3/9/14

Spring in the Air

Hey everyone!  I know some of you are still experiencing cold, wintery weather; but around here, Spring is definitely abounding.  I've made a few changes in the foyer and sitting-dining room and thought I'd share them with you.  Grab a beverage and let's get started!

Y'all already know how much I love decorating my old Singer turned foyer table.
You can see that transformation HERE.


I just love adding a bit of burlap here and there.

My cute little bunny flower pot hopped over from Good Will several years ago and 
has never left!



I've been trying to make these bookshelves more "intentionally" for books and less about
the chotskies.  

I don't buy old books just for the sake of having the bookshelves filled with tomes to impress anyone.
The books I have are ones that hold meaning for us, or ones that we've enjoyed 
reading over the years.

There are books of travel, decorating, self-improvement, school yearbooks, a few old university 
texts, and even some favorite paperbacks.

All are meaningful to us.

Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much


I've added a few new pillows in this room.  My tendency is to have lots & lots of pillows, but I'm finding that makes guests very uncomfortable.  Even when you tell them to just toss them on the floor, they really do not like to do that; so I am scaling back to make sitting down a lot more pleasant.

Thanks to a little "heads up" from Marty at A Stroll Thru Life, I was able to get some
great pillow covers at Hob Lob.  They are very nicely made, too, and even have zippers!  I have replaced most of my pillow forms with feather ones from IKEA -- feather forms are just 
so much for comfy than the regular poly ones.

I love the little touch of turquoise on this one!

Are you seeing a bit of a "bird trend" going on?

I've tried to keep the color palette very neutral and earthy, but still light with pops of green.

My cozy spot!

I decided to keep the large lanterns on top of the china hutch & just switched out the red candles that I had for Christmas to some cream ones -- automatic, of course!  I like my old brass-colored angel tucked in behind a dough bowl filled with greenery.

Soft green and white silk hydrangeas make a nice centerpiece........

Flanked by large hurricanes filled with book page scrolls and some greenery.  Automatic candles, too!


Book page bundles and glass orbs in a crystal pedestal bowl.

Is she cute or what?  She hopped right into my cart at Hob Lob last week!

I love this little nesting bunny family that I have had for fifteen years or so.

I added a little glass bird to a small basket & popped it inside this sweet cupcake holder.

I like adding simple little extras to the hutch that don't take away from the beauty
of my late MIL's china.



I made THIS BOOK PAGE WREATH a couple of years ago.  I really like it as the base for my very old cake pedestal topped with a cloche -- all natural goodies inside!  I really like it on my coffee table.


"Our Travels" album is a nice conversation item to have on the coffee table and also fun for 
The Man and I to browse through over a glass of wine.

That's it for the tour.  This is the area that we love to share with family and friends.  It's so cozy and comfy to sit here, sipping wine and just having nice conversation.  I hope you've enjoyed it as much as I've enjoyed sharing it with all of you!  You are always welcome in our home.

I may be partying with some of these fine bloggers this week:

The Tablescaper at The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays
Karen at Sew Many Ways for Sew Darn Crafty
Cindy at Dwellings--The Heart of Your Home for Amaze Me Monday
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Kathryn at The Dedicated House for Make It Pretty Mondays
Toni at A Bowl Full of Lemons for One Project at a Time
Maria Elena at Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays at Our Home
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life  for Inspire Me Tuesday
Leslie at House on the Way for Twirl & Take a Bow
Mary Beth at Cupcakes and Crinoline for Project Inspired
Suzy at Worthing Court for The Scoop
Karin at The Style Sisters for Centerpiece Wednesday
Kelly at Live Laugh Rowe for Live Laugh Linky Party
Richella at Imparting Grace for Grace at Home
Pamela at From My Front Porch to Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday
Natasha at Natasha in OZ for Say G'Day Saturday Party

21 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Spring is looking fabulous at your house. I love it all. Hugs, Marty

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

It's all looking really lovely! Those pillows are great!

The Tuscan Home said...

Beautiful, as always! Keep those spring ideas coming....:) ~Liz

Debbiedoos said...

Spring has sure sprung in your home and I LOVE it. Those pillows are adorable. Happy Sunday! and Happy Spring.

NanaDiana said...

What a great tour! It looks homey and comfortable and fresh for Spring. I love all your little touches and I LOVE bird "things". Great job on your Spring decor. xo Diana

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Beautiful spring decor! I love the nesting bunny family and that bunny that hopped into your cart at Hob Lob is precious!! Love your pillows too!

Art @ Home said...

Carol, I love your spring vignettes, and my favorite is your table in the foyer. I love everything about it, especially the ruffles! SO cute! :D

Jennifer said...

It all looks beautiful as usual, Carol. You do a great job with your vingnettes. I love to have books as decor too, and would never buy them just to decorate. They're all well-loved. :)

Vel Criste said...

Your definitely ready Carol! Thanks for the spring inspiration!

Maria Elena said...

Beautiful Spring touches! You know I am loving your pillows!:) So pretty! Your foyer table will always be a favorite of mine. Your home looks ready to welcome the new season.

tablescapesbybev said...

Love all of your spring looks. The china is gorgeous...I recently had the same set. Love it!

Shelia said...

Hi Carol. Everything looks so pretty, fresh and springy at your house! Love the little bunnies! I really do like the dishes in your hutch. I have a dinner plate and two dessert plates very similar and have always wished I had a set. Mine are a darker green.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Love your dishes Carol! Such a warm and welcoming home. Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...
Blessings,
Cindy

Consider It All Joy said...

So many great pieces Carol. I really like your bird pillows! Blessings, Cindy

Poppy said...

Of all the seasons I love to decorate best for spring as it is such a welcome from winter, especially winters that have overstayed their visits!

So many things caught my eye here, Carol: the Scrabble welcome sign, the bird motif, the message about life, and the fact that you are trying to 'decorate' your bookshelves with books that have meaning to you and your family, and not because their covers complement your colour scheme!

Have a wonderful day!

Poppy

Traci said...

Very nice! We had spring weather over the weekend but it's supposed to be back in the 30's tomorrow. So over it!

Feral Turtle said...

The snow has been rapidly melting here and the warmth of the sun is a refreshing change to the stinging bite of the cold! Love your spring decor and I am definitely looking forward to starting my own. I love the layers on your sewing machine! So pretty.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

How cute is that bunny with hydrangea flowers?

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I adore all the touches of flora and fauna. Your singer table transformation is spectacular.

Happy St. Patrick's Day weekend!

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