It has been quite rainy and gloomy here in Seattle this week, and I am definitely ready for longer, brighter days. Subtle signs that spring is upon us are beginning to appear. The cherry trees are on the verge of blooming, cheerful daffodils are making their yearly appearance all over the city, and beautiful spring florals are finding their way into the grocery store. My winter holiday decor has long been put away, and I am cleaning and brightening my home for the new season. Today, I am sharing how I bring touches of spring into my kitchen.
I gave the kitchen a good top to bottom cleaning, which always goes a long way in refreshing a room for the season. Cleaning, decluttering, and adding some natural elements are easy and inexpensive ways to welcome spring into your home.
I picked up some gorgeous pink tulips at the local market. The straw bag was a thrifted find.
My absolute favorite part of spring is seeing the stunning pink cherry trees in full bloom. They are so dramatic and delicate all at the same time. A great trick is to mix faux cherry branches with real, which I have done here. Faux flowers have come a long way, and it’s really hard to tell them apart from the real.
As an ode to my sweet hens, I added a vintage inspired “Farm Fresh Eggs” sign above my window. The long, dark days of winter caused a slow down in egg production, but the girls have now resumed laying in full force. We once again have an abundance of urban farm fresh eggs.
Spring asparagus has arrived in our markets. Seasonal produce displayed in a pretty bowl is an easy and practical way to freshen up the kitchen decor.
In early December, I clipped some evergreens from my garden and displayed them in a vase. They stayed fresh over the winter and one of the branches began to develop roots. When the roots were about an inch long, I transplanted it into a small pot with soil. Supported with a chop stick and some twine. I now have this pretty (and free!) topiary for my kitchen window. This is my first experience propagating an evergreen, so I hope it survives.
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I found this rustic soap dish at a local store, and it’s perfect for holding my scrub brush and soap. It’s also available on Amazon here.
I freshened up the small shelves next to my stove with some practical and pretty kitchen decor. I picked up the white ceramic pot with the copper and brass handle at my favorite thrift shop. My wooden spoons are in a French Utensils Crock. Fresh herbs add some color and life, and it’s handy to have sage near the stove for cooking.
For me, spring is about making my home feel light, bright and fresh. How do you bring spring into your home?
Have a happy weekend, my friends.