Does anyone else feel like Easter snuck up on them this year? In the midst of running around to find new inventory, painting multiple pieces of furniture, restocking the booth with fresh finds and taking necessary counsel from my tax advisor, I’ve almost forgotten to prepare for one of the most important seasons of the year.
: I never thought the day I decided to take pictures of my spring inspired porch would be the same day it would turn cold again after a week of 80-degree weather. I also didn’t expect it to be raining for the third day in a row. Truth be told, I almost posted something other than my spring inspired porch. But there is something about the rain washing away the pollen and giving the earth a fresh drink that makes it feel like spring is here to stay no matter what the weather.
After slowly decorating the house one room at a time due to a crazy schedule, I’m really excited to finally be able to share more with you. Once I finished the mantle in pale blues, greens and whites I decided to use that same color scheme throughout the rest of the house and on the front porch as well.
It’s sad to say but right before my very eyes in my own flowerbeds were flowers in bloom already that I had overlooked because they weren’t on my “dream garden list.” The tiny white flowers on this Bridal-Wreath Bush became the inspiration for my spring kitchen table.
It’s in the seemingly ordinary mundane tasks we do everyday that creates the compilation of our memories. And since we have to do these things each day anyway, I want to take the time to enjoy those ordinary tasks as much as I can. It took about 10 minutes to set up. That’s all. 10 minutes to create a simple spring outdoor tablescape made from just another ordinary moment.
I don’t know about you guys but when I think about spring I think about new life, second chances, dinner on the grounds, pillbox hats and flowers. I was thinking of all of these things when I created my spring mantle this year. But in the beginning I got a little stuck.
After months of struggling to find the time to get these projects finished, I am so excited this day is finally here. It’s an absolute gift to be able to express your creativity in any given space but when it came to the kitchen which was not my domain, there were a few requests: the maple cabinets could not be painted, there had to be a kitchen herb garden and finally there has to be as much open space for cooking and prep work as possible. Is that a challenge I hear?