As I wrote in my last post, despite being a few days into spring, it definitely isn’t very spring-y outside. So… I’ve been trying to bring it inside!
I’m kind of new to the whole “home decor” thing… when renting various apartments/basement suites/bedrooms, it was enough of a struggle to keep things looking uncluttered, without having to worry about decorating, too. Last spring, we were battling the mountain of moving boxes, so we didn’t give much thought to decor. This year, though, I’ve been experimenting a little bit!
This pretty little bouquet lives on top of our piano in the kitchen. (Yes, the piano is in the kitchen. It doesn’t fit anywhere else right now!) Mark’s mom buys me and my sister-in-law flowers from Michael’s every so often, and I love mixing and matching them for different arrangements. For example, I used the dark pink ones in a summer arrangement and the yellow ones in a fall arrangement. I treated myself to the light pink ones and the pussy willow-ish grass (I find that grasses bring silk arrangements to a whole new level!) a few weeks ago. The jar and the cute stone owl belonged to my grandparents. And that mirror to the left has been waiting to be hung for, oh, 6 months…
This is on top of our little cabinet in our main living area, beside our television. It would be so easy to just go crazy and buy a whack of stuff to decorate with… but the last thing I need is MORE STUFF, so I’ve been trying to use what I have and only buy what I love or what compliments what I already have. The tree vase, books, and white dove were my grandparents’, while the yellow glass dish was Mark’s grandmother’s. The tealight lantern is from IKEA, and the blue bird and the grasses are from Michael’s. I had originally tried to put blue, green, and white flowers in the vase too, but it just wasn’t working. I like the simplicity and spring-y-ness of the grass!
I had been looking for a birdie friend for my white dove, and this little blue guy was so cute! He actually comes in multiple colours and sizes, and I saw a knockoff at Walmart that looks pretty much exactly the same (although it was more expensive when I saw it, go figure!).
Like the weather outside, some parts of our seasonal decor in stuck in winter mode… like one of our shadow boxes in the dining area:
Mark styled this himself when he hung up these shadow boxes for me, isn’t he great? I made a shwhack of these “waterless snow globes” (inspired by this tutorial
) for our extended family Christmas party’s secret santa. I kept a bunch for myself, and they’re still kicking around, months later… just like winter. Hopefully my little touches of spring will inspire spring to come soon!
Linked up at Homemaking Link-Up & Strut Your Stuff Saturday.