Spring Planter

by Rhondi Mullins on April 14, 2014

I was at a wonderful nursery the other day that had beautiful planters filled with plants and they were expensive!  So being the cheapskate  thrifty person that I am I decided to make one myself.

IMG 3246 e1397321837209 373x500 Spring PlanterI filled  this nice white planter which I already had with some potting soil and then I went to my garden to see what was growing.

IMG 3258 373x500 Spring PlanterSome small hostas that the deer hadn’t eaten yet.

IMG 3260 373x500 Spring PlanterSweet woodruff

IMG 3263 373x500 Spring PlanterLamb’s ears.

IMG 3264 373x500 Spring PlanterSaxifragia

IMG 3259 373x500 Spring PlanterA lovely groundcover which name escapes me.  It has yellow flowers when it blooms.

IMG 3278 373x500 Spring PlanterSome decorative grass.

IMG 3296 373x500 Spring PlanterAnd a fern.  I love the way the fern uncurls as it grows.  I also put in a Japanese fern (it’s the one with the rust colored leaves)  but I forgot to take a picture of it in the garden.

IMG 3284 373x500 Spring PlanterI jammed as much as I could into the planter.

IMG 3289 373x500 Spring Planter And placed the spring planter on the table on our front porch.

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IMG 33141 500x373 Spring PlanterI think it looks pretty good and I like the price!

image 373x500 Spring PlanterI also dug up some violets that are growing all over our lawn and planted them in a cup and saucer with violets on it.  The big white planter will last all summer but this will just be pretty for another week or so.  If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you probably already saw this cup and saucer, but is is so cute I wanted to post it here too.

So those are my 2 spring planter ideas.  Maybe it will give you an idea of something to plant at your house.  Look around for anything that looks interesting that you could put some dirt in and then just have some fun.

I hope that your week is off to a good start.  We are going to visit our grandkids this week so I am VERY excited!!

Rhondi xo

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Spring Tablescape

by Rhondi Mullins on April 9, 2014

Spring is here.  Leaves are starting to bud on the trees.  The grass is green.  There are beautiful shades of green everywhere and it inspired me to do a spring tablescape.

IMG 3234 373x500 Spring TablescapeThe blooms on my viburnum start off lime green before they turn to white and a white pitcher is the perfect container for them.

IMG 3225 500x373 Spring TablescapeBlue and white is the perfect compliment to lime green.  So for my spring tablescape that’s what I used since I just happen to have a little bit of blue and white china.

IMG 3218 373x500 Spring TablescapeA blue checked tablecloth, covers the table and then a bouquet with viburnum, dogwood and hellebores provides the centerpiece.

IMG 3233 373x500 Spring TablescapeNo table in our house is complete without a teapot.  This was a yard sale find years ago.

IMG 3212 500x373 Spring TablescapeInstead of using our everyday china, Blue willow,  I mixed and matched different pieces for each place setting.

IMG 3213 500x373 Spring TablescapeI placed a fake green apple in the center of each plate to add a little more color.

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IMG 3219 500x373 Spring TablescapeTwo little rabbits add to the whimsy.

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IMG 3224 500x373 Spring Tablescape I added blue cups and saucers and white ones, blue goblets and milkglass goblets for hot tea or sweet tea.

IMG 3222 373x500 Spring Tablescapeand added some silver napkin rings ( should have polished them first) and napkins I got at Magpies last weekend

IMG 3223 373x500 Spring TablescapeThese bird ones are antiques that we’ve had since we were first married, which will be 45 years this July.  So they are really old now icon smile Spring Tablescape

IMG 3232 500x373 Spring TablescapeSo that’s my spring tablescape.  Oops, just noticed I forgot to put any silverware on the table.  Oh well, it was just for fun anyhow.  We weren’t really going to have a meal  there today.

I am joining Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on  Porch and Anything Blue Friday at The Dedicated House

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Daffodils and Thankful Thursday

March 13, 2014

I just love this time of year!  One of the main reasons I love it is I have flowers blooming in the garden.  Right now it’s daffodils.  So I brought a lot of them inside and put them in vases around the house. On this Thankful Thursday I am thankful for all the flowers I […]

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Enough is Enough Plate Collection

March 2, 2014

When do you say, “Enough is enough?”   I am asking myself that question.  You see I have a few plates, blue and white ones. I guess I should call it a plate collection The first place I  hung some plates in this house was in our sunroom above the windows. My plate collection began […]

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Waterlogue Wednesday #2

February 25, 2014

Welcome to my second Waterlogue Wednesday.   I went for a walk in the woods the other day and took my camera with me. Even though there are no leaves on the trees there is still lots of beauty. I am pretending that I am an artist sitting in the woods painting “en plein air” […]

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Signs of Spring

February 24, 2014

Hi How was your weekend? We had the most lovely weekend, signs of spring everywhere. The air was warm.  The sun was shining.  The  flowers were blooming.  I was smiling as I wandered around our yard enjoying what I was seeing in bloom.  Today however my back is a little sore from some of the […]

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Weekend Wandering #3 Looking for Signs of Spring

February 21, 2014

By this time of year most of us are getting tired of winter.  Even though we have very mild winters most of the time where I live,  I too am looking for signs of spring. On my weekend wandering I discovered that I am not the only one who is longing for signs of spring. Mia […]

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Spring Mantle

February 20, 2014

What a crazy week we have had here.  This time last week we were blanketed under 6 inches of snow and today it’s 72 and flowers are blooming!  The buds on our cherry tree in the front yard are opening.  Crocuses are popping up and camellias are blooming.  Our daffodils aren’t quite open yet but […]

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Waterlogue Wednesday #1

February 18, 2014

Welcome to my first Waterlogue Wednesday link up party.  I’m so glad you came!   The tea is made and coffee is almost ready.  I just took some chocolate chip banana muffins out of the oven.  Hope you can stay and visit for a little while. You can choose any topic to write about or […]

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Waterlogue Wednesday

February 18, 2014

Hello dear friends You wouldn’t know that last week we  had a major snowstorm here in the south.  Today it is a beautiful sunny day here.  I can hear a cardinal singing and some sparrows are at the birdbath. The snow is melted and spring is hopefully on  it’s way. It’s great to live in […]

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