Spring has sprung in another part of the house to help alleviate the doldrums of the remaining days of winter. This nook in the great room got a little shot of color with an spring inspired lithograph placed as the backdrop to the antique scale I often like to use in my vignettes.
I love the worn patina on its finish. The yellowed metal on the weight gives it so much character.
It just seemed fitting to use a wired birdcage cloche to cover this bluebird.
The marble scale base on this side of the scale was covered with a bed of sheet moss so that the bird could take up residence.
On the other end of the scale is a small nest filled with faux greenery, eggs, and a small bird.
This came to me by way of Cindy, who blogs at Dwellings.
I recently won her contest for a Ramsign address sign and this nest was also a part of the give-away.
Acrylic feet were to the bottom of the shell for stabilization.
I still have another shell that needs the same treatment- it keeps tipping over and it contents keeps spewing all over the table.
A tall cupcake cloche houses a small heart shaped rock.
The glare is certainly not sunshine- once again it is cold, cloudy, and overcast;
the back wall of the room just has so much glass that it wreaks havoc with reflections.
The green and gray rock makes a very simple statement all on its own….
To add in some natural greenery, I topped a recently faux-painted concrete column with a small potted plant.
It’s looking a bit spindly these days- our overcast winter days don’t seem to providing quite enough light for it.
I’ve periodically moved it around the house to try and give it more of a chance to grow;
but when I do that, I lose track of where it is and it doesn’t get watered.
An avid gardener I am not…..
At least the terra cotta pot is well on its way to looking aged and beautiful.
Clay pots take on a whitish cast as they age, due to the fertilizers and minerals in the water.
I’m contemplating rubbing a bit of moss and yogurt onto it to make it even prettier.
Looks better than a brand new, pristine clay pot, I think.
I’m eagerly awaiting spring’s arrival. Aren’t you?
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