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Vintage spring touches

Spring is having the hardest time getting here in our neck of the woods. It has been so snowy and cold where we live, sometimes I wonder if warm weather will ever get here. Having said that, I decided to add some spring touches using some of my vintage finds. I love shopping around my house, and rearranging items to give the home a fresh look.

One way I like to do this is by using my typewriter as a display for some spring art. This is a picture I painted of Christ Church in Oxford. When we there there, there were so many beautiful flowers blooming and a lot of greenery. I like to take some greenery, in this case faux boxwoods, and add them to one of my ironstone pitchers. Adding some Easter eggs added another spring touch.

Another fun thing to use and look for in thrift shops are vintage picnic baskets. Nothing says spring like a picnic basket. I have displayed mine in the landing of my stairs. Just above, I have my floral needlework and some flowers.

I found this quilted table runner at Goodwill a couple of years ago. Normally I use it on my dining room table, but it worked great here peaking out of the picnic baskets. Adding different textures when decorating always adds more intrest to the room.

Another way I add a touch of spring is adding watering cans and art to my space. I had this copper watering can that I actually use to water my plants and just adding it to the top of our radio gives the room a sense of life. I also switch out my TV art. I have displayed a picture of a little village we visited in Amsterdam.

I like to do something as simple as adding a little greenery to my pitcher. Baskets add some texture and also say spring to me.

I added a bit of greenery to the pitcher on the other side of the room to add some balance. Decorating for seasons doesn’t have to be complicated. A lot of times you can use what you have, clean the space and move things around to give the room a fresh feel.

I'm Erin, a busy mom of three, chauffeur, cook, housekeeper, and wanna be decorator. I love old movies, good books, and a daily trip to Lowes. We have recently bought a new we are fixing up and changing everything. This blog is to record our renovating journey. This is not the first house we have done. Actually, it is our third. My husband and I love a project. Any project. We both love working on our home, have the same taste, (which is great), and love working and re purposing things on our budget. We can show you how to put together a high end and creative look without breaking the bank. Taking something old and recreating it into something new and exciting for any room is my passion. Hope you enjoy this decorating journey with us!