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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Spring in my step.

There's nothing like sun shining through the windows
and snow melting outside to put a spring in my step!

I planted spring flowers on the secretary.

I'm not sure why I need a child's shirt hanging
in the dining room, but there it is.


Sweet embroidered birds.  I guess that's why!



Tea time.


Child's tea set in the colors of spring.



I replaced Valentine reds with bright green porcelain pieces.


Bejeweled March angel.

I love the bright green tulips from Michaels and
I'm sorry I didn't buy more of them last year.

Close-up of the hand painted flowers on my green tole tray.



Somehow I've managed to keep these flowers alive year after year.  :)


I don't have any bright green linens,
 so I hung fabric remnants on my ladder.


Little Miss Sunshine is wearing a tattered green dress,
so she's been invited to the Spring Fling.


Do you see that light shining on the table?
Sunshine!!

Do you want to know what would really put a spring in my step?

This indoor/outdoor rug from Overstock.com!
If I could buy a different rug for every season, this would be my spring rug.
Since that's not an option, either of the two pictured below
would be perfect all year 'round.


I didn't want to put up window treatments, but the room
doesn't feel complete without them. 


I foolishly got rid of these window treatments when I painted the room,
 and now I'll be making them a second time with a slightly different fabric.  ugh
I bought the fabric before Christmas and it's still in the bag.
I'm looking forward to sunny days ahead to motivate me.

I hope the sun is shining down on you today!
Vickie

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61 comments:

  1. Holy cow, spring is upon us. Finally! You know, if the hubby gets a little messy with his dinner he can always use the child's shirt for a napkin. And THAT is why I have nothing pretty hanging within arms reach in my dining room :)

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  2. Oh Vickie love the spring vignettes. Ahhhhhh the sunshine and bright spring colors. It looks fabulous. We might hit 50+ tomorrow. Wooooo Hoooo maybe we will see grass and spring flowers soon. Have a great rest of the week end.
    Kris

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  3. Beautiful, all the color is so, well so optimistic about springs arrival. You must have thawed up there before us.

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  4. What a colorful and inviting room! Love all the blue and green touches.

    Judy

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  5. Vickie, your space looks so cheerful and 'spring-y'! LOVE that arched window! :)
    Susan

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  6. Oh my goodness!

    I loved looking at each little sweet piece you decorated and then to see it all put together in the last photo was wonderful.

    The photo with the pastel tea cups and the room reflected in the mirror is lovely.

    I hope your spring weather is coming soon.

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  7. Wow you sure turned the room into a breath of spring! I love the little child's tea set!

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  8. Love all your pretty spring touches in your dining room! The blues will draw me in anytime. It all looks so fresh and perky!
    Mary Alice

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  9. your use of color and serendipity is so much fun, so interesting, all combined makes a beautiful home,

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  10. what pretty colors...how could you not feel springy!!!! so fresh....I love the blue rugs your looking at. Blues and greens are such a pretty combo, happy spring....and yes, the sun is shinning, love it !!!!!!!!!

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  11. Hi Vickie! OH, I just love everything. Your furniture pieces are marvelous and I love all of your pretty dishes. You've got the touch!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  12. Now if that room doesn't draw you in I don't know what will. That looks fabulous and I love the green with the blue and white. Your blue and white china has always been a favorite for me. The secretary is gorgeous with the spring flowers and the blue and white. Deb

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  13. Such a pretty Spring room! So fresh and bright. I love blue and green together and it looks perfect with all the white and your pretty wood tones. The sideboard is a gorgeous piece. The mirror above is a beautiful piece too.

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  14. So pretty, Vickie! I am loving green and blue together right now...your photos inspire me! Beautiful goodies...love the blue birds...and the rugs are gorgeous!

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  15. Hi Vickie, simply gorgeous. I love the spring you have brought to your pretty room. You inspire me to display my blue willow for springtime. I usually do each year, just haven't pulled it out yet.
    Love the fabric you are using for the curtains.
    Beautiful room!~

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  16. I really like the combo of blue and green in your dining room. Your blue and white transferware is very nice! Glad to hear that the sun is finally shining at your house.

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  17. Everything looks so pretty and fresh, and all the photos are picture perfect. I just love the colour combination of blues and greens, I have it in my kitchen.
    I'm glad the sunshine is making you happy. We have had summer weather here this last week, but it means that the café is extra busy so I just hope the sun stays out when I have a day off !

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  18. Hello Vickie! Your room looks so fresh (and made me think that I have to leave mines with less stuff and more clear...). That first photo with the flowers in the secretary is wonderful.
    As you can imagine I love that sweet child's tea set and the angel. Lovely vignettes!
    I hope the weather continues nice there.
    Besos!

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  19. Everything looks so pretty Vickie...this post just makes me smile!
    My favorite is the brightly colored children's tea cups and saucers, very cute!

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  20. It looks like spring. I'm sure you will be thrilled when the outside catches up to the inside. So adorable.

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  21. Vickie,
    it all looks sooooo "springy"! Your color choices are so fresh and modern looking. There is hope, spring may actually be getting here, it was sunny and 60 today!! Love all the things you put together!
    Rebecca

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  22. All your photos looks lovely. Beautiful blue bird and flowers. Your tea time cups are colorful.
    Have a good day!!

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  23. Wow, I really like your Larkin secretary, and I love how it's styled. Your dining room is so pretty and cheerful!

    Linking from Mod Mix Monday,
    Ricki Jill

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  24. Such beautiful spring touches Vickie. Love the tulips such a great color. Great vignettes. Spring can't get here fast enough for everyone this year.

    Cynthia

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  25. little miss sunshine is adorable! such a pretty room all dressed up in the blues and green, vickie:) we're in the 60's today--i'm going outside!

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  26. Spring is here! Horray! And I like the windows without window treatments, too!!!

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  27. Hi Vickie, Your home looks so sunny and inviting. I have the exact same leaded window. . . mines a little(lot) more shabby. I love how you made it into a shelf. . . love the embroidered blue birds on the child's shirt. . I think you gave us permission to welcome spring. . . even tho we woke up to a skiff of snow this morning. . . after the 10+ inches finally melted. . .
    Have a great day. . . ~d

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  28. Your style is so fresh and fun! Love your spring decor, Vickie.

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  29. Oh wow, spring HAS sprung at your house! I love the blues and greens and Little Miss Sunshine fits right in there. Adorable, love it all!! :)

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  30. The sun is shining here today but tomorrow is going to be a different story! Love all of your Spring touches and totally see why you needed to hand the child's shirt. I love old embroidery. Actually all embroidery!

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  31. I'm so glad for your comment at my blog. Then I found your:-) You have many nice things and furnitures. I just have to follow you. And I understand why you need to have the little, adorable t-shirt with the lovey embroidery.

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  32. You have a great eye!! The room is beautiful! I love that sweet embroidered top!

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  33. Oh that sunshine puts a Spring in my step too! The sweet embroidered birds are perfect. Love all of the springy blues and greens!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  34. It's been a long time since I've visited you, Vickie. Seeing your beautiful dining room just made my day! You did such a great job with the spring look. Love your little March angel.

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  35. So bright and cheerful!! Yay, sunshine! ~Angela~

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  36. What a delightful dining room. Sunny and bright. I love all your blues and greens.

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  37. Love all your pops of color Vickie! And I am coveting that amazing window mirror behind your buffet....gorgeous!
    xx
    Anne

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  38. You did a wonderful job of inviting spring into the house. You have inspired me to do some spring decorating. What a wonderful light and airy room. I love those birds on that shirt. Hugs, Dianne

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  39. I'm enjoying the Spring weather here in England.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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  40. This is really nice...bright, cheerful, sunshine-y and yet not overpowering...its just perfect. You make me want to go clean something!

    It won't last long though...I'll get over it! :)

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  41. Hi Vicki, From one person who would hang a child's shirt in the dining room to another...Great job! Love the room...Happy (almost) Spring! Cheryl

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  42. I really enjoyed being invited into your lovely home. You did accomplish that fresh breath of spring that you were striving for! I love the pastel dishes on the shelf and the mirror with the yo yo flowers!

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  43. I love the combination of blue and white with green. It is a breath of springtime. How wonderful to have a fireplace in your dining room!

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  44. I love your use of color and vintage items it all looks so cheerful. And I can't wait to see your new window treatments, I really liked the old ones too.

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  45. So cheerful! I love all this freshness! Trying to get back into the swing of things...hope to be back blogging soon. I just love your home.

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  46. Magical colors of spring!!!!
    Adorable.

    Margaret
    http://decordesireforbeauty.com/blog.html

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  47. That room looks just gorgeous! I love the combination of blues and greens. It all looks so springy! Love the mirror with the flowers on top!!

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  48. A nice room.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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  49. The sun is not shining to day, it snowed, ugh! But I loved seeing all your spring touches it is inspiring and a reminder that spring will eventually get here. Love the room, it is looking good, Laura

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  50. Oh Happy Spring my friend....it's been cold and rainy today...doesn't feel like Spring over here yet, but I know it will soon. Your dining room decor is lovely as always. Sending you a great big hug.

    ❤️Ana

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  51. Evening Vickie, It looks and feels like Spring in your beautiful home!! LOVE your colors...and I agree, when the Sun is shining, it puts a Spring in my step too!! Blessings~~~Roxie

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  52. Love your dining room -- so cheerful!

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  53. Your dining room looks so warm and cozy! Love the pops of green with the blue and white,
    (my favorite!). Happy spring!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  54. It's all so Springy and Eastery and bright and charming, I just love it. ~Angela~

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  55. What an absolutely beautiful room! All your special touches are so pretty...so perfect! xo

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  56. Missing you, and just stopping by to say hello. Hope all is well.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  57. I miss you too!! Hope you are all right and that you are coming back soon!!

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  58. Vickie this is just perfect! Love the blue and green together. I'd be tempted to get that rug and use it for spring and summer. Then you could buy one for the cooler months. The child's shirt is perfect with your decor - and there's not much cuter than children's clothing.

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  59. Hi Vicki, Everything looks great!! I love the combination of blue and white with green Love the pitcher...love the light...love the child's shirt hanging...love the light shining on table!!
    Exclusive Poise Chair

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  60. I just love the way the sunlight seems to glow in every room in your house! Or are you just really good at photography...? Either way - gorgeous spring decor!

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