Thursday, January 12, 2012


Undoubtedly this is the time of year I find myself longing for
my Spring Garden.

The desire to be surrounded by the unequivitable beauty of nature and its flowers is so great, I take pleasure in whatever form I can find it in.

The soft textured petals of a silk rose;

A pretty chintz floral plate;

The delicate hand-painted bouquet on a vintage tole tray;

An African Violet in the purest of white, neatly tucked away in
a cherub planter;

Some dried hydrangeas right out of my own garden.

I'll even cherish the ceramic variety of flower!

So whether it be

Cloth ...


China ...




or Glass

I will delight in an alternative type of bloom until I can get back outdoors and into my Spring Garden!

Hope you're all enjoying a FABULOUS week!
Stayed tuned ... I have a Giveaway Announcement coming soon!

Cheers - Lisa


  1. Love all the roses and the trays! I collect cream tole trays and green!

  2. I hear you! The gray days of January (and December, November, etc) are upon us here in Washington! I've already started looking through all my seed catalogs, in paper and online, to choose my cutting flowers... can hardly wait!

    I finally dried some of my own hydrangeas this past year... I've never been that successful at this for some reason... hmmmm.

    LOVE that you're "back" Lisa and can't wait to see what else you have in store for all of us :)


    PS love the pink/fabric/white thing-y... is it a chair?

  3. Beautiful photos, Lisa! Living in CA I am still finding myself longing for Spring, too!

  4. Beautiful photos Lisa! Drop me an when you have a few minutes- I would love to catch up with you! Hugs, Courtney

  5. Oh so am I... spring just can't come soon enough! Lovely imagery Lisa!

  6. I am right with you. Spring begins next month here in Southern California. I love my flowers anytime of the year, though. Your blog is beautiful and I'm following you now. Patty

  7. I so agree with you, Lisa! Even though the weather here has been mild, once Christmas is over, I'm all about bringing on spring! So ready to see some flowers:)

  8. I love this post! I am dreaming of spring, too!!!
    Today is my 52nd birthday so I am going to pick up a couple of bouquets of fleurs to brighten my little corner of the world.
    Just three and a half months until the Lilacs bloom!!!
    Love and hugs, Laura

  9. Just beautiful, and what lovely WARM thoughts. I'm dreaming of that too. Today we haven't made it out of the 'teens.. yesterday was way colder. Both w/ wind, some snow. We've been so lucky so far, but I'm so ready for warmer weather and gardening!! Happy Weekend!! love your bloggy look too ;) -Tammy

  10. Lovely, lovely pictures. I'm your newest follower, Mary Alice

  11. What a clever post! I love the second photo! What a beautiful bloom. I just saw a pot in my back yard, which faces south, has some shoots starting to come up already. Can't remember for the life of me what was planted in there last summer but it makes me yearn for spring.

  12. Hello I'm still making my Pink Saturday visits. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment about my precious Molly. Your pink post is adorable this week! Your decorating is very pretty!

    Have a great week! Shirl
    Shirls Rose Cottage

  13. I'm with you there! Especially after all the snow on Friday. I was so hoping for a snow less winter. Welcome Back Lisa. I missed you.

  14. Hello sweetie! So nice to see you around! I am ready for spring too, we have not had snow but I know it is coming! Well, let's just keep spring dreamin!

  15. Your Spring pictures are so pretty. I really love the silk arrangement on top of the mirror. Thanks for stopping by Blue Monday today.

  16. your indoor flowers are beautiful...but i long for spring and nature's beauty...i'm glad you've returned to blogville :D ~victoria~

  17. This is so pretty, thanks for stopping by. Wish my weekend was like the picture though :-)


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