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21 Reasons We Can’t Wait For Spring

Mar 4, 2021

by Katie Hawley

As we lap an unprecedented year full of ups and downs and lots of indoor lounging, it’s possible we’ve never been quite so excited to welcome the return of spring. The feeling of sun on our faces, the smell of fresh-cut grass, the promise of warm afternoons and walks with friends and maybe even an alfresco cocktail (or two). We’re counting down the hours ‘til we can spend our days outside again—and in the meantime, we’re dreaming about all the ways we’ll make the most of them. From swapping out our winter gear for spring-inspired styles to breaking out the birdseed and gardening gloves, read on to discover 21 small-but-special reasons we’re looking forward to spring today.

1. Bowls of fresh fruit

Footed fruit bowl from VEQ Ceramics
SHOP: Footed fruit bowl from VEQ Ceramics, $75

Whether you’re showing off the last of your winter citrus or fantasizing about the soon-to-be bounties of berry season, displaying your latest produce picks in a pretty pink earthenware pot is always a good idea.

2. Letting down our hair

Rose-colored satin scrunchie from A Few Decades Away
SHOP: Rose-colored satin scrunchie from A Few Decades Away, $15

Raise your hand if you’re ready for the end of mandatory hat weather! Celebrate by treating those locks to some silky softness with a head-turning hair accessory straight out of our most romantic reveries.

3. Optimism in the air

"Brighter Days Ahead" doormat from Letters by Lanta
SHOP: “Brighter Days Ahead” doormat from Letters by Lanta, $49

Okay, so maybe we can’t throw open our front doors to all of our nearest and dearest just yet but there’s hope on the horizon, as this hand-lettered welcome mat so beautifully reminds us.

4. Switching out our sheets

Floral bedding set from Bee Homey
SHOP: Floral bedding set from Bee Homey, from $205

What could be more refreshing than packing up the fitted flannel and spreading out an airy, leaf-patterned duvet cover and pillowcase combo sewn from cool, crisp cotton?

5. Elevating our ear candy

Abstract polymer clay earrings from A Is For Avery
SHOP: Abstract polymer clay earrings from A Is For Avery, $45

These abstract polymer clay cuties are light enough to wear all day but rest assured: When it comes to completing your favorite springy outfit, they’ll do some serious heavy lifting.

6. Satisfying spring tidying

Driftwood jewelry organizers hanging on a wall
DIY: Driftwood accessories organizer project by Julie O’Boyle, Aleksa Brown, and Clare McGibbon

Where to store your new earrings when not in use? On display, of course! Enter this easy-to-master, hands-on craft: a hanging driftwood accessories organizer that’s both outdoorsy and orderly.

7. Tea in the garden

Vintage teapot, creamer, and sugar holder from The Heirloom Shoppe
SHOP: Vintage teapot, creamer, and sugar holder from The Heirloom Shoppe, $159

If your latest Netflix binge has inspired a newfound desire for afternoon tea, you’re not alone. Break out the cucumber sandwiches and scones and indulge your inner debutante with this Regencycore-reminiscent floral teapot with coordinating cream and sugar holders. Pinkies up! 

8. Sweet, seasonal candles

Scented macaron-shaped candles from Brighter Sky Boutique
SHOP: Scented macaron-shaped candles from Brighter Sky Boutique, $16.50

Don’t be fooled by their appetizing exteriors and mouth-watering aromas—these lookalike cookie candles are crafted from an all-natural wax blend designed to maximize scent and burn times (and their peppy palettes practically sing “spring.”)

9. Plants, plants, plants

Macrame hanging planters from Sweet Home Alberti
SHOP: Macrame hanging planters from Sweet Home Alberti, $10 each

Add an eye-catching pop of color to any corner (and reward your favorite succulent for making it through winter!) with a macrame planter knotted from recycled cotton cord in your choice of cheery hues.

10. Softer skin (and shorts!)

Hydrating body oil from Brown Butter Beauty
SHOP: Hydrating body oil from Brown Butter Beauty, $24

Remember bare legs? Show your gams some love in advance of their annual debut with a few drops of this subtly scented, moisture-retaining oil. Bonus: It looks like bottled sunshine. 

11. Fields of flowers

Original illustrated phone case from Senay Studio
SHOP: Original illustrated phone case from Senay Studio, $23

During the last lingering weeks of cold and gray, something as small as swapping out your phone case can make a world of difference for your mood—especially when your new one features a dreamy floral motif this lush and lovely.

12. Springy DIYs

Transparent floral embroidery kit from Lemon Art Crafts
SHOP: Transparent floral embroidery kit from Lemon Art Crafts, from $18

If you prefer to create your own floral fun, this beginner-friendly embroidery kit has everything you need to get stitching, and the unexpected see-through backing guarantees your finished bouquet will really stand out.

13. Little home improvements

Scandinavian-inspired removable wallpaper from Scandinavian Workshop
SHOP: Scandinavian-inspired removable wallpaper from Scandinavian Workshop, from $2

Sure, you could opt for something subtle, but isn’t spring a time to blossom and branch out? Go big, bold, and bright with a swath of this Scandinavian-inspired removable wallpaper which instantly livens up any space.

14. Short sleeves

Vintage short-sleeved green blouse from MAW SUPPLY
SHOP: Vintage short-sleeved green blouse from MAW SUPPLY, $32

If seasons had signature colors, we’d argue that this energizing green would be spring’s. And what better way to show it off than in the form of a vintage pullover top in an easy, breezy cut and transitional medium weight?

15. Open-air dining

Waterproof picnic blanket from PIDSTYLAI
SHOP: Waterproof picnic blanket from PIDSTYLAI, from $24

Prepare for your first picnic of the year with a vibrant, multi-layer throw specifically designed with the outdoors in mind, so you can focus on your snack spread and stop worrying about water seeping through your seat.

16. Getting our gardening on

Ceramic garden markers from kjw creative
SHOP: Ceramic garden markers from kjw creative, $7 each

From lavender and lemongrass to basil and broccoli, keep your herbs and veggies straight with charming ceramic garden labels in a rainbow of hand-glazed shades. 

17. Coffee on-the-go

Glass travel mug from Yevgenia Davidoff Artwares
SHOP: Glass travel mug from Yevgenia Davidoff Artwares, $85

This double-walled glass travel mug will keep your coffee warm all morning long while conjuring whimsical visions of woodland adventures. Even better, it comes with a sturdy metal straw so you’ll be ready to go when it’s finally time to switch back to iced (and enjoy your brew outside).

18. Fresh recipes in the rotation

DIY edible terrarium project by Heather Baird
DIY: Edible terrarium project by Heather Baird

That’s right—these made-you-look miniature terrariums are crafted from homemade baked goods, a handful of candy accents, and a pinch of imagination. And with this easy-to-follow recipe, you can make your own in an afternoon.

19. Any excuse to sparkle

Silver stacking birthstone rings from Anne Swain Jewelry
SHOP: Silver stacking birthstone rings from Anne Swain Jewelry, $36.50 each

Whether you’re celebrating a springtime birthday (we see you, aquamarine!) or just looking to add some shimmer and shine to dry end-of-winter hands, these dainty silver gemstone rings are a gorgeous way to show yourself a little just-because love.

20. Something fun to put in our planners

Springtime sticker sheet from Ebonii's Moon
SHOP: Springtime sticker sheet from Ebonii’s Moon, $4.50

There’s no wrong place to stick these adorable hand-drawn stickers, which feature inviting illustrations of rainbows, gardening supplies, and a super-cute blue-haired babe, aptly named Bleu Berri. Personally, we’ll be putting them everywhere. 

21. Birds chirping out the window

Poppy hummingbird house nester from Turning Tree Workshop
SHOP: Poppy hummingbird house nester from Turning Tree Workshop, $47

If you’re lucky enough to live in a hummingbird hotspot, this hand-turned wooden birdhouse just might prove the perfect place for a flighty little friend to take up residence. If not, we suggest hanging it up in any corner of your home that could use a few fade-proof flowers. 

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