Today feels like spring!  Finally!

We haven’t managed to keep the sun shining…but I can’t complain when it’s 60 degrees!!

I even got a chance to get outside and play in the yard a bit.


Shabby Spring Window  ::


I thought it would be fun today to revisit a popular post from last year….

This shabby spring window sings spring and the little birdies make me happy.   Right now, my window is slightly open and I can hear birdsong.  It’s the most wonderful thing.  After a long winter, it’s music to my ears!!


Here’s a glimpse of what was extraordinary on the blog this past week….

The Week at a Glimpse  ::

The Promise of Good Times Ahead | Joy Day!

My First Attempt at Cake Decorating | I Tweaked a Cake Mix, Too!

The Door to Happiness | Free Happiness Printable



Welcome to Project Inspire{d}!!


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 Mary Beth from Cupcakes and Crinoline    ~   Malia from Yesterday on Tuesday
Stephanie Chan from The Silly Pearl    ~    Diane from An Extraordinary Day



Features from Last Week’s Party


My Picks….

I’m loving the fresh crisp colors and patterns for this wonderful race-day tablescape.
Whether it’s for watching the upcoming Kentucky Derby or a steeplechase, you’ll want to take cues
for your gathering from this vibrant display from Ashley of 3 Little Greenwoods.
She also made a front door wreath in the same theme.

A Race Day Tablescape in Stunning Colors by 3 Little Greenwoods

Race Day Tablescape by 3 Little Greenwoods :: A Project Inspire{d} feature at



Here’s more that caught my eye!


Spring Tablescaping Ideas :: Project Inspired Features 3-31 ::

Left to Right

A Race Day Tablescape in Stunning Colors by 3 Little Greenwoods

Vintage Tin Spring Egg Centerpiece by One More Time Events

Toolbox to Spring Centerpiece by Vintage Paint and More

DIY Easter Carrot Flatware Decor by Suburban Wife City Life

Special Touches for Your Easter Table by Coconut Head’s Survival Guide

Jelly Bean Flowers & Candy Filled Eggs by A Little About A Lot

Spring Table Setting with Birds by Grandparents Plus

Woven No Sew Table Runner by Besa GM


My Project Inspire{d} co-hosts picked some favorites from last week’s party, too.

Let’s see what caught the eye of Mary Beth from Cupcakes and Crinoline, Malia from Yesterday on Tuesday, and Stephanie from The Silly Pearl….


Mary Beth’s Pick….

Easter Peeps Wreath by Restoration Redoux

Easter Peeps Wreath by Restoration Redoux ::  a Project Inspired feature at



Malia’s Pick…

DIY Easter Strawbunny by Natural Maker Mom

DIY Easter Strawbunny by Natural Maker Mom a Project Inspired feature at



Stephanie’s Pick…

DIY Cooper Pipe Icosahedron Light by The Gathered Home

DIY Cooper Pipe Icosahedron Light by The Gathered Home a Project Inspired Feature at

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  1. Thanks for hosting Diane, all linked, some great features!

  2. Hi Diane! Thank you so much to you and the ladies for hosting – the features are wonderful and your wreath is fantastic! Hope you had a great day and wishing you a wonderful week!

  3. Thanks for the party! Love the features! 🙂

  4. Thanks for the awesome party! I have enjoyed some new pins! Have a wonderful week.

  5. Oh my goodness! Thank you sweet friend for featuring my Race Day Tablescape and Wreath! It’s so exciting to know that you loved all that fun pattern and colors!

  6. Thanks a bunch for featuring my tablescape with birds! Also, thanks for hosting this party! Hope your week is fabulous!

  7. What a great party ladies, thanks so much for hosting 🙂

  8. Thanks so much for including my no sew table runner/tablescape in the collection of the Spring Tablescaping Ideas, and great thanks for hosting. Love all the features, and your wreath is gorgeous. Have a wonderful week.

  9. I love that shabby chic wreath, Diane! So beautiful! 🙂

  10. Egads…..224 THINGS to scope out. Wow…good turn out and some awesomely gifted folks. You included!!

  11. Thanks so much for the Easter table feature – I’m so very… hoppy! 🙂 Hugs, Holly

  12. Diane, I love your shabby spring window- Pinned! I have also added your party to my party page and will be here tomorrow evening! 🙂 Thank you for sharing your Shabby Spring Window with us at Treasure Box Tuesday! 🙂

  13. Love your wreath and banner! I’m not usually a bird person, but those are darn appealing!

  14. The first wreath and banner is great. I especially like the fabric/sheet music combination which seems to work in so many creations.

  15. Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    – Alma, The Tablescaper


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