A month ago, my friend Jen at Migonis Home emailed about a Spring House Tour (and GIVEAWAY!) she had planned. With 3 feet of snow outside and gray as faaaaaar as the eye could see, I decided it would be a fun chance to play ‘dress up’ with my dreary winter home! Until I started blogging, the concept of decorating for spring never occurred to me. But… that joyful ache for the flowers and the green grass and that smell in the morning when spring is so close you can taste it… I love that. For me bringing that feeling into the house meant lots of flowers and greenery and sweet little accessories. Nothing complicated or intricate. Just color and textures and new LIFE!
I’ve been keeping my eye out for dainty little containers at the thrift stores over the last few weeks, and have scored a nice little assortment! These look perfect with flowers and candy on the mantel.
As much as I love fancy cut flowers, this time of year, basic spring bulbs are so inexpensive and just sitting there for the taking at the grocery store. When left in the dreary pastel foil or the green plastic pots… nothing special, but a thrifted basket and some moss and… such a pretty spring vignette.
After seeing the talented Bold Abode’s pixelated canvas, I’ve been obsessed with this graphic color-play. This is a sneak peek of a project I’m sharing over at Classy Clutter in the next couple of weeks so stay tuned for the full tutorial over there.
The best part about this spring house tour was that the amazing Kirklands gave us a gift card to help spring-ify our homes. Can you handle how amazing these accessories are?! This glass container looks even spring-ier just filled to the brim with jellybeans. (And no, I will not show you how it looked a few hours after I took these pictures.) See that green glass jar with the little bird on top? Kirklands. Home run.
I also picked up this killer gold orb… It works all on its own or with a dollar store rabbit container tucked inside for spring!
Colors are such a big part of spring for me, that I wanted a place just to bring together some of my favorite shades. The glass bunny was a Homegoods find and everything else was just plucked from around the house or my stash/ hoard. My refinished ‘antique’ bread bowl now holds some moss orbs… love. (Oh, and those flowers are totally fake… but I’m a sucker for poppies and lily of the valley!)
I found this great enamelware pot at the flea market and planted some grass inside for a cheap and easy little hint of green. (I could plant grass in anything this year!) I also plopped a little basket onto the planter I made earlier this year that is still thriving.
Mostly as an excuse to have chocolate malt eggs lying around, I pulled out this lovely thrift store bowl… I love milk glass. I don’t think this is milk glass, but it’s close. Ish.
This basket is another Kirkland’s find… it’s just the right size to display some colorful linens on a buffet table. Mind you… there’s no buffet in site, but I will use ANY excuse to pull together my favorite blues. And I’m just a little bit obsessed with these colored mason jar cups I found on sale at Michael’s.
In the front hall, I love having some greenery. My track record with these maiden hair ferns is zero. I’ve consistently killed every single one, but perhaps in my old age this will be the one to break my losing streak! I also have a grocery store shamrock plant leftover from St. Patrick’s day. A little moss bird is perched under the bell jar. (Oh, and not to beat a dead shopping horse, but the owl planter? Kirkland’s.)
I have an Easter wreath on the door. Not DIY… just Homegoods from a couple of years ago. Every year I hang it up with snow still melting with the *hope* that spring will one day arrive. We just got 6 more inches of snow here so… not holding my breath!
And that’s all the spring she wrote over at chez Smith. Thankfully, this post is just a piece of the fun… Check out all the other spring tours going on this week. Today, you can hop over to the ever amazing Rain on a Tin Roof, Setting For Four, The Blissful Bee and Fox Hollow Cottage to see their amazing homes.
And ALL WEEK you can keep visiting other spring tours (including yesterday!). Best part? Kirklands is offering $100 to three lucky winners to get your own spring decor jump started… trust me… $100 will go MILES.
Check out the amazing blogs that are part of this home tour with me and make sure to enter below for a chance to win one of THREE $100 gift cards from Kirkland’s.
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