Mar 7, 2013

Fresh Spring Beginnings...

Today I packed up winter,
bid it farewell...
 

my mantle stands bare,
ready to be filled with spring things...
 
A Fresh Spring Begining...


a new sign is my beginning...
 
"life began in a garden" 
 
and if you have known me for more than a minute,
you know
 most of my inspiration is
from the garden... 


another beginning...
 
 
the brass birdcage
that sits in the corner of my parlor,
became an impromptu drying rack last fall...
 



today,
 I tucked a little gathered nest inside...
 


cradled a clutch of eggs,
in a downy bed...
 


 a canopy of roses...
 
 
I am eager
to see what grows...
 
 
sweet spring dreams
to you my friends..
 
tonight I am joining,
and
 
Thanks for stopping by...

26 comments:

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Luv the birdcage with the dried roses and the sweet little nest inside.
Hugs, Gee

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

The roses are so sweet on your birdcage! What a wonderful idea! It's the perfect spot for a nest. Is there something new about your mantel window? I don't remember it being so fancy! Sweet! Looking forward to more to come. xx

Olga said...

Bella, the cage with roses and sweet little nest looks so romantic. Great photos!
I'm looking forward to seeing your beautiful roses and other flowers this spring and summer.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Love your bird cage and roses. I am like you so ready for spring. Roses have lots of buds and iris are starting to bloom. Can hardly wait to see your gardens.
Have a great weekend.
Mary

Junkchiccottage said...

I love the bird cage with the dried roses and the little bird nest inside. Very sweet.
Kris

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Love your spring decorating--that nest is so sweet1

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Hi Bella ~ lovely post. Everything looks so spring-like! Thanks for sharing!

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Hi Bella ~ lovely post. Everything looks so spring-like! Thanks for sharing!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

So pretty, Bella. Love the french garden banner. Your roses dried so beautifully. I do alright with the hydrangeas but my roses, not so good. What is your secret?..Happy Thursday..Judy

Rose L said...

Such a lovely Victorian look.

Grace A. said...

NICE PICTURES THANK YOU
Grace (www.zeit-fuer-dich.blogspot.de)

Ineke van den Akker said...

Wow! Just LOVE this!

NanaDiana said...

Bella- No matter what you do it is always beautiful. Love that sweet little nest and the roses on the bird cage xo Diana

MY SHABBY FRENCH LIFE said...

so so nice ! For the moment here in France spring is only in our hearts and homes : cold cold cold...
xoxo from PARIS

Pamela Gordon said...

What a sweet idea for your birdcage. It looks very pretty. Enjoy your weekend.

Karen said...

Beautiful dreams of Spring, Bella. Lovely, sweet birdcage and can't wait to see what surprises you have for your mantle. Enjoy this beautiful weekend! xoxo

The Rosegarden in Malevik said...

Hi Bella
I think this post is really Romantic
I hope everything is ok....
and do not miss.....

SATURDAY SHOW OFF

it is FUN :)
Welcome
Håkan ( The Roseman)

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Love your beautiful pictures, wow you sure can tell spring is on it's way and your photos are what thats all about...so pretty

Diane Jordan said...

Hi lovely lady.
I also love the birdcage with the dried roses and the sweet little nest inside. You did a Beautiful job putting this together great Idea. I have been missing for three moths off my Tablescapes but Im back now. I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your family.
XXOO Diane

Mom E. said...

So pretty!'
I feel much beetter about my flowers I have left drying on the baker's rack every year! I love dried flowers, always have!
Hugs,
Betsy

Meta said...

Längtar till våren när jag ser dina fina bilder, men snart är den här även hos oss i Sverige. Även om vi inatt har-10 grader och -4 på dagen efter en fin vecka med sol.
Pleace I be happy if yoy can have a translate on your blogg, you have it on layout.
Ha en fin vecka du med
Kram Meta

Roselle said...

So enchanting, Bella! I know your mantle is "waiting" for Spring pretties, but the simple beauty of it is lovely too! Too cold here in NJ to be inspired yet to decorate for Spring! I will just blog hop and drool! LOL
Roselle

Haworth said...

Lovely images, Bella. It's wonderful to have Spring so near, and to know we can start fresh and wait for everything to be new again.

Bonnie Hitchcock said...

Love the refection of the chandelier in the mirror. Pretties!

Debbie said...

The canopy of roses over the nest in the birdcage is gorgeous!
You always bring a smile to my face, Bella.
xo

Debra Oliver said...

oh so pretty! I agree, the garden is the best inspiration!