Monday, February 4, 2013

Spring Entry 2013!

Good morning!  Hope you had a great weekend and ate lots of unhealthy snacky food during the game yesterday.  I know I did.

So, is it spring yet?  No, but I just can't contain myself on the decorating front.  We've had some freakishly warm weather this winter, so all the azaleas are already in full bloom, despite its being only February 4.  That makes it not entirely my fault, right?  Just say yes and we'll move on.  Thank you.

I'm really excited about how my entry table turned out this spring!  It's such a fun little area to style.  I used lots of paper and mossy greens this year, which I'm really loving.



I kept a couple elements for the Christmas display (which I completely forgot to photograph!  Oops!), but mostly this is all new for spring.  Up on the window I kept my brown paper bag flower and added a super simple garland of book page pinwheels.


Aren't those pinwheels fun?  They're from one of my old thrifted books, and took about 2 minutes to make.  Confession: they were all twirly and didn't hang quite how I wanted them to, so I used a little sticky tack on the bottom of each to anchor them to the window.  When gravity doesn't work in your favor, just out smart it, I say!

The center section of the table is probably my favorite.



It's a very simple vignette, but I think all the elements play off each other beautifully.  I got that tray for 50 cents a few months ago, and just carefully taped off the pretty detailing on the edges before hitting it with some chalkboard spray paint.  So easy and pretty!  I've had that little stone vase/candle holder for years and years and just love how it looks with the little mossy ball nestled into it.  Moss is one of my favorite decorating elements at the moment.  It has such amazing color and texture, and can be used almost anywhere.  Oh, and isn't that little jello mold peaking out from behind the book so cute?  I bought a handful of those at a little antique store in Tennessee last summer and have been propping them up allover the house since then.

The left side of the table houses my big chunk of driftwood along with a couple other treasures.


The mercury glass candle holder (its mate is on the other end of the table) is from PB several years ago, and I still love it.  To go under my chunky glass cheese dome, I made a little nest of spanish mossy stuff (that's its technical name), plunked another little moss ball into it.  By the way, I got a 6 pack of those preserved moss balls from Michael's (with a coupon) for about $3.  Lastly over here, that little stained glass art piece is another awesome thrift store find.  It has a couple chips, but I still think it's wonderful!


Finally, the right side of the table has my little mushroom terrarium with a beautiful sky blue metal birdcage I got in college (I think).


I put a fern frond in the birdcage to give it some extra color, and also to tie it visually to the little creamer (another recent Etsy find) standing next to it.  It's almost a perfect match to the teacup and saucer sitting on my window shelf.  (Oh, and all that greenery is fake.  Shh, don't tell!)


Isn't that gold pattern on the white bone china stunning?  That combination makes my heart flutter a little bit. 

Well, there you have it!  My entryway, all dolled up for spring!  Hope you like it, and I hope you have a wonderful Monday!


2 comments:

  1. I love your spring vignette! How clever to stick down your pinwheels! All of your other finds are just beautiful.

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    1. Oh, Kristen! Thanks so much for stopping by! Glad you like my finds :) I love your blog, so I'm so glad to see you here!

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