Embracing Spring

March 27, 2012 by 17 Comments

Spring has officially arrived!  I’ve spent the last two weeks traveling the country and seeing homes in lots of different states.  Some homes had amazing curb appeal and some had been left uncared for.  Regardless of the size of house or impressiveness of the neighborhood, all the houses that I loved and that seemed welcoming have incorporated flowers.  Flowers on the porch are such a simple and easy touch to add and are so inviting.

{Andy Kazie}
The eye naturally focuses on the door as you drive by homes.  My basic fill in wreath needs to come down, I’m ready for a new Spring wreath.  One of the first things I’m going to make when I get home is this split pea wreath.  I love the look and the color and the simplicity.  I think it’s absolutely perfect!
{Dollar Store Crafts}
I love tulips!  Did you see my tulip tablescape?!?!  White tulips are so beautiful and I love that tulips have a long lifespan and aren’t messy at the end of their bloom.  This arrangement is absolutely exquisite!  I am going to fill my tin with tulips and make our back door look pretty, too.
{Etsy}

Right about now, I’m wising that my front porch was a lot larger.  I love the look of these feed store  pots being stacked and used for flower arrangements.  Amazing, right!  I think I’ll have to scale it down a bit and still go for it!

Stacked Galvanized Flower Pots
{Cos Stores}
And this is the front door mat I will be making this week.  Wood, holes, and double thick pieces of twine.  I have everything I need at home waiting for me!  Darling, right!   Totally beats my flat mat….time for some depth!So what are your spring plans!?!  How is your door decorated!?!?   This is my very favorite time of year.  Blooms offer endless options for decor….and create such a picturesque backdrop.  First stop the nursery!
{How Does She}

Here are a couple of ideas I considered….

Yellow has been one of my favorites now for quite some time.  I’m usually not a huge fan of fake flowers, but this full wreath from A Soft Place is definitely thinking that with just the right flower, fake can totally be chic!  These Forsythia are beautiful.
{A Soft Place}

Burlap Spring Wreath

{Top This Top That}

Making a wreath from ping pong balls is pretty creative.  This would impress my sweet little B’s!!!  And the added touch of flowers on top totally screams Spring in a lovely and inviting way!!!
{The Magic Brush}

Comments

17 Responses to “Embracing Spring”
  1. Ruth says:

    I love all of these ideas. I love tulips, too. They are beautiful. I just made a spring wreath and a few spring changes to our home.
    Ruth

  2. ooooh I love those feed store pots too. SO many lovely things. Thanks for such great ideas. Can’t wait to see your split pea wreath :)

  3. Candy says:

    My favorite? The galvanized pots stacked and filled with plants. I WANT ONE. Enjoyed your blog, so I’ve just become your newest follower. Please come visit me at PICKINandPAINTIN.blogspot.com and hopefully you’ll follow back. 8-)

  4. Thanks Mimi! Tulips are just so yummy!!! I’m so glad you stopped by for a visit!!! XO, Aimee

  5. So much eye candy! I haven’t even thought about outside yet. lol I’m ready for spring but running behind! ;) Thanks so much for sharing your collection of ideas, Aimee!

  6. Maisi says:

    Love the split pea wreath! And the photos of all the wreaths are gorgeous! I love spring, too!

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