Sunday, March 8, 2015

Baskets for Spring Door Decor

I've slowly been putting "Winter" away, and bringing "Spring" into the house this last week. After Christmas I keep some of my winter faux greenery out as a backdrop and base for winter flower arrangements, and in baskets. Since snow covered trees and evergreens have been about the only landscape in sight, I've enjoyed my transition time from Christmas to Spring. But now that the sun is shining and the thermometer is going to be in the 50's and 60's we have a good chance that the worst of winter is behind us.

I'd been waiting for a little warmer day, to rework my front door flower basket. I enjoy changing it out for each season/and or Holiday to keep it current. After Christmas I had some faux evergreens, Holly, and a few Hydrangeas mixed in with my "Burberry look" wired ribbon. I've opted for a basket as door decor here at the new house. We have a leaded glass door and I prefer to have a little "visual deterrent" for door bell ringers. We're not too far from the street so I don't want to be on display in the evening.

Hubbs informed me that I still have a bunch of tubs and boxes with Holiday decor and faux flowers at the storage units. For some reason they are last on his list of must haves to bring over. If I'm not there directing traffic, they don't get any priority. fine. I'll just go buy some fresh new stems and foliage.

Actually, everything in this basket has been used many times before, except for the burlap checked ribbon that I found a few weeks ago. I love using Hydrangeas no matter what the season. They're pretty versatile, and look appropriate for year round floral displays. I use the greens and whites for Spring, and then as the year progresses I use the darker and more muted shades.

Here it is on the gray front door. 
It's a pretty full basket, 
now if I can just keep the birds from nesting here it will be good.

Here are a few inspriation images of Baskets for Spring 
from my Pinterest Board, Wreaths and Door Decor.
You'll probably recognize a few friends here!
(I'm sorry if your watermark didn't show up in the collage)

(Please, be sure and Pin the individual images from Pinterest, 
not from this blog post.)

Thanks for letting me share a little Spring Inspiration.
Nothing like a Spring Wreath or Door Basket
 to get you in an optimistic mood!
If you have Spring flowers on your door,
surely the real thing won't be far behind!

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  1. Hi Debra! Oh,your basket is so pretty! I love it. The basket and how you've arranged your flowers!
    Hope you're doing well.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. I wanted to come back and tell you that I pinned your lovely floral basket! Thank you for the inspiration.
    Continue being a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  3. Such great ideas! I have a basket that I change out for the seasons too. It's fun and easy when you reuse.

  4. Very pretty, Debra! Great colors!

  5. I love it, Debra! You are so lucky to be able to use a nice big basket like that. We have a storm door so I am limited to pieces that aren't too deep. I did find one at a yard sale one year and I should probably just rework the florals like you do. It is smaller than yours (but similar to some of those you shared) and I do love it as something different from wreath.

  6. Great colors for Spring Debra. So pretty.

  7. I love your basket. I only have a tiny space for a wreath or basket. It is filled with spring like flowers. It looked a little funny in the snow the other day. I love, love your green checked ribbon. What a great find.

  8. All beautiful examples, Debra. Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

  9. You make faux look real, Debra. Really nice.

  10. I love your basket!! We all need some spring!!


  11. Hi these gorgeous arrangements. You inspire me to gather bits and pieces to put together something for our new front door. The movers are moving us to storage today. A week from tomorrow we close on both homes and two weeks from today, we move to our new home. I think it needs a bit of Springtime on the front door. Don't you?:-)

  12. Just purchased my first door basket a few weeks ago, and your post is great inspiration.

  13. So looking forward to Spring also - Thanks for sharing these beauties.

  14. That is a beautiful door basket decoration! I love the gingham ribbon on it too. I haven't hung anything on my front door yet, but maybe I will after having been inspired by yours.

  15. If this post doesn't inspire me to get my "spring" on, nothing will! I love your door basket, Debra! I know I have a similar basket packed away.....somewhere. Thanks for the inspiration!

  16. Love your spring Debra, you make me want to get some floral arrangements going on over at my place.
    It's all so lovely here as always.

    Happy spring to you beautiful.

  17. A door basket has been on my shopping list for a while now, but just haven't found one yet that will work for me. Your arrangement is lovely and so Springy! Thanks for sharing your cheery basket!

  18. Debra, it's just beautiful! I'm so ready for Spring!

  19. I have a great door basket...will wait just a little while longer to get my spring and summer out of the closet...
    Everything here looks amazing....

  20. OH boy did I enjoy seeing all those flowers, real or faux. The flowers in your door basket look real. love silk or fabric flowers now. I got rid of so many of my faux flowers few years ago since everybody was saying they weren't good to have in house, dust collectors. Doggone it now I sure wish I had more of them left. Would love to find a basket like yours. I have bought a few at $tree and Hobby Lobby on sale. Make little wreaths I can take flowers off at the holiday or season. Get lots of mileage out of wreaths that way.
    I was about to put Easter stuff out week or so ago and decided it was bit early for it. Been getting some more cute little Easter critters at thrift stores, forget what I have til I get it out. Ah well enjoy it all. Been working on a Spring banner also. Used orange and white burlap and painted on big dots on the white. then cut some strips to go between. Try to use what I have not buy anymore. Enjoy your gorgeous door basket. I'd want to cover door also, would make me nervous having that glass uncovered. Happy week

  21. LOVE LOVE LOVE this pretty Spring basket! I was going to make a wreath this year... but now you might have inspired me in a different, basket, direction! Just gorgeous!

  22. They are all so gorgeous! Now I feel like I have to find something to put on my door!

  23. Such a pretty display! Thanks for sharing.

  24. These are all so beautiful! So happy that spring is on its way! Hugs, Leena

  25. This basket just screams Springtime. Love how it looks hung on the door. I also love hydrangeas, they remind me of my Grandparents who grew them in their garden.

  26. Beautiful Debra! I need to get something on my front door. Thank you for partying at THT!


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