Mar 31, 2011

Out Like a Lamb...

As the old saying goes
"March comes in like a lion and,
goes out like a lamb" ..

That didn't hold true in my neck of the woods today,
the lion is roaring here...

(click photos to enlarge)

So I dug out my favorite Easter Ornament
this little lamb...


and created a soft springy world,
under glass...


I have never put fresh flowers under a cloche before
today I wondered why...

since cloches were originally designed
 to protect plants in the garden from frost...

So why not...



yesterday when I was out for a drive..

I saw the first sweet newborn lambs of spring,
on a little farm down the road...

Precious!




Speaking of sweet...
This darling little rose cottage arrived in my mailbox
this week..

Cindy from
sent it to me...


She said she thought of me
when she found it in a lot box from an auction...

How sweet is it to be thought of?
I am keeping it in my little office space
to use as a nightlight,
where I am sure to enjoy it!
(lots of late night blogging happening here:-)

Thanks Cindy!
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Tonight I am joining..

and

Thanks for stopping by...

28 comments:

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I can see why your lamb is your favorite, his is adorable! Like the hyacinth under glass with the lamb..probably smells goosd when you lift it!

Cindy said...

Oh, I'm so glad you are enjoying your Rose Cottage Bella!
Blessings,
Cindy

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Bella
That's a sweet little lamb and the rose cottage is perfectly you, how thoughtful of Cindy.
Hugs,
Judith

Susan said...

Your little lamb is precious! I have a soft spot for lambs!! I love your little pink cottage! How sweet of your friend to gift it to you
!
!

Dawn said...

beautiful lamb & flowers Cindy and what a lovely thoughtful friend it really is made for you ;0) hoping the weather calms for you soon

Love Dawn xx

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I was wondering how you had March going out like a lamb down there when I saw your post title. It's definitely still roaring here too.
What a cute lamb and I love it with the flowers under the cloche.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Love the darling bunnies from your last post! White was a great way to go, and what a great idea. I discovered the "flowers under cloche magic" with the mums I used in a post with a cloche almost three weeks ago. They are finally ready to toss! Amazing! And what a darling rose cottage! Very sweet in all ways. xx

NanaDiana said...

That little lamb is just adorable! I LOVE it! There is nothing sweeter than a new baby lamb in Spring. Every Spring we would get to go to my Uncle's farm and pick out a lamb to bring home for a few weeks...it would follow us all over. I always picked the black one- Go Figure!;>)

Your cloche is beautiful, Bella! xxoo Diana

Sheila said...

I laughed when I saw your blog title! I thought - how can your weather be THAT different from mine. :)

What a cute cottage!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

How cute! But March exited out like a cold lamb around here!!!

Olga said...

OMG, the little lamb and the flowers under the cloche are so adorable. And what a sweet gift you received!

Char said...

That is just so precious. It's perfect for your Easter holiday. Full of spring and love the colors, Char

Bohemian said...

Bella I love this sweet cloche vignette with the little China Lamb!

Spring Blessings... Dawn... The Bohemian

Valery (CEO Wanna Be) said...

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Infatuated with Homes and Gardens said...

Just adorable, yes March was Hot here but now at the end perfect weather:)

Sandra said...

Beautiful!
Your little lamb is adorable and the rose cottage is perfect!
The idea of putting fresh flower under a cloche is wonderful!
Have a nice weekend.
Love from Spain

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Bella,
Everything is just so pretty but my heart went pitter patter when I saw that cute Rose Cottage!!

Hugs,
Debbie

High Heeled Life said...

What a lovely way to displace such a precious little lamb... it really is adorable... your little cottage is perfect, that someone thought of you priceless!!! xo HHL

Farah Muzaffar said...

Oh Bella its so beautiful. better to say BEAUTY WITH DELICACY. very lovely... I just love it...
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Love
Farah

Phyllis said...

I think your post is just so lovely with that precious little baby lamb inside the cloche! Having visited your blog and quickly looking over several of your posts, I am your newest follower. It will be such fun seeing what you share with us. Please, visit me at any time. Phyllis

House and Garden Boutique said...

So love the Rose Cottage lighted house......what a wonderful gift. We used to have a gift shop near me named the "Rose Cottage". It was one of my favorite places to visit on the weekends. Always enjoy your posts......they are so inspiring and uplifting each day.....thanks for sharing!

Rob said...

You certainly have a great eye for making pretty things. You must have an amazing collection of things to hand for making all the things you do.

Mari said...

HELLO BELLA~OMG HOW CUTE IS YOU LITTLE LAMB SURROUNDED BY PRETTY BLOOMS :)
LOVE YOUR LITTLE ROSE COTTAGE :) HOW WONDERFUL OF YOUR FRIEND TO THINK OF YOU :)

XO~MARI

Sandi said...

I adore your little sugary rabbits. They are just too sweet! Your cloche is beautiful and I love your planter full of flowers as well. Do you poke holes in the bottom of the plastic for drainage? Beautiful blog!
Blessings~

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

How absolutely charming your cloche is Bella!! LOVE the little lamb and pretty flowers and your Rose Cottage home is just delightful- such a sweet gift!! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

Sherry said...

What a pretty display under your cloche. I love the flowers with the little lamb and the mirror reflecting it all. And, what a sweet little Rose Cottage! It really suits your blog. How sweet of Cindy to send it. Thanks for linking it up!
Sherry

Casa das Bonecas de Pano de Ipiabas said...

Olá Bella passei pra te ver e te desejar uma linda semana com muito carinho Leila

rosarod said...

Hi Bella, what a precious arrangement within the bell jar, the lamb with those purple flowers look great, that's a color that identifies the spring, Greetings, Rose Marie