Are you over winter? I am! So, my poor home was looking so .. unadorned.. that when we went grocery shopping at Winco, I saw all these potted bulbs out front, shivering in the cold, and took pity on 3 pots and brought them home. I washed up my glass .. not sure what it is, really.. vase? And put a layer of polished agates in the bottom of the glass thing and watered the pots and put them in the vase. My mom and stepfather found the agates on the beach and put in a rock tumbler. They are gorgeous! The Narcissus bloomed overnight, isn't that cool?
These little darlings are making me so happy! I wanted to share them with you.
I also got a hyacinth, no idea what color it will be.. and a tiny iris. I'm so excited to see what they'll look like. I am supposed to let the soil dry to the touch before watering them again. They were only like $2.48 USD each.
I wanted to gather some moss outside to put around them, but haven't gotten to that yet. Oh honey.. ?
Pardon my rather wrinkly tablecloth.. it's 100% cotton and very hard to get it to lay flat. But I don't mind, myself, although I once had a guest chastise me when they entered my home, saying "You didn't iron your tablecloth, tacky tacky!" I've never forgotten that. I wish I'd had the quick wit to tell her that what is tacky is telling your host that they are tacky. LOL!! But that would have been tacky of me, wouldn't it. :-)
And so.. these little things are giving me hope that winter will soon go back to it's cave and spring will pop out like baby lambs in the field!
These old brass candlesticks have a story.. of course.. I had a 100 year old friend named Weltha Wilson who invited me to paint on Mondays with her and her friends. When she finally needed to move into an assisted living facility, her family had an estate sale. I bought these then, they'd always been in pride of place on her pump organ, which had two pretty little wooden round shelves on each side so the player would have light to play by. They are all floral embossed and I treasure them, and remind me of Weltha.
Today is a treasured day at home.. no swimming.. no shopping.. no nuthin. I do have to do some website work.. and I might do some kitchen clearing.. it's needed. Don't ask. The above view is what I see from my easy chair in the family room. So, this is my favorite place to keep "pretty". What is your favorite place to keep "pretty"?
((hugs)), Teresa :-)