Monday, March 9, 2020

The Greens of March: Decor in the Entry and Kitchen

Rather than setting a table this week, I decided to refresh the decor on the chest in the entry and in the stemware cabinet in the kitchen. I usually change the tableau in the foyer as the seasons change. Spring is beginning to stir, heralded by flowering bulbs.


My daffodils are still flowering, but the hyacinths are having a hard time of it in the heavy rains and high winds we've been having. So I've used silk flowers instead to anchor the center.


To the left is a cast bronze horse in the Tang Dynasty style. I've had this for a long time and still love the verdigris of the bronze. So many shades of green can be found for spring decor! There's various shades of green in the tapestry on the wall.


On the right are Waterford crystal candlesticks, a nod to St. Patrick's Day along with the brass shamrock.


The ceramic container evokes garden trellises. The bottom reads 'Made in Portugal' but provides no further information.


I have been enjoying decorating the bottom shelf of the stemware cabinet since our kitchen renovation. I've added green plates with Celtic designs and majolica plates with stylized flowers.


I placed a stained glass shamrock next to a pair of vintage green iced tea glasses I won as a door prize at the glass show I attend each year.


And of course I had to include this mischievous leprechaun!


I couldn't close this post without sharing a few more photos of Ireland. Above is Blarney Castle; below is the coast southwest of Cork.


I hope your March is green!



   
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
 


20 comments:

  1. Everything is so beautiful and elegant!Always a pleasure stopping by!

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    1. Thank you, Maristella! It's always good to hear from you!

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  2. Sandra, I love your spring refresh in the entry with the green vase filled with spring flowers. Doesn’t it lift your spirits to see blooms after the gray of winter? The leprechaun is too cute! We visited Ireland in 2015, such a beautiful country. Happy Thursday!

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    1. Thanks, Pam! Flowers are blooming everywhere which is such a happy sight. I hope we don't get one of those dreaded cold snaps/snow events we've had in March in the past. I'd hate to see it zap the blooms. Ireland was gorgeous and its people were so open and friendly.

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  3. Enjoyed your Irish decor; I love how you mix old and new with so many textures, too!

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    1. Thank you, Kathy! I think mixing elements makes for more interesting and personal decor. Glad you stopped by!

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  4. just beautiful Sandra. your Spring flower centerpiece is gorgeous, love all the wonderful color!

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    1. Thanks, Debra! With all the gloomy weather I needed lovely colors inside!

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  5. So lovely, Sandra! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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    1. Thanks, Cecilia! Always a pleasure sharing with you guys.

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  6. Love how you've redone your buffet here in the entry for spring! I love tapestries and they always make me feel warm and cozy, Sandra!! Your Chinese horse is beautiful and reminds me of the one that was often seen on The Brady Bunch show way back when. <3 Thank you for sharing last week at Share Your Style.

    Happy spring to you,
    Barb :)

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    1. Thank you, Barb! I enjoy the intricate scenes on tapestries, and the chance to play off all the colors in them. I admit to having a small (sort of, lol!) collection of horses and they're found prancing all over the house.

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  7. So pretty Sandra, a wonderful Spring arrangement and when you combine faux flowers with real flowers, they all look real! Love you mischievous leprechaun!
    Jenna

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    1. Thanks, Jenna, he's really cute, isn't he! When flowers in the garden are at their earliest, you just have to make do!

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  8. Cute ideas and I loved seeing those fabulous photos at the end too. Thank you for linking up at the Farmhouse Friday LP.

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    1. Thanks, Cindy! I certainly enjoyed my visit.

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  9. I do enjoy all of the green decor in March. Your settings are beautiful and I really like the bronze shamrock. So glad you continue to share with us each week. #HomeMattersParty

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    1. Thanks, Donna! Green really is an all-year color, but something about spring really calls for green decor!

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  10. Nice post. It's a great time of year to celebrate green. I have some of those green glasses - I should put them out!

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    1. Thanks, Jeanne, we should definitely celebrate the return of spring greens! So glad you stopped by!

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