Spring has breathed such a fresh air into all that was quickly becoming stale. Just as I couldn’t handle wearing a jacket (we don’t need “coats” around these parts!) any longer, the weather has climbed into the 70s and the birds are singing from the branches of my newly-budding pear tree.
I don’t put out much seasonal decor in the winter, as I find winter drab and depressing. Sorry, but I just do. I know a lot of you rock the snowflakes and all of the goodness that goes with it, but I just spend the winter months wishing I could play outside with my kiddos and feel the warmth of the radiant sun on my face. Spring is the time when I finally reinvigorate our home with some reminders of the season.
On Thursday, I bought my first stem of spring: a beautiful blue and white hydrangea. Paired with some eucalyptus I also picked up and some greenery clippings from my front yard, it brought such a perfect reminder of Spring to my living room.
I put the stems in a silver plate bucket I picked up a few years ago at an antique market. I haven’t used the urn as a vase before, but I really love it used in that capacity.
The first nest of the season has also made its appearance. Putting out my nests is really one of my favorite parts about decorating. They just remind me of the anticipation of my own little nestlings, whom I just love more than life itself.
Spring is here (or almost here), my friends. What is your favorite part about getting your home ready for spring?
P.S. Within 24 hours, my beautiful Hydrangea was a goner. It was the first Hydrangea stem I had ever purchased. Once cut, do they have a ridiculously short lifespan? Did my silver plate urn hurt it somehow? Was it too close to the window? The greenery still looks brilliant, so I’m quite confused. If you have any guidance for me on Hydrangeas, please let me know!
P.P.S. A lovely reader, Janet, supplied this link on overcoming Hydrangea wilt. Have you tried these techniques? I’m definitely going to next time!