Monday, April 10, 2017
Our Home ~ April
Well 'spring has sprung' here in our New England Colonial. And it sure feels happy after that long winter. There is a lot pastels all around our house. And of course I took a few pictures for you.
Welcome! Come on in!
Or back door is fine too!
I'll take you room by room. Nothing too fancy. Just little things that I love put together in ways that make my house feel pretty to me.
Let's begin in the kitchen. And with tea.
I love anything miniature. Miniature books. Miniature bunny ears sticking up and over.
Cups for coffee (we're not at all coffee drinkers here, only tea. But coffee cups are here to welcome others) and polka dot paper straws ready for Anna's breakfast smoothies.
And over on the tea table a little Peter Rabbit vignette I love.
This is the little book my Dad used when he was working on Abigail's room, (that's back here) so it has lots of paint spattered throughout, filled with grandpa love.
These are here year round but their ears perk up in the spring... it's their TIME to shine!
There are a few new 'treasures' this year in the dining room.
... and it came boxed so prettily.
Love these eggs!
And later I found a pretty white cloth to cover the dining table with this pretty blue stitching along the bottom. (which matches perfectly with the cake stand in the middle of the table)
Our family calendar is in the dining room.
On to the family room...
I love this little blue egg wreath I found that looks so sweet next to my grandma's milk glass.
I had this little mini cake stand and nest in a different room until Abigail said, "it would look perfect in the family room mama because it matches the robins egg wreath you have in there." So smart!
I adore the art of Tasha Tudor.
Simple and cute.
On the coffee table...
I collect the vintage Little Grey Rabbit books and was beyond delighted when I found this Easter one!
And love all Tasha Tudor books as well.
Puzzles make me feel like our family life isn't rushed. They are cozy to me. And I love doing them together.
I give a spotlight in the bookcases to any vintage golden books that are seasonal.
And please look up Wong Herbert Yee. He's illustrated many childrens books but his seasonal collection are my favorite. This one for the spring. The softest illustratons and sweetest seasonal stories.
Silly and cute... scholastic has one of these for every season too.
A few favorites. The girls love The Dog Who Saved Easter. I love Easter Parade. (and my grandpa who gave me my love for Judy Garland and Fred Astaire)
The Living Room/Viola Room/Bible Study Room mantle looks like this.
Abigail helps me with this every year since the paper bunny dolls belong to her. She graciously lets me 'borrow' them each spring.
Another favorite collection are the Brambly Hedge books. Tiny detailed illustrations that you could look at for hours.
A golden book that is too sweet to pack away.
And the teepee that Santa brought is still in the living room. It really matches and I love it in there.
Heading upstairs there is a little table at the top of the stairs. The girls have their bunny and chicken hutches on it this month.
A few things from Abigail's room...
On my dresser are some framed photos of Abigail with the bunny taken in her Easter dress each year. Anna's are in the kitchen.
Anna decorated her desk.
And that's about it! Thanks for stopping by! I love when my house is clean and pretty. It's not always. There are are very many messy and dirty days here. But when it's all dressed up for Easter I like to stop, look around, and enjoy it.
For sure I decorate because I love to. But also for my sweet little family.
Wishing you all a wonderful week and happy spring!