Hello dear friends! Today I am excited to share how I have used vintage crocks in my early spring porch decorating as part of a fun Vintage Farmhouse/Lifestyle Blog Hop hosted by my talented friend Cindy of County Road 407. At the end of this post you will find links to eight other beautiful blog posts full gorgeous ideas for decorating with crocks and stoneware.
I have a small collection of thrifted vintage crocks that I often rotate in and out of various vignettes and tablescapes in our kitchen and dining room. For early spring I am trying out something new by filling the crocks with spring flowers and flowering branches out on our front porch. With the exception of the pansies that I picked up at Lowes, all of the other flowers and plants I used were free from nature.
As I was gathering up a few Easter treasures to use in my vignettes, I came across this small “Jelly Beans” crock. I found it at yard sale back in the fall but I had totally forgotten about it, so it was like finding a new treasure just in time for spring and Easter. I filled it with a freshly picked parsley and lemon thyme mini-herb bouquet. Each of these herbs managed to survive our mild winter and are already springing up fresh and green in my garden.
I started off by playing around with styling my plant etagere by the front door, but I ended up changing my mind in favor of something else for today’s hop. Before I show you what I came up with, let’s take a look at how I have previously used these crocks in my decor.
Crocks are just so versatile for utilitarian and decorative puposes, especially in farmhouse style homes. Last year I used my medium crock and a wonderful vintage stoneware jug in my dough bowl centerpiece as part of my Rustic Farmhouse St. Patrick’s Day Tablescape.
I loved how the crock looked when it was filled with lovely white “real touch” tulips. I think I will fill it with colorful real tulips as Easter approaches.
Throughout most of the year I keep my little crock collection on the back corner ledge of our banquette seating in the breakfast nook. Here is how the nook was looking for late winter-to-spring.
The little marmalade crock was a late fall find. I think it is the perfect pot for this small faux topiary, but for a spring change I took the crock out to the porch and filled it with sweet violas and daffodils.
I decided to gather up my crocks and my rustic resin bunny to create a styled basket tray spring garden vignette on our porch ottoman instead of the etagere. Lately I have been totally crushing on baskets of all kinds filled with spring flowers, so I also brought my thrifted magazine basket out to the porch and filled it with daffodils, oxalis (shamocks) and panises. Oh the joys of spring!
My styled basket tray vignette consists of a quartet of crocks filled with spring treasures along with ivy clippings from around our porch, fresh clipped forsythia branches, a moss sphere, a couple of Easter eggs, and a small whitewashed peat pot of violas. I just love the tall crock filled with a tiny evergreen tree and a simple underplanting of pansies. Sweet bunny is taking the time again this spring to stop and smell the daffodils.
This week the forsythia and daffodils bloomed at the same time! I just love all of the pops of yellow after a dreary winter! Decorating with forsythia is perfect for early spring.
I adore how the porch looks right now, but unfortunately the pollen is starting up and soon everything will be covered in a thick coating of green gunk for about 6 weeks or so. I will be taking the baskets, crocks, and my pretty daffodil pillows back inside for the rest of spring. On Friday you will see how I am using my pillows and daffodils in my early spring home tour as part of the Spring Home Tours hosted by A Stroll Thru Life!
Tomorrow the weather is supposed to be nice so I will be planting a few more pansies in outdoor pots to at least keep some of these pretty spring vibes on the porch during the pollen mess.
Simple pleasures such as stopping to take the time to smell the flowers and early spring gardening are much needed for all of us during this extremely difficult and uncertain time that we are facing in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. Early this morning I walked outside to be greeted by the sound of singing birds and an explosion of yellow daffodils that had bloomed sometime since last evening. My heart was comforted by the promise of spring, rebirth and renewal!
Lamentations 22-24~It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.
I hope you have enjoyed my early spring decorating with vintage crocks and seeing some beautiful spring flowers! Now it’s time to be inspired by even more ideas for decorating with crocks and stoneware. Next up my friend Christy of Our Southern Home will be sharing her beautiful spring hutch decorated with crocks and stoneware. Don’t forget to visit the rest of the awesome blogs via the links below!
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