Thursday, March 3, 2016

Spring is Sprouting in Our Window

Spring fever really hit me hard last week and everything winter and Valentine's day related got put away.
The first to get a re-do was our bay window in the kitchen.  We've been in our house for almost three years and I think that it's seen over a dozen seasonal and holiday looks. 
What a fun spot it is to decorate.

So, here it is this year with an assortment of seedlings, spring cuttings and a few house plants...it's the sunniest part of our house.

And at times the hardest to photograph!



An old toolbox tote is now a perfect container for my zinnia seedlings. I perched it on top of a little stool to add some height and raise it above the other two wooden boxes that are on each side.

Moon flowers were planted first and are already showing some bright green leaves.

Bird votives perch in a few choice places where we can light turn them on and enjoy them in the evening.

No-o-o my zinnia's are not already blooming.....I tried my hand at painting a few like ones that have been shared on Pinterest.

 I left my pine cones whole since I found it really, really hard to cut them.

Zinnia's make such nice long lasting cut flowers. I'm excited to see how many I'll get this summer to fill bottles and jars all around the house.

I added color coded coffee stirrers, to each pot, to easily identify the colors of the plants.

My African violets are back where they are happiest...

with a few basil plants started in between.

Faux spring branches and vinca cuttings, from the yard, fill a jar and give some height on the left. Our neighborhood has some beautiful pear trees that I wanted to cut a few branches from and watch them bloom indoors. I didn't dare risk getting caught!

Soon our yard, in back and out front, will be blooming with amazing azaleas.
It's such a gorgeous sight for a few weeks in April although I see some pink buds already popping way ahead of schedule!

 A hanging vignette holding a few things of spring.


This sentimental plaque has seen many seasons on the outside....this year I brought it in.

I made a centerpiece, in farmhouse style, for our kitchen table.

A pot with basil plantings sits waiting on a stool for some daily sun.
 The chandy got a spring touch to it, too.
 I've got lots more seeds to get started....cosmos, cleome and some lettuce, too!

Here's a little glimpse of what's on our mantel making it look like spring. It's a cute little swag of ribbons, fabric and string!


Love, Hugs and Kisses,
JP

and Gucci, too!

  
 


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5 comments:

Kristi Anderson said...

Spring never looked so good!!! You make every little detail blend so effortlessly ♡ I need spring here in new York if only I had this magical touch !!!

Christine Graves said...

Loving your Bay window! I can see why it has seen so many seasonal changes! It's a beautiful spot to decorate, and I'm loving the light pouring through.

I Would love it if you would share this over at the Dishing It & Digging It Link party, I think my readers would love it! No worries, if your busy and can't. Have a great week!

XO,
Christine

Linda Bouffard said...

JP - loving the whole post! I especially love the old toolbox on the stool. How sweet is that? I'm pinning, for sure.You must be having an early Spring because we are experiencing a bit of Spring ourselves. 55 degrees and sunny today! I'm loving it. usually we are deep under snow at this point. Even February wasn't bad. The birds are singing and all is right with the world. :) Best wishes for a great weekend and glorious Spring. Linda @Crafts a la mode

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thel day said...

Nice blog. I usually plant Zinnias also. A great way to welcome Spring.