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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Signs of Spring

Spring is officially just a few days away. But here in sunny southern California, it's been spring for the past week. In fact, it's almost been summer. We've had temps in the high 80's where I live. I personally like the temps in the high 70's the best.

We don't get spring temps for very long here. We usually go straight from winter to summer. So I better enjoy the spring weather while it lasts.

So while the temps got me in the mood, I decided to do some spring decorating. Did you notice that I said spring decorating & not spring cleaning? Who wants to clean when the weather is fabulous? Not I!!!! I hate cleaning! Decorating is much more fun.

Today I will share a few areas of my family room. I did not buy anything new this year. Not that I didn't want to, I just don't have the money.
I like how this shelf turned out.
The candle holder I picked up last year at a thrift store. I did just add the crystals. I like to pick up crystals when ever I can. The green ball came from Michael's last year on clearance. The birdies I got a year or two ago. So now I can't remember where they came from. They were less than $5.00 for the set though. I picked up 2 sets. The Spring wreath was from Michael's a few years back.
The topiary I picked up from Ross last year on clearance for $3.00. The small urn was a thrift store find for 50 cents. I added a Dollar Tree ball on top.
The artichoke/pineapple/or what ever it is statue came from Marshall's last year.

Next is the trunk that sits just below the shelf.
The glass candle holders were a gift from my sister at Christmas. I added battery operated tealight candles from Dollar Tree. They are sitting on a thrift store silver tray.
This glass house terrarium/cloche came from Goodwill last year for $3.00. I bought the square white plate at Home Goods last year. The bird nest and eggs I made for my wedding 4 years ago. The birdie is from Michael's a few years back. I just noticed that he is sitting backwards. I guess he is camera shy.

Here is another nest with eggs from my wedding. I just used Spanish moss for the nest. The birdies are from Dollar Tree last month. I was going to paint them, but I kind of like them how there are.
This bird nest and eggs was a Home Goods find last year.

I picked up this little cast iron bird bath at Goodwill last year for $3.00.

And finally is the end table next to my couch.
I have an old dictionary that my table lamp sits on. I placed this small candle holder next to the lamp. Added another Michael's clearance green ball from last year. And a small spring mini wreath.
The bust was an antique store find last summer for $3.60. You can see the base of the table lamp in this photo. It was a thrift store find as well.

Come back tomorrow & I'll share my spring china hutch. This year I've stuck mostly to green and white/cream for my decor.

I'll probably change most of this up this weekend when I do get my Easter stuff down from the attic. That is, if I get it down. "If" is the operative word.

Has spring reached your neck of the woods?

Linking to:

Frugal Friday Linky Party @ The Shabby Nest

Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home


  1. Kim, I love all this SPRINGness you have going on here girl...OMG that bust needs to come live in North Ca. for awhile and girl I also just got married 4 years ago...see we have something in common ha ha!! love it all Kim...Oh girl the weather is also beautiful here today I even have the doors and windows open sighs...lovin all this heat after all that snow just last weekend...Hope you have a GREAT weekend my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  2. Hi Kim, Looks like you've been have some spring fun! Yep you're right... enjoy the spring weather while you can, Summer does seem to come way too soon!!
    Your displays look so cute! That was a great idea to add some crystals to your candleholder!


  3. Hi Kim:
    Everything is just lovely. I especially love the little bird with his back to the camera! It's a really nice piece with the nest and the little piece you've put him into.

    Hope you'll stop by Brynwood. I'm celebrating my First Blog Birthday with an Alice in Wonderland-themed giveaway.


  4. You have such great stuff. Me thinks you don't need to buy anything!

  5. Hi Girlfriend...

    Ohhh...Girl, you did GOOD!!! I just oohed and aahed all over your fabulous Spring decor! Seriously!!! I love, love, LOVE all the white and green on your shelf! This fabulous vignette looks like a came out of a magazine, Kim! And...I always love seeing how you are going to decorate the top of your have sooo many pretties and my friend, you have such a talent for designing these vignettes! Wouldn't it be fun to work in a home store...just doing their displays? I have often thought about it! Hehe! Now, my friend...I just love, love, LOVE the vignette that you did on your coffee table!'s just gorgeous and sooo french! I love your french girl bust...I don't ever recall seeing her before but she is really beautiful! And...I love that big green leafy ball or orb! I need to find some like that! Love how they look! Kim, your Spring decor is fabulous...such eye candy! Thank you for sharing your creativity and talents with us...and your fabulous home and Spring vignettes! I really enjoyed them!!!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  6. All your things are gorgeous and I can't believe the prices you got on everything!!! I love your crystals, I looked hi and lo for some but couldn't find any:(

  7. You come up with the prettiest vignettes! I don't know how you find the time to do all you do. But we gals don't need much encouragement to decorate, now do we?

  8. Beautiful vignettes! Couldn't be nicer even if you had bought new things. Lovely pictures, Kim!

  9. Kim,
    I love your displays!
    Great job on your nest and cute container you found to put it in.

    Enjoying a stroll through your latest posts.


    barbara jean

  10. Lovely signs of spring.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a Blessed Friday,

  11. I love de birds........gorgeous!

  12. looks beautiful! I can see it changing through the seasons too....

    saw you in the links and wanted to 'meet' ya!

  13. You have such beautiful vignettes every time I visit your blog. You are definitely talented. I love looking at your blog.

  14. I love all your spring vignettes. Especially the first picture. Such great layering.

  15. absolutely Bee-You-Tee-Full! What a great post! I love the colors and textures, not to mention your knack of arranging and finding useful items! I dropped in from "My Romantic Home" and am so happy that I did because I became a follower. Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place one day soon when you get a moment. until later...

  16. Lots of pretty spring things!! love it!

  17. It all looks so pretty! I love how you decorate so beautifully without spending a huge amount!