Saturday, March 6, 2010

St. Patrick's Day and Easter in the Dell

We are decorating our Dell "nooks" to celebrate the upcoming holidays of St. Patrick's Day and Easter.  Fun!

Wilson found some beautiful Emerald stones at a new age store this week. They are at the feet of St. Patrick!  He was felted by Jen DiMonte and is available for purchase in her new Etsy shop:

Lucy Leprechaun is happy to join St. Patrick when she has a chance.

Our Candlemas pictures are down, so we watercolored greens and yellows as backgrounds for our oil pastels of St. Patrick's symbols: clovers, rainbows and a pot o'gold!

The wood basket was a nifty-thrifty find at a Goodwill store.  We filled it with one of our naturally dyed velour fabric pieces, a crocheted nest that Joey made, and a felted bird from Mama Rose Wickler. The fairy flower garland on top is from last year's fairy swap with the Bits of Goodness yahoogroup.

Ricky's bowl that he made in ceramics class this month is the perfect color to hold a  baby chick in a basket, also felted by Jen D.

The kids' latest watercolor paintings serve as backgrounds in the nooks.  The three kids are taking Waldorf-inspired watercoloring, Eurythmy and handwork classes for homeschoolers:

Our winter nook is slowly changing from Winter to Spring....

Joey spun up some pink yarn for Valentine's Day.  Ricky crocheted it into a nice hanger for our Syrendell Academy sign.  Wilson learned how to crochet flowers this week out of his handspun yarn, so we added them to the sign.

Our Etsy shop is full of yarns, streamer sticks and sprites, perfect for the upcoming holidays.

Looking forward to reading stories, creating puppet shows and felting eggs! We can't wait to try the Ukrainian egg dyeing kit from Steiner College bookstore. A friend of ours is going to show us the technique next weekend.Ostara: Customs, Spells & Rituals for the Rites of Spring

Magical Window Stars
Shamrocks, Harps, and Shillelaghs: The Story of the St. Patrick's Day Symbols


dongdong said...

So many beautiful stuff! I esp. love that ceramic bowl. The color is just fabulous.

Jen said...

Your home looks lovely, as always! And thank you so much for featuring St. Patrick, the chick & my shop. You staged them beautifully and I love all the creations your children made! I have had my eye on Lucy the Leprechaun (among so many other things in your shop) - I am in love with her shoes! Too cute!

Have fun with the your egg creations!

Naturalearthfarm said...

Thank you for sharing this. Our seasonal shelf is also evolving.. the crystals are being put way and little lambs are taking their place. A birch twig wreath with needlefelted bird's nest with robin's eggs is hanging above the shelf.
I enjoy seeing what your talented family is doing.
Warm wishes, Tonya

renee ~ heirloom seasons said...

Hello Jennifer, Your home space is looking beautiful as always. I have been thinking of you and your inspiring family, perhaps will write soon... Hope all is very well!
I think I shall go take a peek at your lovely shop...

healing hillary said...

Love the nooks! So sweet and so inspiring!

Jenn said...

i love those nooks, they are so warm and inviting. i want to come over and play!!

momto5 said...

i love it! and i love the music. lol i don't usually have my speakers on, what a nice surprise! great shelf! very inspiring. :)

Kelly said...

Wonderful preparations and lots of spring beauty. The spring festivals are so enjoyable. I love the rich green colour of your yarn.

Grandma said...

Seeing your beautiful St. Patrick's Day and Easter at the Dell inspired me to get out my Easter decorations. It feels nice, Spring is coming!

Kimmie said...

I just love your blog - - so inspiring. Your home seems like such a peaceful retreat. :)