Sunday, March 23, 2014

Spring is Bustin' Out All Over

It was 12 degrees outside this morning, and there's a chance of snow in the forecast here in Nebraska...

But Spring always comes...faithfully every year. So we continue to hope that one of these days it will be warm, and stay warm. Inside my house, the transition to happy colors and new life has begun.

The mantle got a seasonal refresh. I'm loving this buttery golden yellow right now, so I used that as my punch of Spring color. Faux forsythia branches give that fluid movement that I love, and I plucked the rabbit statue from outside.

These chickens came all the way from Rothenburg, Germany when my mom and I traveled to Europe years ago. I still like their wild, fuzzy look, and they make an Easter appearance each year.

I found some fun old gardening tools at my favorite local antique shop. Along with the seed packets and yellow pot, they hint of the promise of flowers and fresh vegetables. I added some ivory berries to my Spring wreaths from last year, which echo the colors of the fireplace brick, cloche base and rabbit.

I unpacked my silver bird statue and set a faux fern next to him for texture and filler.

Of course, the wall vases needed to be dressed for the season too. I started with mossy curly willow branches, and added faux pussy willow and a pop of yellow.

The soft-yellow pillow was actually the inspiration for this color palette. And can you even believe that until now I was a flameless candle virgin? I don't know why I didn't join this club sooner. With a flip of the switch, it great! :) The butterfly picture is something I bought last year...must have been a premonition about the color yellow.

This room is now ready for warmer weather...bring it on, Mother Nature!!

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