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A Touch of Spring

Springtime is the land awakening.

The March winds are the morning yawn. Lewis Grizzard

 

Today I am thrilled to join the Spring Tour of Homes! If you’re landing here from the talented Maggie at Maggie Overby Studios, welcome!! I’m so glad you’re here.

 

 


 

In the Northeast you just never know what you’re going to get for weather this time of year. We’ve had a pretty mild winter – last week we even had two beautiful 70 degree February days and it seemed that spring was just within our reach, and the next thing you know the winter storm Riley slammed the whole East Coast. We lost power and a few trees but were lucky compared to others. Mark spent the whole weekend with a chain saw in his hands, cutting down branches and half fallen trees, and removing one of our favorite evergreens that fell right over out of the earth onto our neighbor’s driveway.

Yesterday, with snow flurries starting to fall around us, I noticed these sweet flowers popping up at the edge of our yard.

Galanthus, commonly referred to as snowdrops, typically flower in the winter.

With the rest of our plants, shrubs and trees still a good six weeks away from starting to bloom  here in Massachusetts, these sweet flowers are such a welcome harbinger of spring!!

 

The snow is still falling, but a few little touches inside go such a long way to cheer our house up. My absolute favorite way to bring a little spring to these lingering days of winter are with fresh greens and plants!

Home Depot has orchids on sale for $12.98 at the moment – I was impressed by how healthy and full the plants on the sale rack were. Look how many buds are on this one above!

 

My chunky blue patterned blanket was a Homegoods find. Check out the coffee table makeover here.

Simple touches of green usher in the spring.

Books are a great way to incorporate a pop of color around the house too! The DIY mirrored tray is great for coralling everything on the coffee table.

Our living room opens up to the dining room where we eat all our meals.

Read about the DIY bookcases here.

The tulips at the grocery store were looking a little forlorn (I like to buy them when the flowers are closed so they last a while), so my overgrown rhododendron in the yard was happy to oblige with a little green for our table.

It’s amazing how just a little bit of bright color can cheer up a space!

Baked potato soup is one of my kids’ favorites and it’s so hearty, sometimes we’ll just have that and a salad for dinner. I’ll share my favorite recipe with you later this week!

For last minute company I’ll often throw down one of my colorful scarves instead of a tablecloth.

Strewn across the table, un-ironed, unfussy, a come-as-you-are vibe and a happy bit of spring color!

When we’re not eating the dining room magically turns into an office for both Mark and I, he on one end with his laptop and me on the other.

I’m so glad I gave this Craigslist table a second makeover! We really love the limed version.

It’s such a nice bright room most of the time with two walls of windows and I actually really enjoy working in here until a) Mark gets on a work call (he’s not what you would call quiet :)) or b) the kids get home from school, and then all bets are off for getting anything productive done in here!

Last year I bought a few potted herbs from Trader Joe’s and used them on our table throughout early spring, it was so cheery and fresh, PLUS when the weather warmed up I was able to transplant them to my deck containers.

You can see more of my herb centerpiece in this post!

A Craigslist dining table makeover story.


If you are eagerly anticipating spring too, you’re going to love the rest of this tour!

Head on over and visit Sara at Twelve on Main next for some beautiful ideas!

 

Many thanks to Monica of Monica Wants It for hosting the
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Despite the forecast, live like it’s spring. Lilly Pulitzer
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Kathy

Saturday 10th of March 2018

I love the idea of throwing a scarf over the table when guests come over. What an easy way to dress It up!! Thanks for your sharing your Spring home with us!

Lisa

Sunday 11th of March 2018

Thanks Kathy! A scarf is a great way to add a little color!

Saher Matthews

Saturday 10th of March 2018

Beautiful tour, Lisa! I love your use of greenery and textures throughout your home! The touches of green with the books and accessories really scream spring to me! Your home look so welcoming and cozy!

Lisa

Sunday 11th of March 2018

Thank you so much Saher! I love using whatever greens I can find in my yard all through the seasons!

Ellen from Ask Away Blog

Thursday 8th of March 2018

I love how that pink color pops! Gorgeous!

Lisa

Friday 9th of March 2018

With the crazy weather we've been having in the Northeast the last week or so, I needed something to brighten up our house! Thank you stopping by, Ellen!

Mary Meyer

Tuesday 6th of March 2018

So very pretty. Love the pop of pink!

Lisa

Wednesday 7th of March 2018

Thank you Mary! I don't use much pink in decorating and it's such a happy color, I'm really enjoying it on these grey days!

Iris Nacole

Tuesday 6th of March 2018

Beautiful spring styling, Lisa! Your tablescapes are so inviting! I can imagine everyone enjoys them!

Lisa

Wednesday 7th of March 2018

Thank you Iris! This bit of color has definitely cheered up our house!