Friday, March 8, 2013

Spring is in the air....

...even though it might be snowing. There is a hint of spring in the air in my house, at least. While I took down the holiday decorations in January I contemplated the post-Christmas/still-winter decor, particularly on the mantle.

I used a couple of branches of these silver berries and just placed them on across the mantel in no specific manner. And then I interspersed 2 votives randomly.

Honestly, I had no flowers on here for a while but taller votives. Last weekend I was entertaining and I went in search of some color to herald the coming of spring - soon, I hope. I needed some florals for my dining table, too.

I found gorgeous African roses at the local Trader Joe's in shades of orange and fuchsia which I decided to use together.

I cut them down to fit in my spray-painted Salvation Army glasses now used as vases. This is what the 7" glasses looked like when I first bought them.

After some gold spray paint.

This works in my love for the silver-gold color combination.

The day after my party I moved the flowers from the dining room to the coffee table. They were perfect in my recycled salsa and preserves jars with some clear gems for sparkle.

A simple arrangement, beautiful pop of color.
I removed all leaves below the rims of the containers and left a few above for some green.

This is what I am enjoying in my home today even we have yet another snow day and schools are closed yet again.
Tomorrow promises to be in the 50s!

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  1. Hi there're so clever aboout DYI pprojects I would have never thought aboout spraying glasses, love them.

    We're getting a foot of snow between yesterday and today and I'm so ready for spring!


  2. Ohhh my goddddd these glasses turned out so amazingggg.Wish spring should come so soonnnn

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  5. I love the color of the flowers. The perfect touches of spring. And I'm with you, I love the combo of metallics!!

  6. I love the pops of color and the gold goblets. What a difference flowers make.

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  8. The shades of color from the flowers really pop out with the gray walls! The decor together looks beautiful and unique!

  9. Those spray painted glass turned in to vases looks beautiful...

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