Wednesday, April 17, 2013

~Spring Has Sprung~

Hi Everyone! I am so happy to finally have some consistent Spring temps. While it has been really breezy, the weather has been really nice. I wanted to get out and start my flower pots this past weekend; but I can't settle on a color scheme. Between Pinterest and my gardening magazines, I'm not sure what I want to do! (Does that happen to you, too?) I hope to get all of the pots done this week. Anyway, as I walking around out back, I noticed that the rose bushes have started to bloom. I couldn't resist snipping a few; and sprucing up the tray on the coffee table.

Pink is one of my favorite colors; and the roses smell wonderful! The color also looks great with the magazine covers and the pastel wrappers in the candy dish! 

Well, once the coffee table had been 'fluffed', the mantel felt a little dark to me; and needed a little boost. I didn't want to go out and buy anything; so, I used some items that I already had.

I flanked both ends of the mantel with a pair of topiaries, that I took from the kitchen window. They provide great height and fill the niche perfectly. I also brought in a garden finial, that I think I used last Spring. I added lemons to my trusty harlequin jar, for a pop of color, and added two little white birds. The centerpiece consists of my all-time, favorite flowers...white hydrangeas.

I've enjoyed adding some pops of color and fresh flowers to our decor. It really makes everything feel fresh and renewed! The sunlight flooding into the room wakes everything up!

There's nothing like shopping your own home and gardens, to add a few touches of Spring to your home! I love free decor!

Well, that's it for today! Hopefully, I'll have some outdoor photos for you soon. I hope you're having some fun decorating for Spring!

Linking to:
Be Colorful-Motivated Monday
Life On Lakeshore Drive-Bouquet of Talent Party
The Tablescaper-Seasonal Sundays
It's Overflowing-Share Your Creativity
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating-Flaunt It Friday
My Romantic Home-Show and Tell Friday
French Country Cottage-Feathered Nest Friday
The Thrifty Groove-Thrifty Things Friday
The Charm of Home-Home Sweet Home
Common Ground-Be Inspired
Imparting Grace-Grace at Home
From My Front Porch to Yours-Treasure Hunt Thursday
Katherine's Corner-Thursday Favorite Things
No Minimalist Here-Open House Party
The Style Sisters-Centerpiece Wednesday
Ivy and Elephants-What's It Wednesday
DIY by Design-Swing Into Spring
Savvy Southern Style-Wow Us Wednesday
Three Mango Seeds-It's Party Time
One More Time Events-Share It One More Time
Our Home Away From Home-Tuesdays At Our Home
Coastal Charm-Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
A Stroll Thru Life-Inspire Me Tuesday
Dwellings-The Heart of your Home-Amaze Me Monday


  1. Shenita,your room looks so pretty fresh and ready for Spring. I think the pink roses do add color and are so very pretty.Very nice.

  2. Wonderful photographs of a beautiful Spring vignette Shenita! I'm so happy you finally have good weather and I'm sure everything is blooming in lovely colors. So nice to see you my friend. Have a great week.

  3. Very pretty. We've been missing you. :)

  4. Hi, so nice to see you! Your blooms look beautiful! Hydrangeas are my favorite too, but your pink roses make for a close second!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday!!!

  5. Everything looks so pretty & Springlike!

  6. Gorgeous roses! I love the spring touches!

  7. I love your Spring vignettes Shenita! The pink is wonderful.

  8. I bet your roses smell wonderful. Glad you're enjoying the warmer weather.

  9. The roses are gorgeous! I only have knockout roses and their blooms are really small. You're making me want to plant some bigger ones. :) Can't wait for your outdoor pics.

  10. Beautiful roses!! Pink ones are also my favorite. I love all of your spring touches!!

  11. Love your gorgeous pink roses. Spring is such a lovely time of year. Your mantel is perfect.
    Love the touches you added. Shopping in our own homes is so economical.

  12. Hi Shenita! Oh, how beautiful! Your roses are gorgeous and I can almost smell them. Hope you're doing well.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  13. Hi Shenita, ah the rose buds appear to be open and gorgeous! I just love them, yet have never grown one yet. Your table display is lovely, too.

  14. Fresh flowers do make a drastic difference, don't they? Beautiful post.


  15. I love your fluffing :) --Fresh flowers always make me happy. and I love that crown!

  16. Hi Shenita!!
    I love the touches of spring that you're adding to the house. Loving the fresh flowers. I bet those roses smell lovely.
    I hope that you and your family are doing well.
    have a happy day~

  17. Wish I was close- I'd help you plant! Your touches of spring look lovely! How nice to have roses already!

  18. Shenita your roses look beautiful! We're having warmer temps here too...perfect for working in the yard!

  19. Your vignettes are always stunning. Love the roses. Thanks for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  20. It all looks so lovely and fresh, Shenita! You know, I think I can actually smell those roses! Gorgeous!

  21. So pretty! I plan to do some pot planting this weekend too. I'm so ready!

  22. I love all of your Spring touches! The flowers on the mantel are very pretty. I love this time of year so we can bring out all the romantic flowers.

  23. HI Shenita, Your Spring touches are all beautiful. I love the PINK roses and the niche looks so retty too. HAPPY SPRING! XO, Pinky

  24. Shenita I always love your decor and those pink roses are gorgeous. Thanks so much for linking up to ITS PARTY TIME! Shared your post via G+. xoxo, Clydia @ Three Mango Seeds

  25. Hey there! Good to see you back! It's been a while!!!

    You have actual roses??!?! Already?!?!?! Are you kiddin' me??!?!?! We are still stuck in daytime highs only in the doggone 40s!! We've had nothing but clouds and wind and's like Seattle and Chicago had a baby who was sent here to do a stint in juvie! :-)

    You've got your living room looking really great and VERY Spring-like! Enjoy!

  26. Hello! I'm visiting from What's It Wednesday - your blog is lovely! I think your display with the flowers and the tray is beautiful!
    Glad I could stop by!

  27. Visiting From Ivy and Elephants-love your hydrangeas and tasteful, inspirational Spring touches!
    Sweet Hugs!

  28. Hi Shenita...I knew we had lots in common as i love using pink flowers in my yard...the mantel is so gorgeously Spring...and you forever create such beautiful vignettes!...Happy Spring!!!...Have a wonderful day!!

  29. Oh my oh my. LOOK at those pink roses. That is my fave color of roses. I know I am supposed to like red roses, but no - its pink for me. Your mantel is gorgeous, but it always is. :) Love the box of the hydrangeas. Have a great day!

  30. You always have a magical touch for your vignettes. Such inspiration. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  31. Shenita,

    Love these vignette they are both gorgeous as usual. You really do have such a greattouch.


  32. Flowers just make everything fabulous don't they! No consistent spring temps here! I put some hydrangeas in pots and the next day they were bent over with 3 inches of snow! Yikes!

  33. lovely your mantel is! And yes I am a big fan of pink roses or any pink flower for that mater. I love shopping my home is so much fun to find new places for my old things to live.
    Hope you are out enjoying this beautiful spring weather!
    XO Barbara

  34. Shenita,
    I agree, roses have the most wonderful fragrance of all the flowers grown!!!
    Here On Crooked Creek, I try to stay within a tranquil color palette for the
    out~of~doors plantings. The ones I use are silvery greens, blue~greens, purples
    and a soft buttery yellow!!! When I gaze out on the Garden, I ^sigh^ and go ah~h~h!!!
    My son and daughter~in~law have totally broken my color palette by adding pink
    hues in the gifting of Mother's Day Rose Bushes! That little hint of "pink"
    in the Garden keeps it refreshed!!!
    So~o~o glad to see you in my blog mail box today...
    I've been missing you, dear friend!

  35. Beautiful flowers, pretty vignettes! Can I shop from your home too, Shenita?...Christine

  36. Gorgeous, Shenita!! I love how your beautiful hydrangeas pop on your lovely mantel! And, the vignette on your coffee table is fabulous! And, your pink roses are incredible ... I'm hoping our knock out roses start blooming soon!

  37. Great Spring changes on our mantel and coffee table. There's nothing like fresh flowers to brighten a room. Love your topiaries,too.

  38. Hi Shenita! I wanted to thank you for popping in to Cindy's blog and touring my home. I appreciate your sweet comments and they mean a lot to me.
    be a sweeite,
    Shelia :)

  39. Shenita, Your pink roses are gorgeous! So delicate and sweet! And I love the addition of the white blooms on the mantel! :)

  40. What a lovely and inviting space. Your vignette is so pretty.

  41. Honey, I am fluffing everything I've got to make it look spring e like
    pink is my favorite color of rose and blue is my favorite hydrangea color

    your matel loks great all fluffed up LOL

  42. Hi Shenita! Oooh's and Ahhh's girl! Your fluffed arrangements look beautiful! So many pretty details. Thank you for sharing with us at TTF.

  43. I have been too busy to do much spring fluffing in the house- so seeing yours makes me smile! Love the hydrangeas and those pretty topiaries. They fill the space so well, Shenita. I wish the weather would warm up and stay that way so things will start blooming. My favorite flower in the garden is a hydrangea and I have two blue ones in pots that are just now starting to leaf out. Yea! Spring comes late to our neck of the woods. LOL Nice to see your comment. I have been oh so lax about visiting AND posting. Thanks, my friend. :-) Sue

  44. Hi Shenita, Your mantle and table vignette are beautiful! Love the topiaries and your fresh flowers. Thanks for linking to the Open House party.

  45. stunning my talented friend! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

  46. I rarely change my mantel. Now you have me thinking how I can update it.

  47. So lovely for Spring.

    Wonderful to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  48. Oh what gorgeous flowers!!! Those roses are so perfect--just beautiful!! Thanks for sharing.

  49. Shenita, I needed this reminder of how a simple touch like fresh flowers can make a world of difference in the feel of a room. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  50. Fluffing is so fun. :D and I'm with you, LOVE white hydrangeas.
    Thanks for sharing.