Monday, March 16, 2015

Styling a DIY Seedbox for St. Patty's Day

All it takes is a few sunny days where the temps are 50 and above and you'll find me puttering around with seed boxes, seed packets, and some old gardening tools. This week will be the "official" start of Spring so I'm having fun bringing a little green for St. Patrick's Day onto the Baker's Rack in the kitchen sitting area.

I like to bring out a few pieces of my Enoch Wedgewood "Kent" Green Transferware in honor of the day. I lined the bottom of this little "DIY Seed Box" with some moss, and then snuggled the dishes between peat pots, garden tools, and an ironstone pitcher with yellow silk roses.

 gotta have a birdie too...

Several of you have asked about "The Holiday Cupboard", but sadly it's one of the pieces I had to let go. I just didn't have a place for it. The pie safe that I used last year at the lease house is downstairs in a little kitchen nook, but I've not had enough to decorate there yet. I know that I will, so for now the Kitchen China Cupboard and the Baker's Rack are my only real places to decorate for the seasons. Please don't get bored with my few options for decorating. Smaller house equals less space for junk display!

I'm thinking cleaned up, this would be a great back scratcher...

We've had our guys rebuilding the deck this last week, so I'm one step closer to getting my outside spaces spiffed up for Spring and Summer. They still have to stain and seal it, but hopefully they will be done in a week. I kept the potting bench and my old metal garden table and gate. We have one storage unit filled with outside "junk" (or you can insert the "cr_p" word) and I can't wait to put together a sitting and entertaining area out in the covered patio space under the decking. I'm itching to get some containers filled with flowers and ferns. Last year I didn't have any outside space to play in, and I was lost without that.

Please come by Wednesday evening at 6 PM Central for the Share Your Style Link Party, and be thinking about Spring Posts Past and Present to share with us for the Share Your Style Spring Blog Hop, starting next week.

Isn't our little bunny man the absolute cutest?
thanks to Barb for the great graphics!

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Show and Share at Coastal Charm
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  1. I love your garden display - it is so pretty. The dishes are perfect for it. Your going to have a ball decorating your patio area. Hopefully Spring will be on schedule. We skipped Winter and Spring and went right into a HOT SUMMER, hope this changes soon.

    Have a great week.

    1. Thanks Mary, automatic summer happens so often, but then we end up with frozen buds on trees later, I'm for easing into those wam temps!

  2. I just love your seed box and all the goodies inside. I don't have a seed box but I bet I could make one with your linky. :)

    1. super easy, Stacey, just find a box with an interesting patina, then hunt down some Seed advertisements. then decorate away!

  3. Very pretty Debra...LOVE those pretty plates!!

  4. Beautiful vignette Debra! Love your seed box.


  5. This is charming. Debra! Looking forward to seeing your new deck...I know you will love having that finished!

  6. I have always loved that and the way you decorate it. Talking about don't get bored: I have a one bedroom apartment. I hope the same thing! I'm glad you have the outdoor space. I wish I had a cover to sit under. First summer in your new home. Always a fun time!

  7. I'm cheered just seeing you springy items, Debra! I'd be lost without outdoor space, too; so glad to hear you will have yours back soon!

  8. Debra, I remember when you made your seed box, and I love it. Your display is perfect.

  9. Debra,
    Your seed box is gorgeous done, dear freind!!!
    I love the addition of dishes. . .especially your greenware pieces!!!
    Bored??? You could never bore me with your decor!!!
    Happy Saint Patrick's Day!!!
    P.S. Love, LOVE, L O V E the bunny graphics!!!

  10. I know you're going to love being able to decorate your outdoor space this year, Debra. Until then, you've created a fun display to enjoy indoors. So many lovely goodies in that box!

  11. This is so cute! It makes me want to go out and dig in the dirt! Hugs, Leena

  12. Hi Debra, I love how you styled your seed box! The green dishes are so pretty and I love the vintage garden tools! I haven't brought mine out for Spring yet. May wait until after Easter. Thanks for sharing with SYC. I will be featuring you this week.

  13. That looks so good Debra! i always love your spring garden style! Thanks for joining HSH!

  14. and.....I am thinking that YOU and I would have such fun decorating TOGETHER - GREAT groupings of wonderful treasures, fnds and flawed beauty! My kind of beauty!

  15. This is so cute. Look for your feature on Wednesday’s Charming Homes and Gardens Link Party!


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