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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Spring in Blue and White

We finally received a decent amount of snow this winter.  And, now I'm over it!  I'm ready to get on with spring.  I've pulled out some of last year's spring decor but it seems I'm going with a blue-white-yellow theme.  So far, I've only added a few things to the kitchen and living room area.  As soon as the temperature gets back in the 50's at least, I'll work on the front porch and deck.

Warning this post is a little photo heavy so grab a cuppa something to enjoy while you're here.

Some of my favorite blue and white dishes in a old brass planter.  

I've also added a glass with vintage silver and ivory handled flatware.  

Love the patina...fancy word for tarnish :)

I swapped out the bamboo tray that was on the bar table for my grandfather's old tool caddy.  I love the mix of the old rough wood with the silver and glass.  Cobalt blue tumblers, found at Goodwill for $1.99, were added for a punch of color.

An old calf muzzle, purchased from a yard sale, holds wine corks.

The silver punch bowl, ladle, and demijohns were all found at my favorite thrift store, The Bargain Center.  I've found SO many things there.  If you're ever in the Murfreesboro area, let me know.  We'll go treasure hunting together.

I didn't use a wreath on the mirror of the bar this season.  I let a couple sprigs of forsythia cascade over one corner.  I love forsythia bushes.  I planted a couple this past summer.  I hope they come back this year.

And, because I'm dying to get my hands in the dirt, I started the kale plants from seeds a few weeks ago.  We love kale broiled with a little sea salt and olive oil.  It's so good it rarely makes it from pan to plate.

Finally, what says spring more than a baby chick?  This little guy is so life-like he's fooled a few people.  We've actually raised chicks before and enjoyed it.  Now, since the girls are older and involved in so many activities, it's easier to just buy pullets and raise for eggs.  It's on my to do list once the temperatures stay warm.

I hope you've enjoyed the spring decorations I've added so far.  I'm linking the The Scoop's Mega Spring Linky Party HERE.  Be sure to check it out!

Thanks for stopping by and God bless!

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  1. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    Hi Angie! Your blue plates are beautiful. It's always fun to see so many great Spring inspirations.
    Thanks so much for sharing,

    1. Thanks Suzanne! I just stopped by your blog. Lots of delicious looking recipes! I want to try the Shamrock cookies with a cup of tea.
      Thanks for stopping by The Altered Past and God bless!

  2. I'm so over Winter too. We are finally creeping into the upper 40s today and may even hit 60 in a few days! Your Spring touches look lovely. Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!


  3. Can't believe you found demijohns at a thrift store...score!!! Thanks so much for sharing at my party.


  4. well howdy neighbor i live in mt/ pleasant the other side of columbia and go to murfreesboro once in a while to pick up i saw on craigs' list i will have to check out the bargain center xx

    1. golly lee looks like i am a drunken typer lol and i don't drink sorry xx


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