Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Anticipating Spring

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I love this time of year. I think I love the anticipation of Spring as much as I love Spring itself. I've been daydreaming of my little cottage garden turning into lush rambling rose haven, birds building nests and the warm sun on my back as I plant more flowers~ have I ever told you I'm a big-time daydreamer? Oh, I love daydreaming! I also love this time of year because the stores have the most adorable spring-time decorations. I found the cutest store last weekend. I don't know how I've missed it all these years. It's right in downtown Campbell, the city I live in! I didn't have my camera but I'm going back. I met the owner and got the okay to take some photos for my blog. I found this adorable nest, miniature garden tools and little birdie there. I worked in my garden a little bit last weekend. I planted a new climbing rose, some primroses and pansies. You can peek out the window and see some of the flowers in the photo below...

32 comments:

Alison Gibbs said...

What a sweet little vignette.
Love the aqua colour.
Alison

Janet said...

So unfair...we won't be working/planting in the garden until May! It's the price we pay for living somewhere with the possibility of a white Christmas.

Janet

Rachel said...

Cindy, that is so cute! Spring is my FAVORITE season. I won't be working in the flower beds for quite a while. Have fun in yours! I loved seeing it out your window.

linda t said...

Oh Cindy, lovely, lovely pics!
Your photography rocks!
Darling nest & bird... love the colors! I mean you gotta love the aqua & brown!

Teresa @ PlumWater Cottage said...

Your new finds are just beautiful. Spring is my favorite season, followed closely by Autumn...Summer and Winter---not so much. Enjoy your new plantings!

Gayla said...

Love the arrangement and the spirit... However, we're due for -16 degree wind chills tomorrow... No garden for us! Brrrrr.

vintage girl at heart said...

As always, I am blown away by your talent....you have such an amazing way of doing EVERYTHING!!!
Have a Great day!!!

Raised In Cotton said...

What a beautiful collection Cindy!
Love those blue colors.
Blessings,
Carol

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Cindy!
Oh my gosh, I am right there with ya! I cannot wait for spring! I think spring has the prettiest decor of any season. Of course I am partial to bunnies and birds, lol!

I love the goodies you found, what an adorable display and it goes perfect in your beautiful home!

Amy

Lisa said...

I want one of everything! Too cute and how I long for spring. We are having snow every day this week and my garden is but a buried white memory. My only outdoor activity for months yet will be shoveling snow from one pile to another!

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Cute finds!
Barbara

Lynda said...

It all looks so pretty! I love the aqua ribbon on the garden tools. I can't wait for spring! ~ Lynda xo

Liz said...

What lovely pictures! I agree, the 'looking forward' is almost as much fun as actually being there! I'm hoping to plant a climbing rose next month next to the front porch.

PattieJ said...

OOOOH I LOVE Your spring garden tools, nest and birdie! I'm so jealous! lol. Now I want some just like that! lol. They look adorable .

Pattie

hoganfe said...

Amazing pics and colors Cindy!
xo
mary
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Rosemary said...

Hi Cindy,
Boy is your home so pretty. Thank you for taking me into it everyday~Hugs, Rosemary

Deborah said...

I love your purchases and the way you set up such a darling vignette!

Stokes Chic Antiques said...

I love the bird nest and birdie. I can’t wait to see some pictures of this newly discovered store. Love your blog!

Rhondi said...

Hi Cindy
I just love visiting you. It's like stepping into another world where everything is beautiful! It's like an escape from real world. You have a such a gift.
Rhondi

misskp said...

Hi, Cindy! Your display is cute, and I am throwing a small hissy-fit because you can work in your garden already! I can't wait until I can play in the dirt, but will have to wait patiently until April!

karen

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Hi Cindy,

I'm with you...daydreaming for Spring. All of this rain is sure going to help :)

Hugs,
Dena

Rosemary said...

So cute Cindy. Love the colors!
Can't wait for Spring either.
Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog.
Rosemary

KarenHarveyCox said...

Such a lovely invitation on flickr. How could I resist stopping by to visit your beautiful blog. I love how wonderful the bluebird and nest look on that lovely doily. Living in snowy New England always makes me long for Spring. Blessings, Karen

Gail McCormack said...

Goodness Cindy your photos are getting more beautiful everytime I see them if that's possible, you seem to have a wonderful colour balance...no I've never studied photography so don't have a clue what's right or wrong, just know I love your photos!

Tara said...

Everything's so blue and lovely... I am wondering where it will all end up in your gorgeous home!

Rosie's Whimsy said...

That is a wonderful little bird. I love the delicate colors :-)

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Those are all so cute! I love the little bird!
Penny

Glenda said...

CINDY,
Very nice. Your previous post re: Sunday Evening has inspired me to put lights around my fence like that.
I like going to the different blogs and getting new ideas from them.
I am creative, but sometimes I feel like I can't think of anything until I see others and what they can do with their things.
Stay dry in all this rain.
Glenda

For Love of Home said...

Beautiful colors of spring. I really love that bird, how sweet!

BittersweetPunkin said...

Oh how very lovely...love those pretty colors!

Mary said...

What a pretty vignette! I'm waiting for spring, too. Unfortunately, our ground is frozen solid. :( So I guess my daydreams have to be a little stronger! LOL
xoxo,
Mary

Trish said...

Lovely, lovely photos! We are just getting snow, no spring here for a while.