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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Spring Side Door Decor - April Showers

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As the old adage goes, "April showers bring May flowers".  Now that it's nearly April 1st, I thought that a little Spring Decor for the outside was in order.

I have a double door on the front of my house (and I still need to make two of some type of wreath for that) but the side door is the one that all of my family and friends use every day so I thought, "Why not make something cheery and just a little bit "unexpected?!"



I have a collection of vintage umbrellas and parasols and this little beauty is one of them. She's ivory silk on the outside and has a second layer of tan silk on the inside. Both layers have pink painted flowers and green vines which made her the perfect choice for filling with some of my favorite signs of spring.


I had some daffodils, tulips, ranunculus, hyacinth, moss and a piece of  french ribbon hanging around in the basement from last Spring's arrangement in my urn:


 I simply added one of the multitude of birds' nests that I seem to have collected, snipped a few more sprigs from my pussy willow bush, retied the ribbon with a little vintage lace, and voila!  Free side door decor that's guaranteed to make my girlfriends smile and my sons wonder if I've lost my grip on reality.




Have a sunny Thursday and don't forget Week 2 of  This Week in My Midwest Garden tomorrow!!!

xo, 

S
Linking to:
Spring Decor Link Party at Southern Hospitality
The Shabby Nest - Frugal Friday

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