Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The First day of Spring



Hi Friends,

Not much going on here, just wanted to share a couple of things.  Above is a hatbox that you would think is an old one but it is new or at least the box is.  The wallpaper is from the 1940's.  I made the box with a kit I purchased literally YEARS ago.  I have many beautiful vintage wallpapers in my stash, and this one was so pretty, I decided I needed to make another hatbox to go with the ones I am using for storage in my closet of dreams.  Speaking of that, I found out that the organization process is taking far longer than I anticipated.  Guess I should have figured as much!  Maybe next month I'll be sharing the finished project.  Sigh...


The arrival of the official first day of spring makes me see spring everywhere.  Even my little silk flowers are all apple blossomy looking.


Now, I do live in Colorado, so it is going to be a while before we have any remarkable flowers to share, but I did find these photos from a previous spring, showing what I look forward to every year.  Lily of the Valley for one.



And the beautiful Bleeding Heart is always a favorite that I look forward to each year.


I'm still enjoying my flowers from 10 days ago.  Can you believe they still look this pretty?   Even though they are drooping a bit, they are still luscious.  Sometimes you get lucky...



Have you seen the magazine Cottage?  Their spring edition has just come out.  It is published by Hoffman Media, same folks who crank out Victoria, Paula Deen, and Southern Lady.


I just got my copy today at WalMart. I can't wait to peruse each page as it looks like a good one.  It is particularly good to me as one of my dear friends is featured in it.  Sharon is one of the most talented ladies around and this shows her beautiful little garden getaway (next time, I hope they show the inside-it is French and FAB-U-LOUS) in her backyard.  It started out as a Tough Shed.  Can you believe it?  The gal's definitely got vision.  I'm so happy for her.


Don't forget you still have time to enter my Ram Sign giveaway.


Just leave a comment on the previous post for a chance to win one of these awesome European house number signs.  Sorry about the total random photos and my rambling.  I am a little out of sorts due to a job that has now fallen into my lap because of another person's incompetence.  Oh well, this too, shall pass.  Keep a good thought (or two) for me this next week or two as I embark on a task that I'm not sure I am really up to, but I have to do it, so damn the torpedoes and full speed ahead. 

Until next time,

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23 comments:

  1. Beautiful images--those roses are still gorgeous!

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  2. Oh- NO- Please don't show me any ore wonderful magazines! I can't afford the addiction! lol What beautiful Spring pictures here today. I love bleeding hearts! xo Diana

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  3. Adoring your lovely images. Think I will just stay awhile enjoying your wonderful post. Thanks for sharing, Cheers SpecialK XoXo

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  4. Your post is lovely. I especially like the vignette with the jug of roses and rosary beads. The roses are such a delicate colour.

    I think you will be fine doing the job otherwise you wouldn't have been asked to do it.
    xx jeanetteann

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  5. Happy Spring Judy!!
    Your roses look beautiful!
    Good luck with the extra work...I know you can do it!

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  6. Good morning J,
    Nothing much either in the city of Stockholm... The weather is fair and hopefully continues for s spring-y feelings.

    OMG... you have so pretty blings and looks your so ready for a Spring Party, ain't you? *giggles.

    Happy mid-week, girl!

    Hugs,
    /CC

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  7. I can't wait for the lily of the valley and bleeding hearts to show up! Cmon SPRING! t.xoxxo

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  8. Your photos are so restful and pretty that I didn't even realize you were rambling! I visit often, but rarely post. (I guess that makes me a "lurker"?) Your blog has been in my sidebar for some time so that I don't miss a single post. I hope you have a wonderful day in Colorado. It's going to be a great one here in Florida!
    Donna

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  9. Happy Spring to you Judy. Love the hatbox. And your beautiful little bleeding hearts are just the sweetest. You'll see, your graden will be full of blooms before you know it. Wishing you luck with your task at hand.

    Hugs and Kisses,
    ♥Ana

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  10. Those roses are beautiful and I love the way the hat box turned out. Good luck with everything! Thanks so much for stopping by!

    ~Trisha

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  11. Judy, the hat box is do pretty as are those roses. I think I'll pick up the magazine for some spring inspiration.

    Leslie

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  12. Judy, the images are just beautiful. I still love the roses and that hatbox is great. You always have something good to share.

    I get so many magazines what is one more, right?

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  13. What a beautiful post, Judy...the pictures are just dreamy! I love magazines like this...they give me so much inspiration before the season starts! I have to look for this one! Good luck with your organizing! :)

    XO,
    Jane

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  14. Hi Judy,
    I know the reveal is going to be amazing if you are covering hatboxes with this gorgeous wallpaper to use as storage! Best of luck, and I'll run out and grab a magazine right away!
    Thanks for linking.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  15. Sweet photos. Your Etsy shop is charming as well.... a favorite!

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  16. Beautiful photos! Think of yourself as His servant and tackle that bothersome task with purpose!

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  17. I can almost smell those gorgeous roses through my monitor. I wish someone would invent scratch and sniff for screen savers!
    I have a thing for old wallpaper too. My problem is I hate to cut it. I'm a sad, sad, sad junker!
    Deb

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  18. These are gorgeous roses! The color is so pretty!

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  19. Judy,

    I love your blog! And your roses are just so soft and feminine!

    ♥charlotte

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  21. Your roses are beautiful. And I love lily of the valley and bleeding hearts. I haven't seen that magazine yet which is amazing because it seems I'm at the magazine counter everyday(it's a little obsession at this point)! I'm loving that hat box you covered! Thank you for sharing that idea, it certainly makes organizing a prettier task!

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  22. Love your vintage wall paper. Such great idea's thank you for sharing.

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