April 10, 2011

Spring Pansies & Mod Podge

During our grocery store run on Saturday, the girls helped me pick out pansies. Pansies are my bridge from winter to spring. They're the first flowers I can plant that I know will withstand freezing nights, cold snaps, a surprise frost, and a few snowflakes.

They also remind me of my Grandma Hurst who always planted loads of them around the front of her house.

My mother gave me a brown wooden wheelbarrow last fall and I honestly forgot about it until Chris was organizing the garage this past week.

I spent a few minutes searching Graphics Fairy and came across this beautiful image and I combined it with a French ledger sheet.

With a little mod podge and some protective spray finish, I now have a fun display for my new pansies.



My little wheelbarrow is going to take up residence on my covered front porch, but the yard makes a much nicer backdrop. Have a splendid week ahead.

Linking up with Apron Thrift Girl: Thrift Share Monday
and Graphics Fairy Brag Monday

We're hoping to have our first picnic in our treehouse later this afternoon.

On Monday night, I'll be announcing an Easter give-away.

I've had a fun week in my craftroom during our spring break.
I also managed to pick up a few vintage Easter items to share.


XOXO


11 comments:

Kim said...

Like always..
You are AMAZING..
Love ya.
Have fun in the treehouse... Hugz..

DearHelenHartman said...

The pansies are so pretty but I really love the old photo. Isn't it wonderful to know where are real 'roots' lie?

Jodee said...

Love, love, love the wheel barrow! It's so cute! Hooray for spring!

Hope you had a fun picnic in your treehouse!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

I love pansies too! That wheelbarrow is so precious Kim.

Vicki said...

What a sweet post! Love your little wheel barrow.

My Vintage Mending said...

I love the ledger sheet. Would never have thought to use them together. Spent the whole weekend in the yard again. Lovely...paper crafting tomorrow!

Courtney said...

Love the pansies. I almost picked some up the other day at the grocery. Hope you guys had a wonderful picnic in the treehouse. Hope you have a great week.

Heather said...

I just love pansies. Their little "faces" always make me smile!

Joanna B said...

That wheelbarrow is so adorable! I love how you mod-podged it! Happy Sunday, have a god week!

Boekenstek said...

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ana @ i made it so said...

hi kim, what a fab photo of your grandma. such a nice memory you have of her. beautiful flowers, and great way to display them. ahhh spring!

i'm visiting from atg. have a beautiful day!