Everyone including me is starting to suffer from winter-itis this year. Although a winter and snow lover, once we hit March 1 I am ready to call it quits until November again. I am ready to put away the neutrals and whip out the botanicals and hoards of green and white glass throughout our home. The deer need to hibernate in their crates, the furs get fluffed and folded and the pinecones that every year I can't believe how many there are, get put into their respective bins.
I did a massive de-fur,de-dust from our furnace running so much this past week and put away all of the aforementioned items and added a bit of spring into our main floor. I didn't put out all the spring blankets and pillows or even a lot of the decor because we are still seeing a lot of snow here. It just feels stupid when I'm in my dining room looking outside at the Christmas balls that are still out and under a foot of snow because at -25 C it's just too cold to take them down, and then have rabbits and lavender out in the house. Therefore, that will wait for a few more weeks.
I thought you might enjoy my half-spring vignettes for the moment after my cleaning frenzy which I'll be honest just made me feel better and less cabin-feverish.
the whole view. i only flipped out the corner pillow on the sectional to white and put away the furs. we had a new tiger from our favourite artist Edward Spera come to live with us in the center of our mantel back in january.
kalanchoe's are plentiful in so many colours this time of year. i am partial to the white and green ones myself (who saw that coming?) and grabbed quite a few at the grocery store and garden center. plopped in milk glass, they look splendid.
i brought out one of trevor's squirrels for this vignette. it balances out all the white and green on the brass tray.
those of you following my instagram feed already saw these beauties. this is my 1 for me capitol. I AM IN LOVE with this piece of architectural salvage. 1 of our antique demi-johns fit inside perfectly and i love how simple this table looks now.
2 of these aaaaamazing capitols will be available at the show in May (info forthcoming soon with sneak peeks of some of the items i have been hoarding)
our farmhouse console table vignette got an overhaul as well. the kalanchoe's are sitting in milk glass and a very old cracked mortar with the perfect patina to be a planter (1 of these will be at the show as well) i filled the tool box with some more milk glass items. the brush sitting in front of the toolbox is a calligraphy brush made of horn from china
the buffalo check on these pillows is going to stay here until there is no more snow and then out with the fancy botanicals again.
bronze birds flocked out of storage onto a french bread board and what yells spring is coming more than piles of tulips.
i corralled all of our green books on our front hall console. i am really loving the more simple look.
Hope you enjoyed your semi-spring tour.
I have a really neat studio tour for you tomorrow so don't forget to come back
Have a great day,