Thursday, March 20, 2014

~A Great "First Day of Spring" Thrift Find~

Happy First Day of Spring!! Hope you're enjoying the day! Today, I just wanted to share a new thrift find.

With temps in the 80's, a couple of days ago, I decided to get out and run some errands. I made a stop by one of the Salvation Army thrift stores in the area; and hoped to find some great new items. It can be 'hit or miss', when it comes to finding treasures. I didn't really see anything that I just had to have; but, as I was about to leave, this wicker picnic basket caught my eye.

I've seen several in the thrift stores; but, they are usually in horrible condition. This one was in great shape, right down to the leather straps.

 It also came with 4 mugs and 4 sets of serveware, still in the original wrappers.

I looked at the sticker; and the price was $4.00!! SOLD!!

For this post, I wanted to see what it looked like all "dressed up" for a Spring picnic. The red kitchen towel is part of a set that I purchased at Williams-Sonoma, a couple of years ago. The green olive towel was a gift from my Mother-in-law.

Dear Hubby has made me promise that we will actually use the basket for a picnic soon! I would love to spend a weekend on the Texas Hill Country Wine Trail. It is beautiful in the Spring! One of my favorite wineries is Becker Vineyards.

Their vast lavender fields are amazing in April and May! They also have a lavender shop, on the property, selling everything from soaps and lotions, to sachets and more!

Additionally, they host a great Lavender Festival each year. This year's festival will be in early May.

Needless to say, I will be more than ready to enjoy a picnic at the vineyard this year! I can't wait!

Hope you are enjoying this first day of Spring!
Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

~Spring Is In The Air~

Happy Monday, everyone! We're finally getting some glimpses of Spring, with warm temps for a couple of days, before the next cool front comes through. If you're familiar with the South, you know that temps can be in the 70's one day, and the 50's the next. Today, I just wanted to share some of the things that I am loving for Spring!

If you have been following me for awhile, you know that I absolutely LOVE Williams-Sonoma. I came across these plates that are so perfect for Spring.

New Arrivals

These are from the Botanical Citrus dinnerware collection; and I love the vibrant pops of color. I can't wait to run out today and pick up a set! These would be great for a Spring tablescape!

I also love to change my candle scents with the seasons. Right now, I am loving the Meyer Lemon scent, also from Williams-Sonoma. It is the perfect compliment to all of the Spring cleaning that I've been doing. The perky, citrus scent just makes everything smell so fresh and clean! I have the coordinating lotion and hand soap on the sink.

Williams-Sonoma Meyer Lemon

Additionally, nothing says Spring to me like fresh hydrangeas. I like to buy bouquets at my local grocery store and spread the blooms around the house...

I also learned a little tip for refreshing my hydrangea blooms when they start to wilt. Simply make a fresh cut in the stem; and place it in HOT tap water. Within a few minutes, the blooms are perky and fresh again! I've had blooms to last 2 weeks!

I'm also making plans for our outdoor spaces. A new Hobby Lobby just opened, five minutes from my house...Woo Hoo!!! I have a gift card that I've been waiting to spend. I'm sure that I can find lots of garden accents to use outside!

So, that's it for today! Just making plans for Spring.
What about you? Are you ready for Spring?

Thanks so much for stopping by; and have a great day!