lovely looks of spring

Hello, hello! As I type this I’m looking out my window at 32 degree Atlanta weather. Which is odd because just a few days ago it was 60 degrees! I surrender Atlanta, I surrender! I’m not going to lie, I’m kind of annoyed to pull the coat back out, but thankful spring is around the corner. For all of your people up north reading this and saying “cry me a river” please understand I am originally a Florida girl, but married to a Chicago boy. I know I can’t cut it up north! I claim weakness! Stay with me thought because I’m sharing some great  spring decorating ideas for dining room tables and outdoors!

This post is part of a fun “blog hop” where a bunch of girls who are “Instafriends” all share vignettes of our interpretation of spring, and then link to other bloggers for their inspiration! It’s a fun way to introduce ourselves to new audiences and show you fun and (hopefully!) creative ways to bring on spring.

Here is a smorgasbord of spring looks I’ve introduced recently. For ease, I’m also linking directly to each post, because each will have fun tips. Side note, let’s discuss the word ‘smorgasbord’. Say it aloud right now – it just makes me smile saying it. Ha!

outdoor spring flowers

Guys, I’m flower obsessed. Yet this year I experimented with fake flowers. You read that right – these beautiful puppies aren’t living, breathing flowers. But you know what’s the best part? I’m ringing in spring in my 32 degree weather, baby! And no one knows the difference!

For tips on how I created this and other arrangements with silk flowers visit here – BUT NOT BEFORE visiting my friend’s blog posts!

spring decorating ideas for dining room table

Over the years of my blog, my manzanita branch centerpiece has become rather popular. People like to see how I update it for the seasons! Easter is always fun with the beautiful pastels! I’m including some glimpses of this year’s centerpiece. A lot of people look for spring decorating ideas for dining room table, and my round table is a great place to showcase a large spring centerpiece. On my kitchen table I choose to keep it simple. This is the place we eat at every night so I want the centerpiece low so we can talk over each other, or easy to move to clean. Again, you can read the whole post here after completing the blog hop and learn how to create this Easter centerpiece look by visiting this post!

dressing for spring

Ladies, don your ruffles and pink. Now is the time to get all feminine! Work those curves and that femininity! Toss the puffy jackets that give you no shape. However, I admit to having a few (or 4 dozen) Girl Scout cookies over the winter so I am featuring clothes that are not figure hugging. They give you shape without showing off that tummy too much. I’m 39 years old and ain’t no body got time for body-con dresses. It’s all about illusion, right? Below are two dresses that let you look pretty but not feel self conscious. One of the dresses is my favorite choice for Easter Sunday!

Tips to use fake flowers outside without anyone knowing!

Affordable Ruffle Wrap Dresses!

Teal Dress – great for spring wedding!

Black Wrap Dress – all year, all event dress! 

Pinstripe Dress – this may be entering my wardrobe ASAP!

My yard is a work of art. But some planters just weren't keeping my plants alive! I resorted to planting fake flowers outside and was shocked by how pretty they looked! This silk flowers diy is ridiculously easy. Tips to use fade resistant flowers for outdoor artificial landscaping and learn where to buy silk flowers!
Silk White Geraniums in tall black container.

Pool flowers by the spa for gorgeous pink and green color.

Faux Flowers for Outside!

Spring decorating ideas for dining room table. White urns with manzanita branches and faux magnolia leaves.
Spring kitchen table centerpiece idea. How to decorate for spring.
Mercury Glass Eggs on Pedestals. Easter egg decorations.
Bunny dish from Pottery Barn. Roses from Plush Pumpkin. Cute bunny to hold jellybeans in for Easter brunch!
Mercury Glass decorative glass eggs. Eggs on stands for Easter decorating ideas in pastel pink and green.

Easter Decor under $25!

Please make sure to visit all 8 women sharing today for our “Loveliest Looks Of Spring Tour”!

HalfwayWholeistic | A DarlingDaydream | Chandeliers&Champagne | HouseFullOfSummer

Summer Adams | CGHomeInteriors | BlueGrayGal | A Thoughtful Place



  1. Avatar March 15, 2018 / 10:45 am

    Those dresses looks so pretty on you. I still can’t get over your outdoor space. It’s absolutely stunning. So fun to do this hop with you.

    • Kelly
      March 15, 2018 / 1:26 pm

      Thanks, Courtney! I love our outdoor space – come on warm weather!!!! And I’m also happy to be apart of this blog hop with you talented ladies!

  2. Avatar March 15, 2018 / 3:43 pm

    Kelly, I canNOT believe these flowers are faux! They looks so lovely in your gorgeous outdoor spaces.
    P.S. I can absolutely relate to your Girl Scout Cookies comment! Lol oops!

  3. Avatar March 15, 2018 / 7:07 pm

    Kelly! I’m turning 40 this year too! I totally understand what you are talking about. That dress is so stunning and it looks perfect on you! You look gorgeous and I Love all of her flower tips so much. It’s like you were reading my mind because I’m getting ready to plant flowers and I’ve been having problems with all my fresh flowers inside, so I need all the help I can get! All of your decorations are just beautiful. Thank you so much for doing this with us! XOXO

    • Kelly
      April 17, 2018 / 1:13 pm

      Thank you, Summer!!! Should we throw a virtual 40th birthday party?! Thanks for inviting me to be a part of it. It’s been so fun!!!!

  4. Avatar March 15, 2018 / 7:38 pm

    Could you, your home and your dresses possibly be any prettier?! The weather has been the same way here – hot, cold, hot, cold. Mama nature needs to make up her mind!

    • Kelly
      April 17, 2018 / 1:12 pm

      You’re so nice, thank you. And YES about Mother Nature! Today low of 32 and high 72. I mean…layers. Hello. Annoying!

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    Janie Hoven
    March 24, 2018 / 9:38 pm

    Hi Kelly,

    I went to find your shop items and I can’t find it! I want to send my mom some of you Plush Pumpkins for her birthday. Am I not looking in the right place? Thanks!

    • Kelly
      March 26, 2018 / 12:44 pm

      Hi Janie! I took the site down because it’s a seasonal store. Let me know what you’re looking for and I can help you! [email protected]

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