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Five Minute Touch of Spring

I was asked recently if there was one thing that I would do, add or take away in a room
if you had a 5 minute warning before unexpected guests arrived.

My answer was to add a bouquet of fresh flowers.
I know that might surprise you... me & flowers-
just kidding!
It's pretty much well known that I have a HUGE love affaire with fresh flowers.
They warm up and brighten every room they are placed in and seem to welcome you
with a smile when you see them.

For day 2 of the Five Days of Spring
I wanted to do something simple and easy and that would take about 5 minutes
 to add a bit of Spring to a room.

Here are the elements:

3 potted daffodils 
old vintage sewing drawer or simple box

These little daffodils were the perfect size & & price~ just $2.00 each
their bold yellow coloring definitely screams Spring and warms up chilly days.
For the container
 I pulled out one of the vintage sewing drawers that I have 
*I would not leave them inside the drawer and water them unless you used a liner*

Three little quart sized daffodils fit perfectly inside
and you could also mix and match other bulbs for a different type look.

A bit of moss from our yard covered the tops of the pots 
(it grows on the shady areas and is easy to pull up)
 but you can use the bags of moss that you find at the craft store just as easily.


A little burst of sunshine that you could place anywhere you would like.

I am off to see what the other bloggers are up to for this
 2nd day of the 5 days of Spring! Loving all the inspiration!!
See you tomorrow! 


  1. It looks great! Flowers always remind me of spring.

  2. You can't go wrong with flowers. I love 5 minute projects like this. They give so much satisfaction.

  3. Good morning Courtney. That pop of sunshine woke me up :-) Exactly what I needed as I sit here listening to rain on the sun room windows.
    Cost effective, pretty, quick and easy... perfect.
    Hugs, Gee

  4. Yes Yes!!! Yellow. and green. in flower form. Fastest way to spring!

  5. Courtney,
    I love the old sewing drawer with the daffidoils. That bunny is adorable. Love the long ears.

  6. You are so right Courtney - fresh flowers in a house make all the difference in the world!

    And of course, having them in a fabulous old sewing drawer really make them extra fabulous!


  7. Oh I love the idea of using a drawer as a planter, so charming! Can't wait to see some daffodils come up around here.

  8. Courtney- When I think of your blog, beautiful flowers always come to mind among other inspiring design ideas. This is such a sweet touch of spring.

  9. Courtney,
    Yes...fresh flowers do add so much charm to our homes. Love the sewing drawer idea.


  10. Very pretty, Courtney! Perfect for Spring! I love how you used the moss to cover the tops of the pots. It makes it look like they are actually planted in the drawer.

  11. Beautiful!!! I think I have an old Singer sewing machine in the basement with drawers like that......hmmm wheels turning!!! Gorgeous entry as usual Courtney.

  12. So springy! I am so ready for it to get warm around here! Enough with the winter already!

  13. Courtney,
    I was just looking at some moss in the yard and I was wondering what I could do with it. Now I have my answer! Love your 5 minute idea! Sometimes those are the best ones!

  14. How very pretty-daffodils are my favorites!
    Have a good week.

  15. Courtney,

    Love this idea! I have daffodils all over the yard! I'm going to go dig some up and plant them on my kitchen table! LOL!


  16. The daffodils look perfect in that wooden box and look so pretty.

  17. WOW - looks great. Very Spring looking. Doesn't cost much and so quick to put together - great job!

  18. You have such a talented eye and flair for design - would have never thought of doing something so easy and perfect like that - and look how awesome it looks in that vignette.

    Well done, I love that look!

  19. Love this idea. Flowers are always a great answer to any design question!

  20. Seriously. I'm not a flower person but SO cute! I am doing this one!

  21. What a lovely spring touch to this room!

  22. Yellow, my favorite flower color. Totally lovely!


  23. I love it. I love how it brings in such a bright touch. I need to get some more fresh flowers.!!!!

  24. I agree, Courtney! Flowers is definitely the right answer!!! :) Can 't imagine my week without them!

    xoxo laurie

  25. A little bit of sunshine... I can smell the fresh air!

  26. Beautiful Courtney! Yes I agree flowers add so much warmth and beauty to a home!I love your chalkboard and plates too!
    What a sweet bunny!

  27. Your bringing in the SUNSHINE my sweet friend and I LOVE it . Splash of color that makes for an inviting SPRING I think ............................HUGS and love it all .Sherry @ THe Rusty Pearl

  28. Lovely glimpse of spring!! Love it xxx

  29. An absolute must and instantly warm and inviting!

  30. Love the flowers in the sewing machine drawer--how clever of you!