Hello friends! Are you ready for some spring inspiration? I sure am! It’s been a very stressful 10 days here due to a massive snow and ice storm which resulted in loss of electricity for over a week, so I am thrilled that things have gotten back to normal just in time for another fun Pinterest Challenge hosted by my awesome friend Cindy of County Road 407! This post contains affiliate links. See my full affiliate disclosure policy for details.
It is always such a joy to join this wonderful group of blogging friends for this challenge. Each month Cindy chooses a photo from Pinterest for inspiration, then each of the hop participants comes up with her own interpretation using similar elements, but with a bit of personal flair too. Our inspiration photo for this month’s challenge is this gorgeous traditional spring vignette on a console table by Sincerely Marie Designs:
Isn’t it just so classic and elegant? I love Amanda Marie’s gorgeous style! Here are the elements she used in her design:
- Stacks of books
- Classical bust statue
- Small cloche
- Glass plant mister
- Rattan/wicker candle holder and candle
- Flowers and greenery in wicker basket
- Ironstone platters and saucers
- Two brass quail
Now here are the elements I incorporated in my design:
- Vintage alabaster statue
- Resin wicker-look planter with realistic faux plant
- Stacks of favorite decorating and gardening books
- Vintage French seltzer bottle
- Wicker basket with faux paperwhites
- Resin birds perched on a log
- Large ironstone blue transferware platter
- Small cloche with faux ivy in a peat pot on a stack ironstone saucers
- Battery operated flicker candle in a shabby metal candle holder
- Paperwhites in a small chinoiserie pot
- Small vintage books stack
While I don’t have a console table, the large antique sideboard in our living room serves the same kind of purpose. As usual, I did not have to buy any new items for the challenge. It was one of the quickest challenges ever as I just pulled a few pieces from here and there around the house and it all just came together. Because the sideboard is so large, I broke my display into “mini-vignettes” united by the same traditional early spring theme.
Slowly my style has been “devolving” back to my love of vintage English Country, Cottage-Garden and traditional. Of course I will always have touches of French farmhouse and a few trendy pieces like the boho-ish basket and wicker resin planter to keep things looking up-to-date. This early spring tableau captures all the style elements I love.
Above all, my favorite style is “vintage cottage-garden,” so I especially love creating spring vignettes. In the center of the display is a basket of realistic faux paperwhites. They are appropriate for early spring, as they bloom in our area from late February-late March. I especially love bringing the outdoors in! Now if we could only get some sunshine! It has been so dark and gloomy during the ice storm. I am looking forward to retaking photos of these treasures on a sunnier day.
When I was sorting through my vintage junk stash this week I came across this vintage 1950’s Venus De Milo alabaster statue (similar) I had sort of forgotten about. I knew right away it would be perfect for this challenge.
I realized I haven’t really shared the statue since my 2018 summer home tour, so it was fun to reintroduce it for today’s challenge.
I also wanted to incorporate a bit of blue, and I am loving the little chinoiserie planter with faux paperwhites and moss. As for ironstone platters and saucers, they are readily available in just about every nook and cranny of our home.
Finding stacks of books was super easy, because I had them all pulled out this week during the ice storm. During the daytime while the electric was out, I snuggled up with several blankets, sipped hot tea and and pored over all these wonderful books by the light through the windows instead of browsing around on Pinterest. It was a great way to make the best out of a bad situation!
I passed over two brass quail exactly like the ones in the inspiration photo at Habitat Restore last summer, and I have been hunting vintage quail ever since! Instead of quail, my little resin birds perched on a log work quite well for this display.
Amanda included a glass plant mister in her styling. My green glass garden mister is actually out on my potting bench covered in ice and snow, so I am using this pretty French vintage seltzer instead.
I couldn’t really make out what treasure was under Amanda’s cloche, but I tucked the sweetest little peat pot of faux ivy under my small glass cloche.
In lieu of a wicker candle holder I used a shabby metal candle holder with a similar design. I am sensitive to most kinds of real candles, so I use battery operated candles year round to create a cozy and calming ambiance in our home.
I started out with two ironstone saucers under this faux basket planter for height and to balance the candle on the opposite side, but I couldn’t resist adding in a few vintage books.
Well I don’t know about you, but this sideboard styling is giving me all the spring feels! After the past week I think many of us can use all the spring vibes we can get. At the last minute I added a little ranunculus bouquet for an extra happy dose of spring!
Now I am excited to head on over to Postcards from the Ridge to see Angie’s gorgeous spring table decorating ideas, and then I’ll check out all the other ways my blogging friends have interpreted this challenge via the links below.
I hope this post has left you feeling inspired to shop your home for items to style your own traditional spring vignette. Have you begun transitioning to spring decor? I love hearing from you!
Thanks for visiting today!
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