February 24, 2014

Here's what is on my mind these days...

I'm counting the days until spring!   We only have about three and a half weeks left.  Yesterday when I was working in my yard, I noticed some of my daffodils have buds on them.  Snow showers are expected this week but daffodils seem able to withstand severe weather.

Over the weekend I made this arrangement for my front door.  I saw the idea online last year and loved it.  The clear umbrella was purchased online. I stuffed three bouquets of tulips and some silk ivy inside and added a plaid bow.  It was  quick and easy and not expensive if you get the flowers on sale.

I think I heard the high-pitched call of the spring peepers behind my house tonight.  I love that sound.  It seems early for them and I hope they can tolerate the cold weather we're going to have in the next few weeks.
spring peeper

Next week I want to introduce you to a new friend!  Be sure and stop by  the first of the week.

February 13, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

Several months ago, my friend offered me this lovely china cabinet to use in my shop  to display china.    The cabinet belonged to her grandmother and she estimated that it was a least 75 years old.  Her grandmother owned a boarding house in downtown Richmond and used it in her dining room where she served her boarders. When my friend and her son delivered it to me in December, I was so taken by the beauty of the old wavy glass and the charm of the chipped green paint.  My first thought was I'd love to use it in my dining room instead of the shop.  After a few minor repairs, it was so much fun arranging these dishes in this beautiful piece.  They've been tucked away in a cabinet for several years and now I get to enjoy them every day.

It is so special to know the history behind this piece and I'm grateful that my friend wanted to share this gorgeous heirloom with me!