Spring Home Tour

Hello all, today Cloches & Lavender and Terrie from Decorate & More with Tip are co-hosting a Spring Home Tour.  Eight talented bloggers are taking part in this home tour sharing their homes.  In addition to spring beginning we are also sharing some Easter Inspiration.

If you’re coming over from visiting Coco from The Crowned Goat welcome and isn’t Coco’s home gorgeous for spring?

I will have all these talented bloggers links at the bottome of my post so please take time to visit.  They are all amazing!

Spring began this weekend so days will hopefully be getting warmer in NJ.  We have had beautiful weather this weekend, so fingers crossed.

Now, let’s begin the Spring Home Tour.  By the way, family and our close friends enter our French cottage through our kitchen and since you’re our blogging family welcome to our home.  I have the kitchen table set with some goodies as people enter the home.   Cookies covered  in white chocolate and spring candy sits on a green Hob Nail cake plate.  It’s  Spring/Easter time so having a sweet treat when entering seems perfect.

Also, a Daffodil arrangement is a pretty spring centerpiece sitting inside a thrifted tureen bottom.  The addition of Spanish moss and green moss adds pretty texture to my favorite spring bulbs.

Let’s Take A Look At The Hutch And How It’s Decorated For A Spring Home Tour

Adjacent to the table is the hutch I filled with spring touches.  Before I share the décor inside the hutch, let’s take a look at how I dress the top of the hutch.  Above all, I enjoy adding moss to our home.  Moss has always said spring for me.

As an example, the Easy DIY Moss Wreath hangs from a European shutter with a stick nest.  You can see how I make the stick nest in this post, it’s easy and free! 

Now back to the hutch, adding a topiary next to an antique seltzer adds more spring green.  Flower pots as an example, adds spring as well as texture when adding Spanish moss and a moss ball.  Later, in another post I will share how I made these flower pots have an age look to them.

A galvanized flower tin holds more greens alongside a old pedestal.  Turning the pedestal upside down gives me a place to also add a moss ball .

Lavender is always a find in our home whether dry or faux. Adding some to a small flower pot I made seems perfect.

The iron cloche adds more interest to the hutch top with a French flower pot holding Lambs ear.  Next to the cloche vintage flower pots hold more green moss.

I am also a fan of red transferware have added some vintage plates to finish this wall.

Let’s Take A Look Inside My Spring Hutch, Shall We?

First off, can you believe this hutch was curbside find?  For the most part, the inside décor changes for the seasons.  Because I enjoy decorating the top I tend to keep the inside fairly simple.  For the Spring Home Tour, I fill it with some of my ironstone pitcher collection, the white is a nice balance.

For the most part, I keep the theme flowing to the inside from the top of the hutch. I have added dried lavender to a pitcher and a cast iron French urn. 

One of my favorite finds is the syrup pitcher from the 1800’s.

An old advertising crock has a moss ball along with flower pots I have aged. 

The eggs I have added are perfect for early spring and add an Easter touch.  It may interest you to take a look at this post to read how I make these eggs.

I also have added a bust I enjoy decorating with that adds a touch of romance.  The bird nest I made, is an easy craft you will enjoy reading HERE .   A Florentine tray and frame also adds elegance with the rustic nest sitting inside a crown.

The Shakespeare Sonnets are especially pretty and are special pieces from my father-in-law dating as far back as 1844.

I have also added an antique pink French dictionary adding subtle color in an ironstone tureen.

Finishing the inside of the hutch is pieces of our china adding color.

Decorating For The Spring Home Tour Under the Hutch 

After finishing the inside of the spring hutch I have added an antique French flower crate with an old feed bucket I did find thrifting last summer.  I have filled it with Cherry Blossom branches and sticks I did find in our yard.  I also enjoy adding natural elements to decorate the home.  Found frames finish this off nicely adding some interest.

Let’s Take A Look At The Spring Home Tour In The Great Room

As a rule, I often begin decorating our bookshelf for the seasons.  I find it gives me a beginning point.

Haviing a semi open floor, this spring, the theme carries through to our great room to keep the look cohesive.  Again, using moss balls as accents in addition to a moss covered vase.  It’s simple and adds charm.  The bird I have had and gave a makeover which you can read the easy DIY HERE.  It’s an easy tutorial to give a piece a quick new look.

I especially enjoy adding  crowns in décor.  The crown below is a beauty and is filled with another bird nest I made.  Seeded Eucalyptus also adds a touch of green. 

The Alabaster bird bath is a thrift store find.  It’s also difficult to find these with the birds attached so this was a lucky find.   A moss ball is all that’s needed.

Also, I have added one of my favorite antiques, this compote bowl from France dating back to the early 1900’s is a beauty.  I have a love for Boxwood so it had seemed to be a great place to add some.

A chocolate mold from Germany is at home on butter pats , a moss ball and small eggs.

I have also added thrifted finds and the history of the double handled sugar bowl may be a nice read.  Sheep are a great touch for Easter, don’t you think?

Lastly on the Bookshelf In The Great Room

Lastly on the bookshelf,  is an ironstone tureen I had bought thrifting.  The handles and curves of this piece had me bring it home.   I have also added more Sonnets a crown and violet butter pats.  The purple ties in nicely with the lavender.

The cast iron piece I had bought thrifting and is quite heavy.  It’s a home for a bird I have made over in the same link I mention above.  Small antique dishes hold gilded corn on the cob holders from the 1940’s waiting for summer.

Next, on the wall adjacent to the bookcase is our buffet and it’s pretty this spring.  An antique French Jardinière I have bought from one of my favorite Etsy shops and it’s filled with moss and an Easter egg I have made.  It adds elegance and a touch of French.  The nest I have made and it’s easy, free and you can read it HERE also adding Spanish adds texture.

The antique shutter I have had and when organizing my office I had found olive stems and made this easy quick wreath.  The French market basket adds texture and color with Laveender.

Opposite is an old Florentine frame I had found thrifting with a preservved boxwood wreath for color and a small Florentine picture adds elegance.

Next, Let’s Look At the Coffee Table Decorated For Spring

Decorating the coffee table is important, however, with many vignettes connected in our semi-open floor plan, I keep it simple.  At times, simple is beest when decorating.

The spring coffee table has an iron cloche and base.  Keeping with my theme throughtout the house, I added simple rustic elements.  A bird finial I had given a makeover is nestling in green Spanish moss.   A crown adds elgaance filled with sticks from the yard, feathers and an egg adds interest.  Adding a small Florentine picture is unexpected and I love it’s elegant nature.

Finishing the coffee table is ironstone scalloped dishes filled with natural Spanish moss, an easy bunny craft with a moss tail and eggs adds whimpsy.

To conclude my Spring Home Tour, we have bought Pansies for the front porch and one for our deck this weekend.  Before placing this flower pot on a deck table I’m enjoying it on a French table I bought on acebook Marketplace.  It’s nestling between two French chairs.

Now please head over to visit Terrie over at Decorate & More with Tip to see her pretty tablescape.

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Hello, my name is Cindy and welcome to Cloches & Lavender. I enjoy making our house a home with antiques and thrifted finds. Antiques are used as my staples in my dcor to remain on a budget. I will often upcycle pieces with paint to make them new again. I enjoy DIYs

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