Window Boxes

Happy First Day of Spring! I thought and thought about spring for months now, right after Christmas to be exact and finally it’s here. Technically at least. We started off spring break last Friday, which means students are away and hubby and I have the campus all to ourselves. I just love how calm everything feels and that I get to chose my favorite seats in cafés. We have a few fun trips planned to Chicago and Galena – House Beautiful recommends this little town for all our antiquing needs – so yaay!

In the meantime, I got inspired over the weekend by the beauty of Nantucket cottages. Clad in cedar shakes and shingles that weather so beautifully in the salty air, the contrast with the crisp white window trims is made even prettier by some of the most amazing window boxes one can ever see. What better way to celebrate spring?


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For easy recipes on how to get full and color-coordinated window boxes, check out this article from Better Homes and Gardens.

If you’re interested in the mechanics of it, there are great tutorials on This Old House that teach everything from making you’re own window box, to installing a ready-made one. What I love about This Old House is that they customize their tutorials based on the materials you work with: brick or rock exteriors, siding, shingles an shakes or PVC – and they make everything look easy, almost doable!



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