Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Spring front porch

Since I was so busy trying to get the yard work done this past weekend I decided to only decorate the bench on my front porch.


Since I didn't have enough time I thought I would use my new bunny statue from Pier 1 and the metal tin that I just purchased on clearance at Hobby Lobby.   When I saw the bunny online I thought he was going to be a little bit smaller.  I guess I should have checked the dimensions.  I was wanting one a little smaller that I could use on my dining room table.


I just love this tin container.  It has a handle on the back so I can always hang it on the front door also.


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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Spring mantel

One more thing that I can check off of my list is the fireplace in my family room.  This past Sunday I tackled the mantel and the front porch.  Here is how the mantel turned out.





I was going with a green and white theme and then I decided to throw in a little bit of pink with the tulips.








I made the topiaries this weekend also.  I got these urns at Hobby Lobby and at first I thought they were ceramic but they are actually metal (which is what I prefer).


I had some greenery balls of different sizes that I used and I hot glued them to a floral stem.  I then added some more greenery to cover up the stem since it was pretty thin.  I thought they turned out nice but the hubby says it looks like a green snowman.




Last minute touch after I had already taken pictures.  I like to use my candle holder on the fireplace hearth to try and fill in the big gap from the actual fireplace and the hearth.  It sits on a cardboard box that I like to cover with greenery and flowers.  The candles are battery operated so they come on at night for a nice glow as do the candles in the scones above.




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April showers?

Nothing like a nice day yesterday here in Colorado with temps in the 50's.  It starting snowing last night and this is what I woke up to today.  So far we have about 8 to 10 inches in the backyard and it is still snowing.  The sky is so white you can't even see the foothills behind my house.

So much for April showers bring May flowers.  I hope this doesn't kill all my flowers that are starting to come up.



Sunday, April 2, 2017

Simple Spring tablescape

I can't believe that I am so behind in getting my Spring decorating done.  It is only two weeks until Easter and I will need to get that going soon.  Today I am hoping to finish the fireplace mantel and the front porch.  Yesterday it snowed so I stayed inside and got the laundry and the housework done so I can spend today decorating.  I might even be able to get out in the yard and do some weeding since the snow is already almost gone.
 

 I thought I would continue the theme from the buffet with bunnies and vegetables.  Just a simple centerpiece for the table.


The bunny plates and the napkins holders are new from Pier 1.  I paired my carrot napkins with green plaid ones.


Another new item is the bunny tails for the chairs.  They also came from Pier 1. (One of my favorite stores).


I have a very hard time getting good pictures in the dining room since it is so small.  Next up are a couple of different angles that I tried to get all of the decor in the picture.  Please ignore the empty wine bottle on the barrel.  I am still decorating that area.




I am still need some new curtains for this room.  I have almost given up on finding the right panels.  I really need some that are longer then 96 inches since I have a very tall window.  I am now looking into finding some table clothes since they come in longer lengths.

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Spring has sprung

Spring had sprung in my foyer today.  With the weather being cold and a little bit rainy I got my foyer decorated.  I tried taking pictures but the formal living room in the background didn't look good so I tacked up a piece of fabric as a backdrop.


I know it's not the prettiest looking thing but it looks better then the furniture behind this ledge.  Someday I would like to find some kind of screening for this area.


I love this little daydreaming bunny.  He is already to have him a snack on that carrot.


Since I am mainly doing flowers and eggs I put some flower pots in the lantern with some egg nests.


I love this three drawer stand that I found at Gordman's about a week ago.  It has the perfect Spring color to it.


Each drawer has it's own decor.




I usually put my scale on the dining room buffet but since I wasn't using it in there this time I like to have it on this ledge.  I just added a few things to it to tie in with the rest of the decor.


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Monday, March 20, 2017

It's Spring

Spring has finally arrived officially.  But of course here in Colorado we are know for having Spring blizzards.  For now I am going to enjoy the nice weather we have been having so far.  I was so busy this past weekend doing some yard clean up that I didn't get all my Spring decorating done.  I did get a little bit done in the kitchen though.


I decorated one corner of the kitchen island and the top of the fridge.


I still have the table and the area by the sink to get done.  But this is enough for now.


 I love these two bunnies.  They are not too Easter looking.






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Saturday, March 18, 2017

More farmhouse in the kitchen

I found the perfect spot to put my farmhouse boxes.  I have this corner underneath the microwave that I use mainly for decorative purposes.  I thought this would be a good area for my coffee maker when we first moved in but it is too tall.  Now I just put decorative items here only since this cabinet is lower than the rest.



Today I have been adding a few touches of Spring to the kitchen but I am not quite done yet.  I will be posting about it tomorrow when I get it all finished. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

My modern farmhouse finds

The other day I went to Gordman's and found some modern farmhouse decor that I fell in love with.  I only bought a few items but there are more that I would love to have.  Here is what I found.  I thought they would look good displayed on my bench.


Most of these items will be going in the kitchen. Not sure where I am going to put the K yet.


This section of the bench will probably make its way into my kitchen.  Especially the signs.


I can't wait to start decorating with these this weekend.  It is time to change out some of the decor in the kitchen for Spring.

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Saturday, March 4, 2017

Farm fresh vignette

Today I finally got my kitchen table cleaned off and put up a new vignette using my new little pig.


I got the little creamer from Home Goods the other day.  I added some black to the lettering to make the word "cream" stand out.  Before it was white.  I used a sharpie to add the black and wiped it off in spots before it dried to give it an aged look.



The votive holder is new also.  I thought the color went well with the towel. I just haven't put a candle in it yet.


Next is the kitchen island and counter tops.  They will have to wait until tomorrow.  I need to spend the rest of today getting the house cleaned and laundry done.

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Modern Farmhouse

I went into Gordman's today on my lunch and found some great modern farmhouse decor.  I didn't buy anything yet but I am seriously thinking about it.  I am posting some of their blog pictures.


I would love to have this bench. Of course it wasn't in the store but I might be able to build one like it.


I found some pictures on their website of some items that I would like to have.  I might have to go back tomorrow and get some things.