Now We Wait…

Here is a sneak preview of my Buffet Display for March. (Yeah, in case you hadn’t noticed, I missed February.) 
This month’s display is all about celebrating srping – a full month before we’ll actually see spring come outside, it is going to bloom on my buffet!
I put what I believed to be forsythia twigs in two large vases with pebbles in the bottom and plenty of water. In the warmth of the house they will bloom before the bushes outside. Since I have been looking around though, I have my doubts that the bush I’ve identified in the front yard is actually a forsythia. Oh, well – They will be nice and green!
In the frosted pedestal vases I poured some dirt and sprinkled it heavily with wheat berries. Watered every day, these will sprout into a nice, thick carpet of ‘grass’. 
The center pedestal stand is still awaiting inspiration. Over the weekend it may be the home of a carrot cake. We’ll take suggestions for what to do after that. 
And at the far end, we have some eggs that I blew out and a page from “The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady“Blowing out the eggs was fun – Jeremy had never seen it done before – the look on his face was worth the hyperventilation and headache I suffered in the process. LOL
Oh, and there are some little, vintage doilies for added softness. It all looks a bit brown and bare right now, but that’s part of the charm of it – I’m so excited to see the green appear.

7 responses to “Now We Wait…”

  1. rahraht Avatar

    well….I do have one that I use for vacations and trips (to stay in contact). I took some pictures of my birds today – I'm sending them to my friend who gave me the bird kit. If I get around to posting it, I'll let you know ๐Ÿ˜‰
    The birds were a Martha Stewert kit, but they are so simple that I'm sure you could just use pom-pom's for the body, brown or black pipe cleaners for the feet and different colored felt for the beaks and tails. Now you've got me thinking…I see a trip to Michael's Craft Store in my future! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Trina Avatar

    what kind of birdies did you make, sarah? wish you had a blog, I'd love to see!

  3. rahraht Avatar

    Looks lovely – My classroom made the transition from winter to spring this week. Penguins and snowflakes were packed away – Now I just need a good twig to put the little birdies I made on.

  4. Pam Avatar

    It's easier to blow out eggs if you use a skewer or something to break up the yolk — and you can use something else to blow out the yolks too – I think I have used something like a little ear syringe when I had a pysanky egg kit.

    Very pretty display –
    You probably don't want to hear that my forsythia bush & apricot tree (in Eastern WA) are blooming today. It's too early, anyway, but it's pretty.

  5. DelightinginHim Avatar

    I like your display!
    That book on the far end looked familiar and then when I read the title I knew why, for we have that same exact book too!

  6. Mrs. Guthrie Avatar

    Love it! Now I have to go google blowing out eggs. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Kateri Avatar

    Oh, what a good idea. I also have a bush that I *think* is a forsythia. I'm going to go out and pick some branches today and in a few weeks we can compare results. ๐Ÿ™‚ Your buffet is such a perfect place to celebrate the seasons. (I think I will pick some willow twigs, too, just in case the forsythia don't work out…)

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