Monday, March 26, 2012

A little Spring Magic


Hello!

I hope everyone has been experiencing the incredible Spring weather that we have been having here in the Midwest.  I told my children that they will be talking about this March for the rest of their lives, as it is the warmest, nicest March we have ever had!!  And I have been loving it.

It has inspired me to bring a little of that outdoor magic into our family room...



I loved how my friend Jen used vintage botanical prints recently while shooting her new Spring line.  I bought these prints last Summer at the flea market and Jen inspired me to pull them out and use them to help create some Spring magic.

I also cut some flowering Pear branches from my yard.  I still can't believe that so much is in bloom already...it's crazy to have blooms on this tree in March!





I had to strategically photograph this room because I recently had an electrician put recessed lighting in and one of the walls and the ceiling had to be torn up to do that.  We got the holes patched up, but my husband had to leave for Hong Kong on business before we could get those areas repainted. 

This room is still a bit of a work in progress, but I love having the burst of Spring happiness in here right now :)





My mom had the great idea to hang the window that used to be propped up in the corner of the room horizontally on the wall above the daybed.  I am really liking it like this.  Thank you mom for all of your help in arranging this room!

My sister found the vintage wedding veil at the thrift store and I just thought it looked pretty hanging on the window...



For the top of the entertainment center, I filled some of my vintage Ball jars with pear blossoms, added some mini clay pots, and brought out a few of my vintage cloches, and spring-inspired items... 






This gorgeous weather has my little Caighton confused...she thinks it is Summer already and has been walking around the house in her bathing suit, wearing her goggles, and begging to go to the pool :))


Wishing you a happy, sun-filled week!!

Tracey


60 comments:

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Everything looks so pretty--you did a great job photographing your house. I love the flowering branches--spring is such a fun time of year:)

nelly said...

Много красиви снимки, Пролетни и свежи.
Поздрави и хубава седмица от мен.

Fleaing France & French Shopping Tours said...

Very, very pretty! Love the first shot especially.....

It's me said...

Hi Tracey...it all looks wonderful in your home......liek the new issue from JDL.....with your home in it !!...so nice to see...love for a happy week Ria...xxx...

Rainbow Gatherer said...

lovely :) I'll also put some spring blossoms in my vases but I'm waiting for April :)

chateau chic said...

So lovely, as usual. I'm in love with the farm table that your wonderful wooden tote is sitting on.
Mary Alice

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! said...

Helloooo Tracey...
Always love the "Fresh Feel" of your Home!*!*!
The wooden tote - BeSt!*!*! AND LoVe the Sconces on either side of the Mirror!!!
Jeanine Burkhardt

Urban Farmgirl said...

It all looks so fresh and summery....love it!

Mary

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Tracey this post is just what I needed...it is fall to your knees beautiful!!!! We are having the same kind of crazy weather here..2 days ago we had a humidex it was 29 degrees....HELLO its March!!!!! Anyway you really have inspired me..been in abit of a decor rut lately so thanks! x0

Anne said...

Tracey,
Love your spring decor.Simple and elegant.My daughter is loving this weather too.Every chance she gets she is outside biking,rollerblading,or riding her scooter.She can't get enough.We are on spring break this week.Looks like today is the only yucky day.
Blessings,
Anne

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Gorgeousness, Tracey! Such a great light filled room! Our pears are in full bloom here in Ohio, too, and I'm sure they will even be done soon. It all looks so pretty!

pballard said...

Beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration. I love the little shabby table...

Fresh Vanilla For C said...

Love it all as usual, You home is so cheerful and inviting. Thanks for sharing your Spring filled home:)
Have a wonderful week enjoying your nice weather:)Its rainy and cold here in Southern California. A weather flip flop.
~Cheryl

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

LOVE it all Tracey!!~
Your photos and home always inspire!!~
Wishing you a joyous week and enjoy your wonderful weather!
Sincerely,
Melinda

Leah C said...

Oh beautiful spring...I'm so thrilled it's here! And that's some gorgeous magic going on in your house, Tracey:) Simply beautiful!

Deserae said...

Everything looks so springy and beautiful!!! I love that enormous mirror too...just stunning!!!
~Des

Sheila R - Blessed and Distressed said...

Just love your spring filled room! So glad spring is here with the windows open to hear all of the birds singing (and dogs barking!)

Bonjade said...

Such beautiful spring atmosphere you have in your home.

Love the light in your home.

Fine evening

Jill Elaine said...

lovely! Very. I am so happy spring came early!! Now if it will just stay and not let a hard freeze come in.

le ciel flamand said...

I love this happy and bright atmosphere in your ever so beautiful pictures!

Did you get my email with adresses in Bruges? I've sent it to the adress mentioned in your profile, I hope that's the right one...

Have a nice and sunny day!

Annelies

Rhonda said...

Awe, that is so funny and cute about your daughter walking around in her swimming goggles. Love it!
Gorgeous images. Love your blog.

All Things Chic 2 said...

Tracey
Your home is stunning & your spring touches are just fabulous!!!I always get so inspired when visiting you...Stop by for a visit when you get a chance...Blessings Lori

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

Trace!

When I first saw it - the Brady Bunch song popped in my head "Sunshine DAYS!" So happy - so sunny - so YOU!

xoxo

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

So beautiful! I love it all!

~Shanon

Sandi said...

Absolutely beautiful photos Tracey! Love your home and your style.
BLessings~

Rachel Pallas said...

Sooo pretty!! xoxo

Bodhi said...

Really gorgeous! I am in love with the color of your walls!

Cindy said...

Everything looks so delightfully springlike. So pretty... I love your post title font too, it's absolutely charming and perfect for your blog...

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

The lighting you've captured here is just pure magic! So lovely.

Hope you're having a beautiful Spring!

Hugs,
Anne

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Lovely! Airy and fresh...
...truly spring like!

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Lana said...

The room looks great. I love the wall with the large mirror, wall sconces and the molding. That wall is wonderful. Can't wait to see the whole thing.

Elma said...

Oh everything looks so beautiful!!Ilove the flowers! I know here in Mi it has been so nice and warm to and all the trees are flowering allready!!
My little ones want to open the pool to swim to:) Love this weather!!! Lets hope it stays this way:)

Shabby soul said...

Tracy, your way of dacorate is superbe!
Simple as I adore!
Silvia

Leslie said...

Lovely spring filled room and those prints up top are the perfect touch to your wall!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Gorgeous images! Lucky you for having the gorgeous weather. when my FIL was here from IL we had rain while you had temps in the 80's.. enjoy!
XO
Kristin

A Cottage Muse said...

Our early Spring has gone away...we went from 80 last week to 30 today! Your beautiful photos are warming me up though!
Happy Spring!

Sharon said...

Tracey,

These have to be some of the prettiest interior images I've seen in a while. I just love everything! I could picture myself taking a nap on the daybed on a warm afternoon. Waking up to glowing colors and a cup of ice coffee. Silly, I know.

Thank you for the inspiration!

Sharon

Mark Norkaitis said...

I think you got some of those from me! :)

hope to see you at Kane this weekend!

Mark Norkaitis said...

I think you got some of those from me! :)

hope to see you at Kane this weekend!

Petra Eriksson said...

Lovely!!!! Hugs from Petra

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Craighton is too cute! My daughters do/did the same exact thing. Lovely photos, Tracey. I really like what you did with your botanical prints - makes me want to go to Paris to shop for botanical prints along the Seine... :)

Heaven's Walk said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Tracey. I love the pop of aqua with all of your white. It's just beautiful!!! :) I want to hire you AND Courtney as my personal interior designers! :)

xoxo laurie

summersoul said...

Tracey I cannot get enough of this room. I love what you have done with it. And you image of your daughter in her suit and goggles is priceless!

MC

Gail said...

Everything looks beautiful and bright and fresh and ooo and ahhhh....just lovely ! Gail x

Tutti Chic said...

what gorgeous photos! Loving the pear branches...:) chris

Ann said...

i love how the room is filled with beautiful light, and how is it that blue-jar flower vases never, ever, ever grow old. so lovely, peaceful, fresh, and eye-catching.

blessings,
ann

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Everything is breathtaking! I love the serene peacefulness of it all. I pinned your living area~
Blessings & hugs,
Karen

Jody and Stan said...

Love this post! Would love for you to share on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Your photos are amazing...


Jody

Lilla Blanka said...

Beautiful photos as always sweet Tracey ♥

Always lovely to stop by here :)

Big hug
Mia

found and sewn said...

I love spring blossom, looks beautiful!

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PURA VIDA said...

Love these soft colors so glad to discover your blog

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arielle @ a beautiful journey. said...

received my clock necklace in the mail the other day..absolutely love it and the packaging was just lovely! :)

Maria at inredningsvis.se said...

LOVELY PICS:) I really like your blog and will happily follow.
If you want some swedish decor inspiration, you can check out my blog:)
Have a great week.

LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se
(Sweden)

Melissa Anderson said...

What lovely photos! I just recently did a post on my blog on a spring tablescape with Bradford Pear blossoms. Aren't they just lovely, and they last so long cut. :) Melissa

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gebbysmith said...

I just found your blog on Pinterest. You are killing me. I so long for new inspiration, and when you're a Pinterest addict, like myself, it is very often difficult to see that unique angle; that different slant.
Honey, you've got it! You can consider me your new biggest fan.

Grace