Happy Spring everyone! I so look forward to this time of year. Charlie and I were just out in the flower beds, digging to see if we could find new little plant sightings. Sure enough there are lots of new, green sprouts peeking out.
With Spring comes a time of renewal, a change to change things up and start fresh. Ever since I saw this umbrella floral arrangement on the cover of a Midwest Living magazine I've wanted to find an old umbrella and do the same. I believe this is the cover photo but I'm not exactly sure...pretty close if not. This photo is pinned on my March Inspiration Board: Going Green.
One day while out junking I found a vintage umbrella with a beautiful ivory looking handle. I knew it had to come home with me and I knew exactly what I wanted to make with it. A trip to Michael's for some fake florals and I was good to go. The girls helped me select these flowers. I love that they selected colors that just happen to coordinate with my color kit that I've recently been using for my Color Studio class assignments. Large peonies are always a favorite flower of mine and these look pretty realistic.
Here's my finished umbrella on my front door. Pretty simple in nature and I added in my old chippy chair, suitcase and watering tins for a fun photo shoot.
Bright and sunny and so welcoming. Bring on Spring...I'm so ready for you.
Now.....I must go dig in my flower beds a bit more. The girls made their first big outing in their new truck today with a friend. They ventured into town for some Orange Leaf yogurt. I worry. Like all mamas do. I worry more now. I know they'll be okay. But I worry....