Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Spring Fluffing

The delightful Rhoda at Southern Hospitality is having a Spring Fluffing party. I do not have much decorated yet for spring but because she is such a sweetie I did not want to miss her party so I thought I would share my fairly new mantel decoration with you all.
When my daughter Dana from Dana Moore Designs was here the weekend we were putting together the entertainment center she ran down to the basement and pulled up some spring things to fluff up the mantel.

The first things she brought up were my huge French rabbits that I like to use at Easter time. They fill in the space nicely. With these 18' ceilings you really need big items to make any kind of a statement. These big rabbits caught my eye at The Great Indoors several years ago and I look forward to using them each season. I purchased the blue and green Mama rabbit with her babies sitting on her and the green watering can at the same time. Dana used the books to set the watering can on to give it some height. Then she used an antique candle box that we had downstairs to carry the dark wood from the entertainment center over to this end of the room. The terra-cotta pot with moss in it adds a little softness to the arrangement.


This picture from upstairs shows the full fireplace with the crooked floating rug in front of it ;)

Thanks Rhoda for the party. I hope you enjoyed your visit here. These parties have been a fun way to meet other bloggers. I so enjoy hearing from all of you and so appreciate your comments and all of the new followers of Life At Home. Stop by Southern Hospitality , join in the fun and grab a cup of coffee and spend some time visiting the other participants. I hope to get around to visiting all of you soon.

Happy Spring Fluffing.

Hugs,
Sue





38 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh your mantel looks so adorable. I love it. This looks wonderful, you are certainly ready for spring! have a blessed day!
    Debbie

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  2. LOVE the boy and girl bunnies on your mantel!

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  3. Hi Sue, your mantle looks fabulous and your bunnies are adorable.
    thanks for shaing
    hugs
    janet

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  4. I like your watering can

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  5. I love the bunnies and the little pot of green moss is adorable!

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  6. Those bunnies!! I know you must be so glad you bought those every year when you get them out. Your mantle looks beautiful from floor level and above.

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  7. All I can say is... Oh my goodness, I love your Huge French Rabbits!!! They are so special!
    Beautiful!
    Hugs,
    Yvette

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  8. Hi, Sue, I just love your mantel display! Those are some huge bunnies & so perfect for spring. Thanks for getting your things out for my party. I have loved getting to know you this past year or so.

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  9. What a gorgeous view from up above! I like the way you decorate. As this is my first visit, I took a look around; you look like you would enjoy participating in BLUE MONDAY. Come check out my sidebar for a blue jay and click on it for the instructions. Sally

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  10. Sue, Your mantel is adorable...those tall bunnies are the best!!!!!

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  11. Your mantel is beautiful! Love the bunnies! :) ~hugs, Rhonda

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  12. Morning, Sue! Oh, how pretty! If I'd know about Rhoda's fluffing party I would have joined too! Just had a couple of busy busy days and wasn't able to hop all over Blogland. Love your little baskety bunnies on the mantle.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  13. Morning, Sue! Oh, how pretty! If I'd know about Rhoda's fluffing party I would have joined too! Just had a couple of busy busy days and wasn't able to hop all over Blogland. Love your little baskety bunnies on the mantle.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  14. Morning, Sue! Oh, how pretty! If I'd know about Rhoda's fluffing party I would have joined too! Just had a couple of busy busy days and wasn't able to hop all over Blogland. Love your little baskety bunnies on the mantle.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  15. Oh how pretty. I need to get on the stick and get my fluff up!!!

    Cynthia

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  16. Hello Sue...

    Happy Spring Fluffing! I love what you've done to your mantle...it's just beautiful all decked out in it's Spring finery! Love those big French bunnies...just darling!!! Beautiful vignette...I enjoyed all of your photos!!!

    Have a wonderful Wednesday, my friend!
    Chari

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  17. adorable! looking forward to seeing you this week-end...afraid my sat. is busy with making salads for church activity and brother Bill coming for mom's b-day. Perhaps Sun. - perhaps you could spend the night here...just a thought!
    Love - S

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  18. This is beautiful!!I LOVE the rabbits, it would be hard for me to put them away after easter!! I really love your blog!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  19. You mantel looks wonderful all fluffed up for spring. I love those rabbits! The balance of the display is just perfect!

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  20. Anonymous11:25 AM

    Good Morning Sue,

    So glad I hopped on by...your mantle looks ADORABLE..love those bunnies !!

    Happy Spring,
    Kathy :)

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  21. Love your "fluff" -- love those rabbits

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  22. You have such a gift for beautiful displays and vignettes, Sue! Obviously it runs in the family with your daughter, too. Thanks for the sweet comment! You're the best! XO

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  23. Love those huge bunnies! They're just marvelous! Your mantel looks ready for spring!

    I just used those cup hooks that are self screwing - no drills required!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Manuela

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  24. Fabulous bunnies. You and your daughter did good!!!

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  25. Hi Mrs. G...I love the spring look of your mantel...and the collage on your header photo is so pretty. Btw, I've joined your followers & I'm adding you to my blog list so I can come back often to visit!
    ;-) Bo

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  26. Love your mantle. And to have an interior decorator in the family...You are so lucky!!
    I see you're from Michigan. My daughter was married last July and then moved to Michigan for her husbands new job. They live in Muskegon and are walking distance to the beach! It's the only reason I let her move :0)

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  27. Oh how pretty! Your french rabbits on your mantle are great! My favorite though are those cute bunny pillows on your chairs. Your home is lovely! Thanks for the tour.

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  28. It all looks fantastic! My favorite thing is the watering can. I need to get me one of those!

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  29. Beautiful post, lovely decor and I enjoyed your blog sooooo much! This really got me in the Easter/Spring mood!
    XO,
    Donna Lynn

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  30. Those rabbits are so cute, but I really love your fireplace colors. Super!

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  31. *** Like everyone else, I ADOOOORE your PRECIOUS, UNIQUE bunnies~~~ sooo totally delightful & lighthearted, and your sweet daughter did a GREAT job!!! THANK YOU!!! Warmly, Linda

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  32. Hi there Sue!
    I'm still making my rounds on the Spring Fluffing party. I must say I LOVE, love, love your bunnies! They are so adorable. I also like the way you have decorated with the ivy. English ivy is my favorite indoor / outdoor plant. I also love the soft green of your living room walls. So fresh and springy! Thanks for your visit to Carolina Panache and for your thoughtful and sweet comments. Hope to see you often.
    Warmly,
    Alisa

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  33. What a STUNNING shot of your room! Totally so romantic! I love the draperies! ~CC Catherine

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  34. Beautiful Spring Fluffing....Love all the Springy touches she added to your mantel! Looking Good!

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  35. Came here by way of Rhoda... Like your fireplace bunnies- they are so cute and humongous! And the bunny pillows on the 2 chairs are neat, too. Like you, I have windows on each side of my fireplace like this and have yet to put anything on them. They face the woods and I am not worried about privacy, but I get the west sun and it is starting to fade my leather. Have never seen blinds on the top windows before. Love them, they look nice. Guess I have to give them a try. Will be back to visit. Sue

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  36. I am so in love with that room! The wall color, the windows, the furniture, it all looks so "together" and inviting. The mantel is adorable too.

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Hugs,
Sue