Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Spring Anyone?

Last week I was in the Joann Fabrics buying fabric for curtains for my son's room.  I don't go there often, and I decided to take a little spin around the aisles.  Well, I did find fabric but I also found $100 worth of other delights:).  One thing I bought was the set of faux stained glass window clings that I put on our front door.

I also purchased a lovely large flat door basket for the front door.  I have been on the lookout for one for a while and they had a perfect one in their clearance aisle.  So I added it to my cart.  Well, then I needed to get some florals to put in said basket.  Cause it would be a waste to buy the basket and then not be able to use it.  

Anyways, I bring all my goodies home and then I arranged my florals in the basket and hung it on the front door.

It makes me happy.

I would take a picture from outside except that there is a light dusting of snow out there.  That stinks.  I really really want it to be spring now.  I know I shouldn't complain because this has been the easiest winter ever, but I am ready for no winter.  If we ever move again it had better be south.

Sometimes I think it needs more flowers and other times I think it is all good.  In any event, I like how the brown basket and the white and green of the flowers contrast against the door.  It needs a different hook than that old brass wreath hanger, but I am waiting on the antique door knocker I bought on ebay last week.  Once I attach that to the door I will have to adjust the basket and I was so excited to get this up I just made do for now.

I haven't really told you much about my oldest son's room but it is getting a total makeover.  We purchased bunk beds and decided that before they were delivered we should give the room a new paint job.  So we have painted the room and all the trim (which just takes forever), added the bunk beds, installed new lighting and finally yesterday I picked up the curtain fabric.  It is in the washer as I type and so I hope to finish everything up this week and be able to share soon.  Except I forgot that the comforters I want for the beds are out of stock - of course.  But I think I'll share anyways or else you'll think I haven't been doing anything lately.

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  1. So inviting and pretty!

    Love for you to share it at my linky party here if you haven't already :)


  3. Love this! And I think it is just perfect the way you did it, sometimes less is more! I can't wait to collect my goodies and try it myself. Also, can I suggest you paint the side panels on either side of your door the same blue color as your door? It took us a while to think of doing this on our own house and I promise you that it makes quite a difference, it really gives the entrance a more dramatic look. Just a thought! (love the blue btw).

    1. BTW, I'm talking about the picture of your door under your "Welcome" to the right.

    2. I never thought of that. I'll have to see if the previous owners left us any front door paint. Thanks.

  4. Like the color of your door, and love your new basket with the white flowers,
    so pretty and springy. Very fresh looking.
    My house is the same color as your door, and my door is berry red.
    I am about to put some white flowers on my door very soon too!

    blessings, Nellie

    1. Thanks for the compliment. It sounds like your house looks a lot like our old house. Check it out at

  5. This looks great! My front door is the same color! Good choice! :-) I'm your newest follower and would love a return follow. I'd love it if you linked up to my party:

    Hope to see you there!

  6. I love it - I've declared it spring at my house too! I really like your great choice of florals. I'd love it if you'd share this at my Show & Tell party, going on now @ the Delectable Home.

  7. Oooooh, I just love your basket! I wonder if the Joanns near me has any. I need something for my front door too that screams Spring! Coming over from Between Naps on the Porch and a happy new follower!


    1. Thanks for following!! I think everyone is so ready for spring. Of course it snowed here this morning - darn groundhog:)

  8. I love your basket of flowers on your front door! I think the white flowers are just perfect for this time of year. I'm hoping the Joann's in our town has the same basket!


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