Monday, March 8, 2010

Spring Centerpiece

At noon we had made it to 51 degrees. I got out the spray paint and went to town, so to speak.
This is what I have on my table almost year round. Except for maybe Christmas. My kitchen is sunflower themed so ....
I love this pitcher. I'm not sure why I just do. So I thought I could just get something springy to go in the pitcher and find something to sit next to it. I went to Tai Pan and found this bird. I love the colors in it and bird means spring, right? The bird was like 8.99 and I bought the blooming branches for 3.97 each (for two)and I had the other green stick thing. Then I needed ribbon to tie around the pitcher, I had this sheer yellow and I found the blue/green that was on the bird st Tai Pan for $4.00 for 25 yds. Perfect!
Until I got it home and saw the bird with the pitcher....
Not good!
I went on the search, in my house and in my garage. I found this...
Not to great as is but... Spray paint...and a little touch of craft paint here and there..

I also have this place mat I use to sit my centerpiece stuff on. I like it, it is kinda rustic so I thought I would add some of the yellow sheer ribbon to it to soften it some....
So now this is what I ended up with...

I know, I know, it needs a third thing (the rule of three)right? I was thinking I could get or make a little nest with a couple eggs in yellow, blue/green or light pink. What do you think?

Linking to: Transformation Thursday @ Shabby Chic Cottage


  1. The pitcher looks great, you did a good job with the colours. I think a nest with yellow and blue/green eggs would look lovely. xx

  2. Ahh! I LOVE it! It's so springy and I swear I have those exact same placemats. Except I've never thought to weave ribbon into them! Speaking of little eggs - my Wal Mart today had tiny packages of fake eggs on sale near the cutting table. $1 for a pack of 6. Yours might have the same ones on sale too.

  3. I love it. It turned out so great. A nest and eggs would look so perfect. What Tai Pan do you shop at? I shop at the one in Clearfield.

  4. Love that! Especially the little bird.

  5. PS Thanks for the nice comment on my blog. I am starting a Favorite Things Friday party on the 19th - come and join in if you are interested!

  6. This looks great!!! I really like the way it turned out :) Looking forward to seeing what you do with the front of your house :)