The title of this post connotes that this is a spring season table top vignette, but there is a second meaning to it. I used an old bed spring in my cloche as a stand for a moss covered egg.
I found several of these rusty old springs last summer, but I put them away and couldn’t find them! I know I’ve told you I do this all the time and I’ve gotten many responses that said you do the same thing. At least I know I am not alone in my insanity and loss of memory, right? Well, I found two more springs at a favorite vintage shop and made sure that I put them in a “safe” place. I used one out to create this cloche to celebrate the spring season. All I did was top the bedspring with some shredded sheet music and add a moss covered egg. Voila- a simple “nested” egg display for the sofa table.
Here you can see where I placed the cloche. I think I may have shown it in an earlier post, but I honestly can’t remember. Things have been pretty hectic around here lately. What with the landscaping project and readying for my” Vintage Finds Porch Sale” this weekend…. Whew- I’m tired just typing it out!
I’ve had this sweet little ceramic bird since we moved into our first house back in 1979. My goodness- that was decades and decades ago! How time flies…..
The reindeer moss that surrounds this little guy and his friend in the background smells so sweet and earthy when you lift the dome. The delicate speckled eggs scattered in the moss are real bird’s eggs that have been blown out. And I DO mean delicate- I smooshed two of them trying to cover the display with the cloche.
This is simply a Styrofoam egg with glued on moss and leaves. Can’t get any easier than this!
At the opposite end of the table, I used a vintage stamp holder to hold three small bud vases. Too bad I didn’t pop in a flower in each vase, huh? Originally, the holder was used for business stamps that might have said something like, “PAID,” or “CANCELLED,” or “PAYMENT DUE.” Do you remember those types of stamps?
Another shot of the sofa table. The sun was actually shining through the windows today- Halleluia! It stormed all night long, but it turned out to be a beautiful day. I spent my entire day waiting for service/repair people. The sprinkler system had to be turned on and the air conditioner got its annual maintenance. I had several broken sprinkler heads, due to the landscaping crew’s inattentiveness. I gave them a heads up as to where the sprinklers were located, but I guess I should have flagged them. It cost me $31 apiece, plus labor charges, to replace them. When we have the north side of the yard done, I won’t forget to do that, let me tell ya!
And speaking of the landscape project, here’s a little preview…..
This is the south side of the yard where the path leads to the backyard. It was originally sodded when we moved in, but we get so much shade on this side of the house that all the grass died. We were left with an icky, wet, and muddy mess every time we walked to the back. So I had the crew lay a bluestone path from the large pine tree at the front of the house to the fence in the backyard. What a difference this made- it actually looks like a path to a secret garden.
The bench was a thrifty find at a going out of business sale a few years back. It may not look it, but that sucker is heavy! I hauled it out of the garage and put it here. I’ve started adding in some ferns, some ground cover, and some Irish moss along the path. I’m just doing it as I get the time. I still need to fill a pot and place it in the vintage plant holder I bought last weekend at a yard sale. There’s always tomorrow, I guess! Right now, I’m still pricing my goods for the porch sale. I’m almost done- got a lot done today while waiting for the service guys.
This is the flyer advertising my porch sale this weekend. A friend of mine who owns The Peddler House in Waynesville has graciously offered me the use of her porch to have my sale. The village is having its Old Main Street Antique Show on Sunday, so hopefully we’ll have lots of traffic. You just never know what to expect. Several blogging friends have let me know they’ll be stopping by for a visit, so at least I’ll see a few familiar faces! If you’re wondering where I got the name of my “shop”, I used the name of one of the husband’s relatives. I love the name, “Sadie.”
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