My Alpine Home

Sunday, April 1, 2012

April Showers. . .

We have all heard the saying, April showers bring May flowers.

I always look forward to a bit of rain to help give our thirsty Spring lawns and flowers a drink.

Of course, an umbrella is a handy thing to have on hand.

My sister, Julie and a friend, Dolly were visiting for a few days last weekend.  What a fun time we had!  Dolly had a pic from pinterest of a decorated umbrella.  Wish I knew who had posted it and I would give them credit. It was such a fun and easy project.  I will hang it on my front door.  Here it is hanging on the pantry while I worked on it.

Hubby was worried that it was going to stay there and he would have to fight it every time he went in for a cookie or a treat. lol!IMG_5962

I purchased the umbrella at Hobby Lobby.

We were not lucky enough to have real blue eggs, so we cracked some white ones and then dyed them with left over Rit dye from another project. The eggs in the nest are Styrofoam that we dyed also. 

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We stuffed a couple of tissue papers in each pleat.  Filled with moss, faux Sweet Peas, Tulips and a Pussy Willow branch it makes a sweet Spring welcome.

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I'll keep my umbrella handy and anxiously await the May blooms.

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Hugs,

Jann

I will be sharing with:

Alderberry Hill for Make the Scene Monday

Cozy Home Scenes for Cozy Home Party Tuesday

Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday

Katherine's Corner for Thursday's Favorite Things

I Gotta Create for Mother Lode Link Party

23 comments:

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Jann! This is just too cute! What a sweet umbrella! It reminds me of a real nest that a pretty little bird built in my friends front door wreath one year! She had to leave the unseasonable wreath up and use the back door to not disturb the momma bird! You did a pretty job!
Blessings,
Susie

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

What a fun idea for an Easter decoration.

imquilternity said...

I love the your umbrella interpretation....it's just beautiful. I think it was originally from BHG (http://www.bhg.com/holidays/easter/decorating/quick-and-easy-easter-decorations/#page=10). I just did an "easter ideas" post on my Quilternity's Place blog. Anyway, I want to thank you for your lovely comment on my Fifty for Four blog and for becoming a new follower. Take care.

NanaDiana said...

Jann- I saw this somewhere else, too, and saved it. I have an old umbrella and hope to do this after Easter. What a sweet post today- xo Diana

Joanne said...

I have seen this before , but I like your version much better!
Blessings, Joanne

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

That is just adorable. I love having family and friends visiting.

allisamazing said...

What a fabulous idea. So cute :)

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Hi, Jann. It's so strange...I recently thought of doing just what you did, but I'd never seen it done, so yours, with the solution of stuffing it with paper is perfect timing while it's on my mind. Yours turned out great! ~Zuni

Teresa@Magazine Your Home said...

It looks so lovely and just a wonderful invitation to Spring. You did an excellent job!

Diane Writes said...

What a way to repurpose the umbrella. I love it!

Fox Hollow Cottage said...

That is just the cutest thing. Love the flowers spilling out! Happy Spring.

retrorevival.biz said...

I saw that picture on Pinterest! You did an amazing job ~ it's spring perfect!

~Cindy

Kelley said...

Oh, girl, you got me hankering for spring. We don't have the season here in the Philippines.

My favorite part of your ADORE.able door deco is the cracked egg, dyed. Whodathunkit? LOVE the creativity.

And the green? PERFECTION! {fav' color... as if you didn't know!}

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Your umbrella is very pretty Jann. I saw the umbrella on Pinterest too. I am tempted to give this project a try.

Schotzy said...

Now I know I wish we had Hobby Lobby here.. that is the cutest thing i ever saw!!! So springy!

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Jann, your front door is going to look very welcoming with that pretty umbrella greeting friends. That was a cute idea. Thanks for coming to my party and I will be at yours this week, too. See you later.------------ Shannon

Ivy and Elephants said...

This is brilliant. I cannot wait to do this. Love it!

Paula
ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

Maria said...

What a beautiful decoration, love the umbrella! It's just so cute, and so perfect for spring! Thanks for the idea!

Betty Manousos@ CUT and DRY said...

what a great idea!

that is so lovely!
thans so much for sharing:)

happy thursday!

Katherines Corner said...

Such a cheerful and creative idea, love it! Hugs and thank you for joining the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop

Sergio's Landscaping said...

The things we can do with flowers is just great! In our line of work as a lawn maintenance Phoenix service provider, it sure is great to see creative ideas like this one. Thank you for sharing this with us.

Peg said...

Such a cute thing to hang on your door to greet all your visitors. you did good! So inviting and full of hope for Spring. Love it!

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Turned out lovely! Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina