Monday, April 6, 2009

More spring decorations...

Here are a couple of spring updates to my house! Yes, I have finally spread the love into the living room! Spring is not just in the kitchen now! Billie, my mom, and I went to Lily's this past weekend while we were in Toledo and I found a couple of cute decorations that I couldn't pass up! Their prices are so good AND they were having a 20% off sale! Love it!

This is a cute metal tulip...I'm still not sure it's staying here. I'm trying to find the perfect spot to show it off!
I finally got an egg tree...well kinda! Not exactly what I was looking for in an egg tree, but I thought this was soo cute and only $8!! You can't just leave that kind of deal sitting on the shelf!
I finally found a spring coffee table arrangement! How cute is this swag? I guess birds nests are "in" this year because they are everywhere!
Now I think I'm done with my spring decorations for the year. I was going to post some pictures of my beautiful yard, but it's cold and raining outside so pictures will have to wait:)
Jonathan's interview went well. He felt good about it. We're back to the waiting game now. He's supposed to hear something by the end of the week. I'll post when we know something. Hopefully we will be celebrating, but we don't want to get our hopes up.


Sue said...

Glad to hear Jonathan's interview went well. Hopefully good news is only a few days away ;-)

Your new decorations are cute. I love the egg tree - never seen anything like that before.

We are snowing today - fortunately it's not sticking where I live but it is about an hour or so north of us - BLECH! And to think, Hubby just put out the lawn furniture yesterday when it was 50!

Have a great day :-) Hugs xo


SPRING has definitely SPRUNG! Closets are being cleaned out, flowers are being planted, everyone’s ready to freshen up. We’re all changing our ‘look” to welcome in a new season, now’s the perfect time to think of freshen up our homes as well.

Here’s an easy tip from the latest in home decorating: Instead of the tiresome business of slapping a new coat of paint on the walls, how about a quick and easy approach – new Wall Art ! Now that’s the way to go. Set the mood in a jiffy by finding just the right personal touch. It’s an easy way to rev up , revitalize or completely make over the look and feel of any room. So toss out that paintbrush and start hanging! … Just in time to show off the new you for Spring.

Start fresh with a blank wall or complement the old with the new. If you‘re not sure of how to place your art on the wall here’s another nifty trick – try laying it all out on the floor first, until you find a pattern that works, then hang it up. Keep your artwork at eye level. A common mistake in hanging is to place it too high. And consider if the room you are decorating is a room where you will mostly be seated, eye level should be lower.

If you are considering color choices, warm colors are getting the decorator’s nod this year. Rich chocolates, shades of gold and wood tones create walls that say “This is the perfect place to curl up with a good book and an iced coffee”.

If you’re into cool colors for your freshen up project, hydrangea blue gives rooms a crisp, clean look. White stripes, pale plaids and floral patterns make rooms happy and upbeat. This mix of colors brings the newness of spring inside. Then add a personal touch of elegance with framed black & white photos and you’ve got the perfect setting for a real family sit-down meal!

Before the tulips have poked their heads up from under the soil, you can have a new look that is “fresh as a daisy” It doesn’t take a lot of time, a large budget or new piece of furniture to get fantastic results. The walls will speak for themselves. Fabulous!

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by T. Miller
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