Tuesday 19 March 2013

Make Believe Spring

With snow flurries and grey skies as a constant this March, I've come to the conclusion that I will have to use a little imagination to get in the mood for Easter decorating.

Since I'm making spring up, why not spend it wherever I want.  I choose Paris.  Who doesn't want to be in Paris in the springtime?

I have a cute tablecloth with all kinds of Parisian images. ~

I'll need a centrepiece for the bistro table.  Since I'm running a chicken infirmary at the moment, I have feathered things on my brain and start by putting a cute, fuzzy hen, her chicks and some moss in a huge rose bowl.  ~

Of course these aren't REAL chickens.  Remember, I keep a real chicken in my bathtub.  If the weather doesn't improve soon, I'll be dumping these chicks out of the rose bowl and using it for a wine glass!

I was hunting around for a tray for under the rose bowl and it occurred to me that a vintage egg plate would do the trick.  Some paper mache eggs are mixed with real eggs my daughters painted for me when they were little girls. ~

You wouldn't go to a bistro in Paris without having pastries, cheese and wine.  Some bistro plates, pearl handled dessert forks and knives and stemless wine glasses are perfect.  ~

Someone already started into the wine! Is that my imagination or did the power of positive thinking bring some sunshine into the room?

There's really no point in dumping that wine back into the bottle is there?  The French would be appalled!

No, I shall have to linger awhile at my bistro table and savour all that is wonderful about springtime in Paris!

I'm sharing Paris with ~ A Crafty SoireeThursday Favorite Things Blog HopShare Your Cup ThursdayHome And Garden ThursdayOpen House PartySunny Simple Sunday


  1. I'd love to sit at that sweet table and share a glass of wine with you! Happy spring and farmhouse hugs!

  2. I love your make-believe spring. Gorgeous! The marble butter plate! And the napkins!!! And of course the fluffy pink chicks :-)

  3. Oh Maureen...I want to sit at that table and help you with that wine! Love, love, love the idea of the egg tray under the rose are such a genius! Cute eggs and the fact that your daughters made them...even better!

  4. Getting into my car now...should be there in about 45 minutes! ;)

  5. what a cute and festive table!

  6. I love the egg plate under the rose bowl! But even more I love the idea of Paris in the spring. Let's go! Spring is popping here. Hold on it will come soon.

  7. Love your Spring time in Paris theme! I'll have some of that wine with you!!
    hugs, Linda

  8. So pretty and inviting Maureen. The centerpiece is just so cute.
    Audrey Z.

  9. I love the chicks in the rose bowl, what a nice idea. Love the set up, it is truly a cold, first day of spring. Hope this isnt a sign of things to come I am looking forward to a nice hot summer.

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  11. Hmmm I want to go to Canada's version of Paris and drink wine. Tablescape is lovely, I wish I had such prettiness. How is the real egg bound chicken I've been feeling for the poor girl.

    (I really want a massive wineglass I'm how on the lookout)

  12. I'm in LOVE with that table cloth Maureen - and like Mel - I want to know how your Chick-in-the-bathtub
    is doing?
    Poor thing!

  13. Love your table setting and what a great idea to use a real egg tray for the Easter eggs. Oh yeah - how come there wasn't any wine out when I came over???
    Lynn, 2becherished

  14. Yep, I think that was a small ray of sunshine on your Paris table....Some how I missed the chick in the bathtub...Ok, Now I need some wine!!


  15. pour me a glass sweetie I'll be right over. Thank you for joining in the fun at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

  16. anyone who has chickens in her bathtub deserves a glass of wine. possibly more. darling table tableau.

  17. Love your springtime in Paris Maureen. I can almost taste the wine, and that table cloth is fabulous!!! I hope your bathtub chick is doing well.

  18. that tablecloth is so cute! May I join you? :)

  19. Very fun and springy! Thank you so much for sharing on Thursday Favorite Things at Katherine's Corner. I'm Jen, the co-host this from Through My Creative Mind. I'm your newest follower...I'd love it if you stopped by and did the same :-)
    Make sure to come back every Monday for Creative Show and Tell!

    Jen @ Through My Creative Mind

  20. Very inviting. Love the egg dish.

  21. Hi Maureen! I love the tablecloth and cute plates. Paris in Spring sounds wonderful.

  22. That table looks very inviting.... I love Paris, it is such a beautiful and vibrant city


  23. Oh, to spend Easter in Paris! You have made it so inviting. Love the tablecloth and the chicks in the rose bowl are so cute. Putting it on an egg plate was a super idea! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  24. Love the Paris idea! Nice Easter display!

  25. Gorgeous vignette - the tablescape looks quite inviting - YES! Winter is hanging on - but hope and warmer weather is coming! Love the sweet little chicks and the egg dish is inspired! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,