Monday, March 11, 2013

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?

Meg

6 comments :

  1. Not sure what happened to my previous comment... anyway, this is so inspirational! I have similar cones,will make similar yellow flowers arrangements! :)

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    1. Thanks Monique. The same has happened to me, you hit the comment button and whoosh it's gone into cyberspace somewhere never to be seen again.

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  2. Such a beautiful enty! I love all the different textures.
    I just found you today throught Southern Lovlies Linky. I hope you are able to stop by my blog and say hello.
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    www.vmg206.blogspot.com

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  3. Meg,your porch looks so inviting.I love your door basket it really is a fresh look to welcome to Spring.

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  4. I love your spring porch decor! I pinned your door arrangement to my wreath board. I would love to have you share it at my party the Rock 'N Share going on now.

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  5. Love all of this!! New follower here! Found your boxwoods in urns on Pinterest! I want to do the same! Happy Easter!

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