Friday, April 21, 2017

Springtime Decor

Springtime is the time of year I love to freshen up the house with a good cleaning and a new look!

I've never really been in love with the mirror that backs my china hutch. Until I can change it, I decided this vintage white shutter would do the trick and give me more of the look I was after.

This  cute vintage piece was garage sale find. I already had a similar piece in the house that I left the wood alone, so I wanted to paint this one. The top was actually in really nice shape so I left it alone and opted just to paint the base. It makes a nice little cabinet for napkins and extra serving pieces.

I made another fitted table cloth from a fabric shower curtain I found at Goodwill. I just loved the grey and the pattern breaks it up just enough to be interesting.

This black iron cloche was the top of a vintage birdcage. I had it in my shop for a while, but no one bought it.  Sometimes things work out for the best because I just love it on my dining table. 

The bunnies were also earmarked for the shop, but never made it in there. They are vintage flocked bunny banks and remind me of my childhood. When I unwrapped them after my trip I fell in love with them all over again and decided they belonged on my table instead. They will probably stay there all the way until Fall.

(That really happens way more often than I would like to admit!!! ) LOL!

Adjacent to the dining room is my living room and this is where I eat my breakfast and drink my coffee in the mornings. It is the brightest room in the house during the day. I put my twine wrapped eggs in a wire basket  on the coffee table. If you want to see how I made them, you can find the tutorial here.

I know its already after Easter, but I will keep these on the table until Fall as well.

I hope you are all having a wonderful Spring where you are. The temps are already up into the 90's here so summer is not far away!!!!

14 comments:

Elizabeth Day said...

I'm with you. When I find something or arrangement that makes me happy, I have no desire to change it just for the sake of change. Your lovely home is a happy place.

Linda Shukri said...

Hi Karen! Love your decor! My decor generally stays the same. I guess I need more stuff to change things about on a regular basis. :-)

karen said...

Just a note to say , you can easily paint that mirror if it really starts 'getting'to you.First apply a product like wall grip (for slick surfaces).

Elizabeth said...

Your house looks very romantic, and also very nostalgic. Apart from Christmas I don't change the decoration but perhaps I should, especially at this time of the year to celebrate the end of winter. I like the little painted cabinet - it's lovely.

Bohemian said...

The Twine Decorated Eggs and Tutorial are so clever and Lovely. I took keep that type of Decor up thru Spring, my Ukrainian Eggs are so pretty I hate to ever put them away actually. Dawn... The Bohemian

Rose L said...

When yo have a shop to sell things, I guess it is nice that you can try them out for a while!!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely home. Love the colors. I really love the bottom photo of the the lace/twine eggs arrangement. I change up for seasons and just put out the spring flowers, as sunshine seems limited lateley. Have a wonderful weekend.

Missy George said...

It's ben awhile..miss you...Love your eye for decorating..I guess we must have similar tastes..
I don't know where to start..The shutter is a great idea..Love the bunnies, the table cloth, and your garage sale finds are always fantastic.Looks great....Happy weekend

allthingzsewn said...

Love the nostalgic look, but not too fussy. Great job.

Art and Sand said...

Everything looks lovely!

Katie Mansfield said...

The shutter is a fabulous idea. Your decor is darling.

Suzy said...

Very nice!......I would be interested in seeing how you made a fitted tablecloth for the table.

anette196 said...

Piękny styl. Przytulność i elegancja

Elizabeth Braun said...

Are you ok? Long time no read!

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