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Early Spring Decorating with Vintage Crocks

Early spring decorating with vintage crocks

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.

 

Rustic Farmhouse St. Patrick's Day tablescape farmhouse St. Patrick's Day

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.

 

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. 

 

 

Spring Decorating with vintage crocks pansies in vintage crocks Spring Styled tray with pansies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Early spring decorating with vintage crocks

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!

 

Thanks for visiting today!

Amber

 

 

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13 Comments

  • Reply Cindy

    Wonderful Amber, all the yellow looks beautiful. Things are just begging here in NJ. Next weekend our garden center opens. I’m looking forward to buying my Violas which are a favorite.

    You have a wonderful collection of crocks. I have been on the lookout for a few when thrifting.

    Enjoy planting tomorrow!

    Cindy

    March 14, 2020 at 8:25 am
  • Reply Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces

    Such a lovely post, Amber! You really have a beautiful collection…I love your wonderful jug! Hope the green pollen passes quickly so you are able to enjoy your lovely patio!

    March 14, 2020 at 9:26 am
  • Reply Christy @ Our Southern Home

    Everything is so gorgeous! You have quite the collection of stoneware and a talent for showcasing them. Your site is so fast now!!!

    March 14, 2020 at 9:29 am
  • Reply Ann

    I luv all your crockery Amber🙋🏼‍♀️

    March 14, 2020 at 11:19 am
  • Reply Debra Oliver

    I’m so loving that wonderful basket tray filled with Spring goodness! Your bunny is adorable sniffing the so so sweet daffodils. I knew you had a lot of crockery and you always put it to great decorating use!! Happy Weekend, friend!!

    March 14, 2020 at 11:27 am
  • Reply [email protected]

    The weather the last couple of days (including today and the next 7, ugh) has me gloomy. When I saw your post today it made me gasp, smile from ear to ear and now I’m all happy again! The Mister is going to roll his eyes when I show him this post and tell him I NEED to find more crocks. I love each and every one of yours! Seriously such a beautiful post. Now I need to skip around the house. No joke. 😉 Thank you for joining in!

    March 14, 2020 at 12:38 pm
  • Reply CoCo

    These crocks are all so much fun! I love all the different ones you have. They look so good no matter if they’re in the kitchen, on the dining table or celebrating Spring on your gorgeous porch. You always have such a beautiful style. Hope your weekend has been a good one, hugs, CoCo

    March 14, 2020 at 7:34 pm
  • Reply Carol Cook

    Your crocks are lovely and you have styled them beautifully.

    March 15, 2020 at 11:55 am
  • Reply Lora Bloomquist

    Absolutely beautiful, Amber! The whole scene is glorious with your brick porch and black shutters as a backdrop. Yes, it is good to dwell on the goodness and beauty of the Lord at this tremulous time!

    March 16, 2020 at 8:17 pm
  • Reply Emily

    Everything is absolutely beautiful!! I love how you have used these crocks/stoneware in your spring decor!! Loving all the fresh flowers!!! Gorgeous!!!
    ~Emily

    March 17, 2020 at 10:15 pm
  • Reply Beverly

    Amber,
    I love all of your containers and how you styled them. Congratulations, you are being featured on Over The Moon Linky Party. I hope you stop by. https://www.eclecticredbarn.com/2020/03/over-moon-linky-party_22.html
    Hugs,
    Bev

    March 22, 2020 at 8:35 pm
  • Reply Marilyn Lesniak

    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn Please everyone stay safe and healthy. Hugz.

    March 24, 2020 at 11:11 pm
  • Reply Barbara Chapman

    So pretty, Amber!!! I love how you’ve decorated your basket and used all the crocks. Mr. Bunny looks adorable smelling the little daffodil!! Pinned a bunch, of course. <3 And shared your post at Share Your Style #249 this week (thank you for linking up last week!). <3

    Hope you are feeling well. All good with us and waiting on Baby C to be born up in South Dakota, our first grandbaby! A little boy!!

    Virtual hugs,
    Barb 🙂

    March 27, 2020 at 10:16 am
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