Spring welcome, come on in.

I mentioned the other day after I finished our spring mantel, that I finally got around to pulling out the greenery from Christmas in our urns and planters. I saw my thumb turn green, I swear. Of course that could have been the pine rubbing off on my skin after it was boiled out of the semi-frozen planter. Do you think it might be a smidge too early to stalk the nurseries for the best planter arrangements and price shopping for my favorite fillers?

Putting my favorite plants out of my brain for a moment, I made new arrangements for our front doors for a little "fake" colour while we wait for the real thing.

Our home lies next to a farmers field and the main door has no protection so our gale force winds in the spring, rainstorms and beating morning sun do a number on door arrangements year to year. Therefore, prerequisite of any door arrangement: CHEAP and NOT FRAGILE.

the boxwoods in our front urns are living wonderfully year to year ever since i figured out that cast iron changes the soil composition. i now plant them in plastic containers and cover them with dirt. little tip me to you.


a very simple arrangement. basil spanish moss with loads of yellow tulips and the sweetest blue-green bird


 same thing for the other door and a little happiness for the urn as well

So what else did I do this weekend? Well since you asked. My mom found these wonderful 11 foot church pews online and had a great idea for her summer patio. (it runs in the family getting a season ahead of ourselves) I jumped on a similar bandwagon for our dining room. We spent a little bit of time cutting it down and getting it prepped for a paint job.

The reveal is coming soon I swear.  

It's feeling very light and fresh with spring decor around here.

What did you do this weekend?


Liz Marie Hop to It
Savvy Southern Style 
Southern Lovely 
Stone Gable 
Jen Rizzo 
French Country Cottage 
The Shady Porch


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