Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Spring in a Box?

Hi Friends!  How are things in your neck of the woods?  We are super high on the pollen count right now.  Whew wee!!!  I hope you are not suffering from allergies like we are around here!  

I just love seeing decorative vignettes in a box, don't you?  Since I had a box that I fixed up for my Initial Outfitters business that I am no longer using, I decided I would create a vignette in it for my back porch.  I reasoned that I could make it inside and just plop it outdoors on the bakers rack later after the large pollen counts go down.  Good idea right?

I thought so too!  So here's how my box looked after I finished it.

I pulled out all sorts of things from all over the house to fill in every little cubby.

I was focused on using all those elements and textures that I just adore.

And since I heard there was a spring cloche party coming up in blogland I decided to add in one of my small cloches too.

This is a real birds nest with eggs that I found abandoned last year.  I have kept it in a baggie to preserve it.  Don't worry, the eggs have small pin holes and are empty.  I just adore that it is the perfect size for this cloche.

Now for the true confessions part!  Speaking of being the perfect size, and after having this BIG box sitting on my coffee table for several weeks now, I have decided I really don't want this great big box taking up so much space on my bakers rack.  Seriously!  I have another box out there already that is an old wine box and have decided I will spiff that one up more this year instead of using this one.  I know, I know, I'm so contrary!  Haha!

Soooo....I disassembled it and decided to use some of those elements elsewhere.

Like here!  I know it's kind of a kooky vignette, but I am lovin it!

I especially love the old sugar bowl sitting all topsy turvy and askew here next to my garden trough.  I set this vignette up thinking about a story I was told from of a sweet friend of mine. 

 She grew up in a very privileged family with four sisters and tells how her mother used to throw the dirty dishes in the bushes outside when company was coming.  No kidding!  She said, they always had a maid so if the maid wasn't working and company came a calling out went the dishes, half of which never made it back inside.  Can you imagine?  Too funny!  

I pulled the small wreath with a spring bow from my vignette box too.

Then I decided to create another spring cloche using the forget-me-nots that were sitting in my little matching creamer.  I also pulled one of the doilies from the box too.  Sweet!

Since I haven't gotten out any of my other Easter decor yet my newest bunny is stealing the show.  

Or maybe stealing something else, because I think he is quite the busy bunny here in my whimsical vignette.  He looks like he is all prepared to gather up a few pretty pieces of china in his basket to me!

Thanks so much for dropping by and I hope you enjoyed it too!

I am very happy to be joining Ms.Marty today over at 
A Stroll Through Life
for a very special 

I hope each of you has a wonderful day!


  1. that looks great.. you sure did make spring in a box and I love the look.

  2. Well, he is certainly the "regal" bunny, isn't he? I truly loved your vignette in the decorative box (love, love the box), but it probably shows up much better this way. You have some beautiful cloches. Thanks for sharing.

    Hope you get through your allergies very soon!

  3. Mary- I liked the original and I like it all disassembled and used in other ways, too. It is all quite lovely and Springish! xo Diana

  4. Mary I love your vignettes! The box is a fun way to assemble a vignette but I agree it is fabulous broken up and used elsewhere also. Happy Spring!

  5. I love your vignettes too! The filled box is so full of pretty things! Your bunny is darling too.
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  6. Very nice displays, Mary. I love your big bunny. The vignettes look really good and love that box....Christine

  7. Love your vignettes! Thanks for sharing your neat idea! Joann come and follow me back

  8. Hi Mary..you are not alone girl on the suffering of allergies. HORRIBLE!~ Your Spring box is delightful though. I love it. Happy Spring, let's get past the next few weeks and enjoy!

  9. Stunning, I totally love your vignettes. The box with the cloche is fabulous, so creative. Your table vignette is stunning also. I love your cloche and the tall rabbit and the base of your cloche is exquisite. Beautifully done. It is just perfect. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

  10. What a delightful post. I love the box with all the small objects - shows what an impact things can make when grouped together well. I also love the story about the dirty dishes. I was at a church dinner one time years ago and the host told a story about his maid getting tipsy on scuppernog wine and falling down the steps at a very formal dinner party picking herself up ( unhurt) and just serving the next course as if nothing happened. Only in the South! ha

  11. It looks wonderful. I love the little topsy turvy sugar bowl too!

  12. Mary Mary quite contrary...

    I couldn't resist.
    I love everything you did here, and I especially love that last photo.

  13. Oh Mary, everything is just beautiful! I love all the pretties you have displayed in your spring box. I don't think that vignette is "kooky" at all...it's beautiful. Thanks for the sharing with all of us and enjoy your day, Gail

  14. I love the bunny and his crackled finish! He looks great with the pottery, love the old sugar bowl too!
    One day I'll get to the Steinmart around here, it's about 40 miles from us, I think my bff and I are going there before we leave for vacation in May!

  15. How lovely! Surely something that would make me smile! Enjoy the fabulous weekend, Kellie xx

  16. HI Mary,
    Your cloches and box arrangement are so charming and delightful!
    I am just loving the pics and your creativity too!

  17. What a beautiful and sweet vignette. I really love the box and have been wanting to make a few for some time now. I really love your small/tall cloche!


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