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Spring Garden Table Decoration

Last nights post seemed to resonate with quite a few of you. As Deborah said it “I’m drowning in creativity”, Pat is “so tired of the shuffle of stuff” that she is thinking of hauling it all off”(been there, almost did that), and Joyce just wants us all to join the crowd that is part of the big club called ‘works in progress’.

But Cherrie has some comforting thoughts for all of us “An organised mind seldom produces shades of beauty”. Now that is my way of thinking!!!

Spring Garden Table 6

 

But there is nothing like posting some big embarrassing pictures on your blog to spur one into action. Look what I did today. I cleared that big mess off of my garden table and made a nice big Spring centerpiece. And while I was at it I gave that garden shelf in the back a little makeover too.

Spring Garden Table 5

 

Of course the most time was spent in clearing away the mess I had left behind in past weeks. Finding a place for those unused wreaths and other decorating paraphernalia wasn’t easy. It did made me realize that a good purging and organization round is definitely in order.

But all in due time. For now everything is put away and can be semi-easily found again when needed.

When I had cleared the table and the shelf and everything was wiped clean and waiting for things to come, I hopped on my bike to get some fresh flowers to use.

Soaking Plants in Garden Sink

 

I bought these at the DIY store, not the best place to buy flowers but they were nice and cheap and with some TLC form me, I hope they will last a long time anyway. I gave them a good soak in the garden sink first, because they looked a bit parched.

And then it was play time…….

Spring Garden Table 3

 

Adding  bottles, some natural thingamajigs, a candle (that I will most likely not light in there) and of course the flowers.

Spring Garden Table 4

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Spring Garden Table 7

The shelf got a super easy treatment. Just some black and white action, with a little green for good measure.

Garden Shelf

And then I happily clicked away with my camera…

 

Spring Garden Table 2

Yeah, the start is here. One part of my garden is ready for some lounge action again.

 

Big Pink Flower

And I am sure that when I will be sitting outside under my porch and enjoying the beauty of my little table decoration, my hands will start itching to get started with the rest of the terrace and garden too.

Or so I hope…..

 

Spring Garden Table 1

Wanna come and lounge with me?

 

And hopefully I will see you soon again…. some more craft room stuff is almost ready for a reveal, Yeow!, and I feel a serious urge to start baking again too….. and I also feel that my need for some serious ‘playing stylist’ fun is heavily overdue. So stick around for things to come.

 

Love,

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Comments

  1. Lovely and gorgeous photos, Marianne. I’m a bit envious of the garden sink too.

  2. Look at all that loveliness! Beautiful! I have yet to get my spring table decoration in place… behind as usual…

  3. Marianne– it all looks so pretty and wonderful!

    And from the sounds of it…it didn’t take all that long to make it looks spiffy and put a smile on your face!
    I know your smiling. I could tell by the tone of the post!

    The best part is…while you work in the gardening areas and other places, you have a place of respite.
    Enjoy!

    ~Pat

  4. What a clever and gorgeous way to fill up the tray! You have again inspired me! Your terrace is lovely…hope we see more pics of it this summer!

    XO,
    Jane

  5. Carol P. says:

    So enjoy your posts! My clutter is getting to me, also. Here’s a quote I picked up somewhere by Bestsy Canas Garmon – Love it. ” I’ve decided that the stuff falling through the cracks is confetti and I’m having a PARTY!” (caps, mine)

  6. Marianne,

    You have really great taste and make such lovely things; they look effortless and not overdone. What flower is the pink one? It’s so pretty. Would love to “come visit”!, My brother lives in Prague and I love to visit Europe; would love to live there some day, as well.

    Really enjoy your blog; thanks for sharing what you do.

    Melissa

    • Marianne@Songbird says:

      Thank you! The flowers are petunia’s and pelargonium. Never been to Prague yet. It is on my to-do list.

  7. I love the old ladder in the background with the wreath hanging on it. I think I might do that on my deck this year. Cute redo.

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