Yes, I know. It’s still very much winter here in these parts of the woods, but my cold-blooded body has had enough already. I was ready for warm weather back in November! So, to help my mental-state-of-mind, I’ve brought in all kinds of Spring decor for our living room! I don’t care that it’s still winter! Out with the cold and in with the fresh sense of SPRING is what I say!!!
I love this mantel of ours. It has a mix of yard-sale and thrift-store finds! All those vintage hankies are part of my large hankie collection that I’ve picked up from various places over the past few months. They’re simply tied together to make one long train of a banner!
And what do you think about this vintage postcard (in the pic below)? Isn’t it precious?! I purchased it at a local antiques’ shop, and it’s postmarked April 3, 1908 from Danville, VA to a “Miss Etta Butcher.” (If someone knows a relative of hers, I’d be happy to give this card to them! Wouldn’t that be cool to find one of her family members?!) And I love the beautiful colors of this vintage china plate. The soft pastels help to bring out these fun spring colors of our living room!
And on the other side of our mantel sits a bamboo frame with fun artwork, an old swan that I spray-painted metallic gold, a brass candle holder with an aqua candle, and gorgeous embroidery that I cut up and framed. (The embroidery was on a very stained napkin, so what to do with the part that’s not stained? Cut it and frame it!)
On our coffee table sits a fun collection of decorating books. As you see in the pic below, I’ve placed my grandmother’s quilt that she hand-made for me when I was born. It definitely holds special meaning for me! She was such a great seamstress!
In the middle of our coffee table sits the really colorful globe that I picked up at a yard sale for $3! Doesn’t it perfectly bring out the blues and pinks around our living room?!
On one end of our white couch sits this pretty hand-stitched art work, “A true friend is a gift of God.” When I bought this art, the frame was actually black. No bueno. So I pulled out my Rub-N-Buff and went to town on the frame. It was so easy to just rub it on with a pouncer! The pink flowers and vase are from Ikea, and the vintage perfume busts are from Avon (purchased at a thrift store).
Next to this sweet vignette sits diy pillows and a blanket that tie it all together….
On the other side of our couch sits this Gothic American art work that I found at a Waffle House yard sale. Haha! Yes, our local Waffle House was having a yard sale in the parking lot, and I got this beauty for $1! The lamp is a diy project (found here), and the vintage, brass candle holder came from a local thrift store. (Surprise! Lol!)
When decorating, you want to make sure that even your remotes have a cute place to live. In my case, I’m — at the moment — storing them in a cute, white planter.
And lastly, I want to touch on my pillows. Pillows have a way of bringing in fun pops of color, and adding pretty details to them is so easy! I like to keep random fabric on hand, so that I can whip some together in no time! (For a couple of posts on diy pillows, you can see them here and here.) It’s nice to already have some fabric and trim on hand. 🙂
On our loveseat (above), I tucked a quilt on the seat part. (That quilt holds a special place in my heart, because that’s the quilt my honey and I were sitting on when we got engaged!)
I hope you enjoyed this post on adding touches of Spring! What colors are you planning to add to your home for Spring? I’d love to hear from you! Comment below, or stop by Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, HomeTalk and Facebook and say hello! It always makes my day to hear from my sweet readers!
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