There comes a day when I have to break up with winter.
It’s usually somewhere around the middle of February when the snow days have lost their luster and the gray skies don’t look like they are ever going to cheer up and all the leafless trees look like they are auditioning for a part in an Alfred Hitchcock film.
That’s when I tell winter he was a super cute date for the holidays and I really like mistletoe and carols and sleigh rides and he was totally hot when he showed up wearing all that white.
I’m over it.
There’s a new special someone in my life.
Ladies, meet my spring.
I kind of ease into spring decorating.
Nothing too fancy.
Who has time for that? I mean, I’m still in yoga pants and a messy bun and winter dry skin binge watching episodes of Sherlock Holmes.
I started decorating for spring in the dining room by taking down the Christmas Tree.
Always a good step on the road to recovery.
Then I added a simple embroidered burlap runner and these wood twig vases. I bought them at a local store here in town, but you can click here to see a tutorial I’ve posted a tutorial before if you want to make your own.
And this is about the time I fall in love with tulips again.
I kind of forget how much I’m all about them the rest of the year. But you can find them for under $5.00 at the grocery store next to the yams.
When you see them, treat yourself.
And I’m not talking about the yams.
And on the subject of greenery.
I like a little faux with my real. I typically mix both together and adjust my messy bun.
They have the cutest faux greenery stems and moss spheres on sale at most of the craft stores lately.
Simply layer a few in a decorative bowl for an easy spring table idea.
Winter, it’s been fun.
I love your blustery gales and your dancing flakes and your layers of snowdrifts.
I get it.
I know you were trying to impress me with all that winter wonderland.
But my heart? I’m sorry to go all Elizabeth Bennett on you, but it’s engaged elsewhere at the moment.
Maybe call me next year?
PS Here’s some other past spring projects I’ve loved before, too.