Sunday, April 22, 2012

Spring Fever

I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden. ~Ruth Stout

It has been an absolutely glorious week with plenty of sunshine, green grass, and birds singing, perfect spring weather that I think is here to stay a while. I'm spending lots of time outdoors and enjoying every minute of it. But with spring comes the task of mowing the lawn and we have a big yard, so that takes awhile. Hopefully, the hubs will take care of that before the weekend is over. That leaves me to do what I love doing most: Gardening.
And Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast
rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.
~Percy Bysshe Shelley,"The Sensitive Plant"


I enjoy every season, but spring is so special. It feels wonderful to see signs of rebirth everywhere and flowers blooming. Spring to me is taking long walks, hiking, and camping with my family. I love entertaining outdoors with friends and family and watching my vegetable garden grow and reward us with its bounty in autumn. 
Spring Song by Robert Louis Stevenson
The air was full of sun and birds,
The fresh air sparkled clearly.
Remembrance wakened in my heart
And I knew I loved her dearly.

The fallows and the leafless trees
And all my spirit tingled.
My earliest thought of love, and Spring's
First puff of perfume mingled

Spring to me is hope that summer is soon to follow:
I love spring flowering bulbs! It is so rewarding to watch them stay dormant the entire winter and dazzle us with their beauty come spring. The pink hyacinth is one of my favorite spring bulbs:
The heavenly fragrance of the hyacinth will leave you enchanted. Next to roses and peonies, hyacinth is one of my favorite flowers. A few of these beauties on the window seat of my dining room entices me with its perfume every time I pass:
The morning sunshine bathes the dining room with wonderful light:
The tag was made from digital images found HERE
I simply cut out the images and glued it to a piece of cardboard (the back of a letter pad) using a glue-stick... easy peasy! I just love how the tag turned out and it was so simple and Frenchy. But I've no idea what it says though, something to do with photography I think.
This little crown candle votive was found at Michael's Craft store. Isn't it adorable?
I added a butterfly charm to it to dress it up a little:
Clay pots  casually wrapped in vintage Paris postcard image have a simple elegance:
I tied a jute twine around it to keep the paper from falling off:
 I'm loving this image of the Eiffel tower found HERE
Vintage Ephemera has some beautiful images and I'm loving it:
Brown kraft paper wrapped book make a nice riser for this vignette:

 Top-view:

Click HERE to view more books wrapped in brown kraft paper.
I like using this chicken wire basket found at Home Goods for seasonal flowers:


The same basket filled with autumn splendor. Click HERE to view the Autumn post.
The texture of the wire and the delicate beauty of the flowers look beautiful together and I love it:

Flowers make beautiful accents outdoors:
as well as indoors:


Thanks for stopping by and sharing with me my love for the spring hyacinths. I hope you enjoyed your stay here. Come back and visit me soon. I love reading each and every one of your sweet comments. Have a great weekend!


Thanks ladies for hosting such wonderful parties!
Linking to:


Cottage Garden Party - button (3)



47 comments:

Debbiedoo's said...

How pretty! I love the entire vignette. The planter is really neat and wrapping the book is a great look.

chateau chic said...

Hi Poppy,
I love spring too. Your hyacinths are so pretty.
Mary Alice

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Poppy...

Ohhh...your pink hycinth are sooo pretty, my friend! I loved each and every beautiful vignette that you created with them! Love your wired basket! I think my favorite vignette and favorite photo...is the first photo on your post! Using the pretty Eiffel paper and tying it with twine is beautiful! Such a lovely vignette! Girl, you did GOOD!!! Thanks for sharing your spring pretties with us today...it was a real treat!!!

I just read your sweet note and came right over! Thanks so much for coming by! I sooo enjoyed your visit, my friend!

Have a super sweet Sunday!
Chari

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your Hyacinths are beautiful in the pots and the way you put them together in your chicken wore basket so sweet.Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my Earth Day Tablescape. Hope you and your family have a wonderful week coming up.
XXOO Diane

Jann Olson said...

Hi Poppy, oh how I enjoyed this post. I love Spring and would spend every waking hour outdoors if possible. I love the smell of Hyacinths. Mine in my garden are coming to an end. Your pots are so fun and creative. Also love the tag. I have a new linky party, Share Your Cup Thursday. I would love if you would share this!
Hugs,
Jann

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Spring is my favorite season of the year and I love spending time outdoors in my garden. Your pink hyacinth are gorgeous. What a lovely vignette.

Ana said...

Oh Poppy,
Spring has certainly spurng in your garden. Your pictures are just lovely...I can see Spring in every one of them. Love the tag and the idea of wrapping the flower pot. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a wonderful new week.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

Anne said...

What a beautiful blog you have! and I love every photo in this post - how gorgeous!!

I'm your newest follower :)

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful Spring images and post, Poppy!

Renee said...

Very pretty.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Hi Poppy,
Your images of the hyacinths are gorgeous! What a clever idea to wrap the planter with a vintage postcard! Right now our jasmine is blooming and the smell is heavenly!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

How wonderful, and beautiful! Your vignette is absolutelly lovely! Your hyacinths rae so pretty and also the planter my friend. Thank you for your lovely and kind visit. Have a blessed week.
FABBY

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

Oh how pretty it all is...love what you did with the flower pot. I think the smell of hyacinth is heavenly and certainly an early sign of spring!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Oh I so LOVE SPRING!!! Your hyacinths are soooo PRETTY!!!

Blessings,
Linda

Diann said...

Beautiful Spring Vignettes! I love that wire basket! Everything looks so pretty. Visiting from TTT. Have a wonderful day!

Chubby Chieque said...

HI Poppy,
I love your vignette. Imagine I have exactly wire basket.

VERY FAB...

Happy TTT,
/CC

Imageremix said...

The paper wrapped flower pots is such a great idea, and those baskets make everything seem uber cool. Just got one similar at Hobby Lobby and am using it for shells at the moment. So much fun!

crosstown said...

What a beautiful Spring post and I love the Blue onion plate.

Linda said...

Looks like Spring to me. Always a wonderful time of year with new growth. your flowers are beautiful and I do love your vignette.

Kelly said...

I really love how great your pink hyacinths look in that wire basket with that french script tag. Such a pretty picture! I agree with you about Spring. I feels so fresh and warm after an ugly cold Winter. What would we do without all our wonderful seasons?

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Poppy, your hyacinths are beautiful! I love them outside and inside. They look so cute in the wire basket and with the graphic around the pot! So cute!!

Happy Gardening!
Pam

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

Everything is absolutely beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

Barbara F. said...

A very beautiful post. I love all your crafts and vignettes. xo

very merry vintage style said...

Beautiful flowers and gorgeous pictures! Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday
Mary

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Poppy, What a beautiful post! Your vignette bathed in morning sunlight is such a visual story!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Love your ideas for planters--looks lovely!

Jann Olson said...

Poppy just hopping back to say that I am featuring your Frenchy pots on my blog today.
Hugs,
Jann

The Tablescaper said...

Great vignette - lovely components.

Wonderful to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays. Be sure to visit my most recent post to learn of my GIVEAWAY.

- The Tablescaper

Roxanne Reinhart said...

I love your frenchy pot. But I think I love the pots in thevwire basket best. So pretty

Laurel Stephens said...

OH MY GOSH! I'm going to wrap everything in sight in a vintage French postcard now! I LOVE it! Thank you tons for the inspiration and for sharing the graphic link.

miss b said...

These are all so pretty - especially the one wrapped in the Eiffel Tower postcard.How creative!
http://missbbobochic.blogspot.com/

xinex said...

Every vignette is lovely. I like each and every combination...Christine

Stephanie said...

Everything looks so pretty. I love all the little details you added. You have made some very nice arrangements.

Little Miss Maggie said...

Beautiful post. I am having a heck of a time downloading the tag images from flikr. Any suggestions? I loved your entire post. Fabulous.

Little Miss Maggie said...

P.S. I forgot to thank you for the link to Vintage Ephemera. Wonderful site.

Fishtail Cottage said...

Love that paper wrapping the pot with the Eiffel Tower! Darling idea!
I host a garden party that starts up again next Thursday (May 3rd) would love to see you link up sometime? xoox, tracie

Rose :: Fine Craft Guild .com said...

Lovely hyacints and arrangement. Well done! Thank you for linking it up at the party at http://www.finecraftguild.com/party/

See you again next week, if not before that, we hope...

Barbara said...

Such a beautiful spring! I love seeing all of your treasures. Your basket is so pretty. I love the quote at the top of your post.

Curtains in My Tree said...

I found you on Bunny Jean's

I absolutly love the white crown you said you got at Michael's I am running out there on my lunch break to see if they still have some

All my hyacinth have stopped blooming, you pictures are beautiful . Oh and I love that little french tag hanging on the wire basket

Janice

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

I enjoyed seeing your beautiful flowers. I love the wire basket with the french tag.

Dee

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Poppy, Your photos are beautiful and I love the vignettes. Thank you for linking to the OHP.
Hugs, Sherry

Sandy said...

since moving down to Florida I can not grow such beauty's as your hyacinth ..
But I do go into Whole Foods and smell
theirs...lol
Beautiful photos
Sandy

Fishtail Cottage said...

So glad you linked up to the garden party! So many friends will enjoy seeing your paris pots! Will i see you again next week? xoox, tracie

MYLISE said...

Magnifique décor !
I love it so...
Bon weekend, bises.

Shirley said...

So pretty. I love pink hyacinths. And they have such a wonderful aroma..heavenly..
Enjoy the weekend..

Liz said...

Hi Poppy! Thanks so much for joining in for Fresh-Cut Friday! :) This was a beautiful post. I'm off to check out those gorgeous images that you shared. Your Hycinth are gorgeous! :)
Thanks again and have a lovely weekend!
~Liz

Zinnia said...

I have regained the good weather but in two days I had bad weather but SNOW! Terrible! My hyacinther has not yet been started to bloom. Nice to see hyacinth in you. Sweet planting of you in the silver ball. I wish you a nice sunday! Zinnia