Is it spring yet? The calendar says it’s spring, but from my neck of the woods it’s not recognizable.
Alaska doesn’t go full swing with blooming action until late May.
The rocker is older than dirt. Nearly ten years ago, I painted it and stuck it on the porch. The real test of a quality paint finish is when it can withstand extreme temperatures and plenty of moisture. We have plenty of that here.
The urn is a favorite of mine. Sometimes it holds a Christmas tree or branches; now it contains a grouping of colorful flowers.
I’m in need of a rug or mat that can withstand harsh weather conditions and muddy boots stomping on it.
If you have a source for durable doormats please tell me.
The little cherub face wall hanging will be moving elsewhere.
It’s still a bit early in the season to really get the porch decor dialed in.
My spring decor inspiration for the main living room came when I found a set of blue and white teacups.
It was an immediate love affair with the pretty floral patterns. To be honest, I didn’t have much inspiration until I found the teacups. Once they came home with me everything else fell into place.
And just when I thought that I was happy with how everything was looking…
I remembered something….
The top of my DIY China hutch needed reinforcement brackets or to be replaced altogether. With the number of earthquakes that we’ve had lately, the apothecary jars probably wouldn’t be safe sitting up there so I used a couple of lightweight baskets instead.
The baskets on top of the China hutch compliment my kitchen decor also.
Dried flowers are an integral part of my style and are used year-round in my home decor. I have had an affinity for dried and preserved flowers since childhood.
People say certain things in their home decor make them swoon, giddy, or their heart pitter-patter…. Those words are not a regular part of my vocabulary, but if there were one thing that could constitute a swoon, giddiness, or a pitter-pattering heart, it would definitely be dried flowers.
What can I say… I’m probably an odd duck, but I REALLY do love them.
I keep flowers from sentimental gatherings like my younger brothers wedding and my sister-in-law’s baby shower. Those flowers are just added to the collection I’ve been amassing for quite a few years.
I like sticks and twigs too, and we have plenty of those up here in
This marble and gold tray is a favorite piece in my home right now.
I’m considering buying a few more. It brings in a touch of modern to balance the over French Country theme by keeping it fresh looking, rather than too old fashioned. Blending old and new items is something I highly recommend.
In the dining area, I covered the table with my favorite Shabby Chic “tablecloth”. It has the faintest little blush pink floral pattern. The subtle faded print set the perfect stage for the simple centerpiece.
I have used regular sheets and various sorts of fabric remnants as tablecloths for many years now. At this shower event that I styled and decorated, custom made draperies were used as a table covering and this casual elegant July 4th table setting I used a sheet pulled and pinned to produce an elegant scallop effect where the edge free fell to the ground.
More dried flowers are in the wreath
I sure hope you enjoyed this mini tour and found something inspiring. You can expect to see a guide coming soon for how to add French Country charm to your spring decor.
Since I’m down for the count dealing with this neck issue, the blog will be focused more on event and home decor for a while. I don’t know when I will be able to take on painting and faux finish projects. Because every day is different with pain, I take it day by day.
Don’t forget the look of Reinvented Collection will be changing and it’s going to be so much better. I promise!
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