Monday, March 19, 2012

Touches of Spring in the Living Room


This weekend I did some spring decorating in our living room.  Our mantel is my favorite thing in our living room... we actually have four mantels total downstairs! I purchased the picture above the mantel several years ago and it is still something I love.  Supposedly it was made locally with wool. 


My seasonal decorating is simple, but I like to bring in a few elements that reflect the time of the year.


The fireplace is non-working, unfortunately.  When we moved in we removed the cover and exposed the beautiful brick and an old grate.  I quickly made the rabbit silhouette pillow on the chair this weekend with some scrap fabric. 


The yellow fabric is so cheerful.


Yesterday I made this flower garland.  I've had this idea for a while and finally went to our nearby quilt store to purchase some fabric.  I'll share the tutorial later this week.  It was such a fun project and I love the dimension it adds to the mantel!


The tin hanging on the wall was the cover we removed to expose the inside of the fireplace. 


I couldn't help but cut a few more cherry blossom branches this weekend to bring into the living room.  The blossoms are so beautiful. 


The firewood racks are original to the house.  We found them buried in the shed and I gave them a fresh coat of black paint and use them in the living room to store photo albums and scrapbooks. 


A peek of our red couch.  We've had it for years and I still love it! 


Willow branches on the entryway table.  You can make the simple painted "grain sack" runner by following this tutorial


A beautiful nest. 


I love spring time and couldn't resist decorating for the season since we are having unusually warm and beautiful days!  We spent as much time outside this weekend as possible.  The girls and I enjoyed laying in the shade listening to the birds chirping.  

Happy Spring!


17 comments:

  1. Your little pillow is so cute! I just wish we had blossoms already. They really bring life to your room!

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  2. I love this weather and,like you, am staying outside as much as possible. Your spring touches are wonderful and you and your girls are beautiful.

    Happy Spring right back to you!

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  3. I agree -- those pillows are too cute. Your daughters are beautiful too. Thanks for sharing and enjoy the weather. It's beautiful here too.

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    1. Thanks so much! Hope you have a good week!

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  4. Beautiful
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  5. Love your spring touches - your living room is beautiful! I especially love the last photo of you and your girls. :-)

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  6. Hey! I LOVE that pic of you and the girls! Your mantle project is gorgeous - can't wait for the tutorial so I can make some of those flowers!

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  7. You have an amazing home! and your spring mantel is gorgeous!

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  8. I'm a new follower and love your cozy home. I have two daughters too but mine are much older.....20 and 21! Looking forward to reading along!

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    1. Thanks, Tammie! Look forward to visiting your blog!

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  9. I'm so glad I found your blog. You are so talented! Was great to see your family again!

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    1. Aww, thanks, Heather! It was SO good to see you too!

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  10. I LOVE your style!! That picture over the mantel is perfect!! I have reds in my living room, too...a new thing as I got a new slip-cover for the loveseat in red, and I JUST LOVE the red!! Very cozy house you have!

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    1. Thank you! I never get tired of red... I've tried changing colors and always come back to it. :-)

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  11. Andrea, I love your home, makes me want to curl up with a good book and a cup of hot tea! Blessed to have found you (over from Savvy Southern).
    I too live in a tiny southern town:) We are a little over an hour from Atlanta.
    New Follower!
    Jen @ f5

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Jen, and your sweet comment!

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