Hoosier Cabinet: Decorating for Spring

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Last year, around this time I shared how I decorated our Hoosier Cabinet with shades of white. After taking down the Snowmen last weekend, I was ready to change the decorations and get ready for Spring.

I don’t think I’ve ever showed you how cool this Hoosier cabinet is. It came from one of the barns on my Father-in-law’s property. Many, many years ago, he took all of the daughters into the barn and let us choose which Hoosier cabinet we would like. I choose this one, and he was going to have it refinished. Well, after a few years passed by, I decided that I would rather have it unfinished, just the way it was. Peeling paint and all!

I know worn out…paint chipping…furniture isn’t for everyone. But I just love it!! I think it has such character! Although I loved having all shades of white, I decided to add a little color for Spring.

Starting on the top, I added a large vase and a wire Rooster that I had in the kitchen. In the middle I added a wooden crate with Aqua Mason Jars. A couple small tea pots finish it out.

On the next shelf down, I added another tea pot, a plate, a ceramic vase with cupids and a small Aqua Mason Jar. A small sprig of pink berries adds a little color.

Another white dish, Aqua Mason Jar and a ceramic vase with pink flowers continues the theme. A little bunny and some more pink berries and flowers tie it in with the other shelves.

Then on the bottom, I added more Aqua Mason Jars, I love how they bring out the blue in the cabinet. A few small white dishes and a couple pink tulips for a splash of color.

You probably have seen this beauty!! I’ve been using it to display cupcakes, like my Chocolate Chip Pie a la Mode Cupcakes earlier this week. I found it at TJ Maxx when I was in Nashville for the Blissdom Conference. My good friend, Dawn, who I stayed with before and after the Conference, took me shopping. It’s a good thing I drove, because I would have never been able to bring it back on a plane.

Have you started decorating for Spring yet?

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  1. What a beautiful Hoosier! It looks so pretty dressed for spring!

  2. Oh it is wonderful. I have a refinished hoosier that I love, but I am shamelessly drooling over your unfinished one. It looks so great the way you have it decorated. How wonderful for you that you got to pick this out. It is lovely. YOu must have a great time decorating it! Yay!

  3. This is better than cool! I want one. I love how you decorated it with the blue jars and the rooster =) I would be delighted to have you join my VIP party today =)http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/04/powder-bath-revealed.html

  4. Absolutely perfect as is! Found you on Funky Junk SNS!

  5. Such a fabulous piece! Oh goodness… I wouldn’t have changed a thing on it either. Your lovely new additions really pop!


    1. Thanks so much Donna! It’s one of my favorite pieces to decorate.
      Happy Spring!

  6. I LOVE your Hosier Cabinet and I’m so glad you didn’t refinish it, it is beautiful “As Is” and the colors are perfect!

    Dawn… The Bohemian

  7. This is just the sweetest blue, and so beautiful. The color combinations are so fresh and pretty! I love it.

  8. This is so beautiful! I would like to invite you to share this post on my link party, Masterpiece Monday, at my blog, Boogieboard Cottage. The link will be up all week. I hope you can join in! Have a nice week, Mary :O)

  9. Wow, the Hoosier cabinet has a wonderful atmosphere and I think it’s because of its worn out looks(don’t paint it, ever). The decor is nice too, spring seems to have moved to your home completely! I mean, the tulips, the bunny and everything else basically, just screams spring. Good job!

  10. Beautiful. Spring has sprung in your home. I cannot get the same feeling with the expectation of snow on Monday. Thanks for sharing your beautiful display. ~~Sherry~~

  11. I also started to decorate for spring already- and used some teapots! I’m dyyyying to find some pretty white ones like you have here!

    I love every single thing about this cabinet and everything on it! Love, love, love!

  12. I clicked over from Tatertots & Jello. Love the Hoosier cabinet and Spring decor…so cute!

  13. I’m so glad you decide not to refinish the cabinet. It looks perfect the way it is. I have yet to do any spring decorating. I’m still trying to enjoy this last bit of winter. I love winter. I’m throwing my first link party Monday. It would be great if you could stop by and add your project. http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

  14. Love that cabinet! Your spring decorating is so pretty, makes me want to get started on mine!

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