Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Spring Inspired Beauty for Your Home

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Here are some spring decorating ideas from an expensive retail store (aka Pottery Barn) that you can produce for *free* in your home. A pleasant nature walk with your family will provide the resources for many of these peaceful settings. Some collected pebbles and rocks could be dropped into an antique jar or glass vessel. Add a candle or a few dried flower stems (my choice would be roses, what about you?) for this simple vignette.

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Forage for larger, smooth stones of the same colors to create this serene ensemble. A mason jar would be attractive for this project as well. For a romantic look, add a strip of ribbon or lace (or replace the rocks with an assortment of beads and pearls).

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Place any vintage volumes and "artifacts" in a tray to provide a nostalgic look.

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Though the toppers may be hard to reciprocate, the decorative jar certainly isn't. Some antique clip art, attached with a vintage style tag, twine and trinket gives your home a tranquil, naturalist ambiance.

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“… Are we who have been made in the image of our Creator to be less creative than those who do not know the Creator? The Christian should have more vividly expressed creativity in his daily life.” 
~ Edith Schaeffer, The Hidden Art of Homemaking

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20 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I often put bits of moss and flowers in jars. Adding lavender or mint from the garden makes a nice fragrance too

    Lesley x

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    1. Lovely :) I am very fond of lavender so that is an excellent idea too!

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  2. Each idea is lovely! I really like the stones, simple yet tasteful :) I just picked some cherry blossoms the other day and put them in a jar for a nice addition of color to my kitchen. Thanks for the ideas!

    Have a beautiful day.

    Hugs to you!

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    1. Cherry blossoms are beautiful, always a first sign of spring around here!

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  3. Beautiful! I just love your blog! It inspires me!

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  4. It's so beautiful, that simple beauty! No, I'm saying it wrong, the Lord's creation is not simple, but artistically!

    Thanks for sharing these ideas!

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    1. I agree Carolien :) He is the Master Creator!

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  5. I love that basket! Pretty, pretty, pretty :-)

    ~Cinnamon

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  6. So lovely! I do like the stones inside the glasses...rustic and beautiful :) m.

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    1. Thank you for sharing here today, Maria :)

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  7. These are some great ideas! I really like the terrariums too, it's on my wish list- thanks for posting these!

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    1. They are very pretty! Thanks for visiting :)

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  8. I like the way you displayed the rocks. I've always loved rocks, and currently have a collection of rocks from around the world scattered across my kitchen window sill. I write where they came from (and usually the missionary traveler who brought them) on the rock if possible, and then I have a reminder to pray for those dear ones. Visiting from Hungry for God . . . Starving for Time today and glad I did :)

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    1. The sentimental soul in me loves your idea with the rocks! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Such beautiful images, especially the living basket at the end.

    Blessings,
    Dotti ~ New Aussie friend. Found you over at Amy Jo's. :)

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    1. Thanks Dorothy, nice to "meet you" :)

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  10. This is just beautiful! I love that you find creative ways to have a lovely house without a big price tag.

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  11. Simple yet powerful decorating. I love it!

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