Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Springy Whites-as in the season, not the swirly metal thing!

WOW!  Where does the time go?  I've been MIA for 2 weeks...how did this happen?  Been taking care of business, it is true, but I sure never intended to miss out on this much out in Blogland.  Do know that I've been popping in and visiting a little, even if I haven't commented, but for the most part, I'm trying to stay focused on the daunting tasks at my house...organizing, purging (ruthless, I tell ya), planning, and trying to get out of a storage area that we have been paying for for way too long.  I know you all have been there as I have followed your blogs, but sometimes it feels like it will never end, doesn't it?!  Oh well, at least I've made a bit of progress.  Any WHO...here in Colorado, we are just now starting to see spring.  My forsythia bush is almost bloomed out, but I got one little vase of pretties for Easter Sunday.  The crabapple trees are all popped out in full force although the one in our yard is a little later to bloom.  Tulips have come up, and my husband is spending hours in the yard doing clean up (a sure sign spring is here).  We had a smattering of snow on Easter Sunday, but that's just how we roll in these parts.

I have to admit, I liked the way the fallen blooms looked on the mantel, so I didn't move them.  This incredible little lavender sachet was made from an old linen doily or something.  I got it on Etsy from a lovely seller, Bailiwick Designs

I just listed this little cutie antique marmalade crock on my Etsy shop today.  I LOVE the crackle and the color.  Perfection...the next 2 photos are also things available at Elegant Farmhouse.

Since I am sadly behind in the Easter show and tell department, I have to show you some of my pretty "Easter Egg" blown eggs. I put mine in an antique white ironstone compote and they are just so serene looking.

I loved this zinc carrier so much, it almost didn't make it into the shop, but if you go back to my first paragraph about sorting, purging, downsizing...well, you get the idea.  It HAD to go up for sale. But my daffodils in the old milk bottles sure looked sweet.  Very Romantic Prairie Style, don't you think?

Speaking of Romantic Prairie Style, if you haven't sent me your pictures for my "Show Me Your Romantic Prairie Style" photo challenge, you still have until Saturday night, April 30th to enter.  Just click here for the details.  When all is said and done, one blogger will win a copy of Fifi's divine book, "Romantic Prairie Style".  Plus, the 5 finalists will be the subject of one of my blog posts with lots of ooohing and aaahing to be done by all!  Join in the fun-you can send new photos or ones that you have in your archives as long as they are YOUR home, garden, or studio.  Let me see your interpretation of this beautiful livable way of decorating.  Don't worry if you think your style is a little outside the box.  If you've seen the book, you know that this style runs the gamut from French fancy to farmhouse minimalist and everything in between.  The main thing is to SHOW ME YOUR STYLE and HAVE FUN!

I'm sharing this post with Kathleen's White Wednesday over at Faded Charm. Come on over and get overloaded on the dreamiest whites around.

Until next time,

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  1. This is a pretty post. Lots of fun here. Where are you in Colorado I am in the Denver metro area. I would love to meet some fellow bloggers sometime. I only know two or three others. Have a great week. Anne

  2. I need to get busy and do the same!
    Your forsythia is lovely. Wish I had one blooming here.
    ~ Sarah

  3. I love how you have the forsythia branches and blooms displayed in your home. It helps when the sun isn't shining! Like here! Lovely sachet and the zinc tray is very cool!

    Good luck with your party!


  4. Your photos are making me sigh.......simply stunning!

    Happy White Wednesday!

    Big Tx Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  5. liebe Judy, die Farbe von Forsythie ist wie die Sonne im Frühling.....
    ich habe weißen und blauen Flieder mit in das Haus genommen, es ist eine Pracht! schön das Lavendelherz, es findet Platz an jedem Schrank oder den Spiegel,
    alles romantische schöne Dinge zum Leben für die Augen, für die Seele und das Herz....

    liebe Grüße von Jasmin

  6. Judy,I have missed you it doesn't take long for time to fly... welcome back


  7. love it all..especially the marmalade crock wit the utensils. so sweet. your forsythia are gorgeous as well. happy WW! Happy spring cleaning! :)

  8. An absolutely gorgeous post Miss Judy!! Your photos are just stunning and so fresh. I'm trying to do some purging myself, though it seems I'm just moving piles from one room to another :(. Must get more serious about this! Thanks for the inspiring post-

  9. Hello there! I just found your blog. It is lovely. The photos are beautiful. I am a new follower of yours now, please check out my blog too. Would love for you to follow mine :)

  10. it is all so beautiful....i can smell the forsythia from here :)

  11. Hi Judy!
    Missed your beautiful posts but this one sure makes up for it!!

  12. welcome back Judy!!;) Love your photos~ Hugs,Rachel

    French Farmhouse 425

  13. Love your photos. I'm your newest follower.

  14. Just love all your pics, Judy! Spring is here in blogland for sure. Happy WW!
    - Susan

  15. Hi Judy,

    Hope that you had a happy Easter and I loved seeing all your delightful photographs.
    So glad the Spring has arrived and the forsythia blooms are pretty, also the sweet lavender sachet.
    Will have to think about your photograph challenge.

    Happy day

  16. Oh, the pop of the yellow forsythia is great. I love the daffodils too. What fun items and you display them so well.

  17. Good luck with your sorting.. I've been doing a lot of the same.. and love your new shop items.. will pop over and have a look.. Well lucky you with spring on the way... I'm going to miss the long days and warmer weather...

    Beautiful shots.. and thanks for the reminder re your comp. must see what I have .. ciao xxx Julie

  18. So thrilled you stopped by my blog...because now I've discovered YOURS! Simply heavenly. I'm now your newest follower and will enjoy reading all your posts (and drooling over all your pics) I too, am trying to sort, reorganize, and redecorate. What a task! Oh...and be sure to stop by my giveaway...I'm celebrating reaching 100 followers.
    Blessings & Hugs,

  19. The forsythia look awesome in the white containers... and the zinc bin/basket carrier is so cool!

  20. Your photos are beautiful. So much wonderful inspiration.

  21. You have a gorgeoud blog here, and I am so glad you found mine. Good luck on the chalk paint giveaway.


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