Hey friends! Today I am so excited to join The Pinterest Challenge hosted by my good friend Cindy at County Road 407! The Pinterest Challenge is a group of talented ladies that get together once a month to put our personal spin on inspiring decor found on Pinterest!
This month we are sharing our spring kitchen counters! Our Pinterest inspiration photo is from Marly Dice.
If you’re coming over from County Road 407, isn’t Cindy’s take on spring kitchen counter decor gorgeous?
I’m sharing some spring centerpieces and vignettes I put together in our kitchen. At the beginning of the year, I decided that I would only decorate with things that were in season in my area or growing in our garden. Spring in Central California comes earlier than most parts of the country and our summers are long, so we are at the tail end of our spring flowers this time of year.
One of my favorite spring flowers are the yellow blooms from our sweet bloom bushes and I had to include them in my centerpiece on our kitchen island. They live up to their name with their light sweet fragrance. I also had to show off one of the large grapefruits off of our grapefruit tree!
Another flower we have in abundance this time of year are violas. They don’t grow well in our summer heat, but they do quite well here in spring and fall and I’ve even had some make it through the winter some years when the temperatures didn’t get below freezing. The lemons are from our lemon tree.
Can you tell I love scales? I also love vintage bottles, lavender and the tiny fragrant blossoms from our Texas umbrella tree.
Last but not least I decorated one of my three tier trays. I used ivy, sweet broom, arugula blooms, lavender and seed pods from our Texas umbrella tree.
That’s it for me! I hope you enjoyed how I spruce up my kitchen counters for spring.
Next up is A Stroll Through Life! You will love Marty’s spring touches in her gorgeous kitchen!
Here is the entire lineup for this month’s Pinterest Challenge!
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Thanks so much for joining us for this month’s Pinterest Challenge!
I love the vintage spices and the tiered tray! Great job! Laura in Colorado
Thanks so much Laura!
Laura Ingalls Gunn says
I absolutely LOVE your kitchen. The floral touches are perfect for the spring. The vintage touches are so inspiring.
Thanks so much Laura!
Your kitchen is beautiful and I have citrus envy seeing those grapefruits and lemons you can grow! Not a chance here in Iowa! 🙁
Pinning to my Kitchens Pinterest Board…
Niky @ The House on Silverado
Thanks so much Niky! Yes we are so lucky to be able grow citrus here.
Mona Dills says
Thank you Mona!
Julie Briones says
Love all the spring touches in your kitchen, Michelle! And all the fresh flowers are so pretty! Thanks for sharing the names of each plant, too! (Love those pods!)
Thanks so much Julie! I was happy to find a good use for the seed pods!
Love the pretty glowers and all your fabulous antiques. Such a great kitchen and you’ve decorated it so beautifully
Thanks so much Marty!
Michelle | Thistle Key Lane says
First of all Michelle you have a beautiful kitchen. It makes me miss our last house with white cabinets so much! Love all your vignettes with bottles, scales, clippings and homegrown citrus! How amazing to have a grapefruit tree!
Thanks so much Michelle! Yes we are very lucky to be able to grow citrus in our area.
Barbara Chapman says
So pretty, Michelle!!! I love all the blooms you’ve shared from your gardens… I was thinking that our climate (I’m in North Texas, less an hour from the Oklahoma border) is similar to the Fresno area with regards to temps, so it’s no wonder I can grow the pretty yellow broom and you have Texas Vitex in your yard!!! (at least that’s what I think I see!) Next time I drive through, I’ll have to run by a garden center there and pick up some plants to bring back here! My mother-in-law lives in Rancho Cordova, next to Folsom, so you’re just a hop away. 🙂
Really loving how you’ve used different trays to highlight the flowers you’ve shared for spring,
Thanks so much Barb! One of my sister-in-laws live in Rancho Cordova! Small world! Our growing area is zone 9 so yours must be the same or close.
Not sure many people can say they have a lemon or GRAPEFRUIT tree in their yard!!! How cools is that?! The grapefruit looked so perfect I thought it was fake. Not that I really know much about them. Loved all of your spring vignettes and the flowers were just beautiful. Love your entire kitchen really. That is the gathering kitchen for parties! Do you have a lot of parties?! I’m so jealous! I would if I had that kitchen. Thank you so much for joining in. Grinning and pinning!
Thanks so much Cindy! Yes we are so lucky to be able to grow Citrus in our area. We used to host a lot of family gatherings before Covid hit, but my hubs loves to cook so he loves the big kitchen! I love it too, but I also love small cozy kitchens (like the one we had in our 825 square foot house we lived in before we built our current house) and I just adore the kitchen in your farmhouse! Thanks so much for hosting this super-fun hop!
Lora Bloomquist says
I love your kitchen, Michelle:) That arched opening and the spaciousness! It looks lovely dressed in Spring with your pretty purple and yellow flowers and produce. So fun to see everyone’s kitchens today!
Thanks so much Lora! I loved seeing all the gorgeous kitchens today too!
Kim | Shiplap and Shells says
I love all the spring touches. You have such a beautiful kitchen Michelle. Love the glass bottles with lavender.
Thanks so much Kim! Your kitchen is gorgeous too!
Michelle, what lovely vignettes you have made. Your kitchen bursts with pretty flowers. I just saw sweet broom in the nursery this week. I plan to get one when it stops raining. I live in Texas and I’ve never heard of a Texas umbrella tree, but I’m going to check it out.