Saturday, February 25, 2012

Cherry Blossoms


Hello everyone!

I have been enjoying reading some new magazines this past week.  As you know, by now, I am an avid magazine reader.  These are the two new ones that I've been enjoying at the moment.


I'm going to talk about the one on top, at the moment.  Country Home magazine has done it again!  Just ......look.....at.....that....cover!  Be still my heart.  If THAT doesn't make you run to open up that magazine to see what's inside, nothing will. So, of course, I did just that.  I was out shopping for my new bathroom faucet and there it was.  So along with the faucet, it came home with me.  This is the first home you see when you open the magazine.


This is Atlanta Bartlett's home.  I have always liked her style and have a few of her decorating books as well.  What caught my eye are those beautiful cherry blossom branches. I've actually been wanting to get some for awhile.  I just happened to find some and brought them home.  I knew instantly where to put them.


Mine are not as large as those in the magazine, but I'm still happy with them.

I put them in the wall basket in my foyer.  Now there's a touch of Spring when you come inside.


Here is the new look, overall.


Oh and do you see something new in this picture? It's my newest find from Antique Farmhouse. 


I decided to put wrapping paper tied with twine in it for now.  Eventually, I might want to find some old maps to put in it. 

It's been cold out this weekend, but it feels warm in my house (especially with my new cherry blossoms to keep me company).

Is it feeling like Spring in your home yet?

~ Kelly ~

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31 comments:

Debby said...

Country HOme was always my favorite. Is this just a seasonal one or are they back to business. Love the cherry blossoms.

d e l i g h t said...

The cherry blossoms add such a pretty touch of color and look so cheerful and inviting! I love Atlanta Bartlett and have several of her books also. It's a beautiful style. Have a great weekend.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I don't think I have heard of that magazine. I need to check that out. Love the cherry blossoms. I wish I had a tree to cut from. We used to, but it died. Love the new basket. As soon as I saw it I was thinking rolled maps in it.

frances said...

Where oh where did you get Country Home magazine? Is it a new one or just an old one you have found? I googled it and cant find any information on it. Country home was my favorite and I have missed it so Cheers Frances

Terra said...

Those cherry blossoms in your home are a beautiful touch. I feel a bit of spring is in the air at my house.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

The cherry blossoms add a great Spring touch, Kelly. I haven't looked at that issue yet.

labbie1 said...

Looks great! The cherry blossoms are so airy and just make spring come right in! I like the idea of the maps in the new basket.

Judy said...

Hi Kelly: Your home always looks so inviting. I'm lovin' the white with the warm wood tones. The cherry blossoms are the finishing touch...Judy at GoldCountryCottage

Pondside said...

I haven't seen a Country Home magazine up here for a very long time - perhaps two years. This is exciting! I loved that magazine. I hope that there will be some left in WA when I go back down in late March. The other magazine is one that I'd love to see but I think I'll have to go to Europe to get it!

Andrea said...

Glad you found some pretty cherry blossoms! Aren't they just so spring =)

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

The cherry blossoms are so pretty and your hallway is just lovely!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

The cherry blossoms look so pretty in that basket! We have three cherry blossom trees in our back yard but the bees love them and I don't like bees so I never cut the branches.

Debbiedoo's said...

Very pretty. We actually have three cherry blossom trees on our front yard. I love them.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

GAH! It is GORGEOUS!! Oh it looks so pretty when you walk in your house Kelly! Did you get Country HOme at Home Depot or Lowes? I thought they went out of business. LOve the cover!

Deserae said...

Uh huh....I knew you would run out and buy cherry blossoms this weekend :o)They look beautfiul in your basket! Love your new wire baskets with the wrapping paper...Now I want one!!!!
~Des

Pat said...

Now I am going to be on the hunt for that gorgeous Country Home issue!

I love the cherry blossoms and the wire basket. Wonderful!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Haha ~ I was considering that basket myself, Kelly! I decided to wait because the area I want it for isn't quite ready for accessorizing yet. Love the cherry blossoms. Just the right amount and they look great in your wall basket. I love that magazine cover! I guess I will be picking up an issue of Country Home. : )

Linda said...

I thought Country Home had stopped publishing. Good to know they hadn't.
Love the signs of spring. We sure can't wait.
The cherry blossoms are stunning.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOVE those cherry blossoms, Kelly!! One of these days I hope to be in D.C. for the one that bloom along the Potomac!! You entry looks absolutely wonderful. blessings ~ tanna

Designs By Pinky said...

We have cherry trees in our front yard but they are not nEAR ready to bloom yet. I suspect yours are faux???:):) But bEAUTIFUL!!!! Love your new backet too. Have a great day. XO, Pinky

Stacey said...

Kelly, the cherry blossoms are so pretty. I'm amazed at the transformation you've done in your home in such a short time. I loved it to begin with but now it's even prettier.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I've added a little bit of spring here and there just to cheer myself up. :o) Your cherry blossoms are beautiful. I haven't seen a Country Home for years. Looks lovely. I used to subscribe I think. Have a good week Kelly!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What great accents, Kelly! Love the cherry blossoms!! They certainly say spring!!!

delightfuleclecticabode.com said...

Kelly, Love the cherry blossoms in your foyer! They look great in the basket you chose. Yes, I am ready for spring! Just starting putting the pine cones away and began getting some of my spring accessories out. Your cherry blossoms make me want to go out and buy some!

Trying to talk my husband into painting our living room a light color (maybe white or cream) We have red couches that I have to keep for a little while. I am really liking the lighter airy looks now.

Your home is gorgeous.

~Sandy

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

That is so lovely, Kelly! I was thrilled to find a copy of Country Home yesterday and can't wait to read it...it's always been one of my favorite magazines! Thanks so much for stopping by my spring hutch post!

thistlewoodfarm said...

I love your new wire basket....so cute and the maps are a great idea!

blessings,
karianne

Melissa Miller said...
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Melissa Miller said...

Beautiful basket of cherry blossums Kelly! My favorite spring look. :-)

Melissa Miller said...

My email messed up just now! Ignore the blank one from me.

I do need to figure out a way to add more of "me" in the home office. We share really but the desk is all mine. LOL!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Country Home stopped publishing a couple of years ago. then they had intermittent issues that were bits and pieces of old photo shoots. I'd love to think they are back in biz. they sold my 3 year subscription to other mags i cared nothing about. I'd buy again if they are really publishing new copy. you did a wonderful job of bringing in Spring. LOVE that basket!!

AntiqueChase said...

Oh I wanted to get that basket. It looks amazing. is it galvanized or more white.. it almost looks white on my computer screen. wonder if they still have it :)