Home Tours, Interior Decor and Styling, Spring

Early Spring Home Tour Part One: Living Room And Dining Room

Welcome everyone to the Hop Into Spring blog hop! I am so excited to be hosting this hop and to be joining nine other talented friends who will be sharing their homes decorated for spring. At the end of my post you will find the complete schedule with links to all of the other tours, so you can hop right into spring with us!


10 Beautiful Spring Home Tours Spring Decor

For this hop I am sharing part one of my Early Spring Home Tour, which highlights the living room and dining room. On Friday I will be sharing part two, which will be my Early Spring Kitchen Tour, so please be sure to stop back by then. Now who’s ready for some spring inspiration? I know I am! Let’s get hoppin’!


Vintage Spring Vignette Welcome Spring Rusty spring moss demijohn shabby chic cottage spring tour

“Welcome spring!” March is a such an exciting month as we transition into spring decor by incorporating touches of green indoors which reflect the awakening of nature outdoors.

Spring Throw Pillows Linen side chairs neutral living room

Since Easter is only a few weeks away from Saint Patrick’s Day this year, I have created an early spring theme throughout the house using lots of green. Moss, herbs, and early spring flowers reference both St. Patrick’s Day and Easter, and I can easily add in more traditional pastels and pops of color as the season springs forward.

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This year I really tried to stick with the “use what you have” decorating motto for the majority of  my spring and Easter decorating, but I still wanted to do something new to the living room for spring. I decided to play around with furniture pieces I already had to see what I could come up with. To change things up I switched out our round coffee table for an antique trunk that has been in a different spot since we moved here, and I am loving the new look.


Beautiful Farmhouse style vintage cottage spring home tour

I did invest in some new pillows and pillow covers that will work all the way through spring and early summer. The pillows easily updated the living room and made it feel fresh for spring. Even though velvet is a heavier fabric, it is one of my favorite textiles and the teal green color is certainly springy. I have been seeing velvet pillows and curtains popping up everywhere in magazines, design catalogs and in stores for spring as well.


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I also found this beautiful spring botanical garden pillow at Target. Since it is neutral it works great in our living room. The black design inspired me to try combining my black ticking stripe pillows (actually covers) just to see how they would look, and I am so glad I did! The black and linen adds a little more farmhouse style to the living room.


Beautiful Neutral Spring Home Tour with pops of green Vintage and antique furniture and brocante shabby chic antique trunk coffee table


Gorgeous Easter and Spring decorating ideas

For early spring I have styled the trunk “coffee table” with a beautiful hurricane candle globe filled with moss and a vintage green transferware saucer as a candle base. I always consider blog hops and home tours to be special occasions, so I have lit candles all around to create a cozy and welcoming ambiance for all of my blog guests.



Burlap Moss and Lace Easter Garland Banner Spring Home Tour Easter and Spring Decorating Ideas

I topped a vintage McCoy pot with a moss ball and I brought out a little succulent for early spring garden style. For whimsy I added an old rusty bed “spring” to celebrate the arrival of the season. Later I added another sweet bird on two tiny ironstone plates.

Spring vignette birds moss ball ironstone shabby chic vintage junk treasures

 burlap and moss Easter garland Easter banner farmhouse Easter French Country decor

The only new decoration I bought for Easter was the cute burlap, moss and lace Easter banner on the fireplace. It was very inexpensive at Hobby Lobby, and I thought it would work really well to tie in all of my rustic, shabby chic decor and spring elements together.


Gorgeous French Country Olive Trees

Last month I gave our fireplace a makeover by covering the outdated tile with faux tin backsplash from Lowes. I faux finished the tile for age and patina. To make the fireplace seem more original and reflect my vintage junky chic style, I placed a salvaged antique fireplace cover in the center. I have also styled around the hearth area with a couple of beautiful faux olive trees topiaries and some other junkin’ finds. The Easter banner is a nice focal point for the “new” fireplace.


Beautiful neutral living room French cottage Farmhouse style olive trees #antiques #shabbychic moss #olivetrees



Spring Mantel Ideas Easter Mantel Farmhouse Neutral decor Spring Home Tour Easter Decor

For spring I styled a simple mantel with seasonal accents mixed in with my everyday mantel decorative pieces. Since early spring means waking up to birds singing and finding nests full of pretty little eggs, a bird theme is also appropriate for spring and Easter in addition to bunnies and baby chicks.


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If you have seen my spring home tour from last year, you will probably recognize a few of my favorite little birds, mossy nests, and eggs, although I have tried to be creative by using them in new ways and in different areas.


Easter Cloche Display Idea stamped rock bible verse in nest olive bucket with herbs farmhouse style home tour

I always incorporate decorative accents which reflect the true meaning of Easter, the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and new life for all of creation. I created a cloche display on the mantel using this pretty little Bible verse stone in a mossy nest. A small olive bucket full of faux rosemary is a reminder of the new life that is already springing forth in my herb garden too! You will see more of my faux herbs and garden style in the kitchen on part two of my tour on Friday.


The best part of using birds for spring is that they can “nest” around the house all through summer too.

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I also styled my dough bowl over on the antique buffet with a spring birds theme and shabby vintage junk treasures.

Early Spring Home Tour Easter and Spring decor ideas dough bowl vintage birds



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Mossy nest with eggs and vintage brooch Spring dough bowl ideas


Vintage dough bowl spring


Here you can get a better look at the antique buffet with the dough bowl, and the French doors which lead into the dining room.

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Since the living room opens right into the dining room I always try to have some continuity in my decor and design from each room. I had some extra moss and candles so I decided to carry the early spring/March green theme into the dining room too. For early spring I have kept the dining room decor very simple, but I will create something a little more special for Easter.

Farm table Easter simple tablescape green and white easter farmhouse spring centerpiece


I shopped my vintage dishes stash for any spring green patterns. I found the two other saucers that match the one I used in my hurricane lamp in the living room, and I also used them as bases for the candle holders on the dining room table.  A pair of vintage dogwood plates adds more vintage spring style.

Vintage green and white transferware dishes ironstone

Simple green and white early spring tablescape bunnies cotton vintage dishes moss candles

I really love the simplicity here on the farm table, especially since we use our table every day. For an easy centerpiece I filled an antique ironstone pitcher with cotton and greens floral picks along with taller branches of pussy willow. Earlier this week I picked some fresh daffodils from the yard and added them in for bit of spring color.

Spring Daffodils Centerpiece Ironstone pitcher

An old ironstone platter is filled with moss balls, a few little eggs and a concrete garden bunny. I used a chippy vintage, salvaged tile which has been nailed to wood as a base.


Simple green and white early spring tablescape bunnies cotton vintage dishes moss candles

Two more little concrete garden bunnies are displayed on each side of the salvaged mantel behind the table.

Each little concrete bunny is a bit different, but I have given them all a festive green “cotton tail” for Easter.


More subtle touches of spring green adorn the antique, salvaged buffet mirrored shelf above the faux fireplace mantel, including an orphaned tureen lid with a pretty green pattern, and my little vintage March angel.




I always like to have plenty of seating in the dining room so I moved this French chair in for Easter since we will be having company. Now we also have a long antique church pew on the opposite side of the table too!  I have been searching for a pew for almost two years, so I am really excited about this find!

Farmhouse Style Dining room vintage church pew as extra seating Spring home tour neutral spring decor

I have been waiting for this spring home tour to reveal the pew! After about a month in the garage, we finally moved it inside last week, and now it is right at home in our dining room. It is in the perfect spot since it can be pulled right up to the table for extra seating, just in time for a big family Easter dinner around the old farm table!


“In The Morning When I Rise, Give Me Jesus” is a beautiful sacred song, and the sign seems right at home on the pew along with a couple of very old hymn books.


As you can see, I have also used the same black stripe pillows from the living room here on the pew…and they will also be showing up in the kitchen (the perks of having a “virtual” open house—you can use the same decor in different rooms!)


The kitchen is off to the left through the original 1921 butler door. We will end part one of my Early Spring Home Tour today with a sneek peek into the kitchen.

Beautiful sunshine and bursts of yellow and green signal the arrival of spring in the kitchen! If you love cottage farmhouse style be sure to come back for my early spring kitchen tour after you have finished touring all the homes on the hop today.



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Early Spring Home Tour Part Two

Well dear readers, this concludes part one of my Early Spring Home Tour, and I truly hope you have enjoyed it, but the fun is just beginning! Next up on the hop is Stacey at Poofing The Pillows. I can’t wait to see what she has to share!



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  • Reply Stacey @ Poofing the Pillows

    Amber, your home is beautiful! It looks like your home might be an old gem. Is it? I love the way you layer accessories – you’ve really mastered that art. Your church pews call to me! Love the In the Morning…sign too. There’s so much to study in your photos. I’m pinning and sharing and will be back to look some more. 🙂

    March 14, 2018 at 11:13 am
  • Reply Rita C at Panoply

    Your home is styled so beautifully, Amber. I love how you’ve brought spring into your home with the greens. Isee the hymnal has pride of place on the pew. How nice. Happy spring!

    March 14, 2018 at 12:54 pm
  • Reply Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces

    Your home is so beautiful, Amber! (It should be in a magazine!) I love all of the vintage and natural touches you brought together…the banner drew me right into the space! I love your wonderful old bench and how you styled it, too. So many things I could mention…it’s all wonderful! Thank you for hosting the hop, Amber!

    March 14, 2018 at 2:15 pm
  • Reply Angelina

    Amber, your home looks so pretty all styled for the Spring! I love the Easter banner and the little olive trees at the hearth are so lovely! Also love the table centerpiece!

    March 14, 2018 at 3:59 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thanks Angelina! Happy spring friend!

      March 20, 2018 at 3:51 am
  • Reply Robbyn Mendleski

    Oh my goodness! So much beauty in one spot! Share your source for the moss “welcome” and the little olive trees??

    March 14, 2018 at 4:25 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much Robbyn! I actually did a post all about the olive trees here:

      The moss “Welcome” is from a small local floral supply shop where I buy my wreath making supplies. I will be adding some wreaths to my Etsy shop in a couple of weeks, I might have few of these signs available.

      Thanks for visiting!

      March 20, 2018 at 3:50 am
  • Reply Debra@CommonGround

    well Amber, it would take me forever to tell you how much I love each and every wonderful item you have so beautifully arranged in your home. The black/white/neutral/green color scheme works perfectly. I’m in love with your fireside chairs. I think I may have to twist your arm for info on them. You have the kind of home that would demand my full attention for hours to look thru. That Easter banner is adorable as is everything else. Thanks so much for putting this Hop together!

    March 14, 2018 at 5:04 pm
  • Reply maryjo materazo

    lovely amber!! that church pew is awesome. i looked for one for a long time too. i have it on our front porch but always dream about dragging it into the dining room. lol. yours is perfect. so many great details. can’t wait to see more. xo- maryjo

    March 14, 2018 at 7:56 pm
  • Reply Laura Ingalls Gunn

    Your home is so lovely! I love all the special spring touches you added to make it truly magical.

    March 14, 2018 at 11:41 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Laura! I am so glad you enjoyed the tour. Thanks for joining the hop!

      March 20, 2018 at 3:44 am
  • Reply Deborah Cline


    Your home is beautiful, ready for new beginnings and the season of hope.


    March 15, 2018 at 3:00 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thanks Debby! I am so glad you stopped by. Happy spring!

      March 20, 2018 at 3:44 am
  • Reply Pamela-FromMyFrontPorchToYours

    Love everything Amber. That Easter Banner is divine! Thanks for coordinating the tour.

    March 15, 2018 at 5:45 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Pamela! It was a joy to have you join the hop. I have followed you for years! I look forward to more collaborations in the future. Happy spring!

      March 20, 2018 at 3:43 am
  • Reply Carol Cook

    I love it all – your home, the banner, your decor, the furniture …

    March 15, 2018 at 7:02 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Carol! I am so glad you enjoyed it!

      March 20, 2018 at 3:42 am
  • Reply Sarah

    Gaaahhhhh!!! I’m drooling over everything here!! That “flower height by season” pillow, the old church pew, that banner, your staircase, and *all your woodwork*!!! Girl, you have knocked it out of the park! Everything is gorgeous, and welcoming! It makes me want to curl up in one of those chairs and sit and chat with you for hours.
    Your home is so lovely. Thank you for coordinating everything for this hop and for asking me to join you. It’s been so fun! <3

    March 15, 2018 at 1:33 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Sarah for joining and your kind comments! When I launched almost a year ago, you were so supportive! It is so wonderful to have had a chance to collaborate through this hop. You continue to inspire me daily. Happy spring friend!

      March 20, 2018 at 3:41 am
  • Reply Peggy

    Absolutely gorgeous! Everywhere you look there is something wonderful to see. I loved the tour. If you don’t decorate for a living you should be.

    March 15, 2018 at 3:29 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much Peggy! I don’t decorate for a living, I have taught music for 20 years. I teach music from home now which does give me more time to focus on blogging and interior decor. I have done some decorating for friends and family. I appreciate your kind comments. I have posted my part two of my Early Spring Home Tour, (the kitchen) if you would like to check it out. Happy Spring!

      March 20, 2018 at 3:38 am
  • Reply Jann Olson

    Amber, it’s all just darling! I especially love your dough bowl and the moss Easter banner! I will be pulling out alot of bird themed items once the bunnies and chicks get put away. Really enjoyed your beautiful spring home!

    March 15, 2018 at 9:11 pm
  • Reply Juanita in OH

    Thank you for this inspiring tour. It is so kind of you to allow us into your home. I LOVE the tureen cover and all the dishes. The birds and bunnies are wonderful as is everything else. The pew is so fabulous. Your home is so inviting I would enjoy spending at least a week there to see and touch everything. Again TFS.

    March 15, 2018 at 11:05 pm
  • Reply Michelle @ The Painted Hinge

    It’s stunning as always Amber! Your ability to mix and match vintage finds and incorporate them into your decor always amazes me!

    March 16, 2018 at 6:23 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Michelle! I am really trying to streamline my style, my vintage vignettes are taking over (says the girl who went junkin’ today and bought more stuff I have to find spots for!)

      March 20, 2018 at 3:20 am
  • Reply Cherryl Ehlenburg

    I just love touring your home. I love the addition of the pew. My mom always wanted a pew in her home! You have done a beautiful job of decorating your home for Spring!

    March 17, 2018 at 8:04 pm
  • Reply Linda Nelson

    So lovely.

    March 22, 2018 at 2:19 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much! Have a beautiful spring!

      March 23, 2018 at 1:17 am
  • Reply Jill Nelson

    I like your “use what you have” philosophy! Your home is gorgeous. That paneled ceiling! And your kitchen is right up my alley.

    March 24, 2018 at 12:44 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much Jill! I have found that some of my favorite decor happens just from using things I already have in new ways.
      I am glad you enjoyed the post, and I do hope you will visit again soon. I will be sharing more home tours throughout spring and summer. Have a great spring!

      March 29, 2018 at 2:41 pm
  • Reply Cecilia

    What a beautiful home tour–love that pew and pinned it! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

    March 26, 2018 at 1:13 am
  • Reply Debrashoppeno5

    I love your living and dining rooms all dressed for spring. The details are so sweet and there are so many wonderful ideas. The French chair is so lovely. It has such pretty lines.

    March 31, 2018 at 1:52 am
  • Reply Pam Richardson

    Amber, I always enjoy a visit in your home. There are so many lovelies, I don’t know where to start. I love your banner, I didn’t see that at my HL. The trunk is a great piece as a change for a coffee table. The church pew with the old hymnal is perfect. I do love the vintage dogwood plates. A stunning tour!

    April 3, 2018 at 7:06 pm
  • Reply Mother of 3

    So pretty! I just love all the pops of green against the white and black. Pinned.

    April 11, 2018 at 7:12 pm
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