Sunday, April 17, 2011

Under the Eaves

Thank goodness for the nursery and florist. My lilacs are just about finished, and there's nothing else happening in my garden to bring inside.

When I opened the door today I felt HEAT! A good feeling, I must say. It all just makes me want a change of scene. We have a couple of patio benches that are good for staging new displays. Protected  under the eaves from the spring winds we can enjoy them for awhile.


I love vintage garden things, and they tend to grow in my patio like weeds! The sifter, tin baskets, and watering cans often form a random still life of their own.  

We're nowhere near the beach. All the more reason to bring the beach to us! I was thrilled to find a couple of beach glass bottles that of course have nothing to do with the beach. Shells seem like a natural to display with them.

I've used a vintage flocked sheer curtain as a backdrop for interest, and to soften everything. It's a sort of short term "wallpaper."

Someday I'll plant my own spring bulbs! They are perfect for Easter decorations.

One of my favorite flower flogs with vintage botanical cards.

Have a great new week, and a wonderful holiday!
Ciao! for now!


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mary beth said...

Delicious! Love the sweetness and simplicity~ I especially love that sheer fresh! Thanks for sharing such pretty images with us!~

Bella said...

Hi J,
Beautiful! Glad to hear of your good weather, here I am still waiting on spring haha.. but all your blue has me dreaming of the beach, so ready to sink my toes into the hot sand!

david K said...

Quite the lovely natura morta deciduosa deliciosa you've got there. It looks like the perfect place to duck away from the heat. Those rhododendrons really pop against those cool blues! I envy your warm weather, our freezing crappy snow has only just graduated to freezing crappy rain!

Cozy Little House said...

What gorgeous displays to delight the eye! I'm up with an earache in the wee hours of the morning. So I'm blog reading!

Blondie's Journal said...

Your flowers and shells compliment each other just perfectly! What pretty arrangements you have made! And as always, your pictures are beautiful!

Have a great week, Jacqueline!


Vintage Gal said...

Jacqueline ~ lovely pictures. Just what I needed to see today as it is snowing here in Ontario ~ sigh ~ ;-)

Petite Michelle Louise said...

love them! the picture of the sea green bottles on the sea green step stool with the sea shells! sigh....

Pamela Gordon said...

So lovely with the soft blues and greens and bright pink flowers. I just wish it would warm up here so I can 'decorate' outside too. Another month maybe. Pamela

deb mills said...

i've been reading and enjoying your blog for a while now, and have often wished your photos were larger because they're always so beautiful. great change!

Tina said...


Erin said...

What beautiful pictures!!! I love the little seascape. :)

La Vie Quotidienne said...

The effect you got with the lace curtains is great...what a super idea. Love these pictures.

Olive Cooper said...

I love that last image!!! You must get a beach house. ♥O

Custom Comforts said...

So beautiful ~ as always a visual delight.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Love your short term wallpaper!

Sally Lee by the Sea said...

What lovely vignettes - of course, I love the bottles with seashells the best! :O)

Hope you have a fabulous week.

Marianne@Songbird said...

I want a garden that sprouts vintage beauties too! Love all your pictures, and I am with you on the shells. We are not anywhere near the beach either but I love decorating with shells nonetheless.

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Lovely pink :) The botles with shells are fab..

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