I love the word metamorphosis.

You too?

This weekend, I had a sun room metamorphosis of sorts, as I notched up my spring decor.

You’ll remember I talked about it last week here.  And before that, I decorated it with red and snowflakes for winter here, and for Valentine’s Day here, and for Christmas here.


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The biggest change is the addition of flowering branches.

Do you see them?

They were so. very. difficult to photograph.  Seriously impossible.

In my quest for decent pictures I took photos on multiple days.


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You’ll notice that some of the photos are taken on a sunny day.  Yup.  We had ONE!!!

The others…on not-so-sunny days.

Actually today was a cloudy snowy day.

What is it with April?  Didn’t she get the memo?  Spring arrived more than 10 days ago!!

Or maybe, Mother Nature is in cahoots with April and they are pranking us for April Fools!


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The second big change was hanging my old forsythia wreath in the window.

I absolutely love it!!  It’s like having a sunny orb in the house.  Almost.

Just in case you’re into details…several years ago I wanted a forsythia wreath for my front door.  Everywhere I went those bright golden wreaths required real gold to purchase.  They were expensive.  But, at a stop to A.C. Moore…I miss that place…do they have one by you? …I saw that I could purchase a garland of forsythia for about half the price.  Since I have a tendency to remake things and had a small twiggy wreath form hanging around, I just wired the garland to the wreath form and voila! I had my wreath!  Oh…and if I remember I had a coupon…more savings!!


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The other change was to move the white cabinet at an angle across the corner of the room….which necessitated the rescued wicker chair be moved too.  If you have a really good memory, you’ll also notice that I changed out the pillow on the chair to one I made a few years ago.  Are those ruffles still in?

And in case you’re wondering about the pretty eggs in those even prettier Longaberger Baskets…

Those eggs are the real deal and all were blown by my husband.  (I know, I’m blessed.  Or he got tired of picking me up off the floor from fainting from all my efforts to blow out the eggs.)   I dyed those eggs with food coloring.  That was my Easter project about three years ago.  The eggs are kept in egg cartons for storage and even survived a state to state move.


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My sweet tabby cat wanted to be in on the photo session.  It required a bit of patience on my part as I had to wait until she was looking at me to snap the picture.

Animals are always a plus.  Right?


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Did you notice my daffodils are holding up pretty well?  Formerly prop stars from my traveling show of old, they have weathered well and are vying with the forsythia to steal the sun room’s show.

So what do you think of the sun room metamorphosis?

I’m pretty happy with it.

Really who doesn’t like a bit of spring decor to brighten up the house?


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I almost forgot.  We never talked about those flowering  branches.  Aren’t they lovely?

You are going to flip when you hear this.

They are in reality book-page flowering branches.  Yes!  I made them.

I’ve got your attention now.  [ear-to-ear-grin]

Sorry…I’m going to make you wait until tomorrow when I’ll share a big splashy tutorial.

The wait is over….here is the tutorial!


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  1. Very pretty! Yellow always just sings spring to me.

    I’ve had to take photos in multiple days just to get a couple of good ones. So I sympathize but your photos came out great!

  2. Carolyn says:

    Diane, we must be kindred spirits for I also really get enthralled with changing my decor with the seasons. I have my very old big honeycomb paper egg w/a chick peeping out that I bought when our firstborn son was born. We were packing to go to So Amer as missionaries & I wanted him to see how we decorated “back home in the States” while we were down there. God gave us two daughters as time went by & we moved from that country to another & later to another. My Easter decor went with me. There were also large & medium honeycomb paper eggs in lovely pastel colors. It was great to be able to fold it all up & slip into a large paper envelope headed for one of our missionary barrels! Ahhhhh, memories!

    • I love hearing your decorating story as a missionary, Carolyn! A friend recently referred to some things stored in ‘those’ barrels at her house from her parents’ (hers too) time serving abroad. I can only imagine the wonderful experiences you have to share.
      Thank you for your kind words of encouragement. 🙂
      May your week be Extraordinary!

  3. Love what you have done with the sun porch and nothing is better than forsythia. We are still getting the snow in my neck of the woods too. I don’t think anything green is ever going to happen here. Thanks for linking up at the Cabin this week, do you mind adding my link to your “sharing” section? Have a wonderful week!

    • Thank you so much Dawn! Forsythia always puts a smile on my face. That yellow is so cheerful and happy. It warmed up today…and will keep going up all week….with rain in the forecast too. I think we are finally going to see some spring. (Your link is on my blog….maybe I hadn’t refreshed before you stopped by.)

  4. OH, this is just so beautiful! I love it and wish it were mine! 🙂
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  5. I love love love all the metamorphosis of spring in your home! The yellow forsythia steals my heart!!! Just beautiful!

    • When I brought out the forsythia it was just like bringing out my personal pot of sunshine. 🙂
      Thank you for your lovely encouraging words, Yvonne!

  6. Such a lovely display, Diane! Thanks for sharing at Project Inspire{d} ~ pinning!

    Hugs, Mary Beth

  7. Truly love forsythia……to remember the name, my mom used to call it “Poor Cynthia”…..so naturally I do, too. I don’t think it does well here in AZ, but I’ve got lots of the faux kind around! Thanks for your always uplifting posts!

    • I’ve never heard it referred to in that way….how sweet. I shall remember it now, too.
      Enjoy your faux ‘Poor Cynthia’…it will last much longer. 🙂 That’s the lovely up side. And there’s always an up side. Yes?
      Thank you for your kind thoughts and words of encouragement Dona!
      Wishing you an Extraordinary week!

  8. I love all the pops of yellow and spring accessories! Beautiful job! I found you at Home Stories A to Z–thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

  9. Glenda Kremer says:

    your pictures are all always so great –the reason I keep writing that you should start a photography business and you have not yet replied so I keep wondering why not???????

  10. There’s nothing quite as refreshing, and cheerful, as pure sunshine, and the color yellow. Lovely!

  11. JaneEllen says:

    Every time I see forsythias I miss our bushes that grew so faithfully in front yard in KY. They were so pretty. Smart idea of yours wrapping the garland around a wreath, hey whatever works huh? With all the bright cheery yellow you have on your porch it sure says Spring. Looks so Springy and happy. The winter is not wanting to give up in many areas still. We had couple days with low 70’s, high 60’s. With our dry climate here those temps feel really good. Saw so many people running around in shorts and flip flops. But this week will be 50’s, that’s ok as before we know it we’ll be complaining of the heat.
    Your pictures are great.

    • Thanks JaneEllen!! I hear you about the weather! Here in PA we had snow flurries every day (even today!)…sometimes enough to cover the grass.
      Wishing you An Extraordinary Day!

  12. 20’s…..and holding. Oh, we had a day of near 50–and then right back down into the 30’s….and 20’s. *sigh* Silly groundhog.
    Ah, but spring is all over in that little sunroom of yours. And it’s lovely. LOL The kitty has the right idea–lounge around while you climb and clamor about trying to get a decent photo! 😉
    NOW I’m all about what’s coming for the tutorial–with the branches in our yard, I’m half way there! NOT that I’m going to be out there picking ’em up! I’ll send he-who-does-everything….and I’ll file egg-blowing away for next year. *snickering* Thanks for the tip!
    The room is just lovely with the splashes of sunshine….even in absence of sunlight! Well done, you!

    • Okay Mel…that is just tooo cold. I went through “Phil’s” hometown last weekend and had a good talk with him about winter and spring. I don’t think that he heard me. He’s got a real attitude you know with all those little “Puxy Phil” statues all over town. 🙂
      The tutorial is half finished….but…since it seems like spring blossoms will never get here I better hurry up and finish it to post today so you and everyone else can make your own springy branches regardless of the weather 🙂 It’s so fun and easy.
      Hope your day is Extraordinary, my friend, just like you!!

  13. Your sunroom does say Spring! Love the wreath! After winter there is just something about forsythia and daffs that make one’s heart sing!

  14. Diane, I love your Spring touches! So beautiful! I have a new weekly link party which is live now and I would love if you stop by and link up this wonderful post! Hope to see you there! http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com/

  15. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    What a bright and happy room! Love all the spring touches and the sun streaming through the windows!

    • Seriously Sharon…the sunshine is the very best part! I might just become a sun worshiper this summer. (In the good sense.) Haahaa!
      Thanks for popping by with your encouraging words! 🙂

  16. Oh what a fabulous room and I love the yellow. The forsythia wreath is so pretty and the tablescape is perfect. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  17. Oh so bright and cheery. LOVE all the yellow touches throughout the space! You are definitely ready for Spring! I just hopped over from Creatively Tuesday and I’m happy to say I’m now your newest follower (everywhere). 🙂 Would love to have you stop by for a visit! Have a great week! Blessings ~ Judy

  18. Anything “yellow” pretty much does it for me; well, maybe add in some turquoise, since I’m crushing on that color right now! Oh, and I love forsythia. I wish we could grow it here.

    • Oh…you’re inspiring me now, Carol!! Hmmm…I wonder what my next iteration of this room will be? 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by today! Wishing you An Extraordinary Day!

  19. I thought I loved this space last week! Now it is even more appealing and welcoming. I can’t wait for you to reveal the flowering branch secret.

  20. LOVE IT! 🙂

    I find it SO hard to get good interior pictures. UGH! 🙂
    I just started blogging late May so most pics that I took were all outdoor. Had I started in the winter I don’t know that I’d have hung in there! Yours are lovely though! As is your room

  21. Oh, it is all so lovely. I would love dining in this space – such lovely windows and light. Thanks for sharing!

  22. Thanks for sharing on through my creative mind.


  23. This is really gorgeous!
    I adore your sunroom, the tablescape, all of your spring touches too!

  24. I love the word metamorphosis too!!!! It is a miricle isn’t it. I have a Christmas Cactus that has really been a blooming fool this year. I am so in love with the yellow you have used in your room. Beautiful, and so ready for Spring! I am a new follower via a blog hop. Look forward to reading more of your post. Have a wonderful day 🙂

    • Awwww….Diane, you are so sweet! Thank you for taking time to pop by, leave your thoughtful words, and hang around for me. You have surely blessed me.
      May your day be Extraordinary!

  25. The burst of yellow from your daffodils and forsythia wreath really bring your sun room alive with springtime. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing at my HOME.


    • God sure knew what he was doing by making yellow a color of spring. Thanks for your kind words of encouragement!
      You are Extraordinary!!

  26. Oh Diane, I love all the yellow in your sun room! Especially the forsythia wreath! As soon as the rain stops this afternoon, I’m off to find a garland of yellow forsythia to make a wreath for my porch door! Thank you for the inspiration and I hope you have a great day!

  27. love how cheerful it is in there! i wanted a wreath like yours, but the one i made years ago had other flowers on it, too. this year, i plucked a few of the offender off, and i get a wispy wreath like yours! yay!

    • Sometimes the best wreaths are ones that we remake. I bet yours is absolutely gorgeous!!
      Thanks for popping by and leaving your kind words!
      Wishing you An Extraordinary Day!

  28. Oh, this looks absolutely darling. it was well worth the extra effort to photograph ‘m. Thank you for linking up with us again this week. Such a nice post!

  29. Your room looks so bright and cheery with your pretty spring decor.
    Mary Alice

  30. LOVE that forsythia in your sunroom!! the yellows really pop and make it look so springy!! You really do an amazing job with your room, it always looks so welcoming!!

  31. Wanted to come by to say hello…it’s so very exciting to see garden posts again, winter has lasted way too long! Just wanted to let you know Fishtail Cottage’s Garden Party will be starting up again in May (Thursday May 2nd) Would love to have you come over and link up again and again! Hope you have a great weekend! xoxo, tracie

    • Oh…garden time. I can not wait. Except I will probably be moving in the new month or so and that means starting over. Again. I think I’ll need to garden vicariously through your blog and linky party. 🙂 Thanks for the invite. 🙂

  32. Hi, Diane! Yes….wonderful metamorphosis! You did a great job of bringing Spring into your home despite what may have been going on outside! It’s that way all over the country. Only in the last couple of days have we had weather worthy of being associated with Spring. It’s crazy!

    Your husband blew all those eggs??!?!?!!! Kudos to him! That is one of the hardest things in the world to do in my book! He must be a trumpet player with cheeks already tuned up for that! 🙂

    Congrats on your great bargain buys! Shopping those sales and using those coupons really comes in handy, doesn’t it!??

    Have a wonderful weekend! Thanks for sharing your terrific changes!

    • Hi Alycia!
      After a few warm springs, we sure are an itchy bunch. Yes? I wonder what that means for summer? Hopefully it will be beautiful to make up for all these snowy days. 🙂
      I know…can you believe he blew out all those eggs? It doesn’t stop there, though. My friend has been sharing fresh eggs with me from her friend and there are lots of blue and green eggs in the mix and he has blown those out for me too. I think I’ll keep him! 🙂
      It’s a wee bit warmer here today…hope it is at your house too!
      Thanks for stopping by and leaving your thoughtful comments, Alycia. 🙂
      Wishing you an Extraordinary weekend!

  33. Hopping in from Serenity weekend bloggy reading link up. I like the different colors outside the window.

  34. What a beautiful metamorphosis! I could spend hours in there just basking in the Spring beauty! I’ll be honest … it’s April and even I still have a few Valentine’s things still up. Just can’t seem to pull out the Spring decor with snow still on the ground. Hoping to change some of that this weekend, though!
    You’ve done a beautiful job 🙂

    Hugs & Blessings …
    Simply Fresh Vintage

    • My cats really enjoy spending their mornings and afternoons basking in the sun in that room. In my dreams an old fashioned lounge chair would be perfect for me to bask in the sun and read and write. 😉 A girl can dream! Thank you Lani for your sweet words and for taking the time to stop by. Hope your weekend is Extraordinary!

  35. very pretty. Love the forsythia! Linda

  36. We are having the longest and hottest summer here in Australia-I’ll swap some sunny days for some cool days!

    Your wreath is gorgeous!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

    • Oh Natasha…I remember a recent long and hot summer. I’ll gladly share my forever winter with you. 😉
      Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words! Blessings!

  37. Love your sunroom and forsythia wreath! I imagine you LOVE being in there!

  38. What a beautiful room! I love all these cheerful spring touches! Thanks so much for sharing this on the FESTIVE FRIDAY FIESTA!!! So pretty!!! =D

    • Spring seems to have arrived – finally! – this weekend. I surely needed that extra dose of sunshine.
      Thanks for stopping by! Hope your week is Extraordinary!

  39. Your wreath is lovely. And the best picture is of course the one with your cat!

    • I love that you love the one with my cat! She has recently adopted that as her favorite afternoon spot!
      Thanks for stopping by Magali! Hope your week is extraordinary!

  40. Love the metamorphosis, Diane! This may be my favorite version of the sun room so far! Thanks for sharing a breath of fresh spring air at A New Creation!

    • Awww…thanks Jessica! I’m sure that you will see it morph again. LOL! A least as long as we live in this humble abode.
      Hope the real spring has arrived in your neighborhood. 😉 Blessings!

  41. Sew this over at Sew Can Do.. It looks so happy, love how your cat enjoys the chair in the choice spot:)

  42. Loving all your spring decor! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays x

  43. What a beautiful sun room! Love the bright happy yellow accents! Catherine (new follower)

  44. Big bursts of Spring!

    – The Tablescaper

  45. After the cold winter that PA had, I would decorate for spring even if it was 20 F. just to rebel. Your sunroom is pretty. And, I want to see your tutoral on how to make those branches. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

    We may have met by chance…but we become friends by choice.

    • Haha! Sue…I live in PA and you are so right. I think that is precisely why I got a bit carried away on in the sun room. 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by and leaving your sweet words.

  46. I love the blue and yellow of your placemats and the whole table setting. The little blue chicken dish is precious.

  47. That yellow just makes me happy!

  48. Wow, so lovely, wish I had a sun room, it is snowing today, so your beautiful room is inspiration for the good weather to come. I do have a forsythia out front that is in bloom, hoping the snow does not end the beautiful color of yellow. Love the room, lovely! Hope to see you visit and follow

    • Oh. No! Snow and blooming forsythia are not a good thing. I remember last year we got a freeze and our blossoms turned dark droopy. Hopefully the snow won’t cause as much damage.
      Thanks for stopping by Marilyn, and for leaving your encouraging words!

  49. Your sun room looks beautiful! I love the yellow and blue, and that yellow wreath is so pretty. Thanks so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent.

  50. So glad you had sunshine! It is marvelous isn’t it how it lifts the spirit – love the drops of sunshine in your sunroom decor – the forsythia and the daffodils – quite cheerful! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

    • We’ve just had mostly sunny days for the last few and it is amazing how much it boosts the spirits and how much can be accomplished! 🙂
      Thanks for your kind words, Kathy!

  51. So pretty! You made the whole room so bright and lovely! Thank you for sharing at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

  52. Oh, I just love this room, such a wonderful sunny spot. Beautiful photos, love the forsythia wreath!!

  53. So pretty and spring-y! Love it! So happy you linked up to Give Me The Goods Monday! Can’t wait to see what goods you bring next week!
    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

  54. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop!

  55. Such gorgeous combinations of color and decor details! Thanks for the inspiration and the feeling of Spring once again.

  56. I love your sunroom decoration and those bookpage blooms! The daffodils are gorgeous and the pop of blue are a nice compliment to all the yellow flowers.

  57. Lovely space! The daffodils and forsythia definitely say spring to me, and I’m impressed with your real eggs. I’ve several boxes of the same that I did years ago. 😉
    Look forward to your tutorial.

  58. What a pretty sunny place to sit and enjoy spring! The wreath is so pretty in the window. I sometimes purposely get my cat in my pictures. There is just something peaceful about a lounging cat! Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week! ~Deborah

  59. Your spring decor looks lovely in the sunroom – I know how it is to miss being near stores you love! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  60. SO pretty, Diane!! Thank you so much for linking this to Grace at Home. I’m featuring you this week!


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