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. 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 a 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. 😉

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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Who’s ready for a fun home decor giveaway? THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!

I know I just shared our spring home yesterday but it’s Thrifty Style Team Wednesday and I just had to join in on it. We usually share a thrifty find but this month is special because we’re offering a home decor giveaway.

4 wooden herb boxes sitting on a butcher block island with tulips, napkins, candy eggs in green paper grass and green wreaths in them.

The way it works is that each member of the team is giving away a gently used, beloved home decor item from their own stash. So it really is like 11 giveaways in 1. You can visit each member of the team and enter to win.

My prize is 4 hanging wood herb boxes that I bought when we moved into the cottage.

4 wooden herb boxes sitting on a butcher block island with tulips, napkins, candy eggs in green paper grass and green wreaths in them.

I was so excited to get them but broke a cardinal rule…don’t buy something unless you have a spot to put it. Our cottage is small, with limited wall space for decor, and I was never able to make them work. Unfortunately I bought them from a shop that didn’t accept returns so I had to keep them.

Parsley wooden herb box sitting on a butcher block island with candy eggs in green paper grass.

So as they say, one woman’s mistake is another person’s treasure. Or something like that. 😉

These beauties are solid wood and they all have a hanger. They’re perfect for herbs or placemats or silverware…so many great ways to use them.

Thyme and Sage wooden herb boxes sitting on a butcher block island with tulips and napkins in them.

Ok, are you ready to give these herb boxes a new home? Make sure you go all the way to the bottom of the post for the rules and to enter.

4 wooden herb boxes sitting on a butcher block island with tulips, napkins, candy eggs in green paper grass and green wreaths in them.

Remember to visit the other members of the Thrifty Style Team to enter their giveaways, after you’ve entered mine. Each one will have a different prize and different rules on how to enter so make sure you read the rules.


How do you enter my giveaway? It’s actually pretty easy.

To Enter – GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! THANKS TO ALL THOSE THAT ENTERED

Good luck!

4 wooden herb boxes sitting on a butcher block island with tulips, napkins and green wreaths in them.

 

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Happy Spring! Ok, so it’s technically not spring on the calendar but it is spring at the cottage. To celebrate the change in season I’m joining in with Carrie from Lovely Etc., for her Color Loving Spring Home Tour. There’s a ton more spring inspiration from my blogging friends so make sure you check them out at the end of the post.

A change of season usually means packing stuff away, getting stuff out and changing pillow covers. It’s not my fave thing to do, especially the pillow covers, but spring is different. It just makes me happy to see the bright fresh colors from flowers or pillow covers and the clean look of more pared down decor.

corner of sunroom with striped rug in center and bird of paradise plant in corner next to chair

It usually doesn’t take much to add a bit a spring to a space. A few spring colored pillows in our recently redone sunroom and the greens from my potted herbs and our rescued bird of paradise. It’s doing really well in this space, and recently sprouted two new leaves.

corner of sunroom that has a sectional sofa and lots of pillows with a striped rug

I packed up the faux fur throws and brought out a lighter striped throw. My DIY furry stool is a must in this room so that had to stay out.

Now we just need the leaves to pop up outside and this room will really look like spring.

vignette on ottoman in sunroom with a potted plant, faux air plant and large glass bottle on a round wooden cutting board

The kitchen and dining area are another easy place to add a bit of spring. Pillows and throws don’t help much in this area so I rely on fresh flowers. This spring I’ve been gravitating towards yellow…lots of yellow. Probably because we haven’t seen the sun a whole lot this winter.

a pitcher of yellow tulips and potted plants on a butcher block kitchen island with wooden shelves in the background

I finally took down the magnolia leaf garland from around the window and it really opened that area up. I have to admit that I miss it but it was definitely time for it to go.

A pitcher of yellow and orange tulips on a butcher block island with kitchen window and wooden stool in the background

The glass bottles that I found for $10 at a thrift store are still out and getting tons of use. Even something as simple as daffodils in glass bottles seems to scream spring.

tulips in glass bottles on white painted dresser in a dining room

I made just a small change on this wall with the addition of a new plant. I already had a small snake plant and wanted something bigger for this side of the dining area. They are so easy to grow and do well in low light conditions. Plus it gives me that spring green color that I’m looking for.

snake plant in modern plant stand next to a buffet with chalkboard above it in a dining room

I hope that my tour has inspired you to add some spring color to your home. Even if you just put away winter decor and add a bouquet of fresh flowers it will give your room a spring vibe. So simple.

Many of my home decor items are listed in my Shop My House tab, if you want to check it out.

closeup of daffodils in glass bottles on dining room buffet

Don’t forget to visit the rest of the blogs on the Color Loving Spring Home Tour.

Happy Spring ya’ll!

 

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I usually like to share a spring home tour with you every year but I wanted to do something a little different this year. Most spring home tours are all about the pretty spring touches that are sprinkled around the house. Lots of flowers and a change of bedding and pillow covers are the usual fare but, to me, getting the house ready for spring (and summer) isn’t just about flowers.

Yes, I love adding fresh flowers around the house (if you want to see more check out my Instagram) but spring also means that it’s time to freshen the house. For me the only way to do that is to give it a good cleaning.

So, I’m not only sharing my spring home decor but also how I get my house ready for spring.

Are you ready for a different kind of spring home tour? Sure, spring is about pretty flowers around the house but it's also a time to give your home a good cleaning. | Chatfield Court

Spring Bedding

My spring home cleaning ritual usually starts with the changing of bedding. I don’t go by the calendar when I’m changing bedding but by the temps outside. Once we turn the heat off, I know its time to get my spring and summer bedding out. This is a good weekend job that starts with stripping the whole bed and throwing it in the wash. While that’s going, I vacuum the mattress and as much of the boxspring as I can. I also give the bed frame and headboard a cleaning and we spin our mattress. After the linens are clean and dry, I make the bed and bring out the clean bedding that was put away in the fall.

There’s nothing like slipping under cool, crisp sheets after your bed is all clean and ready for spring.

Are you ready for a different kind of spring home tour? Sure, spring is about pretty flowers around the house but it's also a time to give your bedroom a good cleaning. | Chatfield Court

Windows

This is, by far, my least favorite task to do when I’m getting ready for spring and summer. Besides cleaning the glass, the blinds all get vacuumed and cleaned as well. I hate every minute of it while I’m doing it but, once it’s done, I’m glad I did it.

Are you ready for a different kind of spring home tour? Sure, spring is about pretty flowers around the house but it's also a time to give your windows a good cleaning. | Chatfield Court

Bathroom

I clean the bathroom on a regular basis but when I’m spring cleaning, I like to take the shower curtain down and run the it through the washing machine (you can see how I do it here). I also wash the fabric shower curtain as well as the bathroom rug.

A different kind of spring home tour | Chatfield Court

Are you ready for a different kind of spring home tour? Sure, spring is about pretty flowers around the house but it's also a time to give your bathroom a good cleaning. | Chatfield Court

Closets

We have a small house, with only 3 closets, so I’m only able to have clothes out for one season at a time. When I bring out the warm weather clothes and pack up the winter ones, I always do a quick inventory. Things that haven’t been worn in a year get donated and I make sure everything is clean and there are no holes or tears. It’s a pain to do but it’s a good way to keep my small closet in order.

Floors

Spring is a great time to give the floors a good cleaning. We don’t wear shoes in our house and vacuum regularly so it ends up being a quick and easy job. I also like to give our area rugs a good cleaning by moving all the furniture off of it and vacuuming.

green pillows on beige sofa in sunroom

Outside

Not only do I clean the inside of the house but I also go outside to do a thorough cleaning of the front porch. That means dragging the hose up and hosing down the walls, windows and porch. The chairs get a good shower too, since they’re waterproof, and the IKEA cabinet gets wiped down with a wet towel. Once everything is clean and dry, I add a pretty spring basket.

Are you ready for a different kind of spring home tour? Sure, spring is about pretty flowers around the house but it's also a time to give your front porch a good cleaning. | Chatfield Court

Pretty Spring Touches

Of course, the best part of getting the house ready for spring is getting the “pretties” out. For me, that usually means changing the heavy winter pillow covers for lighter, more spring-like pillow covers. I also love adding fresh flowers. I’ve given up buying snacks at the grocery store so I can get a small bunch or two of fresh flowers once a week. I try to keep the budget at $10-$12 weekly, and I will spend even less if I can get to Trader Joe’s.

I love to spread them all through the house and I’m fanatical about taking care of them so that they last a whole week. It’s definitely a splurge for me but they make me happy (much happier than a snack). 😉

Are you ready for a different kind of spring home tour? Sure, spring is about pretty flowers around the house but it's also a time to give your kitchen a good cleaning. | Chatfield Court

Are you ready for a different kind of spring home tour? Sure, spring is about pretty flowers around the house but it's also a time to give your living room a good cleaning. | Chatfield Court

Spring is my favorite season and I love adding spring touches to our home but the cleaning part? Not so much. Although I don’t like doing it I love how the house feels when I’m done. I think it’s worth it.

What do you do to get your home ready for spring?

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This time last year decorating for spring was the farthest thing from my mind. We were busy packing up our house and getting ready for our big move from Illinois to North Carolina so I wasn’t able to do any spring decorating. This year though, we are more settled. We’re enjoying life in our little stone cottage and I’m excited to get the house decorated for our first spring.

Wow! This cute spring front door basket, made from bunches of faux forsythia, is so pretty and it's a super easy DIY craft project. It just took minutes to do | Chatfield Court

I’ve already busted out some of my spring pillows and I have been enjoying the pretty spring blooms I’ve gotten from the store, but my front door was looking sad.

I took the basket I had filled with greens off the door after Christmas thinking that I’d hang something else up, but that never happened. I thought about hanging the wreath I made a few years ago, but couldn’t find it in the moving mess in the basement, so I pulled out the basket again. This time around it would be the spring front door basket of my dreams.

Just kidding…

I just wanted something that looked spring-y and was easy to do.  

Usually, I keep it simple when I do something like this and I stuck with that same idea this time. On a quick trip to Hobby Lobby, I picked up a few spring stems and I was ready to create. 

Quick and Easy Spring Front Door Basket | Chatfield Court

Supplies

  • Basket
  • 6 forsythia branches
  • 1  leafy green stem
  • wire cutters
  • jute rope
  • floral foam (optional)

I try to pick out realistic looking stems, or as close to realistic as possible, without spending a fortune. I liked the middle group the best (the 2 with the light brown stems) but they were pricey so I only got 2 and went with a cheaper bunch to mix in. In all, with the 50% off, I spent under $20 for all of the stems and I can use them again for something else. 

Since it was already in there, I made use of the floral foam in the bottom of the basket. I could easily do this without it so if you don’t want to buy it, or don’t have any, you can still successfully build your spring basket. 

Quick and Easy Spring Front Door Basket | Chatfield Court

No pictures of the next part because my method is a trade secret.

Not really…

I just used my wire cutters to shorten the stems and shoved them in. I know…very technical and it took years of practice. 😉

Once all of the stems were in, I just moved them around until I liked the way they looked. Seriously, that’s it.

With my flowers in place, I wanted some kind of bow on the basket. My first thought was to use burlap, but I couldn’t find it (remember the mess in the basement I talked about earlier?) so I went with what I could find…jute rope.

Not my first choice but it’s rustic and quirky and a little different, just like me. 

I made a couple of loops around the basket, 2 bows (because 2 are better than 1) and my basket is done. 

Love it! This cute spring front door basket, made from bunches of faux forsythia, is so pretty and it's a super easy DIY craft project. It just took minutes to do | Chatfield Court

This basket is pretty big so we can only hang it on the screen door. It will be protected under the cover porch so it won’t get hit with any weather. 

Awesome! This cute spring front door basket, made from bunches of faux forsythia, is so pretty and it's a super easy DIY craft project. It just took minutes to do | Chatfield Court

I love how my spring front door basket looks and it really brightens up my front porch. Now I feel like I’m ready for spring, if only our weather would cooperate. 

This spring front door basket, made from bunches of faux forsythia, is so pretty and it's a super easy DIY craft project. It just took minutes to do | Chatfield Court

Have you pulled any of your spring stuff out yet?

As always, thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you have a great week!

Check out these other easy DIY spring projects

DIY Spring Mason Jars

How to Make a Burlap Bow

 

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Decorating my house for spring has always been something I looked forward to, especially after a long Midwest winter. This year I was too busy getting my house ready to sell so the only spring decorating I did was to add the DIY wreath that I made last year to the front door (because a Christmas wreath on the front door in March doesn’t make a good first impression when you’re trying to sell your house 😉 ). When I pulled the wreath out of storage, the burlap bow I made for it was looking a little sad so I decided to make a new one…one that had a little oomph to it.

How to make a burlap bow for a wreath using just a few inexpensive supplies. Such a quick and easy craft. | chatfieldcourt.com

This was such a quick and easy little project to do and only required a few supplies.

Supplies

  • burlap ribbon
  • jute twine
  • Mod Podge
  • craft paint brush
  • scissors
  • floral wire

The first step was to lay the burlap ribbon out and fold each side over.

How to make a burlap bow for a wreath using just a few inexpensive supplies. | chatfieldcourt.comHow to make a burlap bow for a wreath using just a few inexpensive supplies. A quick and easy way to dress up a spring wreath. | chatfieldcourt.comThen I folded a second piece of burlap ribbon the same way as the first piece and laid it on top.

How to make a burlap bow for a wreath using just a few inexpensive supplies. A quick and easy craft to dress up a spring wreath. | chatfieldcourt.comAt first, I folded the second piece so it was a little bit smaller than the first, but that wasn’t the kind of bow I wanted. I was going for a full, rustic look…not bow perfection.

How to make a burlap bow using just a few inexpensive supplies. A quick and easy craft to dress up a spring wreath. | chatfieldcourt.comNext, I just gathered the burlap in the middle and tied it with a piece of jute twine.

How to make a burlap bow using just a few inexpensive supplies. Such a quick and easy craft to dress up a spring wreath. | chatfieldcourt.comOnce the bow was tied I cleaned up the ends by painting on a little Mod Podge, which seals them so they don’t fray. I wasn’t going for bow perfection but stringy ends drive me nuts.

How to make a burlap bow for a spring wreath using just a few inexpensive supplies. | chatfieldcourt.comOnce the Mod Podge was dry I used a little floral wire to attach the burlap bow to the wreath.

How to make a burlap bow for a wreath using a few inexpensive supplies. Such a quick and easy craft. | chatfieldcourt.comHow to make a burlap bow for a wreath using just a few inexpensive supplies. A quick and easy craft to dress up a wreath. | chatfieldcourt.comJust the right amount of oomph and the perfect touch for my spring wreath, without being too perfect. 😉

See how I made this easy spring wreath, with a few inexpensive supplies.

An easy and inexpensive spring wreath for your front door. | chatfieldcourt.comEasy Spring Wreath

Another easy craft was this summer basket I put together for the front door.

Create this beautiful summer basket for your front door with just a few supplies. | chatfieldcourt.com Summer Front Door Basket

 

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