Sunday, March 13, 2011

a touch of spring...

Since Mother Nature
is NOT listening to me, I thought I'd bring a little spring
inside the house, starting with the family room. 

My mantel was feeling a little drab.  With a $0 budget and an
urge to create something otta nothin'...
around the house I went, robbing a little from here and there.

I pulled out a picture frame that I've been hiding
under the couch, and printed "Spring".  Pretty original huh?
  I wanted the sign to read simple and clean, so Spring it is.

The bird's nest is real. 
Mr. vG and the kidlets brought it in during the winter.

Old milk bottles filled with white navy beans make for a sweet candle holder. 
The other candles shown are sitting on a pair of silver candle sticks turned upside down.

Twine can be very effective for decorating on the cheap.

 The curtain tie backs can be made to your desired size or thickness.
I simply cut 9 equal lengths of twine, and with 3 groups of 3, made one main braid.

Mr. vG always complains about too many pillows in HIS movie room...
so they've been adopted by the family room where they will be well loved!

The turquoise and green pillows together make a cheerful combination.

Speaking of pillows...
before Christmas, I won a giveaway and started a post
but completely forgot about it!!!  What a smuck I am! 

I won a sweet ring and this beautiful "keep calm" pillow by Little Miss Momma
 from a Tatertots & Jello giveaway!  These are seriously 2 of the SWEETEST girls
I've ever had the pleasure of sorta knowing : )  Check out their awesome blogs for
many many many crazy good ideas!

Spring I really miss you...please come soon.

Happy March Break

 I've linked this post up to: My Uncommon Slice of Surburbia , A Beach Cottage


  1. Hi Stacey ! what a beautiful spring post !! the weather was so good the last three days here in Holland....spring feelings...i am sorry !!..i wil send you some sunshine honey....love love Ria...xxx...

  2. Stacey your home is so beautiful!! I love your Spring mantel and yes, when mother nature does not cooperate, we must take matters into our own hands. :) Love your pillows and blue are green are one of my favorite color combos. :)
    I hope you have a wonderful Monday.

  3. Love your mantel! Those lanterns and the wooden crate of flowers are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Hi Stacey, Your home is beautiful and I love the Spring mantel! The lanterns and the crate are wonderful. I hope to see you at my linky party starting 3/17.

  5. :(...so there's a homeless bird in your garden??????;)
    Love your springsign;)....and the looks of you room.....beautifull pillows....ALL of them....spring WILL come...temp.is rising here.....there's hope!!!!;)))


  6. This is gorgeous, I love it refreshed for spring.
    It has been way to long, promise I won't be a stranger:)

  7. This room is beautiful! How did I miss this post? I'm so far behind that it is going to take some time to catch up. Lucky you to win that wonderful pillow.

  8. Everything looks great. Can I come live with you? Your living room looks so fresh!

  9. What a beautiful home you have. Love all of the spring decor.

  10. Can you please post the paint color around the mantle and the paint color in the family room? They are GREAT neutrals. Thanks!


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