Thursday, April 1, 2010

Spring Cleaning or Spring Fever?



It was a glorious spring day!
I was busy every minute....working a little here...a little there...



The sunshine drew me outside and I raked out one garden bed...





I found myself playing and arranging spring like vignettes...





...and then the mailman came!
My tags arrived from Rosemary of Ozma of Odds...
... A Merchant of Handmade Artisan Oddities...
They were packaged so pretty!



I'm in love! Aren't these rabbit tags adorable?



She has such charming things in her Etsy Shop!



These fab tags fueled another camera session...



I did do some spring cleaning....not cleaning out per se...



...but I dusted off my Easter bonnet...



Perhaps I had a little touch of spring fever?
I did dig out a lot of zinc watering cans, buckets, chicken feeders, funnels and what not...



...and will show you that soon.

Tomorrow Kate is coming home for the day and we have a little shopping to do...
She has moved into a new apartment in Brooklyn and needs a few things...
Kate will "shop" here first and what she can't find in the Shop of Mom...
... we will search for elsewhere...
(Anthropologie??)

Don't worry....cleaning out will continue in earnest...
The weekend is upon us....Have a great one! :)

35 comments:

Tami said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day...it was so gorgeous and sunny!

vicki said...

Laura,
I am so in love with your beautiful blog. Your pictures are some of the most beautiful that I have ever seen on a blog - amazing photography! I appreciate all the work that you do in making your blog so very special - it shows - and I know that there are so, so many people who enjoy what you do.

Thank you for sharing your talents, and your passions. I find a new thrill every time I visit.

Vicki

Alice W. said...

I had definite spring fever today too! And probably will all weekend...supposed to be really warm here! I cannot wait. Beautiful and inspiring vignettes and photos Laura! I always love your things and arrangements ;) Love those tags too!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Oh Laura...your LUCKY daughter to be able to take her pick from Mom's treasures! I'm sure she'll find lots of beautiful things to decorate her home with. A shopping trip with Mom sounds good too...
Love the bunny tags and your photo's are just beautiful! Have a wonderful day with your daughter tomorrow! Take care
Maura

north pal said...

as usual you please us with your details. ozmo of odds is such a delightfulshop. tis one of my favorites.Bestest,Denise

Linda said...

Laura, such lovely photography! Thanks for sharing Rosemary's shop- I made it a favorite!

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Laura,
Everythin looks so pretty, Spring is here. All the trees have new buds and in a few weeks all should be greena gain. How wonderful that your daughter can come home to stock up with her Mom.
Enjoy and Happy Easter,
Mimi

ozma of odds said...

...Oh Laura ~ hug, hug, kiss, kiss! Thank you for your kindest words and support! I visit you for inspiration and adore how you have used your french rabbit tags!!! So glad you like them. Happiest Easter & enjoy your shopping trip with your daughter! xo, Rosemary

Linda said...

Looks like a fun day to me! Love puttering around and taking photos,sigh...wonderful.

manon 21 said...

tes petits lapins sont vraiment a craquer!!!!
merci Laura pour nous montrer tes trésors,c'est un vrai moment de plaisir de cliquer sur "flea 52"


Joyeuses Pâques

Manon

Sabrinaesse♥ said...

my best wishes for a Happy Easter!

Cherie said...

Gorgeous words with even more gorgeous images -busting to see what your Spring clean uncovers. Thank YOu for such a beautiful blog ;)

It's me said...

These labels are fab !! lovely bunnies !!

Have a great easter Laura...enjoy....after today.i hope we can enjoy too.hugs fom me......

Coco said...

Un petit mot pour vous remercier de votre passage sur mon tout nouveau blog.J'aime beaucoup les petites cartes avec les lapins et le chapeau aussi...
A bientôt et bon week-end de Pâques.
Coco.

Margaret said...

I just love those tags and will go now to check out Rosemary's shop on etsy. I'd like to impersonate your lucky daughter and shop in your house too!

Dorthe said...

What a beautifull blog, I so love all your easter photoes, and Rosemary`s easter tags are just wonderfully sweet.And the way you displayed one in the backet,with the blue eggs,and branches, is so beautifull.
Thanks for such a wonderfull easter greeting.
Dorthe.
If you are maybe interested I`m having a giveaway on my blog.

FRAMBOISINE said...

Toujours de jolies photos, de belles mises en scène ... c'est un plaisir de venir te rendre visite!
Belles fêtes de Pâques.

Theresa said...

Beautiful pictures, love the tags that you recieved from Rosemary! I will have to hop over to her Etsy shop and take a peek:) Have a blessed day and enjoy your dear Kate!

Linens Lace and Lattes said...

Have fun shopping at the 'shop of mom'. I run a branch of that shop as well and it makes my me smile to see my kids browse and take what they want! Happy Friday ~ Happy Spring!

Jacqueline said...

Dear Laura,
Fabulous photographs, gorgeous tags... those rabbits have the greatest faces, and why is it that our children raid our houses ?!! Mind you Laura, I wouldn't mind raiding yours !! haha.
Have a wonderful Easter with your family. XXXX

Beach House Living said...

Happy Easter to you. Your photos (always so lovely) are inspiring me to get moving.

jeannine said...

Your beautiful posting made me smile again today! Lovely photos and especially the comment about your daughter shopping from your treasures. Oh how I can relate to that!! :-) My own daughter furnished her first "nest" almost entirely with things I "loaned" to her! Those are the best treasures~

Fun With This and That said...

I love your pictures Now I want to look for rabbets.Let see your home. will be following your blog Laura

Shabby-Homedreams said...

thanks for your visit and the nice comment.

I love your blog and the beautiful pictures.

Wish your a very Happy Easter and a nice time.

Lovely Greetings, Mary

Beatnheart said...

You have a beautiful blog...I so enjoy looking at your photos of all your awesome stuff...Happy, happy Easter and a joyous Spring.

All Seasons said...

Hello dear Laura,
I wish you a Happy Easter, enjoy this weekend and don't eat to mutch eggs...;-)

Hugs from me
Patricia

belle-blanc said...

Laura, wish you and your family a happy easter, hugs Mira!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

I agree... the bunnies are darling for sure! Can't wait to see all the zinc, always a favorite of mine too. Have a lovely time w/Kate and beautiful Easter to you, Laura.
xo~Tracie

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

It looks like your ready for Easter. I hope you have a wonderful one. It looks beautiful around your place.
Blessings,
Marcia

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Gorgeous photos, and your bunnie tags are calling my name! I think I need some!

Have a wonderful Easter weekend!
Anne

Rustique Gal said...

Laura, I love the tags and your pictures. Hope you have a fabulous weekend! Sherry

Prior said...

Laura, those tags are just so really perfect, aren't they? and the "house of mom", how familiar... Happy Easter! Lezlee

BellaRosa said...

Laura amor, what lovelies you are sharing in these pictures! I wanted to come by and wish you and your family a beautiful Easter :) Besos, Rose

Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

Very pretty things from Rosemary! I love her stuff.

I can't seem to do much around the house without stopping to futz with a vingette, either! LOL

My Sparrows Nest said...

I can so relate to your daughter shopping at the SHOP OF MOM.....my 23 year old daughter does the same thing.....she finds the best treasures to snatch from my etsy studio! Love those girls! Aren't we the coolest moms though? LOL