Friday, March 26, 2010

Boxes of Bunnies and Bees

Ornaments...Plant pokes...
Fun Stuff!!

Friday, March 19, 2010


tran·si·tion   /trænˈzɪʃən, -ˈsɪʃ-/

1.movement, passage, or change from one position, state, stage, subject, concept, etc., to another; change: the transition from adolescence to adulthood.
Or...from winter to spring...or from a mother of young children to a mother of adult children...
The word  "trasnsition" popped into my head this morning after going out to the post office to mail a package and realizing that after the past few days being 60+ degrees and sunny, this morning the thermometer on my rear-view mirror said "ice" (which means cold. ~Or 25 degrees, cloudy and windy.)
Then the connections formed in my mind, marrying my life stage with the change of seasons. One day is exciting (warm and sunny) and the next day I need to set my mind to focus on the positive because it is cloudy and cold.
Excuse me for being stuck on the same subject of my nest emptying. The reality is drawing ever nearer, and it truly is bittersweet on this farm! I am soaking up every minute of Ethan's high school experience, just as I soaked up the sunshine the last few days.
On the days when I am contemplating what it will be like next fall with no one to wake up to, (Dale leaves early) and "what will I do with all those empty rooms upstairs?"...I have to set my mind to focus on the positive.
Serenity is found in focus...on the new beginning rather than the ending. I have found this to be a great comfort when I have lost family members too. Focus on their new beginning instead of my loss.
So for today, though I have to put my coat on to walk out to the shop, I will focus on the days ahead where the daffodils will pop up, and the leaves will make their entrance to color the landscape once again!

If you come out to Bittersweet Farm, you will find a variety of spring flowers, baskets, candles, and eggs in the shop (and lots more) to bring sunshine into your home as you transition your decor! And on this chilly day today, enjoy fixing your gaze on the anticipation of new life ahead......

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Flowers? Oh My!

It is hard to believe that we are finally on the brink of spring. Of course it always means a little lime-colored mud on the driveway, but it comes up off the floor quite well (:-))

You are sure to find something to brighten up your house...and a little chocolate on the side!

See previous posts for more photos!
Hours: Friday 10-5 and Saturday 10-4

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Spring In My Kitchen

I don't do much decorating for spring, but I do decorate my kitchen because that is where we spend most of our time. That is where we welcome our guests and we usually park near the coffee pot...So I thought I would show you what I do...Before I had the shop, I just put a little birdhouse and a bunny in the center of the dining room table, some of my kid's artwork (and my own) around and on the windows. You know what I am talking about, construction paper eggs, bunnies, etc.

We have always focused on the Cross for our spring celebration rather than the bunnies and eggs, but incorporate them into our decor because they represent to us what the Cross of Christ represents...
It has been really exciting to have a week of 40 degree weather here, we have been watching the snow melt, and tip toeing through the mud!                                          
I found this hooked egg basket in Pennsylvania a couple of years ago and kept it for myself. It is probably a favorite spring item. Below is the "original bunny" I have had for many years...

The wool bunny in the tin container below is one done by a local woman that I found at a shop that is no longer open. So many shops have closed up here, it is sad. I am glad that there are still four that are within an hour of mine, so I can still go find unique things in other places! I love to visit other shop owners too!
This is my plate/bowl rack in the kitchen, I love to change the garland across the nails, and add an ornament on the one in front of the plate. In this case a felt star~shaped bunny.
This dish tray is on the hutch with a couple of old wood bowls, a wool chick and a couple of wood eggs in a nest of angel hair vine. I leave the nest, and just change the contents all year...
What do you do for Spring?


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