Category — Seasonal Decor
Although the Spring showers are back, we’ve been lucky to have several warm sunny stretches (including this past weekend) and it’s been so nice to enjoy our backyard again! One of the main reasons we moved to this house was the 1/4 acre lot with it’s tall trees and one of Brad’s biggest hobbies is landscaping, lucky for me :)
Everything is especially lush and green at this time of year and I think only thing lacking on our back deck is comfortable seating. Our old cushions are in pretty rough shape (they’ve weathered everything from drippy popsicles to muddy racoon paws to monsoon rains) but I can’t quite justify spending big bucks on new cushions for chairs that I don’t really like all that much. While some padding is obviously more comfortable, I can’t help but think that chairs without would be much better suited to our West Coast climate…
The green Ikea chairs above would be within budget and are definitely cheerful, but I’m not sure how inviting they’d be to lounge in on a hot summer’s day. This banquette with it’s layers of pillows and throws, however, well I don’t think I’d ever leave!
I saw this string Huron Chair (as well as the Bend chairs in the first pic) at the summer preview tour at West Elm last week and loved it…a single seat cushion might be a happy compromise. Easy enough to take in overntigh yet comfy enough to sit in for a second cocktail (twist my rubber arm ;)…which would you choose?
May 22, 2013 4 Comments
Admittedly, aside from Christmas, I’m not big on seasonal decorating for individual holidays and I give myself a shiny gold star if we actually get around to dying eggs at Easter. But after seeing the following eggshell succulent planters over at Le Robin’s Nest, I could very well change my tune! I managed to find even more egg-celent (sorry!) Easter-inspired DIY’s that step outside the food colouring box and thought I’d share some of my faves with you today…
Do you celebrate Easter? If so, do you decorate your entire house or stick to dying eggs? We’ll be spending the long weekend with family, heading off to church (it’s been far too long!) and setting up egg hunts for the kiddos. I’ll be enjoying some extra days off but will share some gorgeous pics from our last shop photo shoot when I’m back next Wednesday. Happy Easter and/or Happy Long Weekend!
March 27, 2013 9 Comments
The monumental rainfall appears to have ceased temporarily (knock on wood!) and the sun has come out to join us, just in time for the weekend! The Spruce girls and I are putting together a Summer look-book for Trove Vintage Rentals next week so I’ve had flowers on the brain. We’re off to a local barn with our photographer this morning to scout it out as a venue for the shoot…fingers crossed that it will be the perfect rustic space! One of our lovely consigners, Kari of Confetti Floral Design, dropped off several stunning bouquets yesterday and I just had to share a little glimpse with you…
Ahh, Spring in all her glory, right? With blooms on the brain, here are some other beauties that brightened my week…
We’re off to Vancouver this afternoon for a weekend of family fun and we’re all pretty stoked to get out of dodge! We’ve got trips planned to the aquarium (for the kids) and The Museum of Anthropology (for us), with lots of beach time and people watching mixed in between. What are your plans? Hopefully they include lots of warm-ish sunshine! Enjoy :)
March 22, 2013 4 Comments
Despite my positive thoughts to encourage warm Spring sunshine to stick around, the weather has been pretty manic lately. Pouring rain, beaming sunshine and even a random hail shower all made regular appearances over the weekend. Needless to say, it’s hard to know how to dress each morning! I know that it’s still February for a few more days but I wonder if March is getting a head start…In like a lion, out like a lamb, as the saying goes. Hopefully that means milder temperatures will get a head start too! In the meantime, here are a few more bright spaces to cheer us all up on this soggy Monday morning…
I’ve got a busy week ahead, how about you? We’ve had an exceptionally busy start to the year at Spruce Collective and I don’t feel like I’ve had many moments to catch up. Definitely not a bad thing but I’m hoping to settle into somewhat of a routine at some point soon. It’s hard to believe that we’ve already been open for 6 months! I’ll be sure to share some pics of what we’ve been up to at the shop with you soon. Have a great start to the week!
February 25, 2013 8 Comments
How was your weekend? Are you nursing a Super Bowl super hangover today? Football’s not my thing (although I did tune in for Beyonce’s halftime show…I thought she rocked it!) and we had a relaxing day consisting of snuggles with my tiny niece, movies on the couch, and giving my house a thorough clean. Pretty exciting :) but a good way to start the busy week ahead nonetheless. I must admit that I’ve been feeling a bit of writer’s block these days. Nothing serious and it’s a good thing, pushing me to create more of my own images and my own original content to share with you. But here’s a bit of inspiration found elsewhere, in the meantime..
Paper Flowers at West Elm
I’m off to the city for some running around for the shop and lunch with a friend but wish you all a great start to your week! Talk soon,
February 4, 2013 7 Comments