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.
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).
Place any vintage volumes and "artifacts" in a tray to provide a nostalgic look.
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.
“… 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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Beautiful! I often put bits of moss and flowers in jars. Adding lavender or mint from the garden makes a nice fragrance tooReplyDelete
Lovely :) I am very fond of lavender so that is an excellent idea too!Delete
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!ReplyDelete
Have a beautiful day.
Hugs to you!
Cherry blossoms are beautiful, always a first sign of spring around here!Delete
Beautiful! I just love your blog! It inspires me!ReplyDelete
Thank you Kelly!!! :)Delete
It's so beautiful, that simple beauty! No, I'm saying it wrong, the Lord's creation is not simple, but artistically!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing these ideas!
I agree Carolien :) He is the Master Creator!Delete
I love that basket! Pretty, pretty, pretty :-)ReplyDelete
I must agree! :)Delete
So lovely! I do like the stones inside the glasses...rustic and beautiful :) m.ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing here today, Maria :)Delete
These are some great ideas! I really like the terrariums too, it's on my wish list- thanks for posting these!ReplyDelete
They are very pretty! Thanks for visiting :)Delete
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 :)ReplyDelete
The sentimental soul in me loves your idea with the rocks! Thanks for sharing!Delete
Such beautiful images, especially the living basket at the end.ReplyDelete
Dotti ~ New Aussie friend. Found you over at Amy Jo's. :)
Thanks Dorothy, nice to "meet you" :)Delete
This is just beautiful! I love that you find creative ways to have a lovely house without a big price tag.ReplyDelete
Simple yet powerful decorating. I love it!ReplyDelete