Let me give you a little Spring home tour of our New England cottage-style home. It has been a long, cold winter and I am just so happy that it is officially Spring!!
Welcome to the Spring Bloggers’ Best home tour week! This week there will be 29 different homes to visit … every day a new group of bloggers. I love seeing everyone’s home decorating ideas too! The tour is all organized by Kelly over at The Tattered Pew…she’s awesome-sauce!!
If you are bopping over from my good friend Kim’s blog over at Cottage in the Mitten...welcome!! I’ve had the inside scoop on her Spring home and the new blue touches she has added. I’ve also shared a few laughs with her…like the ring doorbell videos of drivers dropping off rugs that her husband would send to her at work during the day with a text like “omg…there’s another rug delivery…” Well, she didn’t know which one would work Al!!
For my new visitors, I’m Jennifer and I love to decorate and do DIY projects…oh, and don’t forget about the gardening, & a few recipes are thrown in there for safe measure!! I live in the coastal area of New Hampshire with my husband and boys. My decorating style is New England cottage…lots of local thrifting and antique finds with simple, comfortable surroundings.
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Spring Home Tour
Today I am going to share how I have decorated my kitchen dining area and my entryway for Spring. Later in the week, I will do part 2 with the Spring touches I’ve added to our living room. If we have decent weather here (seriously, I heard possible snow later this week) I will be decorating and sharing my porch.
Kitchen Dining Area
Well, when I decorate and change over a space for a new season I like to remove everything first. It’s easier for me to work with a clean slate.
My dining area is in the kitchen separated by an island with seating. The round dining table is also pretty small.. it’s 42″ which is perfect for this space (Although I have to admit that I am a bit envious of my friends that have big dining room tables with plenty of room for all kinds of pretty things!!) I was so happy to find this dining table and chair set! It’s from the Better Homes and Gardens line at Walmart and is very solid.
nature themed spring tablescape
The inspiration for this Spring tablescape came from these pressed flower plates that I found at a local New Hampshire shop ( Homebody in downtown Concord NH).
Homebody is the prettiest store so if you are ever in the area check it out! It’s right across from the State House.
The leave-shaped placemats are also from a trip to Homebody last Fall. Since my dining table is on the small side it’s challenging to find placemats that I can fit 4 of on the table without them overlapping.
To keep with the natural themed Spring tablescape that I had envisioned I found a set of porcelain dishes with a wood grain look to them. On top, I layered a neutral napkin and then the pressed flower plate.
To finish off the place settings, I placed a ring of grapevine garland around a wood egg that I embellished with a little feather tied on with jute.
If you saw my Bunny Wreath the other day I mentioned how useful having a grapevine garland in your craft stash is…here’s another way to use it!
One thing I like to add to my round table instead of a traditional round tablecloth is something like this square-shaped one.
For a centerpiece for my Spring table, I’m using a terrarium (Walmart) that I filled with purple African violets, moss, a mini bird’s nest, and a little bunny.
My china cabinet is one of my favorite areas to decorate every season! Take a look at the different colors my hutch has been and how I have decorated it over the seasons.
Inside the china cabinet, I added more natural touches with a mini pot of spring flowers in a colorful thrift store Irish creamer ($2.99!!) and a few hollow quail eggs in a little pedestal bowl.
Remember the pressed flower clay plaques I made a few weeks ago? They found a new home in the china cabinet.
On top of the china cabinet, I added loads of natural cottage-style Spring decor. I wanted to fill my kitchen with plants and flowers this Spring.
This is a mix of real and faux plants and flowers…can you tell what is real and what is fake??
Well, this ivy is very much alive! I added it to a vintage wire container that I’ve had for years.
This plant is a fake! I wrapped the pot with a piece of angel grapevine garland and secured it with a piece of twine and added the guinea pheasant feather and popped it on top of a wood pedestal (it was an unfinished wood piece from Michael’s that I used Waverly antique wax on)
Instead of going out and buying a Spring picture I made one myself. First I searched Pinterest for a free bunny image and printed it out on a canvas sheet. Then I used spray adhesive to attach it to a Dollar Tree stretched canvas.
To get an aged look I brushed over the bunny canvas with watered-down brown paint and went around the edges to give it a frame..and that’s it!!
In my entryway this Spring it’s all about using vintage and thrifted items to create a charming cottage-style table.
To see how I made the seagrass vase and the vintage bunny framed print please check out my Tips for Decorating a Vintage Spring Entryway where I show you step-by-step how I did it.
Do you know how to make decorative bird nests? It’s really easy! All you need is a bag of Spanish moss and a can of spray adhesive..then you can add mini bird eggs and moss or feathers. At the bottom of my Spring Forsythia Wreath post is my tutorial for making the bird nest.
One of my favorite antique store finds was this French wood storage container. I had spied it at my favorite local spot The Collector’s Eye but it was more than I wanted to pay…fast forward a month and it was on a red tag sale and the perfect price!!!
shop my spring home
Well, that wraps up the first part of my New England cottage home tour. Next up is my sweet friend Kelly over at The Tattered Pew and her Colorado Colonial Spring Tour. Friends…it is all beautiful!!! Trust me on this one and go check it out (I can’t decide what part is my favorite but I love her new wall art in the living room!!)
Bloggers’ Best Spring Home Tours
The Tattered Pew / My Thrift Store Addiction / Bricks n’ Blooms
Shiplap and Shells / Cottage In The Mitten / Cottage On Bunker Hill
Midwest Life and Style / Open Doors Open Hearts / Cloches and Lavender
Amy Sadler Designs / Up To Date Interiors
Simply2Moms / Sand Dollar Lane / DIY Beautify
The Ponds Farmhouse / Pasha Is Home / Lantern Lane Designs
StoneGable / My Wee Abode / County Road 407
She Gave It A Go / Aratari At Home / Willow Bloom Home
Lora Bloomquist Create and Ponder / White Arrows Home / Follow The Yellow Brick Home
Hi, Jennifer! Your tour is so wonderful! I was super inspired. I would love to invite you to link up your project at Whimsy Home Wednesdays to inspire others and have a chance to be featured https://fifthsparrownomore.com/whimsy-home-wednesday-blog-link-party-no-19/
Thanks so much!!
Jennifer, your spring home is gorgeous! I always look forward to visiting your blog and find so much inspiration in each photo. It is such a joy to be on this tour with you. Happy Spring, my friend!
Happy Spring right back ‘atcha!!
Everything is so beautiful! I am absolutely in love with that corner hutch! The color and how you styled it!! All amazing!
Your home is so gorgeous! I loved seeing all of the spring things you brought in. You spring table is beautiful. I love those plates and the nest accents! I pinned it to my spring board to share. Gorgeous!
You are the sweetest!! Thanks Jen
I love the place settings!!! So pretty for spring!
Thanks so much, Lindsay!!
Jennifer, your spring home tour is perfect! So many lovely touches that I enjoyed seeing and was inspired by-Pinned!
It is a joy being on this tour with you, friend.
Thanks so much, Brendt!!
Well, it’s official, I love everything you do! EVERYTHING is so good!
You made me giggle!! Love you, friend!!
Jennifer, so many beautiful things to look at that draws your eyes in. I have always loved how you bring nature into your decor elements. Hugs and miss you friend!
Miss you too!! Can’t wait to squish your face this Summer!!
I love your spring touches, especially your beautiful corner cabinet styling. There are so many stylish and creative vignettes to inspire!
Thanks for hopping by Amber!!
Your spring home is lovely, with so many pretty details. The bunnies and easter eggs really caught my eye and I love the plants and greenery you have used.
Thanks so much, Shawna!!
So many great ideas for Spring Jen! I love that bunny print and those leaf chargers are amazing!!
I love them too!! Thanks for hopping over!!
Your home tour is so beautiful! I loved those dishes and your centerpiece on your dining table. Your creative touches made everything unique and special! Great job.
Thank you, friend!! I had fun with this one!
Jennifer, I love your pretty tablescape. Our table is small too and it’s a challenge to decorate!
The cute nests and bunnies in your entryway add a great spring touch, so pretty!
Then you can relate!! Thank you so much Leen for stopping by today!
Jennifer! Your home is stunning for Spring! Those droopy tulips stool my heart and made me realize that I MUST go to the store and buy tulips just so that I can let them get droopy like this!! Also, your cabinet in your dining room! That color is AMAZING!!! I need it in my home!!! Have a great day friend!
Jennifer, gorgeous tour and the dishes you found are amazing. You are lucky to have great thrifting.
I also love the addition of the grapevine and feather
Great touring with you!
Thanks so much, Cindy!! Yes, I usually can find some pretty cool stuff up here!
Thanks, Aliya!! Oh, I love having a Trader Joe’s so close for my fresh flowers! The tulips were so pretty and lasted almost 2 weeks.
So many lovely spring elements, Jennifer! All the feathers, nests and eggs are just so pretty!
It’s been a long winter over here so it was so nice adding Spring touches everywhere!!
All so pretty, Jennifer! I just love all the little unique details you add to each vignette and table setting. Always love to see how you style your corner cabinet. I actually just scored a hutch for my dining room on marketplace; hoping to get it revived and styled by Easter! Thanks for the tour; Happy Spring!
You always find THE BEST stuff over there!! I can’t wait to see it when it’s done!!
Jennifer I always enjoy your posts so much, especially your tours because it feels like we are having a conversation! Your home is beautiful and welcoming just like you are. Happy Spring and sending big hugs your way! Thank you for joining me this week. Pinned!
Thanks, friend!! It feels like a conversation because I spend most of the time talking to myself when I write… Thanks for having me!!
I loved this post. Your dining area is so welcoming and happy. The colors, the decor, the botanical prints on the wall – it’s all beautiful! Totally laughed out loud at the ring/rug comment up top. I’m kinda glad we don’t have one of those. LOL! Glad to be hopping with you this week and getting to know you a bit better. 🙂
Thanks so much, Cindy!! I try to make the most of every space in our small house. I love the botanicals…it’s the one thing that has lasted over 2 years in this house😂
What a beautiful spring tour Jennifer. I can’t wait to see part 2! I always love how you style your table. And I’m LOVING those pressed flowers plates. I only hope I can find some over in the Pacific Northwest. I can see how they were such an inspiration. The greenery you’ve added is always so welcome for spring. Thanks so much for all the inspiration, my friend.
Awww thanks, friend!! Magnolia had the same ones but are out of stock…and more expensive! It is usually 1 thing that will spark my inspiration when I’m decorating.
Beautiful, as always, my friend. You know I love a good tablescape and I can’t get over how cute yours is. The little egg detail with the feather is so unique and perfect for spring. Happy to be on the tour with you this week. Pinned!
Jennifer, your home looks so pretty! Your table looks great and I especially like the green stemware. I love the bunny art you did. You are so creative!! Haha…I don’t think Big Al will ever let me live down the rug fiasco!! Thankful for you and so happy to hop with you, today!! xo
Hi Jennifer, your spring decor is so pretty! I love your entry and how you styled fresh and faux greenery. (I do that too!! Pinned! Happy spring to you, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction
Jennifer your home looks so pretty decorated for spring. that bunny wreath is the best! Happy Spring!!! Looking forward to the flower season!