A warm “Welcome to Storybook Cottage” to you.
I am so happy to be participating in the week long Spring Home Tours hosted by my dear friend Marty from A Stroll Thru Life. I just love how she creates such a gorgeous home on a thrifty budget.
The mantel décor is often changed with the seasons at Storybook Cottage and this spring is no exception.
My daughter found this real bird’s nest and brought it home after the occupants had moved out.
Fairy lights make everything sparkle.
Across from the mantel is a vintage hutch that was updated with paint.
For the past two years it has simply held dishes. Ready for a change it was transformed into a cabinet of curiosities.
Inspired by the spring my great grandmothers Bavarian dishes were gathered and accented with wee bits of springtime bliss.
Heading to the entry the soft green color palette continues. I couldn’t find small eggs in soft green and blue colors so it was craft paint to the rescue.
A similar look continues in the dining area.
Another nest filled with eggs of assorted sizes and colors.
The unscented green candles were found at Ikea for a song.
Each place setting features a small nest placed on tiny white pedestals found in the Target $1 section.
Vintage linens, flatware and crystal help to complete the look.
The sideboard showcases a springtime vignette nestled in the tiered tray made for under $15.
The springtime kitchen was inspired by the English cottage look.
Across from the sink is the stove area.
This pot rack was created with objects found in the garage.
Further down on the same wall is a vintage apron vignette that also changes with the seasons.
Every English cottage needs a bit of cabbage and a few sheep.
The kitchen bay window recently received some new curtains made from tablecloths.
In the bay window itself springtime accents were kept simple.
Mr. Décor made several wooden caddies recently and I adore using them in a variety of ways.
I hope you have enjoyed this year’s springtime tour at Storybook Cottage.
Next up on the tour is my friend, Rhoda, from Southern Hospitality. She has truly transformed her newest home and is a magician with seasonal décor.
You won’t want to miss any of the fabulous homes on the 2017 Spring Home Tour.
Monday – March 20
Tuesday – March 21
Wednesday – March 22
Thursday – March 23
Friday – March 24
I’ll be back on Wednesday with Part II of my spring home tour.