Touches of Spring

Today, I’m joining a talented group of friends for a SPRING Home Tour and Design Party! So be sure and scroll all the way to the bottom to find links to their pages!

 I’m sharing the touches of Spring in our dining room, and it was really easy.

I used what I already had, and the only thing I purchased was some grocery store flowers. Very simple and easy.

Spring Decorating | Edith & Evelyn Vintage |

Touches of Spring | Edith & Evelyn |

Touches of Spring | Edith & Evelyn |

With all of my time being consumed with the renovation of the foyer, I find that simple decorating works best for me these days. 

There just aren’t enough hours in the day!

Touches of Spring | Edith & Evelyn |

Touches of Spring | Edith & Evelyn |

I pulled out all of my bird’s nests and little faux birds. I apparently have amassed quite a collection of them over the years, because when I pulled them out of my storage box, there was more than I realized!

Touches of Spring | Edith & Evelyn |

I had been toying with an idea of building a large nest and sitting it in an urn. I had an old grapevine wreath that I thought would work to make the nest, so I took it apart and worked with it until I had a “nest” shape.

Touches of Spring | Edith & Evelyn |

I grabbed a pronged limb from the yard, stuck it in some styrofoam that was placed in the bottom of the urn. I covered the foam with spanish moss and added a couple of faux eggs.

Touches of Spring | Edith & Evelyn |

I then perched my big grapevine nest in the fork of the branch, added more spanish moss and eggs, and then perched two little birds at the top.

And voila! An oversized bird’s nest!

I love it so much, that it may have to stay displayed all summer!

Touches of Spring | Edith & Evelyn |

Touches of Spring | Edith & Evelyn |

Hubby brought home some grocery store flowers and I added them to an urn and some of my ironstone for the center of the table.

Touches of Spring | Edith & Evelyn |
Touches of Spring | Edith & Evelyn |

Touches of Spring | Edith & Evelyn |

I added preserved moss into small ironstone bowls and topped each one with a colored egg, perfect for each place setting.

If I were hosting the Easter meal, I would personalize each egg with the name of the person sitting there, but thankfully, I have a wonderful sister that always hosts holiday meals at her home….which is wonderful, because she is a fabulous cook! 

Touches of Spring | Edith & Evelyn |

Touches of Spring | Edith & Evelyn |

More nests and birds were scattered in a few more places….you can probably spy them in the photos.

Touches of Spring | Edith & Evelyn |

Touches of Spring | Edith & Evelyn |

Touches of Spring | Edith & Evelyn |

And of course, I had to use this little white lamb planter that I found at an estate sale not long ago.

He’s perfect for holding silverware.

Touches of Spring | Edith & Evelyn |

Touches of Spring | Edith & Evelyn |

Touches of Spring | Edith & Evelyn |

Of course, my Spring decorating wouldn’t be complete without decorating our french blue buffet, which sits in our kitchen/breakfast room. 

Touches of Spring | Edith & Evelyn |

So there you have it, my version of simple Spring decorating!

I’m taking a few days off to relax, and do nothing. Hope you have a fabulous Easter weekend filled with love, laughter, and family…..and good food!

Please take a moment to visit the other ladies and their beautiful homes! 

Happy Easter!



49 thoughts on “Touches of Spring

  1. Just gorgeous!!!!! I have loved looking at all the beautiful rooms you and your husband have been tackling, having totally redone a similar sized home from top to bottom I understand everything you are experiencing, your home is so yummy, it should be in loads of magazines…in my opinion, it is better then anything I have seen in print in a looooooong time!

    • Thank you so much Donna! It’s a lot of work, as you know, and we are pretty slow! But it will be worth it! Thank you so much for the kind compliments!

  2. ~Cindy~
    SOooo very Pretty! That was wonderful to recycle the grapevine wreath into the nest, love that !! Ohh, the crown is adorable, I would love to have one !! And I must say, I am so hooked on the S.Pellegrino water it is wonderful and so refreshing with lemon or lime !! Enjoy your Easter with your family, our first without my sister she will definitely be missed, but our Lord brings so much comfort.

    Have a Blessed Easter!

  3. Cindy, OMG! Your large birds nest turned out gorgeous I’m really in love with it….don’t mind if I give it a try? Loveeeeee every creation you have made and your simple decorating is just stunningly you….
    Wishing you and your family a beautiful and peaceful Easter….

    Big smiles~

  4. Cindy – Only you could make “simple” look so stunning and beautiful! I love the grapevine wreath nest! Easter Blessings to you and your family

  5. Cindy, your dining room is stunning to begin with, but what you added for spring is just delightful… 🙂 I’m in love with the planter at the center of the table and that nest you built is utterly fabulous!! All the mossy touches are perfect and the vignette on the built-in is wonderful. Enjoy your Easter weekend!

    • Thank you Lory! Just visited your beautiful home, your mantel is beyond gorgeous! I saw several things I want to steal! Happy Easter!

  6. Cindy I just love the large nest! Beyond creative!
    I just LOVE what your doing with your house! Thank you for sharing the progress I look forward to every new post!

  7. Cindy, how I enjoyed visiting your dining room…beautiful! I absolutely love the large nest you created…a perfect spring addition! Wishing you a joyous Easter! Blessings, Pam @ Everyday Living

  8. You have outdone yourself once again with your “simple” spring decor! That grapevine nest is amazing, I am going to try to duplicate that for sure!! I will give you credit though! Love the crown on the bird!!! Wishing you and your family a very happy and blessed Easter!!!

  9. This is gorgeous, Cindy and I don’t know how you have time to do all this. That tiny crown on the bird is just too cute and made me smile! Have a wonderful Easter weekend!

  10. I think another magazine spread is in order just to feature your incredible Spring dining room! I love your tablescape and beautiful touches of the new season throughout your stunning space (the oversized nest is incredible)! Look forward to seeing your foyer transformation! Happy Easter!

  11. I could sit in your dining room all day and never tire of seeing all the beauty that surrounds you…your “simple touches” are truly beautiful. Love that huge grapevine nest…and must say that I am super hearting that most adorable crown on the that cutie bird…thanks for the gorgeous tour as always Cindy!…Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Easter!!

  12. Cindy its stunning! I am in love with your creations, this time that wonderous bird nest!! I will have to try to make one like it, as I adore it!!! Every thing you do is perfection, and I am so happy each time I come to visit you.

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