Fluffing the Nest

The call of Spring seems to be on everyone's mind these days.....many wondering if it will ever arrive and others hoping it won't slip too quickly away.  What is it about Spring that makes us want to organize and fluff our nests?  Are we following the examples of our fine feathered friends?  Well, maybe, but without the egg-laying part!  It just seems to be the time when our needs turn to lightening the load, letting fresh air in our homes and adding lots of florals....real and faux.

"Welcome, please come in, stay awhile and relax.

Soft lamp-light.....hmmm.

Many of us seek solace in adding pastoral charm and simplicity. 

Soft grays, whites and creams are the order of the day.

Pops of color bring smiles.

Candles, real or faux, add the perfect ambience.

Bird nests abound inside as our busy feathered friends fluff and create the perfect protection for their 
eggs and then their young ones outside.

Our nests need to provide calm and quiet for an afternoon cup of tea, or a place to visit and laugh with friends and family over glasses of wine or cocktails.

Good smells waft through the air from dinner cooking or from a bowl of potpourri.

Our nests need to provide comfort with squishy, feather-filled pillows (my choice) that mold and 
nestle to our body's needs.

If they provide a pop of color and whimsy, all the better.

Little bits of light in unexpected places.

A little corner fluffed with sweet collections and illuminated by a tiny lamp, handmade by a young boy for his mother some fifty-five years ago. 

Spring, a time of change.  We put away heavy sweaters, fleece-lined boots, and woolen scarves.  We lighten-up both inside and out, dusting off the barbecue, and searching Pinterest for salads and lighter meals as we expose more of our lily-white bodies in capris and shorts.  We turn to gardening and sunscreens.  We grocery shop, seeking the fresh-cut flowers first to soothe and feed our soul before turning our attention to fuel for our bodies.  Spring, a time for fluffing the nest.

I hope Spring has arrived for all of you, and you are finding peace and joy as you fluff your nests.  Thank you for your visit, and I hope you always feel welcome here.

I often party with these lovely bloggers:

Dee at Meatloaf and Melodrama for Merry Monday
Cindy at Dwellings--The Heart of Your Home for Amaze Me Monday
Maria Elena at Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays at Our Home

Marty at A Stroll Thru Life  for Inspire Me Tuesday

Suzy at Worthing Court for The Scoop

Jemma at  At Home With Jemma for Thoughts of Home on Thursday

Pamela at From My Front Porch to Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday
Richella at Imparting Grace for Grace at Home


  1. Carol - What gorgeous vignettes!


  2. You home is as lovely as you are, Carol! Blessings, Cindy xo

  3. So pretty Carol. I looks so relaxing and spring like. I love the nest. Busy purging here. What a great feeling! Happy Spring!

  4. Your home looks so pretty, Carol. Perfect Spring touches! xxx Maria

  5. Spring is taking its time around here, Carol, so I love looking at all your color!! :)

  6. It's always fun to fluff the nest, isn't it? Your "nest" looks lovely with the sweet touches of spring. I love decorating with nests too. :)

  7. Carol,
    Beautiful sentiments and photos create such a serene ambiance on your blog today.
    I am enjoying the gentleness of your home, soft lights, gentle hues. Our nests are such a precious place to retreat from the hustle and bustle of the world.
    Wishing you a beautiful Monday and week ahead, my friend.

  8. You are certainly all set for Spring! Everything looks so pretty, Carol. I'm wishing for Spring so badly...we had it for a little while, then Winter came back to us, and I'm hoping Spring will take over again.

  9. Your house is so pretty with the soft lights. I love the table runners! Thank you for the tour.

    1. Thank you so much, Sherry! I truly appreciate the visit and sweet comments! The runners are from World Market.

  10. Hi Carol - beautiful spring touches. So many beautiful details, I can't begin to pick a favourite. From the sweet blue hydrangeas in the bowl to the runners on the dining table to the flickering candles - it all makes for a stunning, springy home. Jane

  11. Your house certainly looks like its ready for spring! Love all the soft colors. Still cool here- gray and raining today. We are definitely hoping for some warmer weather soon.
    Have a good day

  12. I certainly feel welcome here Carol! Everything lloks so lovely. I enjoyed reading this post so much. I have really enjoyed spring this year (minus the allergies). We have had a longer spring that usual and it has been so nice. Have a lovely Wednesday my friend.

    Hugs, Vicky

  13. Everything looks so pretty, Carol. I love the way you've splashed our favorite color around with pillows and other accessories. I also like the way you have little lights around the room. That just adds to the ambiance so much but I always have a hard time figuring out where to plug it all in. Hope you are having a nice week. :)

  14. Carol-

    You have a lovely home and the soft colors make it so welcoming.
    I saw the title of your previous post and I nodded yes- I am an Ulta girl- even though ours is not great.
    I also wanted to mention I enjoy your beauty posts so much.
    Hope to see you at Thoughts of Home!

    White Spray Paint
    Thank you for visiting my blog.

  15. Carol, I love your touches of spring that you've added like the nests with the eggs, flowers and candles. Your vignettes are beautiful!

  16. Good Morning Carol,
    Just had to pop on by for a little visit:) and to thank you for joining us at TOHOT too. We really look forward to your shares.
    Your home is reflecting the gentleness of that kind heart of yours. I am so thankful that you are doing so very well.
    You know you are a lovely example of strength and grace:)
    Warmest of Hugs,

  17. Carol, your home is so pretty and welcoming! I really adore that bird pillow! And the nest on the candlestick... great idea! :) ~Rhonda

  18. Glad to see you here at TOHOT!

  19. Your touches of Spring are so pretty! You're right, this time of year leads to lots of fluffy and such. I love your calm colors with the aqua for pop!

  20. Lovely commentary and charming vignettes throughout your home. I enjoyed my visit.

  21. Lovely spring touches Carol. Aqua is such a soft color. There is nothing like adding flowers, birds and a soft palette to a home. Happy weekend.

  22. Such beautiful vignettes! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!

  23. I love each and every Spring vignette in your lovely, warm and inviting home.
    Have a wonderful week ahead.


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