Sunday, March 11, 2012

A Wee Bit O' Green

Last week I found three green books 
about Ireland at a yard sale for $2.00.
 Perfect timing.
I added them to my spring green
 St. Patrick's vignette on the sofa table.
 Under a cloche.
 I added a few white china bunnies, 
also found at the sale for $1.00 a pair.
 Brown clay eggs on a straw nest under
a thrifted cheese dome.
I painted this clay pot in 2005 when I 
tried 'one-stroke' painting.
 I brought in my purple spotted orchid 
and plopped it in. This is the longest
 blooming orchid I have ever had! 
I first posted about it in August...
and it's still blooooming!
 A tower of thrift shop tea cups. 
I tossed a green, yellow and white
thrifted crocheted afghan across the 
back of the couch.
Another seasonal change.
Lucky slept thru the whole process. I
think he's used to this commotion.



  1. Green is my FAVORITE color.... I love your pics!

  2. Great finds!! Visiting from the Girl Creative!

  3. Lovely green, love you painted clay pot too.

  4. I love your vignette. You've given me a couple of ideas to do one of my own. Your blog is beautiful. I have added you to my blogroll. Be back soon. Patty

  5. What a great project! I love it. If you would, consider sharing with my readers at


  6. I love your post! So beautiful for this holiday. You are so talented. I love going through your blog. Thanks for sharing your visions.

  7. Love the St. Pat's vignette and cloches...I keep forgetting to bring out the Longaberger St. Pat's basket...the "garter" is ever so cute on the base of the cloche!

  8. Love your cloche with the stack of tea cups and your gorgeous orchid. I remember one stroke painting, but I didn't save any of my things. They weren't that great anyway.

  9. Oh you were able to do St. Patrick's Day and the cloche party. So clever. I love your cloches and putting the books and creating some Irish displays is perfect. Thanks so much for joining the party. So smart. Hugs, Marty

  10. Love your St. Patty's vignette's of cloche's, so very pretty. I love the teacups and the pot you painted. Also really like the eggs under the cheese dome, really everything is so very pretty. You pretty darn good! Thanks for sharing your inspiration at Sunday's Best.

  11. What a pretty springy, with touches of St. Patricks Day post. I love those little bunnies. Your teacups are so beautiful and fragile looking. How are you keeping them stacked like that? I had an orchid just like yours, the blooms faded away but now the leaves keep getting bigger and bigger. Two of them are the size of rubber tree leaves. I hope it will have some energy left to bloom again. I always enjoy seeing the vignettes you create in your home.

  12. A St. Patrick's vignette AND the cloches, way to go girl! I haven't gotten my Spring decor out yet, Hopefully tomorrow. Wanted to do it today but had another committment come up. XO, Pinky

  13. HI Rita! Everything looks wonderful. Love your cloches and your pretty display.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  14. This is such a cheerful and interesting display! Great idea with the teacups under the cloche. ~ Maureen

  15. Everything looks great. I really like that touch of green rick-rack at the top of your cloche. I might have to "borrow" that idea:)

  16. Love your Cloches. Very pretty.