Showing posts with label tulips. Show all posts
Showing posts with label tulips. Show all posts

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,

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Spring in the Entry

I haven't shown this little spot in my Entry Hall for awhile, because actually I have two "Entry" areas, and this one often feels like Cinderella to the Stepsisters. The light can be tricky here, but today with a little sunshine and a new Spring-y vignette it got a little attention.

I had it in my head for white tulips this year, 
so they're filling a basket along with a twiggy wreath.

My sis made me this wonderful moss covered "O" for Christmas,
and I loved the black ticking stripe ribbon she chose.

Two of my lambies are grazing in the lantern.
I think they look like they're in church with all the Gothic arches.

I always love tulips for Spring. 

This little Eastlake dresser was black for many years, but a couple of years ago in my crazy "paint everything in the house" mode, it got the "white" treatment.

Gray washed French Laundry Basket underneath for extra cold weather gear.

Here's a shot from a little further out from the Dining Room...

...and this from the Living Room.
I have a larger header I need to get painted for over the door.
This looks a little too small, now that I'm looking at it.
It's the width of the door, but with windows on each side,
it needs something chunkier.

OK, where's my can of white paint?

Now that I think about it,  I don't think I've shown my twin boxwood topiaries for ages. I bought these ten years ago before  The Bombay Company went out of business. An expensive purchase at the time, but they were for our younger daughter's wedding, and I never regretted it.

Here tied with a French Script wired ribbon.

I realized when painting this petite little dresser
that there are reasons some things are painted black...

It had large gaps between the wood pieces on the side which I had to fill with wood putty before the second coat of paint. Totally hidden by the black color, they were glaring when the white paint went on. It's still a little rough, but I love the size and this is where gloves and scarves are kept.

As you can see, I'm not a perfectionist.
The hardware got a paint job too.
That works for me on Shabby pieces.

Have you entered the Give Away?
You'll want to check out Lucy's wonderful Etsy shop.

joining in on these parties:

Hope you're having a great week,
Can't wait to see what they have for Spring!
(I'll be sharing the fun this weekend)


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