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!


  1. Very pretty things on your hutch shelves--Spring is here!!:)

    I love your teapots and the dishware on the bottom shelf- just lovely:)

    Happy SATF!

    Linda C

  2. I just got a clothes line last year for the first time in years and love it. It is always nice to view treasures on people hutch shelves. Thanks for sharing yours.

    P.S. I invite you to visit my frugal blog - Hands & Hearts...for HIM. The link is on the side bar. I just posted about my clothes line a couple of days ago :o)

  3. MrsT,

    What beautiful spring decor you have. I love the maple syrup photos!

    I wish I still had my clothes line.



  4. Anonymous2:43 PM

    What sweet things you have on your hutch. I like the sugaring theme. A friend up in Ontario goes to her brother's sugaring every year.
    Thanks for sharing.

  5. I especially like your transferware. Thanks for sharing. Happy Show and Tell Friday. Here’s mine:

  6. The hutch is very nice. Look at it shine're so clean!! You should see the dust in my house. LOL

    And there is nothing like the good ol' open outdoors to dry bed linens. Snow? I live in the deep south, I dislike snow.

    My show n tell is all about my Easter Lily. Stop by if you get a chance.

  7. visiting from Kelli's show and tell!

    I don't have a clothes line, but I do have a clothes RACK, and could not live without it. Its a pretty big one, sturdy and made of lightwwieght aluminum. I move it inside in the dead of winter or it blows over.

    Your hutch is very nice and all your treasures lovely. Thanks so much for sharing and have a nice weekend!

  8. I saw your comment on another blog that you love yellow roses and thought I would visit since I also love yellow roses!!

    I enjoyed seeing the items on your shelf, especially the tea for one sets!


  9. What beautiful treasures! The clothes line picture is my favorite!!!Have a wonderful weekend...Julie

  10. I just love your clothesline...don't linens smell the best when hung outside? By the way your embroidered pillowcases are lovely...


  11. Your hutch is lovely. I especially like your dishware on the bottom shelf.
    I am glad spring is here and the temperatures are rising. : )

  12. Wow, what a nice group of ladies is gathered around my kitchen table!! Thanks so much for all of the sweet and thoughtful comments.

    I hope that all of you will feel welcome to visit my kitchen table at any time. I don't post as often as I'd like to due to time constraints and other commitments, but the archives are full.

    God bless you all,


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