Dreaming of spring flowers
It’s March, what can I say, here in Manitoba spring will not be for about two more months. We have had some milder weather, and now we are back at -20C, not very much like spring weather if you ask me.
My fire pit is still buried in snow, and the veranda is still to cold to sit. O believe me I have tried, but after 10 minutes it feels like frost bite is starting to set in, so back to the wood stove it is.
You can see the Christmas decorations still in the evergreen and the string with Christmas balls going to the next evergreen. Yep, no signs of spring here! Even the dogs don’t want to go out.
Well to lighten the mood a bit, I painted this little spring scene:
Waiting for Spring
It did make me feel happy and looking forward to things to come. One thing I haven’t done yet is going through my seeds from last year. Mm maybe I can make some printable to keep track if this easier!
Believe it or not, but the seed catalogues keep coming earlier and earlier, the first one arrived before Christmas! And has been sitting beside the sofa since then. Usually in the beginning of January, I start looking through them and plan my garden. This year with the two grand babies, I just haven’t gotten around to it yet. O well looks like I have some time yet.
Bringing Spring inside
I love pink, and my cowboy boots are pink! As soon as I saw these on a trip to Grand Forks about a year ago, I fell in love. They are a bit cold to wear right now, but when spring (!) comes they will get worn again. In the mean time they made a wonderful prop to shoot some colorful pictures for a little spring decorating idea.
The flowers are from Dolorama, and the Mason jar in the back, was left over from the wedding last year. (Click the link to see how they were made.)
Don’t you just love these colors? They make me think of the Delphiniums that grow in front of the veranda every year.
Barb wire and cow tags.
I use an old barn door to use as my back drop and an antique table cloth covered with an antique lace curtain, just love how this looks together, however I don’t think I will ever get tired of this combination.
This old drawer I found in an abounded shed and I love the detail of the white drawer knob together with the worn wood they make a great combination. This little vignette can be found at the front door.
Bringing spring colors inside the home.
Using mostly things from around the house, it is not hard to create some fresh vignettes to break up the winter blues, while waiting for spring to come. Because fresh flowers are not the easiest to transport when it is this cold, silk flowers do a great job as stand-in. Even old cowboy boots can look very beautiful “dressed up” with some pink flowers! And did I mention that I love pink?!
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