Spring at The Crowned Goat Cottage
We’re sharing Spring at The Crowned Goat Cottage today!
Recently, I was part of a discussion on Instagram about the best time to transition décor from Spring to Summer.
I don’t know why but I was really surprised at how many people said they planned to pack away their bunnies and Spring decorations the day after Easter.
It reminded me of dropping by a craft supply store to pick up a few last-minute Easter basket items recently and watching the employees stock the shelves with 4th of July items.
I’m not sure what camp you’re in but I have no plans to rush from one season to the next.
In fact, it makes me want to be even more intentional with my time so I can hold onto every drop of Spring possible.
Spring is one of my favorite seasons of the entire year and it always feels like the sweetest gift after a long winter.
I love it more than Christmas and the holidays which feels totally scandalous to admit out loud.
But it’s true.
Easter feels just as festive as Christmas but without all the extra pressure, the fluff, or the expectations.
It’s more of a “bring your glass of sweet tea out to the porch and let’s sit in the rocking chairs and enjoy each other’s company a while” kind of holiday.
So, before the temps start to rise and the hustle and bustle of summer begin, I thought I would share Spring at The Crowned Goat Cottage.
If you’re new here, we turned an outdoor metal shed into my office space last Fall. It’s where I spend a good bit of time dreaming up posts, planning content, experimenting with vignettes, and taking photos.
It’s also an extra place to hold my growing ironstone collection mostly found treasure hunting with my Mom.
While I’ve tried to be super selective about the pieces of ironstone I bring home, there are still a few items on my ironstone bucket list I would scoop up immediately if given the chance.
That’s another good thing about Spring, yard sale season.
One of my favorite budget-friendly finds for The Crowned Goat Cottage is the $5 scale my Mom and I found at an outdoor antique event.
It’s filled with thrifted glass bottles that hold office and art supplies. Yet every time I look at it, I think about what a beast it was to haul to the car ?
My bestie S built the work island and I’ve been working on an updated tutorial for the large chalkboard too. I get asked about it all the time!
It was really easy to create and would make a budget-friendly DIY for your spring project list.
Speaking of really easy, I used baskets all over the house for our Spring Flowers Home Tour and on the front porch for our Spring Flowers Porch Tour this year.
I love baskets because they’re pretty and practical. Plus, they can be used in almost any space no matter what the season.
On the other side of The Crowned Goat Cottage, is a large workstation.
We were almost to the end of our budget when we decided to use $14 porch posts from Lowes as table legs. They’ve worked out really well so far.
It’s another favorite spot, mostly, because I can spread out and be as messy as I want to be.
But that experience also taught me a really important lesson. Sometimes a small budget can bring about really creative solutions. So, don’t be afraid if you have one!
I found these bird eggs on sale at Hobby Lobby. You can learn how to make your own though in this super easy DIY Speckled Eggs post.
The flowers were on sale at Joanns and the wall basket was a thrifted find many years ago.
The barn door was another fun find from an antique extravaganza for around $30. I need to find a way to seal it, so I don’t lose all that chippy goodness though.
While there are still things, I’d love to update at The Crowned Goat Cottage (like adding a porch or a deck and some window boxes) all in all, I’m beyond thankful to have this office space.
The pandemic definitely changed the way we work, and I know it did for so many of you as well.
Just having a designated place to be creative is a huge blessing in itself and something I wish everyone had the chance to experience.
Even if it’s a corner of your living room, turning a dining room into an office, or carving out a space in your bedroom it’s worth the effort.
Your dreams matter and so do you!
Thanks so much for sharing Spring at The Crowned Goat Cottage with us. It means so much!Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.
Other Spring Tour Posts to Enjoy:
Hop Into Easter Blog Hop & Spring Home Tour
Thanks for the tour!
I can understand how you would enjoy your work with your investment of self in your office.
I really.like porch post, give details on how you.made the desk, please. Other uses for porch post?
Thank you so much! It’s definitely a fun place to be. I linked to how we made the work island with the porch posts but I can do an update on how they’re holding up too. That’s a great idea. Also, I’m working with my Dad to build a desk from those same porch posts so I’ll share it all the minute it comes together. Hope you had the best weekend, CoCo
I’m in your camp, I don’t rush to the next season. I decorate “spring” from about early March to mid May. Agreed -Spring is a gift
That is so exciting to hear, Gail! I don’t normally like to be rushed anyway but especially not during seasons that are as pretty as spring ? Hope your season is a blessed one, CoCo
How nice to have such a beautiful work space!!! I love to see how you use all of your thrifted items, especially the scale!!!!
Thanks for sharing:)
Thank you so much, Maria, I really appreciate it. I spent a lot of nights and days working at the table in the breakfast nook so I’m all kinds of excited to have a space to spread out that doesn’t require clean up by dinner ? Hope your weekend was a special one, CoCo
I loved seeing some of your pieces of ironstone, this is such a fun collectible. And I am with you on enjoying springtime and Easter It really is such relaxing and refreshing time of year!
Thank you, Heidi! Ironstone is definitely a weakness so I’ve learned to cull my collection a bit but there are some pieces I would still love to find. So excited you’re all about slowing down this time of year too. I swear I’m shocked we’re already in Q2 ?♀️ Hope your weekend was a happy one, CoCo
Your home looks so lovely. I am with you about leaving all your Spring and Easter things up…..I am in no hurry to rush Spring away either.
You and I have similiar taste as my home could almost be a flower shoppe. lol and I see you love flowrers and greenery as much as I do.
Liked your post on doing the topiaries. I got a great idea from you as I was looking at your white urns. I have some that are white and pink and
look more like Valentines day, but don’t get to use them that much, so think I am gonna paint them white. Love your decor ideas, and really
enjoy your blog posts. Hope you have a Lovely Easter……
Such sweet and kind words, Nellie, thank you so much. I really appreciate it. I could TOTALLY live in a flower shop ? I have horrible allergies but I love flowers so much that I bring in as many real-looking faux ones as possible. We use topiaries all the time and all over the house too. I’m putting together several of the topiaries we’ve made over the years into one post so it will be super easy to follow along. Hope your Easter was a blessed one and your week is special too, CoCo
Such a great tour! I like your idea of decorating with baskets, too – very versatile and great for any room.
Thank you bunches, Caleb, I really appreciate it! Hope your week is a fun one, CoCo
CoCo, I’m in your camp. I’m not in a hurry to transition to summer. Bunnies live here year round, and I do put away the true Easter decor, but spring colors and details stay out. I’ll transition to summer come June. Memorial Day is my date to start with a patriotic influence with red, white, and blue. sunflowers, and flags.
I love your ironstone display with the bunnies and the way you add the touch of pink ribbon. Just beautiful!
That sounds like such a great plan, Sarah, I love it! I swear if the pandemic taught me anything it’s not to rush and enjoy the moment because you never know when you’re going to have another chance. Hope your spring season is a blessed one and I can’t wait to see what you have in store for summer too! Hugs, CoCo
Beautiful spring decor! I adore baskets too!
Thank you so much, Kippi! Baskets make everything better, I swear. We use them all the time and I’m constantly looking for more because we use them all over the house. Hugs, CoCo
Your home and workspace are absolutely gorgeous, CoCo! I love all the baskets of flowers (they make me smile) and your collections and treasures are lovely! I’m so with you on celebrating spring. It truly is my favorite time of year. I really want to hold onto it for as long as I can. Thank you as always for sharing such beautiful inspiration in both your photos and words!
Thank you for your sweet and kind words, Christine, I really appreciate it. I’m totally with you and holding onto spring for as long as I can. The summer goes by way too fast and the holidays can feel like a blur so I’m excited to soak in every ounce of spring possible. Thanks so much for dropping by! Hugs, CoCo
Your new office always looks like dream. Love your colorful flowers and your bunnies.
I am not sure why everyone rushes spring away. This pandemic has taught me to savor the moment.
Oh my word, Cindy, YES! I couldn’t agree more. It’s taught me the same thing. I swear living in the moment never looked so good after all we’ve been through. Hugs, CoCo
Flowers, eggs and ribbons, Oh My! Love it. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen
Thanks so much, Kathleen, I really appreciate it! Hugs, CoCo
That scale for $5? You’re killing me, smalls;)
ha ha I know, Lora! You would love to shop out there. You seriously never know what you’re going to find or what kind of deal you’ll be able to score. That scale was so crazy heavy but I’m thankful my Mom was up for helping me get it in the car. I’m pretty sure I treated her to lunch that day 🙂 Big hugs, CoCo
So many beautiful floral images. I love your soft decor choices in your beautiful cottage. I’m sharing a link on Sunday.
So sweet of you, Rachel, thank you! I never in a million years thought I would have a little workshop like that and I’m beyond grateful every time I open the door. I had the chance to spend some extra time with my Mom last week so I’m behind on everything – she’s totally worth it though ❤ Can’t wait to head over and see all that you’ve been up to! Big hugs and thank yous, CoCo