Sunday, March 4, 2012

Spring Fever

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Don't know about everyone else around the country but here in Kentucky we've had a very mild winter.  The daffodils started blooming very early this year as did everyone's spring fever.  With days in the 70's and bright sunshine it's hard not to believe spring is here although there is a chance for snow later this week.

Like everyone else I've been itching to bring out the spring clothes, do some spring cleaning, and plant some flowers.  Since it is Kentucky and the weather can change in the blink of an eye flowers will have to wait...real ones that is...the fake ones can go up now.  Yeah!

As I was heading to run errands today I noticed a sign that Big Lots was having 20% off your entire order.  Needless to say my car made a slight detour.  There was lots of people buying mattresses, grills, and patio furniture but I wasn't in need of any big ticket items.  However I found these bunches of spring flowers and twigs for $4 each before discount.  I got several in order to do a spring and summer arrangement for the front door.  

Using the Southern Living basket I picked up at Goodwill for $2 and spray painted ORB a while back I began inserting the flowers.  And since Easter will be the next major holiday I added a few Easter egg picks also picked up at Big Lots for $1.50 before discount.  


Total cost for this update:  $14.00

4 bunches of flowers/twigs $3.20 each
1 bunch of Easter egg picks $1.20 

I plan on building on this arrangement a little each year until I can get the full look I really want.  Doing a little each year won't break the bank either. I've also got ideas swirling around in my head for how to make the gold/brassy fretwork in the glass disappear.  Hmmm, maybe this spring?

Happy Spring everyone!  

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  1. This is adorable! The eggs are such a great touch!

  2. Oh what a sweet basket for Spring. Come share your talent at my weekly fri-monday linky.

  3. I love the yellow it makes it so bright and cheery such a cute arrangement! I am so ready for spring, but it is supposed to snow here today. Thanks for linking up at So Very Creative, I featured your Door Decor today.

  4. Beautiful! I'm so ready for spring!! Thanks for linking up.

    1. Thanks for hosting! Enjoyed the party!

  5. Look at you linking up twice to the challenge! You get bonus points! This is an absolutely precious, springy arrangement. Can you send one my way? ;-) Thanks for joining in the fun again!

    Erin @ The Great Indoors


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