Thursday, March 23, 2017

Hello, Spring ~ A Blog Tour

Hello, Spring ~ A Blog Tour

A big thank you to

Katie @ Let's Add Sprinkles

for organizing and hosting our 

Hello, Spring Blog Tour!


It's been a roller coaster of a winter,

but I do think spring is finally here.

Bluebonnets are blooming, and .   .   .

The tulips have popped up

to add some vibrant color to the garden.

Bunnies can 

be seen hopping about.

You'll find them in the garden   .   .   .

Where flowers are beginning 

to show their pretty faces.

Ahh .   .   .   Springtime in Texas!

The days are perfect for lounging on the

terrace in the warm sunshine   .   .   .

 Or perhaps a  

sunny spot inside the house.

Those who know me, know of my

affinity for most animals, especially bunnies.

You're sure to see these little critters tucked here and there

 around the house, much like they are out in the garden.

Herend bunnies gather on the shelves

in the living room.

These cuties too!

I seem to be attracted to the charm of

these little cast iron rabbits who have followed 

me home through the years.

The standing bunny top right is the most recent.

The dealer said when she found him he was attached to an inkwell.

Evidently the ink well was in sad condition, but she

knew someone like me would give this little fellow a home.

This group fits right in among some of the leafy

pieces of my vintage majolica on the living room bookshelves.

This big guy with his load of baskets sits on the shelf above.

He is very special because he once belonged to a 

good friend who is no longer with us.

The petite lapin with a basket of flowers on his back

was a gift from a friend who knows I like these little metal bunnies.

He is part of a vignette on the table in the kitchen sitting room.

The bowl is full of vintage rabbit cookie cutters,

and the jaunty rabbit on the stand was painted by a local artist.

Vignettes within the Irish pine cupboard in the 

kitchen sitting room include some French faience bunnies.

The wool needle punch bag that hangs 

on the door was an Etsy find.

created this darling bag using a Brenda Gervais design.

The work is exquisite, and I'm impressed with design's details.

Fresh cut flowers are a treat

that we give ourselves around here.

They don't have to be hyacinths to feed our souls.

A family of black and white majolica rabbits 

sit among silver containers on the Welsh dresser in the dining room.

Last year I scrambled to get Easter things 

out soon after Valentines Day.  

You can see a complete post on my 2016 Easter table here.

This spring, with Easter still a month away,

I'm not yet ready to pull out the Easter decor.

A single vase of flowers is all that is on the table for now.

Over on the sideboard is a Courtly Check vignette 

that hints of what's to come in April.

When I spotted this darling little chick in the

MacKenzie-Childs spring catalog, it was love at first sight.

 I just knew the little chick would make a perfect 

companion to the wonderful Courtly Check rabbit that 

my "personal shoppers" found for me at the

MacKenzie-Childs' Barn Sale last summer.

Thank you, Debbie and Patti!

See these adorable little chicks?

They are one of a kind, painted for me by the talented

Patti @ Pandora's Box.

I'll soon share more about Easter touches

around the house in an upcoming post, so please come back soon.

Thanks for joining me today,

If you missed the ongoing blog tour, be sure to visit the links below. 





The Dedicated House/ Ash Tree Cottage/ Hyacinths For The Soul/ Let's Add Sprinkles 

Also joining

Sunday, March 12, 2017

March ~ Celebrating Sadie


March is always a time to celebrate

here at Hyacinths for the Soul.

It's the month that our sweet

 Sadie Mercedes came to live with us.

When we adopted her on March 10, 2012,

our life was immediately filled with a new joy.

Here we are getting to know each other that first week.

She arrived a shy little girl,

having been left at the Austin Humane Society

by previous owners who for some reason 

could no longer care for her, her brother, and her parents.

Luckily for us, Wee Rescue

rescued her from the Austin Humane Society

and fostered her until we showed up at a 

Saturday Wee Rescue Meet and Greet.

It was love at first sight!

Sadie loves her toys and brings them

to us when she wants to play.  

She likes us to throw them for her to retrieve.

Then she brings them back and wants to play tug of war.

A girl after my heart, her favorite toy 

is her Courtly Check bone.

Sometimes she gets a bit mischievous and pulls

things out of the closet wanting to play.  

I'm always finding socks scattered about upstairs.

Sadie has the sweetest disposition, loves to snuggle,

and is always right where we are.

And this girl loves to eat!

Thanks, Wee Rescue!

Our hearts are full of gratitude 

as we celebrate five years!

I'm pleased to announce the winner of the 

MacKenzie-Childs Green Flower Market Vase is
  Bonnie @ Living With Thanksgiving.


Bonnie, please send me an email so we can get

this pretty vase to you for those spring bouquets. 

Look for the Traveling Totes to return June 1st

with new adventures and a new give away.