Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Getting a Jump on Spring








A few bulbs and perennials have been turning up in pots at the grocery store lately. The label says these Campanula blooms will last three weeks. I hope my un-green thumb will keep them alive that long! I know that a lot of you have blooms coming up in your own garden already. Our dry climate doesn't allow as much for that, but I'm sure my local gardening friends, the ones with the green thumbs, are probably reaping the rewards about now. Thank goodness the rest of us can buy our way in!



A fresh coat of white paint on an an old potting shelf, and we're ready to show off the wares! The blooms came with the little aged white clay urn, so of course I bought two. When the plants find a home in the garden I'll be able to use these little darlings over and over again. They even have the suggestion of a heart motif designed along the rim.




Great-grandmother's English tea plates also carry the suggestion of springtime (Golden Heritage by Royal Grafton). A stack of fresh white linens, and you can almost smell the spring air!








Hope you're having a sweet week!

Jacqueline






24 comments:

elizabeth said...

I would have snatched those flowers in the cute little urns up in a heartbeat too! Wish I could find some like that!

Jacqueline den Daas Beringen said...
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Jacqueline den Daas Beringen said...

I enjoy all the beautiful pictures thanks.
It brings me always to ideas for my own home.

Katherine Wolak said...

dont you just love lovely flowers in (almost) winter? :) I adore teh colour and gentle lace beauty! :)

Hugs,

Karen Bates said...

Love the bright burst of purple!!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Jacqueline,
Your jump on spring is providing lots of inspiration. Always love your lace pretties.
Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Tanya Rachelle said...

I love the blue! Great color contrast and accent and the urns are just wonderful.
~Tanya

Shelia said...

Hi Jacqueline! OH, how pretty! I love your pretty snaps and I am ready for spring.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Curtains in My Tree said...


I don't think there is anything as pretty as fresh flowers, I just love them

I have some surprise lilies up ? and it has been in the 30's , one day lots of sun

I really like the English tea plate

You take such pretty pictures

On Crooked Creek said...

Jacqueline,
Although the sun is shining brightly here on the Prairie...
I'm NOT ready for Spring, dear friend!!! We haven't had Winter, yet!
However, your photos are beginning to defrost my desires for the onset of the coming Season!!!
Exquisite photos!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Jenny Woolf said...

Ah that pretty plate is a passport to summer!I see it holding cucumber sandwiches...

Granny Sue said...

Your photos remind me so much of my English mother, who loved flowered china, live flowers, lace and lavender. Thank you for stopping by my blog--I've enjoyed my visit here.

Haworth said...

I so love the collages you make, Jacqueline. And you've inspired me to paint two shelves I have ... very similar to yours but in a sad dusty blue. They would look lovely in a cottage white enamel. I love having a few orphaned plates to use on the table for cake or cookies, mixing them in with white china. Your grandmother's plates are beautiful. I envy you your growing season. We are still buried in snow here, although it's slowly melting.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Oh those purple Spring blooms are so pretty. Reminds me of the lilacs...my favorites! I told my husband not to dare buy me cut roses for Valentines. I would much rather have a pot of not quite blooming red tulips. :) Always happy to see you friend. Have a sweet day tomorrow. xo

Cindy said...

Whoa! Those blooms are so pretty, and i love the container they came in too! I am feeling the edge of spring starting to push through here in North Carolina. Some of the daffodils are up, and the grass is just starting to sprout little green sprigs...

Cindy

Donna Wilkes said...

Don't you just love the scent of freshly washed and ironed linens? Loved your hint of spring photos and vignettes.

Kadee Willow said...

Were you lucky to get two for the price of one! Blooms and lovely vintage-look urn! So hard to think of spring up north.... that's why I so appreciate seeing someone post to remind me that it will happen!

Susan said...

These photos are the perfect pick-me-up to dream of spring! I love your vintage linens and that gorgeous china plate. Hope your blooms last...I don't have much of a green thumb, either. :)

Sherry said...

I was so excited today to see spring flowers for sale! I got one of each. Yours are beautiful! It is a welcome sight in the mid of February!
Sherry

Jen said...

Those campanulas are amazing! Everything looks so pretty and fresh. Snow here, but you've given me hope for spring.

Jen

Bella said...

Hi J,
Great Grandmother rosy china is so pretty and I am sure so cherished:-) LOVE all that deep crocheted lace dripping over the edge, lovely!! I am also loving all your collages, great work!!! I am gonna have to dive in and make some too:-)
Hugs,
Bella

Entertaining Women said...

Such glorious images. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Franse Brocante said...

Hi, I'm Lilian from the Netherlands and France. I just found your blog. What a beuatiful pictures and spheres. I'm looking forward to the next. If you want to, your very welcome at my blog too. Lilian

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