Welcome to all of you coming from my talented friend Lauren at Bless’er House! Today’s tour is part of a week-long spring tour called Seasons of Simplicity, hosted by our friend Krista at The Happy Housie, and we love opening our homes to all of you and welcoming you in! I hope you enjoy my blush and green spring tour with fresh and faux florals and walk away feeling inspired to freshen up your home for spring.
A quick glimpse at last year’s blush and blue spring decor….
I truly loved the blush and blue and still do. In fact, you’ll see more blush and blue this year in my entry but I wanted to do something different than I’ve done before in my living room and kitchen, which are the 2 areas I’m sharing today.
A funny personal note….
I started doing makeup over 20 years ago and I always tell people that of ALL the mascaras I’ve used over the years, from high-end to drug store mascaras, my all-time favorite is still that pink and green tube of Maybelline Mascara. I also happen to love that color combo! So I went with that. Ok, maybe not those same shades of pink and green but nevertheless….those colors look great together and just scream “SPRING!” to me.
I bought a few new fun home decor accessories but then just moved some others around.
I ordered new chenille leopard print pillows in this lovely chartreuse green. I also found these gorgeous velvet striped blush pillows that were the last of their kind (custom made in Turkey) but if you contact the shop owner, he may have some scraps of material of some similar to make you some other pillows. I was obsessed when I saw them and had to have them. I love this combo. I added some velvet white pillows that I’ve had for a while to just add an extra “plush” feel and more comfort when sitting on the sofa. These inserts are inexpensive and absolutely fabulous. They feel so expensive. (These are all linked in the “Shop The Post” section below at the end of the post.)
I was so excited one of my favorite candles ever now comes in in this pretty green jar. It was perfect for my spring coffee table.
I really wanted to bring in a lot of beautiful floral but my weekly fresh floral budget keeps growing and it shouldn’t, ha! So, I wanted to invest in some good faux floral and keep the fresh arrangements down to 2-3 a week. I shopped around online and ordered a bunch of different faux florals that even some friends had recommended and guess what? I wasn’t too impressed. So I went back to the drawing board and ordered some more. I tried new things. I ultimately found a bunch of gorgeous ones that I loved at JoAnn’s AND also at Amazon.
These faux peonies pictured above are from 2 different bunches that I found on Amazon, these and these. Their stems aren’t very thick but the rest of them are just beautiful and they have lots of different varieties of shades.
When I think of spring, I think of all my garden flowers blooming. It hasn’t happened yet, but when it does, I have my French basket ready, my sun hat, and my fingers cant wait to get in that dirt and get my garden going again and seeing new flowers and buds! Until then….here are the gorgeous faux florals I found at JoAnn’s that I mentioned above. Stay tuned because next week I’m showing you something soooo fun that I’m doing with them! You’ll LOVE it!
I shared this vase last year (I have 2 blush vases on each side of the TV) but just bought this darling pot and put faux roses and limelight hydrangeas in them.
Of course, I can’t resist framing an old spring photo of my kids from 7 years ago before church one day, especially when it matches my decor.
Let’s bring out the bar cart! It’s ready for spring and ready for the entire family! Chocolates, limeade and pink lemonade!
In the kitchen, I’m mixing fresh and faux florals also.
I found these large faux cherry blossom stems a couple of years ago at Michael’s and they’re still gorgeous. I added a green vase I found at an antique store and filled it with fresh roses.
I love putting away winter hand soaps and dish soaps and bringing back out my favorite pink grapefruit soaps. It’s perfect for spring and it’s also soooo pretty!
New lime green hand towels, my blush pink dish apron and fresh flowers at the sink….it’s so “spring”, right?!
I found the prettiest little round green vase on clearance at HomeGoods last month and it was perfect for my spring decor so…THANK YOU to all the people that didn’t want it because I was able to get it for like $4. Woohoo!
Isn’t that so fun and bright and cheery?! I just love it! Pink roses, pink carnations, and even some lime carnations mixed in there made such a lovely mix.
Carnations are so under-rated. Don’t you agree?! They are inexpensive, beautiful and ruffly, they come in all different colors and shades, and they are a great filler. They complement other flowers without stealing the show. Grab a bunch to save money on your next floral arrangement.
I’ll be sharing a really fun and vibrant spring table next week so stay tuned.
What are you doing to add spring touches to your home this year? I’d love to know!
I’ll be sharing my blush and blue spring entry tomorrow on the blog so please check back! For your shopping convenience, I’m linking items from the post below (or similar). Please click on the arrows to scroll right and left.
Next on our tour is Jen of Tater Tots & Jello! And please don’t forget to visit the other friends that are also sharing today below.
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