Easy Tips to Create a Pretty Spring Vignette

I already shared my spring home tour last week but today is all about creating a pretty spring vignette. If you’ve followed me for awhile then you know that I usually like to keep my decor simple. Our cottage is pretty small, and we don’t have a lot of surface area for decor, so I like to spread spring around with a few simple but pretty spring vignettes.

spring vignette with purple tulips, white bunnies, blue straws in a glass bottle and a navy bowl with candy eggs

If you’re stopping in from Kingsbury Brook Farm, welcome! I’m so excited to be joining Kendra, from Joy in our Home, for her Spring Festival Blog Hop today.ย There are 23 more blogs joining in on the hop, in a few different categories, so make sure you check them out.

So let’s talk spring vignettes.

I really don’t have a secret formula when it comes to creating vignettes. Like most of my decorating, I like to keep it simple and try to work with one piece at a time. One thing I know for certain is that there will always be fresh flowers involved.

For this spring vignette I went for a cute Easter, spring color theme. I don’t usually do a full-out Easter display but I found this adorable bunny cake stand from HomeGoods and couldn’t resist.

With one piece of the puzzle in hand, I was ready to start creating my spring vignette. The first thing I had to do was to find a way to corral all my goodies. I needed something big so I pulled out my old round wooden cutting board.

With my base in place I was able to start with the cute bunny cake stand, followed by aย checked navy napkin, dessert plates and another bunny on top.

spring vignette with purple tulips, white bunnies, a navy bowl with candy eggs on a large wood cutting board

I’m still loving the blues, and I have a lot of blue accessories, so I stuck with that. You don’t have to go with all pastels this time of year. Decorating is using what you love, regardless of the season.

I added a pretty navy bowl filled with paper grass and a bit of color with candy eggs. Navy checked straws in a little glass rooster jar adds more color and texture to my spring vignette.

spring vignette with a white bunny, blue straws in a glass bottle and a navy bowl with candy eggs

spring vignette with purple tulips, white bunnies, a blue checked napkin, blue straws in a glass bottle and a navy bowl with candy eggs

Like I said, fresh flowers are my go-to for any kind of vignette I create. I splurged for this one and bought 2 bunches of purple tulips from Trader Joe’s. After I put them in my simple glass vase I felt like something was missing. $2 worth of limes was just the trick. I just plopped them in and arranged my stems around them.

And yes, in case you’re wondering…plopped is an official decorating term. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’m loving the pop of bright green from the limes.

spring vignette with purple tulips in a glass vase with limes, a white bunny and a navy bowl with candy eggs

spring vignette with purple tulips, white bunnies, and a navy bowl with candy eggs

It’s colorful, fun and pretty. All the things you need for a beautiful spring vignette.

A kitchen with a spring vignette of purple tulips, white bunnies, and a navy bowl with candy eggs on a dark gray painted kitchen island

The kitchen couldn’t have all of the spring fun so I added a bit of color to our small entryway. I tried something different with this space and styled it two different ways. Again, I went simple.

A pitcher with tulips, some faux greens (that I already had) in a straw bag and a wooden bird.

For the second one I just traded out the pitcher of tulips for a preserved boxwood under a cloche, while the tulips hang out in the straw bag. Real ones won’t last long but you could easily switch them out for faux stems.

Either way it’s nice to walk in the door and see spring color.

small entryway with spring touches of pink tulips and preserved boxwood with a big black lantern

I hope I was able to convince you that it really is easy to add some simple but pretty spring color to your home.

Happy 1st day of Spring! Thanks for stopping by!


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  1. Tuesday,March 20, 2018 / 8:35 am

    I love the navy blue mixed in with pastel colors! So fresh and pretty! Did you paint your kitchen island? I love the color:) Happy Spring!

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,March 20, 2018 / 6:34 pm

      Thanks so much Marie! I’m just happy to have some spring color in the house. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Yes, I did paint the kitchen island. It was green before and I painted it in Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron. Love that color.

      Happy Spring!

  2. Tuesday,March 20, 2018 / 8:52 am

    Kristi – you already know that we love everything you do. We too are big fans of blue and white decor and you do this combo so well. Can we just talk about how adorable that bunny cake plate is? Your vignettes are so pretty. Happy Spring sweet friend!

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,March 21, 2018 / 1:05 am

      Thanks so much for your sweet comment, Vicki and Jenn. Any chance I get to use blue and white is ok by me. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m just glad that they worked with my spring decor this year. Loved your coffee table spring vignette. So fun with the nests and the blue and green. Happy Spring friends!

  3. Brenda Lane
    Tuesday,March 20, 2018 / 9:30 am

    Love the bunny cake plate! Spring has certainly sprung at the little stone cottage. I enjoyed the tour, you are so creative.

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,March 20, 2018 / 6:35 pm

      Awww, thanks so much Brenda! I don’t usually go for themed things (too many themes, so little room to store stuff) but he was so cute. Thanks so much for stopping in and taking the tour. Happy Spring! xo

  4. Tuesday,March 20, 2018 / 10:05 am

    Everything looks so pretty, Kristi! I love your Easter accessories. I’m embarrassed to say I haven’t even gotten out any Easter displays except for a wreath on my door. Been too busy with getting things ready for my blog posts and babysitting for my son and his wife. She had an unexpected death in the family so they were busy with that. I’m happy to help out when I can. She is such a sweet young woman and I’m thankful she is my DIL.
    And we still have some snow on the ground so it was refreshing to see your spring decorations, although the sun is shining here and the snow is melting! Yay!
    Happy Tuesday!

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,March 20, 2018 / 9:06 pm

      Thanks so much MJ! I’m usually a little late with my spring stuff too but I’m so ready for it this year. Now if our weather would just cooperate.

      It’s so nice that you are able to watch your grands when your son needs you. There’s nothing more important than family. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Happy 1st day of spring my friend! Hope the rest of your week is good.

  5. Debbie H
    Tuesday,March 20, 2018 / 10:06 am

    Simple and pretty. Love blue and white.

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,March 20, 2018 / 9:06 pm

      Thanks so much Debbie! Great to hear from you. I hope all is well.

      Happy spring!

  6. Tuesday,March 20, 2018 / 10:19 am

    Your home is really beautiful, Kristi! I love all of your bunny items and the pop of color with those gorgeous tulips just seals the deal. Everything is so cheery and festive. Happy Spring, CoCo

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,March 20, 2018 / 9:08 pm

      Thanks so much CoCo! I don’t usually decorate with bunnies but I just couldn’t resist. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Happy Spring!

  7. Tuesday,March 20, 2018 / 10:34 am

    I really need to splurge on some fresh flowers for the hoe more often, it really does bring some Spring indoors! I love that milk pitcher you have the flowers in on the one vignette, so pretty! I also love those straws and how they coordinate with the napkin. Beautiful!


    • Kristi
      Tuesday,March 20, 2018 / 9:12 pm

      Thanks so much Carrie, I appreciate it! I never used to do it but I now make it a habit to buy one bunch of flowers a week, usually under $5. Best way to spend $5 for sure. ๐Ÿ™‚

      I appreciate you stopping by to visit. Happy Spring!

  8. jillian
    Tuesday,March 20, 2018 / 11:37 am

    As always, cute, cute, cute! I love how you suggest a theme rather than bombard the house with it. I am doing that more and more and you are a good role model ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,March 20, 2018 / 6:40 pm

      You are too sweet, thanks so much Jillian! I appreciate you stopping in the see my spring cottage. Happy Spring to you! xx

  9. Marlene Stephenson
    Tuesday,March 20, 2018 / 11:54 am

    Love the bunny plate so cute, i am sure you are ready for spring cause your house certainly looks ready and lovely.

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,March 20, 2018 / 9:33 pm

      Thanks so much Marlene, I appreciate it. Yes, I’m am really ready for spring. Now if the weather would cooperate we’d be set.

      Happy Spring!!! xx

  10. Tuesday,March 20, 2018 / 11:58 am

    Hi Kristi, wow your displays are sooo pretty, purple tulips are my favorites!!! The “plopped” lime is awesome!!! LOL….Gorgeous kitchen area! Christine from Little Brags

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,March 21, 2018 / 1:09 am

      Thanks so much Christine, I appreciate your kind words. I’m loving the purple tulips this year too, especially with the limes. I’ll definitely use them again. I appreciate your visit. Happy Spring!

  11. Julie
    Tuesday,March 20, 2018 / 12:03 pm

    I love this! I love the blue and white for a change over pastels. It is so fresh. I love all of your spring touches. So inviting. Happy spring!

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,March 20, 2018 / 9:30 pm

      Thanks so much Julie! I didn’t want to buy a lot of stuff that I can’t store so I just went with what I had (and love). I’m just happy that it all went together. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Happy Spring! xx

  12. Malinda
    Tuesday,March 20, 2018 / 12:54 pm

    I love the navy and white (well I love anything blue!) and I love how simple this is!!!

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,March 20, 2018 / 9:16 pm

      Thanks so much Malinda! I love navy too and I’m so glad I was able to use it in my spring decor. I appreciate you stopping by for a visit. Happy Spring!

  13. Tuesday,March 20, 2018 / 2:03 pm

    I love the simple ways you added spring to your home in these vignettes. What a great idea to add the limes to the vase!

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,March 20, 2018 / 9:18 pm

      Thanks so much Kristin, I appreciate it. Looking forward to touring your spring front porch on Thursday.

      Happy Spring!

  14. Tuesday,March 20, 2018 / 7:47 pm

    Very pretty! You’ve convinced me! The purple tulips are wonderful. I always love seeing that big window in your kitchen too.

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,March 20, 2018 / 9:21 pm

      Thanks so much Stacey! I don’t usually seek out purple tulips but when that’s all they have, you don’t turn them away. Now it is one of my favorites and love it with the green of the limes and the navy.

      Thanks for stopping by. Happy spring! ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Tuesday,March 20, 2018 / 10:36 pm

    Beautiful spring decor! I love how you used the limes in the vase! Adds depth, more concentrated color and holds the flowers in place! Perfect!

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,March 21, 2018 / 1:18 am

      Thanks Kristen, I appreciate it. I just wanted a filler for the vase and the limes were plentiful and cheap, and added another pop of green. ๐Ÿ™‚ A happy last minute decision.

      Happy Spring!

  16. Wednesday,March 21, 2018 / 1:28 am

    Oh my goodness gracious, I love your color choices in your spring vignette! The blues are beautiful paired with the tulips and white accent pieces. Happy Spring, Kristi!

    Kelly Rowe

    • Kristi
      Thursday,March 22, 2018 / 1:32 am

      Thanks so much Kelly! I’m happy whenever I get get some blue in. Add tulips into that and I’m over the moon. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Happy Spring!

    • Kristi
      Thursday,March 22, 2018 / 1:33 am

      Thanks so much, I appreciate it! Happy Spring!

    • Kristi
      Thursday,March 22, 2018 / 1:34 am

      I love tulips too Tara, and agree with you…any space is better with them in it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Wednesday,March 21, 2018 / 12:37 pm

    I love all the fresh colors and the tulips! And that bunny serving stand is just too darned precious!

    • Kristi
      Thursday,March 22, 2018 / 1:45 am

      Thanks so much Michelle! I don’t usually do bunnies but I just couldn’t pass up it up. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Happy Spring!

  18. Wednesday,March 21, 2018 / 7:16 pm

    You had me at tulips!

    • Kristi
      Thursday,March 22, 2018 / 1:34 am

      Tulip time is hands down the best time of the year! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  19. Thursday,March 22, 2018 / 8:56 pm

    Another classically beautiful vignette from you, friend! I am a lover of blue, specifically navy, and this hits all the right notes for me! The limes were so clever, I’m pinning so I remember that trick!

    • Kristi
      Saturday,March 24, 2018 / 12:45 am

      Awww, thanks so much for your sweet comment Cindy! I’m so glad that I was able to make it work with the blue…gotta have some navy! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I appreciate you stopping by and pinning.

  20. Friday,March 23, 2018 / 10:12 am

    PINNED!!! My goodness, Kristi, I LOVE your gorgeous vignette. Those limes really add a beautiful touch. I also love the variation in heights and the decor your chose. That bunny is so cute.

    • Kristi
      Saturday,March 24, 2018 / 12:47 am

      The limes were a last minute pick at the grocery store but I think they worked well. Plus they were easy and cheap…can’t beat that! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks so much for stopping in Marly and for pinning!

  21. Kim @ Berly's Kitchen
    Friday,March 23, 2018 / 5:13 pm

    I love your photos! The pops of purple in the flowers adds just enough color, and that bunny is too cute! I’ll love to have that vignette in my house!

    • Kristi
      Saturday,March 24, 2018 / 12:51 am

      Thanks so much Kim, I appreciate it! I’m not one to do a bunny theme but I really love how this one turned out.

      Happy Spring!

  22. Sandra
    Tuesday,March 27, 2018 / 8:34 am

    Oh what pretty choices! It looks great! Im hoping to get a couple of wooden cutting boards for display. I use plastic ones because the cutting marks would be too drastic for me lol! Whatโ€™s the story of the horse on your window sill?

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,March 28, 2018 / 2:39 am

      Thanks so much Sandra! I use plastic for day to day too but when I see a pretty wood one, it’s hard to leave it behind. The horse is a purchase from Wayfair last year (?). No exciting story to share…I just liked him and still enjoy him in the window. For now anyway. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  23. Rose
    Tuesday,March 27, 2018 / 10:32 am

    Another home run. I love your style. The cake plate is just darling! I would like to know where you found those candy eggs? They look so much better than the plastic ones in the stores. I was thinking of doing some kind of finish on those cheap things. Like maybe a wrap with pretty springy tissue paper or napkin. What do you think?

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,March 28, 2018 / 3:23 am

      Awww, thanks Rose! I picked up those candy eggs from HomeGoods. I think they are malted eggs. I like your idea to wrap plastic eggs with tissue paper or a napkin. I was going to do that with some wooden eggs I found but I haven’t had time to do it. If you end up doing it, I’d love to hear how they turn out.

  24. Margaret
    Wednesday,March 28, 2018 / 12:21 pm

    Your vignette is so pretty. The pastels and whites brought the deep blue and purple together like the beauty they are. The limes were very clever {if I can’t locate my frogs I pick up rocks from the flower beds to use}. You are so right, use the things that you already have to blend in with the fresh flowers. Those things are familiar and family loved.

    • Kristi
      Saturday,March 31, 2018 / 1:35 am

      Thanks so much Margaret, I appreciate it! I’m just happy that I got to use navy in my spring vignette. There’s nothing like using what you love. Besides that…everything goes with a bunch of beautiful fresh flowers. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Happy Easter to you!

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