Monday, March 19, 2012

putting a little spring in my step

 This weather is C-R-A-Z-Y.
March 19th - technically still winter - in the Chicago 'burbs
and the trees and perennials are blooming!
We've had six straight days so far of temps in the low 80's.
 Normal high is the mid-40's.

 Hubby has been working hard outside on raking and cleaning up all the yucky winter
stuff (lots of dead leaves and sticks) out of the gardens and the lawn
while I've been putting little touches of spring inside...

I picked up this green glass bottle at TJ Maxx this weekend
for only $4.99. I can picture pussy willows sticking out
of it...ooh, will have to try and find some of those.

I'm not big on traditional Easter decorations, but I did incorporate
a few things in the middle of the kitchen table.
The ceramic blue and yellow egg in the upper right was a
recent find in a resale shop.

I recently bought some little succulents and repotted them in 
pretty little containers. This table is in the guest room/office ~
the room that used to be Phil's bedroom.

 "No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow."  ~Proverb


  1. Our trees are not budding like could that be?! The flowers you brought in are so pretty. I have some daffs blooming but that's all. The faux pussy willow at Michael's and such is very real looking. You might want to get some of that for your pretty bottles! :)


  2. Oh my gosh ~ spring has sprung! Our trees have not quite got those buds on them, but they're getting there. Our tulips are popping and my crocuses have come and gone ~ I love it ;-)

  3. Even we aren't in the 80's here in desert country. Just seems so strange for your temps to be so warm this time of year. Enjoy and have a great week. Tammy

  4. Melanie, I so enjoy your pictures - your decorating style just makes me smile!

    it is warm here too, with lots of rain yesterday and a little more today. It feels really.

  5. We are having much the same kind of winter here in Minnesota...I don't ever remember a winter like it! Your home is looking ready for spring! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for your nice comments about my entryway additions!

  6. We are having the same crazy weather you are! It's totally nuts this year! I love your little brown bird figurine perched on top of the books.

  7. Looks like spring is started in your area too!

    Love your spring touches inside especially your new green vase. I think it would look lovely with pussywillows or especially some yellow forsythia in it!

  8. Same here too Melanie. In fact, yesterday we had record high temperatures. My daffodils are opening up their pretty yellow dresses to say hello.

    Love that green glass! What a super find.

    Hugs from Holland ~

  9. Not lily of the valley, those are snowdrops!

  10. I need to have you come and redecorate my house! I love your house!


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