Monday, March 20, 2017

Spring Mantel 2017

It has been some wonderful weather here.  This morning was chilly and I love chilly mornings.  It was just right for bringing in some Spring cuttings.  The wisteria is still looking pretty and the roses are robust this year.  I decided to Spring up the mantel in the living room.  I prefer the more is more look and especially the mantel.  It is such a natural spot for pretties and you can't overlook them up there.  It's almost as if they are on stage perfoming for us.

The bees were not up yet this morning so I was able to get a little wisteria without getting them angry at me.  The pink hydrangeas are dried.

This is the first official day of Spring but did you know that sometimes Spring comes on March 21st?  Yes it does but not often. 

Bradford pear blooms are plentiful.

Do you think this iris will fully open today?


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Azaleas Indoors

We had chilly weather last night but we will be in the 70s today.  Spring is bursting out everywhere here.  I brought some azaleas indoors for a few pretty photos of them in the living room.  We had a lot of rain yesterday and there were a lot of azalea flowers on the ground and falling off the branches.  I decided to play with them and think it upped the pretty look!

I threw a white blanket on the sofa to catch the loose azalea flowers.

I had shot the photos with one set of pillows and decided to try another set.  These two pillows are actually more of a burgundy.  I think the last time I used them was in the Fall.   Do you have a favorite?

It's funny because I thought I didn't like these pillows in here and they were banished to upstairs but now they work.  Maybe it's the light this time of year affecting how the pillows appear.

Early in the morning with the sun hitting the back of the flowers and the aqua pillows that live on the sofa a lot.

We had our first tulip come up.

Meanwhile the curtain craziness is continuing....I have lost count on how many I have tried in the dining room.