Mar 3, 2011

Feeling Impatient...

Spring is almost here...

The sky is full of rainbows..
bulbs are blooming...
birds are beginning to flirt....

But... baby It's cold outside!

(click images to enlarge)

I am beginning to feel impatient,

O.K. truthfully patience
is probably not one of my main virtues....


so I am bringing spring in...

starting with this Cyclamen
 from Whole Foods Market...


I have never seen such ruffly petals,
he had me at hello...


I have shown my vintage lavender bottle collection before...

I love to display small flowers in them
in the window with the light streaming through...


Crocus blooms fresh from the garden
made good stoppers...


I love candles all year long,
but I have switched to perkier scents,
like this Lavender and Lemon...

The fresh lemon scent
 should help chase away the mid-winter blahs....



A tattered rose bouquet
from summers past...


Crocus blooms
the promise of spring to come...

It is just around the corner...


If you are reading this post on another website....
I would love for you to stop by
and visit me at my blog...

Tonight I am joining...
and

Thanks for stopping by today...


35 comments:

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a frilly Cyclamen! Very beautiful. Your bottle vignette is so unusual and pretty to look at. I love all the different elements, and the way you have arranged and photographed them. Are you ready for big party night? xx

A Garden of Threads said...

I have never seen frilly flowers on a cyclamen. I envy you, your crocus flowers, mine are still covered in snow. Take care and have a wonderful weekend.

Olga said...

That cyclamen is so pretty. I've never seen such one before. The crocus blooms in lavender bottles look so delicate and dainty. Such a lovely post!

NanaDiana said...

Gorgeous pictures!! That must be aruffled cyclamen? It is spectacular. I am so anxious for spring, too, Bella. Can't come soon enough for me! Hugs- Diana

Pamela Gordon said...

This is such a pretty post. I love your lavender bottles and all the pretty spring posies. Thanks for brightening up my day. Blessings, Pamela

Queenie said...

Love your vintage bottles filled with touches of spring, and your photography is beautiful...I'll be following your blog...it's
so nice to meet you :)
Big hugs,
Queenie

Queenie said...

P.S. Hang in there Spring is surely coming :)

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I'm feeling impatient too. A little less rain and cold and some sun would be great. I love your crocus bouquets, I never thought to pick them and bring them inside. Great idea!

Kelly said...

I've never felt as though I was a big fan of the color purple, but oh my I want to go lavender crazy now! So pretty.


Kelly

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Bella very pretty girl..and I'm so wanting flowers again instead of snow ha ha!! Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Bohemian said...

Your Crocus bloom stoppers are adorable!
I am thoroughly enjoying my Spring bulbs starting to awaken from their slumber.
Dawn... The Bohemian

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Seems like spring is very long in coming this year after this hard winter but your pretty cyclamen and crocus bottles do help to cheer me up! Linda

meemsnyc said...

I'm feeling very impatient as well. I like the crocuses as stoppers very pretty. I've never seen a cyclamen with such ruffly flower petals before.

Lisa said...

I love your lavender bottles, and pretty flowers. I never thought of bringing crocuses inside before. They look lovely.

Cheers,
Lisa x

Sarah at Finishing Touch Interiors said...

pretty vignette Bella have a great weekend

Heather at Dusty Bay said...

I know what you mean Bella. I managed to get outside to putter yesterday between the rain, thundershowers and a little snow storm - it was actually sunny for that hour!! It felt so good...

stefanie said...

i have never seen the ruffled kind either!! i would have snatched to...sucker for frilly!

Kelly_Deal said...

It's so nice to see such pretty, colorful flowers on such a dreary day.

Heaven's Walk - said...

Bella ~ such sweet, romantic, springy photos! I can see why the ruffles caught your heart! So very pretty! :)

xoxo laurie

Shirley said...

What a sweet lovely post. Made my day to see such pretty flowers and I love your old lavender bottles.
Wishing you lots of sunshine,
Shirley

Roselle said...

Such beauties you've shared. I don't think I've ever seen lavender bottles before. Now I am going to be on the lookout. I LOVE the way you have them displayed!
Roselle

rosarod said...

Hi Bella, Take note that the dark purple or lavender, one must know to profit and you have succeeded in this post. You put the flowers in the jars beautifully! Bella congratulate you, Greetings, Rose Marie

roz said...

What a beautiful post that you chose to share over on Fresh Clean and Pure Fridays. I can't thank you enough and share your exact feelings! I'm so pleased that you stopped by as I am now one of your newest followers and gladly doing so. I hope you stop by to share again when you can. Hugs and blessings and well wishes for your continued blog success, Roz

Sherry said...

Bella,
That is gorgeous! I love the shot with all of the bottles on a tray and the crocus in them. thanks for linking this up!
Sherry

Princesa Nadie said...

Yes,Spring is here and I love your cyclamen and crocus
Have a lovely weekend!

LizlovesVintage said...

Bella,
I say Spring is in the air HERE!
Love the romance you captured. Thanks for giving me hope Spring is on the way!
xx Liz

LindyLouMac said...

Calling by from Italy via Fresh Friday/Seasonal Saturday to visit another participant. what a lovely blog post and I love your frilly cyclamen, makes mine look very plain in comparison.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

BEautiful beautiful flowers Bella!! Always love coming over here and seeing your pretties!! Those bottles are so charming with the little flowers in them~thanks for sharing this at my party! Hugs, Courtney

Diane said...

The crocuses in the little stopper bottles are lovely. What pretty, soft photos of them.

Faeryfay said...

I adore the ruffled petals on the cyclamen! Gorgeous! The crocus are also so lovely! Divine!

PeregrineBlue said...

such beauty in home sweet home pictures

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Alicja said...

Very beautiful,Sweet colors.Alicja aus Wienna.

Farah Muzaffar said...

Very soothing and heart touching way of talking and shots are gorgeous.... how lovely the colour of flower is. truly beautiful...And love your collection of vintage bottles, it is a priceless treasure...
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Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Bella
I'm with you..impatient, but at least you're ahead of us weather wise.
Of course I love the lavender bottle display, very dainty with the crocus flowers.
It's good to be back, I missed Topaz and since he won't leave me alone, guess he missed me too.
Hugs,
Judith