What are your favorite Spring colors?
Although these days I prefer neutral colors in shades of creamy whites and linen, today I brought home some cheerful, pastel-colored flowers from the grocery store and I decided to experiment with more color in my living room.
I’m not sure if I like it yet, but I snapped some shots to show you.
While I was at it, I decided to give my mantel a new Springtime look.
And I brought out my old, miniature clay pots, filled them with moss and placed small ferns on top of two candlesticks.
Can you see the white key dangling? I kept the basket of my fake hydrangeas in front of the mirror, although I think it’s time to get some real ones in there.
There something so adorable about these baby clay pots with their stains and cracks, I just love em.
In keeping with the green tones, I brought out my favorite vintage, oil painting from our bedroom. I love this young girl and her dog, although Michael says she’s creepy.
I found her in an antique store years ago, and Mr. Moss surprised me at Christmas with her. She’s actually quite big, 34 inches tall by 30 inches wide.
And I found a way to incorporate Grandma’s pretty green brooch into my Spring décor.
My giant basket and stacks of books in the corner.
My thrift store chalkboard has a quote by Rainer Maria Reike that reads,
“Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.”
A bowl of neon-bright oranges sits next to my stained, little book on American history dated 1892, along with my latest Jane Austen read. I love history. And whenever I read fiction, I enjoy historical novels too.
Speaking of fiction, I liked Persuasion , have you read it?
This mother-child sculpture was in my very first office. It represents the concept of “mirroring a child’s emotions” the gorgeous theory of British psychoanalyst D. W. Winnicott.
And this couch also came out of my office. I had it slipcovered years ago and I can’t imagine letting it go because of all those powerful memories associated with it. Although one side of the slipcovers has finally ripped after all those washings.
Do you have an old piece of furniture you just love?
And here’s a shot of my mantel before the sun ducks behind the neighbor’s house one last time. Very simple.
Well friends, what did you do this weekend?
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