Monday, March 4, 2019

Seeing Green

Welcome to the Sharin' o' the Green blog hop hosted by Amber of Follow the Yellow Brick Home.

If you're following along in order, then you have just been visiting Katie of Let's Add Sprinkles - she has such a fun style.

I love "hopping" with this group of women, but I was hesitant at first to join the in because I don't decorate with much green.

A day spent in my garden filled with green and colorful blooms made me realize that I do use green in our house.

Flowers and greenery are my go to decor element for adding color to the house. 

A few blooms snipped from the garden led to simple changes in the entry.

The little pitchers looked cute lined up in a row, but on a visit to play with our grandson last week,

 I was finally able to claim this sweet bread board an Instagram friend has been holding for me since November.

I prefer fresh flowers, but sometimes faux are all I have on hand - Steve commented that he liked the tulips in the entry so I guess I fooled him.

 Green was easy in the living room with the new bistro chairs.

The red bucket was moved from the chairs to the coffee table and I scoured the house for green decorating books.

It appears that most of my decor books are red, white and blue - I was only able to find a few green books.

The finishing touch was to recreate the flower arrangement from one of my favorite paintings.

The scale remains on the hallway table - I simply removed the February hearts 

and replaced them with some of my clock collection.

The guest room is an easy place to add green.

I don't know the name of the tree that hangs over our fence, but the greenery lasts for ages and pairs well with dried roses.

I went simple on my old typewriter with sheet music and more greenery from the tree -  I don't have Irish eyes, but Steve and the kids do.

I changed up the old door by hanging a favorite straw bag and tucking a green book in with the flowers.

My vintage hospital cart, which is serves as a desk, got an update - hopefully next week I'll have a chance to post about why those particular books are on display.

There is green tucked into vignettes all around the house, but the rain is gone, the sun is shining and all those sprouts are ready to be planted.

It's time to say goodbye to the green green hills of Ventura

and head to Petite Haus to see how Angelina incorporates green into her lovely French country style.

Be sure to check out all the other great blogs on the hop.


  1. Darling. I spy books about France. How fun. I can't wait to read all about it. Cute green accents. I love the greenery. I wish I had some of that in my yard. Cute chairs too. Love them.

  2. I love all the photos with green...and those chairs are adorable.

  3. You have some really pretty "green". Love all the vignettes, especially that scales and the typewriter. How fun.

  4. My favorite is the greens incorporated in your old typewriter - you definitely have a flair for displaying items and creating vignettes! It's always fun to peek into your cute home!

  5. I look forward to seeing your flowers and vintage vignettes. Everything is always fresh and bright and happy. Love those sweet little pitchers too!

  6. What pretty and fun vignettes. I love the typewriter and the way all your greens stand out against all the white. Great hopping with you!

  7. Your pops of green are such a delight Carol! I adore your bistro chairs and that typewriter is fantastic.

  8. I was fooled by the tulips too! Did you find that it's easy to use green in your decor? I think you did a fantastic job. It's very happy and springy!

  9. Carol, I love all of your pretty florals and charming vignettes! Happy to be joining you on the hop today! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  10. Your flowers and plants are the perfect way to bring spring green indoors! It is all so lovely and fresh! You have a beautiful home, Carol!

  11. We are still in the dead of winter here in Virginia and it was a breath of fresh air to see all of your lovely flower arrangements. I really like how you added greenery to your typewriter. Great idea!

  12. Oh Carol, I'm green over your clock collection! Also love your typewriter with the music and greenery. I really "need" a typewriter around here;) Always love getting filled up on sunshine when I visit!

  13. All I can say is WOW - I love all your gorgeous vingettes! They're all so fresh and airy! My favorite is the clock faces and plant on the vintage scale - just too cute! So happy to be hopping with you!

  14. Everything looks so fresh and lovely for spring! You are blessed with so many beautiful flowers and greenery. If your tulips are faux then I was certainly fooled!
    I love your green chairs and your green books too!

    Thank you so much for sharin' your green decor with us! Happy almost spring!

  15. Carol you have so many beautiful treasures and display them so beautifully!! I love the green bistro chairs! You have such a beautiful garden and are able to bring the outdoors in, so elegantly!! I'm so happy to be joining you on this hop!


  16. I so enjoy your blog. All you decorations are great. Have a blessed evening. Madeline

  17. Carol all your pictures are so great. I love the touches of green to your sweet cottage. Love those green bistro chairs. How sweet you can go out and bring some fresh flowers from the garden inside. So jealous. Love the last picture of the daisies with the white and that cute pig. Have a great new week.

  18. So sorry Carol I visited this hop but somehow missed you. How nice it must be to have constant access to greens and flowers. Love your collection of clocks.

    Enjoy your week


  19. I guess you surprised yourself with how much green you had in your home and yard. I was drawn to your sweet bistro chairs because I have 2, but they are outside I should bring them inside. Your use of fresh flowers throughout your home is so refreshing and makes me yearn for spring even more. The cottage looks amazing.

  20. You had nothing to worry about because you did perfectly bringing in the greens! I drool over your green bistro chairs and added a wonderful touch of color and character! I’m envious of you being able to head out to your gardens for some greenery! Everything looks beautiful!

  21. Lovely! I love your happy and warm house with so many beautiful thing´s...
    Have a great week, take care :)
    Love from Titti

  22. Carol,
    Another fun visit at your house! Your entry bistro chairs were perfect for this "green" visit.


  23. GOOD MORNING CAROL! Bring it on. Please, please bring on the green. Do you need any white in your landscape? We've got plenty here to pass on!

    What a year so far, weather-wise. Oh my, am I now desperate for warm days and green, rabbits in my yard, my boxwoods in their neat rows, hearing the birds sing. Bring.It.On.

  24. Lovely photos. Happy Spring

  25. Carol, you are showing the best kind of green. All so pretty. Love the little olive tree in the red bucket..Happy Tuesday..Judy

  26. You never disappoint...Adorable and unique vignettes!Hugs!

  27. Your house and decorating are always so beautiful, no matter what color theme you decide to go with. I can't wait until fresh flowers are in abundance all around here. I did get some yellow tulips at Trader Joe's last week and they are so cheery.

  28. Carol, the pops of color from your flowers are wonderful! Also, what a great job you did on recreating the flower arrangement in the artwork!! Your touches of green are just perfect!

  29. Carol, I just love how you always have fresh cut flowers in your home. They are the very best way to add pops of color and you do it so well.
    Beautiful post.
    Connie :)

  30. You have the cutest things and your style is so pretty. Using fresh flowers is so pretty and gives pops of color in the home.

  31. I so love your posts. . .it is like I've stopped by for coffee and you've given me a home tour!

  32. Love all the pictures. Those little cabbage bowls caught my eye. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  33. What a breath of fresh air! Your post with all of the flowers and greens really warmed my heart. We are stuck in winter here in Michigan. Your whole house is always so pretty with all of it's color and freshness!

  34. I love this post! My favorite is the chair vignette with the green books and chocolate pitcher. So cute!

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