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spring in my step (+ on my walls)

February 26, 2011

As my insane finals week wrapped up, today found me in a spring-like mood. Despite the damp snow that fell most of the afternoon, I felt the stirrings of spring fever and wanted to do something creative and new. I haven’t had much time for crafting the last few months but today, after a visit to my friends’ store, Rebel.reclaimed (an upcycled, repurposed vintage store of epic proportions), I was inspired to create in ways that didn’t involve flour or chocolate.

I’ve made a handful of these yarn-wrapped wreaths over the last two years — mostly for Christmas gifts — but I wanted to do one that was spring/summer-appropriate. I decided on gray and gold as the yarn colors (though it’s showing up rather orange-like in the photos), which ended up being great neutrals for some colorful patterns.

I only spent a mere $5 on a wreath form and everything else were bits I had on hand. Besides the yarn (which I have oodles of), I created a few embellishments for the wreath out of fabric scraps, some vintage buttons that were my grandmother’s, a bird charm from a necklace that broke months ago and an antique cameo pin that I have never found a good use for.

And volia!

I have to admit, I am really happy with how it turned out. In my zeal to create, I took down most of the art in my kitchen and started from scratch (pun not intended). I picked up a few inexpensive frames at Target for some quirky greeting cards I found a long time ago, plus a favorite photo from my sister’s wedding, and added a few pieces of art from other nooks of my apartment.

My final flourish? I dug out (and ironed) a vintage tablecloth I inherited from my grandmother and discovered it perfectly fits my tiny kitchen table. With a cheerful bowl (also a vintage item from my grandma) of green apples, spring has sprung!

Well, in my kitchen, anyway.

Has spring fever struck you yet?

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Amanda Leatherman permalink
    February 26, 2011 11:57 pm

    you’re adorable, I love it!! Your cozy home looks great!

  2. Katie R permalink
    February 27, 2011 10:48 am

    Thank you for posting the link to Rebel.Reclaimed! I’m going to have to check it out soon. Too many cute things!

  3. February 27, 2011 12:34 pm

    Definitely had that exact same bowl growing up. We also have a yellow one, a blue one, and a red one to match. The all nested together like a Babushka doll.

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