Lovely Finds: 6 Spring Home Spruce Ups & Giveaway

Except for the sobering realization the windows
will HAVE to be cleaned to avoid neighborly scorn (ha!),
I love how spring energizes me to shift into sunshine mode.
(and sunshine mode = an awesome giveaway today.)

6 Lovely ideas to usher us into the season:

the renovated master bath is coming along…here is the latest update on the makeover

FLUFFY new TOWELS for the bath.

our master bedroom in progress…

If you love a luxe hotel quality bath towel,
these ultra-absorbent, extra soft MicroCotton
towels at Macy’s are available in 21 colors
and are sure to impress.

They truly are a lovely way to make any bath more spa-like:

Hotel Collection Ultimate MicroCotton Bath Towels

I’d love to offer you a chance to win
this lovely set above ($158)!
Leave a comment here but read
the details here.

Here is a peek at our tub which
will soon be plumbed in the renovated bathroom…


MicroCotton Hotel Collection Towel Set

A pretty new outdoor piece.

Can you imagine sipping lemonade
or sweet tea as you wait for summer
to bloom out here?

The chairs and sofas in Janus et Cie's new Savannah line feature sensually curving arms and legs and pretty oval seat-back motifs set into a cane-like layer of mesh, all in a user-friendly scale that transforms powder-coated aluminum into a rarefied thing of beauty, readily available in 20 shades.
Savannah Lounge Chairs and Sofa, from $4,199; Janus Et Cie
Janus et Cie’s new Savannah line

The rockers (below) remind me of my mama
who has them lined up on her back porch like this.

Peaceful-hued art.

Holly Irwin

Artist Holly Irwin creates magic.
Holly says she paints the girl who lives and breathes
within her, and it’s easy to feel her ethereal soul in these pieces.

So feminine and chic.

Greenery from Outside.
(or art suggestive of plants).


Sometimes we need reminders there is
free plant life right outside the door.

Pottery Barn! (these are faux)

No time  for harvesting yet…so art by Eileen with faux succulents works.

White linens.

White linens bring us full circle to
the MicroCotton towel set giveaway
now through April 14th!

Have a spruce up to add to this list?

Peace to you right where you are.

see all our progress on the fixer upper HERE

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  1. April 4, 2016 / 3:11 pm

    Your vanity counter looks so pretty with fresh, fluffy towels;) and it is definitely time to do some sprucing up around here! Thanks for the tips Michele;)

  2. April 4, 2016 / 4:35 pm

    Hi Michele, I think this home is breathing new life into you. I love every though you are adding to it. The vanity ?? Who wouldn't want to beautify themselves in a room like this, wait! The room alone makes you feel beautiful, for get all the make-up one just needs to walk into this room and feel beauty all around you.

    Love all you inspired, the bedroom that feels like a house boat looking out to the waters dock is so peaceful. And the art is really fun, I really like the faceless ladies here, I guess one could imagine their own face in each piece.

    Looking forward to more of your home, soon, I hope?
    Thank you dear for your visit, always make my day to see your beautiful words gracing my comment list.

    A beautiful week ahead of you.

  3. April 4, 2016 / 8:53 pm

    I have enjoyed your Cottage Renovation. Everything looks "lovely". I use the word lovely all the time. I prefer it to pretty or nice and sometimes even beautiful. The word lovely attracted me to your blog several years ago. You have not disappointed, love your blog. I'm looking forward to the exterior renovations. Hope I win the towels. Have a lovely day.

  4. April 4, 2016 / 9:34 pm

    There's nothing like white fluffy towels. Your home colors (shades) are very much like mine, so serene…

  5. April 4, 2016 / 11:44 pm

    I love the clean colors. Looks so calming and peaceful, like a spa. Beautiful!

  6. April 5, 2016 / 12:02 am

    #mymicrocotton #springrefresh posted on AuNaturelleSoap on twitter

  7. April 5, 2016 / 4:31 am

    I'm always trying to find towels that feel like luxury.

  8. April 5, 2016 / 9:05 am

    Hello dear Michele, thank you for this lovely post!!! It really brings me in a sunny mood! We all need to surround us with beautiful things, it restores the soul!
    Thank you for all your beautiful and lovely posts my friend. And for all your lovely comments on my blogposts. You're a gem! xoxo Greet

  9. April 5, 2016 / 2:39 pm

    Hi Michele! I always look forward to reading your beautiful posts, but what a pleasant surprise to see my work featured on your blog today!!!! Thank you so much! I'd like to send you a little gift for doing this — just let me know where to send it:)


  10. April 5, 2016 / 8:33 pm

    Fine art, fresh flowers, fine linens! It is those special touches that make such a difference. Thank you Michele!

    The Arts by Karena

  11. April 5, 2016 / 11:02 pm

    Hi Michele! The towels and Holly's art – pure perfection. A delight for all the senses! Please email me if you can as I have a fun, crazy, cool, idea to run by you!! Thanks!

  12. April 6, 2016 / 12:13 am

    Michelle, You home is lovely! I am drooling over that claw foot tub and the chair next to it. Thank for stopping by my Vanessa's Modern Vintage Home and introducing yourself. I'll be sure to keep up with you on instagram 🙂

  13. April 6, 2016 / 11:35 am

    White towels always make me feel like I'm staying in a luxurious hotel.

  14. April 6, 2016 / 11:35 am

    White towels always make me feel like I'm staying in a luxurious hotel.

  15. April 6, 2016 / 11:56 am

    A Beautiful house and I must say it looks so peaceful and serene. I love the final touches you added with art and fresh flowers and clean linens.

  16. April 8, 2016 / 4:03 pm

    Thanks for sharing all of your beautiful inspiration photos with SYC.

  17. April 9, 2016 / 2:01 am

    I love it all! My entire house looks like spring year round. When I picked paint colors for 3 rooms, it looked like an Easter basket, lol. I love fresh colors that bring a lot of light into the room. And plants and nature are my favorite decor themes. These are beautiful ideas!

  18. April 13, 2016 / 2:18 am

    Nothing quite like new towels and bed linens. Always love wrapping up in them! These sound just lovely. Your bathroom is going to be gorgeous! Can't wait to see it completed. Thanks for offering this wonderful give away and sharing with Share Your Cup.

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