Spring is in the air…..at least in my house!


Last day to be eligible to win the beautiful silver tray for my one year celebration! Click here to visit that post for details…winner to be chosen tomorrow!

OK yes after a ridiculous amount of snow this season we have finally been having some milder days! At last we are hitting the 50’s…and it feels positively balmy out there! No complaints form me, when I see the temps creeping up and the sun blazing, I am a really happy girl. However I am not so naive as to think its over…we have been known to get one last blast of winter when our guard is down, so I am not discounting even more snow or frigid temps.

?However just because I can’t control what goes on outside doesn’t mean I can’t let things feel “spring-y” indoors and that is exactly what I am doing! I went to my favorite nursery and filled my cart to the brim with the prettiest array of spring flowers that I could find and came home and had fun filling all my containers with them. Then I got really ambitious and took on a little do it yourself project and from afar they look pretty darn good….blue and white Easter eggs! So here’s what I have been up to…..

It all started with this? innocent darling basket of spring beauty that a friend who stopped over dropped off….

?And soon my “spring flower bug” bit and off to the nursery I went…….

And then I got busy choosing various containers for all the flowers……

?Love the way the pale pink hydrangeas look in the blue and whites…so fresh!

?Added these beautiful double ball topiaires to my black tole planters

And these pretty white azalea topiaries in my blue and whites

Isn’t this planter a beauty? Brand new style soon to be listed in my shop…just got it in!

?More topiaries looking for a place other than my breakfast room table..I SOOO NEED a? greenhouse!

These are tall about 3 feet so need a special place………


Gardenias? require a? lot of sun so hoping their new spot will get them blooming again!

?Beautiful pink hydrangeas fill my oversized blue and white bowl
?Love this pair near my sink….they just make me happy

I did not forget about my powder room, here a pretty pink hydrangea plant graces my newest silver planter

And finally I am not exactly a “do it yourselfer” but every now and then I do enjoy trying to tackle a project here and there…..so I tried my hand at making blue and white Easter eggs, they came out very pretty, as long as you don’t look too close!

?I cut napkins into mini triangles, got some mod podge with a paint brush and started pasting them on, a final coating all over the egg seals the deal, let them dry for about an hour and you are set!

And then when dry I put some in my small William Yeoward dish and some in my spring flower arrangemtnets…

And when added to my flower arrangements, they were the perfect touch of spring!

And I was experimenting for a small spring lunch I might be hosting….think this is a neat idea. I put waterwith some baby spinach leaves a few fresh flowers (or whatever you have in the house) in a square container and froze it, I ended up with a “frozen plate” on which to put my salad….isn’t that a neat idea? I will use a round mold for this next time, as I think it will sit better on the plate. I think it would be beautiful for shrimp cocktail or some kind of seafood appetizer…..

So….has the spring bug bit you yet? I have to say though I actually like winter, this year I have had more than my fill! I really love the idea of flowers blooming, crave the smell of fresh cut green grass and cannot wait to fling open the windows while belting out a spring-y tune (OK for my kids sake, I will not do the last thing) but you get what I am saying…..I am ready for spring to arrive! Enjoy your day………


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Spring is in the air…..at least in my house!


Last day to be eligible to win the beautiful silver tray for my one year celebration! Click here to visit that post for details…winner to be chosen tomorrow!

OK yes after a ridiculous amount of snow this season we have finally been having some milder days! At last we are hitting the 50’s…and it feels positively balmy out there! No complaints form me, when I see the temps creeping up and the sun blazing, I am a really happy girl. However I am not so naive as to think its over…we have been known to get one last blast of winter when our guard is down, so I am not discounting even more snow or frigid temps.

 However just because I can’t control what goes on outside doesn’t mean I can’t let things feel “spring-y” indoors and that is exactly what I am doing! I went to my favorite nursery and filled my cart to the brim with the prettiest array of spring flowers that I could find and came home and had fun filling all my containers with them. Then I got really ambitious and took on a little do it yourself project and from afar they look pretty darn good….blue and white Easter eggs! So here’s what I have been up to…..

It all started with this  innocent darling basket of spring beauty that a friend who stopped over dropped off….

 And soon my “spring flower bug” bit and off to the nursery I went…….

And then I got busy choosing various containers for all the flowers……

 Love the way the pale pink hydrangeas look in the blue and whites…so fresh!

 Added these beautiful double ball topiaires to my black tole planters

And these pretty white azalea topiaries in my blue and whites

Isn’t this planter a beauty? Brand new style soon to be listed in my shop…just got it in!

 More topiaries looking for a place other than my breakfast room table..I SOOO NEED a  greenhouse!

These are tall about 3 feet so need a special place………


Gardenias  require a  lot of sun so hoping their new spot will get them blooming again!

 Beautiful pink hydrangeas fill my oversized blue and white bowl
 Love this pair near my sink….they just make me happy

I did not forget about my powder room, here a pretty pink hydrangea plant graces my newest silver planter

And finally I am not exactly a “do it yourselfer” but every now and then I do enjoy trying to tackle a project here and there…..so I tried my hand at making blue and white Easter eggs, they came out very pretty, as long as you don’t look too close!

 I cut napkins into mini triangles, got some mod podge with a paint brush and started pasting them on, a final coating all over the egg seals the deal, let them dry for about an hour and you are set!

And then when dry I put some in my small William Yeoward dish and some in my spring flower arrangemtnets…

And when added to my flower arrangements, they were the perfect touch of spring!

And I was experimenting for a small spring lunch I might be hosting….think this is a neat idea. I put waterwith some baby spinach leaves a few fresh flowers (or whatever you have in the house) in a square container and froze it, I ended up with a “frozen plate” on which to put my salad….isn’t that a neat idea? I will use a round mold for this next time, as I think it will sit better on the plate. I think it would be beautiful for shrimp cocktail or some kind of seafood appetizer…..

So….has the spring bug bit you yet? I have to say though I actually like winter, this year I have had more than my fill! I really love the idea of flowers blooming, crave the smell of fresh cut green grass and cannot wait to fling open the windows while belting out a spring-y tune (OK for my kids sake, I will not do the last thing) but you get what I am saying…..I am ready for spring to arrive! Enjoy your day………

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By Invitation Only…..Springs rebirth

Hi there! So happy to be here for our monthly “By Invitation only” post where a very special group of bloggers get together to present our ?interpretation on a mutually agreed upon theme for a particular month. This month its all about spring, a new season, new beginnings and a ?reawakening. ?What does spring mean to us? Well to me, its a time of rebirth, a time of renewal, a time to open the windows both literally and figuratively. The warm air is knocking on our door, the blooms are bursting and everything feels new again……….
When I think of spring my mind branches off in so many directions, I think of new beginnings, a beautiful season brimming with hope, bright skies, flowers in bloom everywhere you look, watching winters bare limbs come to life with lush green leaves, new life taking shape. Spring is such a beautiful season….it is impossible to contain it to just a few ways. So to try to capture my thoughts?I decided to do an “ABC’s” on what spring is to me, without further adieu here we go…..

? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ??A is for ?April showers

?B is for Bunnies, especially cute ones that fit into darling little tea cups for two!

? ? ? ? ? ? ??C is for cool,crisp flawless skies


D is for daffodils…gotta love their vivid yellow colors and perky blooms, they are like the poster child of spring!

E is for Easter eggs, what is spring without them!

? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? F is for forsythia and their explosive ? ? color ? ? ? ? ? ??

G is for gardening because if you ever want to feel like a green thumb, this is the time!

H is for hydrangea, another one of my most favorite flowers, of all time….love love love them for their heavenly blooms as much as I do for their staying power



I is for investing in a few wonderful new pieces of springs finery in bright fun colors!

J is for Jasmine whose intoxciating scent reeks of spring!
K is for knowing when to take a break just because you deserve it!

L is for lillies, one of springs many beautiful flowers

M is for misty mornings, I cherish my morning walks with Teddy, my faithful walking companion and there is nothing as beautiful as a misty morning in the spring


N is for the nests resting in the trees ready to bring new life in a new season

O is for orchids because lets face it they are spectacular during any season!

P is for Parties….spring is a perfect time to throw a party. Even a small get together for friends or family
.
Q is for quiet, I love the quiet and ?peace that spring brings, when things stand still a little longer

R is for rabbits….it is their season afterall!
S is for sunshine, does it shine any brighter than during spring?

T is for ?Tulips….gotta love them and I do in all their many colors!
U is for Umbrellas because we all know rain and spring go together like singing in the rain and Gene Kelly!

V is for Vases….something I have plenty of on hand during the spring to take full advantage of all of natures bounty ready to be displayed!

W is for Wisteria, yet another gift from nature that is just jaw dropping gorgeous!
X is for Xpresso al fresco ?(come on just let me spell it this way)

Y is for Yellow…a color I think of as springs poster color it is happy, uplifting and oh so cheery!

Z is for ?Zoo, because seriously what better season to visit one than when everything is in bloom and the animals eagerly await a visit?
So that wraps up just some of what I love about spring. I am sure I could easily go on and on, its such a glorious and majestic season. One that inspires us to fling open the windows, let the rush of fresh air fill us with renewed vigor and hope, clean our homes and fill them with the scent of freshly cut flowers, and mark the new season as time to start anew. I know for me its a time to reflect on what I am grateful for, what I hope to achieve and what I hope to be. Cheers to a magnificent spring to each and every one of you!
Want to see more….here are more links to the others in this wonderful group of talented bloggers!
Enjoy!

TISH JETT an American in France?http://afemmeduncertainage.blogspot.com/?
GREET LEFEVRE in Belgium?http://belgianpearls.blogspot.com/?
CATHERINE ROBINSON in London?http://www.catherinerobinsoncashmere.com/?
ANNIE BOUTERSE USA?http://plumsiena.blogspot.com/
COTY FARQUHAR in Australia?http://cotyfarquhar.blogspot.com/
FIFI FLOWERS artist with Parisian flair??http://fififlowers.com?
DEBORAH PETERSON between Houston & Scotland?http://www.dumbwittellher.com/
DUSTJACKET ATTIC, Debra in Australia?http://dustjacketattic.blogspot.com/
JACQUELINE MUMFORD England?http://home-biba.blogspot.com/
VICKI ARCHER an Australian in France?http://frenchessence.blogspot.com/
CECILIA GONZALEZ Spain?http://desdemventana.blogspot.com/
RENEE GRANIER & ANGELA FOSTER USA?http://underspanishmoss.com/
LISA USA not participating this month?http://amidprivilege.com
FRANCINE GARDNER a woman of the world in NYC?http://interieurs.com?blog
CHRISTINA FLUEGGE USA?http://greigedesign.blogspot.com/
STACEY BEWKES USA?http://quintessence.com
SANDE CHASE Canada?www.agiftwrappedlife.com
KAREN MALAN UK Pas Grand-Chose Blog?http://athousandmiles-k.blogspot
DEJA PSEU USA?unefemme.net.
VERONICA?tasselsandtwigs.blogspot.com/

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By Invitation Only…..Springs rebirth

Hi there! So happy to be here for our monthly “By Invitation only” post where a very special group of bloggers get together to present our  interpretation on a mutually agreed upon theme for a particular month. This month its all about spring, a new season, new beginnings and a  reawakening.  What does spring mean to us? Well to me, its a time of rebirth, a time of renewal, a time to open the windows both literally and figuratively. The warm air is knocking on our door, the blooms are bursting and everything feels new again……….
When I think of spring my mind branches off in so many directions, I think of new beginnings, a beautiful season brimming with hope, bright skies, flowers in bloom everywhere you look, watching winters bare limbs come to life with lush green leaves, new life taking shape. Spring is such a beautiful season….it is impossible to contain it to just a few ways. So to try to capture my thoughts I decided to do an “ABC’s” on what spring is to me, without further adieu here we go…..

                                      A is for  April showers

 B is for Bunnies, especially cute ones that fit into darling little tea cups for two!

              C is for cool,crisp flawless skies


D is for daffodils…gotta love their vivid yellow colors and perky blooms, they are like the poster child of spring!

E is for Easter eggs, what is spring without them!

                    F is for forsythia and their explosive     color             

G is for gardening because if you ever want to feel like a green thumb, this is the time!

H is for hydrangea, another one of my most favorite flowers, of all time….love love love them for their heavenly blooms as much as I do for their staying power



I is for investing in a few wonderful new pieces of springs finery in bright fun colors!

J is for Jasmine whose intoxciating scent reeks of spring!
K is for knowing when to take a break just because you deserve it!

L is for lillies, one of springs many beautiful flowers

M is for misty mornings, I cherish my morning walks with Teddy, my faithful walking companion and there is nothing as beautiful as a misty morning in the spring


N is for the nests resting in the trees ready to bring new life in a new season

O is for orchids because lets face it they are spectacular during any season!

P is for Parties….spring is a perfect time to throw a party. Even a small get together for friends or family
.
Q is for quiet, I love the quiet and  peace that spring brings, when things stand still a little longer

R is for rabbits….it is their season afterall!
S is for sunshine, does it shine any brighter than during spring?

T is for  Tulips….gotta love them and I do in all their many colors!
U is for Umbrellas because we all know rain and spring go together like singing in the rain and Gene Kelly!

V is for Vases….something I have plenty of on hand during the spring to take full advantage of all of natures bounty ready to be displayed!

W is for Wisteria, yet another gift from nature that is just jaw dropping gorgeous!
X is for Xpresso al fresco  (come on just let me spell it this way)

Y is for Yellow…a color I think of as springs poster color it is happy, uplifting and oh so cheery!

Z is for  Zoo, because seriously what better season to visit one than when everything is in bloom and the animals eagerly await a visit?
So that wraps up just some of what I love about spring. I am sure I could easily go on and on, its such a glorious and majestic season. One that inspires us to fling open the windows, let the rush of fresh air fill us with renewed vigor and hope, clean our homes and fill them with the scent of freshly cut flowers, and mark the new season as time to start anew. I know for me its a time to reflect on what I am grateful for, what I hope to achieve and what I hope to be. Cheers to a magnificent spring to each and every one of you!
Want to see more….here are more links to the others in this wonderful group of talented bloggers!
Enjoy!

TISH JETT an American in France http://afemmeduncertainage.blogspot.com/ 
CATHERINE ROBINSON in London http://www.catherinerobinsoncashmere.com/ 
ANNIE BOUTERSE USA http://plumsiena.blogspot.com/
COTY FARQUHAR in Australia http://cotyfarquhar.blogspot.com/
FIFI FLOWERS artist with Parisian flair  http://fififlowers.com 
DEBORAH PETERSON between Houston & Scotland http://www.dumbwittellher.com/
DUSTJACKET ATTIC, Debra in Australia http://dustjacketattic.blogspot.com/
JACQUELINE MUMFORD England http://home-biba.blogspot.com/
VICKI ARCHER an Australian in France http://frenchessence.blogspot.com/
CECILIA GONZALEZ Spain http://desdemventana.blogspot.com/
RENEE GRANIER & ANGELA FOSTER USA http://underspanishmoss.com/
LISA USA not participating this month http://amidprivilege.com
FRANCINE GARDNER a woman of the world in NYC http://interieurs.com blog
CHRISTINA FLUEGGE USA http://greigedesign.blogspot.com/
STACEY BEWKES USA http://quintessence.com
SANDE CHASE Canada www.agiftwrappedlife.com
KAREN MALAN UK Pas Grand-Chose Blog http://athousandmiles-k.blogspot
DEJA PSEU USA unefemme.net.
VERONICA tasselsandtwigs.blogspot.com/

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