My Alpine Home

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Coaxing Spring!

Recently we experienced beautiful Spring weather.  But lately Mother Nature has decided that she wasn’t quite ready to hang around.

If I glance out the window it looks so sunny and Spring like, but walk outside and it’s a different story.

The wind has been blowing and there is a chill in the air.  It has even sprinkled a bit of snow from time to time.

I decided that If I wanted Spring to hang around that maybe I needed to do a little coaxing.

I have had the kit to make this banner for a while.  Kraft paper pennants, assorted paper punched flowers, bakers twine, and a few rhinestones…Welcome Spring!

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This wooden Spring word had become faded.  It really didn’t say welcome.

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A little Mod Podge and glitter. . .

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Welcome Spring!

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While I was at it I added my stained glass butterfly that my friend, Joyce gave me for my birthday last year.

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And a few Spring posies.

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What do you think Mother Nature?  Ready to come back?

hugs,

Jann

If you haven’t joined me for Share Your Cup I would love to have you join!

I also want to thank Kerry Anne for featuring my Cabbage & Roses post on Shabbilicious Friday

I will be sharing this post with:

Style Sisters for Centerpiece Wednesday

Bernideens Teatime Blog for Open House

Shabby Art Boutique for Shabbilicious Friday

Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home

Made U Look for Made in a Day

The Dedicated House for Anything Blue Friday

Sunny Simple Sunday

Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday

Alderberry Hill for Make the Scene Monday

Cozy Little House for Tweak it Tuesday

A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday

The Scoop

1208 for Pretty Things

27 comments:

NanaDiana said...

That little banner is really, really cute, Jann, and so is the word SPRING. Hope you had a great day-xo Diana

Bernideen said...

Each decoration is wonderful - loved the yellow forsythia on the door! So glad you shared at "Open House".

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your Spring banner and the Spring wreath!! It felt like summer here today...80 degrees, but tomorrow it is only going to be 47 degrees. Brrr....
hugs,
Cindy

Pollyanna said...

Love your spring bling!! Glitter makes everything happier!! :-)

Kris said...

I love the banner, and all of the spring touches!!
xo Kris

Maureen said...

This year we need all the faux spring we can get! Thankfully, I won your Spring montage. Temps hit the 80's here today but we have the chance of snow on the weekend. Crazy weather!

Art and Sand said...

Spring has definitely sprung at your house. Love all the signs of spring.

priscilla said...

Love that banner !! The flowers on it are just too cute ! Great job on the glittering of spring :) makes it brand new ! Have a great weekend Jann !

Kadee Willow said...

Oh, I know what you mean about the weather! We've lived in the Chicago area for almost 11 years and this is the first April where snow has fallen! And now the torrential rains! Yikes! So glad I found your blog and look forward to seeing all the touches you make to your home! I am now your newest follower! If you have a moment I would love for you to drop on by mine.. sit a spell and I'll make us some tea to sip while we get to know each other!!!

Stephanie said...

Oh Jann, how beautiful! You have inspired me to start decorating for Spring. We have had snow all week so it feels more like Winter. Thanks for sharing :)

Hugs to you,
Stephanie

Cynthia said...

The weather can't make up its mind around here either. I am hoping for sunny skies and warmer weather soon. Have a great weekend!

Cynthia

Rose L said...

I hope the coaxing works! Spring is being evasive for us as well.

Angela Ryder said...

Lovely spring touches!! Your banner is adorable! Have a great weekend!~~Angela

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I love your spring banner and I hope spring will hear us... Because here we're back to cold temperatures and the wind is getting on my nerves.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I love it! It can't hurt to try to coax mother nature along a bit :) Have a great weekend!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Did all your spring things make it warmer?? We saw a few snow flurried today and it is cold. I am impatient for nice weather!!! Nancy

Nicole@nicole-southerncharm.com/ said...

I love how you painted the spring on your wreath! Very cute! I am a new follower from southern charm! I would love for you to stop by my blog and hopefully follow me back. Have a great weekend! Nicole

ThrifterSisters said...

Hi Jann,

I love how you transformed your Spring with Mod Podge and glitter. Maddie has a letter M that she would like to try that with. Can you give us a little walk thru on how you did yours? We are Mod Podge newbies.

Have a great weekend,

Erica

Mimi said...

Thanks for reminding me that banners are not just for birthdays. Thanks for sharing.

Victoria Lavender SUNNY in Tucson said...

Spring is cute at your house! We went from Tucson winter to early Summer..can get boring. Thanks for sharing the happiness at your place.
Victoria Lavender

Red Rose Alley said...

Jann,
Your spring banner and wreath are delightful. I used to have a wreath on my front door many years ago, and I really miss it. I will have to be creative and make myself another one.

Have a lovely Sunday.

~Sheri

Diane said...

I love banners and yours is so cute. Your wreath redo is charming too!

Natasha In Oz said...

I hope that Spring will stay around for a while for you soon! Isn't Mother Nature a tease!

Best wishes,
Natasha in Oz

Maria Elena said...

Your Spring touches are gorgeous! The banner is so pretty! I think everyone is ready for Spring! :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your wreath and banner, how fun are they. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

VMG206 said...

What a pretty banner! I love the details of the pretty flowers. I adore your little blue bird, too!
I'm visiting you today from twelve-o-eight. I'm co-hosting a Link Up that started Monday and would LOVE for you to link this! I hope you get a chance to stop by, Link Up and comment, too!
~ Megin of VMG206
My Mom Frame ~ Printables

Chenille Cottage said...

Oh, Jann...Everything looks so pretty. I love your blossom covered swag. I have yet to make a swag for myself...and, yours inspires me to get busy and make one.
Don't you just love breathing new life into something that you already have? Your SPRING wreath is lovely. I love the bright yellow blossoms.
I'm just tickled to be able to visit you on this lovely Spring day.
Blessings and fond friendship,
Carolynn xoxo