Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April Kitchen Window 2014

My kitchen window for the month of April is very simply decorated. A bunny and his cart...and flowers...daisies for now. 

I took down the valance for a more airy, open look. It lets in more natural light and gives the whole room a lighter look.   

I'll change the flowers every week. Fresh flowers from the market are my weekly indulgence...tulips, hydrangeas, daisies...I love picking something different each week. 

The daisies above are in a sweet little cream pitcher that belonged to my grandmother.
It is etched with lilies of the valleys...I remember this tiny treasure from my childhood.

It has the most endearing mends on the handle...

...silver strips that have been soldered for strength...by my grandfather, who was an engineer. His knowledge served him well...the mends have extended the life of this little vessel for over fifty years. It is a reminder of a time when things were treasured and repaired, rather than tossed for their imperfections...I like that. 

This diminutive egg watercolor was gifted to me by the talented Steve Shelton. A mere inch and a half, by an inch and three quarters, the detail is wonderful. A speckled egg...the perfect symbol of spring!

The portrait by Anne Childs and the photo of my two loves are back after a month off. These two items are so much a part of my window, I miss them when they are not there to greet me every morning. Like the lantern on the small tiger maple stool, and the trammel candle holder, the painting and the photo are my window "regulars".

Hope warmer weather is finding you all. We've had a lot of rain and lower than normal temperatures and that's fine with me. It seems something is amiss...lots of rain in March has brought us April flowers! My red geraniums have dozens of hearty blooms! I'll take flowers any day...any month!

Enjoy the day,


  1. Beautiful windowscape !
    I enjoy a vase of flowers at my kitchen window also.
    Those small indulgences can be a breath of fresh air ;)

  2. Love your bunny! great window as always

  3. Morning Robyn, another wonderful window display, love that sweet bunny with cart, Happy April, Francine.

  4. Simply beautiful.
    I do love me some flowers too.
    My fav is red geraniums and lilacs.
    Violets too.
    Ok I love them all.
    Woolie Hugs

  5. Gorgeous my friend! Love the sweet bunny and his cart.Happy April and Spring.Blessings,Jen

  6. A beautiful display, perfect for spring. Love that tiny picture!

  7. Hi Robyn, your kitchen window is so perfect for spring just seeing it put a smile on my face...I have blog reading to catch up with, and I admit I am envious of your lovey WARM travels...I so enjoyed reading your post regarding your daughter Annie...Such a lovely little girl who blossomed into a beautiful women...the world is a better place because of her...BTW,,,Annie has great decorating sense, I sure could put that girl to work around my house...Sending hugs from Maine...

  8. Lovin your bunnies! Hope Spring is finally here. Janice

  9. I really enjoy it every time you change it, and sometimes (more) I come back for a 2nd, or even a 4th look!