Saturday, April 30, 2016

Spring On The Windowsill

Hello, Dear Ones! I'm still in the breakfast room decorating for Spring and thought I would show you what else I've been doing.
 I just adore this windowsill and have so much fun decorating it whenever I like. I do tend to go a bit overboard sometimes and I think this time is one of the overboard times! :) You know I'm so talented like that. I felt all villagey and went to town setting one up on the windowsill.
First I tossed down an old runner I made years ago and it's the same fabric as the chair seats in here. It also has all of the same colors as my curtains do. See, I'm talented like that! :)
Little bit of Blue for Blue Monday
 I've had these little pieces for a very long time now. I don't have the dishes that go with them but if you visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch, she usually has her little porch hutch set up with these. Here sits a big cookie jar and little creamer, both poked upon a little chest topped with a Battenburg lacey.
 See? Cuter than a pumpkin's ear is this large pitcher. I'm supposing this is the local Starbucks!
 Then the salt and peppers. They make wonderful bushes for my little village. I don't believer the little tray goes with these but I'm using it anyway. Hey, it's a flower bed!
 Here is another cookie jar I've had even longer. My daughter gave me this many years ago. Alas, there are no cookies in either cookie jar. I didn't eat them though, just sayin'. :)
Every village needs a pink cake stand with a pretty white pitcher filled with flowers too. Nothing like a neighborhood community flower garden.
 There is also a little pink cake stand with another little house sugar bowl on it. It's covered with flowers and this is where the 'flower lady' lives. Do you see the two little white houses with blue roofs? Well, we flew KLM one year back from Italy and they gave each of us a little house. For years I just thought they were cute and picked one up to dust it one day and heard some liquid swishing around in it. Well, what do I know? These little houses were filled with some sort of liquor. Since I don't drink, the liquid is still in there! :) There is some wax on the chimney that has it sealed in. I'm guessing the town drunk lives in one of these houses.
 Just a sweet little village street filled with darling little houses and blooms and a little liquor.
 Lots to see on this village street with flowering cottages, bushes and a village flower garden. Not to mention a Starbucks.
You just never know when you're poodling around town and driving through neighborhoods what you're going to find.
Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Our House

 I'll light the fire
You put the flowers in the vase
That you bought today

Staring at the fire
For hours and hours
While I listen to you
Play your love songs
All night long for me
Only for me

Come to me now
And rest your head for just five minutes
Everything is good
Such a cosy room
The windows are illuminated
By the sunshine through them
Fiery gems for you
Only for you

Our house is a very, very fine house
With two cats in the yard
Life used to be so hard
Now everything is easy
'Cause of you
And our la,la,la, la,la, la, la, la, la, la, la.....

Our house is a very, very fine house
With two cats in the yard
Life used to be so hard
Now everything is easy
'Cause of you
And Our

I'll light the fire
And you place the flowers in the vase
That you bought today

~ sung by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young


40 comments:

  1. Perfect song for this post! Love your darling little village and I think I need a little pink cupcake plate. It is fun to dress up a bay windowsill and so pretty looking:)
    Kathleen in Az

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    1. Hi Kathleen! Thanks for popping in to see me and I do hope you have a great week.

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  3. That is so darling and I laughed about the little liquor houses. I wouldn't have known what they were either but I think that is so funny. Just don't let your little grands discover and take a swig. :-)

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    1. Ha ha, Nelda! I'm not going to tell them! ;)

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  4. Your window sill is just so pretty. Who cares if they are liquor bottle houses :). They are cute. I have finally posted something new. I have several new posts planned. Getting out of my I'd rather read than write mode. Hope you are feeling better. Hope the knee is on the mend.

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  5. Oh My Goodness! What a sweet set. It is perfect for your window sill. :)
    I hope you are doing well. I'm keeping you in my prayers!
    ~Liz

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  6. Hi Shelia, This looks so cozy and springy. How neat that your pieces match Susan's dishes! I thought they looked like hers as soon as I saw them; I do see them on her porch every summer. :) You'll never believe it, but I have some of those very same Dutch houses, from KLM. You can see them in a post I did earlier this month called "Morning." They're sitting on the dressing table in our guest bedroom. My dad flew KLM to Rotterdam on business many years ago, and he brought the two little houses back for my mom. One is designed to be an ashtray (on the back of the house) and the other has liquor, just like yours. :-D They really are pretty little houses.

    Have a great weekend!

    Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  7. Such a cute little village you have on your windowsill. I would love to have a wide windowsill to do something like that with. It is absolutely charming.

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  8. You've arranged a darling little village on your windowsill complete with the neighborhood bar! The pretty spring tulips are a nice touch, too!

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  9. Your little village looks adorable. I love the little houses.

    Kathy

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  10. This is so cute Shelia! I love how you group things together and have the best stories and songs to go with them.
    Hugs!!

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  11. WHat a cute collection on your pretty windowsill. The flowers are a pretty addition. Our House is one of my favorite songs ever!

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  12. It looks so pretty, Shelia. I love the little village pieces. Come on over and share with us, my "pinkie" sister.♥

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  13. It looks so happy, Shelia. You know, that's why I just love about your house and your posts. There is always a sense of cheer and visiting always makes me feel good. What a gift! Thank you!

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  14. Too cute Shelia! I think most every little village also has a little liquor somewhere on the street, too. You really have some great pieces. How nice to have a sill to create your vignettes on!

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  15. So darling... I absolutely love the colors.. yhour runner brings it all together.... I am a sucker for English cottages... Your's are wonderful!!

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  16. I love your villagey-ness...overboard or not!

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  17. How cute!! I've always loved village tea pitchers and cookie jars. All of it. :)

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  18. Love your village vignette on your windowsill. Such cute houses that have a purpose! We have a few of the KLM houses that my husband picked up at a yardsale--they are really sweet. Thanks for sharing your creative idea!

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  19. What a cute display. I recognized that pattern right away that matches the dishes Susan has. Love the salt and pepper shakers on the little tray- how cute! I would be decorating the windowsill a lot too- fun place to work with.

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  20. I love your spring decor and the village is just precious! I just love your whimsical style of decorating, so sweet and just beautiful!
    Nancy
    xo

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  21. Tiny houses are so comforting . . . the warmth of home!

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  22. Your collection is lovely, and so worth displaying Sheila!

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  23. What a sweet display! Thank you for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It!

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  24. Such a pretty village, you have a beautiful china collection!

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  25. Town drunks! You are too cute! Can I be the flower lady? Such a pretty collection, Sheila!

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  26. Dearest Shelia, I so adore your playfulness with your decorating. Your little village looks like a place I would love to visit. Big smile here. I too love the deep windowsills. So much more room to play with. I especially love the bed of flowers and the S & P bushes. HA!
    Love you too,
    Jeanne

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  27. Your village looks so charming and pretty. I love that your share your fabulous collections. Love your sense of humor too dear Sheila.

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  28. OH Sheila it's just lovely. I opened this post and it made me smile. If only I had a big windowsill I'd copy.

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  29. OH Sheila it's just lovely. I opened this post and it made me smile. If only I had a big windowsill I'd copy.

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  30. Your windowsill is so charming! I love your little village.

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  31. Shelia...I swanee....you have THE most beautiful and precious things! I absolutely love your home!!!

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  32. Loving your windowsill Sheila. So sweet. Hope this finds you feeling much better sweet lady! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  33. The windowsill is the perfect spot to fill with pretties... and you sure have done just that! The village is so charming! Hope you are doing well! :) ~Rhonda

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    1. Scrolling down to get caught up, and read where you'd had the hardware taken out of your knee! Hope you are mending well! Take Care, my friend!

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  34. Well now, your sill is looking beautiful for Spring! I love that line of dishes and accessories. Glad the "destapling" worked out OK:):)

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