Showing posts with label spring. Show all posts
Showing posts with label spring. Show all posts

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Vintage Cottage Weekend: Spring to Summer Birds in the Garden Room

Hello, my friends. Here we are with Memorial Day this weekend. (so hard to believe) At Vintage Cottage Weekend we share how we use vintage cottage elements in our decorating. Starting in June I'll be decorating with a patriotic summer theme, but for this last week of May I wanted to share a few pics from the Garden Room with one of my favorite late Spring themes. Birds!

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

All About Home Link Party #145

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All About Home Link Party!

This has been a week where we've been thrown back to late March. Rain, storms, chilly weather... hard to believe it was 90 less than a week ago. Lower Midwest weather can be so crazy. I've had to drag my container plants under cover to keep them from drowning! With school getting out and everyone planning for summer, we know it's a busy time of year. Thankyou so much for being here each week and sharing all your great ideas and beautiful inspiration!

Friday, May 20, 2022

Back Porch Potting Bench

When the weather starts getting warmer and planting time is here it's time to get out on the back porch, do some clean up, and put together the potting bench. With all the trees around, our back porch can turn into a bit of a leaf dump. Starting in early April we get a variety of "tree droppings", which can get a bit overwhelming to stay on top of. Oaks and walnut trees are lovely except when they're dropping helicopters, fringe-y seeds, peapods, pollen... nuts, and oh and leaves.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Gorgeous Home Decor DIY at AAH #144

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All About Home Link Party!

This was the week I look forward to all Spring... container planting time! By now in mid-May, freezing overnight temps are in the rear view mirror and we've had a chance to do a little yard and porch cleanup. I tend to go a little crazy with it, but at least I have my hubby home now to do the "heavy lifting"! For the party features this week we have some wonderful home DIY projects that I know you'll love. Thankyou so much for being here each week and sharing all your great ideas and beautiful inspiration!

Monday, May 16, 2022

Vintage Cottage Weekend: Flower Pot Wreath with a Garden Update

What do you get when you combine vintage French seed packet labels and whitewashed clay flower pots on a grapevine wreath?  Well, you get a wonderfully unique Spring wreath full of vintage garden-y goodness! Over the years there have been so many beautiful renditions of flower pot wreaths; each one slightly different as they take on the decor personality of the creator. 

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Vintage Cottage Weekend: Mother's Day Blessings

Hello dear Friends, I know you all have a busy day today for Mother's Day, so I just wanted to drop by and share a few quick pics from previous Mother's Day posts. I want to wish you all a beautiful day filled with love and family and joyous memories of Mother's Day past and precious hopes for the future.

Friday, May 6, 2022

Lilac Basket Centerpiece with French Faience

I like to keep floral arrangements seasonal and updated, especially on the farmtable out in the Garden Room. Most often I use faux and silk flowers in a vintage basket or in my vintage ice cream bucket. Sometimes I create a tabletop tableau with other vintage pieces if it's a holiday or special occasion. With the change of the calendar to May and we're into late spring, lilacs have been grabbing my attention. It was time to change up the forsythia branches of last month for a late springtime mix of variegated purple lilacs and a lovely stem of yellow iris blooms. 

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Welcome to May at All About Home #142

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Hurray, Welcome to May, the official "let's get planting" month. Time for back porch clean up and to refresh the Potting Bench with a new coat of paint. I'm looking forward to the trips to the nursery for some container plants filled with geraniums. I hope your month is off to a great start. Thankyou so much for being here each week and sharing all your great ideas and beautiful inspiration!

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

All About Home #141

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April is a gorgeous month with all the green popping out in nature. (and around here some crazy amounts of pollen!) Next week is May folks, and summer will be sneaking up on us. Thankyou for being here each week and sharing all your great ideas and beautiful inspiration!

Monday, April 25, 2022

Vintage Cottage Weekend: Wild Victorian Wreath

Hi Friends, today I'm sharing a wonderful wreath that's a bit of a different take on a natural look for Spring. This is the perfect time of year to look to nature and the outdoors for our decor inspiration. What we might see in a leisurely country walk; bird nests, vines, wildflowers, and moss all come together here with an antique wooden frame for a wild and beautiful Victorian look.

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Spring Vignette on the Cupboard Top

Once a holiday is over and all the obvious "holiday decor" has been packed away, it always seems bare and bland. I gathered up the bunnies and Easter related pieces and they are now safely tucked away till next year. A "Spring" refresh is always easier for me than other seasons, because vintage garden goodies can easily fill whatever holes might have been created when the Easter eggs and bunnies said "bye-bye".

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Spring Potpourri at All About Home #140

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Hope you all had a wonderful Easter Day and Weekend! We had a quiet day at home, but the weather was disappointing, and felt like early March. Cold and Rainy. I've really enjoyed all the Easter fun and posts recently and now we're moving into late Spring. Before we know it Summer and gardening will be here. Thankyou for being here each week and sharing all your great ideas and inspiration!

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Vintage Cottage Weekend: Easter on the Baker's Rack

Hello dear friends, I hope you're having a lovely Easter Weekend! Easter is often chilly and rainy here in SW Missouri and it seems this weekend is no exception. How many times when I was a kiddo did we have to wear a winter coat over our pretty new Easter outfit? 

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

French Country Easter in the Dining Room

Hello Everyone, are you all ready for Easter? We'll probably have a quiet Sunday around here and just the two of us celebrating at home. I'm so glad you're here today because I'm joining in with a few friends to Celebrate Easter with a fun Hop hosted by my sweet friend Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home. Let's find some fun and inspiration for Spring and enjoy this wonderful time of Easter Week.

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Garden Room Sitting Area and Easter on a Tray

Hello Friends and Welcome to the Easter On A Tray Blog Tour, hosted by our sweet friend, Katherine, from Katherine's Corner. Are you ready for some fun and inspiration on how to do a quick nod to any holiday or season? You'll see some wonderful ideas on how to decorate a small space or add a beautiful compact decor vignette with just a few items. 

Monday, April 11, 2022

Happy Easter Week at All About Home #139

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We're so glad you're here and sharing all the fun of Spring and Easter. I've been loving all the wonderful ideas that you all come up with week after week. The gorgeous tablescapes, creative DIY's, lovely decor, and yummy recipes give us all joy and inspiration for us personally and for our homes. Thankyou for being here each week to share your blogging fun. I'm hoping you have a happy Easter week and a blessed Resurrection Day!

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Vintage Cottage Weekend: Spring and Easter Mantels

Hi Friends, today I'm sharing a few photos of my Easter Mantles through the years. To be honest, decorating a mantel has always been a challenge for me, no matter what the season. One reason is that at two of my previous houses the fireplace and mantels have been ginormous... and since I'm a vertically challenged gal, that always meant dragging out a step ladder and climbing up precariously to make adjustments. The mantel at this current house has been so much easier to work with. No ladders here and slightly more compact in size so it doesn't have to be a monumental task. These first photos are from last year and I'm using my favorite Spring canvas sheep print, who has shown up on the mantel each Spring these last few years.

Saturday, April 9, 2022

Vintage Linens in an Easter Vignette

Hello dear Friends, I'm so glad you came by today because I'm sharing a few ideas about using and displaying vintage linens in our decor. If you love "vintage", then you probably have at least a few pieces of old linens in your cupboard or cabinets. Old tablecloths, napkins, lace and embroidered pillow cases, quilts and tea towels are easy to find at flea markets and estate sales. Often after many years they are still in good shape, but may not be practical for daily use. So many are still pretty and can be used for a fun vintage vignette or display.

Friday, April 8, 2022

Cottage Garden Easter in the Holiday Cupboard

Hi Friends, Springtime is non-stop fun in the Holiday Cupboard. First comes Valentine's Day... then St. Patrick's Day ...and now Easter. The green transferware and Ivy dishes are still here from St. Patty's, so they make a pretty "garden-y" base, dish display for the pastels of early Spring and Easter. I added a few pieces of my French faience to bring in some florals along with a gorgeous tulip pitcher, my vintage cauliflower teapot, cabbage veggie tureen, and a majolica rabbit themed pitcher. 

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

All About Bunnies at All About Home #138

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All About Home Link Party!

Today the bunnies have taken over! Dishes and tablescapes, a tiered tray and an adorable little napkin technique using vintage hankies. So fun for Spring. Easter will be here in a few weeks and you all are sharing so many gorgeous ideas. Thanks so much for coming by and joining in with the Link Party, we appreciate you all being here!

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