At the first inkling of spring, I throw the doors open wide, and breathe in the freshness of the great outdoors. Often this is followed by a quick slamming of the door, and my grabbing a sweater; fifty degrees isn't quite as warm as it sounds. But after a winter like this last one, I am ready for any bird, any swollen bud, and any blade of grass willing to turn green.
I am also sweeping away the winter decor in favor of some spring touches for my home. This little vignette is one of my favorites. It is what greets me at the bottom of the stairs and always makes me smile. It is made up of a collection of some of my most favorite things.
The table and bust were both given to me by my mother. I adore them both.
The brass lamp was a purchase I made about twenty years ago. No matter what style of decorating I was into at the time, I always made this classic piece work.
The picture is one that I found during one of my very first dates with Mr. O-P. He likes to ferret around in antique shops. I'm more of a Pottery Barn kind of girl, but would occasionally run across something that spoke to me. This picture did. The trouble was that it had some water damage in the lower left hand corner. No problem! I took it to Michael's frame center, and had a double matte cut in a “T" shape to hide the damage, and now love the picture.
The flowers are Alstromeria, or Peruvian Lily. I think this is one of my favorites. They last forever, come in a wide variety of colors, and seem to be the perfect choice no matter the season.
What are you doing to add touches of spring to your home?
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