My Alpine Home

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Slow Spring

Because of our Wicked Winter we have had a bit of a slow Spring.  Last year the first part of May I did a post about my ferns which were a start from my dear Mother.  Ferns and Fond Memories

This picture was included in that post.

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Last night I gathered some of my fern items to create a vignette on my houndstooth table.  Alas. . .my ferns are just barely popping through the earth.

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I found the table at a yard sale a year or so ago for $20.  I loved the curve of the legs.  I decided to paint it white with homemade chalk paint.  I then waxed it with both light and dark AS wax after painting the houndstooth design.

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I guess this fern ball will have to suffice.  At least for a week or so.

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I’m up to three in my flower frog collection.  Yahoo!  The large one I just bought for $2 at a thrift store in St. George.

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The fern picture that I recently found for $3 worked great for this vignette.  I painted the gold frame white and changed the mat to burlap.

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I have planted my ferns on the East side of our home.  Each year I get a few more starts.  Can’t wait until there are lots.  There’s something magical about ferns growing in a mass.

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I’m sure there are fairies lurking in there somewhere.

hugs,

Jann

p.s.  Please join me for Share Your Cup Thursday.

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Common Ground for Be Inspired

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31 comments:

Stacey said...

That's really pretty. I like the flower frogs incorporated on the table.

Shirley Hatfield said...

I have found exactly one frog in all my travels...lol! I love them for holding cards and tags to be photographed. You definitely "think outside the box" with your displays...I would never have thought of ferns. Isn't it lovely what inspires us?

Susan said...

Beautiful vignettes! Your creativity is very inspiring.

Susie said...

That is a very pretty vignette. I love the fern ball:):) xoxo,Susie

Pamela Gordon said...

Jann, your table vignette is so pretty. I also love the fern garden outside. The green is gorgeous! Enjoy the weekend. Pam

Jeannie Clemens said...

The fern garden is already quite a site. I can imagine (with my eyes open) how lovely it will be! I resorted to planting a fairy garden pot due to the late freezes. for what it's worth

Jeannie Clemens said...

The fern garden is already quite a site. I can imagine (with my eyes open) how lovely it will be! I resorted to planting a fairy garden pot due to the late freezes. for what it's worth

Glenda/MidSouth said...

A pretty fern themed vignette. Like the table redo.
Thanks for stopping by - hope you having a great week.

Diane said...

What a wonderful idea to use ferns in your decoration. I think they should be used more. Unfortunately, my porch is too hot for them and I have never really thought about planting them in the woods by the lake, where they could grow in the shade. Your vignette is lovely - that plate is gorgeous!

Sarah Adams said...

Very nice Jann. A friend of mine recently gave me a start of one of her ferns. It's planted beside of the koi pond. Your vignette is beautiful. Have a nice evening!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Very slow spring here too. The trees are budded but no leaves yet and there is patchy green grass. I love the houndstooth table. You did a great job on it Jann.

Revi said...

Can't remember if I have mentioned it yet, but I love your new look, Jann...
-Revi

chateau chic said...

Love your fern collection. Just bought some for my porch this year. A fern in little green bottles...love it! I just may have to use that idea for my little bottles.
Mar Alice

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This vignette is so lovely. I adore the greens and the ferns...perfect!

hugs,
Linda

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your fern vignette...so pretty!!
hugs,
Cindy

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

I love ferns, too. Your vignette inside using the fern leaves is lovely. I especially like the table with its curving legs. It reminds me of an unfurling fern. Nice job refinishing it!

It does look like some fairies could be frolicking in the picture of the fern woods.

Jen Jorgensen said...

Can you believe this weather?
It actually snowed a dusting here the other night. I'm just shocked...
Your ferns 'indoors' look lovely and your table is beautiful!
I'm not sure we're going to have Spring this year... I'm getting awfully worried about even having summer...?
Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week.
Jen~
=)

Micupoftea~ said...

Love the table! Nice work. Our ferns are growing well next to two hydrangea bushes that are already several feet tall. Love cutting the ferns to accompany fresh cut flowers, don't you? Enjoy the rest of Spring...summer is only a month away.
S

Leslie said...

I have never tried to grow fern. Its gorgeous. After a cool long rainy week its finally sunny and warm today. : ) cant wait to play outside.

Cynthia said...

Jann,

I just love the houndstooth on that table so pretty and the legs are beautiful. Great $20 find. Enjoy your weekend!!

Cynthia

Angela Ryder said...

Very pretty vignette! I love the flower frogs and the houndstooth pattern is great!!~~Angela

Laura Turner said...

Very pretty display! Great job on the table. I love ferns but I don't have any spot that is free from the sun. I hope you get some warm weather soon!

Hugs,
Laura from Sunday View

lynn cockrell said...

Your fern decor is all so pretty. And those ferns in your garden are wonderful. I wish ferns like could be planted and thrive down here. Most of what we have are in planters or hanging baskets.

pembrokeshire lass said...

Jann, how lovely. I love ferns too and we have some in the big border of the garden. They are so [retty when they unfurl....just love them!! Your fern grove looks lovely too. Joan

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Jann,
What a beautful and serene vignette!! Loving that table!!

Happy Mother's Day to you!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such sweet comments!!

hugs,
Debbie

Cheryl Goode-MacKinnon said...

So Pretty, there is something magical about the uncurling of the fern....
Cheryl
zany-mayd.blogspot.com

Denise Marie said...

What a refreshing vignette.

Gayle said...

Great display Jann! Our yard is really, really shady and ferns are one of the few plants that grow for us - need to get more though.

Debra @ Homespun said...

Your ferns post brings back memories of my grandmother's garden. When I was little they had a camp ( an old schoolhouse! it was awesome! ) up in Clarion, PA. Driftwood, ferns, flowers etc would come back from there and end up in shady portions of her garden.

Happy Mothers Day, dear Jann...you just brought back some blessed grandmother memories for me :)

Rose L said...

I have always loved ferns, and there are many varieties!

Linda said...


the gate reminds me of my front yard. We had an old flowering crab that had to be cut down. And I decided not to put another tree in it's place. My husband made me a picket fence style gate and I put it kitty-corner in the flower bed. The flower bed is half mine and half my neighbors ; but I maintain it. So my gate is not on the property line. I wanted a gate to open and close like it was an entry way into a secret garden. I white washed it with a cream color to look old. And planted perrinals around the area and beauty bark. Then I have a sign I put on the gate. And during holidays I put a sign up for the holidays. It is so much fun looking at the flower bed.