Sunday, March 6, 2011

Birdies & Bunnies & Frogs..Oh My!!

Spring is on the way! My daffys are blooming and our fescue grass is starting to grow!  Of course with the changing of the seasons I had to change out the dishes and vignettes in my favorite little hutch.   I have collected birds and bunnies for years and due to my intense fear of frogs my friends and family have also given me "fake" frogs for fun. ( or maybe they are trying to cure me)  Aren't they nice?  I love to display all these little favorites along with my cabbage plates from Portugal for spring.    

My little hutch goes through a metamorphosis 3-4 times a year..sometimes I don't completely change it again in the summer unless I get really ambitious.  

Last Christmas..

Bare bones....

 Spring hutch full of favorites ...

I started collecting cloches about 2 years ago and love finding different shapes and sizes.  Some of mine are just lighting globes turned upside down...I found quite a few for $1 or less at thrift shops and just paired them with candle holders.. This is an example and holds robin eggs.   

I also have a collection of
 topiaries  that bring a little of the garden indoors.

These little bunnies are so fun..climbing in and out of pots and watering cans! 

And who can forget to put out their bunny on a stick?  Mine is nestled in with my dried hydrangeas from last year..I used these in Christmas arrangements too!  

I purchased this terra cotta pot in Napa .  I love how the date is stamped in the clay.  

My Fitz and Floyd bunny teapot..
a special gift from a friend. 

Funny little frogs displayed  in cloches.  Mama frog and baby frog...
Wonder if Marty has ever seen that? 

Don't forget to join in the cloche party next Friday March 11th!  Should be so much fun to see what everyone comes up with.

A collection of honeypots

My favorite Victorian birdhouse

and a bird filled cloche

complete my hutch's transformation.

Spring brings welcome changes..the garden comes alive, windows get washed, closets get cleaned and the grass turns the prettiest color of green.

Have a wonderful week!  I'm linking with

Tablescaper's Seasonal Sundays


  1. You do such a beautiful job arranging your hutch, just lovely!
    Frog under glass, LOL! Adorable!
    Hope you'll join in again for the 3rd Annual St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl. It was fun to have you march with us last year. :)

  2. Beautiful! I love your Spring hutch vignette! I probably need to pull out my Spring and Easter decor and get started brightening things up. BTW, have no fear you don't have the only family who decides to "cure" someone of an aversion to MIL has received the same treatment! Dont' know if it has helped one little bit, though!

  3. Fun and festive displays in your hutch. I love that sort of thing.

  4. How pretty! Looks like you are all ready for spring! I especially love the eggs! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

  5. Such a lovely vignetter. I would be a perfect addition to Seasonal Sundays!

    - The Tablescaper

  6. Beautiful display. Can't wait for the green to start showing up on the outside as well as the inside in our area. ~~Sherry~~

  7. It is beautiful.... love the eggs and other spring accents.

  8. So pretty! Your hutch is ready for spring (and so am I). Lovin' the bunnies hanging on the watering can-enjoy:@)

  9. I love your hutch...perfect for all seasons! Your spring accents are so pretty!

  10. I love everything that you have in your hutch! It is just beautiful!

    I'm here from BNOTP's party and am your newest follower.

    Have a great day.

  11. Your spring hutch is so cute!! What a wonderful eye you have for placing things just so!

  12. This is just gorgeous. It looks like a store display it is so perfect. I love all of your treasures and you really put them together so beautifully.

  13. Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  14. Such amazing collections and you have a real flair for displaying them. Don't you love having a place or piece that you can change out with the seasons.
    Love it.
    Pam @ BeColorful

  15. So pretty! It looks like a garden! Love it.

  16. What a great metamorphosis! Well done.

    I am having a hilarious Linky party with prizes this Wednesday. Details are on my blog today.
    I hope you'll join in on the fun.

  17. Your hutch is a joy to behold AND you have set up a very prosperous arrangment, according to Feng Shui principles-- just thought I'd let ya know...

    money should be coming your way soon..


  18. I love your hutch! It looks so beautiful in all its Spring finery!!

  19. How Charming!!! You are so generous with your photos. I love the series of shots from "undressed" to "dressed to the nines" I look forward to following your blog.

  20. Your hutch looks beautiful dressed for Spring, Sonia! Although, I do have to say I loved your Christmas display, too. I see we have a few things in common ~ I also love snowmen and bunnies! I also like your robin's eggs; I've been looking for some decent robin's eggs to display that aren't too expensive, but I've been seeing a lot of pastel ones {for Easter, I guess}.

  21. Wow, I love your Spring decor! I suddenly feel inspired to decorate mine for spring too! Beautiful!

  22. There is just too much to look at! I love it all. What great detail. I am so fond of honey pots... your's makes my heart sing!
    And your topiaries are so pretty. Anyting that adds green life brings an extra layer of beauty!
    You have a great blank canvas in your hutch, and you made it a spring masterpiece!

  23. Hello sweet friend...

    Ohhh has been way to long since I have been by for a visit, Sonia! I was so tickled when I got your sweet note! I hope that my little note is finding you and your family all doing well!

    Well my dear friend, you have been a busy little bee! Your spring hutch looks GORGEOUS!!! Of course, I loved how you decorated it for Christmas too! You have such a beautiful collection of spring pretties! Love, love, LOVE all of your sweet little bunnies! You know how I love my bunnies! Hehe! I just got the biggest kick out of the two little guys who are climbing the water can...they're just adorable! I think I need some of like that! All of your pretty cloches just look sooo beautiful all dressed up for spring! You did a great job, my friend! And...I love your green cabbage plates! Everything is just perfect! Sooo glad that you shared your beautiful hutch's spring transformation with was a real treat!

    Yes...I'm with you about spring needing to hurry up and get here! I bet you are just "itching" to get out to your beautiful gardens! I can't wait to see them in all of their spring glory! Soon...hopefully soon! Well dear friend, take care and I will talk with you soon!

    Love ya,

  24. What a lovely vignette! I adore the eggs.

    Have a wonderful Fat Tuesday!

  25. Your hutch is so pretty! Your frogs are too cute and I love how you've different glass items for a cloche. Great idea!

  26. I love your hutch! How fun it is to decorate it and change for every season. Love all the springy decor...Christine

  27. Hi Sonia , I LOVE your hutch and all the goodies you have displayed on it. Just beautiful. I just became a follower and would love if you followed me back. Martina

  28. Your hutch looks so beautiful and all the things you have on it does too.

  29. Pretty and delightful Sonia.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  30. I'm your newest follower. I love your cloches and what's inside them. Such lovelies you have displayed, I enjoyed looking at each one, just beautiful. Come over and check mine, I'll be thilled to have you.

  31. I am so sorry to hear about your fear of frogs! My children went to school on Frogtown Road, so we have all sorts of frog items around our house. You would not have been happy there. It was a good idea to trap yours under the glass cloches and very creative too! Love all your bunnies and those cabbage plates too! Linda

  32. What a wonderful display. You have some darling bunnies...I love the climbing ones!!

  33. Hi Sonia Sweetie...
    What a beautiful hutch, gorgeous bunnies and a wonderful share. I have so enjoyed scrolling through you beautiful blog home. I love it here. I am Country Wings in Phoenix, your newest follower. I saw you comment on Jane's blog,and just had to pop over. Especially when I saw you were from Oklahoma.

    I live in Phoenix now, but grew up in Enid. All of my family is still there. We also have family in OKC. A beautiful place.

    I hope you will stop by and say hello sweet friend. I look forward to visiting with you often. Many country hugs, Sherry

  34. Oh I absolutely love your hutch and your vignettes are just stunning. Love all the cloches and the way you've mixed them in your displays. Fabulous. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

  35. Your hutch looks so pretty all ready for Spring. I love your honey pots. Those blue eggs look beautiful under that cloche, and I love the bow tied around your lampshade. The bunny tea pot is wonderful too. Thank you for linking all of this Springtime wonderfulness to Favorite Things. laurie

  36. I love your creations! Just found your blog and I really like it. I'll be back... I'm your newest follower.
    Ladybug Creek

  37. Your beautiful hutch is certainly a happy place! Love all the sweet vignettes there! I'm a sucker for cloches, too. I think I love your Fitz and Floyd bunny the best!

    Happy St. Patrick's Day!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  38. Sonia, not sure why I missed this post earlier, but glad I noticed. The hutch decked out in springtime glory is charming. I love the cabbage plates and mixed in with the topiaries, bunnies, frogs, and cloches it all looks so happy. ~ Sarah


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