Northern Michigan Style: Stirrings of Spring

As spring arrives, we Northern Michiganders rediscover why we choose to live here.  The changing season induces a renewed sense of inspiration for beautifying your Northern Michigan home or cottage; away with the strong, warm colors of winter, and in with the coolness and vitality of spring.  Here are a handful of home accessories that channel the spirit of the new season.  the following content was first featured in the 2014 April edition of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine.


 

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      A Little Twinkle

  • ←A string of these mini lanterns can turn an average evening on the patio into an experience. $22, Cottage Moon, 531 E. Eighth St., Traverse City, 231.933.4847, TheCottageMoon.com.

 

Northern Michigan Style     Fish Bowl

  • The iridescent flambeaux glaze makes this graceful vessel look as though it is underwater. Nestle sushi rolls in it, and they’ll feel right at home. $29, Two Fish Gallery, 104 W. River St., Leland, 231.256.9350, TwoFishLeland.com.→

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       Flutter of Style

  • ←Let this pretty garland of butterflies alight on your porch, around potted plants, in a baby’s nursery … $13.95. Nature Connection, 137 River St., Elk Rapids, 231.264.6330.

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       Vin d’Oiseau

A blue bird-of-paradise for your patio. $169. Reid Furniture, Petoskey, 307 Mitchell St., Petoskey, 231.347.2942, ReidIndeed.com.→

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       Singular Blossoms

←Modernism is always in season with this petite avant-garde garden. $51.95, Monarch Garden & Floral Design, 317 E. Mitchell St., Petoskey, 231.347.7449, MonarchGFD.com.

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       Bain d’Oiseau

Turn an average garden into a grand jardin with this birdbath embossed with a fleur-de-lis. $174.95, Monarch Garden & Floral Design, 317 E. Mitchell St., Petoskey, 231.347.7449, MonarchGFD.com.→

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        Serenity This Way

Northern Michigan Style←Point the way to your piece of heaven. $39, Cottage Moon, 531 E. Eighth St., Traverse City, 231.933.4847, TheCottageMoon.com.

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       Audobon Style

The forest floor bursts into life on your wall with a set of six botanical fern prints, matted in custom burlap and set in antique rubbed frames.  Set of six, $498, Urban Diversions, 430 S. Union, Traverse City, 231.946.6600, Urban-Diversions.com.→

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