Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Adding Some Green


I feel like shouting it to the rooftops, but we finally had a sunny day yesterday. It is amazing how a Monday morning doesn't seem so bad, when the sun is shining. After lunch with my parents, I decided to add a little green for St. Patrick's Day to the front porch. I like how this green color is a nice transition, from the red tones of Christmas and Valentine's, to the pastels of Easter.

We still have quite a bit of snow, but the shamrocks on this flag are a great contrast to the white ground cover.

I did a little update on a wreath I have been using for few years, by adding a burlap decorated letter to the middle. I saw this green burlap at Michaels and thought it would look interesting, rustic and somewhat unique. To make this, I simply traced the letter and used Mod Podge to adhere it to the top of the letter. I like that the edges are frayed here and there and the color stands out great against the white door.

Have a great day!


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  1. Thank you for some ideas . . . I need to get busy bringing on the green . . .

  2. Love that addition to the wreath! Great idea! Have a blessed week dear friend, HUGS!

  3. Oh all that snow. It is hard for me to imagine. You have added some cute St. Patty's touches. Spring is on its way.

  4. Thanks for sharing! This is so simple and adorable.

  5. I love the green against the snow, feels like peppermint weather! Such a great wreath and fantastic idea with the burlap. Take care. Chel x

  6. So many have skipped over St Patrick's,I'm so glad you didn't ,I love your "green" scenes.
    Happy St Patrick's Day to ya!!

  7. Your wreath is so cute! It's nice to see the pops of green around. We are in the middle of a big snowstorm so spring seems very far off!


  8. I like your decor! I hardly realized how fast St. Patrick's Day was coming up!

  9. Cute!! I like the burlap initial!! Thanks for sharing your wreath - I may try this because it would not be too expensive - I have no cover from the winter elements on our front door - so I am always afraid to put something that cost a lot on the door and have it ruined by snow rain or wind. Thanks!!

  10. I love the bright green! What a fun idea to change things up with burlap.
    I found you today thru the Linky Party at Live Laugh Rowe, where I'm #176. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  11. Found you via DIY by Design...enjoyed your St. Pat ideas. I pinned your wreath to my ♧St. Patrick's Day♧ board. I would love to have you share you post(s) at my party the Rock N Share.

  12. These are such cute and simple ideas to add some green into your home for St. Patrick's Day! Thanks for inspiring me to do the same around my house:)
    Shannon{Cozy Country Living}

  13. You truly cannot go wrong with burlap, or that is what I think! I love the letter, it really does add something to the wreath! I'm having a link party on my blog and I'd love for you to join!

  14. I just love the little green bow on your grapevine wreth. It's sweet, simple and the perfect St. Patty's Day touch.

  15. I like the burlap letter. Happy St. Paddy's Day.

  16. These are all such sweet touches. But I REALLY love that darling Green "N"! :)

    Happy St. Paddy's Day!

  17. A little green makes all the difference on a winter day! Wonderful idea.

  18. What a cute idea. I thought at first that you have made the letter from sheet moss, which might work, too. Love the burlap, though. Hope you have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day!

  19. Lov'in all your green touches.

    Thanks for being a part of SEASONAL SUNDAYS.

    - The Tablescaper

  20. Your spots of green are so really cheerful. I like the flag in the snow. Happy St.Patrick's Day

  21. I think it is a very nice transition from the Christmas colors - Lovely greens - I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  22. Vicki, we are having gorgeous weather lately too. Tomorrow and Thurs. are going to be in the 60's. Ten degrees above normal. No complaining here. My snow is finally melted and yard work awaits. Adding the burlap letter really dressed the wreath up. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  23. Love the spring decor, and that burlap initial is awesome! What a great idea. I need to find me some of that green burlap. :)

    Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. I always love seeing your beautiful work. Have a wonderful weekend. :)


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