I love Spring! Everything about it is so cheerful and full of promise. One of the things that I look forward to the most is planting fresh flowers in the garden, and one of my absolute favorites is lavender. Though I am usually a “white flowers only” girl, for some reason, the soft purple color and of course, that fragrance, really speak to me in the Spring. Also, it is drought tolerant so it grows really well here, even in the heat of summer. But I love it inside as well; it’s adorable in pots around the house (it looks especially good in galvanized buckets) and looks amazing on a kitchen counter!
Each spring I like to do a post on the biggest trends for the season. There is something so fun about getting a few new items to add some pep to your wardrobe!
I try to focus on trends that I think will stay around longer, or will have more staying power, as I don’t want to spend money on things that are only here for one season. And to that point, I also don’t think you need to spend a lot on these trends. This is the time to shop the less expensive stores and not pay an arm and a leg. You’ll have a few new things that make you feel more up-to-date and that freshen up your closet, but you haven’t spent so much that you need to feel guilty if they don’t last longer than a season or two. For basics and classic items that are true investment pieces, I do think it’s worth spending more if you can afford it. (I wrote a post here on what to spend more on if you are interested).
Since spring isn’t quite like Christmas, with access to so many decor items, I tend to keep it pretty simple. I adore white flowers, and I try to have them as a focal point. I especially love the crisp green of the leaves mixed with the bright white flowers.
|Adorable! From Vibeke Design|
|Gorgeous vignette! Tone on Tone|
|How stunning is this dining room? I could move right in! Henhurst Interiors|
|Tone on Tone, as featured in Martha Stewart Living|
|Love these topiaries mixed with the blue and white porcelain. Mark D. Sikes|
|Love how big this one is! Loi Thai|
|So lovely! By Miss Mustard Seed|
|LOVE them in a kitchen!|
I’m so excited to share with you that I will be doing a Spring Blog Hop with some of my favorite bloggers starting tomorrow (Friday)! I hope you will stop by and also visit some of their homes as well! I don’t think you will be disappointed!
Have you heard of Mora clocks? I’m going to guess that if you like French and Swedish style as much as I do, you’ve probably seen one. I know when I first saw them, I had no idea what they were called, but I knew I was smitten!
Gustavian Mora clocks are long case clocks that originated in the town of Mora, Sweden. I first started seeing them a few years ago, and as I became more enamored with French and Swedish styles, I became more and more obsessed.
Though I loved my neutral Easter table I played around with last week, I knew I would probably want to do something a little more traditional for the actual holiday. So today I’m sharing my classic Easter tablescape! I’ve also got lots of spring and Easter tablescapes in my new free e-book! In fact, it includes twelve of my favorites!