Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Little Spring Decorating

The sun is shining, the buds on the trees are blooming, the birds are singing!
There's nothing like the first sign of Spring to lift my spirits and make me want to bring a little spring into the house. Just a few touches here and there, and a new Spring banner, and the house is already looking more cheery!

The mantel is one of the easiest parts of the house to update for the seasons. All I added was some spring twigs to my metal vase (purchased from Target), a birds nest beneath one of the candles, and a new Spring banner stamped onto dictionary pages. Simple and quick!

My Spring banner. I love how it turned out!

A close up of one of the banner pieces. I tore out a page from a dictionary, folded the page in half (lengthwise), cut out a triangle to form the upside down V at the bottom, stamped 'SPRING', punched a hole in each top corner (I first reinforced the holes with a circle of paper on the back side of each corner), and tied each banner piece with ribbon onto some pre-beaded wire I've had in my stash. I also ran a gold leaf pen along the edges of the V on each piece. Super easy and cute!

A close-up of my candles and  birds nest.

I am in love with this turquoise piece I found at Beverly's Crafts a few months back.

It's hard to see this little guy, but there's a blue mercury glass birdie that I got at Cost Plus last Christmas. He normally lives in my craft room, but I brought him down for Spring :)

I added a real birds nest to a shelf and placed a little bird in it. He looks so cute that I might just have to leave the nest year round.

The buffet in our dining room. The red doesn't photograph that well, especially with a flash.

My uber creative friend Berta made me this antique fork picture stand and the little vintage tag.

A funky, fun turquoise birdie.

The full shot of the buffet.

And the easiest way to decorate for Spring.....add a new wreath to the front door. Simple and welcoming!

Have you decorated for Spring yet?  Looking for some ideas? I participated in my first "link-party", check my entry # 394 here for a plethora of inspiration and spring ideas! Also, shared here.



  1. LOVE IT

    you are a Spring inspiration

    that is all

  2. Love all your spring touches. and the banner is super cute!

  3. Seriously, Martha? Geeze! I can't keep up with you! Wish I lived closer to you...

  4. Beautifully done. I think your wreath is a great. As is your Spring Banner.
    Aside from some now wilting daffodils, it's not very Spring-like around our house.

  5. I'm in Canada at my daughters and I showed her your blog. She loves it and is on a turquoise kick herself. So lovely, Jenny.

  6. Thanks ladies!

    Slicksister - I'm tickled turquoise that you and your daughter are reading my blog all the way in Canada!

  7. I too, have turquoise touches in my living room...I covet some of yours! And Berta that crafty one, love the fork picture stand.
    I'm in the middle of swapping out all my "fall/winter" stuff to "spring/summer" and have a similar egg wreath on my door. Haven't finished the rest of the house yet.

  8. I love how you're working that dictionary!!!! You are the banner queen and I want to follow in your footsteps!

  9. Lisa - I have to tell you, I am having a lot of fun using up my dictionary!


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