Monday, February 22, 2010

Spring Decorating Project

Although Spring hasn't quite arrived outside, I've been busy trying to create it inside. My first project was the old Welsh Dresser in our breakfast area. I love decorating it for the different seasons and here it is decked out for Fall and Christmas ...

It took me a while to get the look I wanted for Spring, and I tried several different vignettes before I decided, "Okay, enough!" Here is the finished dresser, and I hope you don't think, "Oh, bless her heart, she should have kept trying."

Our breakfast area and kitchen ...

This photo shows a glimpse of the
game table in the left corner ...

Close-up of the game table. I found the old school
bell at an estate auction in Vicksburg ...

And now back to the Dresser ...

I've had the bluebird pictures in my "decorating closet," for years, and, since I was trying to achieve a "garden look," I thought I would try them on the shelves. I was delighted with them, even with their "mauve" mattes.

I kept the top shelf pretty simple. I love the swan and use it for all the seasons. The tall bird house is new, and also the orchid plant. I liked the orchid so much that I bought one for the breakfast table, too. I think it gives sort of a "neutral" look, plus it's not overpowering, and I like that.


The birdcages on the bottom shelf were a gift from our daughter, Whitney, and I love their "light and airy look."

I added this little blue bird and nest.

I had fun decorating the dresser and have a few more projects I want to do, which I will probably share later. Until then, "Happy Spring Decorating!"

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bless your heart..... I think you got it just right :)

It looks lovely Janie.....

Kathy :)

Stacey said...

Oh that little touch of spring does my heart good. I love the mossy bunny and the bird cages. Gorgeous!

Deb said...

oh Janie is looks great...I love the birdies....and the bird cages...the bunny is too cute...love the header...

southerninspiration said...

Janie, it's perfect....I just love your home....cozy and classy!

Suzanne

Cottage Rose said...

Just Love how it turned out... it sure dose say Spring... so many sweet little pretties... and those little blue birds,,, a d o r a ble....... thank you for sharing...

Hugs;
Alaura

Jeannette said...

Morning Janie! Just Gorgeous! I love this display!!!! That bunny is absolutely perfect in this setting! Thanks for bringing spring from your home to mine! Have a fun day - Sincerely, Jeannette

Pat@BPM said...

It looks beautiful, Janie. I love your Welsh Dresser. I'd love to have one.

I'm going to work on the foyer secretary for Spring this week.

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Looks great!