Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Spring Decorating

So I finally got inspired to do some Spring decorating! We have only lived in our house for a year and last year I hardly got a chance to unpack before Spring was over. Here's what I did:

First up on our tour (I'm a dork), is my wreath that I made last year.  I kind of became obsessed with making wreaths.  It's actually really easy and fun!

Ummm...yeah another wreath.

I found this little tiered serving thing at a craft show.  This woman and her mom find antique and retro plates and make them into serving pieces. It's called "Tiers to You". How cute is that?  I really love their stuff!

Here's where I had a lot of winter stuff that finally came down.

Last, here is half my kitchen.  I want to do something here but I'm not sure what.  Any suggestions?

Happy Spring,


  1. I love the wreath you made with the candle. super cute! And I am uber jealous of your open cabinets! Love them.

  2. I love your kitchen!! Can I have it!? :)

  3. so cute! i can't wait to have a house!!!

  4. I'm with Katie. I want a house! It's time to nest :)

  5. Ashley your spring touches are so sweet. I love your kitchen! Love the open shelves.

  6. HI, Ashley, thanks for stopping by my party!

  7. That candle wreath is super cute! I love all that open shelving in your kitchen!


  8. It looks so cute! I love the corner case in your dining room--where did you get that?? I have been looking for something like that with a glass door and a little charm and no luck so far!

  9. Ashley,
    I just love your orderly kitchen. It looks adorable. And the seasonal wreaths are a nice touch in your home.

  10. Hello,

    Very cute wreath...your corner cabinet is adorable !!!

    For your kitchen what would you like to change ?? Perhaps you could paint the bottom cabinets black ???

    Nice to meet you...

    Kathy :)

  11. Oh I absolutley do love your kitchen. It is exactly the style I am looking for. Thanks so much for the inspiration. Cant wait to get the kitchen done and post pics.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

    Ashley Nichole.

  12. Wonderful finds here! Also, I found something interesting I thought I would share…from something I wrote this month…
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    Bringing Out Your Inner BOLD!
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    by T. Miller
    Décor Tips & Quips from AlphabetPIX
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