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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Thoughts of Spring. . .

I know that many of you are suffering with terrible winter conditions.  My thoughts and prayers are with you.

However, here in Utah we are currently experiencing Spring like weather.  After two days of rain, the temps are suppose to reach almost 60 degrees by Saturday.

We have received well needed snow in the mountains, but with weather like this my thoughts can’t help but turn to Spring.

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Daffodils from the local supermarket helped bring a bit of Springtime indoors.

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I pulled them from their plastic pot and gently placed them in a vintage soup tureen.  A bed of moss was placed on top. She was a thrift find years ago and even has a lid.

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Here’s a little sneak peak of something I just finished sewing the other day.  I’ll be using it for my Spring TIME décor after putting away Valentines.  Give me a theme and I am one happy gal!  lol!

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I love the sweet yellow rose and the daisies bordering the top.

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Nothing says Spring to me more than Daffodils and Tulips.  No Tulips today.

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Ha, ha, you can still see some of my Valentines décor.  Yup, love is in the air!

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Speaking of Valentines, tomorrow I will be showing the wonderful goodies I got for my Valentine swap exchange.

Hope you’ll come see!

Sending you happy thoughts of Spring,

Jann

This post was featured at Lavender Garden Cottage for her Cottage Style Party.  Thanks Deb!

I will be sharing with these lovely ladies:

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Jennifer Rizzo for Fabulously Creative Friday

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27 comments:

Susie said...

Jann, I love the flowers...they are adorable in the tureen. It's a gorgeous find. Blessings to you.xoxo,Susie

From the Old InkWell said...

Sounds like you are having a little Spring! We did get sunshine today after a week of bitter cold, cloudy days. At least we missed the snow. Love your buttercups and the dish they are in is cute as can be.

Julie Marie said...

Hi Jann... can you even believe how warm it has gotten here for you and me???... I am soooo lovin' it!... this has been one hard, long winter for us!... love your daffodils and your soup tureen... I haven't seen any daffodils in our markets yet... Happy Valentines to you!... xoxo Julie Marie

Amy said...

Pretty spring flowers in a pretty tureen. I'm forcing bulbs in my fourth grade classroom. The paper whites have done very well. The amaryllis is taking its good ol'time.

J Shrewsbury-ThreeDogFarmhouse said...

Very pretty flowers....
glad to see a little bit of spring since when I look out my window I see 16 inches of snow & more is coming! Ugh!
Thanks for a little sunshine!

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Hello and Happy Valentine's Day !!!
Such gorgeous daff's I wish we could grow them down here in Southern Miss....Now of course this is a winter that maybe we could have...LOL.
The soup tourine is the perfect host for these lovely flowers.
And don't think I did not notice the clock doily. The ruffle is so pretty with the clock print.
I need to get off my duff and start making something...LOL...
You girls are putting me to shame.
Jan I want to thank you for featuring our blog.Edie Marie works so hard and makes such wonderful things. Thank you again Dear.
XXOO Marie Antoinette

The Old Parsonage said...

Love the ruffles on the daffodils and the cloth. They look fab in the tureen - love using the unexpected for containers.

Send some warmth here - just got over 12 inches of snow with 3-6 more coming tonight!

Leann

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

With all the snow that fell here today it's hard to think of spring but your pretty pictures help!

LV said...

We usual have a few blooms by now, but not this year. Mother nature has not been kind to anyone this season.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

60 and daffodils...sounds like spring to me! The tureen is adorable, Jann...and the daffodils are perfect in it!

Joanne said...

Thank you for that touch of spring!
Blessings, Joanne

trinagrandinetti said...

Jann, thanks for dropping by today, I posted a reply for the fudge recipe. Hope you enjoy it. And it's so easy you can make some before noon tomorrow and have them delivered to friends and family.

Kris said...

Everyone is talking about Spring, and I keep saying...WAIT...we haven't had our winter here yet!!!
Love your pretty "Spring bulbs" though!
xo Kris

cynthia lee designs said...

Love that fabric with the clocks and polka-dot ruffle!! It is going to get in the 40's and 50's here in my part of Ohio next week...and I can't wait!!
hugs,
Cindy

Micupoftea said...

I love themes too! Your tablecloth looks great :)

Art and Sand said...

The flowers are beautiful, but I couldn't take my eye off the clock fabric with the polka dot ruffle.

Leovi said...

Pretty colors , great photos of flowers ! I wish you a Happy Valentine's Day !

DJAjewels said...

I needed to read a post on Spring ... here in South Carolina we are experiencing a major snow and ice storm. Thanks so much for sharing!
Irene

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Old Time Cindy said...

I'm thinking of spring, too, even though they are calling for more snow today. Love your flowers in that tureen. Happy Valentine's Day!

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

Daffodils are my favorite, and this is a great variety. I can't remember what they are called, but they are so ruffle-y and frilly!

Revi said...

They look great in your tureen, Jann! Your clock runner reminded me of Angie at Knick of Time! :)
Thanks for sharing at RL Thrifty Life Thursday Link Party!

Fran said...

I've never seen so many ruffles on a daffodil! They're lovely. I'm so jealous of your spring temperatures. We're expecting yet another snowstorm tomorrow, maybe your warmer temperatures will head this way and help the snow melt? Have a wonderful weekend! :) --Fran

Audrey said...

Jann ... hope you have had a beautiful Valentine day. You have done a good job of making everyone wish for Spring. Love your potted Daffodils and clock table cloth. It was like Summer here in Texas today. Wish we could send some sunshine to those with snow and ice.Blessings,
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

Jann, please send some of your spring weather over here! I've managed to get some sunshine today and the spring bulbs have been fighting mother nature's storms and made a little appearance, so there is some happiness around us! Have a wonderful weekend. xx

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

Jann, please send some of your spring weather over here! I've managed to get some sunshine today and the spring bulbs have been fighting mother nature's storms and made a little appearance, so there is some happiness around us! Have a wonderful weekend. xx

Susan Clayton said...

I am grinning ear to ear. Yesterday I left the house on a mission - bulbs to force and maybe (hopefully) a few nice old ironstone containers to place them in. I thought it would be a perfect project to keep my spirits up as we have another round of snow. I got side tracked doing A Good Deed (I need all the good karma I can get) and didn't get to the bulbs or to look for containers. So imagine my delight when I found some beautiful bulbs flowering in a lovely ironstone container here!
Everything looks lovely - so lovely I'm inspired to go do something domestic.