Sunday, April 7, 2013

Sweet Sweet Spring ~

Sweet, Sweet Spring has arrived ~ the temps right now are in the 60's.  Ahhhhhh ~
When Spring arrives I come alive ~ I want to refresh, fluff my nest ~ I think you know....

This week I made some laundry detergent.  We can't get Zote  soap here in Canada, so I used Linda Soap.

I love how it smells and I love that you use so little, very economical ;-)

I have been wanting to take my cupboard doors off for such a long time.  Well, I finally did it, but didn't like the look.  So, Mr. Vintage added bead board (actually Pine tongue and groove) to the back of the cupboards.

Now I love the way they look.  I put my jadite in this cupboard, so that I can look at it always ~

I had to add a little pink ~

I really do like the way it looks.  The bathroom is still a work-in-progress, but hopefully, I can show you that soon.

I tweaked my mantel a little ~

I love these blue bottles ~

and of course, my little birds ~

Well, I am off to do a little more fluffing ~

What have you been up to lately, fluffing? painting? creating?

Please let me know, I love to hear from you

Have a wonderful Sunny Day ~




  1. Good morning Marianne
    I am happy Spring has found you. We woke to more snow today in Saskatchewan! Yikes...
    Your cupboards looks great with the doors removed, love your jadite collection!
    Happy fluffing..

  2. Morning, love the look without the cupboard doors, the Jadeite looks wonderful as does the pink in the back, such pretty dishes........I have been rearranging and a little change in the house....but still winter here......Blessings Francine.

  3. Everything looks lovely Marianne!
    It's spring here too but still quite cool.
    I've started cleaning my nest....lots to do! Lol
    Love your cupboards and dishes! Very pretty!
    Love all your little touches..happy cleaning and fluffing!

    All my heart,
    Deborah xoxo

  4. Your cupboard re-do looks really nice. I like the 'beadboard' in behind and your jadeite really stands out. You have some really nice pieces! Doing some fluffing here and cleaning too. Where does all the dust come from when the windows are still closed??!! Pamela

  5. I've been thinking about taking off my cupboard doors....yours look GREAT! Not sure if hubby likes my idea...
    It is in the "air" to start fluffing our homes!!! Winter was too long.

  6. Your cupboards turned out fantastic! I absolutely love the green plate with the roses :-)

  7. So glad that spring has returned to you.
    Your treasures certainly give you a lot of joy, don't they?
    I've been planting up a storm!
    Good to hear from you.
    Enjoy the warmer temps!

  8. I have some of those same jadite pieces in an open cabinet. Funny, I never thought of adding other dishes, like the pinks, with it. That looks so pretty...I'm going to do it right now! Thanks:)

  9. Hi Marianne, I love your cupboards with the bead-board and the doors off. The arch at the top is very pretty. And the jadeite looks fabulous!!! Very nice change! And the mantle looks great too, I adore anything vintage and you have some lovely pieces
    Hugs, Cindy

  10. The cupboards look wonderful. I love the jadite with the pink plate. I also keep meaning to try the homemade laundry soap. I think it looks so pretty!

  11. Love your jadeite, I have some on top of my cabinets and I kind of forget about them!
    Would love to hear about your family coming from Holland..I am sure it was a tragic time, but so much history.

  12. Love your spring changes! Thanks so, so much for your encouraging comment on my post about hope deferred. You're a blessing!

  13. Great job spring fluffing. Love the scale and the jadeite. I see we have some new fluffy snow out there this morning! Grrrrr.