Welcome Spring Home Tour 2017

Without a doubt, Spring is my favorite time of year.  I just can’t help but get a bit giddy as our temperatures get warmer and the buds outside start to push outward into real spring flowers.  It’s like the world has come alive once again for a new season of freshness that we sometimes forget about during the weary doldrum months of winter.  We didn’t have a really terrible winter, but still there’s just something so fresh and clean about Spring and I love it.

Spring has been flirtatious this year, in that she has come and gone and hopefully will be back again soon. So many things are blooming right now and last week we had temps in the 30’s and I’m sure that has been happening all over the country as cold snaps invade us all.  Inside my house, I don’t go fully crazy with changing out things for spring, but it’s fun to join in a blogger party and get my house spring ready for the season.

This time of year you’ll find scads of blogger home tours going on and I’m happy to be joining Marty with A Stroll Through Life and her annual Spring tour of bloggers.  There are 30 on this tour this week and I’m kicking off Monday with some fabulous ladies.  If you’re stopping by from Laura from Decor to Adore, welcome!  I know you enjoyed her adorable home.

This year I went back to my early days of blogging when I was a little bit bunny crazy and had bunnies all over the place. I still like bunnies, but I’m a little more sparing with them these days and only keep my favorite ones.

My living room hasn’t changed much at all, just added in some extra spring things.

A cloche over on the side table holds some spring vignettes.

I picked up these moss balls up in Nashville and it was fun to use them in my decorating for Spring this year. You may recognize that marble and gold round tray from Target that has been all over blogland.  I got it for Christmas and it’s a fun decorating accessory.

Here’s the tray from Target if you’re interested (affiliate link used). 

Another cute lavender plant that I picked up locally from a shop in Vinings, Front Porch of Vinings, is a great looking faux plant.  I have bought a few faux plants lately and they are some of the best I’ve seen, so I’m all about them if they look great.

Fresh flowers in a vintage planter is fun to display.

My mantel holds some of my blue and white canisters that I’ve enjoyed for many years.

I do still love blue and white and used it years ago and now it’s fresh again, so I’m loving it all over again. It’s definitely a classic.

These pieces came from the old Bombay company and Ross, as well as some vintage finds.

I’m getting ready to do a back porch refresh using lots of blue and white too. Can’t wait for that!

I do love those pops of colors in my home decorating.

These white tulips are the ones I got from Magnolia Market in Waco and they are really great looking faux flowers too. That little succulent is also fake.  Fake plants have come a long way over the years and maybe I’ll do a post about the ones that I really like. I got rid of so many fake plants and flowers years ago, but when they look really good, I’m all about the faux in certain spots. That mossy bunny was from Michaels or Pier One a few years ago.  I remember people calling them “bunny on a stick”, which was pretty funny. I tried to find them online, but can’t source them right now.

More blue and white on the foyer table.

And you’ll see another new faux orchid over there, one I picked up recently at Costco for $30.  I loved that it was in a pretty blue and white pot and it looks so realistic too.  Plus that means I can’t kill it so it will always look like this and that’s a big bonus!

I added another moss bunny in the pot.

Blue and white and greens are fun to use during this time of year.

That tiny piece of pottery was gifted to me a few years ago and I love how delicate it is.

Peeking into the dining room, I went all green in there which looks really good in my neutral space.

The gray/taupe table cloth is new from Ballard Designs outlet.

I think this is the first time I’ve showed you my newly redone botanicals that I got at Round Top last year.  I had some real ones in these frames but they turned brown so I wanted more of a fresh green in there and I love them.

This pretty bunny has been with me for many years and putting him on a cake stand makes him extra special.  A preserved boxwood adds more green in here.

Here’s one from Target (affiliate link) that’s round.  I love preserved boxwood!

On the table, I added my green bunny dishes and lots of different green hues for a fresh and springy look.  The iron and glass vases I got from Magnolia Market look really nice on my dining table, with fresh flowers added.

I picked up some green flowers and greenery from the grocery store and love these bright shades of green all mixed together with the moss ball.

I found my moss balls in Nashville at a shop, but here are some on Etsy (affiliate link).

Another mossy green bunny joins the flower bouquet.

An artsy shot of the bunny!  I just love him.

These bunny plates have been with me for about 20 years now and I still love them. Made by Bordallo in Portugal, I  used to pick these up at TJ Maxx, Marshalls and Homegoods, but I don’t know if they are still out there now.  I’ve got many of these dishes as well as a few serving pieces. Notice the cabbage leaf placemats under the plate, have had those a long time too. Silverware service was an estate sale find. White plates and wood and white serving pieces from Mikasa Italian Countryside collection.

I thought it would be fun to get these out for Spring.

Greens in most hues are my favorite and during the Spring season, green is extra special to decorate with. That gray color above the board and batten is Benjamin Moore Rockport Gray.

Peeking in from the kitchen, I do love it when my table is set.

In the kitchen, more green Bordallo dishes round out the kitchen shelves.

As you can see, I’ve got quite a few Bordallo green bunny pieces. And I’m glad I kept that cute bunny oil painting all this time too, it’s great on these shelves.

I hope this tour of spring and green at my house has inspired you for your own Spring decorating.  Be sure and stop by and visit Tammy with Pink Peppermint Design. I know you won’t be disappointed when you check out her home too.

Big shout-out to Marty for putting this fun tour together.  Spring is my favorite season of the year! Have fun decorating your home too!

Here’s the entire lineup of Spring blog tours for the week, so I hope you’ll go by and check many of them out!

Monday – March 20

A Stroll Thru Life – Marty

Decor To Adore – Laura

Southern Hospitality – Rhoda

Pink Peppermint Design – Tammy

Cuckoo4Design – Julia

21 Rosemary Lane -Barbara

Tuesday – March 21

Setting For Four – Heather

The Chronicles of Home – Jennifer

Nesting With Grace – Brooke

Refresh Restyle – Debbie

Haneen’s Haven -Haneen

Simple Stylings – Summer

Wednesday – March 22

Decorating Delirium – Jennifer

Dimples & Tangles – Jennifer

Hymns & Verses – Doreen

Remodelando La Casa – Christina

Sand & Sisal – Kim

Common Ground – Debra

Thursday – March 23

Duke Manor Farms – Laura

It All Started With Paint -Linda

Life on Virginia Street – Sarah

Bliss At Home – Kristin

Rain On A Tin Roof -Jenna

ZDesign At Home – Bree

Friday – March 24

Thrifty and Chic – Alicia

Our Fifth House – Carmel

Inspiration For Moms – Laura

Far Above Rubies – Anita

Life and Home @ 2102 – Vel

Making Home Base


- Rhoda

Comments

  1. Judy Clark says:

    Your house looks lovely Rhoda..as always! GA is beautiful in the Spring. The Dogwoods, azaleas, and the tulips are so special. Thanks for sharing your home.
    Judy

  2. Absolutely in love with your table setting. Fresh light green definitely says spring is here. Such a pretty home tour and happy spring time.

  3. Rhoda, what a beautiful spring tour of your lovely home. Every detail is just perfect…thanks for inviting me in on the first day of Spring!

  4. Andrea G Corley says:

    I always love seeing the changes you make. Your home always looks lovely! I am inspired by your ability to see newness in things. Thanks for your friendship and creativity in my home as well. Hope you are enjoying the new car and can’t wait to read that post. Enjoy the birds singing today!

  5. Rhoda, your home is bright and cheerful, but oh, that bunny on the pedestal in the DR! The DR and kitchen are my favorites. I love the masculine/feminine feel in the DR especially. Happy Spring.

  6. You’ve welcomed Spring in a lovely way! We share a love for blue & white and bunnies. Loved that sweet picture of your parents too. I put together a pretty arrangement for my dining table using a bunny, faux daffodils, and eggs in a ginormous white bowl….only to discover my new rescue kitty, Grace Kelley, sound asleep in the middle of it!!

  7. Your home looks beautiful and springy! Love those Bordallo dishes!

  8. Barbara Hunnicutt Moore says:

    Love it all! Your open shelves in the kitchen are perfection! Everything just looks beautiful, my talented friend.

  9. Rhoda I adore the color palette you used in your living room. It is so fresh and perfect for spring. The tablescape and shelves in your kitchen truly make me smile. Have a wonderful day!

  10. Connie Luck says:

    I still love those bunny plates and remember them in your other lovely home! Your home is always warm and inviting and it doesn’t matter the season because its always beautiful. Love your rug in LR and your blue chair! Would you mind telling me the brand of your rug and chair and where you purchased them.? I have not been a blue person before but its growing on me since I come to Florida for the winter. LOL
    Hugs
    Connie

  11. Your home is absolutely gorgeous, and I simply LOVE your style! Actually, you and I could put our homes together as one, and they would be perfect 🙂 I have a vase that is almost like your green/teal urn. You have really created a warm, inviting space that is just beautiful!

  12. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life says:

    I love your home and how you always keep it so fresh for each season. Your Bordello Bunny pieces are fabulous and I adore that bunny painting too. Such a beautiful tablesetting and those shelves in your kitchen are my favorite. Thanks so much for joining the tour, you home is definitely a delight.

  13. These are my absolute favorite posts! Can’t wait to tour all 30. Looks like you took the Pantone Color of the year Greenery serious! Love the green everywhere. Happy first day of Spring, Rhoda! Your home speaks Spring beautifully.

  14. I’ve done a little blog hopping, but always like you home the best!

  15. So cheerful and springy! Love all of your cute bunnies – perfect for this time of year.

  16. I love that green vintage planter in your living room with the flowers in it!!! When you get tired of it you can send it up to Ohio 🙂 Your whole room looks so pretty and springy though without being over the top “Hey, it’s cutesy, pink and yellow Easter!”.

  17. Rhoda, Thanks for the beautiful Spring tour! I love your home. You have so many classic pieces and I love the way you mix things up. I think I need to paint most of my rooms white so when using color it will really pop! I love your dining room and the colorful green plates. I’ve seen some plates and green cabbage bowls this year at Home Goods and love them. Your home has such a beautiful mix of color, classic and modern. Just love it all!

  18. ReNey Murdock says:

    Oh, what a joy! Spring is my fav time of the year! You always have beautiful designs and ideas! You not only show us how to use what we have,but how to shop for inexpensive items. Love every thing you do! Happy Spring!

  19. Wonderful Home, Rhonda. Very Cheerful and Happy. I love your style and the lightness of the Spring season reflected here.

  20. Rhoda I just love your use of all the blue and white. So pretty and perfect for spring. Your home is gorgeous and loved the tour! Happy Spring!
    XO Barbara

  21. Carol Ionata Heartfelt Whimsies says:

    Just gorgeous, Rhoda! Love all the green pottery along with all the bunnies! Blue and green are my fave colors so I just love every room of yours!! Happy Spring!!

  22. I love all of the small home decor touches that you added. Changing your decor for each season does not have to be large, drastic changes. Small, simple changes add up to make the same effect. Thanks for sharing.

  23. I just love the way you mix blue and green, Rhoda. The colors together are so fresh and timeless. Your home never disappoints!

  24. Your home is just so classy Rhoda! In love with all your spring touches especially the green Bordallo dishes – jealous! So honored to share this home tour with you!

  25. Rhoda, you beautiful home looks fabulous all dressed up for Spring! I LOVE the green bunny dishes! I wish I had them too. Your table looks beautiful and that older bunny is my favorite piece. happy Spring!!!!

  26. Your blues and greens really say Hello Spring! Love them. And, I am working with blues and greens this spring too. They are such fresh colors after winter. Sheila

  27. I too have those green bunny plates and assorted pieces. I love taking them out Easter for our brunch! I haven’t seen them in TJ Max, Marshalls or Home Goods lately either.

  28. The house looks very homey. I perticularly like the bunnies and the blue and white. For a while blue and white was put out to pasture , so I was pleased to see it make a come back. I love it and have some very pretty pieces. I say it never went out of style. I say if you love it then it’s in style. I have also for years loved bunnies. My children use to love when they would come in from school in early spring only to find the bunnies sitting around. Smiles all around and I loved it. Like you though I put only a few out now. I do have a few stone ones I leave out a little more than the rest. I loved all the pics. Your house looks very sweet. I like :)))

    • Thank you, Carole, you are right blue and white sort of went out of favor, but I never got rid of all of mine just like I didn’t get rid of all my gold and gilt paintings and things. So things always cycle back in especially classic things that people seem to love. Blue and white is still beautiful to me too!

  29. Rhoda, I just love your home! So inviting and pretty. You are a master at mixing color, pattern and texture. Thank you for sharing your beautiful tour.

  30. so many sweet spring touches! I love all the blue pottery. Your home makes me REALLY excited for Easter! xxxx

  31. Love your Spring decor! I couldn’t possibly choose a favorite room. It’s all so fresh and wonderful. Thanks for sharing. Susie from The Chelsea Project

  32. I love your home! The blue and green touches are also my favorite color combo this year. Now, if I have to choose a room, I’ll say the dining room, it’s classy, and warm, and beautiful. Again, your entire home is!

  33. Donna Williams says:

    Love your home and reading your blog. How do you store home decor when not in use?

    • Hi, Donna, I have a smallish storage closet off my laundry room that has shelving in there. That’s where all my extras are stored. I would love to have a bigger more organized area for it all, but it’s fine for now. Christmas is in there too.

  34. What a beautiful Spring home tour Rhoda!! I love all of your rabbit touches, the greens and the blues! Your home looks so inviting and fresh for the season! Happy Spring friend! xo Heather

  35. hi Rhoda, can’t have too many bunnies out this time of the year. your dining room is always a favorite of mine. it’s so classic and I just love those planters/lanterns that you got at waco. i saw something similar at PB that I was going to order. hope you are doing well and are enjoying this time of the year.

  36. Each room looks so pretty and fresh Rhoda! Thanks for sharing and I hope to get around to checking out the other blogs tonight. Lynne

  37. What a beautiful tour, Rhoda! Well done! Honored to share this with you!

  38. You have a lovely style to your decorating. Very chic and classy! I just love the colors you have chosen! Happy that you did not paint your gorgeous antiques dining room buffet and left it in orginal condition and added light colors around it. I have several antiques myself that I will not paint they are worth a fortune my husband would kill me. lol
    Hugs Maria

  39. Rhoda, I love all your pops of green throughout your home! It just ‘blooms’ Spring. Happy Spring to you…so honored to be on this tour with you. 🙂

  40. I love your spring home tour! I agree spring is the best! I love all the green touches you added! & I am a big blue and white fan! It’s a timeless color combination! I love all your pottery!

  41. I love your Bordallo pottery!

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