Do you ever get into where you want to keep the simple spring flowers;but want to bring out those summer cottage touches too? Here is a few of the past style I have done for the mid spring farmhouse looks! Well here is a way to do both! Our home has had some changes since the last time you saw it
Last year I found this adorable chicken feeder. Well, my mom was with me and she just looked at me; when I said I am going to buy this. Did I know what I was going to do with it when I got, I sure did not. I knew I would find something eventually though. I saw many pictures on Pinterest of people using them as a plate rack on top of a china hutch; but I wanted something different. Well, last year I filled it with lemons and lambs ear garland for the summer months but; this year I wanted to use something than lemons. That’s when it hit me, how about a plate rack but not your normal one. I chose to take the plates plus my favorite pots, vintage terra cotta pots and placed them inside the feeder.
This then gave me that spark that I needed to figure out what I could do for this in-between time summer cottage. Lately, I have been getting asked quite a bit how do I figure out what I am going to do next. The question is simple, I just start moving things I love to style with around the home.
During this time of the year, I love having fresh plants and faux plants mixed together. I took what use to be my coffee bar and turned it into an entry way area. This happened because I just love styling it with anything cozy. Cozy styling for spring or summer for me is anything with plants, a fashion accessory, plus vintage layering mirrors.
Another question that I get asked, how do you style a mantle? In our master I have a faux mantle, that I just love to layer. This time I wanted to do something other than just plants, like I did for the spring.
I found these two old window panes in our shed out back, and I thought where can I put on them? Well, as most of you know I love my botanical prints. Once I picked the ones out that I liked from the book that I ordered from Amazon.
Using string to hang them over the windows, but I did not like that they did not have that pop that I was looking for. I knew that I was going to need a bold color. I went to the dollar tree and found some black wood picture frames to put the prints in. Once I had them in the frames I nailed them to the window panes and that was it, I loved the depth the black color created. There was only one thing missing and of course, I had to layer those windows with an antique no frame mirror.
Sharing this I hope that giving you my tips on how to style during this mid spring almost summer time will help you create your own cozy almost summer cottage theme. I would love to see you style your home from these samples and share them with me on Instagram or Pinterest! For more spring looks check out this post! Thank you as always for stopping by the blog today!