Is there a prettier season than spring? Just walk outside and behold: all of nature is in BLOOM! So grab your clippers and bring a few branches, blooms and buds to enjoy inside. Even in the simplest vase, it’s sure to cheer up any room.

Speaking of vases, I recently teamed up with a group of friends on INSTAGRAM to each create a spring arrangement in a white vessel. Other than using a white container of our choice, there were no rules. We wanted to show that in a ubiquitous white vase, the possibilities are endless. The creativity from the group was inspiring as well as overwhelming. See for yourself and, remember, bring the beauty of spring inside now!

For mine, I kept it simple with branches of cheerful forsythia, the harbinger of spring. Clipped from the garden at our new home, the branches are casually dropped in an antique white ironstone pitcher. Note the pitcher’s height balances the tall branches. With lemons piled on a footed cake stand, the pops of yellow are pure sunshine, especially against the wall of white china at my shop.

Kelley Nan, who created and coordinated the White Vase Challenge, masterfully mixed fruit, flowers and foliage in her captivating centerpiece. Such happy colors! A special thanks to Kelley for inviting me to participate.

Randi Garrett’s arrangement of roses, clementines and eucalyptus foliage in a classic urn-shaped vase is lovely. And elegant. Note the asymmetrical layering of the eucalyptus for movement. Marvelous, Randi!
Shauna from The House of Silver Lining also incorporated fruit. Plus, she tucked in veggies for an arrangement that’s original and stunning. The trailing parsley is charming.

Now let’s check out a few arrangements with tulips, starting with this artfully layered vignette from Erin at The Sunny Side Up. Erin’s vermilion tulips in white look especially striking against the weathered wood. The entire ensemble is beautiful and organic.

A mix of tulips, lilies and other spring favorites in a crisp white pitcher is timeless and fresh. It’s from Jennifer at The Grace House. Gorgeous, Jennifer!
Gathered from the garden. That’s Jennifer from Decor Gold Designs‘ fabulous signature style. In a footed compote, Jennifer loosely interspersed greenery amongst tulips in her carefree, garden bouquet. Divine!
Keep it cool. The glamorous Deborah Blount designed a floral creation that shines in shades of purple, lavender and blue. Positively dreamy. And breathtaking!
Next is Tamara at Citrine Living’s combination of hydrangeas, roses, pears and artichokes in a gleaming white bowl. I can envision Tamara’s gorgeous piece anywhere – from the dining table to a foyer console. What a classic!

Let there be light. Annie at Zevy Joy selected soft whites and pastel pinks for an ethereal centerpiece that’s bright and beautiful. With her garden as a backdrop, it simply says spring.

Now a grand masterpiece from Janice at Fig and Twigs. This is floral architecture at its finest. A true piece de resistance from Janice.

Hello, sunshine! The talented Bree from Z Design at Home put together this vibrant yellow-and-green arrangement. I love the texture as well as movement. Such a happy statement.

The last group of friends went white with a twist. Oscar from Oscar Bravo Home channeled zen with his bonsai and moss covered bowls. Totally unexpected. Totally cool. That’s Oscar!

Speaking of unexpected, I have to hand it ๐Ÿ™‚ to Sandi and Shalia at The Spoiled Home for originality. Brilliant! No wonder these ladies have nearly 100K followers on Instagram.

With an enchanting home on Cape Cod, Sandra Cavallo drew inspiration from the sea. Her giant clamshell, nestled in a sunny corner, is overflowing with pink perfection. Stunning!Cheers,
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