Just because it may still be winter outside, it doesn’t have to be inside. Here are a few touches for your space that can make spring feel like… well… spring.
Proud Mary, Keep on Burnin’
craft stores) to get the glow going happily forever after. Lotus, $51; Tree, $69. Cali’s, Traverse City, 231-947-0633.
A clue from Mrs. Peacock: Candlesticks should have some heft … to keep from toppling over, of course. By the by, truly killer candlesticks also need a striking silhouette and standout color. This pair from our latest favorite house of style, Traverse City’s new Urban Diversions, has it all. Get a hold of ’em before Mrs. Peacock does. $79 a pair, Traverse City, 231-946-6600.
Lie Like a Rug
Dash and Albert Rug Company’s Kaffe Fasset line is bright, boisterous and befitting the spunky style of the kind of Northern cottages we love to call home. Micro-hooked wool Bed of Roses rug. 3’-by-5’ ($150) to 10’-by-14’ ($1,485) Cedar Creek Interiors, 231-933-4321.
Seed Starter The late-winter ritual that sustains me until spring? Curling up in bed with a stack of seed catalogs, dreaming up this year’s garden. I can’t think of a better way to fall into that reverie than to fall into a bed brightened with this Petal Pushing quilt and cushions. Queen quilt, $190; cushion set, $55; pillow sham set, $56, available too. Jetton-Miller At Home, Suttons Bay, 231-256-7855.
Spring Love Potion
Some say pomegranate juice is the best thing to hit hearts since Cupid himself. Put the super juice to the test and pour a pomegranate Spice and Sweetheart cocktail into these platinum-dotted glasses for you and your special someone. If the juice doesn’t get your hearts a’pumping with passion, count on the vodka. Otherwise, you’ve got these gorgeous platinum-dotted glasses to love. $18.75 each, Nest of Grand Traverse, Traverse City, 231-946-0232.
Sign, Seal, Deliver—He’s Yours
Plant a love note in your sweetie’s mailbox that blooms with a beautiful bit of the North. These note cards from eco-conscious Wastenot Paper showcase a cherry blossom print almost as pretty as the real thing. Set of eight. $12. Michigan Artists Gallery, Suttons Bay, 231-271-4922.