Simple Spring Cottage Kitchen Refresh

Are you looking for ideas on refreshing your kitchen this spring season? I’ll share our inspirational picture for this month’s “Pinterest Challenge” with you and how I freshened up my kitchen counters for spring.

Simple spring cottage kitchen refresh

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Are you ready for another Pinterest Challenge? If this is your first time hearing about the Pinterest Challenge, let me explain.

Every month, our fabulous host Cindy from County Road 407, selects an inspiration photo for everyone to recreate. Each participant puts their own spin on the photo, according to each of our individual and unique styles of decorating.

If you’re stopping by from Thistle Key Lane, I’m so happy you’re here. Don’t you love how Michelle uses trays to control kitchen clutter? And you won’t want to miss my other friends at the end of this post for even more inspiration.

Our inspiration photo this month comes from Marly at Maryl Dice. As you can see, her kitchen has all the touches of spring.

I loved the quote in Marly’s blog post… “Life happens in the kitchen”. Isn’t that the truth??? We spend so much time in our kitchen, and I don’t always give it as much “decor love” as I should. But Marly inspired me to refresh my favorite room in the house for spring.

Simple spring cottage kitchen refresh

I used many of the same elements as possible from the inspirational photo. The fact that I only used home décor items already in the house was a bonus and goes nicely with my “simple” refresh. I wanted to include:

  • Pitcher of Flowers
  • Breadboard
  • A single-tiered cake stand with coffee cups and saucers
  • Bowls of fruit
  • A few Ironstone pieces
Simple spring cottage kitchen refresh

Spring in the kitchen is all about the flowers and fruit, which add the perfect pop of color. And it doesn’t hurt that a blooming camellia tree is located right outside the kitchen window.

I cut these Japanese roses from the garden for my white pitcher.

I cut these beautiful yellow blooms from the garden to fill my white pitcher. Japanese roses bloom here from April to May, one of the most gorgeous flowers in the spring garden.

I decided to display my blue and white espresso cups rather than my white ones because I love how they look with the bright yellow flowers.

Rather than using my Ironstone coffee cups, I displayed the blue and white espresso cups. I found them at HomeGoods and love how they look with the bright yellow flowers.

new Ironstone pieces like this one. Isn't it pretty?

Of course, I had to display my new Ironstone pieces like this one. Isn’t it pretty?

A dough bowl full of green apples is simple yet creates a lot of interest.

A dough bowl full of green apples is simple yet creates just the right amount of interest.

Here are a couple more Ironstone pieces displayed on the kitchen counter with lemons and greenery.

Here are a couple more Ironstone pieces displayed on the kitchen counter with lemons and greenery.

I'm in love with this scallop bowl I found a couple of weeks ago. The lemons look perfect in it.

I love this scalloped bowl I found at a local shop called Details Home and Garden.

simple cottage kitchen refresh

I hope my simple spring kitchen refresh gave you some ideas for adding simple spring decor to your counters. Are you ready to see more Pinterest Challenges? Next up is Rachel at the Ponds Farmhouse. My friend has the prettiest farmhouse kitchen and the best ideas.

If you have any questions or additional suggestions, please share them in the comments below. And be sure to share this blog post link with anyone who may enjoy this Pinterest Challenge.

Until next time,

Happy Spring!

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  1. Kim, I love your fresh flowers. The yellow goes so well with the blue cups. Tour kitchen has a wonderful, cozy vintage feel. I love your pot rack. We had one in our previous home. Miss it in this one. Have a wonderful spring.

  2. Your cottage kitchen is ready for spring! Bowls of fruit & flowers are my favorite way to add color in the kitchen. That camelia outside the window is so pretty.

  3. Love your kitchen cottage vibe. All the white ironstone with organic elements is the perfect touch for Spring! Truly lovely. Have a great day! XO- MaryJo

  4. Love all your Spring touches, mixed in with your amazing vintage things, Kim. And those gorgeous blooming flowers outside the window; it’s a dream:) I could move right in!

  5. Kim your kitchen looks so pretty all decked out for spring! I love all the organic elements you added – they are the perfect touch!

  6. Yep, you are definitely spoiled with having that blooming tree outside your window! It’s gorgeous! Love your kitchen. From the planked ceiling to that fantastic sink to the beautiful wood floors. I love it all. Maybe I wouldn’t hate cooking so much if I were surrounded by all that cuteness?! Thank you for joining us. Pinned!

  7. I have to say your vintage sink is just amazing and sets the tone for the whole kitchen. The Japanese roses are just beautiful as well as the pink blooms outside your window! So many wonderful details to enjoy. Pinning!

  8. Kim, I love the pretty bowl and mugs you found recently!! The vintage cutting board is cool, too. I think my favorite thing in your version of this month’s challenge is actually the cool pot rack you have hanging over your island! It reminds me of one my parents had in our last family home before I got married. Love all the wood you have in your kitchen! <3

    Enjoy your beautiful kitchen in all its spring finery!
    Barb 🙂

  9. Love your ironstone pieces, Kim… perfect in your cottage! And, of course, all your spring kitchen decor is so pretty! (I just subscribed, which I usually don’t do because I don’t want you to have to ‘pay’ for me, but I didn’t have any issues, just FYI).

  10. Kim, your kitchen is picture perfect for spring! So many lovely details to take in. I love all the white ironstone contrasted with the bright spring flowers!

    Niky @ The House on Silverado

  11. Hi Kim,
    Love your blog but there’s a problem with subscribing to it. Over the past several weeks, I have entered my name and email address 4 times in attempts to subscribe and I receive a pop-up that says “watch your email inbox for a message that will confirm.” However, I never get that promised message nor do I receive notification that there’s a newly posted blog. (Message is not going to my spam account – I check it regularly.) Are others having this problem? Is there a way to get around it? Would love to receive a notification/link when you post a new blog but so far, it isn’t happening.
    Sharon in Santa Cruz CA

  12. HI kim,
    I love your sink and the white accessories. So pretty! And the dough bowl is the perfect way to gather fruit! looks perfect for spring! Great job! laura

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