Something about the warmer weather and the sun staying out to play longer has made a change in my heart for our home lately. I. want. simple.
In the winter, I go kind of decor crazy because our family spends so much time cooped up inside. But once those pretty spring days hit, I’d rather fluff a few pillows, put a pot of flowers on our kitchen table, and then run outside to actually live life with Robert and Olivia rather than decorating for it. Know what I mean?
So last week, when I was at Trader Joe’s, I found these potted daffodils that I thought would be so cute for a quick, simple spring table.
The one tricky thing about our breakfast nook is it gets absolutely no natural light, so these yellow flowers are like a drop of sunshine in here.
I decorated the rest of the table using just items from my decor capsule. (I’m telling you. Stick to buying the classics, and you’ll hardly ever have to spend a dime after that.)
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Robert and I were given these plain white dishes as a wedding present 7 years ago, and they’re my absolute favorite because they go with everything.
I use these water hyacinth placemats all the time in spring and summer too.
And I bought the dip-dye napkins last year, but they would be so fun to do a DIY version of, if you’re the crafty type.
We’ve pretty much kept the rest of the breakfast nook the same since we gave it a makeover last summer.
This is what it looked like when we moved in…
I found the antique table on Craigslist for $100. The chairs were TJMaxx finds at $75 each (I haven’t found them cheaper anywhere else since then). And I made the wall planter out of antique banisters I found.
It’s probably the most farmhouse-y room of our entire house.
So in a couple of weeks, I’ll be recreating this table when we have the grandparents over for Easter dinner, but I couldn’t wait to play with decorating it first. (Do you decorate your tables just for fun on random days or is that just me over here?)
And the best part is once the flowers start losing their luster inside, I can plant them outside to grow in our garden next spring because they’re perennials.
If you want to know any of the sources I used, you can find them all here:
- Wall color: Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee
- Trim color: Benjamin Moore Simply White
- Door color: Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron
- Daffodils (the faux version)
- Water hyacinth placemats
- White dishes
- Dip dye napkins (DIY)
- French bistro chairs (similar)
- Antique style table (similar)
- Lantern pendant light
- Jute rug
- Antique banister wall planter (DIY)
Are you doing it up big for Easter this year? We’ll be finding out just a couple of days after Easter Sunday if this little baby nugget in my belly is a boy or a girl and we can hardly stand it! Ahh!