Thursday, February 18, 2010

Show and Tell Friday

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It's Show and Tell Friday time! We've had some great weather here for the past week and it's really has me in the mood for Spring! The trees around here are flowering and the daffodils are blooming. There are still quite a few bare trees around but I see leaves starting to sprout from the branches! February is always the worst month for my allergies. Our driveway and all the cars are covered with bright yellow pollen right now! I guess I shouldn't be complaining because a lot of you are still covered in snow! Right?
Since I'm really in the mood for Spring and Summer I thought I would share some past bouquets I picked from my little garden outside my apartment. It's amazing the bouquets you can get from such a small piece bit of land!

I can't wait for my garden to look all green and lush like it does in the photo above. Right now it's very bare out there but the roses are sending out new growth so I know that soon it will be beautiful again!


Soon I'll be cutting lilacs for bouquets. I can see the buds forming on the bush already!
Having fresh garden flowers in my home is one of life's simple pleasures! I can hardly wait for my roses to bloom! We are supposed to get more rain and cooler temperatures so the sunny Spring-like days are coming to an end but it was nice while it lasted. It won't be too long before they are back to stay though! I can hardly wait!
Also, in case you missed it, hop on over to The Old Painted Cottage, my apartment was featured as "Cottage of the Month"
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If you are joining in on Show and Tell Friday, please remember that your Show and Tell needs to be something from your home or garden. Please read the Show and Tell Guidelines for step-by-step instructions on how to participate.If you would like to join in, please enter your name and leave your exact Show and Tell blog post link, not just your blog link and as a common courtesy link back to my blog. If your link has been removed from MckLinky, please re-read over the guidelines before re-posting, or e-mail me with any questions.Thank you! I look forward to seeing everyone's posts...it may take me awhile to get around to visit everyone since I work full time but I'll do my best to get to your blog as soon as I can!




53 comments:

Candy said...

Love your posies Cindy!

I am sooo ready for Spring and I also see buds and regrowth in my garden.

I have a request...could you please stop posting all the wonderful finds ..... like those great painted Frenchy signs today! One is on its way to my house right now! LOL

Candy

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love fresh flowers and you have such a knack of arranging yours! I made a little vase of silk roses today to enjoy until we have fresh roses. ♥

tales from an oc cottage said...

I know! I have been sleeping with the window open! Ahhh, February in CA! ;}

m ^..^

Wendy said...

Cindy, Thank you for sharing a hint of spring with us! We are knee high in snow in Pa and dreaming of warmer days :)
Wendy

Michele said...

I always love seeing pictures of your flower arrangements! You do such a beautiful job with them. One of my favorites is the one with the pink flowers in the silver cup. Everytime I see that picture I wish it was in my apartment, LOL!! Where do you find silver cups like that?

Thanks for hosting and for sharing!

Thanks so much!!
Michele R.(CA)
Luvkittysmeowmail at Gmail dot com
Butterfly Whispers

Debbie said...

I too love all your pretty flower displays, they look magnificent in your place and the colors where so warm and happy!!~ I love fresh flowers and try to always have some in the house.....I am not big into faux because my house is a big dust collector, and that is all I see on them LOL!!~ I do have few because you must!

bellacasa said...

Beautiful bouquets! I love flowers and use them all about the house and especially in my vignettes.

Jan ~ BellaCasa

Sarah Sarniak said...

Your flowers are so pretty. I'm SO in the mood for spring, but I have awhile to go being that I'm in Michigan.

Hoosier Homemade said...

Oh how I wish we had some flowers right now. We are still buried in snow, although it was a whopping 35 degrees today. Spring is coming!
Thanks so much for hosting!
~Liz

Leann said...

Hi Cindy

It's been some time and I'm so glad that I picked tonight to stop by. I love hearing about Spring and seeing fresh flowers. You're right, we're still knee deep in snow with a threat of more to come Monday night.

Enjoy your Spring weather!
Leann

Marianne@Songbird said...

Lovely to see all those blooms. Can't wait for the warmer weather to return. You have beautiful roses in your garden.

Heidi said...

Hi Cindy,
Oh how I envy your lilacs and roses! They are beautiful. I don't have much luck with either, because of the monster deer around here. They eat everything. The daffodils are looking really good right now, though! Those varmint don't touch 'em, thank goodness. They are the only spot of color in my garden right now.
It is always such a pleasure to see what you've shared with us each day. I'm glad we're practically neighbors!
XO
Heidi - Heart and Home

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Your flowers are all absolutely, positively dreamy!
Hurry up, Spring!

Thank you so much for this weekly party! :-)

Anne

Thelittlebrownhouse.us said...

I can't believe you have flowers! Thanks for sharing them with us! And thanks again for hosting!

Leanne said...

Your flowers are beautiful. We mostly have snow in our yard. Thanks for hosting the party again.

pam q said...

Well....

I can kinda see the tops of my lilac bushes poking out of the snow bank.......

Loved seeing such beautiful flowers!

Your roses are awesome!

Lora said...

Beautiful bouquets!! I can almost smell those lilacs!

vignette design said...

I love fresh flowers and your bouquets are gorgeous. I love the lilacs--my favorites. I can almost smell them. The peonies in the silver cup are also a favorite, or were those roses? Beautiful post.

Garden of Miniatures said...

So lovely flowers,thank you for sharing them with us.We are still in winter and to see these fantastic looking bouquets makes me feel a little bit of spring !Jeannette

Gattina said...

I push a big sigh !I wished our winter would finish too, but it's still grey with naked trees out there no flowers in view. Lovely pictures !

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AL said...

Beautiful series of flowers! Umm I can almost smell them.

AL

Mary Ann DeBorde said...

Your beautiful flowers are like sunshine for the soul - thanks for sharing such lovely pictures!

In this neck of the woods, we have two winter storms making their way across thru Sunday ... oh, Spring seems like an eternity away LOL

Annie @ Birdcages n Butterflies x said...

AWW they are SOO beautiful...really cant wait for spring to arrive! Its snowing here in England....sick of it now!!
Enjoy your weekend and thanks for hosting x

Annie x

Hootin' Anni said...

Ohhhhhhh, how I miss all my lilac bushes. They don't grow down here in the sub tropics. Wish they did.

Cindy...all was just so lovely.

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Lamp Tramp said...

All your photos of your bouquets are so beautiful. Makes me want spring also.

Paula said...

Beautiful bouquets! I love cutting lilacs for the table and can hardly wait for all this snow to melt & see little buds all over:)
have a wonderful sunny day!
paula:)

My Cottage Charm said...

Hey Cindy, I linked my post from yesterday on your show and tell...you've already read it so you don't have to visit it again! (unless you just miss me) LOL :-)
You had some amazing flowers coming out of your garden space! I can't wait for flowers. :)

Herself said...

C,
Absolutely stunning! Out my window? Snow, snow and more snow! I dreaming of spring!

Time Worn Style said...

Hmm hard to choose but I think the lilacs may well be my favourites.
alicia

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Your flowers are just lovely! We won't be seeing flowers like that here in Pa. for quite awhile .
Debbie-Dabble

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

I love it. Too bad our new place does not have a little garden...maybe in the future. Your home inspire me so much to make our place better and beautiful.

Petite Little Bee said...

Your bouquets are amzaing. The flowers are simply exquisite. Thanks so much for sharing all these beautiful things with us. You are amazing. Lia

Cass @ That Old House said...

Those flowers are gorgeous! We are still covered in LOTS of snow, but I know that underneath it all, there's new life just waiting ... I hope it hurries up!
Thanks for the glorious images.
Cass

Marilyn said...

Cindy,

Just by gazing at your cute bouquets I can almost pick up the sweet fragrances.

Beautiful pictures, as always!

Marilyn (in Dallas)

Marilyn said...

Cindy,

Just by gazing at your cute bouquets I can almost pick up the sweet fragrances.

Beautiful pictures, as always!

Marilyn (in Dallas)

Tina said...

Cindy, I just found your blog, and I love it. Your decor is so beautiful and cozy. Thank you for taking time to share your photos. I will be using some of your ideas in my own home.

The Prudent Homemaker said...

My lilac is just starting to leaf out; it is tiny and was moved last year, so I don't expect any flowers this year.

But, I have 460 bulbs I planted that I'm hoping to have pictures of to show you in a few weeks!

Right now the paperwhites are blooming outside in pots by my front door and under my sundial.

Soon we'll have 300 daffodils and 100 ranunculus! My roses are beginning to leaf out, too.

I do have stock and pansies blooming by the front door; they are so pretty!

Elsie said...

Oh,so that's what Spring looks like. I just got acquainted with
the sun today. Wow is it pretty.
Love all your bouquets.They are
gorgeous.:O)

Carolyn said...

I can see why you are looking forward to spring-such pretty bouquets to pick from your garden!
I will enjoy seeing your lilacs again as it will be quite awhile before mine are blooming.
Have a good week end.
Carolyn

p.s. Thank you for hosting again.

Carey said...

Your blog is gorgeous and house to die for. I am following. I'd love to join your blog party next Friday.
Come on over to my blog, Chicory Nits. and say hello.

Have a great day,
Carey

One Cheap B*tch said...

You always have the BEST photos! I love the one with the mason jar!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

As always, Cindy, lovely pictures....and such pretty flowers. Can't wait until spring!

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Cindy...

Ohhh...what beautiful flowers! I really enjoyed all of your fabulous bouquets! Girl, I too am sooo ready for Spring and for some green again!!! It's snowing at my place right now...so it can't get here soon enough for me! Hehe!

Was so happy to here that M will be taking over your monthly giveaway! Thank you so much for hosting it for so long, my friend!!!

Have a wonderful weekend,
Chari @Happy To Design

Shirley said...

I have had your blog bookmarked for many months now and I enjoy reading your post. I am so very envious that you have lilac bushes. Will you please think of me when you smell the first sweet fragrance of this lovely flower. I live in the south north of Houston and we do not have these bushes here. I grew up in Oklahoma and my parents had a lovely hedge of lilac and my dad cut them down. I wish I had that row of bushes here at my Blue Gate Farm to enjoy. Blessings to you and your special bouquet this spring.

Julie said...

We have had the coldest Winter ever and I pray that my Hydrangea bushes are not damaged...I am ready for Spring too..

Lloyd said...

The pictures of those roses are just sooo beautiful Cindy you can almost smell the scent they are giving off!

condo in Philippines said...

Love centerpiece. I really love flowers as a centerpiece on my condo.

Deirdre G

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