Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Many uses of a cake plate

Hello friends!  We have been busy here on the Hillside.  I think I told you that this house needs lots of TLC and we have started the process of relandscaping.  You know how they say things have to get worse before they get better?  I totally believe that statement now.  We have removed tons, (ok technically only 2,380 pounds), of landscaping.  I know this because we donated it to the local landfill to become mulch.  Anywho, in the process I found lots of bulbs popping little shoots up through old, lumpy mulch.  I dug out every little bulb I saw and transplanted them into pots for now, but I could not resist the temptation to bring some indoors and force them into bloom.  That brings me to Cake Dish Use #1:

These hyacinths are soooo lovely!  They have always been one of my very favorite flowers, mostly because of their beautiful perfume.  I had no idea how many of these would actually open into such full beauties and it's been fun watching them day by day.  Now our dining room has the most wonderful, delightful scent.  I can't help but stop and put my nose into these flowers each time I walk by. 

And the color!  Wow, so vivid. 


I really do wish you could smell these beauties...

Ok, so on to Cake Dish Use #2.  In getting ready for spring and Easter I have been pulling cute little bits out of boxes and dusting them off in hopes of giving our home a lovely spring-y feel for the little ones, (and us big ones, too).  I also have been getting some very important little feet ready for spring, as they are starting to cruise around and spend time outdoors.  So I had to find some new girlie baby shoes that are not just cute but good for new feet, too.  That's how I found Pediped.  Maybe others already know about Pediped, but they are new to me and I am in LOVE with them.  Look what we found:

Is that not the cutest little thing you've seen today!?  And from what I have read and choose to believe - they are good for little feet, too!  Can you believe it?  You can check them out at http://www.pediped.com/home/home.aspx

 So I have this cutesy little painted cake dish sitting with some paper grass in it and on one of my trips through the house I just plopped these little cuties in the dish.

When I walked past them again I thought they are cuter than candy!  I just had to share. 

Well, I do hope you are able to enjoy some of the little changes that come with the season.  Hope you are able to find some little springy flowers popping up near you.  I know it's too soon for some of you - still getting snow - but close your eyes and imagine the smell of the blue hyacinths above.  And with that smelly thought I wish you all well and leave you for now. But I will be back to share the new hooky creation that's soon to be complete! xo

1 comment:

  1. Christina, your hyacinths are very pretty. I'm sure they would make me sneeze but still I would enjoy them. What cute shoes too. Very springy!


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