Preparing Your Home for Spring

We don’t know about all of you but even though its still a little chilly, this sunny weather has been getting us very excited for spring time! Although the first official day of spring may still be a couple weeks away, we’re ready to get our homes spruced up for the warm weather to come!

We found a few great tips from Better Homes & Gardens to give your home that lovely touch of spring!

photo courtesy of Better Homes & Gardens

Add pops of color all around your living room! A brightly colored lamp shade, a vase or a great throw rug will do the trick.  Use your imagination to bring some of your favorite spring colors into your living room.

photo courtesy of Better Homes & Gardens

We couldn’t resist sharing this adorable spring project for your bathroom! A little bit of decoupage and brightly colored fabric can turn a typical bathroom mirror into a great pick-me-up for your bathroom.

photo courtesy of Better Homes & Gardens

The colors of fruits and flowers are so vibrant and beautiful, so why not mix and match them? These colorful orange kumquats and bright yellow tulips would make a great centerpiece!

For more tips on home decor for the spring, visit Better Homes & Gardens online!

Here’s another great spring decorating idea…

Add our cute little Abby Bunny anywhere in your home and you’re sure to get into the mood for spring.

Visit our website for more items from our spring collection. Happy decorating!

Bunny Candy Dish Easter Baskets

In a recent post, we  introduced you to our February product of the month. (pictured below)

Meadowbrooke Gourds bunny candy dishes

These cute bunny candy dishes are great for spring decorations in your home, but these open-bellied bunnies would be great to use as Easter baskets, too!

Give these bunny baskets to your friends and family filled with:

  • Plastic Easter grass
  • Chocolate Easter eggs
  • Easter egg bouncy balls
  • Jellybeans

It’s so easy and fun to get creative with these Easter baskets. The bunny basket can then turn into a candy dish to display all the Easter goodies throughout the Spring season.

This Easter basket gourd is another great option for a unique basket to give as a gift or keep as a decoration for yourself.

The Easter bunny candy dishes and the Easter basket gourd can be purchased online at our Meadowbrooke Gourds website or at our retail store in Carlisle. Enjoy!

Luck of the Irish

Have plans for Saturday, February 26th? If not, then come out to our Meadowbrooke Gourds store location in Carlisle, PA for our February painting class! From 1:00pm-3:00pm Bonnie Hoffman will be teaching a class on how to paint “Luck of the Irish”, this adorable leprechaun! The fee for the class is $25

Activities fill up quickly, so please register early to avoid disappointment.  Registration and pre-payment is required.  You can register & pre-pay by calling us at 717-776-6029 or email us at

For more information, including directions to our retail location, visit our website.

In case you can’t make it out to our Irish-themed class, we thought we’d share another way to decorate your home for St. Patrick’s Day! Focus on leaving hints of green around your home.

image courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens

Dress up a collection of pretty green glass bottles by wrapping them with copper wire.

image courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens

Grow some good luck of your own with this shamrock wall hanging.

image courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens

Make your guests feel lucky with this home made place setting!

For more information on  how to bring these hints of green into your home and some other great tips, visit Better Homes and Gardens!

Whether you  paint your own leprechaun  gourd or decide to bring some festive green into your home in another way, we hope you find yourself extra lucky on this St. Patrick’s Day!

February Product of the Month

The February product of the month is our new Bunny Candy Dish. They come in two colors, grey or white, and are 7 inches in diameter. Each Bunny has a brightly colored bow. The open belly is ready to be filled with candy, eggs or anything you choose. Get in the spring mood just like us and bring one of these cute bunnies home with you!

February Product of the Month

Visit  Meadowbrooke Gourds website to get your very own Bunny Candy Dish for your home!

New for Spring!

We don’t know about you, but at Meadowbrooke Gourds we are on to thinking about spring! During these dreary, snowy winter days, cheer yourself up by thinking of warm weather and spring blossoms! Here are some of our new gourds available online now.

(Stay tuned…we will be taking you behind the scenes of our production area to show you the crafting process of our new spring products!)

This chick has a yellow top with a white egg shell bottom. The top comes off like a lid so you can fill it with treats for Easter. Approximately 5" in diameter.

Our new grey Kourtney bunny collection has a white belly and a bright colored bow. The Large Lit, Medium Tall Lit and Large Tall Lit come with an electric light.

A close up of the medium tall Kourtney bunny!