Monday, March 30, 2015

Natural Elements Easter - Spring Decor

I have never been one to decor with much whimsy or color.

All my life I have enjoyed using natural elements in my decor;
be in wood, metal, stone, wicker, paper, leather, etc.

(I know this was totally inherited this from my mother.)

And, as like most of you - I, too, like to mix new
 with vintage- they all mix so wonderfully together.

Pottery lamp....old pane....heavy iron decorative 
ceiling tray-turned-wall-art...old French bottles,
 antique wooden wardrobe, vintage wicker jug, burlap runner....
family heirloom cedar chest, painted wood & glass end table....

My basic anchor pieces stay put,
 but the seasonal items are always changing!

Leaves, twigs, feathers,......a frame with vintage nest print....

Rusty metal basket , moss, zinc tray
pussy-willow branches wrapped in twine....

Linen, grape vines, satin and silk....

Hand-turned vintage wooden compote
 holding a real storm-fallen bird's nest....

And to keep it safe from Kitty Romeo
and protect it from dust
I top it with a tall heavy glass cloche....
with my glass beaded crocheted doily
 on a tall painted wooden plant stand table.

I believe these doilies are actually made
to place over top bowls of food to keep the flies out.
Do any of you know for certain?

I just love the way the beads dangle here.
And flies don't stand a chance in our house, haha.

Plus it snowed the other day so
 we're basically fly-less anyway right now!

In a quiet reading corner next to the fireplace 
you will find an antique round table
with a stack of old books on a metal tray, metal lamp.....
stone bunny and raffia carrots.....burlap lamp shade...

Here's a little closer look....

"Behold the Lamb of God,
 Who takes away the sins of the world."

                                                ~John 1:29

Twigs, felted wool, rusty metal bells, wooden legs......
a little reminder of the Reason for the Season,
cute little lambs...

Stoneware Majolica cabbage platter.....old wicker
 covered bottle, felted wool...

So that's bits of our living room right as is right now.

Thank you for visiting me today.

This is a *very* busy week for many of us, 
so your visit today is especially delightful.

Time is our most precious commodity,
 and when given to me is very much appreciated.

God bless you.


  1. Hi Michele, I love all your wonderful natural elements. the small framed piece is so pretty, is it a nest print? I'd love to see it closer. Have a wonderful Easter Week!

  2. Michele, thank you for sharing your wonderfully curated 'natural' items. I also have a few nests that have fallen, and keep them in various areas of my sunroom - little works of art, they are. I love your ceiling tray turned wall art, and the small, framed print. Great seasonal touches, and I'm much like you, only switching up a few things. Happy Easter week, our chance for renewal.
    Rita C at Panoply

  3. Michele, natural elements are God's gifts to us and always look lovely when displayed so beautifully as you have in your home. Everything looks right at home! Have a wonderful Easter! ♥

  4. Your natural elements are all lovely. Just beautiful! I see your little whimsey came at the end and is very natural looking, too. Beautiful- xo Diana

  5. Very pretty, Michele! I love that side table vignette. You've got some wonderful elements going on there. I pretty much keep things as a base, too, and just add to it for the holidays. Well, except for Christmas, because I just have so much darn stuff!

  6. Love your pretty nests. Thanks foe visiting me too.

  7. So many lovelies in your home! The pottery lamp is great!

  8. Michele, I like to use natural elements too. Organic things have textures which I like.
    Thanks for sharing your touches of spring around your pretty home.
    Happy Easter!

  9. Hi Michele: I love see all your home decor. I can't wait for more. Have a blessed Easter. Hugs, Martha

  10. Everything is so beautiful and charming, Michele. I love the sweet touches of love you add to your decor.

    Thanks for giving us a peek into your home. Hugs to you!

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  12. Your natural elements for your spring/Easter décor displays are a real delight, stunning. You have such a beautiful home.

  13. Sweet natural elements …. love finding a real nest to use. Enjoy your week Michele…
    XOXO Mary

  14. There are many kinds of beauty and you have found it in your style of decor. I love all the soft touches.

  15. Very pretty, Michele! I love the natural look. Mother Nature rocks!!! :) Happy Easter!

  16. How beautiful! Love, love all your Spring touches!

  17. I love the clean, fresh, natural feel of the decorations, Michele. So very lovely.

  18. Ficou muito bonito a sua decoração de páscoa, Michele! Tenha um bom dia!
    Att: Dora.

  19. Your 'nest' is so beautifully restful. Your natural elements are beautiful. Yes, the bead-edged cloth was for covering bowls and pitchers for protection from flies. Yours looks lovely under the cloche.

  20. Hi Michele,
    Oh my, your home is lovely. What a gorgeous armoire and such beautifully displayed Easter decor. Thank you for taking the time to visit me. It is an honour! Happy Easter! Blessings, Karen

  21. Hi Michele, your spring decor is sweet with a nice mix of old and new. I'd never heard about the doilies with beaded fringe on them to keep out flies but it makes sense. That's one thing about winter - no flies!! :) Have a blessed Easter. Hugs. Pam

  22. Thank you for the tour Michele. Easter and spring decor is my favorite. Love the bunnies, bird nests, etc., and all the pastels. A blessed Easter to you dear friend.
    p.s. I've seen those doilies with beads sold as covers for pitchers of lemonade to keep the flies out. They're so pretty. (the doilies, not the flies, haha)

  23. No, I read this and commented. I said something about how beautifully whimsical I think your decor is. It appeals mightily to me.

  24. I love the neutral decor. I'm not a pastel person, so spring decor always looks out of place in my home. I'll have to keep your ideas in mind next year. :)

  25. Everything looks so pretty! Love all the nests ~ so neat that you are able to obtain natural ones. Those carrots are adorable too! You have a beautiful home ~ very warm and welcoming.


  26. Michelle I just love that piece above your sofa!!! I had to pop over and see it after you left your comment on my post today! :-)

  27. This is really great! I love your style. I found your blog on the Coastal Charm linkup and I'm so glad I did! Look forward to reading more.

  28. Michelle, Your Spring décor is so pretty! I also love your armoire and the piece above the sofa. Thank you for joining the Share Your Style party and Happy Easter.

  29. You do Natural so beautifully Michele! Love each and every vignette.

  30. Did I miss Easter Dinner at your house??? Wowsers that table is stunninng!!! Christine from Little Brags


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