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simple spring


This might come as a total shock, but I don’t usually decorate for the seasons. I decorate for Christmas, I’ll put out a few pumpkins during the fall, but otherwise I keep things pretty neutral seasonally. I would rather makeover a dresser than make a wreath for the front door.   I decided, though, I would take a little time this morning to put a few touches of spring in my living and dining room.


I kept it very, very simple.  I just added some green pots filled with moss with a few eggs tucked into moss on the side and then drew up a Longfellow quote about spring on the chalkboard.


I know the letters are a little wonky, but I’m at peace with it.


In the center of the dining table, I put a large column base and arranged an ironstone tureen filled with moss, some books with a papier mache bunny and a small bowl with hand painted vintage eggs on it.





In the living room, I just filled my dough bowl with some moss.  I told you.  Super simple.


In the foyer, I filled an ironstone bowl with vintage papier mache eggs and a little bit of moss.



I rounded out the arrangement with some books and a clay bunny.  I’m not usually into figurines, but I thought this guy was cute.


… and it looks like he’s holding his paw up asking you to “pound it.”

All of the vintage eggs and the clay bunny were from my grandparent’s attic, so I just worked with what I already had.  It just goes to show that decorating for the seasons doesn’t have to be a fuss.

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  1. Very pretty and simple! I love it!

  2. Merri Jo says:

    Simple, perhaps, but absolutely lovely! Praying you continue to fully heal and regain strength. It’s not easy just being Mommy post-surgery, let alone doing anything else.

  3. I love your chalk board. You are very talented with a piece of chalk!

  4. Your letters are not wonky! They are wonderful! I wish I could do that! Beautiful!

  5. I keep it pretty simple too…love your displays!

  6. So beautiful!! I am in need of a chalkboard just LIKE this!! Where did you find it?! Or did you make it?!

    • Miss Mustard Seed says:

      I made it. I found the frame at Hobby Lobby on clearance, gold leafed it and painted a piece of masonite with chalkboard paint to fit inside.

      • Deborah Jones says:

        Holy Cow! I think I can do that Chalkboard!

        I love, love, love it! And your blog:)

        • Miss Mustard Seed says:

          Yes you definitely can. It’s a very simple, cheap project and it makes a great statement in a room.

  7. I know you’re good, but those are some mad skills if that’s just something that you whipped up quickly on the chalkboard!

  8. I have 4 pint jars marching down my kitchen table right now, filled with cuttings from my bushes. It’s just a simle btit of green, and I was pruning the bushes anyway. They’ve been good for 3 weeks now; I just have to change the water occasionally. I’ve added a jar full of daffodils from the garden in the middle twice, and right now there is a candy jar with liclacs from the garden in the middle. It’s been a real simple way to decorate for spring, and I love seeing it every day!

  9. What a beautiful & whimsical display. I’m so inspired, I copied your chalk artwork {remember it’s the sincerest form of flattery!}. But I did give you credit! Here’s the link:
    I’d be thrilled if you stopped by to see it. Thanks for being so great!

    Warmly, Michelle

  10. How in the world did you do the word spring lettering!??? That is TOO COOL!

  11. Theresa says:

    I have been looking all over the web for column bases like yours. Can you please tell me where you purchased it? They were featured on the Highpoint email, but I don’t live any where near there. I’ve seen them on Pinterest but I can’t find them on line

    In Him,


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