Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Spring Vignettes

There are little places or moments in our home that I enjoy.  Those little vignettes that remind you to smile and enjoy your home for what it is.  Its not perfect and I don't think it will ever be- but that doesn't mean I can't enjoy it, just the way it is.  

We don't have a fireplace mantel in our home so my favorite place to decorate and change out things for the seasons and holidays is the top of our antique cabinet.  To create something new you don't need new things, you just need to grab a few items around the house and make a new grouping.  I tried to find similar hued items and wanted something that looked fresh and bright.

Here I used my DIY boxwood square wreath as a focal point, an old window, lanterns (I kind of have a thing for lanterns), a mason jar and a candle.  Simple.  Adding some fresh flowers really makes it springy for me.  I love that when I first made this wreath it was for Christmas - but it totally works for spring too...its all about reimagining and using what you have.

There are other moments I enjoy, like a succulent wreath on the door and adding different brighter pillows to the mix.  Sometimes just grabbing pillows from one room and changing their place really freshens up your space.

I love the mix of old and new, like a fresh hydrangea and an old milk bottle.  This just works for me, I will forever love blooms in an old bottle or mason jar.

So even though we have doors that need to be replaced, a room that needs to be painted, thresholds installed and the list could literally go on forever....I'm not going to worry over it and instead enjoy the good moments, because a home should be enjoyed and there will always be something to fix.

1 comment:

  1. super cute !!!! I have that same little white IKEA lantern. Christine from Little Brags....