Spring is almost here!
We have had a few warm-ish days and it has been wonderful!
At the first sign of an above 32′ degree day I break out all of my spring decor and get to making things feel fresh. Living in Minnesota we don’t get very many above 32′ days in the beginning of the year and they normally only last a day or two before turning back into, as my daughter says, a snow desert. You really have to jump on the chance.
Since I am currently working on installing a new floor in my living room the only space that hasn’t been impacted by that mess is the dining room. So that is where most of the decor has been focused this year!
I kept everything centralized on the table to make it easy to keep using our table for meals, as this is our only table. I didn’t want to have to move things out of the way to keep them from getting messy, and we all know kids are messy when they eat!
The burlap sacks I used at a table runner can easily be flipped up out of the way during meals. I picked up one of the sacks from a vintage market and the other one I bought from a local coffee shop that sells their old coffee sacks.
Soft blues and greens are my go to for my spring decor this year. I read in a design book that:
“One can never get tired of soft blues and greens, you see the sky and grass everyday and never get tired of those.”
While we might not see the grass everyday here in Minnesota I thought that it was an interesting design idea.
I know that I will never tire of blue and green has been growing on me.
When I came across the blue striped napkins at T.J.Maxx I knew they would be a perfect for my spring table. I mean they are blue and stripes, I couldn’t pass them up! You can find some similar napkins here. (affiliate link)
I had fun mixing in the different layers with the recycled glass vase, cake stands and the different candle sticks. A few of my DIY farmhouse candlesticks made it into the mix as well.
The greenery in my wooden cake stand are actually napkin rings that I picked up from Hobby Lobby. I liked the way they looked all gathered up and decided to use them as filler.
The small speckled eggs I also picked up from Hobby Lobby. I just love the neutral tone of them. I didn’t want super bright colors this year. Just some simple spring decor for the dining room this year.
This spring decor has really helped to lift my spirits and gets me looking forward to warmer days! It can be so tough to go through Minnesota winters sometimes. They feel as if they never end and that it will be eternally cold.
“No matter how long the winter Spring is sure to follow” – Proverb