5 Tips to Refresh Your Centerpiece for Spring

Hosting an Easter or Mother’s Day event? Delight your guests with some of these fun spring decor ideas and accents.

Not sure where to begin? Keep in mind these few simple tips:

  1. The size of your table matters. Knowing how much space you have to work with is really important because this will dictate how the centerpiece might interfere with the function of your table. Large or square tables may look better with a larger centerpiece but a narrower table may look better with smaller, longer accents that draw the eye down the length of the table or through an entry way.

    New England Village
  2. Incorporate a clear jar or vase. Starting with a clear jar or vase in your centerpiece gives you a large variety of options- you can fill the vase with colorful eggs, jellybeans, or moss to add texture and then add fresh or faux flowers to complete the look. The best part? Shapes and sizes of clear jars or vases are basically endless giving you tons of options to create your look. 
  3. Play with color. Having specific colors in mind helps keep the arrangement focused. For Spring, consider incorporating lovely pastels like yellow, pink, purple, or green.
  4. Include height variation. Give yourself, and your guests, an interesting sight line by adding various heights to your centerpiece. (Pro tip: make sure that the heights do not disrupt conversation sight lines.)

    Snowbabies, Classic Collection
  5. Add fresh blooms. Nothing helps pull you out of a Winter slump than beautiful, blooming flowers! Consider adding springtime favorites like Carnations, Lillie’s, Tulips, Daffodils, Daisies, or Hydrangeas to tie everything together.

Have any tips we missed? Share them in the comments section below!

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Love is a Four Legged Word

Pet owners know that their “fur babies” are special and packed with unique personality. In life it’s the little moments that make relationships special and with a pet it’s no different. Show your love for your four legged friend with Snowbabies and their lovable companions. Even if you don’t have a pet of your own, these make perfect gifts for anyone who has a special place in their heart for four legged friends.

Here are five reasons furry friends are the best friends:

  1. Your pet will never judge you.
  2. Pets make the BEST listeners.
  3. Your secrets are always safe.
  4. They love you just the way you are!
  5. No matter how big or small, they make the perfect companion.

It’s difficult to imagine anything cuter than a calmly sleeping pup. Show some extra love for your furry friend by customizing this piece with their name!

A Dog’s Life (customizable!)

 

For a dog, every day is the best day ever! Who needs personal space when you can have some furry cuddles instead?

Lapdog

 

Show off your inner diva with The Glam Squad. There’s no better partner in crime and fabulousness than an adorable kitty! The pink accents and pearl accessories make this piece perfect for any girly-girl.

 

The Glam Squad

 

If only planking were as simple as this Snowbaby makes it appear! There’s nothing better than moral support from your furry one. Talk about purrrrfect form!

 

Planking
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Spring 2017 Must Haves

Begin to shrug off your Winter blues as we head into Spring! The new season welcomes leaves on trees, chirping birds, blooming flowers, and soaking up some sunshine. However, one of the greatest parts of Spring are the mild temperatures that encourage opening up all of the windows to let the breeze refresh your home. Delight your spring time guests with your decor by adding some of these beautiful and bright Department 56 pieces.

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New England Village

As the snow begins to melt (for some of us) refresh your décor in anticipation of April showers and May flowers. The New England Village collection has a few Spring pieces in particular that would make a warm and welcoming vignette in an entry way or conversation starting bookcase addition. Add in some potted Marigold’s and you have yourself a quick and easy display!

New England Village, Nantucket Tulips & Garden
New England Village, The First Taste of Spring

Snowbabies

Snowbabies Classic Collection

Bring the perfect sentiment to any baby shower with these fun “Peek-A-Boo” Snowbabies with either a pink or blue pastel blanket. You could even get a head start on Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 14) and Father’s Day (Sunday, June 18) gifts! The beautiful detail and timeless design are a piece that can be treasured.


Girl’s Night Out

Glamping

Snowbabies really do say it all! No celebrations on the horizon? Show your love for some of your favorite Spring time activities such as hitting the road with the windows down or planning a picnic.

 

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Hygge Your Home with Department 56

Danish-speaking people say “hygge,” which roughly translates to creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people, particularly in wintertime. Hygge is all about using all 5 senses to absorb the joy of even the simplest things: the smell of apple and cinnamon cake, the words of a lovely poem, the feeling of lying in your bed in freshly ironed linen, or just looking out at the colors in the garden. Hygge is everywhere; you just need to discover it. This social media trend is one you should consider trying and we have a few items and tips to help “hygge” your home.

1.) Incorporate light
Dickens A Christmas Carol

Warm light from a candle, string of lights, or lighted Village piece creates a warm ambiance for every room.

2.) Add textures
Snowbabies Classic Collection

Soft textures such as chunky knit blankets, tweed pillows, and fluffy woolen rugs add comfort and dimension to your space.

3.) Tiny or simple additions can have impact
Snowbabies “Beary Good Friend”

This is not about overhauling your home; tiny additions can make an impact! Consider adding some of your favorite personal items that hold meaning- such as a Snowbabies piece.

4.) Enjoy your space
Holiday in the Woods

Don’t focus on what might wow or impress guests but rather what kinds of items make each one of your rooms feel like a sanctuary.

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