A Pretty Basket of Spring Branches to Decorate the Entry and My Front Door!

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I had some time to myself the other day before I had family in town. I had taken down my winter decor from our front door a while back and hadn’t put anything back up. Proud to say that at least there were no crunchy evergreen branches or Christmas wreaths to be found (pats himself on the back).

But since it’s officially spring now and we haven’t planted any pots outside yet, the front door and porch felt a bit… well, just abandoned, lots of empty pots and a few random stuff here and there that I still need to deal with. Certainly nothing seemed elastic enough to welcome us into THIS season, nothing to indicate that WE STILL LIVE HERE let alone that we are ready to welcome someone else here too.

It felt like we were stuck “between” the seasons. Or maybe it seems that we have not yet returned from wintering in our winter house. Ha, no, it’s our only house so I can’t use that excuse!

I decided I wanted to feel for a minute like I was one of those girls who is always on top of things, so of course a girl like that would have a front porch that looks all pretty on the first day of the spring. But honestly, it was raining a bit that day, so I wasn’t in the mood to be outside. Ha!

But then I remembered that I’M ALREADY ON TOP OF THINGS BEHIND THE SCENES! I have this scalloped basket that I wanted to use for spring and I had faux spring branches in my garage (yay for sometimes being a hoarder!). I just put them together and VOILA, instant spring at the front door.

And I can just work on the rest of the porch later, maybe when the sun comes up :).

But then I remembered that I’M ALREADY ON TOP OF THINGS BEHIND THE SCENES! I have this scalloped basket that I wanted to use for spring and I had faux spring branches in my garage (yay for sometimes being a hoarder!). I just put them together and VOILA, instant spring at the front door.

And I can just work on the rest of the porch later, maybe when the sun comes up :).

The basket is large, so yes, especially if you’re worried or have a smaller door or entrance, it’s possible that an unsuspecting person won’t pay attention and get a spring branch caught in their hair when entering in the House. Or maybe someone will knock him over while he’s carrying something from the car. Maybe someone will take a look. But would it still be worth it? Yes.

Of course, I’m kidding. Given that you have to slow down to deliberately open the door away from you to get through it, and that you can’t miss the fact that the basket is there as you approach, it’s extremely unlikely that someone (well, almost everyone) supports an actual injury of it.

However, life is full of risks, we are all well aware of that. But I think life’s too short to worry about things that probably aren’t likely or wouldn’t be too big (like shooting it down, not losing an eye, of course).

Although I have to say the size of this basket and the branches is really the beauty of this arrangement. The basket is kind of a BIG DEAL so it really looks great on our door and is a good ladder for our porch. It makes a statement and looks striking from the street.

Maybe when I plant more pots and work on my porch I’ll take a picture to show you from afar.

This basket with the branches would also look stunning on a wall in any season, if you have room for a centerpiece. I look forward to using this basket in different ways and in different seasons! But right now, I really like it on the front door. Makes me feel like the kind of girl who’s got things under control. I (prepare) for spring and welcome guests to our new home. It’s good to be AT HOME!

Sources:

Door color: Wythe Blue Benjamin Moore (I believe, very similar otherwise!)

Scalloped basket

Ceiling lantern (several colors)

Round rattan wall mirror

Rattan lampshade

Rope door stopper

Similar artificial white spring flower stems (and more similar below)

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