Welcome Spring! Oh how I’ve missed you dearly.
Can you smell it??
The smell of that fresh Spring air that’s floating all around us. Flowers, tree blossoms and fresh warm breezes are finally here!
** Does a happy dance **
Spring is by far, my favorite season of the year, even if we have a love/hate relationship. Love– because I just love Spring, and Hate– because Spring brings out the bees, and you ALL know my phobia of bees,
Regardless, I’ve been waiting and waiting to decorate my house for Spring this year and could NOT wait! I purchased some of my Spring decor last year on clearance at Hobby Lobby and was able to pull it out and finally use it.
TIP – Buy seasonal decor AFTER that season or Holiday is over, to get major discounted prices and save it for the next year! 80% – 90% off, um… yes please!
This season while working on my fireplace mantle, I became annoyed with the fact that we still have an empty fireplace. Yep, we didn’t end up buying an insert this Winter **cough, cough**, like we were supposed too, and Winter has come and gone and we are still left with that big, ugly hole. And not to mention, that ugly tile is still there also.
I knew for my Spring decor I wanted to cover up that big, gaping hole. At first I was thinking pallets of some sort… Mr. Hubs said NO. Then I thought of wooden crates somehow…Mr. Hubs said NO. The dudes always crushing my decor dreams! Haha no, not really, only sometimes.
So what did I do to cover up that ugly hole??
I grabbed some old fabric and a hot glue gun, and made ” D.I.Y ghetto-fied curtains “.
Yes, I realize they could probably use a good ironing, but it works for now!
Now, that we got that out of the way, let’s dive into my Spring Home Decor!
For the fireplace decor, I started with my (now) dried boxwood garland. I bought it fresh during Christmas time and now it’s pretty crispy. It still works in my decor, I just have to do a good sweeping after maneuvering it.
I layered the boxwood garland with a fun zebra-printed burlap ribbon and silk flowers . Silk flowers are acceptable during Spring, yes? YES!
I bought the pink egg garland and pink wooden floral wreath at Home Goods.
Can’t forget my gold bunny. I got this cute little guy, or girl, on clearance (90 % off) at Hobby Lobby last year.
Random Spring Fact #1 – Why are bunnies always in Spring decor? Well I don’t know the true answer to this, but now that we live on the prairie, Spring for us mean tons of cute bunnies frolicking in our yard day in and day out. So to me…bunnies are totally the epitome of Spring.
Now onto the main living room area.
For the top of the piano, I first mimicked the same garland from the fireplace mantle.
I added some marbled eggs, moss eggs, a Happy Easter sign and more random Spring-ish goodies.
Random Spring Fact #2- What do eggs have to do with Easter and Spring? Well, they have nothing to do with Easter, but Spring… they do! Did you know that waaaay before eggs were mass produced in factories, they were a seasonal food? Yep, just like there’s seasonal produce, eggs were indeed a seasonal food. In fact, chickens don’t naturally lay eggs year round.Naturally chickens stop laying through the Winter, and pick back up their egg production in the… wait for it… Spring! So at least one reason why eggs are so prevalent during Springtime is because back in the day, that’s when the eggs became available again. And what a joyous event it is to have eggs again!
And finally… my Spring Home Decor in the dining room.
Nothing in this world, not bunnies, not eggs, nothing, screams SPRING more to me than bright, yellow Daffodils. At the first sight of a yellow Daffodil each year, I become super giddy knowing that Spring is approaching!
Random Spring Fact #3 –Did you know that Daffodils, or as we call them in our home, daffy-down-dillies (shout out to all the Secret Garden book readers out there!) are super fragrant? I didn’t know that until this year. but Daffodils actually have a very sweet aroma. We’ve had them on our table for over a week and the flowery smell just gets stronger and stronger. To make things even more sweet… daffy-down-dillies are super cheap to buy! You can buy two bunches of them at your local grocery story for $3 – $4 bucks and they last awhile! SCORE!
Can’t forget more bunnies!
That’s it for today! Thanks for stopping by!
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