Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Pretty in Pink

Thanks everyone, for weighing in on the Master Bedroom post from yesterday. I think that the first thing will be to find some neutral drapes that will work with a new wall color, too. And then when I'm ready to take on another paint project that I'll probably go with something in a lighter taupe with a gray undertone. I think those two changes will go a long way to freshen up the space, AND my attitude about it. We've lived in this house longer than any other house, so I'm used to getting to make a fresh start more often. It's easy to get into a rut, and then one day look around and be dissatisfied.

But today, I want to share this precious pink hyacinth before it fades. I've never forced these bulbs before;  I actually bought three, but this was the only one to bloom. I worked on bringing some "Spring" into the sun porch on Saturday, where this pink sweetie took center stage.

The fragrance is just intoxicating...

I'm ready for more of this... 
My sunroom is always the first place that gets decorated 
for the new season.

After the bloom is finished I'll plant it out in the front
with a few other hyacinth bulbs that are already in the ground.
Hopefully it will bloom next year.

Are you ready for a little touch of Spring at your place?

joining in for
 White Wednesday at Faded Charm
Primp your Stuff at Primp
Share the Love Wednesday at Very Merry Vintage Style
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
House Party at No Minimalist Here
Creative things Thursday at The Vintage Farmhouse
Wild about Mother Nature at Grits and Glamour



  1. Yes I enjoy spring also. Hyacinths are one of my favorite spring flowers and the fragrance is amazing!

    Have a great week!

  2. Oh Debra, that is a beautiful Hyacinth! Look at that vibrant color! And the pot it sits in is gorgeous. My dream is to one day have a Sun Room and Library combined. I am so ready for touches of Spring! I cannot wait to sink my hands in the earth and plant something soon.
    Hope you have a beautiful week! xo

  3. I love your hyacinth, but I really adore the pot it sits in. As always, your photo styling is wonderful. Have a perfect week (is there such a thing?)

  4. Hi Debra, your pink hyacinth is just beautiful!... and I love all of your bird books and such in your sunroom...I told you I want to live there!... I have that same little paperback book on birds in the front of the green tray, it was my very first book on birds MANY years ago... your bedroom in your previous post is just beautiful as well... love your darker woods in there... xoxo Julie Marie

  5. Oh I LOVE hyacinths to!! They smell the best. I planted with my little ones over two hundred in our garden so we can't wait for spring plus I am soooo over winter.

  6. They are one of my favorites! The smell alone sings spring! I was lucky enough to be given some tulips so I have a little spring at my place too, brings a smile to my face :)
    Happy Wednesday! t.xoxoxo

  7. Helloooo Debra...
    Love the "Spring-Vignette" in your Tool Box!*!*!
    Jeanine Burkhardt

  8. Oh yes .... I can smell it from here. They are so pretty!!
    Have a great Day !!

  9. So pretty Debra. I love hyacinths and yours looks beautiful in that white pedestal bowl.

  10. Your hyacinth looks so pretty in that white bowl, Debra! I love the smell of them, too.

  11. Hyacinths are so beautiful and smell just divine! Yours looks so pretty in the white compote....the whole vignette is gorgeous :o)

  12. How pretty and what fun bird books! We have flowers blooming here in Florida! I love this nice weather! ♥

  13. Beautiful! I love spring too! Thanks for sharing,I enjoy your post each time!~ Joann

  14. Debra,

    This is so funny but I just sent you an email telling you how I've not been able to get blogs to open and then I came right back over here and tadah...it opened up for me!
    Hyacinths are some of the prettiest and most wonderful smelling flowers. It looks so pretty in the white pot!


  15. I love flowers that bloom from a bulb like that. I think it's the lush green foliage and fullness of the flowers that I like the most. They look so pretty in a pot like you have. It's been a mild winter here so come of my daffodils and tulips are already beginning to sprout! This is early for them!!

  16. Spring blooming bulbs are such a treat. Yours looks so pretty in that white pot. Enjoy it while you can!

  17. what a lovely shade of pink. Reminds of bubble gum or the old
    'candy stripers' uniforms.

    Come on Spring!!!!

  18. I am definitely ready for Spring and have been adding a few touches here and there! I love hyacinths and always have to have one (or 2 or 3) in the house! :-)

  19. Looks so pretty, and I know it smells great, too!

  20. I was in Cannon Beach,OR, last week where the daffodils were in full bloom. Now I am ready for spring to arrive in Chicago.


  21. Bring on spring--I am so ready! (though I need to clean out my gardens from the winter so I guess I am not totally ready!)

  22. Oh I could almost smell it from here! So pretty, lucky you!

  23. Hyacinths are one of my favorites. I like to put one in my bedroom. The scent relaxes me for sleep and when I wake up it immediately puts me in a good mood. I have a purple one in my room right now. Purple seems to be the most fragrant of the colors to me.

  24. Beautiful color and I can practically catch the wonderful scent! These bring back wonderful memories I had of my Grandma and her garden. She had many hyacinths....she called them grape hyacinths. That was a long time ago.


  25. Your post makes me want to get ready for spring, I am going to get some bulbs,

  26. A lovely touch of Spring! Yes, I am so ready for warmer weather.
    Mary Alice

  27. Isn't it grand that a single flower can say so much and make us happy and just want to smile....

  28. I Love Hyacinth and their intoxicating fragrance! They do quite well here in the Desert and I always buy up all of the faded blooms after Easter when they're marked down to rock bottom price because year after year the bulbs will bloom and propigate... I have Hyacinth bulbs in almost every planter now! They're all beginning to make their appearance again.

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  29. We just "founded" each other. :) So glad to find your blog, too. I am your newest follower. Thank you so much for joining in Wild About Mother Nature #2 Blog Party. What an enjoyable and beautiful post. Thanks so much for sharing, and I appreciate your support. Look forward to your events on Friday. Blessings, Barb

  30. I so wish I had a sun porch... especially this time of year! Your hyacinths are lovely. I might have to cheat and pick some up at the grocery! Thanks for linking up!

  31. I just love pink hyacinths! And yours looks especially pretty in the little white footed bowl!


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