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?



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

    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.

  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

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

  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.

  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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