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Wednesday Spotlight: Riveting Rabbits

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Rabbit with Eggs Salt & Pepper ShakersBunny & Bird PotholderRabbits are commonly associated with rebirth and fertility, so when better to decorate with them than in the spring when plants and animals of all kinds are waking up from their winter slumbers? With spring also comes Easter, and if celebrated you may decorate with an Easter bunny or two. As we have just entered the spring season, we are focusing this week’s Wednesday Spotlight is on our rabbit and bunny themed decor. Happy spring!

Sleeping Rabbits Lamp

KitchenBrass Bunny Lamp Finial
Kitchen accessories are easy to change out, collect, and almost always include a functional aspect rather than being simply decorative. Our Bunny & Bird Potholder will protect your kitchen or dining room surfaces from your dishes that come out of the oven. Combined with a cute bird and other natural elements, this item can also be used as a year-round item in your home. We have also added to our selection of salt & pepper shakers with these little rabbits carrying eggs in a basket. This set is unique in that a holder is included with the salt & pepper shakers, and is simple enough to be put on display past spring if desired.

Playing with lighting is another simple way to change up or freshen up your home decor. Our Sleeping Rabbits Lamp is a cute way to incorporate rabbits into your home or for showing your spring spirit. The white color fits in perfectly with any color scheme, especially pastel pinks, blues, and yellows that are common for spring and Easter decorating. If you’re looking for something a little more subtle, our Brass Bunny Lamp Finial will sit atop any standard sized lamp shade, and will elegantly watch over your home throughout the spring or the rest of the year.

Bunny Mischief FlagOutside
We love beautiful arrangements of flowers in a garden or in a flower pot on a front porch or front stoop, and spring brings some of the most beautiful of those arrangements. One not-so-beautiful part of spring we experience is rain and mud, which can put a damper on the outdoor liveliness of this new season. Not to worry – our all-weather Country Visit Doormat is made to withstand any season, and the three rabbits peeking over the white picket fence create a pleasant welcome to your country or urban home. The Bunny Mischief Flag is another option for bringing some spring life to the outdoors; featuring two cute bunnies surrounded by gardening tools and greenery.Country Visit Doormat

Home Accents
We couldn’t leave these other home accents off of our Rabbit Spotlight, especially since two of them are new to our catalog this spring. First though, our customer favorite Green Bunny Pillow is perfect for showing off some spring color in any room of your home, and although the green is a vibrant accent color, the black and white rabbit will help tie it in with the rest of your decor. Our new Rabbit Decorative Bowl is a great way to show off some pretty linens set underneath a gorgeous display of flowers, either on a dining room table or hallway console table. And finally, these two cute Rabbits with Carrots make the perfect table companions for our other rabbit and garden inspired decor.

Green Bunny Pillow
Rabbits with CarrotsRabbit Decorative Bowl

We hope you have fun decorating with our Spotlight items, and can find inspiration for creating a spring escape with your own home decor!

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Thursday’s Theme: Think Spring!

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Ruffled Lace Curtains

Flowers for Spring

Spring is just a day away, and we are more than ready to say goodbye to the cold weather and hello to warming up! This is the time of year when we try to find time to purge our houses of clutter and update decor, so if you find your home feeling a little empty after spring cleaning sessions, here are some great ways to redecorate and refresh your living spaces.

This one is a no-brainer. The arrival of spring brings new life and fresh colors to your backyard, garden, and neighborhood; so get out there and pick a few blooms to display in a glass or equally colorful vase in your home. Easter and Mother’s Day will also be here before you know it, and flowers are the simplest decor and gift items for your Sunday brunch or as a gift to your mom. And, if you want your flowers to last a little longer, faux arrangements can be just as pretty, and will last as long as you would like them to.

Anniversary Blue Floral Valance

Curtains and Window Dressings
Now that our days contain more beautiful sunshine, you will want to change out those heavy, possibly insulated, curtains and window dressings used during the winter months. Sheer lace curtains are great for an elegant window decoration, and will allow a lot of warm sunshine into your home. If you prefer solid colors, go lighter rather than darker, and try a floral print! Light blues, yellows, greens, and pinks are nice colors that will liven up any space, and any home decor. Try just a valance or swag for a minimalist effect that will create a lighter, airier feeling in a kitchen or bedroom.

Front DoorRed Poppy Doormat
If your front yard landscaping isn’t completely spring infused, go to your front door, roll up your sleeves and get painting! A vibrantly colored front door is a quick way to freshen up the outside of your home, and is unique enough to grab the [positive] attention of your neighbors and guests. It does require a little bit of commitment, however, so if you’re not quite ready to transform your house’s facade, a brightly colored, natural, or spring inspired doormat will add the seasonal freshness your home needs. Make sure to pick up an all-weather or durable doormat, so no matter how many feet – dry, wet, muddy – pass through it will look as good as new for the entirety of the season.

Do you have any tips for spring decorating you’d like to share? Leave a comment below and tell us your ideas, and have a happy spring!

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Top 5 Monday Must-Haves: Beautiful Blooms

Monday, March 16th, 2015

Only 4 more days until spring officially begins! We’re ready for warmer weather, more sunshine, and of course, blooming flowers, lush gardens, and fresh decor! While you wait for your blooms to spring out of the ground or out of a flower pot, check out these 5 new flower-themed items we offer, and get inspired by these Monday Must-Haves.

Tulip Checker Pillow

Tulips are a spring staple, which makes this Tulip Checker Pillow a perfect addition to any cozy living space. The hand hooked wool and cotton velvet back is a comfortable combination, and the vibrant color of the tulip is uniquely contrasted with the black and white check; Stephanie Stouffer knows how to create an eye-catching design. This pillow will coordinate with other check or floral decor, but will definitely hold its own as a lone statement piece.

Jacobean Flowers & Stripe Quilt CollectionWhile you embark on your spring cleaning, you may decide to freshen up that guest bedroom, or finally redecorate your master bedroom. Our new Jacobean Flowers & Stripe Quilt Collection is just what you need. The vibrant, classic colors are combined with vermicelli embroidery and delicate flowers, which transform into stripes when reversed.

Fern Flower Wreath

For a vibrant floral arrangement that lasts all year, our new faux Fern Flower Wreath is a beautiful choice. These colors exude a springtime attitude, and the flowers will improve your mood whenever you look at them. You can use it alone on a door or wall, or choose to coordinate it with the Fern Flower Garland. Either way, you’ll have a floral display that will be the envy of your guests.

Calla Lily Stems (in purple)

Cherry Blossom Wall Plaque

Or, if you’re looking to decorate a table or other surface, our Calla Lily Stems are beautiful options. The flexible stems give you a chance to arrange them in your style,¬†and place them in any kind of vase or flower display. Your guests will love them during Easter Sunday brunch, or as a table setting throughout the year.

Finally, if your walls need some springtime updating, our Cherry Blossom Wall Plaque is a cheery way to do just that. The beautiful cherry tree is in bloom on the lush green lawn, and will have you enjoying spring all year long. The size of this wall decorative is perfect for smaller rooms or walls, so incorporate it into your nature-inspired room or display as a statement piece this spring.

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