Early Spring Vintage and Green Decor
If you are looking for spring decorating inspiration, you are sure to enjoy this tour. You’ll find links to all of the participants at the end of this post.
If you are visiting from County Road 407, welcome! Cindy has a lovely Texas farmhouse and is a talented decorator. I’m sure you enjoyed visiting her home.
Early Spring Vintage and Green Decor
To decorate my living room for early spring and also St. Patrick’s Day, I shopped my house for all things vintage and green to use. I’m loving the look I created and when St. Patrick’s Day is over, I can easily transform this space to pure spring decor.
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For my early spring mantel, I kept the rose plates that I used on my Valentine’s Day mantel and added two faux boxwood plants in vintage Fenton hobnail planters. I also added a faux boxwood wreath and green marbled candles. I am continuing to use the pink velvet pillow covers that I purchased for Valentine’s Day on the wing chairs on either side of the fireplace. I switched out the gray throw that I used for Valentine’s Day to a cream one that was a 1994 wedding present.
You may remember from my Valentine’s Day mantel post that I didn’t know anything about the rose plates that my aunt passed along to me at Christmas. I’ve since found out that they these plates belonged to my great-great Aunt Bessie. My aunt reports that Bessie was a Seventh Day Adventist, a vegetarian, an animal lover, and interested in human rights before it became fashionable to do so. She was a working woman who worked for the federal government in DC. Ahead of her time and the rest of the family may have considered her odd.
The table in front of the fireplace holds three vintage vases filled with items from nature collected on walks with our dog, Sherman.
In this view of the mantel you can see the antique music stand to the left of the mantel and marble topped table to the right of the mantel, both decorated for St. Patrick’s Day.
St. Patrick’s Day Vignettes
For this St. Patrick’s Day vignette, I filled an antique compote with split peas to display a 1908 postcard sent to my great-great Aunt Willye in 1908. A green vase that belonged to my grandmother is filled with faux pussy willow.
Pigs are said to bring good luck, so I suppose that’s why this postcard shows a pig under a four leaf clover. You can see more of this postcard’s details and read the back of it by visiting this post.
This leather postcard was sent to Willye in 1906.
The table to the right of the fireplace has another St. Patrick’s Day vignette, this one in a milk glass compote. The arrangement started with a layer of moss covered “stones” from the dollar store. I topped the stones with a large faux mushroom, fern stems, and a vintage St. Patrick’s Day postcard.
Chest of Drawers Decorated for Spring and St. Patrick’s Day
Our Sherman spends most of the day in our living room. I didn’t have the heart to make him move when I was taking these pictures. If you came to visit me during the day, he would be here or on the love seat which has become “his” sofa.
My mom gave me this bowl and pitcher for Christmas one year and I usually display it on an antique washstand that is in our guest bedroom. Since it has a green floral design, I borrowed it from the guest room to use for spring decor. The markings for both are “A. U. Wilkinson, England, Royal Semi Porcelain”.
A milk glass vase filled with faux Forsythia is elevated by two vintage books. A 1938 “The Story of the Plant Kingdom” belonged to my grandmother’s cousin, Freeman Funk, the son of Willye whose postcards I’ve shared. The other book is a 1921 “Foods and Cookery and The Care of the House” passed along to me from my mother. The “rose” is a Deodora Cedar cone that I picked up on a walk with Sherman.
To jazz up a plain white candle for St. Patrick’s Day, I attached a four leaf clover pin that I found in my grandmother’s jewelry box to a section of lace and tied it to the candle. The St. Patrick’s Day postcard was sent to Willye in 1910.
The four leaf clover pin could have been my grandmother’s or it could have belonged to my great-great aunt Fanny (Willye’s sister) who raised my grandmother. Willye raised my grandmother’s sister Zonie and brother, Paul. Fanny and Willye lived next door to each other so the children grew up together.
I hope you enjoyed the tour of my living room decorated for early spring and St. Patrick’s Day with vintage and green. I would love it if you would pin this post for others to discover.
Next on the tour is The Painted Hinge. Michelle is sharing Vintage Farmhouse Shelf Styling Ideas for St. Patrick’s Day.
More Green Decor Inspiration
Visit all of the homes decorated for spring with green by using the links below. I’m looking forward to getting some ideas for spring decor from these talented ladies.
Another Way to Visit Each Home on the Blog Hop
Click on the links under each picture to visit each participating blogger.
Follow The Yellow Brick Home | A Stroll Thru Life | Our Southern Home | Decor To Adore
My Thrift Store Addiction |Let’s Add Sprinkles | Art and Sand |Petite Haus
Have A Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson|Itsy Bits and PiecesCounty Road 407| Virginia Sweet Pea
The Painted Hinge |Calypso In The Country |Bluesky at Home |Lora Bloomquist
Your St. Patrick’s Day collectables are just adorable. So fun.
Thank you, Katie! I’m enjoying my St. Patrick’s Day decor.
Love the green mantel display and your pretty green dishes too. Great displays of green.
Thank you, Marty!
Hi Paula, love your green accents, especially the vintage St. Patrick’s Day card vignette. Such a cute idea!
Thank you, Michelle!
The pop of green against your gold mirror is fabulous Paula! I adore the idea of using dried peas. I’m running with that idea for sure!
Thank you, Laura! For Easter I can keep the green peas in the same container and switch the St. Patrick’s Day card out for an Easter one.
Paula, you always have the cutest vintage postcards! Your green accents are all lovely! Happy to be joining you on the hop today! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction
Thank you, Cecilia! I love the graphics on those old postcards.
Everything is styled so elegantly and your post cards are fantastic! Everything is perfect for March!
Thank you, Cindy! I really enjoy the old postcards. It’s fun to look at the stamps and to read the message.
This is lovely, Paula! I always love seeing how you incorporate family pieces and your collections into your decor!
Thank you, Linda! I’m lucky to have family pieces to use. (And a basement filled with other collected “stuff”.)
Paula, I always love how you decorate with so many meaningful things. Everything has a story and that’s what makes them extra special. So many pretty things and great to see Sherman in there!
I couldn’t make Sherman move! He usually is asleep on the sofa in there but I had the pillows on it for pictures and I don’t think that he could fit on it with the pillows.
Thanks for teaching me a new piece of history today, Paula; I had no idea pigs were supposed to bring good luck. Now I’ll be looking for them;) Fun to see how you transitioned your living room from Vday to St Patty’s!
I think that Germans get candy pigs at Christmas and break them at New Year’s for good luck. Seems odd to me and I can’t imagine how that tradition started.
I love all fo the pops of green here! I would totally transition this into Spring too! Beautiful!
Thank you, Angelina! I’m ready for spring but as I type I’m watching the snow fall….
Oh that vintage green glassware is gorgeous!!
Thank you! It’s all Goodwill finds.
I love all the little pops of green in your living area! The greenery on your fireplace mantel is perfect, and how you arranged your vintage green glass on your side table is gorgeous! So happy to be hopping with you!
Thank you, Michelle! St. Patrick’s Day isn’t even here and I’m already thinking about how I’m going to change the decor over to Easter.
Paula, you have so much family history in your home! What a legacy for you family! The wreath on the mirror over the mantle is especially gorgeous 😊
Thank you, Cindy! The wreath is a new addition to my home for spring. I like the pop of green on the gold mirror.
You have transitioned your living room so perfectly from Feb. to March! Everything looks beautiful for early spring. The blue curtains with the pops of green and pink are just lovely.
I love the mushroom St. Patrick’s Day vignette and the glass dishes with nature’s treasures! As always I have enjoyed every detail of your post!
Thank you so much for sharin’ your green decor with us. Happy almost spring!
Thank you, Amber! I really enjoy seasonal decor and especially enjoy how you do it. Your posts take me a longgg time to read because I’m taking in all of the details.
I’m usually late decorating for the season but I came through this time and got my green out on March 1. However, your post is making me wonder what other green things I have that I didn’t think about. Like that pin on the candle – so cute and a perfect way to highlight something that would have been difficult to show otherwise.
Thank you, Wendy! I was definitely looking all over the house for green things when I decorated this room. The pin in Granny’s jewelry box was a lucky find.
PS – It is pouring snow outside and in a few hours, we are headed to the lake. I am hoping to see snow there as well.
Paula, how lucky you are to have great aunts who passed down their collectibles to you. What treasures. You’ve used the plates, dishes and postcards in delightful ways. Great to see your spring decor.
Perfect touches of green for Spring and St. Patty’s. I especially love the green vases with the gathered treasures!
Thank you, Jann! It’s hard to think of a bowl filler in late winter/early spring. These natural treasures worked perfectly.
I just love boxwood and it looks so pretty here!! I love those vintage postcards too!! What treasures!
Thank you, Kristin! It was fun to be on this tour with you. You inspired me to get out my green picnic basket to use for spring in another room.
Paula I luv all your fun vignettes. So many great ideas. Happy St. Patrick’s Day☘️☘️
Thank you, Ann! I got some great St. Patrick’s Day ideas from your post.
Paula I love everything you have in your home for St. Paddy’s day. Love all the vignettes you shared. Very pretty.
Thank you, Terrie! We missed you for this hop and hope that you’ll be back for the next one.
So pretty and understated, Paula! I especially love the dried peas as a filler… GREAT idea!
Amazing decoration! I love that gorgeous pitcher and bowl!The vintage green glasses are awesome too.Hugs!
Thank you so much! It was fun to pull out all of my green decor for March.
Thanks for sharing your charming spring decor at Vintage Charm!
The green glass is absolutely beautiful! Every room looks so nicely decorated.