I’m so happy you’re stopping by today, so I can share with you how I’m styling a bar cart for early spring. Subtle seasonal changes are always fun and easy to make by just switching up a few things around the house. I’m mixing some everyday items with a few vintage pieces for a fresh new look.
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It’s time for our February Pinterest Challenge. Yay! We are creating spring vignettes and you’re going to love our inspiration. If you’re new here, our host Cindy over at County Road 407, selects a photo each month for us to recreate. Each participant puts their own spin on the photo according to our individual style of decorating.
The best part is seeing how everyone interprets the image, and we always have an interesting variety. Be sure to click through all the links at the end of the post. If you’re stopping by from my friend Marty of A Stroll Thru Life, welcome. Marty’s classic style is always fresh and elegant.
To see last year’s Pinterest challenge click on Early Spring Entry Table.
Our photo inspiration this month comes from Leen, of Sand Dollar Lane with her Entry Table Decor For Spring. I adore her easy going style that is always so pretty and welcoming.
Instead of an entry table, I’m styling a bar cart, that way I have two levels to create spring vignettes. Here’s a list of what I’m concentrating on for a similar look and feel.
- pitcher with flowers
- stack of books
- small figurine
- white bowl with greenery
- basket and a throw blanket
Styling A Bar Cart For Early Spring
My decorating surface areas on the bar cart are a bit limited, but I’m still including many of the same accessories as our inspiration photo. My goal is to use what I already have around the house with one exception. Can you guess what that exception might be? Yep, flowers!
Spring Vignette With Flowers
I’m always looking for an excuse to buy flowers, but it’s not that big of a spurge, since I pick them up at the grocery store. The grab and go type of bouquets are the best, and I love these petite pink flowers with an assortment of green stems.
For a vase, my old ironstone pitcher works fine, and I”m also displaying a little majolica creamer for some springtime color.
I have admired Leen’s large majolica pitcher for some time now, and of course it’s pretty with or without flowers. My vintage ironstone pitcher is a hand me down from my mom, and my very favorite ironstone piece.
To create a vignette and give extra height for the pitchers and flowers, I’m using a stack of books instead of a tray.
In the white bowl are green ball dianthus with stems cut very short. These are left over from the arrangement in my January post Winter Botanical Tablescape. It’s hard to believe they are still green and perky.
Did you notice the cute bunny on Leen’s entry table? It’s always fun to decorate with something unexpected, so I’m including a vintage pewter and brass duck box. I think he fits right in with my early spring look.
Picnic Basket Vignette With Eggs And Bottles
On the lower shelf I’m using an old picnic basket which fills up a lot of space. With a folded throw blanket on top, it makes me think of warm spring days and pimento cheese sandwiches. Not sure how that popped into my head LOL!
Some small ironstone platters hold an arrangement of painted wooden eggs. I never got around to decorating the eggs last year, so I’m adding that to my craft things to-do list for March.
My last addition to the bar cart is a collection of bottles, but only two are vintage. The larger bottle holds some ivy clippings that I’m going to plant in a couple of months.
The ivy clipping were also left over from the winter botanical tablescape centerpiece along with the green ball dianthus. I love reusing flowers and clippings when I can.
Shop The Look
- Charlotte Moss Flowers Book
- Feels Like Home Marian Parsons Book
- Cozy White Cottage Book
- Stoneware Pitcher
- Wicker Picnic Basket
Be sure to follow Thistle Key Lane on Pinterest, where the boards are up to date with inspiration that you can use right now!
For more decorating ideas see my post Styling A Bar Cart Three Ways.
Up next on our Pinterest Challenge is Laura of Everyday Edits sharing her darling spring entry table.
Thank you for stopping by and be sure to check out all the links below for some beautiful spring vignette ideas.
February Pinterest Challenge