Digging into Spring with Ikea 2013

February 22, 2013

Despite the fact that it snowed for a few moments here on Wednesday morning (seriously!), can we just call it Spring already? I mean, we’re all more than ready for the brighter months ahead and the stores are full of juicy coloured cropped jeans and dresses so let’s just put our sunglasses on and pretend it’s warm outside, moving on past this dreary winter, shall we? Ikea‘s Spring look-book is the perfect place to start, as I think you’ll agree. They’ve got everything from neutral basics to bright pops of colour for your window sill, patio or backyard space…which would you choose?

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My gardening skills are pretty basic and so are my tastes when it comes to potted plants and garden styles. Terra cotta pots, white crockery and loads of fresh herbs are staples on my front porch and back deck so the latest looks from Ikea were right up my alley. I just love this hanging rope swing turned potting shelf, don’t you? And I also love the way that the styling team has incorporated everyday items into the mix like using glass vases as mini greenhouses and dishes as planters. But outdoor spaces are also a great excuse to experiment with colour. I’m thinking of adding some bright hits of yellow this year, how about you?

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This sill-sized greenhouse is pretty fantastic and would be so perfect in a kitchen window or any sunny spot really. With all of the fresh greenery and sunlight in these images, I can almost shake the chill in the air…almost! Cheers to positive thinking and to the weekend…have a great one!



1 Tracey { 02.22.13 at 2:01 pm }

I just love spring, it’s a new beginning, the air is so fresh and either the big garden or little pots such as these are so cheery. Have a great weekend Lily!
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2 Birch + Bird { 02.24.13 at 10:44 am }

You have such a lovely garden Tracey! I’m no green thumb but am looking forward to freshening up my yard after this bleak winter!

3 Alice { 02.24.13 at 4:23 am }

hey, thanks for the post, I love IKEA and I am similar to you, I am a keen herb grower and am starting out this spring as a amateur gardener trying to grow lots of spinach, chard, herbs, tomatoes, chili’s, poppys and sweet peas. I don’t have any soil or earth as I live in a first floor maisonette but I have a very sunny fire escape which looks and feels a million times prettier when all my plants are covering it in pots all summer long!
Your link to the Ikea site just takes me to their ‘home’ page, can you possibly link me to their ‘spring look book’ that you mentioned?!
Your blog is great, I have just book marked it!

4 Birch + Bird { 02.24.13 at 10:43 am }

Thanks Alice! Ikea Canada sent me a press kit “look book” and I picked my faves to share with you all. You can see more Spring pics when you click on individual products on their main site….http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/categories/departments/outdoor/17899/…hope that helps :)

5 Heather Maloney { 02.25.13 at 2:13 am }

Oh my. I so need to go to Ikea now and get all of the above. Love the little greenhouses and the tiny pots but the best one is the glasses used as cloches – genius and look so pretty. Thank you for a fabulous garden inspired post. Heather

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Gorgeous photos here. So inspiring.
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