Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wildcard Wednesday: More Signs of Spring ......In My Kitchen

As I've previously shared, rather than completely changing my decor with each changing season, I like to just slightly alter my existing decor, adding subtle touches of the current season here & there.  (The only exception to this is Christmas, where I tend to "flood" my home with decorations!) 

Two weeks ago I shared my egg & nest-filled glass canisters, & last week I shared the "nesting" I had done on my entry table.  This week I want to share with you my Gracious Goods cake stand that rests year-around on my kitchen countertop. 

Here is how she looks "in-between" seasons.  (Yes, it's a she.)

 I could store her, hidden away in a cabinet somewhere, but she's so pretty that I think she deserves a place of honor.  {Not to mention that it would take up a good chunk of my storage that is so desperately needed for other dishes!} 

While the cake stand is beautiful in & of itself, uhh herself, I like to add a little touch of the season to it when it's not in use. 

This year I'm having a little difficulty deciding how I best like it, though, so I would love to have your feedback!

Here's what she looked like last spring with a moss-covered bunny, some faux greenery, and a few eggs: 

I could repeat this look again, but I tend to like to change things from year-to-year.
So here are my options for this year:

First is the more natural look.  A brown & cream bird rests on a sheet of moss, while a nest and a few eggs gather around.

{I love the touches of blue on the bird!}

Here's the second option:

I kept the sheet of moss and simply added two turquoise birds, one of them perched on a rock.  (I absolutely love anything turquoise, especially this time of year.)  I love the pop of color this option adds.  At the end, I also decided to tie on a little burlap ribbon.



 Finally, there's this option, somewhat of a combination of the two.  A turquoise bird rests on a nest, while a few eggs are scattered about.


So what do you think: natural-looking, pair of turquoise birds, or bird resting on nest?  Or I'm open to other ideas as well! 

{I plan to link with A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday, This Blessed Nest for Spring Fling, & Between Naps on the Porch for Met. Monday.}