Well friends, it seems that January and February lasted forever, but somehow we are already almost a week into March! Today I have been changing some things around in the living room and adding touches of green for early spring and Saint Patrick’s Day. I have been sharing a lot of decor and garden inspiration posts on the blog, but I was struggling to come up with any new ideas here at home. Just adding a bit o’ green really freshened things up and got the creative decor juices flowing again. Here is the little March vignette I put together using mostly junkin’ finds.
This adorable vintage March angel was the inspiration for my vignette. I had decided not to buy any new Saint Patrick’s Day decor this year, so I “shopped my house” instead. My birthday is March 31, so my mom gave me this sweet little figurine since she knows how much I love kitschy, little vintage treasures. The figurine was one of many junkin’ finds that she had stuffed in an old, green picnic basket full of vintage goodness for Christmas this year. I will be getting a lot of use out of the basket this spring and summer!
I also rounded up a few other vintage items to create my vignette. I used a rusty bed “SPRING” as a whimsical ode to the spring season. Every year I decorate for Saint Patrick’s Day with an old “lucky” horse shoe and an antique Saint Patrick’s Day postcard, so I pulled those out of storage. I also had some realistic looking faux shamrocks in my floral stash, so I stuck them in a vintage McCoy planter which added a bit more St. Paddy’s Day magic and spring garden style to the vignette.
This post also has given me an opportunity to share one of my favorite junkin’ finds of winter, this beautiful candle hurricane lamp found at a local consignment shop. I filled it with some moss and a candle on a vintage ironstone saucer, and displayed my vintage “Erin Go Braugh” Saint Patrick’s Day postcard inside for an easy cloche display.
Grouped together with some other vintage finds I already had on display, the vignette came together quickly. I can easily replace the angel with some little birds or a bunny, and switch out the shamrocks for some herbs or maybe top it with a little nest for Easter and spring.
Today the sun is shining and I am in the mood to get some more cleaning and decorating around here! I am preparing for a spring home tour blog hop next week with several of my blogging friends, so I will probably be adding a some Easter decor in other places around the house too. If you would like more ideas for decorating with green for March and Saint Patrick’s Day, check out my Luck Of The Irish Pinterest Board, and don’t miss my Saint Patrick’s Day post from last year:
Are you spring decorating? If you are a blogger and have shared your spring home tour or decorating posts, I would love to see them! You can leave a link in the comment below or link up at Thursday Favorite Things on Thursday morning at 9:00 a.m. Do you decorate for Saint Patrick’s Day, or move right into full on spring decor? I love hearing from you!