April 1 and the sweet smell of spring is in full force in the south. Loose table top arrangements in mason jars and vintage hand painted glasses are my favorite.
Spring break week ahead... it's a staycation for us this year full of birthdays, rodeo and local fun which there's plenty of in Houston. And Spring!!! lots and lots of spring.
What a winter it's been for so many. Even Texans are missing the sun and are ready for the freshness that spring brings inside and out.
I always like a little shifting around of art, pillows and table top goodies when the seasons change, so here's some inspiration I spotted on this gray rainy Sunday.
The wire shelves may be what helps organize my small laundry room for the upcoming pool season.
And the owl in the top hat? So stinking cute.
I picked up the galvanized shelf from Target and am using it in my kitchen for now. It's got so many uses...it could be it's own blog post.
Will you be making changes for spring? What's on your list?
A new look for my summer mantel. Repetition in design is easy on the eyes especially with these pretty botanical specimens, shells and books.
I especially love this mantel display and the sweet stories it tells. The vintage botanicals were collected by a North Carolina naturalist on travels with her husband. My husband collected the whelk shells for me in shark infested waters (ok, a couple of small sharks) on a recent anniversary vacation and to me, they're more precious than diamonds. (Hands off ladies, he's mine!)
The vintage books were saved from the dumpster at his office. Can you believe someone threw them away?
Because things change often around here I'm not framing the botanicals for now. If you've got some unframed art that you want to get up on the wall, try Poster Tack for good temporary hold without damaging your paint or walls.
I particularly love these succulents. I think that's a pewter bowl? Perfect combination!
Just seeing these peeks from some of the incredibly talented Souvenir contributors has me in the mood for Spring and wanting to lighten things up around the house. I took pages from some thrift store butterfly books and used them as quick instant art for spring. No frame, no fuss. Just pretty and easy for a hallway or corner.
Spring and Summer are the seasons I really love to lighten things up inside. Fresh flowers, a clean office, some luminous glass and a road trip on the horizon make up for the dirty windows, overflowing laundry baskets and weed-filled flower beds :)