Then he squeezed into the larder.
Miss Butterfly was tasting the sugar; but she flew away out of the window.
"Tiddly, widdly, widdly, Mrs. Tittlemouse; you seem to have plenty of visitors!"
"And without any invitation!" said Mrs. Thomasina Tittlemouse.
-THE TALE OF MRS. TITTLEMOUSE, Beatrix Potter
I am good at a lot of stuff. Diaper changing, check. "Fake cleaning" a house in a matter of 10 minutes when you hear someone is headed over, check. Eating more than my hubby (who looks like a linebacker,) check. So you may be thinking to yourself "Gee, Miriam. You seem like a human being who is nigh unto perfect. What could you possibly improve?" Well, I will tell you: I never decorate for holidays, (Except Christmas, of course.) And it makes my hubby and kids sad. So I am working on it.
Here is our newly outfitted Spring Entry, inspired by Beatrix Potter and her Peter Rabbit:
My favorite addition was this little bunny.
I printed a silhouette, traced it onto scrapbook paper, and cut it out.
And placed it in a frame that held a print of Trafalgar Square, because that just didn't seem very "Spring-like"
I covered some balls in moss, because I have taken to putting moss on everything that doesn't move.
And I added a little friend to the picnic basket.
(Also, in a super-stalker-ish move, I still have the tag on that basket which was a wedding gift from a friend like a decade ago. But she just has the coolest handwriting ever. Thanks, Alisa!)
I also spray painted some plastic eggs, and mod-podged book pages onto one of them.
(My mod podged egg did not turn out so lovely. After the fact, I read a tutorial on Dear Lillie and realized that I am a moron and if I had soaked my paper, it would have turned out much better. Oh well, next Easter...)
My second favorite additions were the floating flowers and butterflies.
I used clear thread to hang them from the ceiling and attached them to the string with hot glue.
And of course, there had to be a print of Peter Rabbit in there somewhere.
Happy Reading, and Happy Easter!
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