eggs on the flax ..just precious !

    Lovely displays !

    May you have a happy day !


  16. Hi Rhonda,
    Love all your pictures. very inspiring. Also wanted to tell you that as always your story in the new "MERCANTILE GATHERINGS" was a good read, loved the pictures. You even get to be in the front of the magazine. I mean this is pretty big stuff you know.
    Nancy Jo