Wednesday, March 5, 2014

When will it be Spring?

This last snow and ice storm threw a lot of us off kilter. Just when we had been teased with some warm days and sightings of crocus and daffodils pushing up, we got hit hard. But they, (the powers that be in the weather world) say we'll be back in the 50's by the weekend. So many people south of us had ice instead of sleet, so I'm grateful for just the cold and snow, not loosing power. Missouri is notorious for March snowstorms, heck, it snowed in May last year!

This week is my Birthday Week. Yes, I celebrate all week, especially when it's so yucky outside that no restaurants are even open! My Birthdays have been "low key" for awhile, just the way I like them. A certain sweet hubby brought me home an armful of tulips in lovely Spring colors, but I didn't even have an ironstone pitcher here to put them in, so they found their way to my little galvanized bucket. 

This was the first time I have used a flower frog. I have several vintage ones, but only one with the metal grid design. It made for a much prettier arrangement, instead of all of them falling over the sides.

I have this little journal in precious pinks and lavender.
"Very beautiful flowers".

This is a little wreath I found last year,
and a few of my old garden tools.

My tiny friend is joining us.
She thinks she's hidden in the twigs.

 I love collecting vintage embroidered tea towels. Now, in the times of disposable "everything", I admire the time and creativity that went in to decorating them.

The light here in the sitting room is northern, 
but in the morning it's just perfect.

I hope "Spring" is closeby, wherever you are...

Oh so tweet!
You can check out more wonderful tulip ideas, 
on my Pinterest Board, HERE

A Big Thank You to everyone who took the time to enter the Give Away last week. The winner of the $35.00 gift certificate to French Bleu Vintage is Cathy from My 1929 Charmer. Have fun Cathy!

I'll be joining in on these wonderful parties:

Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Inspiration Exchange at City Farmhouse
Treasure Hunt From My Front Porch to Yours
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Sweet and Simple Fridays at Rooted in Thyme
Fabulously Creative Friday at Jennifer Rizzo
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush
Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm

Hope you're having a great week,


  1. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    Your tulips are beautiful, Debra!
    Love your images of Spring.
    Have a great week,

  2. Happy Birthday!! Wishing you a lovely week!! :) :) Your tulips are so beautiful!! And such sweet touches of spring is in the air!! :) The bird nests are so cute too!! xo Holly

  3. Happy Birthday week Debra - ( Bonne Fetes !!! )
    And your flowers are indeed tres belle et le seau aussi ! ( your bucket too )
    Hope it warms up - I'm sick of winter too - tres sick actually !!!

  4. Your tulips are so pretty Debra and they look great in your little galvanized bucket... Happy Birthday week to you sweet friend!... I hope you enjoy each and every moment, doing all of the things you love to do, having lots of good things to eat... and getting some nice, warm Springlike weather!... your little wreath and birdie are so cute, and I love your vintage tea towel... much love, xoxo Julie Marie

  5. It might be freezing outside but your tulips look very "springy" to me. Beautiful!

  6. Happy Birthday Week, Debra. It is my birthday week, also. :) Love all your spring touches, especially the little twiggy wreath with the tiny bird's nests and bird. We, too, are wondering where or when spring is? Are we all suffering from bitter cold for our areas? It was in the teens one night this week, which is practically unheard of! My sweet-smelling little white daffodils have barely opened at all so far. A couple of years that bed was in full bloom on Feb. 27 according to the date recorded by the camera on the photo.

    So, until the real thing spring shows up, I will continue to enjoy it in wonderful posts like yours.


  7. Happy Birthday Debra, may your whole week be so ever happy.. I hope you give yourself a break from packing! I love the tulips your hubs gave you! Such pretty pastels! I love winter, but I am ready for this year to end! Oh my I am just tickled to be the winner, you see I never win anything. To win at such a great store is so exciting. What do I do? Do they know who won? Gosh, thanks so much!

  8. Happy Birthday, Debra! Those are gorgeous tulips. A glorious color. I lost power for awhile this morning.

  9. What a great color for your birthday tulips - enjoy your week, Debra! We got the arctic blast Sun-Mon like so many others, but on Sunday I had the chance to see a glimpse of spring's coming - crocuses in bloom in a neighbor's yard, and my daffodils were about 4" out of the ground (yes, I could see the ground, before this last blast of snow). Hopefully that was Mother Nature's grande finale here in our region.

  10. Happy Birthday, Debra! My blog birthday is this week and my own birthday is next week! I think that your tulips are gorgeous, they are my favorite flowers of all time! I saw your Pinterest board full of tulips in your sidebar and since I have a tulip board myself, I must now go and follow! I just can't get enough of them! Enjoy your week! :)

  11. Happy Birthday! Today is my daughters bday too! I sure hope sring hurries it's little butt up and gets here soon!

  12. Happy Birthday Debra
    I would love to send you a
    ironstone pitcher for your birthday
    its so amazing how God works
    I bought several not knowing why
    because I have so many already
    but God knew
    please email me with your address at

  13. Happy Birthday week my Dear Debra!
    Spring is coming.......
    I didn't know Pam was going to ask for your address she is the sweetest....but I had the same question to you. Could you e-mail me your home address, please? Ciao Rita

  14. Happy Birth-week!!! Enjoy and celebrate!!

    I bought a hyacinth plant at the grocer's this week, the heavenly fragrance has filled my entire home and given me much joy. It is bitter cold and more snow's gonna be a loooooong time before anything blooms around here!!!

  15. Such gorgeous photos for Spring dreamers Debra, I love them all! Wishing you a very happy birthday week!

  16. Beautiful, beautiful tulips and photos!!! What a lovely gift to celebrate your birthday. I would be thrilled with them.
    They look just great in your bucket.
    Hope you have a wonderful birthday week and enjoy every day of it despite the ugly weather outside.
    Not spring here either in central Ohio.

  17. Happy Birthday Debra! I have a weakness for beautiful linens! Love your tea towel! The tulips look great in the bucket! Have a wonderful B-Day week!

  18. Happy Birthday! Everything is beautiful.

    Congratulations to Cathy on her win. :)

  19. Happy birthday! Your tulips are lovely in the bucket. Just like you brought them in from your garden!!

  20. Your tulips look beautiful in all those lovely Spring colors, Debra! Happy Birthday! You've put together a lovely vignette. You'd never know there is snow outside your windows. I love that little wreath.

  21. happy, happy birthday, debra:) hope you have a wonderful week! love the sweet tulips in the tin, and the wreath is too cute! congrats to cathy!!

  22. Debra,
    HaPpY BiRtHdAy, dear friend!!!
    Your tulips are stunning within the galvanized pail!!!
    Exquisite vignette subtly reminding us that Spring is in sight!
    Celebrating you on your BiRtHdAy, all week and all year through!!!

  23. Your tulips are gorgeous in the galvanized bucket, Debra! Such a beautiful post. We are expecting more snow today, so these images have put a little spring in my step. :)
    Happy, Happy Birthday! Enjoy your week.

  24. Happy Birthday Week Debra!! Love the Spring colors in your Tulips! Your vintage tea towel brings back lots of memories, my mother had one like that. So pretty! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  25. Happy Birthday Week!! Your tulips are beautiful and so refreshing. Thanks for all of the spring inspiration!


  26. Your tulips and spring vignette are gorgeous. I hope you have a wonderful week of birthday celebrating, Debra. Blessings.

  27. The tulips are charming and David even more so. I am still totally at sea due to the debris from our ice storm. I really want to be gardening but I will get there. xo, olive

  28. Happy birthday week, Debra! Those lovely tulips are a perfect gift. Love your beautiful photos!


  29. Happy Birthday week and happy gardening and happy spring when it gets here.
    Your tulips are really pretty I just wonder if our tulips will have survived this harsh Missouri winter?

  30. Happy Birthday week! I love the tulips and I hope things warm up for you soon and some restaurants open up!

  31. Your tulips are just beautiful! Love them in that bucket. I think the frog was a great idea to keep them standing up too. Hope you're having a great birthday week!

  32. Love your spring items. THe tulips are so pretty and one of my favs. Have a wonderful birthday week. Happy Birthday enjoy.

  33. Happy Birthday. I love your tulips. The wreath and little bird are just precious.

  34. Hope you have a wonderful birthday & love the tulips. So grateful that the snow is melting & looking so forward to a warm weekend. Keep telling myself that Spring is on the way!!!!

  35. Happy Birthday to you, Debra!!! ♥ I hope that spring arrives in time to celebrate with you, sweetie! We're excited to see 40 in the forecast for next week! lol

    xoxo laurie

  36. Happy Birthday! I love those old rusty garden tools like your yellow chippy one. I just found another green one this weekend at a sale for .75. I can't wait to start planting!

  37. Happy Birthday! Tulips are my favorite flower! You made a pretty vignette with them.

  38. Happy Birthday week! I just picked up some tulips yesterday! Love them.....and yours are beautiful!! Have a beautiful birthday week!~Angela

  39. Oh So TWEET! LOL you had me cracking up at the end there. Happy Birthday...perfect gift, those lovely tulips! :)

  40. So gorgeous! The colors of the tulips and that sweet little bird just made me smile! Have a wonderful birthday week! Hugs, Leena

  41. So gorgeous! I love everything about it! Come on Spring!

  42. Debra, I'll be featuring your cute Spring post at Simple & Sweet Fridays this week. Thanks so much for sharing and Happy Birthday again!!

  43. What pretty pictures Debra. Happy birthday!

  44. At least it looks like spring inside Debra. Love your beautiful wreath and pretty tulips always brighten everything up. I'm delighted to feature your spring vignette at Shabbilicious Friday tomorrow. Thank you for so graciously sharing.

  45. Happy birthday, happy spring (inside) such a beautiful display for spring. I need practice on my embroidery ( see today's post , giggle). I hope you will share this lovely post at my Thursday hop ( you can link up through Sat) xo


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