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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Tips for decorating your home for Spring

As the seasons change it's always refreshing to bring in the new and store up the old. Enjoyment comes from decorating for the holidays but the beginning of new seasons is a reason to renew your decor. I love to have a variety of things I can change out to keep things interesting and fresh. Spring is one of my favorite times of the year when the earth comes alive after a winters sleep. Our new home gives me a lot to post about as I go about decorating, landscaping and organizing everything.
 To create a lovely vignette for your table, scoop up your favorite table runner, grab a stack of colorful plates, take a pitcher or vase, even a mason jar and add either some fresh flowers or a gathering of spring blooms from the hobby store, add a basket or bowl of fruit and voila, in a matter of minutes you've set the stage for spring.
 One of my favorite places to decorate for the changing seasons is my entry table. It is ever changing with each holiday and season. I find this is a perfect place to display a few "dear to your heart" pieces, if you have a sentimental side like me.

 This little mug belongs to my 91 year old mother, she always promised me someday it would be mine. I love having it out at Easter time with its cute bunnies.
 This meek little lamb was a gift my husband gave to his grandmother when he was a boy. She saved it in spite of its broken ears and legs. It's well rubbed finish gives it character and means a lot to us. Surround yourself with things that tug at your heart and love. If you don't love something or it doesn't get used then pass it on to someone who will.
 Spring door decor is something I love. I wanted something different this year instead of the standard wreath. These wooden cones came from Hobby Lobby, they will be very useful for changing out the look this year. These fragile blooms screamed Spring to me. I love how delicate they are.
 My little rabbit made it out on the mantle for a touch of Easter.
 I felt gipped since our TV hogs my mantle space in our new place, so I searched for shorter things to decorate the mantle with.
 My Christmas cactus is on its second round. It loves the light near this window. when creating a vignette another thought is to vary the height, even if you have to prop up an item on books or a pedestal like this. You can put like things together in a collection of sorts.
 This is my lazy bunny. I've had her for years.
 Simple wreaths beckon visitors to the garden or a cozy place near the fire if winter is still lurking.
Above all, remember to simplify! Enjoy your surroundings by placing things in view that make you smile.

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