Thursday, March 16, 2023

Green and Pink and Cottage All Over

Hey Everyone, Green is my favorite color this time of year. Not only outside, but inside. We're having a small "green-up" around here with grass and a few blooming trees, but my tulip tree's blooms were frozen this last few days which is really disheartening. It's still too early for much other green outdoors, but inside I can gather some of my green items and make myself feel like Spring is just around the corner... with no overnight freezes.

Whatever the season or holiday the color scheme shows up first and most, out here on the wicker settee. It's located in a spot that's hard to miss and so it's the piece that shows off the seasonal color. I've picked up quilts over the years, and usually looked for fun color and design. Since they tend to be a bit pricey, I've justified a few in that they were eye catching and if need be they could be used for "cutting" and creating other quilted items. 

Last year I "re"located this sweet little "Springtime" looking quilt that I know must be close to 100 years old. Funny how some fabrics hold up, while other blends seem to disintegrate over the years. I purchased it because the pink and green color scheme screamed Spring. I bought celadon green Buffalo check pillow covers and paired them up with a floral flea market pillow and my little Birdie graphic pillow that always comes out this time of year.

Each time I photo this settee I miss my kitty girls, who inevitably would be found curled up here for hours at a time. I always had a vigorous clean up with a lint roller and a minute in the dryer to remove their fur. They lived good, long lives and were well loved, but golly I still get misty eyed when I think of them. (And once in a while still find a few stray cat hairs where they would hang out). But... they would have gladly eaten the little birdie on the pillow if it had been real. Okay... moving on. 

Earlier this month I shared the Holiday Cupboard for St. Patrick's Day decked out in green transferware and ivy dishes. I usually leave the doors open to enjoy the dish view, but like to keep a fun "something" decorative on the door. This year it's a moss covered shamrock with lamb.

The cupboard is filled with green transferware and ivy pottery this season.

The little vintage chippy step stool usually has a seasonal motif, too. This time it's a cottage creamer, vintage garden book and a faux hyacinth bulb and flower.

I've mentioned before that my dad made me the coffee table/bench back in the 80's, but it was painted white when we lived in our first blogging home on the sunporch. (That was a fun time with a new look seemingly each week) This spring my old crate holds a mossy basket of faux paperwhites and my cabbage covered vegetable tureen, garden gloves and old pots. My green metal basket weave lunch hamper and some ivy pottery cups balance out the other side of the table.

Paperwhites are my go-to faux floral look from December to May.

Since it's bulb season with daffodils and hyacinths and tulips I thought I'd put out my fun Better Homes and Gardens manual from the early 50's. This book/encyclopedia of all things yard and garden is still surprisingly "current". 

I added one of the moss shamrocks in front of the hamper to give a little Irish holiday flair to the grouping. My sweet pale green vintage watering can and grocery basket filled with garden goods are nestled under the table. 

A very old cottage "needlepoint" framed piece adds to the vibe.

Here are a few other St. Paddy's posts from this year...

And a post from Easter on that original sunporch.

Have a great week, friends,
and get your Irish on.

joining in here:

The House on Silverado,  Love Your Creativity at Life and Linda
All About Home at Common Ground and Follow the Yellow Brick Home
Inspire Me Monday at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia 
 Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch 
  Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life  Home Imagined at the Antique Journey
Turnabout Tuesday at My Wee Abode, Wednesday Link Party at Our Tiny Nest
 Wonderful Wednesday at Eclectic Red Barn
 Centerpiece Wednesday at Karin's Kottage Share Your Style at French Ethereal,  
Thursday Favorite Things at Follow the Yellow Brick Home,  
Home Matters at Southern SunflowersGrace at Home at Imparting Grace
Farmhouse Friday at  County Road 407  Fabulous Friday at WM Design House 


  1. I love it! Spring inside no matter that there's frost outside and will be over the weekend! I have a tablescaoe coming up next week that your green & pink garden quilt will go with nicely! So pretty, Debra!

  2. Hi Debra. Looks so beautiful and springy. Love the light green and pink together. Have a great day.

  3. I've always loved this color combo (call me a closet preppie!) and this looks beautiful in your home -- super springy and lovely!

    1. thanks Jeanie, it's fun to be crazy bright and eye popping, especially when you need spring to hurry up and get here!

  4. I hate when our four legged kiddos leave us, sending hugs. Your chippy ladder sets the perfect scene for this display, you always have such beautiful work. Thank you for sharing your inspiration with us.

  5. Your pink and green quilt is a sweet find Debra. I love how you added the gardening touch to your spring decor. I am envious of that old gardening book.

  6. I love all of your spring decor. Especially all of the gardening details.

  7. I LOVE the pink and green together!! What a pretty color combination! That vintage Better Homes and Garden book is amazing. What a nice detail to add to your decor. Thanks for sharing, Debra!

  8. I LOVE the pink and green combo! Such fabulous vignettes. Thank for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

  9. Girl, you had me a pink and green! Has been my favorite color combo since high school. I had some plaid pants and a skirt in those colors that I know my friends were sick of seeing. LOL! Thank you for sharing this with us on Farmhouse Friday. Featuring it tomorrow! pinned


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