Saturday, March 5, 2011

Bowls, Bunnies and Birdsnests

Here's my vintage steal find for this week... a big yellow ware bowl which I picked up at the Salvation Army store for $4.99! Like most yellow ware, it shows some signs of use but, generally is in good condition. I love to use yellow ware for display in our farm kitchen, either empty or filled with seasonal goodies. For now, this one will be filled with eggs...

Keeping with the theme of Spring decorating, I found this adorable garden bunny at Home Goods. It's probably meant for outdoor use but I have decided to use it inside our home, filled with Spanish moss and some little Pottery Barn blue eggs.

I also used a few of the blue eggs in some nests I was working on. In addition to the eggs, this one contains feathers and bits of lichen I found in the woods behind our house.

I spotted these adorable little lambs yesterday on my way home from school...a package of three for $2.99 at the Christmas Tree Shoppe. They were too cute to pass up and just the right size to place in a dollhouse garden, in a small trayscape, or on some moss under a cloche.(I'm already thinking about what I'm going to make for Marty's Spring Cloche Party at A Stroll Through Life on March 11th!)

Are these little guys cute or what?

Speaking of the Cloche Party, I could sure use some advice from you blog photographers out there on photographing objects through glass. I started practicing and this is what keeps happening...the reflection from the glass distorts the image of the objects beneath it. If you've figured out a trick for this kind of photography, I hope you'll share it!
Wishing everyone a happy rest-of-the-weekend. I'm off to read your blogs now and see what amazing vintage finds, crafts and decorating ideas you've all come up with today.

This post is happily linked to:
Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors
A Few of My Favorite Things Saturday at Bargain Hunting With Laurie
Sunday Blog Love at Cherished Treasures
Friday Pretties at I Love Pretty Little Things
Show and Share Day at Just a Girl
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Junkin' Finds Fridays at A LA CARTE
Time Travel Thursday at Brambleberry Cottage
Home Sweet Home Friday at The Charm of Home
Thrifty Thursday at Tales from Bloggeritaville
I hope you will visit these amazing blogs!


Karen said...

Oh, my goodness... yellow ware. Never heard of it, but I have seen it. I just didn't know what it was called. Great posting!
Ladybug Creek

Shirley said...

Dear Cheryl,
What a lovely bowl. I do recall my mom having a set of these. Sure wish I had kept a lot of her stuff back in the day!
I swear those days were the best days of all!
Hope you are fine..

sweet european dreams said...

Super sweet finds! That bowl is a true treasure! Your Salvation Army needs to call my Salvation Army and tell them to LOWER their prices. Ours has a new "collectibles" section and the prices are CRAZY high. It takes the fun out of shopping there! Glad I found you today via Laurie's linky! -diane

Sherry said...

I love your yellow ware bowl and your nest too. Very nice spring decor all of it. I can't wait to break out my seashells! Thanks for linking up!

Brambleberry Cottage said...

What a steal on the yellow ware bowl! I would have grabbed that up in a second, at that price. And your lambs are adorable, Cheryl. ;)

Try photographing your cloche more from the side than the top, just below where if rounds over, and without the use of a flash. The glass is often thicker on top and will cause distortation looking through it. Hope that helps.

Thanks for linking to the party.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh yes, you did steal that bowl! Your eggs in nests and your little lambs are so cute. Thank you for linking up to Favorite Things. laurie

Anonymous said...

Hey Cheryl, I'm new follower, I love your blog(so sweet), I'm visiting from BrambleBerry Cottage.
Love these Spring decor, the little lambs are so adorable.
Come see me @ LazyonLoblolly, would love you to follow, I'm always creating something from my sisters(it's a sister thing) pack house.

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

Goodwill and Homegoods all on the same day- Now, that's a good day!!! I love your finds. I would have bought each and everyone of them too. :)
A special thanks to you today for your email. It meant a lot to me.
Enjoy Your Treasures,

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love your yellow ware bowl! I have only dreamed of finding one! Those lambs are so very cute!!! I am getting ready for Marty's party also. I see that someone told you to try photos from the side...that is what I try to do also. It depends on the glass of the cloche also. Thanks for linking this up with JFF this week!

Terry said...

Thanks for posting to my party! Your bowl is so pretty - you got it for a bargain price! Love the bunny and eggs too! I hope you'll come back this weekend and show more great finds!