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How to Style a Simple Spring Vignette

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I am sharing how to style a simple spring vignette featuring a lantern and a sweet bunny all anchored with a tray.

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Be sure to visit our fabulous host, Cindy, from County Road 407. She organizes our monthly Pinterest Challenges!

What is the Pinterest Challenge?

Each month, we are given either a topic or a photo for inspiration. Think in terms of looking through Pinterest for inspiration. That is how Cindy gets inspired by the challenge. If it is photo inspiration, she visits the source and asks if they'd like to be our inspiration for the monthly challenge. It's that simple! It's such a fun post each month.

This month we are recreating a sweet spring vignette featuring bunnies and lanterns inspired by Ann from the lovely blog, On Sutton Place. I have long been a follower of Ann's beautiful blog. If you haven't visited, you are in for a treat!

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Inspiration from On Sutton Place

If you are visiting from The Ponds Farmhouse, welcome! Rachel has a gorgeous home. You will love how she styled a tobacco stick lantern as a centerpiece.

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How to Style a Simple Spring Vignette

We have had early spring weather in February in Upstate, SC. We have had some days in the 80s! It's so odd here. I know that we will easily have many more cold days. Our last frost date is typically April 15th so we have a way to go.

I am itching to decorate for fall. Over the weekend, I pulled out my spring boxes from the attic. I'll be removing all of my winter decor this week and sringifying (is that a word?) our home.

I am squealing with delight at our new island sink and countertop. It was all finished last Thursday. You are seeing the first photos today.

If you are curious about quartz countertops and why we choose these, please sign up for my newsletter. I am working on a new post with all the details including the breakdown of costs.

My take on Ann's centerpiece is not an exact match, but I have taken elements from her look to make mine it my own. That's what decorating is all about. If you find an inspirational photo on Pinterest, pick and choose to make it your own. Below are the elements that I chose to use based on what I had.

The Elements

My goal was to not spend anything for this Pinterest Challenge. I wanted to use what I had. We just laid out a chunk for the new countertops.

I knew that the look of Ann's vignette would be perfect for the end of our island. I always decorate with some centerpiece here.

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I purchased the wooden tray in November. Y'all…it's a great tray! It can be used for charcuteries, serving, and displays. Sadly, it is sold out. I am hopeful that it will be restocked. It is available in a gorgeous rectangle version.

Tray Alternatives

Ann used 2 lanterns in graduated sizes. I only have one white lantern. I love this lantern. I purchased it several years ago at Hobby Lobby.

I tried really hard to add a bunny to the inside of the lantern. I tried several different rabbits. The problem with my lantern is there is no open space in the center of the glass. It just obstructed the view of every rabbit that I tried.

This challenge is all about your take on the challenge. Make the elements work with what you have!

I decided to use the rabbit on the outside of the lantern.

This ended up working out perfectly.

To keep with the green grass inside the lantern in the inspiration photo, I added some reindeer moss and a candle that I had.

Ann used a small white pitcher. I have a couple of white pitchers, but I didn't like the sizes with my lantern. The large island calls for something on a larger scale.

Instead, I used one of my blue and white vases.

My only purchases for the spring season (so far… ha) are these white faux cherry blossoms. I actually bought these for the family room mantel. I will probably end up moving them there because I love to use real flowers on the island since the view is eye-level.

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I wasn't impressed with these faux stems in the plastic when they arrived, but once they fluffed out……they are pretty fabulous. The stems are very plastic-looking, but you don't see them in the vase. They bend easily to fit your vase. I really wanted the pink, but was trying to do something more neutral to use all summer. I may just order the pink as well!

I am really enjoying this simple look for the counter. I know that I am going to absolutely love creating vignettes right here all year long!

On a side note, I adore bunnies! I have a bit of a collection. Some of them I leave out all summer. Here are some bunnies for the season that I love.

Adorable Bunnies

Up next on today's hop is my friend, Laura, from Decor to Adore.

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Christy has been creating content for Our Southern Home since 2012. She has been featured in numerous print and online publications. Her classic, eclectic design approach spans her home and fashion style. Christy has a way of mixing store-bought with thrift store, antique and vintage finds. As a recent empty nester, she is having fun navigating this new stage of life. Read more about Christy HERE. Be sure to subscribe below. You can also contact me HERE.

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26 Comments

  1. Christy, I love your new quartz countertop and island with your bunny lantern vignette!! A nice way to share first photos of the island. I can see future displays with even more bunnies… 😉

    Enjoy your spring and yes, the weather this spring has been really warm then cold (North Texas) here,
    Hugs,
    Barb 🙂

    1. Thanks so much! I was so disappointed to see the tray sold out. I wanted to buy one for my daughter and DIL. It is such a great piece and value.

  2. You’ve always had such great classic style and this vignette shows it off perfectly. The added blue and white vase is so you and so pretty! Great job! Glad you got to join in this month. Happy Spring! pinned

    1. Thanks so much, Kim. I was hesitant about the blooms at first, but they really filled out the look.

  3. You did a great job Christy, the simple vignette really let’s those gorgeous counters shine! Funny thing…I had a pair of those exact white lanterns but sold them before we moved. I was kicking myself, but forgot about the wood panels on the sides that would have obstructed the view!

    1. That is so funny!! It is a great lantern. I’ve been kicking myself for years for not buying a pair! Thanks, bunches, Cindy!

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