Welcoming Spring With Bits o’ Green

Early spring decorating with Green St. Patrick's Day decor

Happy March dear friends! Can you believe it is only three weeks until spring officially arrives?  Today several blogging friends and I are getting together to celebrate the anticipation of the season by sharing how we decorate for early spring by incorporating green into our homes.



I am so happy to be hosting this hop and to see all of the beautiful green inspiration. You can find links to each participant’s beautiful blog post at the end of this post.  Now let’s get started with the “Sharin’ o’ the green!”



vintage Saint Patrick's Day Decorating ideas sharmocks green antique postcards

Green is my favorite color and I love using it year round. I especially love welcoming spring with bits o’ green!



A couple of years ago I found these cute faux plants and I have used them in so many different ways during spring and summer.



Vintage Vignette March Decor Green Saint Patirck

Last year I used the faux shamrocks in a vintage St. Patrick’s Day vignette along with a cute little vintage March (my birth month) figurine.


vintage March angel figurine




This year I am using the faux plants in a dough bowl centerpiece on our dining room table. I just started working on this early spring tablescape and I am loving how it is coming along. Just a couple of days ago I found the perfect green and neutral placemats at a local shop for only $1.90 a piece! I will be sharing the finished tablescape complete with dishes on Friday as part of the Spring Tablescape Blog Hop.  The week long hop started today so you can head on over to our host Celebrate and Decorate to check out some beautiful spring tablescape ideas.



I also found some pretty, faux “real touch” white tulips  at the same local shop where I purchased the place mats. I placed them in a vintage crock (recent thrift score) in the center of the dough bowl and filled the rest of the dough bowl with faux plants, moss, antlers and other spring woodland and garden treasures.



Early spring centerpiece dough bowl with tulips, moss balls, antlers and plants green tablescape St. Patrick's Day tablescape




Decorating with green for spring moss balls

Now that March has arrived it is time to bring out all the little mossy nests and birds that were hibernating in totes all winter. Mossy nests and moss spheres are perfect for adding a little bit of green to spring vignettes.





I love the simplicity of this green and neutral tablescape with organic elements for early spring. As the season progresses I will add more pops of color, but for now this color scheme is perfect for winter-to-spring transition.



Green plant stems in large glass jug

Some faux plant stems in a large glass demijohn add a pop of green to a corner of the dining room.



farmhouse dining room decorated with green for spring









I went to the grocery store to buy some real shamrocks but they won’t be in until later this week. For now my faux shamrocks in a rusty little olive bucket bring a festive St. Patrick’s Day touch to the table.






I have just started adding more green decor to the living room through a few faux plants and green vignettes. The green velvet pillows that have been out all winter on the linen arm chairs will remain for a couple of more weeks.


A stack of favorite books in various shades of green adds a little color to our overall neutral color scheme.  The books will provide plenty of inspiration while enjoying a hot cup of tea and snuggling with a cozy blanket during the colder days of March.



The March woodland and garden theme continues with a styled tray of green treasures on our vintage trunk-coffee table. I shopped my house and came across the vintage Non-Flowering Plants botanical book which was the inspiration for the vignette. I created a little woodland “terrarium” in a  hurricane candle lamp with faux ferns, bracken and moss. A glass demi-john is filled with green pussy willow branches from Dollar Tree.



Along with the book, bottles and hurricane lamp terrarium,  I grabbed a clump of faux thyme, a couple of rusty old green door plates, a vintage green bottle, two green vintage flower frogs, and a bird in a mossy nest nestled in a repurposed vintage wall light fixture piece.




Vintage Botanical Book Non-Flowering Plants ferns, bracken, mushrooms, fungi, moss decor

This book was given to me by the librarian at my son’s school who happens to read my blog too. She knows I love vintage junk, so she sent home several vintage books during the library renovation last year.  Non-Flowering Plants is so groovy inside and out!


Vintage flowers book vintage botanicals vintage green vignette

This vintage Flowers book was another library hand me down. Love it! Gimme all the vintage green gardening and plant books!


Vintage botanical book ferns, bracken vintage boho green decor

The pictures in the Non-Flowering Plants book are so interesting. How perfect for a green woodland vignette!






This pretty bird picture was cut out of an old book. I won Linda’s (Itsy Bits and Pieces) vintage green ephemera giveaway and the picture was part of the lot! I just received the package a few days ago so I haven’t had a chance to play around with the rest of my  green treasures yet, but I will definitely be sharing them in upcoming posts as I add more green around the house for spring and St. Patrick’s Day.






How to decorate with Green Beautiful Green decor inspiration

I have been so inspired to use more green since I shared my recent post, Pin Away Wednesdays: Decorating With Green. If you love green or if you are experimenting with using green in your home for the first time, be sure to check out the post for lots of great inspiration!



Early spring decorating with Green St. Patrick's Day decor

I am just getting started on the spring decorating and I will certainly be adding more green all throughout spring and summer. Update: I have completed my Rustic Farmhouse St. Patrick’s Day Tablescape and I would love for you to check it out!

Now it’s time to continue on with the green inspiration as part of the Sharin’ o’ the Green Blog Hop. Next up is Marty at A Stroll Thru Life. I always love Marty’s chic and classy decor! You can also visit all of the other inspiring posts via the links below.

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  • Reply Katie Mansfield

    Those vintage books are so darling. What a fun surprise. I love all your bits of green. Too cute. The faux shamrocks are fantastic. Thanks for hosting this fun blog hop.

    March 4, 2019 at 7:18 am
  • Reply Michelle | Thistle Key Lane

    Hi Amber, green accents look so beautiful in your home and I love every little detail of the wonderful dough bowl centerpiece on your table. So vibrant and happy! Love the post and the blog hop! Happy spring!

    March 4, 2019 at 7:28 am
  • Reply Calypso in the Country

    Amber, I love all the green around your home! You have so many beautiful items and greenery. So nice to see all the spring colors on this cold winter day. Thanks for hosting this blog hop!

    March 4, 2019 at 8:01 am
  • Reply Marty

    Love your green. The shamrocks are such a great little plant and your dough bowl is designed beautifully. Gorgeous bits of green throughout your home. Thanks so much for hosting such a fun hop.

    March 4, 2019 at 8:27 am
  • Reply Paula

    Your home looks lovely decked out with green, Amber. I thought that all of your small plants were real, had no idea they were faux until I read it. I love how you used vintage field guide books in your spring vignette. I’m inspired to copy this idea for spring decor. Thanks so much for hosting this blog hop!

    March 4, 2019 at 8:43 am
  • Reply Cindy

    Amber I’m loving your green touches. Photographed this plants look real. How nice to receive the plant books. Always enjoy your tours.



    March 4, 2019 at 10:34 am
  • Reply Laura Ingalls Gunn

    My favorite color is green too Amber! I love your terrarium display. I need a faux shamrock plant. Thank you so much for hosting this happy hop!

    March 4, 2019 at 11:17 am
  • Reply Cindy@countyroad407

    I am seeing green! I love all the spring touches and how you’ve styled it all. What a happy place. Thanks for the hop. I always find so many new ideas and interesting tours.

    March 4, 2019 at 11:29 am
  • Reply Cecilia

    Amber, you’ve added so many lovely green accents–your centerpiece is my favorite! Thanks for organizing and working on the hop. I appreciate you, Friend!

    March 4, 2019 at 12:00 pm
    • Reply Cecilia

      Thanks for sharing your lovely tablescape at Vintage Charm–pinned!

      March 10, 2019 at 11:45 pm
  • Reply Carol@BlueskyatHome

    Amber, first, thanks for again hosting a fun and inspiring blog hop. I would never have known that the shamrocks were faux ~ they look so real. Love your book on non~flowering plants. What a great vintage find. Such a pretty centerpiece and I can’t wait to see the completed table on Friday.

    March 4, 2019 at 12:07 pm
  • Reply Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces

    OH I always LOVE your decor, Amber! Pinning, pinning! Love your vignettes…the shamrocks are so real looking, and I’m in love with that non-flowering plants book. The mushroom on the cover is so decorative! Glad you enjoyed the goodies! Thanks so much for hosting this fun hop!

    March 4, 2019 at 12:53 pm
  • Reply Angelina

    I love your St. Patrick’s Day decor! You always set up so many beautiful vignettes! Thank you for organizing the hop, as always!

    March 4, 2019 at 1:11 pm
  • Reply Michelle Franscella

    All your green decor is simply gorgeous Amber! I love how you incorporated the vintage plant books into your decor! Thanks so much for inviting me to join the hop – tons o’ fun! 🙂

    March 4, 2019 at 2:35 pm
  • Reply Lora Bloomquist

    I love how you used the soft gray pottery in the centerpiece with the greens and whites and wood, Amber! So fresh and earthy for early spring;) I’m green over you vintage books; they are so awesome! I love incorporating old book covers and pages into my styling. Beautiful post!

    March 4, 2019 at 4:49 pm
  • Reply Larissa

    Amber you are seriously the Queen of gorgeous vignettes!!! Omg I loved everything!! Where did you find the faux shamrocks? They looked so real..I need these in my life! I loved how you also incorporated the green crayons in the crystal vase! Happy Birthday Month to you!! Your home was gorgeous as always!!!

    March 4, 2019 at 6:01 pm
  • Reply maryjo materazo

    I love this Amber. Green is my favorite color too. I actually consider it a neutral. Those vintage books from the school library are a treasure! so lucky {no pun intended-wink!}. xo- maryjo

    March 4, 2019 at 11:42 pm
  • Reply Botanic Bleu

    You have given me some ideas for Spring at my house. Your green striped placemats are pretty and will be nice to use all year. Did I spot a green-striped cushion in the background? Thank you for hosting the periodic blog hops with great themes. I enjoy seeing how participant interprets the theme and shares it in their own style.


    March 5, 2019 at 2:31 am
  • Reply Jann Olson

    Amber, all of your vignettes are fabulous! I am drooling over those books. They are so unique and I love the mushrooms on the front cover. Your little March angel is so sweet and perfect for your birthday month! I also love the assortment of green crayons gathered together. So very creative! Thanks for all you do!!!

    March 5, 2019 at 7:17 pm
  • Reply Kristin

    As usual, I can’t pick a favorite part of your post! It is all so beautiful! I love those placemats! What a find! And your dough bowl looks amazing! The tray on your trunk is so wonderful! I love that book and the flower frogs! I am pinning away!

    March 5, 2019 at 7:51 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Krisin! I really love the placemats, I think I will probably keep them out at least through May. Thank you so much for joining the hop and visiting!

      March 7, 2019 at 12:25 am
  • Reply Christy @ Our Southern Home

    Amber, everything is absolutely gorgeous! You have such amazing collections and do such a lovely job of sharing ideas with us in adding color with just accessories!

    March 7, 2019 at 9:19 am
  • Reply Terrie

    What a beautiful vignette you shared this year. I love what you did last year as well.

    March 7, 2019 at 2:20 pm
  • Reply Maristella

    Really inspiring and charming.Love your faux plants and that gorgeous white pitcher!Hugs!

    March 10, 2019 at 3:29 pm
  • Reply Simona

    Hello Amber, your table decor is so lovely. Thank you for inspiration. Have a nice day!

    March 13, 2019 at 9:54 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much for visiting!

      March 21, 2019 at 11:13 pm
  • Reply Cindy@CountyRoad407

    I always get lost in a wonderland while reading your posts. So many beautiful treasures and great ideas. I need to get on the ball for Spring decorating or I’m going to miss it! Here in Texas, we barely get a spring before it gets super hot. Pinned. Oh, and thank you for linking up at the Farmhouse Friday LP!

    February 28, 2021 at 11:32 am
  • Reply Cecilia

    I remember this! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous bits of green at Vintage Charm!

    February 28, 2021 at 12:30 pm
  • Reply Cecilia

    So many pretty ideas, Amber! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

    March 13, 2022 at 5:29 pm
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