Friday, March 23, 2018

Spring Home Tour 2018

Hi Everyone, and welcome to the 2018 Spring Home Tours hosted by our friend Marty from A Stroll Thru Life. Marty herself is putting the finishing touches on her lovely home and has taken us on her remodeling and decorating journey this last year. Thanks so much for including me in the tour, Marty. If you're here from Far Above Rubies, I know you enjoyed Anita's amazing one-of-a-kind vintage eclectic home filled with wonderful color and pattern. If you've missed part of the Home Tour, I have a list of participants at the end of the post.

If you're new to Common Ground, I'm so glad you're here. We downsized to this walkout open-concept home about 4 years ago. I have always loved antique and vintage furniture and pieces, and enjoy mixing new and old together. It's those special, often sentimental pieces, that make a home personal and unique.

Other than the large area rugs, I've tried to limit pattern, so that I can change up my accessories seasonally. For Spring I've lightened up with light brown silk floral pillows here in the Living Room on the sofa and loveseat.

Quilts, vintage pillows and antique prints in the Kitchen Sitting Area keep it seasonal and Holiday specific. Right now I'm using bright Spring colors and a pastel vintage Tumbling Blocks Quilt to celebrate Spring.

I have this traditional sofa table behind the sofa and to also separate the "hallway" area. Last Fall I traded out a windowbox with faux florals with part of my collection of white painted luggage. Stacks of decor books and mismatched pineapple finials are usually found here.

My mirror and Monogram Wreath are staples here on the mantel. You can read my recent post on My Spring Mantel with vintage touches, HERE.

At our previous home this chair was in the Master Bedroom, but since moving it's become "my chair" here in the Living Room. It's actually pretty comfortable, but I had purchased it because I fell in love with the mix and match upholstery fabric. 

The white wicker settee is the go-to nap spot for one of my little kitty girls.

A vintage needlepoint pillow accents the others pillows in browns, pinks and gold.

A fabric sample from years ago, became a small accent pillow.

Two Springs ago I put together this Raffia Rabbit in a Twig Basket. He's been on my Spring coffee table since.

I keep this garden tray here to corral whatever ends up here on the coffee table; so much easier to keep things together. My husband sits his dinner tray down on the end of the coffee table each evening, and once when I had been taking photos I forgot to move things back. Let's just say there was a delay in dinner and a big clean up. Now it's better to not complain, just keep my decor out of the way. (smiling happy face, here)

On to the Dining Room, and my little French Wagon is back on the Dining Room Table to celebrate Easter and Spring. I found this large rabbit last year and gave him a little paint refresh. He's been nibbling on a moss basket of Paperwhites among the vintage clay pots and garden tools. A pair of old concrete sheep are here with my large metal basket filled with Springtime faux Hydrangeas.

Here's a collage from Marty of Friday's group.

 Monday- March 19

Tuesday – March 20

Wednesday – March 21

Thursday – March 22 

Fri –March 23

Thanks so much for coming by, I'd love to have you follow along with me, you can sign up for an email post on the sidebar. Hope to see you all again, next time.

jpining in here:

Sundays at Home at Little Farmstead
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
Tips and Tutorials at Home Stories A to Z 
Inspiration Monday at Refresh Restyle
The Scoop at Worthing Court
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Keep in Touch at Let's Add Sprinkles
Talk of the Town at Knick of Time
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Design Showcase at Shabby Fufu
Share Your Style at 21 Rosemary Lane
Share Your Cup at Mrs. Olson's
Thursday Favorites at Follow the Yellow Brick Home
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Best of the Weekend at Ms Toody Goo Shoes


  1. Debra your sweet spring tours always make my heart happy. I'll be featuring one of your smile inducing vignettes tomorrow on DTA.

  2. I love how your home is so full of wonderful vintage things and your arrange them in such beautiful and inviting displays. Love your sitting area in the kitchen, that would be my favorite spot. Thanks so much for joining the tours, always so fun to see how you change things up.

  3. I adore the Spring touches all around your home, particularly how you styled them in your beautiful vignettes Debra! As always so honored to share this home tour with you dear! Cheers!

  4. HI Debra- i love that french wagon and all it's goodies and how it makes such a statement on your dining table. I think i remember seeing that in your previous home as well, right? Happy spring to you!

  5. Your bunnies and sheep in all their forms make me smile. What a nice way to welcome spring in the home.

  6. Your house is so pretty! Love that sheep pillow!

  7. Your décor style is perhaps one of my most favorite blogs. I always look forward to what you will come up with next. Thank you for the inspiration. Linda

    1. thankyou Linda, I'm so glad you enjoy coming to visit!

  8. What a gorgoeous tour. I loved getting to see some new areas and treasures around your home. Your pillows always make me swoon and that chair...oh my! I spotted the sweetest little footstool by your sofa. I found two footstools at a consignment shop last week and gave them makeovers and they are darling. Now seeing yours I am feeling the urge to start collecting them! Everything is welcoming and delightful. Looking forward to seeing some more of your vintage inspired Easter decor on Tuesday at the Vintage Easter Joys hop!

  9. So many pretty vintage pieces in such warm and welcoming home

  10. Debra, I'm always looking closely at every picture you post, I love all those little details you always add. The rabbits, sheep and little animals were my favorite this time. Your home is beautiful!

  11. It's lovely, every detail. And your baker's rack is sending me to the kitchen in a frenzy to "manage" the bottom shelf, which tends to be a collect-all. Yours is so lovely I am inspired!

  12. Your vignettes are all so pretty and charming, Debra. I adore your sweet and cozy breakfast-sitting area!


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