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Friday, March 27, 2009
Show & Tell Friday for March 27
For Show & Tell today, I want to share just a few early spring scenes.
First of all, this is the clothesline that goes from the balcony of our house out into the woods in our back yard. This photo was taken just over a week ago. You can see how much snow is still out there! And this is my hutch decorated for early spring. I finally took my snowy decor down, because after all it is spring by the calendar if in no other way. I will show closer photos of the two lower shelves below, so will only describe the top 2. The top shelf features a cross stitch from Proverbs 31, made by a dear friend. That pretty much lives here permanently. On either side of it are "Tea for One" teapots in pretty spring colors, given me by dear friends. The second shelf features a lovely teapot with a fruit motif given me by the same friends. To the right of it is a Fiesta ware cup and saucer, part of my motley Fiesta collection. To the left is a pretty pincushion embroidered by another dear friend.
The next shelf down has a maple sugaring theme, since that's the season we're in right now. I have empty syrup cans (one of which is shaped like a sugarhouse), old photos of sugaring time, an old maple syrup ad, old labels from syrup cans, and a metal sap spile. Oh, and a little wooden evergreen tree beside the sugarhouse. The bottom shelf again has some old ironstone dishes from my mother's family, on a green & white dishtowel used as a runner. There's more Fiesta ware -- the green and white salt/pepper shakers -- plus a little salt shaker from the Colonial Homestead pattern, and a little green salt dish. I have no idea where the top to this dish is, but it used to have a little matching chicken top to the basket. I also added to this shelf a couple of die-cut shamrocks a friend sent me, and a little bunch of yellow silk flowers for color. That is my simple Show & Tell for today. To see what others have shared for Show & Tell Friday, head on over to There is No Place Like Home. Happy Show & Tell Friday!
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.