May 6, 2011

Cherry Blossoms & A New Look....

The birds are singing in the trees,
so why not on my new blog header!

I decided to have a bit of a spring makeover
and Karen Valentine designed
 this divine new header and page bar for me!

I couldn't be happier!
I love working with Karen,
she does beautiful work
and is so easy to work with...

If you are in need of a spring makeover too,
let Karen build you a beautiful blog!...

Today,  around the garden
I felt the change...

it was raining.. no big surprise there,
but it was a soft spring rain...
and it is warmer,
the combination is pushing all the fragrance
 of the spring flowers down....

The windows are open and it smells amazing!
a heady delight...

(click photos to enlarge)

I couldn't resist the Kwanzan Cherry Blossoms
so I brought in a bouquet...

the aqua blue of the Mason jar
compliments the pink so well...

I copied this beautiful graphic from an old advertising card
from the Graphics Fairy...

what is cheerier than a Cherry Blossom?

not much!

I hope you have found a bit of cheer today!!
Have a great weekend :-)

I am joining...

Thanks for stopping by today!


Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Bella, I like your new header and yes, Karen is the best.
I've been so busy in the garden myself between rain showers that I haven't been on the computer much.
Your garden is looking lush and pretty as ever.

Sarah said...

Bella, your new header is truly lovely. I can just imagine how gorgeous your garden is with those cherry trees in bloom.
You can send us some of your rain showers. ;-)
Hugs to you ~ Sarah

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Bella, Love the new header. Beautiful cherry blooms, they look lovely in the aqua mason jar. Happy PS.

Atelier de Charo said...

Love the new header, so sweet!

Happy Pink Saturday!


raggygirlvintage said...

So pretty, I am in love with blue mason jars, they are so versatile!

Cat & Cricket said...

Bella~ it looks gorgeous! She did my old blog before it got lost in google world...
Have a wonderful weekend!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Woo Hoo! Very, very nice! It's kinda funny not seeing your place anymore tho. I wish it wasn't so hard to do stuff like a new header. Your blossoms are cherry! Such a pretty label too! xx

Sherri said...

Bella, those cherry blossoms are so beautiful!! They look like pink clouds. I love that you put them in a blue mason jar and added the graphic just wonderful!! Have a great weekend!

Maleviks Rosenträdgård said...

Hi Bella
Your new Header is just wonderful :)
Me Like :)
Wish the best
and do not miss t




Håkan ( The Roseman)

lynne said...

Happy Pink Saturday
Beautiful photographs. Thank you for sharing.

Cindy said...

Your header is beautiful Bella! Love your cherry blossoms and they do look amazing in your sweet blue jar!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Jacalyn @ said...

Your new blog header is gorgeous!!!!! And, I agree with you in that there's not much prettier than a pink flower in an aqua vase! Love it!


LV said...

Everything coming up roses at your place. Love the header and your post.

Char said...

Hello Bella and a very Happy Pink Saturday.
I think your header is lovely. A great job by Karen!!
Love the cherry blossoms. I hope you have a wonderful Happy Mother's Day weekend, Char

Marianne said...

The cherry blossom is absolutely lovely,'re right, it's very hard to top that.

Have a glorious day,

Victorian1885 said...

Love the new Romantic!

Heather at Dusty Bay said...

I like your new look! Have a great weekend Bella!

Casa Bella said...

You have a beautiful blog!



I LOVE the new look. And your beautiful pink blossoms are divine as well.


Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Hi Bella,
Love the new header! So pretty!
I love cherry blossoms too....they are so delicate and fanciful to me!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Bella,

The cherry blossoms are divine! I had no late hard freezes this year so all of the trees have leafed out abundantly! Your new look is beautiful. Thanks so much for visiting with me.

Pink Sparkles,
Stephanie ♥

Sarah said...

Beautiful! I recently picked up 7 blue jars from a yard sale and filled them with pink cherry beautiful!

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Bella, happy Pink Saturday. I came by way of French Laundry. Love your cherry blossoms. They look almost like little peonies. I have pink peonies of which I must have taken a bazillion photos of today and hope to post about later this week. Have a wonderful wonderful week. ~ Lynn @thevintagenest

Farah Muzaffar said...

HI Bella ... love your new look... it matches to the mood of your blog ... looks very appealing... hmm Cherry blossom... sweet post with sweet thoughts lovely...
Hope you would like to feel the beauty and fragrance of flowers at

Sesè said...

Hello Bella, I am Sesè and I write from Tuscany in Italy. You have a beautiful blog, romantic way I like it.

Hugs and see you soon ...

Charlene said...

I see you are another happy customer of Karen's designing... LOVE her!!!! We just went to Round Top together (see some photos on my blog of her shopping her heart out!). I LOVE your blog... in fact I'm going to add you to my sidebar so I can keep up with your beautiful posting. HUGS!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Beautiful header, Bella! I love your cherry blossoms too. They are such a splendid colour! Hope you're having a lovely week.


Stephanie said...

What a pretty blog. I love the flowers. This is such a wonderful time of year.

I invite you to come visit my blog....I'm giving away something pretty!

Take Care,


Kathy said...

Hello Bella,
My neighbor has three Cherry trees - they've long finished blooming - love seeing spring blooms in my friend's blogs! this is a lovely vignette with the vintage jar,
I love the images from Graphics Fairy - lovely,
Hope you have a wonderful day,