Bringing the Outdoors In

by Andrea on February 20, 2012

Even though it’s not quite spring time outside, I got sick of waiting. Seriously. I needed some spring blooms. Big time.

Last weekend I hacked back our forsythia shrub and brought some branches in to the house. The forsythia grows out of control anyway, so I figured it needed a major haircut.

Husband: What’s up with all the sticks in the house?

Wife: Give it a week and then you’ll see. (I am so sage with wisdom…)


I filled one vase on the kitchen table and another on top of our bar. Please excuse the clutter on the bar. I’ve been wanting to find a mirror to hang above that baby for two years…it’s edging higher and higher on the to-do list!


One week later, we have this:



If you have a forsythia bush, get hacking! Otherwise, sneak into your neighbor’s yard under the cover of night and hack away at theirs. Forsythia are so prolific, they won’t even notice.  (Or you could ask first, to be prim, proper and polite.)

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Sarah February 20, 2012 at 5:36 pm

That looks amazing, like you bought it from a store. I’m just going to wander around my town at night with some scissors and see what I can find… there’s a sentence you don’t say every day!
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Kat February 20, 2012 at 7:20 pm

I love Forsythia and they look so gorgeous in your house. They add in such a much-needed dose of spring/the outdoors. I bought my seedling flat at the nursery the other day and a couple of different kinds of basil – I can’t wait to sprout them so that I can enjoy some indoor greenery as well!
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Shauna February 21, 2012 at 10:16 am

Okay-you’re the bomb. Yes, you are wise. Even me of little faith looked at the first picture and thought I don’t know?….are those really going to bloom? Of course they are. I love it!

They look beautiful. I like the look of your house too, the ceiling light in the last picture along with that dark shade in the window are great. Take care,

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