Our entry table boasts a simple wicker charger with a large jar, some florals, a faux birds’ nest and some colorful speckled eggs.
I absolutely love these colors together and I can’t help but smile every time I walk past this table.
There are touches of greenery everywhere and natural woods- things that remind me of spring without being too overpowering.
On our coffee table, we have a little vignette with a tray, a candle, and some greenery. I love how simple and how farmhouse-ish this is.
We also repurposed our wood trough box on our dining room table for spring. We used this thing to decorate for Christmas and winter, and it works nicely for spring too.
I can’t wait to fill in the spaces with some grapevine spheres or some greenery.
Lastly, I decorated this ledge in our dining room. I call it our “mantle” because we don’t have a real mantle. I love how realistic these faux branches are…and how cute are those little eggs in the nest?
This is definitely a low-key spring home tour. Way less elaborate than what I’ve done in the past, but I like it!
Have a great week. Join us on Friday for a roundup of farmhouse mudrooms.
I realized recently that I typically show you all my summer home tour in early June, and here it is mid-July and I’ve yet to share it. What? How did that happen?
It’s either because of our super busy schedule this summer, or the searing heat we’ve had to endure lately. In all honesty, it’s just because I got busy and it wasn’t on my mind.
So, without further adieu, here is our 2018 summer home tour. It’s a much less scaled down summer home tour, but our home is able to breathe and I’m loving it.
This cute little vignette rests in the middle of our dining table. I love the green apples, and how they match perfectly with the green hydrangeas.
Also in our dining room: The fake “mantle” I decorate each year. Stay tuned…we are getting a real mantle soon.
But I love how simple and pretty the purple blooms are with the milk glass and candles. And you know I had to put some lanterns up there, too.
Here is the other side of our dining room. Just a little summer greenery here.
And in the living room, this lovely vignette greets you from our sofa table.
Our summer decor is pretty simple- a few floral blooms for color, some natural elements like moss balls, twigs, or grass, and plenty of lanterns and candles. Tune in next week for a look at our summer porch.
Remember when I made these Spanish moss topiaries? After making them, I had tons of Spanish moss left over, so I decided to make something else. Grapevine and moss spheres can be costly if you buy them, but did you know you can make your own?
I had these supplies left over after making the topiaries:
I simply coated the styrofoam spheres with the Mod Podge and popped them into a Ziplock bag filled with Spanish moss…and shook it.
Just pretend you’re making Shake and Bake pork chops. Remember those?
They should be covered and look a bit like this:
Now, let them dry for 24 hours and then pop them into a pretty basket or bowl.
Making these spheres cost me nothing, since I had all the materials already on hand, but if you were to buy them, you’d spend less than $10.
I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. Have a fabulous week!
Happy First Day of Spring to you! While today is the Spring Equinox, it’s neither warm nor sunny in my neck of the woods. In fact, they’re calling for snow! However, we can pretend, right? I am just going to sit in my “freshly decorated for spring” home and watch the snow fall.
On our front stoop, we have this simple wreath, which I recently made.
On our table in our entry way, we have this lovely spring vignette. I just love how realistic these charming little flowering branches are. I’ve had this plastic apothecary jar for ages and I love filling it with seasonal items.
Our coffee table holds this sweet little tray vignette.
Our faux mantle in our dining room is a little more simple than it usually is.
Here is a closer look at each object on the “faux mantle.”
I just love that sweet little bird in the terrarium.
Lastly, our dining room table boasts a centerpiece that is very similar to the winter vignette.
You will notice the pinecones have been replaced by bird’s eggs and a nest, and the winter pine branches have been replaced by hydrangeas.
Even if it’s winter outside, it is definitely spring inside our home.
Happy first day of spring to you, no matter how unspringlike the weather may be.
My home always feels so naked and so bare after Christmas time. We do so much decorating for Christmas that I feel like our home needs an opportunity to breathe when we take it all down.
For this reason, I like to keep my winter decorating very simple and natural. I even reuse some of my Christmas decorations, and since I’d rather decorate for seasons rather than holidays, I can leave all of it up until Spring.
Today, I’d like to share our simple, yet elegant farmhouse winter home tour. Basically, I’ve taken my favorite things about Christmas decor and incorporated them into our winter decor.
1. Candlelight and evergreens
One of the best ways to decorate for winter is to keep it natural. Here, I’ve used some realistic evergreen floral picks with winterberry and pine cones to decorate our china hutch. I picked these up a few years ago from a local craft store and I’ve used them every year for Christmas and winter. Candles remind me of Christmas lights, and they just make our home feel so cozy and comfortable.
Also on our china hutch: some red berry sprigs and a red berry wreath. The berries match the red in our winterberry, and they’re so versatile. I use them when we decorate for fall as well. There’s also a galvanized pail of “snowballs” as well. I love incorporating sentimental items into my decor, and this stoneware pitcher belonged to my great grandmother. I love using it to show off these pretty floral picks.
2. Lanterns add a cozy glow
I love lanterns! If you’re familiar with my blog, you know we don’t have a mantle (stay tuned), so I decorate this pass through in our dining room as if it were a mantle. I continued our winterberry and evergreen in here, but I also added a terrarium, a pitcher with frosted berry picks, two lanterns with candles, and two small candle holders with fake snow on them.
3. Natural elements go a long way
I love the outdoors, so it isn’t surprising that I love bringing the outdoors inside. Pine cones are versatile because you can use them to decorate for winter, spring, and fall. Either buy some pinecones from a craft store, or pick up your own. You can find realistic looking evergreens and berries pretty much anywhere. I use these year after year and I love how realistic they look. This vignette is brightening up our entry way.
Our dining room table contains this vignette made from a Pepsi crate I found in the mountains last spring, a gallon jar with more evergreen picks, a milkglass bowl of pine cones, and a scale my grandmother gifted to me.
Well, folks, that wraps up our 2018 winter home tour. I hope you’ve enjoyed it!