• EDIT LEADERBOARD HERE

  • Decorating For Spring

    Spring has officially sprung here at TLC, and I. Am. Lovin’ it!

    First, a whole buncha these guys popped up in the backyard…

    I mostly used things I already had around the house…

    Grass green, aqua, gray, white, black, brown and blue tickled my fancy this time…

    I got this cute little bowl from a local flea market called J&G’s Flea Market and Antique Mall

    The plant inside it came from Home Depot.

    The pillar candle holders hanging on each side of the mirror we made came from PotteryBarn.com

    They were $34 for the pair, and I got them on a day they were offering free shipping. Love it when that happens!

    I made the bird art out of a piece of green paper I found on the scrapbook paper aisle at Hobby Lobby…

    (I darkened the area behind the bird in the photos above so you could see the mat better. The photo below is a true representation of what it actually looks like.)

    I downloaded this Bird Silhouette, resized it in Photoshop, and then used the ol’ “pencil-it-on, pencil-it-off” method to transfer it onto my green paper. After that, I cut it out and used a glue stick onto an 11″ x 14″ piece of white poster board…

    I got the blue frame last year around this time, and I’m cuckoo for cocoa puffs about the color of it, but the size is a bit odd. It’s 15″ x 19″- ┬áso I broke out my ruler and a sharp pair of scissors and cut a half an inch off each side of a 16″ x 20″ mat I had…

    Tip Du Jour: Don’t let those awesome, old, odd-shaped flea market frames intimidate you- just cut your mats to fit!

    I bought the ruler box a while back…I can’t even remember where. Seems like it was only a couple bucks. It makes us smile, so up it went!

    Tip Du Jour #2: If it makes you smile, up it goes!

    I got the mirrored frame several years back from a discount home store…

    I printed out a Springy quote to use inside of it…

    Here’s a 4×6 version of it if you’ve got a little frame you’d like to fill with one too!

    My Aunt Julie shot this amazing photo of the barn on the farm my Grandma Beth grew up on in Minnesota…

    She and my Grandma live in the farmhouse on that property now and I think of them (and the farm I grew up on) every time I see it.

    Since it was the tallest piece of art leaning against the mirror, I thought I better keep it on the ‘light side’, visually. I simply used a glue stick to secure it to an 11″ x 14″ piece of white poster board, and then I taped it to the back of a 16″ x 20″ mat I had with easy-to-remove painters tape…

    I picked up the little, blue, tulip-shaped dish at J&G’s.

    It may very well be my favorite non-living thing in the house right now.

    This little faux flower plant, and the pot it’s sitting in, came from Ikea in Atlanta…

    It’s one of the best artificial plants I’ve ever seen, and it only set me back seven beans. Pretty cool considering it’s never gonna kick the bucket, huh?

    And that about does it for the mantel!

    Down below, in the firebox, I stacked an old Barq’s soda crate on top of a vintage picnic basket, and threw in a couple of succulents from Home Depot…

    (Soda crate- The Old Post Office Antiques; Picnic basket- Seaside Sisters)

    The striped pillow cover on the chair on the left is made by Pottery Barn. It’s called “Linen Stripe”, and although I don’t think it’s available on their website anymore, I have seen them spring up on eBay from time to time.

    I really enjoyed decking out the fireplace area for Spring. It’s definitely my favorite season, and this particular vignette really reminds me of the colors and textures found on the farm I grew up on…

    Don’t let that smile fool ya…I was about 2 seconds away from waterworks when Kev snapped that pic.

    My Mom and Dad put that fence up with their own hardworking hands, and my brother and I raised many a kitten in that old barn standing there behind me.

    Those days almost seem like a dream now….ya know what I mean?

    Uh oh.

    Waterwork alert.

    ——————————————————————————————————–

    Join us on Twitter or Facebook!


    Photobucket

    ————————————————————————————-

    Need help arranging your furniture?

    Check out my e-book!

    Pin It!
    • RSS
    • RSS
    • RSS
    • RSS
    • RSS
    • RSS

    Get my latest blog posts!

    Shoot Fly Shoot
    • COMMENT
    • VIEW COMMENTS
    • TWEET
    • LIKE

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

    113 Responses to Decorating For Spring

    1. Angie J. says:
    2. Funky Junk Interiors says:
    3. Ricki Jill Treleaven says:
    4. Faith says:
    5. Jo @ To a Pretty Life says:
    6. Rachel Pedersen says:
    7. Michelle says:
    8. patty says:
    9. Pam @ Our Adventures in Home Improvement says:
    10. tracie says:
    11. kathy says:
      • Heather says:
    12. katie says:
    13. Julie @ Creating This Life says:
    14. Hollie says:
    15. Beth@UnskinnyBoppy says:
    16. The Old Block House says:
    17. ashley says:
    18. Jenny@Evolution of Style says:
    19. Paulina J! says:
    20. jess says:
    21. Abby says:
    22. Kathryn says:
    23. Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top says:
    24. Anne @ Baking Me says:
    25. Sarah Teske says:
    26. Rosa @ flutterflutter says:
    27. Ginger says:
    28. Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife says:
    29. SillySimple says:
    30. Jennifer Grey says:
    31. Meg says:
    32. Shaunna says:
    33. Stacey says:
    34. Suzanne Jackson says:
    35. Celeste says:
    36. Lesley says:
    37. kelly says:
    38. Leah says:
    39. Anne says:
    40. Tonya says:
    41. Deb Darby says:
    42. Weekend Cowgirl says:
    43. Susan says:
    44. Kim @ Life Analytical says:
    45. Gretchen says:
    46. Michelle says:
      • Layla says:
    47. Miss Mustard Seed says:
    48. Karen says:
      • Layla says:
        • Kelli says:
    49. Annie says:
    50. Terry Belcher says:
    51. Susan says:
    52. Luciane At HomeBunch.com says:
    53. liz @ bon temps beignet says:
    54. GinaE says:
    55. Wendy says:
    56. cailan says:
    57. Flower Patch Farmgirl says:
    58. fancythis says:
    59. carolinaheartstrings says:
    60. Kim in MD says:
    61. Jenny B. says:
      • Layla says:
    62. Shelly says:
    63. Megan C says:
    64. natalie says:
    65. Kelly Miller says:
    66. Teresa Burke says:
    67. Ramona says:
    68. Lisa Shovlin says:
      • Layla says:
    69. Sophie says:
    70. Twyla says:
    71. Carla says:
    72. Rene' @ BargainHootLiving says:
    73. Beth West says:
    74. maggie says:
    75. Rambling Heather says:
    76. Cindy Chapman says:
    77. Lemonade Makin Mama says:
    78. Simple Daisy says:
    79. Melbourne Road says:
    80. Lisa Lyons says:
    81. Erica Cooper says:
    82. Beth@A2Z says:
    83. Belly B says:
    84. Shirl' Anderson says:
    85. Bunny Terry says:
    86. Kim says:
    87. Melanie says:
    88. Cynthia says:
    89. pollicejas says:
    90. Janna says:
    91. Lari says:
    92. amy says: