Have you ever felt a little lost when decorating your home if there’s no holiday in the near future to focus on? Seems I feel this way every time Easter is over. I mean, it’s easy decorating for Christmas, Valentines, and then Easter. But once the Easter Bunny hops his way outta town … what’s next? Fourth of July is too far away to focus on a patriotic theme. So I’ve decided to create my own theme to take my home through the spring and summer months.
Plants will play a big role in my new spring and summer farmhouse theme and plant choice is critical to lending the right touch. Tropical plants look more exotic while a simple Ivy is better for a cottage look.
The wire cloche is a recent find. The English Ivy stretches out adding softness to the vignette. A small bird is perched on the top of the wire cloche and is another element of my spring and summer farmhouse theme. Some of the first signs of spring include birds. In Illinois, we watch for the return of the Robin in mid-March. As the weather warms, you can enjoy the many songs being sung by local birds.
Eggs and birds just go together so it doesn’t bother me that eggs are still out even though Easter is over. Now’s the time when the robins are feathering their nests and laying their lovely blue eggs. Every week we’re seeing another variety of bird returning to the yard.
Notice how each pitcher in this trio has a different hue. The smallest one matches the color of the grosgrain ribbon holding the eucalyptus wreath below. I love all the slight nuances of ironstone. I even enjoy the pieces with crazing and age spots.
Today I found several pieces of white ironstone at the flea market for a bargain price, but that will be a post for another day. I’ve also got a few more plants and will be mixing them up with the ironstone so stay tuned!
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