Jan 6, 2012

The Old, the New and the Now?

Keeping old bits from the garden
around the house in the winter is the normal,
around here anyway...

I especially like petals scattered
around candles...

memories of days gone by,
a romantic nod to the past...

a few fresh new blooms
tucked in around the house
add life to a winters day...

how can you not
feel the warm sun on your face
when you inhale...

as for the now..

is it spring already?
have I overslept?

or are they teasing us...

the stores are rolling out the racks,
cyclamen,  pansies and primroses...

too tempting not to indulge a bit...

when really
I am still hoping for snow!


Have a Great Weekend!


Kim@My Fairytale Cottage said...

Very Pretty!
-Kim :)

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...


Beautiful pix :)
... very pretty.

Greetings from Australia♥

LV said...

I is not supposed to be spring yet, but we had 75 degrees today. It will not last. At least, I got the yard cleaned up. I enjoyed seeing all your various pinks.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Look at your darling princess bunny! She certainly looks springy with the cyclamen in that gorgeous little pot. I had the thought today that we would have an early spring. But that's probably just because it's so pretty. Spring can actually be nasty here, so I shouldn't hope for that! But I can enjoy your beautiful post!

One Heart said...

Absolutely beautiful. My husband called me on his way home tonight and asked what color of roses I would prefer. I wish every question was that easy. ;)

Susan said...

Oh, what a pretty post, Bella. I LOVE your scattered petals around the candle. Great idea. Everything is so pretty. And pink roses? My favorites. Thanks for a lovely peek at such delightful images. Susan

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I can't wait for Spring! This weekend is surpose to be up to 45 degrees and I'm all excited about that! I hope to clear out some of the old dead stuff and get ready for the new!

Bama Girl said...

I'm enjoying our spring-like weather here; it got up to 65 degrees today! The vase with the cyclamen is so pretty! I love the rose petals, too! Have a nice weekend! Blessings from Bama!

Linda said...

Hi Bella,
What a wonderful tease...beautiful bunny with tiara.
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

June said...

I'm so happy to see that you keep your dried flowers out all winter too. To me they are as pretty as the fresh flowers...sometimes prettier.
And speaking of pretty, Daisy and Berry are the loveliest girls. Oh it make me miss my sweet whippet Desi.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Beautiful post. It's been like Spring around here for the last few days and it's been really nice, but looking forward to more cold weather next week. We had such a hot summer last year, so I'm loving the cold for now!
hugs~~~ Daphne

The Rosegarden in Malevik said...

Hi Lovley Bella :)
now it is soon spring,,,,,
and do not miss......




It is FUN :)
HÃ¥kan ( The Roseman)

Olivia said...

Love every pic Bella and that rabbit is just too cute!

Yasmin Smith said...

What a beautiful post on this dreary, rainy day!! I love all of the pinks....and the rabbit is precious!! Those pale pink roses in the white pitcher are lovely, too!
Spring??? We have more than two months left of winter :0( Might as well make the best of it...like you have done!
Thanks for sharing! Happy Pink Saturday!!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

So pretty Bella! Love the pink roses! Happy new Year!


Pat's Pink Apron said...

What a sweet post! I love the rabbit with the crown on! Happy Pink Saturday! Pat

Carolyn Robbins said...

What a lovely blog, Bella. Happy Pink Saturday!

Nancy said...

Great idea to keep dried flowers scattered around.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Fishtail Cottage said...

love seeing the flowers in your post...such a pretty site this time of year! hope you are having a fabulous start to the New Year!

K. Barber said...

I stumbled upon your post the beginning of Dec. and have enjoyed your holiday celebration since then. I can just smell the roses.

chubskulit said...

Oh the joy of visiting blogs on weekend, everything you see is gorgeous and sweet. I love it!

Come see my PINK, when you get a chance. Have a great weekend!

Elna said...

The roses are lovely and I like the little rabbit.


Roselle said...

No snow!
LOVE the tiara on the bunny!
In your first pic, what is that cute little piece that looks like a mini hand held mirror? I want one!
I've been MIA for a bit but I am almost back to normal (whatever THAT is) and hope to visit you and all my other favs more often! Looking forward to the coming months filled with beauty and inspiration!

Becca's Dirt said...

The roses are lovely. Is it spring already? It sure feels like it.

Gayle said...

Love the little bouquets scattered around. I chatted with a man in an antique store up on the plateau today, he is a retired meteorologist and said we have a new weather pattern coming in bringing snow to the mountains and maybe the low lands. Who knows...maybe? We can hope!

Liz said...

Hi Bella,
I just ordered my DA catalog. I can't wait!
Thank you for mentioning it in your previous post.

I am still holding on to our little bit of cool weather that we have left. It is flying by.