Friday, March 7, 2014

Gearing Up for Spring, One Step at a Time

With what has seemed like the winter that lasts forever still upon us, I haven't felt much like adding any spring décor.  It has been so dang cold!!! But, warmer temps are here - it was in the thirties today, so I decided to add a few spring touches to my green living room shelf. (To see how I made this shelf, check out this post.)
This shelf hangs above our sofa.  I added the bird prints last year - a Home Goods buy.  The colors in these prints are just perfect with my living room furniture and I just love the floral and bird combo.

I shopped the house and added a tin & wicker long basket, along with an old kitchen scale that I picked up a few weeks ago when we went to Oshkosh to visit our daughter at school.  There is the best antique mall in Oshkosh - and it seems like I always find a neat, old, chippy scale when I go. Not bad for $15.00!
**Edited to add:  I've had several Wisconsin gals ask where this mall is. Here is the web link for more information.  It is huge and right off the freeway!!!

The plates are three of my faves - they have hung here for a few years now.  I always think about changing them out, but I just can't....not yet!  The picture in the basket is burlap wrapped and depicts eggs and another sweet bird.  I usually have it hanging in the den, but I wanted a little burlap texture to complete this arrangement.

The bird was a Dollar Store purchase years ago, and I just grabbed one of my book bundles to give the arrangement a little height.

The depression glass cake stand holds a yummy fragranced candle which also offers a pop of red to the grouping.

A closer look at one of the prints - the colors are just so vibrant and cheery.  They work for winter and spring, at least I think so!

That is pretty much it for spring décor around here at the moment, except for the Easter picture I bought at Wal-Mart you all loved last week in this post. Thank you all for coming over for that post - it was incredibly popular!

Now that the weekend is here, maybe I will putter around the house and add a few more spring touches.  How about you? Any spring like plans?

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  1. Hi Jane! I love your sweet little shelf and all you've added to it too. It's been a really cold winter for everyone it seems. We'll all be glad for spring, won't we?
    Be a sweetie,

  2. I LOVE that shelf---from the color to the way you have it decorated. Will you share the name of that Antique place in Oshkosh? I don't get down there often but might check it out if I do I LOVE that scale. How cool is that!!!!! Hope you have a good weekend. We got above freezing up here today- whooo hooooo xo Diana

    1. Thanks, Diana! The name of the mall is Originals (it's huge!) Here is a link to their website: They have a facebook page too!

  3. Hey Jane,
    That is really cute and colorful, well done!
    Isn't it funny, we get in the 30's now and we think its warmish.
    Oh we are tough Wisconsin gals!

    1. Thanks Cindy! Yes, we had an outstanding day today in the high 30's!!! And flirting with 50 on Monday - this tough Wisconsin gal has turned kind of wimpy after this crazy town winter! ;)

  4. Glad that the temps are finally warming up for you there. I love the old scale you found! Your entire vignette looks pretty for the upcoming season.

  5. Your spring vignettes are wonderful. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  6. Love your green shelf and those sweet plates hanging underneath...such a sweet touch! Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday...