Sunday, March 8, 2009

Bunnies + Garden Statues=Spring!


It was very spring like here in Georgia this weekend! The weather really was lovely and I spent most of my time outside working in my vegetable garden. So I thought I'd do a little spring themed decorating. I found this picture when I organized my garage and it and the weather inspired me!




I made these bunny on a stick topiary cups (thank you Angie for posting about the moss bunnies - otherwise I wouldn't have know as I hardly ever go to Pier One). $2 people, for cute bunnies on a stick (sounds like something to eat doesn't it)! I just took one of my blue transferware tea cups and filled it with floral foam, topped it with some moss and stuck the bunny in it!






I shopped my garden - the statue and blue finial are from the garden.





This bunny planter I got a few years ago at Target during the after summer clearance and I've never used it until now!




If you look in the mirror you can see that one of my Bradford Pears is in bloom!



A bird in an apothecary jar with some moss.



It was so much fun putting together something so springy and all I spent was $4!



My birthday is Wednesday and Lyn will be guest posting that day with her last installment of "Investing In What Matters - Invest In Yourself ". Hopefully my husband has a fabulous week planned for me (he's taking Tues - Thursday off) so I won't be around until I post on Friday. Have a great week!



49 comments:

julie - eab designs said...

Wishing you a fun filled birthday and a wonderful year ahead! Happy Birthday!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love all of the blues you are showing! I have been adding more blues to my home too. I think we know we were seperated at birth by now :-).

I can't believe your Bradford Pears are blooming already. It is amazing what 4 hours south can do!

Happy Birthday on Wednesday!
xo
Penny

Linda said...

Hope you have a happy birthday! Enjoying your posts. Linda

Beth at Aunties said...

The bunnies are adorable! Hope you don't mind if I too BORROW the great idea. All your spring treasures look fun:)
Your pear tree looks beautiful. I am looking forward to spring arriving here also.
Happy Birthday!

Lady Katherine said...

Love the bunnies, the pears are lovely in your mirror! What a great photo. Spring has sprung at your house! Have a Happy Happy Birthday!

Heather said...

I hope you have a wonderful Birthday! I love all your spring decorations. That mirror is gorgeous!

Lyn said...

So nice to see your Spring inspirations and the weather sounds so lovely.

I feel so honored to be guest-posting on your birthday. I wish you a fabulous time off with your loved ones.

Have a wonderful birthday!

Storybook Woods said...

All so springy and charming. Love your topiary. Have a happy birthday week. Remember to be a princess xoxoxo Clarice

glorv1 said...

Hi Manuela. I hope your birthday is filled with joy and laughter and maybe just a little romance. Happy Birthday Manuela!

southerninspiration said...

seriously love the bunnies.....note to self: get the bunny love going on with Pier oNe bunnies. Happy Birthday on Wed...mine is later this month.

Suzanne

Tammy said...

Since I ususally look at your blog at least once a day, I guess I better about commenting, so here goes! I love the bunnies. I just saw in the Martha S. Living mag, April issue, I think, where they did wheatgrass baskets for eggs. That'd be cute too, with those little teacups. I also like the little pineapple garden statue, and, did you see the one I got (on my blog)? I called it an acorn! Then I saw one in the pennies catalog. I like ours better! Also, happy birthday! Don't forget to wear your tiara!!!

Susan said...

Love the spring vignettes! I may borrow a couple of your ideas! It was beautiful this weekend! Happy Birthday (a little early)

Susan

Melanie said...

So beautiful! I love that mirror and your pear tree. I can't wait for the blooms here in VA.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

jenjen said...

What a wonderful Spring vignette Manuela! I love those bunnies on sticks - I am going over to Pier One to see if I can find any!

Have a wonderful birthday with your hubby!!!

XOOXO
Je

Susan said...

Happy Birthday and since I can't get out to my veggie garden, can we see yours?

Betsy said...

I'm scared to allow myself to get spring fever up here in Ohio! We usually have one more big snow in March after a few warm days. Your spring things are lovely! I'll live vicariously while I browse your blog! Sigh. :)

Amber said...

I only found you a short while ago and have enjoyed every post since. You have a lovely sense of style.
Okay I have to say it after this post...Hoppy Birthday. I am so embarrassed.

Nicole ~ said...

You have all sorts of pretty pieces. I hope you have a wonderful birthday.

Nicole

sweet momma luv u said...

HAppy Birthday to you!! Hope you have a fabulous week with your husband!

I love bunnies!! I will have to go to Pier 1 to find those adorable moss covered bunnies. Great pictures and I am inspired to start with some Spring decorating.

We did have some snow here this weekend though. My crocus will have to wait awhile to open up.
:)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Happy Birthday!! Love all your bunnies and touches of Spring. The Bradford Pears started blooming right before the snow a week a ago - but seemed to have survived the heavy white stiff.
Glenda

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

You are so talented! I love it all and I wish you could come by my house and work some of your magic! Very pretty blog!
~Kim

Gracie said...

How beautiful, and spending so few! And a very happy birthday to you.

Ally0005 said...

I love it, it's so pretty and says happy Spring. Happy birthday to you enjoy yourself.
Just found out there is a new Goodwill opening up in Austell.
The show "Clean House" was filming a house in Smyrna over the week-end until Tuesday. They had a yard in Austell on Saturday, did you get to go? I didn't.

Becky K. said...

Happy Birthday!
Wednesday is our 20th anniversary and my Mom's birthday...yes, I got married ON her birthday. I thought a son-in-law was a good birthday present!

Enjoy!!!!!!!

Your Spring grouping is great! I love the bunnies on a stick...

Felicia said...

Hope this birthday is the best one yet. Thanks for all the pretty eye candy :)

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Oh, I just love your springy things. I've got some of those bunnies too, similar ones, I'll have to see where they are. I think hidden in an arrangement somewhere. I love it all! I'm going to do a spring-themed party soon, so maybe you can link this one up.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

but, for $2, I might have to pop in Pier ONe & get another!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Oh, and Happy Birthday, my dear sweet Manuela! HAve a wonderful week.

Mrs. Rabe said...

Those are the most darling bunnies!

The peek at your pear tree was a spring treat! It will be a few weeks yet before we see any blossoms!

Vee said...

That leaping rabbit is so cute!

Have a very happy birthday week, Manuela!

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh! I love those little bunnies and I love your spring decorating!! Happy, happy birthday! Have a wonderful week!

Barb said...

Manuela, oh, oh, oh!! I love your pictures and your bunnies. Awesome!

Barb

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Good golly miss molly..... I gotta have some of those cute cute cute bunnies... that whole display looks like a magazine.... gorgeous...
HUgs
Linda
Happy Birthday

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Gorgeous Manuela!
Your weather is ahead of ours...the purple flowers in the pot are so sweet.

Angie said...

Love all your beautiful Spring decorating! I hadn't thought of putting one of the bunnies in a teacup - cute idea! I'll have to copy you!

Becky said...

I am reading your post while listening to birds sing their evening songs. How special your spring gathering is. Happy Birthday!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I love these pictures. I hae spent a long time just studying your lovely vignette with the bunny. So pretty, and so fresh! I love it. HOpe you have a wonderful birthday! laurie

Mimi Sue said...

I've gotta go get me one of those bunnies. Very cute. Have a lovely couple of days with your honey. Happy Birthday! Mimi

Darlene said...

I LOVE all your Spring decorations. GREAT job with shopping around the house and garden! LOVE it!

Michelle said...

Love your spring decor...ah, just can't wait for lovely spring weather up north here...I'm so ready for it!

Happy Birthday to you...have a wonderful time celebrating!

~Michelle

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Happy Birthday, Manuela!!

This post is absolutely gorgeous!

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Manuela, this is a beautiful post....It really makes me happy to see it, and of course, makes me think spring. It was lovely weather here in NY on the weekend as well...a wonderful time for a walk out in nature.

Ruth

june@craftyniche said...

Your bunnies and other spring decorations are so cute!

Jill -Forever and Ever House said...

Wow! I love all of your decorations. My favourite is the bird in the apothecary jar with the moss.

Wishing you a happy birthday!

Sue said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MANUELA!!!!
i hope you have a wonderful birthday with your hubby and your daughter....as for gardening...I hope your wearing gloves, I haven't been on the blogs lately because while re-potting a basil plant I got some dirt under a cuticle and my finger is now a shade of purple and twice it's size....If it's not better by tomorrow I have to go to a hand surgeon....so be careful when playing in the dirt!! Sue.

diXymiss said...

Aaah... so pretty, fresh and springy! Love the bird in the jar and those green bunnies ~ too cute.

Many blessings as you celebrate your birthday. Hope it's filled with all your favorite people and things!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Looks like spring is here - yahoo!

Suzanne said...

That is so cute! I'll have to take a trip to Pier One.

Happy Belated Birthday!!

Happily Homemaking said...

The Topiary Cups are darling... What a cute idea!