Wednesday, February 27, 2013

A Breath of Springtime Comes to the Bookcase

As color slowly begins to re-appear outside my window,
 I was inspired to take a tip from nature and add a little pop of color to the bookcases.  

 First I went searching in the nooks and crannies of my house for a few daffodil related items.  The little gardening fork is actually a Christmas ornament I found in the (well picked over) clearance bin at Kohl's. 

I pulled out some of my yellow pottery pieces and a few wee birdies, which remind me of my new alarm clock ... the cheerful chorus of the spring songbirds.

 As I sit here typing this morning I can hear the furnace running and one bird outside the window singing his little heart out.  It won't be long until the mating game will commence and new little bird families will pop up here, there and everywhere.  Aaah, sweet springtime... a time for new life in so many forms.

 A blue leaf?
Sure, why not :).

On a recent thrifting adventure I came across this oil painting and was debating the tacky vs. charming issue.  My sister-in-law came over to see what I was looking at and exclaimed "oh my gosh, it's you!"  Ha Ha.  Okay, that takes care of that decision.

I liked the pop of pink in the painting so I went searching for some pink to add to the mix.
 Just my little way of bringing a breath of springtime inside the house on this late winter day.



  1. Soooo pretty, Kim! The beautiful spring blues and yellows are a sight for sore eyes.

  2. I love this Kim; it's all so pretty and cheerful! I agree with Vee -- the blues and yellows are wonderful. I'll be changing out my bookcase next week most likely. I'm ready for some spring decor, too!

    Have a wonderful day! :)

    Denise at Forest Manor

  3. So fresh! It makes me want to rummage around for yellows and baby blue for accenting my place too!

  4. Your book cases are lovely, the blue and yellow is a beautiful combination and one of my favorites. I was going to ask if you had made the painting when I first saw it, it is great and looks perfect there. Spring has arrived at your place, Kim. xo

  5. This is lovely, Kim, so cheery with the pops of yellow and blue. Just the antidote for dull winter.

  6. Your home is so welcoming . . . Spring is in the air:-)

  7. Everything looks so pretty and springy at your place. I love it all. : )

  8. I am visiting from Vee's blog. Your spring bookcase is so pretty. Love all of the vintage pottery and colorful books.

  9. Hi there, I'm visiting from Vee's blog. I love your springtime look on your book shelves. The yellows just pop and you have some sweet pottery and pretties. I like the painting. Have a great day! Pamela

  10. It looks lovely, Kim. I love all the birdies and daffodils. And especially that "Please Don't Eat The DAISIES" book. :-)

  11. Gorgeous! I love the yellow! I smell lemons!

  12. It looks like spring has arrived in your beautiful home, Kim! Love the thrift store oil painting that adds a touch of pink.

    I spy a Gladys Taber book. Love her books and I'm reading one right now!

  13. I love how you decorated the shelves for spring! So light and cheery!

  14. It is interesting to me, that on my computer I just received a winter storm watch for Wednesday, and then I went to visit you at your blog and found touches of beautiful spring. I will focus on the cheerful and colorful spring found here. The thrift store oil painting looks so nice with all the yellow, blue and the a bit of pink, and I would have bought it too. You added some cheer to my day today. Thank you!


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