I’ve been trying to add touches of spring around the house for the past few weeks. I’m in the midst of restocking my booth at The Pickers Market so the decorating hasn’t gone as quickly as I had planned. Instead of deep cleaning and decorating all at once I’ve been stealing moments in between treasure hunting and hauling inventory to the booth. It’s so hard to believe the end of March is right around the corner.
I was on the phone with one of my girlfriends the other morning telling her how I’ve always wanted a real cutting garden. In this said garden, I was telling her I would love to have peonies, roses, hydrangeas, gardenias and foxgloves. I was lamenting the sandy soil and coastal zone as I spoke of having to make the trip to town to buy some fresh flowers to put in the house. I hung up the phone with her and took in the view across the flowerbeds while the dogs were happily playing outside.
Right before my very eyes were flowers in bloom that I had overlooked because they weren’t on my “dream garden list.” Completely humbled but excited, I took a pair of garden scissors outside and started enjoying the gifts I had been given. The tiny white flowers on this Bridal-Wreath Bush became the inspiration for my spring kitchen table.
I brought together a simple collection of ironstone cream and sugar containers and safely tucked those sweet little flowers inside.
Next I took out my green and white floral ironstone place settings
and paired it with this cream and gray embroidered napkin. We originally bought these place settings for the store. But when no one scooped them up, I wasn’t the least bit disappointed. Vintage china and linens get me every time. I was seriously born in the wrong era. I’m saving up for some new flatware too.
I’ve been moving things around in the dining room as well so this swan found a new home on the spring kitchen table.
As did these wooden eggs that I picked up at an auction last year.
I had been using the raffia in a bowl on one of the shelves in the dining room china hutch. It makes me excited to be able to use the raffia in another location. You know what they always say, “Shop your house first.”
My roses, irises, day lilies and hydrangeas haven’t started blooming yet but I’m going to enjoy these flowering bushes as long as they’ll let me. These flowers and maybe some bush daisies will be making an appearance all throughout the house and on the porch too so stay tuned.
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