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Spring Flowers Home Tour

We’re sharing our Spring Flowers Home Tour today as part of a fun spring inspiration blog hop hosted by the always sweet and creative Cindy from Cloches and Lavender and Terrie from Decorate and More with Tip.

If you’re coming over from Niky of House of Silverado, welcome, we’re excited to have you here.

Truth be told, I was this close to not sharing our spring home tour this year.

The only thing that kept me in the game was not wanting to let my sweet blog friends down.

And while I’ve never met any of them in person, I’ve had enough correspondence with them to know they’re fabulous ladies.

Earlier this month, we unexpectedly welcomed sweet Piper into our family. She’s a two-year-old Jack Russell Terrier (JRT) my baby sister found in foster care while we were out of town.

We had very little information to go on and given we had never actually met Piper in person, we basically got her sight unseen save for a few photos.

She’s our third JRT to date, so we know the breed well.

But as you’re well aware, dogs like people, have their own personalities and quirks.

Especially, rescues.

We’re still getting to know each other so I don’t want to give Piper a bad rap.

Honestly, I never met her original owner or her foster parents either so I can’t really speak about her life before she arrived on this tiny little island.

The blessing is she came potty trained, is mostly treat motivated, and is crazy-crazy smart.

That said, she has absolutely turned our lives inside out and upside down.

I’m pretty sure I’ve told my bestie S at least a hundred times I was going to have to give up blogging to be a full-time dog mom because she is so much work.

99% of the photos I took for the spring flowers home tour did not even turn out.

Almost all of them had a comet-like furry white streak doting their landscape.

In the midst of creating spring vignettes around the house and putting together flower arrangements half my avocado toast was stolen, 3 bunnies broken, a recently hung picture for our breakfast nook knocked off the wall, teeth marks on our decorative eggs, ribbons pulled off baskets, AN ENTIRE SIM CARD containing 3 years’ worth of photos that have no backup – destroyed, the base of one of the gutters got ripped off during a “lizard safari,” the bottoms of most all our blinds and window sills have been scratched or damaged, toys are currently scattered all over the floor, we can no longer open the front or back doors, run the washing machine or watch tv without a major freak out, and I’ve gotten into bed nearly every night finding rouge dog bones between the sheets and pillows.

To date, Piper has not napped longer than 15 minutes – total – during the day.

She reluctantly sleeps in her crate at night and usually wakes up around 230 am, 430 am, and then again at 630 am every morning wild and ready to go.

It’s only been a few weeks, but she seems to have multiple witching hours, gets the zoomies a lot, and struggles to relax because she is constantly on guard.

She wants to trust us SO bad…she’s just can’t let herself do it yet…and that’s ok.

There’s plenty of time to show her she’s in a loving and grateful pack ?

While I know it’s not exactly the same, I’ve found a deeper appreciation for parents with new babies, parents trying to work and home school simultaneously, parents who brought home pandemic puppies, and caregivers who faithfully rise and shine daily to show up for their loved ones and the people in their community too.

If you’re one of those people, hero status does not even begin to convey your superpowers adequately.

As hard as these things are to deal with right now, I know Piper is meant to be ours.

She’s already teaching us how to be more effective communicators, how to love, trust and forgive well, how to make space for others with grace, how to plan more efficiently while leaving lots of white space for mess-ups, to put away things immediately, and how to decorate around mischievous paws and curious teeth too.

I know the pandemic caused all of us to see our homes and the loved ones in it, in a completely different way.

Some of you cleaned and organized. While others painted and redecorated. Some of you rearranged entire rooms and stopped putting off projects that had been on your to-do list far too long.

Despite a difficult season, I think we’ve all been offered the opportunity to see our homes in a fresh way. And to feel a sense of gratitude for the safe shelter we might not have expressed before.

My hope this spring as we reclaim a sense of normality and begin inviting friends, furry friends, and loved ones into our homes again is that we’ll leave plenty of space for the perfectly imperfect moments of life.

Because there’s just something about opening the door to your home no matter what state it’s in and realizing you love where you live.

We hope you enjoyed our spring flowers home tour! Don’t forget to stop by Cindy from Cloches and Lavender (she’s the first stop) then be sure to check out what the rest of these fabulous ladies have in store as well…

                                             

CLOCHES AND LAVENDE         |     DECORATE AND MORE WITH TIP       |      BELLE BLEU INTERIORS

                                              

CELEBRATE AND DECORATE     |       THE HOUSE ON SILVERADO           |         THE CROWNED GOAT

See you back here on Thursday for our Spring Porch Tour! Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Other Spring Home Tours to Enjoy:

Simple Spring Home Tour

Spring Home Tour & Easter Blog Hop 

Many blessings,

CoCo

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61 Comments

  1. CoCo – I love where you live too! Your home is beautiful. You know I’m all about the vintage finds, aqua Mason jars and that ironstone collection is amazing! Fabulous home – just beautiful! Hugs for a great day!

    1. Thanks so much Vicki, I really appreciate it! We could start a store with all of our collections 🙂 I love it that we love the same things. We’re going to be fantastic shopping buddies one day. Hugs, CoCo

  2. Coco, what a beautiful home! Not just with decor but with love and memories that you’re making. I even loved your “mess” pic. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your home wugh us. I wish I was closer. Your house would be one of my favorites to visit and sit a spell! Hugs!

    1. Oh my word Angie, it was like Tally was right on cue with her toy mess. I wish you could have seen her face when she realized I was standing right over her and she had been caught red handed 🙂 I wish you lived closer too, all the time. Thank you for your sweet words. Hugs for a happy day, CoCo

  3. Liz Bonin says:

    I loved your home tour CoCo❤️Everything looks so beautiful! You seem to have a few more scales than I remember!

    1. Ha ha the scale collection has definitely grown! Thank you bunches for your kind words sweet friend. Hugs, CoCo

  4. Beautiful home CoCo. I love the character that you give it…makes it a home, not just a house.
    Lori

    1. I really appreciate your kind words, Lori, thanks so much! CoCo

  5. Your home looks beautiful for spring CoCo 🙂 Your china hutch display is definitely “just right” and even the “messes” look charming. Your love for where you live shines through in your post. Happy spring sweet friend! Bwg ~~~

    1. I really appreciate it, Bobbi, thank you!

  6. I like your vintage and spring decor. Is that some kind of spring holding the mail? So creative! I have an open concept kitchen and living/dining too. It is motivation to keep the dishes clean and counter tops cleared. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Emily! Yes, it’s some sort of spring but I don’t know if it came from a mattress or something else. They were in a rusty/crusty box of stuff I picked up one day. You are so right about the dishes. If I’m ever in a pinch I immediately put the dishes in the sink with hot sudsy water and let them soak 🙂 Hope you have a happy day, Coco

  7. Coco, I love your home and love it all dolled up for Spring. Your story telling is always so enjoyable and makes me giggle along with you. Our doggie would be doing the same thing too. It looks beautiful xo Lisa

    1. I appreciate that so much Lisa, thank you! Sending you hugs, Coco

  8. Your home is beautiful! I love your open floor plan! My kitchen is closed off from the rest of my house and I’d really like that to change!

    1. Thank you Candice! Having the open floor plan include the kitchen is nice especially when you have people over because it makes it really easy to bring food over or refill drinks. It also makes keeping the kitchen clean a priority which I can tell you is not always easy 🙂 Hope you’re having an awesome day, Coco

  9. Hi CoCo – You home looks beautiful with all your spring touches. I love your scales collection they are lovely. I only have one vintage scale but love it, so it was fun seeing all of yours. Thanks for sharing your home with us. bonbon
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    1. That’s very sweet of you to say, bonbon, thank you! I’ve been collecting scales for a bit now and pick them up whenever I find one. It seems they’re getting harder and harder to find though. Heading over to check out your salvaged sliding doors now. Thanks for stopping by, Coco

  10. Very Pretty! I love it!! Hope you stop by and visit My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday – Link Party too!! It’s still open…I’d love to have you!!

    1. Thank you Elaine, I would love to join your party! Heading over now, hope you have an awesome weekend and thanks so much for the party invite. CoCo

      1. Thanks for Linking Up on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday – Link Party! Hope to see you again tomorrow! Pinned

  11. Hi Coco,

    You have such a lovely home and your spring touches are gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by looking forward to following you!

    Deb

    1. Thanks so much Deb, I appreciate your kind words and I look forward to following you as well. Hope you have a great weekend, CoCo

  12. Very pretty color scheme – looks great for spring! I wish my home had a more open floor plan for entertaining. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty 🙂
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    1. I appreciate it Brittany, thank you so much!

  13. I will feature this today at Home Sweet Home! Thanks for linking up!
    Sherry

    1. Sherry you are so sweet to feature my home, thank you so much, I really appreciate it! I took a long weekend to spend some extra time with my family and friends but I will definitely be linking up this week. Hope you and your family had a happy Easter, CoCo

  14. Featuring today on Inspiration Friday! LOVE it! Thanks so much for linking up – I look forward to seeing your links every week 🙂

    1. You’re so sweet, Suzanne, it’s an honor to be in such great company! Thank you so much for the feature, I really appreciate it! I hope you guys had a great weekend, Coco

  15. Your house looks just like springtime! where did d you get Londonderry Rd sign?

    1. Rita, I bought the old Londonderry street sign at an old barn in Florida. It’s one of my favorite peices!

  16. Awww, CoCo, what a lovely post. It truly brightend up my morning. You are a wonderful dog mom, and despite being so busy taking care of your sweet little pup, you still managed to pull off an absolutely stunning spring home tour!

    Thanks so much for sharing the story of your new doggie adoption, and your beautiful pictures!

    Wishing you and Piper many blessings,
    Niky @ The House on Silverado

    1. Thank you so much, Niky, I really appreciate it. She’s such a cutie pie we’re willing to do whatever it takes to make her feel comfortable. Even if that means missing a post, a complete nights sleep or learning how to decorate for the seasons in a way she finds less appealing ? Sending you hugs for a happy spring season and a blessed Easter, CoCo

  17. Hi Coco,

    You are giving Piper love and security it seems she has never had. You rock in my book.

    She’ll hopefully trust the family that brought her home to love.

    Your pictures are beautiful!

    Cindy

    1. Thank you so much, Cindy! I know every day will get better and one day soon she’ll be ready to snuggle up and offer up some wet kisses soon. Thanks so much for putting this all together and for including me. It’s always so much fun to see what you guys are up to. Hugs, CoCo

  18. Betsy Hunter says:

    I hope things are settling down a bit with Piper, sounds very familiar. My two crazy dogs are 8 and 11 and honestly I can’t imagine training another pet right now, I still have to watch these two like a hawk. Your home is so beautiful!

    1. Goodness Betsy, you definitely know what we’re going through right now. It’s been quite an adventure learning to decorate with things that can’t be easily picked up, torn down, or jumped upon. I don’t know if our Easter decor will ever be the same…I’m already rethinking the pumpkins for Fall and the pinecones for Christmas now too ? Hope your spring season is a fun one! Give your sweet pups an extra treat for us, CoCo

  19. Oh how I understand completely how you feel! We unexpectedly have our grand dog, a one year old blood hound, living with us and I get so incredibly frustrated. I cannot keep the house clean, and my time is no longer my time. Yes this is incredibly frustrating, however she is a wonderful dog so I clean and blog when I can:)
    With that said, I am so glad you did not cancel your spring home tour as your home is absolutely lovely. You obviously have a knack for creating beauty and comfort.
    Thanks for sharing!!

    1. I appreciate your sweet and thoughtful words so much, Maria, thank you! It’s been a long time since we’ve had a puppy much less a mischievous one so I can completely relate to all the changes you’ve had in welcoming your grand dog into your home too. We were SO close to getting her on a schedule/routine but then the time changed and she has regressed ever since. Like your sweet grand dog, Piper is a cutie pie, so we’re definitely willing to work around whatever she needs. I just wish she could talk and tell us sometimes ? Sending you hugs for a happy Spring season and a lots of furry snuggles and wet nose kisses, CoCo

  20. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    CoCo, your home is swoon worthy! Reading everything that is going on at your house, I don’t know how you do it. Every photograph is gorgeous! All of your floral creations and vignettes are so pretty. Miss Piper is so blessed to have you as her new mommy. Hopefully, she will settle down and realize she is in a happy and safe place. We have a new puppy here, too. I forgot what it was like to get up during the night so many times. It has been so much fun being on this hop with you. Happy Spring, sweet friend!

    1. Thank you for your sweet and kind words, Shannon, I really appreciate them. Since you have a new puppy you totally understand how completely life-changing it can all be. We’re excited to have her as part of our family though and I know your new little one has hit the love lotto too. Hopefully, she’ll get used to being here and settle in soon. Even a 20 or 30-minute nap every few days would help up both ? Sending you lots of hugs for a happy Easter season, CoCo

  21. Coco, not only do I love touring your beautiful home, but the story behind your home. I am so excited for you and the new addition to your family.

    Your home is always so bright and full of love. I can tell by everything I see in your home how much thought and care you have for your home. Very beautifully decorated. Wishing you and your family a blessed Easter!!

    1. Thank you so much, Terrie. We had three dogs 17, 18, and 19 that died really together because they were so close in age. I never in a million years thought we’d welcome Piper after such heartbreak but one look at her sweet face is all it took ? We’re definitely learning how to decorate around her mischievious furry self but the challenge has been worth it. Sending you hugs and thank yous for putting this all together, CoCo

  22. Oh Coco, What a wild and crazy time you have had with little Piper. I am so sorry for all of the destruction she has brought, but I understand the love and challenge of adjustment that is coming. I am so happy you joined in the hop, though! You have everything decorated so nicely for spring and Easter! I love all of the soft pastel florals and the addition of the bunnies in among the flowers is a nice nod to the Easter holiday! Hang in there, which I know you will, with Piper! Yes, this has been a trying time for all of us and hopefully we are all coming out of it. We have been without a dog for nearly ten years now and will pick up a new standard poodle puppy on April 24th. This will be the first time we are getting a dog that isn’t a terrier, so this will be different for us. It is always a joy to hop with you, and I really need to stop by more often!

    1. Thank you so much, Chloe, I really appreciate it! I’m so excited to hear you guys will be adding a new cutie pie to your pack too. All three of our dogs were very close in age and passed away within a few years of each other. I never expected to get another dog but our home just felt so empty without the pitter-patter of their little feet. Despite being out of town the minute we saw Piper we knew it was a heart-melting moment and she’s kept us on our toes ever since. While my decorating style will probably get really simple from this point forward, we’re happy to take on the challenge and give her whatever she needs to be comfortable. I can’t wait to hear all about your new poodle. I know she or he will be much loved. Big hugs for a happy spring season, CoCo

  23. Beautiful floral arrangements and spring decor. It is so light and airy. And it sounds like the addition to your home will make things very interesting. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Angie! Piper has definitely turned our world inside out and upside down but in the best (and sometimes crazy) possible way. I think we’re in store for lots of spring adventures and fresh inspiration for how to decorate around mischievous pets. Hugs for a blessed spring season, CoCo

  24. You have a very beautiful home! We adopted a puppyish dog about 4 or 5 years ago and even though he was potty trained he would go pee in the house. Sometimes while you were looking! I never had a dog do that. My husband and I both worked but last year when I got sick and was home all day and he had my attention, he stopped going potty in the house. It is the darndest thing figuring those guys out! She will come around. I love how you compared kids and her because that is how I felt at the time. We now have an older dog and I get up every 4 hours to let him out so he doesn’t go in the house. What a cycle. Hugs.

    1. That is so crazy, Cheryl! I’ve never heard of that either. I’ve only been through potty training season once and goodness gracious it was tough. But honestly, so was taking care of our senior dogs too. They had completely different needs but their bathroom breaks were very similar to the puppies in that had to be on schedule like clockwork. I’m so thankful I’m able to work from home now to better keep an eye on things and it sounds like your sweet pups are lucky to have you at home more too. Hugs and happy spring, CoCo

  25. Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces says:

    Your home looks so lovely, CoCo! I’ve always thought having a puppy is like having a newborn (without the physical recovery). Piper sounds like a wild and sweet spirit…she will bring love, adventure, and stories to be told!

    1. YES, YES, YES! It’s totally bananas how out of practice I feel even after having had 3 other dogs, Linda. She is definitely feisty like my first JRT but she communicates WAY more than any other dog we’ve ever had. Plus she has a ton of quirks we’re getting used to as well. She’s such a cutie pie it’s hard not to love all her crazy antics and her spunky personality. Sending you hugs and thank you for the extra encouragement, CoCo

  26. Dogs bring out the best in us! We’re dog people, always have been. Think I’ve had a dog most of my life. My husband and I are on our second Wheaten Terrier. I’ve always wanted a JRT too! Terriers are super smart for sure. Oh and you’re spring home is LOVELY! xo Kathleen

    1. That’s so cool, Kathleen! I always feel like terrier parents have some sort of quiet understanding of what it’s REALLY like to like to raise and love that breed ? Piper is feisty for sure but she’s brought a lot of positive changes and so much adventure to our lives already. She’s definitely a keeper. Hugs for a happy weekend, CoCo

  27. So many lovely flowers, CoCo! And your home looks just lovely! Even with all the crazy you are going through with Piper! I’m thinking you may be going through about the same as someone that has a 2.5 year old ‘sweet handful’ of a little girl (of course I’m NOT talking about my granddaughter). 😉 However, it sounds like you have had much experience with the breed, and that’s going to be helpful!
    I’m excited to be able to feature you this week at Tuesday Turn About! Pinned, twice! 😉

    1. Thank you so much for the feature, Julie, I really appreciate it. Piper has been so much fun and so much work all at the same time. I swear I don’t even know where the day goes anymore ? Much like your granddaughter she’s a keeper and totally worth the effort. Now if I could just get her to take a 15-minute nap we’d be good to go ? Heading over now! Hugs and thank yous, CoCo

  28. CoCo, I loved reading about your mischievous new family member and touring your beautiful home decorated for spring! Everything looks gorgeous as always! I had a JRT, too, and we used to joke that he had two speeds: on and off. They are definitely a high energy breed but so smart and lovable! Thanks for sharing at Celebrate Your Story! Link Party. You’ve been featured this week ?

    1. That is so funny, Rebecca, and totally true ? I think we’ve figured out she has a 60-120 minute wild woman cycle, and then she’s down for the count at least 15 minutes lol. She’s such a cutie pie but she is definitely a stinker. I’m so thankful I have plenty of experience with JRTs because she has been a handful these past few weeks. Thankfully, she is treated motivated which really helps too. Thanks so much for your sweet words and for the feature. I appreciate both of them greatly. Hugs and thank yous, CoCo

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