Thursday, March 22, 2012

Spring in the Air

New England is enjoying unseasonably warm weather and I'm loving it!  Thanks to tips from Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic, I was able to successfully force forsythias indoors.  The blooms look beautiful in our living room, and I'm not usually a big fan of yellow.



As I'm still infatuated with all things from Tilda's World, I couldn't resist purchasing this wire tree from the product line.  It is meant for Christmas, but why  not attach some pretty spring papers to enjoy now?

I cut egg-shapes out of wallpaper, and added other tags I had on hand:

It's now presiding on this corner desk in the living room:


The gold mirror frame from the White Elephant trip got a coat of white paint, and looks pretty leaning here:

Some of the other White Elephant treasures are displayed in this room now, too:
(white post)

(tattered books)

Some whites and snapdragons on the mantel...


My daughter picked out some bright fuschia carnations at the grocery store - not a color I would usually turn to, but I love how they brighten up this shelf for spring!




Hope you are all enjoying some warm spring weather and blooms, too!
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23 comments:

Cape Cod Washashore said...

We're loving this weather, too! I'm not a huge yellow fan either, but this time of year I am because it means daffodils and forsythia and Spring! ;) I took a walk to the beach today... I hope to get to a "spring beach walk" post later this evening. Happy Lovely and WARM New England day to you! ;)

Vintage Market Place said...

oh Susan it is all so amazing!
I adore carnations no matter the color.
Yes we are having unseasonably high temps today as well.
Feels good but it soon will get old and I will want the cool weather back.
No turning back until late November now :(
Amy

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Oh Susan, it all looks absolutely beautiful!!! I can't decide which I like best, but I do so adore the silver compotes with the fuschia carnations, and that mirror is so yummy!! It would go great with my mirror collection! :)
Hope your having a wonderful week.
Sincerely,
Melinda

It's me said...

What a beautiful spring post !!! yes it is finally spring !!...i love it......spring kisses from me....xxx...

Anne said...

Love all of your spring decorating.Your flowers are gorgeous.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Such pretty pops of color in your pretty rooms. I like the idea of that wire tree for spring!

Wild Oak Designs said...

We are enjoying warmish weather today and yesterday...tonight there is a chance of rain....
Love the flowers....
Nancy
wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

Wild Oak Designs said...

We are enjoying warmish weather today and yesterday...tonight there is a chance of rain....
Love the flowers....
Nancy
wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

Amy Kinser said...

Your photos are gorgeous! I love everything!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Everything looks so pretty--love that mirror--love all the white. TFS!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

i've never tried forcing forsythias indoors. I wil have to give it a go next spring! i don't think anything says "le printemps" more than bright yellow forsythia. I love your petite wire tree and how you've added those sweet wallpaper eggs! so springy!! NOW...i can't wait to "spring" into action with you and head to The White Event! yea! ;)

Tutti Chic said...

I'm not a huge fan of yellow either but there is just something about forcing forsythia inside that just screams sprng! photos are lovely~all of them..:) chris

All Things Chic 2 said...

Very beautiful!!! Love the picture taken with the silver and pink flowers...Just so sweet...Blessings Lori

Elisa said...

Ahhhhdorable - all of it!! So inspired - can't wait till we get our spring!
Elisa

A Cottage Muse said...

First Susan, your home just makes me smile, everything looks beautiful!
Second, your daughter has great taste!!
Third...congrats on your feature over at Debra's!
Finally, I see you and Michelle are planning a road trip my way and that makes me very, very happy!!!

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Beautiful photos, Susan!
Thanks for the shout out, your forsythias turned out beautiful.
I love everything about your home.

~Shanon

Robin said...

We have been having a few warm spring also up until this past week. Your flowering branches are goregous and look amazing in your space.

Roberta said...

Such pretty bursts of color amid all the white. The few days of SPRING that we had in MA were delicious!! Your kitchen is sooo cute Susan!! xoRoberta

Victoria said...

Everything is so beautiful!!! I personally love yellow, I think it's an under rated color and it's always been one of my dreams to have a blue, yellow and white room:)

Do you allowed your photo's to be pinned on Pinterest? I know some bloggers don't like it so I don't want to pin anything w/o asking you first!

Elyse said...

Can I come over? I just love everything of yours!

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Oh Susan, everything looks just beautiful! I'm so excited that my forsythia bush is just blooming like crazy. My husband thought it wasn't going to do well this year and wouldn't you know it, I think it looks the best it ever has! LOL!

Enjoy your weekend,
Judy

June said...

Susan your home is just so inviting and lovely!!! Beauty everywhere. Thank you so much for leaving me a note so I could find you!

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Susan,
Thank you for the wonderful comments you sent my way. I'm sorry I haven't been more communicative but this has been a huge year of transition for me. That being said, 2012 is a year of promise and renewal for me and I'm sooo looking forward to it. I've been keeping up with your blog and adventures and I'm so impressed with your kitchen post (the last one. It's filled with so much charm and personality...I love it! I can't wait to see you at the White Event. Are you and Michelle coming on Saturday or Sunday? Make sure you come looking for me. I'm not set up in the tent this year, since I have too much going on with the sale of the home, brand new job, etc but we are carrying the white theme into the shop as well, so I'll be whitening up my space. I think I'm scheduled to work indoors both days...so please come and find me. It'll be soo great to see you again, now that I feel like I know you better. Two weeks away...can't wait. I may have a little surprise for you too...
Blessings & hugs,
Karen

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