Is it spring yet? I know the calendar says it’s spring, but it’s barely recognizable from my neck of the woods.
Most states are well into spring while here in Alaska spring doesn’t go full swing until May. Waiting until then to share a mini home tour with a few spring decor inspirations would be weird, even confusing.
All photos are pinnable, but the main Pinterest image is at the bottom of this post.
This rocker is one that I gave a paint finish nearly ten years ago. The real test of quality with a paint finish is when it can withstand extreme temperatures and plenty of moisture. The urn is a favorite of mine. Sometimes it holds a Christmas tree or branches; now it contains a grouping of colorful flowers.
If you have a source for elegant, yet durable outdoor rugs and mats, please tell me. I’m in dire need of a rug or mat that can withstand harsh weather conditions and mud or ice being kicked off of shoes. The little cherub face wall hanging will be moving elsewhere. It’s still a bit early in the season to really begin sprucing up outdoor areas.
My spring decor inspiration for the main living area came when I found a set of blue and white teacups that struck an immediate love affair. They are perfectly charming and excellent for this French country loving gal.
My inspiration tank was running on empty until discovering the pretty teacups. Once they came home with me; everything else fell into place.
And just when I thought that I was happy with how everything was looking…
I remembered something….
The top of my DIY China hutch needs reinforcement brackets or to be replaced altogether, but that will have to wait until my neck has fully mended and my arms are no longer throbbing in pain from movement.
The apothecary jars probably wouldn’t sit safely up there with as many earthquakes as we have been having. So I switched them out with a couple of baskets instead.
The baskets on top of the China hutch compliment my kitchen decor also.
Dried flowers are an integral part of my style and are used year-round in my home decor. I have had an affinity for dried and preserved flowers since childhood.
People say certain things in their home decor make them swoon, giddy, or their heart pitter-patter…. Those words are not a regular part of my vocabulary, but if there were one thing that could constitute a swoon, giddiness, or a pitter-pattering heart, it would definitely be dried flowers.
What can I say… I’m probably an odd duck, but I REALLY do love them.
I keep flowers from sentimental gatherings like my younger brothers wedding and my sister-in-law’s baby shower. Those flowers are just added to the collection I’ve been amassing for quite a few years.
I like sticks and twigs too, and we have plenty of those up here in
This marble and gold tray is a favorite piece in my home right now.
I’m considering buying a few more. It brings in a touch of modern to balance the over French Country theme by keeping it fresh looking, rather than too old fashioned. Blending old and new items is something I highly recommend.
In the dining area, I covered the table with my favorite Shabby Chic “tablecloth”. It has the faintest little blush pink floral pattern. The subtle faded print set the perfect stage for the simple centerpiece.
I have used regular sheets and various sorts of fabric remnants as tablecloths for many years now. At this shower event that I styled and decorated, custom made draperies were used as a table covering and this casual elegant July 4th table setting I used a sheet pulled and pinned to produce an elegant scallop effect where the edge free fell to the ground.
More dried flowers are in the wreath
I sure hope you enjoyed this mini tour and found something inspiring. You can expect to see a guide coming soon for how to add French Country charm to your spring decor.
Since I’m down for the count dealing with this neck issue, the blog will be focused more on event and home decor for a while. I don’t know when I will be able to take on painting and faux finish projects. Because every day is different with pain, I take it day by day.
Don’t forget the look of Reinvented Collection will be changing and it’s going to be so much better. I promise!
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