Showing posts with label bulbs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bulbs. Show all posts

Sunday, February 26, 2023

Flowering Bulbs for Vintage Spring Display

When we moved into this house a few years ago, I was so excited to see what kinds of blooming bulbs and perennials might start showing their little green sprouts and beautiful blooms as we approached Spring. Needless to say for such a lovely large yard and landscaping, there were very few flowers or bulbs that showed up. After living here for four years I now know why...

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Vintage Cottage Weekend: Blooming Seed Box Display

Hi Friends, thanks so much for coming by our (Amber and my) new weekend get together where we are sharing our thoughts, ideas and inspiration for vintage cottage living and decor. 

Friday, March 11, 2022

Flowering Bulbs Spring Vignette

I mentioned last week how we didn't have any flowering bulbs planted at this house. (insert sad face) This last 2 years after 2 spine surgeries, I just wasn't up to a plan for bulb planting in the Fall, but I'm hoping this year I can get a few out. (optimistic face!) A mental plan is the first step to getting something accomplished!

Friday, February 25, 2022

Early Spring Faux Daffodil Centerpiece

It's cold, snowy, sleet-y, and generally yucky outside but there's a little bit of Spring in the Garden Room. I really like to keep my floral arrangements and decorating "seasonal", with what is happening outside be what is happening indoors. It's about time for the Daffodils to show up; their happy little faces peeking up through the cold garden soil and even snow. 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Are you a wee bit Irish?

I think on St. Patrick's Day we're all just a little bit Irish. How about you? A lot of us here in the USA are a mix of heritages; part of the melting pot that makes this country so great. I don't celebrate with green beer or corned beef and cabbage, but I do like to pull out a few "green" things around the house, and that means my few little pieces of green transferware get to show off a little.

This is a little green Meakin transfer sugar and creamer set called "Romantic England", planted with pink hyacinth bulbs.

They're not very old, but have some wonderful crazing. Let's see... after dishwashers, but before microwaves. I just read where this series was manufactured in the late 1950's for primarily the North American market.

This set is out here on the sunporch on the baker's rack, along with a couple of old St. Patty's postcards from 1912.

...One of my English Cottage Cookie Jars and a zinc bucket full of shamrocks. Now, if I can just keep the kitties away from them. They think shamrocks are their salad greens.

yep, here's one of the girls now...
she's on bird patrol.

Love and blessings to you all,

Saturday, March 16, 2013

"Fairytale" Inspiration for Easter continued...

Last weekend I shared with you a beautiful new book
by the people that bring us Jeanne d'arc Living magazine,
 entitled "Fairytale Easter". 

I fell in love with all the wonderful 
Easter and Spring inspired creations that grace each page.

Little did I know when I visited Leola's Vintage Home and Garden Spring Open House last week, that someone else had been inspired to create these same lovely decoupaged eggs. My friend Pam, who always has some of the most amazing creations and displays around, had crafted her own version of these Easter lovelies.

So a few came home with me 
for my own Easter display in an old cardboard suitcase.

They joined other bits and pieces of vintage ephemera,
 baskets with moss, and a nest or two for a little vintage Easter vignette.

Aren't these embellished vintage Easter postcards 
just precious with bits of twine, tulle, and feathers?

 One of my collection of old church fans in the background.
Jesus with the lambs are my favorites.

A hyacinth bulb and old book wrapped in stamped cotton ribbon.

It's times like this that I remember that my true love is 
"all things vintage".

Joining in on these great parties this week:

Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style

Hope you have a wonderful week,

Friday, March 9, 2012

Vintage Inspiration #79 Spring's Flowering Bulbs

We seem to be a few weeks ahead here in the Midwest, when it comes to Spring weather. I already have daffodils blooming, which usually doesn't happen till later. And today I saw my hyacinths in full bloom, too. We can have some fluke-y Spring snow storms in March, (as I'm writing this it's been sleeting rain, and I had to bring in my frozen little daffys) but usually they are gone in a day or two. This year it's just warmer, earlier, which has me really looking forward to Spring. It really does seem to be right around the corner. (Back in the 70's by Tuesday yay!)

Here are some wonderful Pinterest photos of flowering bulbs for Spring,
Don't you just love all the wonderful color?

Source: via Debra on Pinterest

Speaking of inspiration, hard to get better than Pinterest .
Hope you'll come visit my boards on Flowers and Spring.

Love these sweet crocus in the teacups!

If any of these Pinterest Images belong to you without credit, please let me know,
I'm more than happy to link to your blog or website.

I just came home from the Spring Open House at Leola's in Ozark,
if you're local, you'll want to head down there this weekend,
this is just a teaser of the Spring Fun and Color at the store!

And now some vintage inspiration from last week.
          You all are so talented, I love seeing what you're up to each week!   

          Amanda, from One Girl in Pink transformed a  "questionable" piece
     into a wonderful chair-side table with a little Annie Sloan Antoinette Pink.


          Be sure and visit Joy over at Savvy City Farmer to check
            her show date this week. She has some wonderful things.
             Wish I lived closer, I want it all!


                 Kathleen from Charm Bracelet Diva found an amazing glass bottle lamp,
                You won't believe what she paid for it!


     Tammy from a Walk in the Countryside
shows us one more way to use cast off doors,

Go take a look at how they accent her garden.

and Anita from Cedar Hill Ranch
is using a vintage ironing board for a server out on her porch.
How fun is this?

I'll be linking up with: 
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Inspiration Friday at the Picket Fence
Potpourri Friday at 2805
Friday Unfolded at Stuff and Nonsense
Home Sweet Home at the Charm of Home
and be sure and go by to say Hi to Jody from
Rooted In Thyme with her new Friday party Simple and Sweet

Thank you everyone, for coming over and linking up for the party!
If you've never joined in I'd love to have you.
Please be sure and have a visible link within your post.
Let's let everyone know they're invited;
"anything vintage or vintage inspired"

Remember to come back this weekend for a Give Away


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