Sunday, April 3, 2011

Adding Spring Touches

With the explosion of Spring I have been trying to lighten things up.  I can't make any major changes while our house is on the market but I have been bringing in some fun accessories.

This cloche was made a while ago but it has been stored away just waiting for warm weather.  I made the display using bits and pieces I had left from other projects.  The only new thing I bought was a small 99 cent grapevine that I made the nest with.  The cloche and cake stand I already owned and both were purchased at Goodwill for just a few dollars.


Normally the little iron table is used in our morning room.  I brought into the living
 room to add a touch of outdoors.


See the cute pillow?  The pillow was a gift from my newest sponsors.  
 Sisters Shannon and Julie are the talent behind these fabulous pillow covers. 
 They have the cutest Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/people/gatheredcomforts 
where they not only sell  these wonderful pillows but also some vintage items and jewelry.


I chose this pillow because the colors work perfectly in our family room.  Love it with our Italian lamp.

Here is a little info on the sisters taken from their profile and some of the products they sell on Etsy.

We are two sisters born and raised in beautiful Southern Illinois who love junking, gardening and crafting. After owning a successful retail store for 10 years we sold it lock, stock and name and have took the last couple of years off to raise kids and rest. We are now starting a new chapter, doing something we love to
 do and enjoying every moment of it. Besides Etsy we take our show on the road twice a year to the Country Living Fairs in Columbus, Ohio and Atlanta, Georgia. Check out our blogspot  Gatheredcomfortsblogspot.com to keep up with what we have been up to.
Shannon and Julie.




Wouldn't this pillow make a wonderful Mothers Day gift?


Please stop by and say hello to these sweet shop owners.


How have you been decorating for Spring?   I would love for you to share your
 seasonal changes at my Open House Party each Thursday.


Hugs,
Sherry

I am joining the parties at:







54 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Sherry, you know that I am drooling over your cloche. It is fabulous and your birdnest inside is stunning. I love your pillow also. Such a beautiful piece. Thanks in advance for linking to TTT. I hope to join your party this week. Hugs, Marty

Cindy said...

Love your Spring cloche...perfect!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I will definitely visit the sisters' etsy, Sherry! Thanks for the introduction ~ that pillow is just wonderful! I understand what you are dealing with since I'm on the market, too. I'm trying to keep my projects limited to smaller things that don't impact the house itself. Your cloche is really lovely and I am relying on things like this for that Springtime feel, since it is still kind of cold here.

Dear Lillie said...

Love the cloche and those pillows are gorgeous!

emilysnan said...

hiya , love that table the colour and finish on it is gorgeous , those cushions are fab too . tfs
xmaggiex

Marydon said...

Sherry the pillows are wonderful & your cloche creation is fabulous.
Happy April ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

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Martina @ Northern Nesting said...

Oh Sherry I will definitely make my way over to check out their etsy shop, I LOVE those pillows!! I just love that little metal table of yours and the way you displayed your cloche, beautiful!! It definitely says Spring! Martina

NanaDiana said...

Sherry- Beautiful Spring cloche! I will go check those gals out-Your pillow is gorgeous! xxoo Diana

The Polished Pebble said...

Love those pillows Sherry!

xo kelley

molly susan strong said...

You know I love the pillows as I shared some of my obsessions. I knew I liked you...thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate you spreading the love on Market Yourself Monday!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sherry,
Oh my...love your cloche and the pillows are sooo awesome...these ladies do a great job with them...I'm going by and check them out.

Blessings,
Linda

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sherry, I love your cloche and your nest is so real looking. Great pillows and I have such a weakness for pillows. I will check them out.

sissie said...

Hi Sherry,
Thanks for introducing a new blogger and etsy shop. I'll go over and say hello.

I'm in love with your cloche, bird's nest and little table. It all makes a pretty vingette.

hugs
sissie

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I have a couple of cloches that I have nest under too! Love those pillows. I am off to check them out.
xo
Penny

Kathysue said...

Sherry it definitely looks as if Spring has Sprung in your lovely home. The pillows are the perfect addition to your vignette, Happy Sunday,
Kathysue

julie said...

Love the pillows! I have a few similar ones I got from an online boutique a year or so ago- there's nothing like a cute pillow (or six!) to give a room a quick lift. :)

Babs said...

Your cloche is so pretty with the bird's nest. I really like the white base and the little flowers inside. I'm heading to Shannon and Julie's etsy to look at the cute pillows.Thanks for the link. Hugs, Babs

The enchanted home said...

I am such a bird fanatic that you drew me in with those first two pics buty each one was just as beautiful..the pillows...WOW!

passionfruitprincess said...

Wow! Your blog is lovely! I need to take time to look around more.
And the etsy store is great. Beautiful pillows.
I am following you from the Homemaker on a Dime party.
Ana Paula.

Susan said...

OMG! Those are the most gorgeous pillows!! I love the birds!

-Lidy said...

Loving all the birds...makes me think of my sister who likes to go birding! :)

The cloche is very pretty and such a great idea.

Pam said...

Sherry, I love your cloche! And I love all of those pillows!

Thanks for sharing.
Pam

Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

Sherry, I love your spring cloche with the bird nest inside! Those pillows are so beautiful and unique!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me a sweet comment about my chandelier :)

I am following you too!

Amanda

xinex said...

Such beautiful spring touches. I love all the pillows!..Christine

Erin said...

Love that pillow Sherry and your cloche looks very springy and beautiful!

Picket said...

Morning girl...love that beautiful cloche and allllll those pillows! lol Thanks for the info on the site I will definitely check it out....have a great week sweetie...Picket

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

Hello my Dear Sherry!

How are you doing?

Lovely! Your posts are always so lovely and inspiring.


I hope you have an amazing week! :-)

xo

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Hello from Canada!!! Love your style too...that cloche is right up my alley,so are all those pillows!!!! Have a wonderful week! Chrissy

Divine Theatre said...

Lovely post! I will check out the etsy shop! Thanks!

Andie

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

such pretty pillows! Love your style! I'd love it if you'd come by our Wicked Awesome Wednesday blog party this week if you get a chance.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Sherry, I can't believe you got that gorgeous cloche at GW! And it looks so pretty and ready for spring!
I would love any of those gorgeous pillows. How beautiful!
Yvonne

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Love all of your Spring touches. The pillows are lovely and decorating with cloches is so much fun. the possibilities are endless. Have a great week. Mona

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Everything is looking so pretty and ready for Spring. I really love your pillows!~ The pattern with the birds is so pretty.

Stephanie said...

Wonderful cloche display Sherry!

Pat said...

Beautiful cloche, Sherry!

I love the pillows. Thanks so much for the link, I am going to visit. The living room furniture is due to arrive mid week and I haven't found the pillows of my dreams yet.:-)

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

Your cloche arrangement is so pretty, Sherry, I can't believe you found that one at GW. The pillows are so nice, a good combination of formality and casualness. ;) Hugs, Kim

Olive Cooper said...

Sherry, the cloche is precious. The pillows are lovely too. I will get myself out of the garden soon and join your party, I am finding it hard to blog when there are so many flowers! hugs♥olive

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Gorgeous cloche vignette!!! Your pillow is beautiful and I went on their etsy site and it is amazing. Thank you for directing us there. ~~Sherry~~

Yvonne@StyleBurb said...

Your spring cloche is beautiful, Sherry. I particularly like the tiny purple flowers near the bottom- they look great with your green walls and the green leaves.

Jacqueline said...

Sherry, the pillows are just gorgeous and so varied too. I love the bird prints over the lettering. What talent.

Your gorgeous cloche makes me yearn for warm days. Not here yet!

Jenspire said...

Very cute!! I just did a recent post for spring/Easter too: http://jenspire.blogspot.com/2011/04/kids-easter-craft.html

vicki p said...

beautiful! thanks for the etsy recommendation~

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the beautiful pillows! I'm off to check on some of the Etsy stores! I LOVE Etsy! ♥

Tami said...

What a pretty cloche and lovely pillows. I'm currently looking for just the right cloche and hope to blog about it when I get it.
Fondly, Tami
www.thisandthatfromtami.blogspot.com

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Those pillows are beyond adorable! Oh, I love them!

XO,

Sheila :-)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Sherry, your cloche looks so pretty, and those pillows are wonderful! I'm going to check out that Etsy. laurie

Pam said...

Beautiful cloche display. Doesn't get much springier than that! And I am seriously in love with your pillow. I checked out their etsy site before leaving this comment. They have beautiful stuff.

Sam @ The Junk House said...

I love all your pieces and your house is amazing too! I want one of everything for my house!
I'm a new follower from the Homemaker on a Dime Party & Hop. I'd love for you to stop by.

Sam
thejunkhouse.blogspot.com

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Sherry, great spring touches and they're eye-candies! Thanks for sharing this at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. Btw, I'm following you now :)

Sue said...

Sherry, I love your spring cloche!!! Anything with a nest just calls to me. And the pillow- so sweet. Oh, and I love the sisters from Gathered Comforts. I met them a couple of years ago at the Springfield Extravaganza. They have the coolest stuff. My bulb tray came from them, as well as lots of other neat treasures. I'll see them in May when they come back! hugs, Sue

Marianne said...

Hi Sherry, Just love your spring cloche and all of those beautiful pillows.
Marianne :)

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

What a sweet cloche- I love how tall it is and darling on that cake plate! Gosh those pillows are just so charming too!! I love them- will have to check out their etsy! Thanks for sharing at my party! :)

Liz said...

So much spring cuteness! I love it all. That necklace is awesome. :)

Have a great weekend!

~Liz

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Gorgeous, love the pillows! Thanks for linking up to Beyond The Picket Fence.