Hoppy 4th Tuesday, dear friends! Our friend Cindy of County Road 407 has challenged us to create a Spring Lantern for this month’s Pinterest Challenge, and boy do we have cuteness inspiration ideas on overload for you…
Welcome, everyone! If you are coming over from Carol at Bluesky at Home for the first time, an extra big welcome!! For anyone who has never been to one of our Pinterest Challenges, Cindy finds a photograph for us to recreate in our own way, and we run with the idea.
Ann from On Sutton Place has created our inspiration tablescape this time. She has used a couple of white lanterns filled with coconut fiber bunnies, some easter grass, and a sweet pitcher of pussywillows. I personally love all the white!
How did I begin my Spring Lantern?
I began by sorting through my box of spring decor, of course! I looked at everything and pulled some things out and put others back.
I went to Hobby Lobby looking for an new lantern but they weren’t on sale, and I just didn’t want to spend a lot. So, I pulled out the lantern I used in a previous Pinterest Challenge to use again. 🙂
I didn’t come home with a new lantern from the store; however, I DID come home with these cute flower-strewn Easter eggs, some fun paper carrots, and a new vintage-looking sign!
So, I set down this grey tobacco basket and began tucking in shredded green grass, then I added a tree cut as a base for my lantern, and picked a bunny and the whole lot of Easter Eggs to put inside the lantern…
That’s when a story popped into my head:
The Story ~ BunBun’s Jam
BunBun, our sweet little girl, busied herself bringing in Easter eggs to fill her glass lantern garden greenhouse. She worked diligently and swiftly prepping for the year’s early morning Easter delivery of eggs to good little girls and boys of the town.
She was so busy bringing in all of these freshly painted eggs, tucking them here and there inside that lantern greenhouse, she didn’t think about how she was going to get herself back out the door again once those eggs were all indoors…
All of a sudden, BunBun realized that she was stuck! Poor little bunny…
What was she going to do? She’d really gotten herself in a pickle this time.
Meanwhile, her friends were busy outside…
Ducky and Princess Chicky-Poo were busy with spring gardening. They were planting more carrot seeds, seeing that the fall-planted ones had grown so well (and they were still picking those delicious carrots to eat!).
The rabbits were busy setting out spinach starts, a few chive seeds, as well as some daisy and Texas bluebonnet seeds for future picking! The rabbits especially love purple flowers for their dining table bouquets!!!
Looking up and hearing BunBun’s muffled voice and seeing her tap-tapping on the glass, they quickly realized her predicament. The group thought swiftly and hatched a plan. They would lift one corner of the glass lantern so their friend could slip underneath without disturbing the carefully placed eggs.
“Okay, on three!” shouted Ducky to the others. “One, two, three!!!” Everyone grunted a bit while paws and palmate feet slowly lifted the lantern side skyward.
As the glass house was tilted up, BunBun slid down and underneath. She was free! Cheers arose from this gaggle of friends! Everyone hugged BunBun, and she hugged and thanked each friend in turn.
They celebrated BunBun’s release with a cream tea and, of course,…
a slice of carrot cake. :)’
Thanks for stopping by, friends! If you haven’t subscribed to FE, I’d love it if you do. We swing back up to Cindy at County Road 407 next and I know you will love her lantern idea!! And please stop by all of our friends and check out what everyone has created for you.
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24 thoughts on “A Spring Garden Lantern + A Little Story…”
hi barbara! Stopping by today! Great finds for your centerpiece! laura
Thank you, Laura! I really enjoyed creating this little bunny vignette. Glad you enjoyed!!! 🐇
Oh my goodness! Your vignette is absolutely darling! I love it. Happy Spring, my friend!
Renae, I’m so glad you enjoyed my post and silly story. It was a pleasure to create this for Easter. Happy almost spring!! 🐇
Love how you put this lantern vignette together. Such a sweet story, too.
Thank you, Carol! Glad you enjoy my post. 🐇♥️
This is awfully sweet, Barb. I find it hard to think of spring decorating so early. Must be different in the south!
Hi Jeanie! Yes, it’s supposed to be 89, I think, today. But it never got above 40-something on Saturday. Texas has really weird weather! 🌬️ Glad you enjoyed both posts. 🐇
Such a pretty Easter vignette and a sweet story! Happy Spring, my friend! xo
Thank you so much, Lynne! Glad you enjoyed my story. 🐇
Aww what a sweet story. Love the vingette!
Thank you, Laura! So much fun to put together. ♥️🐇
Such a fun challenge, and your vignette looks amazing. So fun.
Thank you, Rachel! This was a really fun spring post to put together. Thank you. ♥️🐇
Lovely spring vignette Barb, and a super sweet story too!
Aw, thank you, Michelle! Really fun to create. 🐇♥️
What a sweet bunny story and a cute display! Adorable!
Thank you so much, Niky! This was really fun to put together. 🐇♥️
You should write children’s books! I loved that story. You are so clever. And I love that you repurposed an outdoor lantern for your inside vignette. And of course BunBuns greenhouse. Super fun. pinned
Thank you, Cindy! Sometimes inspiration just happens. ☺️🐇 Helps that I’ve read a whole lot if children’s books lately. Thank you for the pin!!! ♥️
Barb, your story was sweet and all your little pieces and friends came together for such a charming Spring vignette! 🤍🌷🤍🐣
Thank you, Cindy! It was fun to put this lantern post together. 🐇♥️
Cute story, and love the vintage-inspired sign! Happy Spring, Barb!
Thank you, Lora! I love little signs with a vintage feel. Hugs!! ♥️