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Swing in Spring

Something about a swing says whimsical to me. To me, a swing evokes childhood memories and symbolizes warm breezes and laughter. That is why I designed these old reclaimed wood swings with rusty chains to be part of Marche Maisons spring window display. Spring is an invitation to come forward, be playful, walk in the grass, anticipate rebirth as the earth brings a beautiful display of pastel before our eyes. I have to confess, my heart leaps for joy when I see the first crocus leaf burst forth from the thawing winter ground or to smell the fragrance of the first lilac bloom.

So, here I invite you to breath in spring as you drink in these pictures! If you are like me tonight, you are anticipating 2 feet of snow on March 14th! We need to inhale spring pictures more than ever to get us through this snow day and through this week! So on that note, here we go...

Can I just tell you how tricky it is to take a picture through a window!? Shall we play a game of I spy? I spy construction barrels, a city lantern, a woman's legs, a building. What about you? Do you see anything else?

Pink....give me some pink! Go away snow, bring on the tulips!

Anyone that knows me knows I am a sucker for a dress form. This moss one, sigh...

I decided to change the hanging lamps this season. Before, the deconstructed shades had a corset lace up type treatment in some of the open panels and I said, no more! No more corset - its time for freedom! Ha ha! So now they are dressed with a rag banner at the base. AND, if you look really close you will spy some cute tiny white birds perched on the shades!

I have to chime in or "tweet" in on this one. My daughter drew this sign - I love its homespun feel!

You can see the birds on the shade better in this picture.

I hope you enjoyed the tour of spring, even if only in a window display! And I leave you with....peonies. I am getting the sense from Instagram that I am not unique in adoring this flower and calling it my very favorite! Can you even believe they are not real!? So for you north easterners, what will you do with your snow day tomorrow? For the rest of ya'll what is your thing this spring? A wardrobe capsule perhaps? A bible study? switching over your decor to happiness? Do tell! Thank you for stopping by and "walking" by my window :)

And if you still want to see more? Here is an impromptu video "tour" of the window that I did recently. True confession - I have not done the video thing before, this is my first video that I have downloaded from my phone and put into movie maker and uploaded into YouTube. As you will see, there are black sidebars that annoy me to pieces but I am not sure how to remove them! If any blog readers/video pros watch this, do comment or message me the 411!

Be blessed,



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