Creating an easy spring vignette

spring vignette

 

I have often struggled with the correct way to create a seasonal vignette. I was always worried about making it too busy, or too sparse, but then I realized something: there really isn’t a right or wrong way to create a vignette. I have created some of my favorite vignettes simply by trial and error.

There are, however, a few rules I like to stick with when creating seasonal vignettes.

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  1. Use natural elements.

Pine cones are appropriate for spring, fall and winter decor. I always try to include some sort of seasonal element from nature, be it flowers, or tree branches, or even a bird’s nest. Including a natural element adds something real to your home.

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2. Texture makes a huge difference

You should always use something that adds texture. Baskets, birds’ nests, pinecones, or even tree limbs add texture and interest to your vignette.

3. Group items in odd numbers, in varying heights to keep the eye moving.

I recently added this spring vignette to our home:

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I added both flowering tree branches and eggs for natural elements, a basket for texture, a glass gallon jar for a vase, a milk glass footed cup, and a rabbit vase on stacked books to give it some height. It took me four tries to make this something I loved and enjoyed.

Don’t be afraid to group and arrange what you love, change it and re-arrange it, and re-arrange it some more. Change it until you’re happy with it, but follow the basic rules to help you get there.

And, tune in next week for a peek at our spring home tour ūüôā

Have a wonderful Wednesday.

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2019 Spring Home Tour

2019 Spring Home Tour
What a long, strange winter! Not surprisingly, I’ve decided to re-decorate the inside of the house to reflect the “almost-here” spring. I’m really loving our simplified, paired down spring decor. It’s bright, airy, and I feel like my house can breathe!¬†
2019 spring home tour

Our entry table boasts a simple wicker charger with a large jar, some florals, a faux birds’ nest and some colorful speckled eggs.¬†

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I absolutely love these colors together and I can’t help but smile every time I walk past this table.¬†

There are touches of greenery everywhere and natural woods- things that remind me of spring without being too overpowering. 

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On our coffee table, we have a little vignette with a tray, a candle, and some greenery. I love how simple and how farmhouse-ish this is. 

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We also repurposed our wood trough box on our dining room table for spring. We used this thing to decorate for Christmas  and winter, and it works nicely for spring too. 

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I can’t wait to fill in the spaces with some grapevine spheres or some greenery.¬†

Lastly, I decorated this ledge in our dining room. I call it our “mantle” because we don’t have a real mantle. I love how realistic these faux branches are…and how cute are those little eggs in the nest?¬†

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This is definitely a low-key spring home tour. Way less elaborate than what I’ve done in the past, but I like it!¬†

Have a great week. Join us on Friday for a roundup of farmhouse mudrooms. 

4 FREE SPRING PRINTABLES!


Hi, all! It has been well over a month since my last post. Things are a little rough around here- we’e had lots of sickness- both children have been sick multiple times in the past month, and I’ve been sick on and off since Thanksgiving. We’ve also been really busy with school and work. I promise I’m still alive…and I’ll resume my regular schedule soon.

Today, I’d like to offer you some free spring goodies! This month, I decided to do something different and design a desktop wallpaper. To use it, simply right click it and save it to your device.

I also created two new printables for you to enjoy. I love this first one:





You guys know how anything farmhouse really catches my eye. This cute little planter print really makes me smile.

I shared these cute pink “hello spring” prints last year, and had a lot of people download them. I just had to share them again! How pretty would this be in a simple frame with a mat?

This simple green “hello spring” wreath print speaks to my “farmhouse loving heart” as well. I thought you all might enjoy it too! This one would be adorable in a painted black frame.

….And yet a third “hello spring” print! I added a floral graphic to this one, this time.

To download, please right click on the art print and save it to your machine. For best results, do not print larger than 8X10. I like to send my printables to a lab like Staples Copy and Print.

I hope you all enjoy these lovely free prints! Check back on the first Monday of April for some more lovely printables.

Four free Valentine‚Äôs Printables

Four free Valentine‚Äôs Printables

I have decided to take a break from the 21-Day Organizing Challenge to share some Valentine related goodies with you. Here are some super cute free Valentine’s Printables for you ūüôā

This one is probably best suited for small prints, like a 5×5 or 4×6. I like the red and pink together and the fact that it’s on a background.

This one reminds me of our ultimate story of love: how Jesus loved us so much that we can trust in Him for a new heart.

You knew there’d be a simple farmhouse black and white print some place on this list, didn’t you?

This one might be my favorite print on the whole list. I want to print this and put it on my mantle.

For best results, please right click and save to your device. Do not print larger than 8.5×11, and you may find that using a print shop produces a much cleaner print. I like to use Staples Copy and Print.

I hope you enjoy these prints! Check back this Wednesday for garage organization tips, and on Friday for a farmhouse Friday roundup.

Have a wonderful week!

5 Free Christmas Printables

5 Free Christmas Printables

You guys know all about my affinity for typographical art and quotes, and you know how much I love Christmas. What better to do than combine the two and offer you these five free printables?

1. Let it Be Christmas

If you’re familiar with this classic tune, you will love this cute and colorful printable. You can also download it in red and in green.

2. Simple Merry Christmas

I also offer this one in a few other colors as well. I love the fonts and the cute little reindeer.



3. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Sometimes the prettiest printables are inspired by songs or traditional hymns. Here’s yet another printable inspired by traditional carols.

4. Merry and Bright

I absolutely love this simple printable. The font is beautiful and I can imagine using this printable in about five different areas of my house.

I hope you all enjoyed these free printables! Visit next week for our free advent calendar.

How to DIY Christmas ornaments from pinecones!

How to DIY Christmas ornaments from pinecones! Sometimes you just need a cute, easy craft that doesn’t cost you a dime. That’s exactly what I needed this week, and it turned out super cute. I picked up these pinecones from our neighbor’s yard but I already had the glue gun, ribbon and twine in my craft cabinet. I cut the ribbon at the length I wanted and tied them into simple little bows. I then tied the twine around the knot on the bows and hot glued the bow knots to the base of the pine cones. I told you this was easy!! And I made six of them in different sizes. And then I hung them on our tree. Next year, I may create a woodland tree with these pine cones and wood slice ornaments. Arent they pretty? What awesome and free crafts have you done lately?

Farmhouse Friday: Christmas decor at Target!

Farmhouse Friday: Christmas decor at Target!

I took the month of October off from blogging, as I was experiencing some difficulties. I felt I just needed to step back and pause for a bit. Now that things have calmed down a bit, I decided to dive back into our regular schedule.

Have you all been to Target lately? Between the Magnolia Hearth and Hand line and the Dollar Spot, I could get into some big trouble.

These cute little house lanterns are only $3 and they’d be adorable on my mantle.

These wooden stockings come with stickers for a unique, design your own advent calendar for $3. You can buy the stocking or the wooden tree. I want to buy these and just decorate with them, and not even use them as advent calendar.

This wooden star garland for $2 is simple and pretty!

And these “believe” plates are perfect for hostess gifts or cookie exchanges.

And these hat and glove ornaments for $1 are adorable!!

Everyone go hit up your nearest Target Dollar Spot right now!!

And have a wonderful weekend.